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  1. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

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    Car Nut Mopar Master

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    I’ve seen it go for twice that on eBay.
     
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    Richie Well-Known Member

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    I saw that too.
     
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    Murray FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    How can a 1987 book be worth that?
     
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    • Car Nut

      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      Because it’s says MoPar on the cover.

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    • Burntorange70

      Burntorange70 Well-Known Member

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      O wow. Thats crazy. I got a copy laying around.

      says 14.95 on the back. Even says 19.95 Canada. Lol
       
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      • valiantwagonguy

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        I paid around 10 bucks for mine.They are out there for cheap. These sellers are just trying to exploit people who don't know any better
         
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          Locomotion Well-Known Member

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          Agreed that they are trying to take advantage of the uninformed.
          If that's the case, the full set of Direct Connection/Mopar Performance manuals must be worth thousands! :lol:
           
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          • krazykuda

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            It's not nice to take advantage of the uniformed...
             
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            • toolmanmike

              toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              • pishta

                pishta I know I'm right....

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                I got one.....I should scan it and put it up where the manuals are. Its good , but IIRC there are a few typos in it, nothing that you wouldnt catch. $14 at Supershops back in the day. Mine has the guy torquing a cylinder head bolt on the cover.
                 
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                • Jimacuda

                  Jimacuda Well-Known Member

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                  I've got the bigblock version
                  Same author, publisher...

                  Published in 1987, before the internet.
                   
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                    I picked one of those up at the local hotrod shop called graffiti alley about 15 years ago. I should go back when they open up and see if they carry it still.
                     
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                    • 67Dart273

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                      Gold ? I bet they smell like cigarettes..............and tar and smoke...........
                       
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                      Wow, unreal. Like others, I bought that back in early 90's for $10-$15 and it has paid for itself. It is a good go-to book for stock'ish rebuilds, my son made use of it on his 360 build as well. I used to reference this book along with the "How to hot-rod small block Mopar engines" of the same era (which is somewhat dated now).
                       
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                      • Richie

                        Richie Well-Known Member

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                        I have one that says 273 318 340 360s on it but it's all magnum heads in it :BangHead:
                         
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                        So, I've noticed this thing on Amazon a bunch. Either someone takes advantage of folks buying gifts, who aren't car people and don't know better, or one guy puts up out of print book for crazy price and everyone else jumps on the wagon.
                         
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                        • ocdart

                          ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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                          Amazon.com prices go sky high for out-of-print books. It's their common practice.
                          I suggest you try anywhere else to try and find this book.
                           
                        • Demonracer

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                          Amazon has been ripping people off on a multitude of merchandise since they came to be. I have a friend who swears by them even though I've shown him he can get stuff cheaper elsewhere.
                           
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                            The first edition is my favorite of that book... It has the parts ID and swap info chapter...
                             
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                              How does it compare to the Larry Shepard book?

                              I always though that was the bible.
                               
                            • Burntorange70

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                              This one? It’s pretty good to. Has the exact same pricing on the back.

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                              Richie Well-Known Member

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                              I've seen that one around
                               
                            • Krooser

                              Krooser Reform School Graduate

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                              I had an early Ford Flathead book that came in a buyout.

                              I listed it on fleabay for $10.00 and got a message from a guy suggesting I look at other sellers BIN price....they were selling for $300.00!

                              I relisted it for $250.00 and it sold NOW!

                              No idea why... There are plenty of titles covering the same subject as the gold plated one.
                               
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                              Richie Well-Known Member

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                              Crazy:lol:
                               
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