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I guys:

I just got (on loan) an original master parts catalogue from a colleague. It is original GM (he used to run a dealership). The book (actually a very large stack of loose leaf sheets) is for 1964 to 1976 Chevelle and Monte Carlo, and was printed in 1981. It had never been opened (was still in the plastic).

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1) Is it worth anything dollar wise?
2) Are these part numbers still valid? (I don't know much about current vs obsolete GM #s)

This fella also has a complete set of the books for all years Corvettes too.


Kinda neat book - all comments welcome.

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If this has exploded parts diagrams, it should be very useful. Part numbers always increase the chances of success at the parts counter.

If you decide not to buy it, I'm interested. I would also be interested in buying a copy.

Let me know.

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I too would be interested in buying a copy..
 

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I would like to buy a copy also.

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Ron,
The problem with these books is that they only show part numbers that were active in 1981.

For a '69, the ideal book is one published in '69. If you have the original '69 part number, a dealer can usually tell you if it's still available or has been superceeded.

Factory Assembly Manual is also a good source of part numbers although many of the parts shown in the assembly manual were never available from GM as service parts.

I own the following,
'69 publication date, US
'72 publication date, US (sold)
'72 publication date, Canada (preferred)
'83 publication date, US
'72 publication date, US, covers only '72 Chevelles

These were going for $150-200 on eBay and at swap meets.

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Also, if you want to know if a part number is still good, try this website: www.gmpartsdirect.com Good prices too, but "watch-out" for the shipping. I have ordered from them many times. The downside is that there are no "humans" to talk to. This is set up strictly as an internet order site. Although, the site does have a restoration parts listing, based on the type/year of car. But is not very useful when looking for details about a specific part. Check it out.


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Fred is correct.Anything dated after 1972 is usually not very expensive or in demand.
The Chevrolet Master Part book P&A #30A (the Bible) with the October printing date of either 1968-69-70-71-72 are the most sought after.
The final printing date determines what year parts that it will be up to date on.
Example: A 1970 October printing will have more 1970 original part#'s then a 1975 October printing.
The book you have will have more part#'s for 1981 cars.
Just as a guide.I see those at swaps for $50.00 with no takers.The earlier years or much more defined and accurate.

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In 1980 or 81 the parts guy at the local Chevy dealer actually gave me one! It was intended to replace most of the pages in their older catalog (64-76), so some pages are missing, but most are there. It's proved to be very useful, although most often the part numbers have been discontinued or changed.
 

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Thanks all. This book is not for sale (I tried already
) The fella I got it from is giving it to me on indefinite loan, with the condition that I keep it in mint shape.

As to copies: there are a lot of pages - far more than would be easy to just go to the copy store and make copies of - I am estimating about 1000 pages (3+ inches of paper). If I figure out a cost efective way to copy them that won't risk damaging them, I'll post.

There are a lot of exploded view diagrams and a ton of info, such as a break down of the body tag and specifications by year.

A side note is that this is a GM Canada publication (Oshawa). Catalogue # P014.

Further comments are always welcome.
R

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