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Old 04-17-2001, 11:30 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone purchased any of the books, and how detailed they are ? Is it worth the money? Anyone?
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Old 04-17-2001, 01:55 PM   #2
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Those books are a complete waste of money (IMHO) if you have access to this place. There is everything here that the books have, plus a way to interact with people who know what they're talking about if you have a question or problem.

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Old 04-17-2001, 01:57 PM   #3
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If you're referring to Mustang Performance Handbook and Mustang Performance Handbook 2 by William Mathis(of Slot Car Racing), I own both books and they're worth every penny.

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Old 04-17-2001, 03:53 PM   #4
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Glad to hear it about the Mustang Performance Handbook Mick, I just ordered my copy on Sunday. Should be here tomorrow hopefully. One question, I am a novice to all this. Is the book going to be over my head, or is it good for beginners?
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Old 04-17-2001, 05:30 PM   #5
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Mustang Performance Handbook is pretty good for beginners and those used to just doing bolt-ons. It deals with a number of subjects from bumper to bumper and also some fabrication diagrams are included. Mustang Performance Handbook 2 is a lot more indepth, dealing with chassis and suspension modification and fabrication. It includes a lot of fabrication diagrams. If you can find "Mustang 5.0L Performance Handbook" in bookstores(I believe it's out of print) by Peter Sessler, it is geared much more towards novices than the Mathis books are. The Mathis books are excellent though.

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Old 04-21-2001, 09:57 AM   #6
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The books are great. I've got "The Official Mustang 5.0 Reference ... Handbook" & the "Mustang Performance I" with the "Mustang Performance II" on the way.
These books have helped me to clarify a lot of stuff I have seen here and elsewhere.
I have been working on cars for a long time & I have learned a lot of new tricks from reading them.

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'91 H-Pipe
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Energy Suspension Poly bushings in rack,shock tower & sway bar
Many new parts in Suspension,Drivetrain & EEC IV
Paint job & complete exterior restoration to OEM,
Maximum Motorsports strut tower brace & subframe connectors,
8.8 3.55 diff,
2 1/2 SS X-pipe,
JBA Egual-length Shorties,
Front & Rear Disc Brake Upgrade.

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