Which is the better repair manual?
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Chilton's
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Best aftermarket repair manual
#1
Wrench 
Which is better Haynes or Chiltons? ...or another brand? Ford shop manuals don't count.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#2
Don,
As me and my dad restored many american classics we have many workshop manuals laying around in the workshop.
I love to use the original factory manuals , and most other manuals that i have are from Haynes.

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#3
Chiltons, if you can find the original hard bound version.
I use the original Ford shop manuals mostly. They have the
most detail but are also subject to interpretation.

mike

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#4
I have an old "Motor" repair manual from back in the 70's. It is a big hard bound manual that covers from 1969 through 1976. It has very detailed information.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#5
+1 on the "Motor" manuals. Much better than Haynes or Chiltons. Chuck
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#6
I use the Haynes manual for my Mach1. It is the old one with 280 pages. Can't find that one any more. It is almost worn out.
Jim

drive it like you stole it
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#7
I have a set of pristine factory manuals but was wondering which after market one to get greasy in the shop.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#8
Use the factory manuals. I've found great information in both Hayes and Chiltons but hate the fact that what one lacks, the other has. Never had that problem with the factory manuals. What I did was buy the CD of the factory manual and print off the pages that I'm working on at the time. I then punch them and put them in a 3 ring binder and at the end have a full printed set with CD back up.

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#9
I use the forum! Tongue

Seriously!!... between you guys and what i can find in the internet i'm almost able to do anything i need for now Smile



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#10
droptop73;42876 Wrote:I have an old "Motor" repair manual from back in the 70's. It is a big hard bound manual that covers from 1969 through 1976. It has very detailed information.
+ 1 on the " Motor " manuals, Have some dating back to 1953. Don't really use them anymore since they are so old and brittle, But in my younger days all i ever used

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