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Old 03-17-2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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What is the best service repair manual one can purchase for 1940 production year. Recommendations appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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I have owned my 40 since 1963 and have use these 4 books more often than I can count. They are priceless. Buy all 4.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motors-Auto...sAAOSwT69bLPNr

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-1940-F...UAAOSwm51cjCFi
and this parts list book manual.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mercur...UAAOSwe~lcDBom

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-48-For...sAAOSwgyxWW3qT

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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This is a must. Be sure to get the 1935 -48 model year coverage. Great section on Fords.
So what is that, a Motors repair manual???
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So what is that, a Motors repair manual???
Opps! Forgot to include the related info.
It's correct now.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:51 AM   #5
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Two of the above are included with others on a CD.
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The best one I have is the one that states "Ford Service Manual" on top. It is based on a wartime Canadian technical manual along with a lot of other Ford information. It is a big book. It has 458 pages and over 500 illustrations. It is green with the V8 piston, crankshaft, and valve assemblies on the cover.
https://www.amazon.com/1939-1948-Ser.../dp/B0019M9O3M

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Old 03-18-2019, 07:37 AM   #7
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The Motor Manuals can Purchased at swap meets. They are not rare and can cost about $$5 to $10. The guy that sell manuals does not have them because they are so common.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:19 PM   #8
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In addition, the original printed manuals are readible. Whereas digitally scanned media are scanned at limited dots per inch. I go to my computer manual for quick information but often revert to my original factory printed book for illustrations.

I don't know why so many digital scanners use inadequate dots per inch, perhaps it's the small file size. Sure doesn't say much for their commitment of quality for their customers. Incidentally I was pleased to pay $100 for the last Mercury Lincoln manual I got at a swap meet.
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Personally I like printed, I prefer. Have it flipped open on the bench. But to be fair you can print the cd too if you have the ink. Manuals and books are a great investment if you are serious about it. More is better.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #10
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Faxons in Riverside, CA is another good source for manuals for all makes.
https://www.faxonautoliterature.com/
3901 Carter Ave # 2, Riverside, CA 92501

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Yes, FAXON is excellent. Good quality. Easy to read. Durable.
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