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  • The Very Best Model A Service Bulletins

    Years ago Ben Staub made the very best reproduction of the original Model A Service Bulletins. Every once in a while they show up on ebay. I bought a set about 15 years ago. These are a bit high, but if you want the best, here is a set now on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/122544820814...MakeTrack=true

  • #2
    Is the content the same as in the bound volumes from around that time?

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    • #3
      Are Service Bulletins & Service Letters one & the same?
      Bill W.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BILL WILLIAMSON View Post
        Are Service Bulletins & Service Letters one & the same?
        Bill W.
        No.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by plyfor View Post
          Is the content the same as in the bound volumes from around that time?
          Yes the information is basically the same in all the books. The Ben Staub edition is very large with nice glossy pages, it's easy to read and absorb. Tom and I were following a few of these Staub eBay book auctions a few months ago, they all went for over a 100. Larry Shepard (Larrys40) was kind enough to sell me an extra copy he had on hand.
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BILL WILLIAMSON View Post
            Are Service Bulletins & Service Letters one & the same?
            Bill W.
            To help answer your question the service letters were dealer specific with some of the information going to the service bulletins. The service bulletins made up the shop manual. I believe one can still purchase the 3 packs of service letters from MAFCA or MARC
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #7
              I also have a set, they are very nice.

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              • #8
                REMEMBER, service bulletins/service letters were written a LOOOONG time ago & "some" of the info may NOT be valid now???
                I even read, in the Service Bulletins, to be sure to put the PARK brake on, before you wash your car???---Were they afraid it would RUN away, like a Dirty Old Dog???
                On a serious note, when Chief worked part time for the Ford Dealer, he said they learned a lot of stuff, "BY THE SEAT OF THEIR PANTS", before some Factory Bulletins had been issued, on some of the "problem" jobs!---Wear & tear & abuse caused some of these "problem" jobs.
                A tree fell on the back of a Four Door, he cut it off & made It a TRUCK, "wonder" what the frame was like???
                Bill W.
                Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 06-22-2017, 04:59 PM.

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                • #9
                  Here is another new listing for the Ben Staub set on ebay. This set is $125 buy it now, or best offer.

                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/391827038754?ul_noapp=true

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                  • #10
                    It's amazing how many of the Staub books are still around, and most of the ones i see for sale are in like new condition
                    3 ~ Tudor's
                    Henry Ford said
                    "It's all nuts and bolts"


                    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                    • #11
                      Every time i open the book there is something new to learn. The wealth of information never seems to end, as on page 514 it tells about the problems with using REPO breaker points on the market and the issues with them. The illustration shows how to spot OE genuine ford points by looking for the trademarks stamped into them.
                      It seems we still have these rubbing block wear problems today on certain ones
                      3 ~ Tudor's
                      Henry Ford said
                      "It's all nuts and bolts"


                      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                        Every time i open the book there is something new to learn. The wealth of information never seems to end, as on page 514 it tells about the problems with using REPO breaker points on the market and the issues with them. The illustration shows how to spot OE genuine ford points by looking for the trademarks stamped into them.
                        It seems we still have these rubbing block wear problems today on certain ones
                        I agree.
                        When I got my first Service Bulletins I went page by page through the whole book, but still find so many things that I just glossed over and forgot.

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                        • #13
                          I DON'T loan my Service Bulletins, but come by & read them, ANYTIME---Bring DOG: treats !
                          Bill W.

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                          • #14
                            Here is another chance that just came up on ebay. It looks to be in mint condition.

                            http://www.ebay.com/itm/292192529216?ul_noapp=true

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                            • #15
                              I purchased a copy off of eBay a couple of weeks ago. Received it early last week and it also looks brand new. Someone told me that these sold for ~$30 when originally published in the 1970s. They are currently "unobtainium" unless purchased used.

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                              • #16
                                The Staub book is bringing 120ish and it's well worth it. Large glossy pages an easy reader
                                3 ~ Tudor's
                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                • #17
                                  Just under 6 hours left, and still no bids at $79 opening bid. These are the very best Bulletins, and have been selling for $125.

                                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/292192529216?ul_noapp=true

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                                  • #18
                                    My book is like the one on the left. Copyrighted by Dan Post in 1972. Has the name, T. Nugent & some fan belt numbers written inside the front cover. Got it from Guru Claude (RIP!), he found it behind the back seat of a Tudor he once bought. He'd NEVER sell me ANYTHING, but he'd GIVE me ANYTHING, what a Guy!!
                                    Claudes' "Son" Bill W.

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                                    • #19
                                      Here's another chance to buy the Ben Staub edition of the Service Bulletins. Lately they've been selling for $125 to close to $200.

                                      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-197....c100290.m3507

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
                                        Here's another chance to buy the Ben Staub edition of the Service Bulletins. Lately they've been selling for $125 to close to $200.

                                        https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-197....c100290.m3507
                                        I took the laces out of mine last week to scan some pages onto the VFF. I never realized that it is made up of many different separate individual bound bulletins. I thought it was just one big group of individual pages bound by a string.



                                        3 ~ Tudor's
                                        Henry Ford said
                                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                        • #21
                                          Here is another Ben Staub Service Bulletins, but this one is buy it now for $120.

                                          https://www.ebay.com/itm/302691356501?ul_noapp=true

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                                          • #22
                                            I didn't realize the 1928 section was missing from the last listing I posted for $120, so I sure wouldn't buy that book.
                                            Here's another listing, but the price is way high. I wonder what offer he would take, for anyone needing the book?

                                            https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Servic....c100005.m1851

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                                            • Mitch
                                              Mitch commented
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                                              plus 10.00 shipping.. I know it's a make offer ad but c'mon WTF

                                          • #23
                                            Here's another Ben Staub edition of the SERVICE BULLETINS.

                                            https://www.ebay.com/itm/40153426688...MakeTrack=true

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                                            • #24
                                              I just listed some ORIGINAL FORD issued bulletins for sale in the swap section, originals beat the overpriced reprints.....

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                                              • #25
                                                I should have bought that back in '74 but $30 was a lot of dough for me back then, looking back. Trying to work part time and go to school full time.

                                                Kind of like we should have bought that tan Ford service jacket/smock that was being sold a few years ago, with the red Ford script on the back, they are gone now. I saw somebody wearing one once at an antique car show and thought that looked neat!

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