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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Very likely both of the aftermarket books as well as the service manuals, and possible even parts catalogues can be found through abebooks.com


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Do these books contain distributor info? Like recurve and advance.

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75plyduster wrote:
Do these books contain distributor info? Like recurve and advance.


They'll have some information on distributors and tuning. Recurve instructions can be found in this forum.

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 Post subject: which year manuals?
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I have a 74 swinger special edition, but I believe the engine is from a 79 aspen. But it is the super six setup. Would I be fine with just getting all the manuals from 74 or should I get the service manual from 79 for the engine, and the chassis and electrical from 74?


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Get the '74 books. There are some differences in the '79 vs. '74 engine (cast crank instead of forged, peanut taper-seat spark plugs) but you'll get the most useful info out of '74 books. If you need info on the '79 engine specifically, ask here on the board.

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Another place to find automotive literature...flea markets...every one I go to, there's at least one or two guys who have what seems like stacks of old service manuals...and the prices are usually phenomenal. And I scored a flip-top gas cap, a little pitted for $10 last weekend.

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I actually stumbled across a copy of Stockel recently and bought it. Excellent recommendation, Dan. I have several "generic", basic mechanics books, but have to agree that that is among the very best. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

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Ooh. I'm bookmarking this topic. These definitely sound like what I'll need. Has anyone bought there manual on CD? I'm curious as to how that works. I'm assuming it's all PDF files.

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What about the Mopar 6-Cylinder Performance Manual? I found it pretty informative...it even covers the V-6 engines

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armyofchuckness wrote:
Ooh. I'm bookmarking this topic. These definitely sound like what I'll need. Has anyone bought there manual on CD? I'm curious as to how that works. I'm assuming it's all PDF files.


Chuck, my manual is off a CD, and yes it's one large PDF file. Mine is setup so that I can click on each section to get there quickly, and I enjoy the search function so I can find what I need relatively quickly. I usually save the pages I print in case in need them again, unless they get destroyed, in which case the paper gets recycled and I can make nice shiny clean ones when I need them.
I do intend on getting a physical manual at some point for situations when a computer wouldn't be available.
As usual, each option has its own pros and cons.

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Be sure to check around. As I have been looking for my manuals now, I'm finding that a lot of the CD's cost more or as much to get the book somewhere else. But like it was said, they both have their advantages.


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hey dan got a question , in this sticky you say the manuals will tell you everything about the /6 and how every thing works and to repair it but you also say "ON YOUR CAR" can you tell me if this applies to 83 dodge d150 trucks also. thanks for your help so far. steve


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Yes, by "car" I meant "vehicle". Passenger car, van, truck, whatever.

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Picked up a 1974 copy of the Stockel book. Hardbound ex-classroom textbook. Cost me $4, and $3.99 of that was shipping. Haven't gotten into it much, but just skimming it makes me excited to dig in.


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I picked up a FSM for my '65 Dart. It really hasn't been much help. The one time that I needed it, the picture was backwards and the description was lacking. I fine my vintage Chiltons to be more useful.


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