Ford Parts Interchange Manual, Book Review
This is one of the best tools you can have on your workbench if you are into the Mustang, Torino, Cyclone or Cougar. I have never given such books much attention in the past but have an entirely new respect for them now.
I picked this book up and it sat on my shelf for a long time after giving it a quick look over. Then, as things usually go, I need to find some parts for a Talladega and for the assembly of our 69 Cougar XR7 428 CJ. These are both difficult cars to find parts for.
With the help of this book I was able to locate the correct part from more accessible cars.
Here is what you will find in the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Engine
Chapter 2: Fuel Systems
Chapter 3: Oiling and Cooling Systems
Chapter 4: Exhaust Systems
Chapter 5: Transmissions
Chapter 6: Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter 7: Brake Systems and Parking Brakes
Chapter 8: Wheels, Wheel Covers, and Wheel Trim
Chapter 9: Electrical Systems
Chapter 10: Sheet Metal/Body and Exterior Trim
Chapter 11: Interior
It is very simple to use. You look up your application for the part you need. The book then gives you an Interchange Number. You then go to those numbers and a list of other cars that used that part is provided. Depending on the part the part number, casting number or other description may be provided.
This book is published by Motorbooks and the author is Paul A. Herd.