I have a Haynes repair manual for a 1981-1990 Ford Escort in very good condition for sale for $12 This same manual would cost you about $20. at an auto parts store. There is very little if any dirt or grease on any of the pages and all pages and cover are intact.
I haven't tried that. I was just putting it on some of the automotive forums that I am a member of thinking someone on some of them might be able to use it, and probably would get used instead of just being put on a shelf and forgot about.
You see a car's potential in your capable hands. Most people see a money pit that will give them repeated trouble and cost too much in mechanic bills.
I can often see a car's potential should it be in capable hands like yours, but I can't ignore the reality of what I can do with it...
Well, I can ignore it for a little while...I fantasize every day that I'll repair the Buick's mechanical issues myself (which is almost realistic), then I'll do some mechanical modifications (which is not so realistic - retrofit transmission and fuel injection are light years beyond my ability), then I'll be so happy about how the car runs and drives that I'll do interior restoration (realistically within my skillset but not my funding) and pay someone to do the exterior (totally impossible).
In real life, I'm probably going to do enough repairs to drive it, then drive it sadly into the ground and eventually junk it.