: Suggested Manuals
Aug 17th, 04, 08:26 PM
All, I just bought my first Camaro, and am wondering are there any manuals or other publications that make good reference material that should be a must have/read for someone who owns/works on their Camaro?
Specifically I am looking for anything addresses how to assemble/work on the interior/dash. Anything that has wiring diagrams and addresses any about the body would also be good.
Aug 18th, 04, 03:36 AM
The 1969 Camaro Assembly Manual is a must have.
Aug 18th, 04, 07:58 AM
agree to getting assembly manual, that covers everything Chevrolet did, NOT Fisher body
As important as the assembly manual are the factory (NOT Haynes, Mitchell, Motors or Chiltons) shop manuals
there are three the factory issued:
(http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7915112866 shows both, they are CHEAP on ebay, make them ship them "Media Mail" they won't cost more than $5 to ship)
deals with rebuilding all things mechanical-trans, engine, rear end, etc
Car service manual
deals with MOST items from a r&r and service (not overhaul) issue
does not give tolerances for rear axle play or the like, does tell how to adjust the front wheel bearing, replace the brakes, tune the car, etc MOST of the items you would undertake yourself
deals with the cowl back, all items Fisher Body built. Does NOT cover the instrument panel but DOES cover the doors, glass, trim, etc
all these can be found CHEEEP on ebay, buying a used one will not detract from the function of the manual
They are still avail new from the printer for ~ $60 each and the Fisher Body manual is repo'd for $25
Aug 18th, 04, 12:08 PM
Jim R., Where to get a new Chassis Overhaul manual? Rick's says it is "out of print".
Aug 18th, 04, 06:19 PM
You don't buy them from Rick's, you get them directly form the source, helm.com
buy a used one off ebay for much less
Aug 18th, 04, 06:53 PM
Gentlemen, thank you for the quick response. I will certainly start scrounging for the suggested manuals. I guess Ebay will become my friend.
Aug 18th, 04, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Gary L:
Jim R., Where to get a new Chassis Overhaul manual? Rick's says it is "out of print". hello gary l,
year one still has them at $33.95 for the
1969 chevy chassis overhaul manual (new).
thats where i got mine for my 68 and i just
wanted to let you know about it.
thanks for your time
Aug 18th, 04, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by 69Project:
Gentlemen, thank you for the quick response. I will certainly start scrounging for the suggested manuals. I guess Ebay will become my friend. hello 69Project,
are you looking new or used copies of the
a) 1969 factory assembly manual
b) 1969 chassis overhaul manual
c) 1969 chassis service manual
d) 1969 body by fisher service manual
i will send you an e-mail with some info
on the above books ok.
thanks for your time
Aug 19th, 04, 01:23 AM
I watched ebay for "1969 Chevrolet Manual" (not "Camaro") I ended up getting them for under 10 each.
Aug 19th, 04, 03:05 AM
I just got a new basket case project car (V8 Corvair)that I have no idea where all these parts go. I bought 3 manuals and read them all BEFORE diving in. I took them on vacation with me and read them sitting on a beach in the sun. You have no idea how much you will learn from them. When I got back I was able to whiz through
the different parts knowing what and where they belong.
Aug 19th, 04, 08:48 PM
try searching 69 Chevy and 69 Chevrolet and 1969 Chevy too, no telling how they will be listed
$10 each is a great price