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Username Post: Shop manual on CD        (Topic#364402)
Zombie Dave 
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02-19-21 02:58 PM - Post#2814653    

Some reproductive shop manuals are too dark on pages I've found.

I'm thinking about getting one on cd and was wondering if anyone else had and overall, do you feel it's better? My thoughts are I might be able to lighten it before printing. If I'm even able to do that.

Hoping to find a 1951 Fleetline 2 door.


 


rrausch 
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02-19-21 04:24 PM - Post#2814659    
    In response to Zombie Dave

I think the readability of the physical Shop Manual depends on who reproduces it, and how they do it. I got mine from NCA.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
Zombie Dave 
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02-19-21 06:36 PM - Post#2814670    
    In response to rrausch

I've heard that too. I think NCA was one that was suggested.

Hoping to find a 1951 Fleetline 2 door.


 
drtyler 
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02-19-21 06:41 PM - Post#2814671    
    In response to Zombie Dave

I bought one from nca a couple years ago and it was the low quality reproduction.

The good repro has a brown front cover. I will search a bit and see where it came from.



 
RAM_51 
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02-19-21 06:43 PM - Post#2814672    
    In response to Zombie Dave

Always good to get an original...photos are much more clear...eBay is a good source for originals. The green Canadian versions are exactly the same as the U.S. versions. Make sure that it is not a reprint...it usually says so on the first page, but the clarity of the photos is a good indication too. Personally, I prefer the real thing. I took an original to a local bindery and had a heavy lamination put on the front and rear cover and had a plastic spiral binding put on it.



LINK:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-1953-Chevrol et-Passe...

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1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
Zombie Dave 
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02-19-21 07:10 PM - Post#2814674    
    In response to RAM_51

Going for original might be my best option. Still gotta find a car though too. Lol

Hoping to find a 1951 Fleetline 2 door.


 
RAM_51 
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02-19-21 07:35 PM - Post#2814676    
    In response to Zombie Dave

  • Zombie Dave Said:
Going for original might be my best option.


For me, it's nice to be able to pull it down off the shelf and go through it without finding a drive to put a CD in.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
Zombie Dave 
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02-20-21 04:43 AM - Post#2814688    
    In response to RAM_51

This is me too. I like flipping through the pages.

Hoping to find a 1951 Fleetline 2 door.


 
rrausch 
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02-20-21 06:36 AM - Post#2814694    
    In response to Zombie Dave

Me too. I read mine from cover to cover many years ago, when I first got it. It took a few months.

I have the white-cover reprint from NCA.
Except for grease stains, it's very readable.



1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
Keith_Knox 
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02-20-21 03:13 PM - Post#2814737    
    In response to rrausch

I have a reprint that is pretty good for my 1948. Here is a great site that Keith Hardy copied a lot of our manuals. You can print pages from it.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
Airlifter 
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02-22-21 07:26 AM - Post#2814863    
    In response to Keith_Knox

I saw a shop manual on CD on ebay. Don't know about the quality.

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 
Mel Foye 
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02-22-21 11:54 AM - Post#2814882    
    In response to RAM_51

RAM_51 I really like the end result on the manual. Great idea.
The closest I came to an idea like yours was for a Richmond 6 speed. Was in our road course 67 Camaro and in and out a number of times.
I got a good picture of the drivers side. Took it to an office supply place, blew it up to trans size and had it laminated. Think cost was $22. A week later no more QQQs was the twist up or down on that rod?



 
Keith_Knox 
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02-22-21 01:07 PM - Post#2814889    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Forgot the link
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 


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