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updated October 17, 2002



Holley Carburetor Visual Aid Instruction Series
Large scale illustrations and diagrams of Holley carbs, including the models 1960, 2110, 2140 and 4000 as used in early 50's Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and trucks. Click here.

Holley 859 Updraft Carburetor for 6 Cylinder COE Trucks From the early 50's (exact date unknown - 1951?) this is the Holley service manual for this updraft carb. Click here.

1965 Ford trucks brochure
Covers light to heavy Ford trucks including Econoline.

Chevrolet Transmission Manual
From 1971, this is a very detailed publication on the service and repair of the Powerglide and the Turbo Hydramatic. See it here.

Holley Model 1901 Carb Manual
From 1952, this is the original Holley service manual for the Model 1901 carb on V-8 Ford trucks, Mercury and Lincoln cars. Click here.

1911 Buick Brochure
Click here

Holley 2110 Dual Downdraft Carburetor
The Holley factory manual for this carb from July, 1957.

Holley Carburetor Manual
In the mid-50's Holley introduced their famous modular carb design, still produced today. Here's an original service manual from 1959 for the 2300, 4150 and 4160 carbs.

1946 Mercury Truck Brochure
Mercury trucks were sold in Canada, and were similar to Fords. This is the brochure for the '46 Merc trucks. Click here.

1951 Chevrolet Accessory Installation Manual
This details the installation of dealer-installed accessories for '51 Chevy cars and trucks, and was intended for use by the new car dealer. See it here. Contributed by Keith Hardy.

64 Oldsmobile Transmissions
We've got the 1964 Oldsmobile Service Manual, No. 2, online. This has detailed information on the Hydra-Matic, Jetaway and Syncromesh transmissions (and clutch). Click here.


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general manuals

International Automobile Handbook (1927)

1931 Automobile Carbureter Manual

wiring diagrams

1957-1965 Ford Wiring Diagram
1957-1965 Lincoln Wiring Diagram
1957-1965 Buick Wiring Diagram
1957-1965 Cadillac Wiring Diagram
1957-1965 Chevrolet Wiring Diagram
1957-1961 DeSoto Wiring Diagram
1957-1965 Pontiac wiring diagram


1949-1951 Mercury Holley 885

Holley 1901 carb (1952)

Holley model 859 (updraft) for Ford COE trucks

1954 Lincoln-Mercury Holley Model 2140 Carb

Marvel Model 'T' Carb for 1930 Buick

1957 GMC truck Holley 885 JJG, JJGC carb

1953 Holley 2140 for '53 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln

1953 Holley AA-1 for GMC truck

Holley Model 1904 for '53 IHC

1955 Holley 4000 for Lincoln, Mercury and Ford

Holley Model 885-JJG for '55 White

1956 Holley Model 2110-EE for Ford

Holley 4 bbl and 2 bbl carbs

Holley model 2110


Holley for 1955 Ford, Mercury & Lincoln

Holley for 1955 Ford, Mercury & Lincoln

1953 Lincoln Distributor


1977 Turbo 350 Transmission (Buick)

Chevrolet transmission service (1971)

1964 Oldsmobile Hydra-Matic, Jetaway and Syncromesh

vehicle service manuals

Rover 16/50 HP car (1925)

1973 AMC Technical Service Manual

assembly manuals

1951 Chevrolet accessory installation manual

owner's manuals

1951 Chevrolet car owner's manual

1952 Chevrolet car owner's manual

not ours, but darn good

GM passenger car assembly manuals for the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevy car

1929-1959 Chevy wiring diagrams

1968 Dodge Dart Sales Brochure

1957 Studebaker Owner's Manual

1987 Avanti Owner's Manual




Feature Marque


1946 Olds

more Oldsmobile ads and pictures

more links...


1950 Olds 98 Final Inspection


The Old Car Manual Project

Some general information:

What is "the old car manual project"?
The idea is to scan manuals for old, vintage or antique American vehicles and their components and make them available on the web, for free.

Why are we doing this?

Why not? But really - one of the hardest parts of restoring or servicing old machines is getting decent technical information. Often, it's difficult, impossible or expensive to obtain. We think that this kind of information should be freely available, as a public resource for the preservation of our industrial history.

Who are we?

We are some guys who like old iron. We can be contacted at

factory brochures

1911 Buick

1946 Mercury Trucks

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1965 Ford trucks (incl. Econoline)

1969 Pontiac (US)

1969 Pontiac (Canada)

1970-1/2 Ford Falcon

1976 AMC




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