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1966 Comet, Falcon, Fairlane and Mustang Shop Manual

1966 Comet, Falcon, Fairlane and Mustang Shop Manual

1966 Comet, Falcon, Fairlane and Mustang Shop Manual

  • 1966 FORD & MERCURY REPAIR SHOP & SERVICE MANUAL CD-ROM – COVERS: Mustang, Ford Falcon, Futura, Fairlane, Ranchero, Comet, Capri, Caliente, Cyclone Station Wagons 66
  • Measuring 8 ½ by 11, this manual has 770 pages of specifications, wiring diagrams, illustrations, photographs and guided instructions covering: wheels, tires, brakes, steering, suspension, axles, drive shaft, manual transmission, clutch, automatic transmission, engine, ignition system, fuel system, cooling system, exhaust system, starting system, charging system, exterior lights, turn signals, horns, interior lights, instrument panel, clock, ventilating, heating, air conditioning, radio, windshield wiper and washer, seats, windows, doors, hoods, luggage compartment doors, convertible tops, paint, trim, frame, underbody, maintenance schedules, lubrication and regular maintenance procedures.

Title: 1966 Comet, Falcon, Fairlane, and Mustang Shop Manual
Models covered: 1966 Comet, Falcon, Fairlane, and Mustang Author: Ford Motor Company Format: CD-ROM Pages: 775 Requirements: CD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader Activation: Activation required. Product may be activated on three (3) computers Operating System: Windows or MAC Manufacturer: Forel Publishing Company, LLC Description: This is an electronic reproduction of the original Ford printed manual. This manual contai

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Chrysler Offering Vehicle Apps

Chrysler has started offering vehicle apps in place of manuals for new car buyers. Although it’s not as nice as getting a brand new iPad with new car purchase, it is a step in the right direction for replacing the bulky books that accompany new cars.  Yet another way to look at this technological advance is that it saves the manufacturer money, but costs the consumer in the long run.

To find the value of car manuals one needs to only look so far as the collector car market.  Antique cars, old muscle cars, and any other collector car becomes more valuable if the original books and information are sold with the car.  Even on their own, many manuals for antique cars go for a pretty penny on places like eBay, mainly purchased to ‘complete’ their restoration.

We all know the real reason Chrysler is including an app with each car purchase is because it saves them the money on printing all those books.  It does however allow them to be more thorough, include finer details, and even examples in an electronic format that wouldn’t be possible with traditional print on paper.

The vehicle brands that will be affected first will be Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat, which already include a DVD at purchase time.  Not only has Chrysler taken the big step going electronic with manuals, they are also pushing FloTV, the first mobile television subscription.  Also, new Chrysler vehicles have the option of buying technology that turns their vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot.  Going electronic with a vehicle manual app is the next logical step.  But what will we be selling on eBay in the future when collectors start restoring that 2011 4-Door Jeep Wrangler?

Difference Between Automatic and Manual Performance

The real difference between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission is the way that the vehicle shifts through gears.  On an automatic the driver shifts the gear to drive (or lower set gear) and hits the gas, as speed increases the transmission automatically steps up the gear to keep RPM’s under red line.  However, on a manual, the driver is responsible for shifting between gears to as speed increases to keep from red lining.

Automatic transmissions are preferred amongst the common driver, because of it’s ease of use.  A manual transmission requires coordination between the clutch, throttle, and shifting of gears to provide a smooth ride and not damage the transmission.  However, there are some performance incentives for both automatic and manual transmissions, depending on what role is required.

Automatic Transmissions For Drag Racing

Most bracket drag racers prefer an automatic transmission.  This is because in bracket drag racing consistency counts more than specific times.  Elinating factors like clutch speed and shift speed a racer is able to lay down consistent runs in the quarter or eighth mile runs.  Furthermore, most racing automatic transmissions are equipped with stall converters, which allow a high rpm drop into gear, emulating how a manual transmission would react to immediate high RPMs.

Manual Transmission For Racing

Manual transmissions are preferred for traditional racing applications, where quick gear changes are required to exit turns quickly.  In most cases an automatic transmission could not keep up with a skilled driver using a stick shift.  Properly navigating turns, following the driving line, and exiting fast requires foot work on the clutch and throttle and being able to keep high RPMs no matter the speed.  It truly is an art that requires practice and training.

Difference Between Automatic and Manual Day to Day Driving

It boils down to personal preference on what kind of transmission you would want in a daily driver.  I prefer driving a manual because I feel that I have more control over the vehicle’s direct performance.  For some, like myself, driving a stick shift is an enjoyable experience and comes second nature.

Manual cars and trucks will typically get better gas mileage than an automatic.  That’s because instead of a catch all RPM shift, manual drivers can shift early, to keep RPMs down, thus driving more efficiently.


This has been a post into a series of articles on explaining entry level questions to automotive enthusiasts.

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