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Old 03-28-2001, 12:49 AM   #1
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I have a chance to buy a compleat shop manual set for $200.00... This set has like 3 or 4 books to it... I would like to buy it but i would like to no if this is too steep of a price for this set... All of these books are the books that the FORD Dealers used in 1985...
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Old 03-28-2001, 01:00 AM   #2
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Well how much does Helm want for new manuals?

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Old 03-28-2001, 10:28 AM   #3
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Wow! $200 sounds very pricey! Just for the sake of argument I bought the set of Chrysler Manuals I needed when I had one of those back in the early 90's. It was just what you are looking at getting. I Paid like $40 give or take for the set of 3 or four books.
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Old 03-28-2001, 07:27 PM   #4
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Huum, I guess that i want be buying them then.. The only thing that i no is that i was told the set is a Master set for the Mustang's in 1985... Thanks for the info, and saveing me the $200.00 bucks, besides i can use the money for other things on my car anyway... And Thanks again
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There are plenty of good books for reading up on what you got. I like the Haynes Manual for Mustang & Capri 1979-1993.
There isn't anything wrong with the Ford Service Manuals except that over inflated price you got. I'd try swap meets, and places like that if you are serious about collecting the set.
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Old 03-29-2001, 12:14 AM   #6
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the service manuals are very pricey helms wants $70 for one of the books for my 86 gt...and if you plan or do do all your work i would suggest getting them because those haynes/chiltons suck compaired to the actual service manuals

the way i look at it is its either a headache figuring out how something works because it(haynes/chilton) isn't detailed enough or a simple look in the book to know exactly what tools you need and what to do.
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Old 04-01-2001, 03:18 PM   #7
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I could understand the $200 asking price if the set included the Emissions Manual, the Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual & the Wiring Diagrams for the '85 model year. These books are out of print now which has added to their value.
I don't think I would pay that much myself but I would be willing to pay $50 for the Emissions Manual & The Electrical & Vacuum Manual just to have them to complete the partial set the previous owner gave me when I bought the car.
There is a lot of aftermarket info out there on 5.0 Mustangs & IMO that makes the Ford manuals less valuable for anything else other then as a collectable item.
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Wow, I got every manual possible for my 86GT for free(wiring diagrams, full shop manual set ect...). It actually came with the car though

200 still sounds pricey. I some of the original Ford manuals at half price books for about $5 a piece.

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Old 04-10-2001, 10:19 PM   #9
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Check out any local car shows etc for automotive literature vendors. I just bought 3 OEM 1988 Mustang Service Manuals in excellent shape for $70 Canadian or roughly $50 U.S. Its worth checking out.
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Well i didn't buy them, and thanks for the advise from every one.. I think i will look elsewhere for these books, so i think i'll be hitting most of the car shows and swap meets when they get started in my area...
And again thanks to every one who responded to my question... Joe
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Old 04-11-2001, 07:27 PM   #11
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Joe, Try this place. I just got an e-mail from Helm saying they can't help me but gave me this web site to try. It might be worth a shot? http://www.autobooksbishko.com/
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