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#225992 - 02/24/10 10:01 PM is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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http://www.autobarn.net/hay36082.html

I'll probably get the ford ones at some point, but i figured this was a cheap place to start.


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#225993 - 02/25/10 04:42 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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They are nowhere near the factory manuals. I have a couple for other cars.

You may?? find them cheaper at Half Price Books.


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#225994 - 02/25/10 11:27 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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I found a Chiltons manual for the T/C at half price books. It was in new condition and has alot of good info even for the Teves abs and the PRC. It shows how to disassemble the interior and has decent wiring diagrams.


Dom Z
88 T/C med grey. 140 MPH Speedo, Kirban FPR, Gillis valve,Tripminder, K&N.
87 T/C Silver, Auto (project Daily driver)
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#225995 - 03/19/10 09:06 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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i have that haynes manual its pretty good


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#225996 - 04/22/10 05:45 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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I have the Hayns, Chiltons, and Ford factory manuals. They all have good and bad points. Like Pete says, the Ford manual is the is the most detailed and complete, but it's so big (3 volumes, 1 supplement)it's sometimes hard to locate what you want. I bought the set on eBay for $65.
The Hayns and Chiltons manuals lack some details, but they are a lot better than nothing, and they sometimes have shortcuts and useful procedures not in the Ford manual. Got mine at Half Price books for less than $10 each


Lonestar7

1988 Black/Red TC, 5 Speed, 92,400miles (on 4/14/2012). KYB Shocks And Struts, 140MPH Speedo, CHE Rear Control Arms, Otherwise Stock.

2005 Volkswagon Golf GLS 1.9L TDI Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual, InMotion Stage II Chip Tuning

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4, 5.9L Cummings Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual

1988 Firebird Formula 350, 350ci Tuned Port Injection, 700R4 Auto
#225997 - 04/22/10 06:51 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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I bought the factory set on ebay.

thanks for the feedback


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2010 LeMons: 21st @ Capitol Offense, 17th @ Detroit Bull Oil Grand Prix.
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2- 87 TCs, 1 88 TC, future race and support vehicles
#225998 - 05/13/10 01:51 AM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all?  
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Kinda late but anyone needing info as far as shop books ect for Turbocoupes... please e-mail me or shoot me a message ...I own a shop in Bristol TN and I have full axcess to Mitchell on demand which is a direct copy of Ford manuals... hope this helps... Brian S.


88 TC .. 255 F pump... K&N Air filter... Gillis...Adj Fuel press reg...T45 5spd ... 3.73 8.8 rear 3" single exhaust...No cat!!
#247067 - 02/03/15 05:46 AM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all? [Re: matt f]  
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I bought my Haynes Manual in 1991 right after I bought my TC. It's got a grey cover and says it's for 1983-1988 Thunderbirds, and is an EXCELLENT source of information (especially when combined with the shop manuals). I know that later ones include ALL the post-TC T-Birds, and are less helpful. I've used mine so much the spine glue came apart some years ago...I used a three-hole punch and stuck it in a three-ring binder. It's also where I keep my greatly detailed maintenance records.


1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Bought in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 tranny swap, 4 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
#247069 - 02/03/15 06:11 AM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all? [Re: matt f]  
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Older repair manuals are much better than anything current. I have a Chilton, Haynes, Clymer, and Factory Shop Manuals for both birds. Sometimes it's just easier to use one of the smaller books than trying to search through the factory books.


Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
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'66 Mustang Coupe
#249595 - 10/04/15 07:10 PM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all? [Re: B]  
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Ford (and the other car manufacturers) are infamous for listing specially designed tools to assist in repair jobs. One of the things I like best about the Haynes manual is the alternate suggestions you're presented with as possible substitutes for those tools.

I usually consult the Ford manuals first, then take a look at the Haynes for more information.

I know this is an older post...hopefully my comment can prove helpful to someone in the future.


1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Bought in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 tranny swap, 4 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
#251052 - 05/08/16 06:49 AM Re: is this haynes manual helpful at all? [Re: matt f]  
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The Haynes manual has gotten me through everything I've ever done on my TC. Procedures are sometimes not perfect or optimal, but beats the hell out of nothing and has torque specs. Very good when you don't know what you're doing (me).


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