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I've got 2 reproduction manuals. Thought i had lost mine, so I ordered a second one, and of course then I found it.

The reproduction manuals look like photocopies and a lot of the images have too much contrast, missing detail. I assume it's the reproduction, or are the originals like that too.
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I'm very well pleased with the reproduction shop manual I got. Pages are white, not yellow. Print is darker, better for this old man to see!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:58 AM
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I use my reproduction for daily use, and have the original put away to try to preserve it. The photocopies aren't too good for the pictures on some pages, but I can go back to the original if necessary for more detail. It looks like they optimized the scanning settings for the black and white text at the expense of a good copy of the pictures.
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Compered to what you guys posted, mine definitely looks like a repro. I also have the digital version on my PC. I can do a quick reference with my paper version and print out pages from my digital version when I'm working on the car. It's nice to have a disposable set of instructions that you don't need to worry about getting greasy prints on.
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The moon was big and bright tonight so I decided to take out the tripod and practice some night photography.


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Old 03-08-2012, 08:26 AM
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Cool!
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Very cool look....

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Here in NY the weather was beautiful yesterday so I decided to drop the fuel tank on the bird.





I soaked the drain plug, fuel line nut and tank strap bolts with some liquid wrench. The drain plug was completely frozen. I even tried vice grips but all that did was round it out. I ended up draining the tank from the fuel inlet. I also managed to kink the fuel line so that will have to be replaced also. The one thing that I thought was going to give me trouble didnt; the tank strap hardware came off without any issues.


The more fuel that came out the nastier it smelt.


Once I got the tank out and completely drained, I could hear all the sediment and crud sloshing around in there.


Next weekend Im going to wire brush the undercarriage from the differential back, give it two coats of semi-gloss POR-15 and install the new tank and sending unit.
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That rear bumper seems to have been jacked up a few times to many. You know you could use the one from the 58?
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That rear bumper seems to have been jacked up a few times to many. You know you could use the one from the 58?
The 58' is long gone. The rear pumper had a crease in the middle of it anyway. I should be able to have this one straightened out before sending it our for chrome. Someone also decided to jack the rear end up from the spare tire bulge on the trunk pan. They left a nice sized dent there.
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