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Old 03-08-2021, 09:19 AM
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Been doing some heavy reading. I have these covering late 30s to the 80s. Lots of invaluable information!
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:42 AM
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:44 PM
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I have 2 volumes from 36 to 80s I believe. They come in handy...
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:52 PM
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I've got a stack of them. 32 to late 70s, I believe. The print is a lot smaller than it used to be. When I was writing manuals for Freightliner, I always tried to pattern my instructions after these fine books. We did tend to go into more detail though. As a matter of fact, we went into so much detail that a lot of techs laughed at us for it.
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:13 PM
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I think I have a couple of those out in the shop too. I was going to take pictures of them today, but forgot all about it. Is memory somehow tied to the shrinking text size that you speak of?
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Old 03-09-2021, 06:22 AM
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I think I have a couple of those out in the shop too. I was going to take pictures of them today, but forgot all about it. Is memory somehow tied to the shrinking text size that you speak of?
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Old 03-09-2021, 06:45 AM
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Back in the day I knew exactly where all the car repair manuals were at the library. Jim
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Old 03-09-2021, 07:37 AM
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still got a bunch and still use them once in a while. Black stains on many pages bring back memories.

Driving old mopars in this country was true passion back then...
The only parts in stock were spark plugs... no one knew what you were talking about and the ones that did would rob you. Ordering and paying parts in the usa was challenging to say the least. I spent a Hemi Cuda worth in phone bills to get info and parts...
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:56 AM
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wait???!!! there was a time before the internet?????

hahahaha, I remember. it was a better time and place!!
my dad has a huge collection of shop manuals!
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Old 03-09-2021, 09:08 AM
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I use to have a few.

But right now I do have the online manual for my Chev. I can use the keyboard and no greasy ripped pages..
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