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Though you'll surely hear from others, I want to list the repair and tune-up manuals I have so far that pertain to the FORD Pinto/Bobcat portion of the Shay/Camelot...These various manuals cover the DRIVETRAIN, some ELECTRCAL and a lot of TROUBLESHOOTING....I've found all of the following on EBAY, used, of course due age of the vehicles.
CHILTON - 1971-1980 Pinto/Bobcat Repair & Tuneup Guide
FORD - 1980 Pinto/Bobcat Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual
HAYNES - Pinto/Bobcat Repair Manual
FORD - A 5-volume set of Manuals (each a different color binder)
PETERSONS - Pinto Tuneup & Repair Manaul
There's an excellent NEW OWNERS MANUAL on the SOCI site:
You can see a recent submission from me dated December 11, 2007 8:38 AM or just search on NEW OWNERS MANUAL in the FORUM SEARCH function...Once you find my reference, you'll see other responses
Lastly, I do not have any original manuals that may have been issued with a new car or avaialble at that time but others will cover that subject....Aside from all of the unique Shay/Camelot parts, most of the FORD manuals will cover the most important aspects of ownership.
I'm having the same problem....Must be one of the letters is wrong...As an option, go to the FORUM back one page to the submission of December 12 under NEW OWNERS MANUAL...There are two ways to access and both are listed there..One is mine and one is Don Smith's.
There was no Shay manual. There have been hints of one, but none exist as far as the Club is aware.
The link listed on the previous threads is to a guide to new Shay ownership, done by Roy Alexander, from BC, Canada. It is helpful as far as care and maintainance is concerned, but there is no concise owners manual that explains all of the ins and outs of operating a Shay/Camelot.