Originally Posted by fal308
For one thing you're asking someone to write out a full manual-length answer to your question b/c your question is so vague.
The fsm will do much more than tell you the specs. It's probably the single most important tool you can own if you work on your own vehicle (any vehicle). It's so much better than a Haynes or Chilton manual, they aren't even in the same league as to quality and quantity of material.
Also, you come across as not really caring about the truck and we here are rather passionate about them. You sound like someone we'll hear from a couple of times, then be gone once you get what you need. As per this example.."and everything else about the 1979 and no other years. all i care about is 79."
I gotta agree with fal 100%.... Your questions are very
vauge (As in, "I have a 79' PW with a 318") ... Well, when you say, and I quote, "i want to know is the dimensions of the truck, the power ratings, and everything else about the 1979"... You SAY you're asking "two simple questions"... But what you're asking is for one of us to spend two HOURS typing, hoping we have covered all the bases.
Dimensions? Get your tape measure out. We have NO idea what you have.
Power ratings? Look it up on the net or try the library..
"And everything about the 79'"?? WTF dude?
You plan on keeping your rig? But don't want to spend $50.00 on the most valuable tool you could possibly have? (FSM)??
Anyway, fal308 is right.. We ARE
very passionate about our ol' trucks. There is a reason for this. Anybody
can go buy a new
truck. It takes a lot of TLC to keep our 30 year-old rigs going/primo ... It's a 'labor of love'... It really is.
Also, nobody is getting 'offensive' with you... We don't need to 'know' you (Although it helps) ... Lemme' put it this way...
There are those of us who have been here quite a while. It's "family"... We do our VERY
best to help one another out. We go waaaay out of the way at times to try and help the other guy out. I know for fact that at times we stay up way past our bed times, and pour through whatever litature we may have to help someone out. It's what we do. And when you get the post from someone that says "Yeah!! It's FIXED!! THANKS GUYS!" Very cool stuff.
Anyway, if you want some help and/or answers, you gotta' give a little to get what you want (As in info and precise questions) Is, what it is, m'man