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Haynes Manual

Post by jeepman » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:08 pm

O.K. then, we've all got the Haynes Manual for the Capri 2 ( including series 3 ) 74 to 87. The question is how to tell what actually applies to the series 3 then, especially with the wiring diagrams. Thanks, Steve.

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:59 pm

Hi Steve,
For schematic wiring diagrams, you might find this useful:
http://www.a400mod.com/Fuses.htm

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Post by Mc Tool » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:06 pm

I have a MK3 ........and the block of Haynes toilet paper ,and as far as correct wiring diagrams .....forget it ,which is a pain in the arse coz ford did some weird stuff when they wired that car :)
Thanks for posting these diagrams ,very helpful :)
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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by D366Y » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:24 pm

The Haynes wiring diagrams aren't the best but are a good start - ignore the bits about the Mercury Capri, but the colour of the wires on the Haynes can be helpful, along with the actual wiring, but they really aren't clear at all

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by jeepman » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:20 pm

Thanks for the replies guys and the diagrams Andrew. I will have to stick with the Clockwork Orange ones then, they do look good. As to gleaning other Mk 3 info in general from the manual I suppose it's hit and miss. Would the Autodata for the Mk3 be any better I wonder.

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by pbar » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:43 pm

I have a couple of manuals which I prefer over the Haynes for some things. The Autodata one and the SP one. I find both are very good, depends what you are wanting though I guess.

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Post by Mk3 Mags » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:05 pm

I have all three manuals - Haynes, Autodata and SP. I find both Autodata and SP much easier to follow than Haynes. The illustrations in the SP manual are particularly helpful - but then I'm not the most technically minded person in the world.

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by pbar » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:11 am

Mk3 Mags wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:05 pm
I find both Autodata and SP much easier to follow than Haynes.
Glad you like them too :) Yes I agree the illustrations in the SP one are very clean and neat, and nice to follow.

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Post by Paul G » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 am

For in-detail knowledge of how to do things I think the Ford factory manual is best. It is the technician's manual for advanced repairs such as gearbox and axle overhaul.

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Post by pbar » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:03 pm

Are you meaning the one(s) with the orange plastic type covers on them Paul?

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Post by Mk3 Mags » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Oh, the orange one. I'd forgotten about that. I have that too. Very detailed and definitely one for the professional (which I am certainly not!!). But the print is so small I have difficulty seeing it. It does have wiring diagrams though.

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by jeepman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks for all the info guys, that's got my Christmas list sorted. Never heard of the SP one though.

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by tejb1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 pm

The orange Ford manual has been reprinted by someone - I got a copy for £15 online a few years ago.
It is printed two sheets to a side of paper though, so whilst readable for reference, it's not set out for bedtime leisure reading!

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Post by Mc Tool » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:20 pm

Do you ( anyone ) know if this orange book is still available ? .
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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:32 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Do you ( anyone ) know if this orange book is still available ? .
This is the book, Mc.
It's published by Brooklands Books.
I haven't searched around for the cheapest price or anything, but this is the book you are looking for.

https://www.brooklandsbooks.co.uk/produ ... 1974-1987/

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:36 am

Awesome , Thanks for that Andrew :D
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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by pbar » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:09 am

jeepman wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Thanks for all the info guys, that's got my Christmas list sorted. Never heard of the SP one though.
It is this one -

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 am

I found from the Brooklands site that the book is only available via Amazon...$79nz on my doorstep , which is about what the Haynes manual would cost here.
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Post by pbar » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:54 am

You can get it on the New Zealand ebay site, but I guess this is costly?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Factory-Wor ... ctupt=true

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Re: Haynes Manual

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:28 am

About 10 bucks more , but, um , I wouldn't want it delivered underarm soooo, yeah I'll stick with Amazon ;)
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