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4/2/14 4:57pm - Original Message: 'info'
swany 80vette
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I am going to buy a repair manual or whatever you guys think would be the best to get that explains everything wiring, interior, engine, drive train, etc etc. Where should I look and what should I buy.  I need guidance. Maybe then I won't have to bother you guys so much, but don't bet on it ha ha. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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4/2/14 5:07pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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One manual covers ALL of the above...the Factory Service Manual. You can find them on ebay, or usually from one of our Sponsoring Vendors here.
You might also want to get the AIM(Assembly Instruction Manual) for your car. It details how the car is assembled at the factory.
These two books are the #1 purchases a new Corvette owner should have. And...we don't consider it "bothering" anyone....we're here to help. Thumbs Up

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4/2/14 5:12pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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One of the best resources is the Assembly Instruction Manual (AIM) for your model year.  Most of the Corvette parts outlets have them as well as eBay. 
 
As far as bothering anyone here, don't worry about it.  We've put up with Joel for so long he beginning to seem normal...!!!  Wacko  Shocked  LOL 


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4/2/14 9:18pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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Just checked on ebay and they have a few choices for the AIM.

Keep asking questions, the folks on this site are the best.  No snarky or snide remarks, just good, old fashioned help.

Except for me, I'm a little lost most of the time...yes Joel, I said "little"Confused


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4/2/14 9:37pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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1980 c3

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Thanks a million, how about the question , What is for supper ?
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4/2/14 10:42pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Fried Poke chops, tater salad, and peach cobbler.
Next kwestchun....

LOL LOL LOL

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4/3/14 3:13am - Reply: 'Re: info'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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The first is the GM manual.  I did not ask the question you asked when I first got mine and I'm the proud owner of three worthless  repair and maintenance manuals for C3 corvettes.  So worthless I will not even try to sell them to someone else

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4/3/14 8:09am - Reply: 'Re: info'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
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Thumbs Up Black eyed peas, possum jowels, turnup greens, and shufly pie fit for a king! YUM YUM.LOL

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4/3/14 4:36pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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Don't forget about our C3 ebay directory under the "Shop" menu!

You can find this link in there to help you find the book you need:



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4/4/14 7:35pm - Reply: 'Re: info'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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Adam Wartell said: Don't forget about our C3 ebay directory under the "Shop" menu!

You can find this link in there to help you find the book you need:



Great link Adam.

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