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Unread 02-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Which Manual is better? Haynes or Chiltons?

Title says it all.

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Unread 02-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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I have both, plus a Clymer.

All of them have good and bad points. If one does not have what I am looking for, then another one might have it.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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This is as good as it gets.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/84...27/index2.html
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Unread 02-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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Get the Rebuilders manual by Moses Ludel. My copy is very grease stained from a lot of use.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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Thanks. The links are great. If I'm needing a manual for torque specs for an amc 360 and am only going to get one manual, which should it be?
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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Chilton's.

Clymers have been out of print (bugger - they were good!) and Haynes sucks for domestics.

Check around on eBay - you can often score secondhand manuals for Jeeps there for a nominal price, and Bishko Autobooks does legal/licensed reprints of quite a bit (I just scored a service manual for a Dodge M500 motorhome chassis from them - I think it was about forty bucks, for a new reprint.) Bishko sells through eBay and their own website.

The AMC360 was used in the J-Series, SJ, and some "performance" AMC passenger cars - I think the AMX, Matador, and Javelin all used it.

Also, check my site - in the Tech section, I've been putting up specs gleaned from FSMs I've been collecting, and I probably have specs for the AMC360 in there somewhere. All specifications on my site are taken from factory literature, and I use it for a ready reference myself.

If I have the torque specs, I'm sure I'll be able to dig up torque sequences (important for the cylinder head and intake) with a little lead time. I'm working on a site re-org, and I'll probably put those up as part of it.

Link to my site in sig.
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