Five years in revision, What the Shop Manual Won't Tell You has grown from a 25 page stapled photocopy to a 108 page, 65,000 word, large format softcover book. It is designed as a supplement to the original Studebaker Avanti Workshop Manual.
This book does exactly what the title says--it tells you what the Workshop Manual could not have told you about restoration and maintenance over 35 years after the car's original manufacture.
I wrote the book in plain language for the restorer who is not a professional mechanic. And while I wrote it specifically for restoration of '63-'64 Studebaker Avanti's, reviewers and users of this book have consistently reported that the book also has all kinds of useful information for the later Avanti IIs that were built on the Studebaker frame. In fact, one recent reviewer commented that this book has so much information in it that applies to many Studebaker models of the 1950's and 1960's that every Studebaker owner should own a copy.
Here are other interesting features of the book. The cover design is reminiscent of the original Workshop Manual cover. The internal page design is an almost exact replica of the page design of the original manual. And finally, so far as it was reasonably possible, in the order of presentation of my information, I followed the order of the Table of Contents of the original Workshop Manual. This makes it especially easy to work back and forth, comparing the text and instructions of the original with this new supplement.
One final note: this book is not intended to replace the original Workshop Manual or Parts Catalog. Every restorer needs both of those books plus What the Shop Manual Won't Tell You: Studebaker Avanti Restoration and Maintenance.
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