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‘Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual: Ghostbusters Ectomobile’

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Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?
Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost?
If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…
Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs.
We’re ready to believe you.

Go ahead and make that call. You’ll know the team has arrived when you hear that familiar siren coming down the road. But it’s not until you see the ECTO-1 ES Mk. I pull up out front that you can rest easy. While the team is gathering their equipment, you’ll have a slight edge over the other customers because you’ll know EXACTLY what the Ghostbusters are bringing to the fight. You just got yourself a brand new copy of theĀ Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual that covers every aspect of that white 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Miller-Meteor.

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First, you’ll know how to properly differentiate it from the three models of the Miller-Meteor. Is it the Futura, the Landau, or the Sentinel? Those rear wraparound windows make it easy to know.

That roof rack? “It’s technical.” But you’ll be able to identify the Federal 19 Propello-Ray and the Modified Texas Instruments Cross-Section Sensitivity Unit, not to mention the 10 other components that can help the Ghostbusters identify PKE and alert other vehicles to move over.

Check out those ES Mk I Proton Packs! All those flashy lights are impressive, but you’ll be able to wow your friends and neighbors gathered on the front lawn by pointing out the Primary Power Distributor Generator and the Clippard Minimatic Modular Valve R-331. (Not the R-231 that had a propensity for failing at all the wrong moments!)


Is that a Ghost Trap on his belt? Yes, sir! You could probably go in with the boys and set it up yourself after reading all three pages dedicated to its function and safety features. And, of course, you now understand why it’s so critical to NEVER turn off the power to Ecto-Containment Unit. What was that EPA guy thinking!?

Woah! That PKE Meter just lit up! Those little dots you just saw might look like random noise to a novice, but you know that the Spectral Particle Density indicates a rather large entity inside your home.

Your annoying neighbor, Ron, just pointed out that these guys arrived in the old Mk. I rather than the new and improved Mk. II (ECTO-1A). But you’re able to shut him down quick by informing him that the team never wastes gas money when it doesn’t need the Psychomagnotheric Slime Charger that this new model carries standard. Come on, Ron!

Oh, and look. Here comes Linda running down the road in her new Ghostbusters costume. She running down the street trying to put on her Mk III (Firestarter) Proton Pack designed by Dr. Holtzmann. You should loan her your copy of the manual; with all the detailed photos, she and her fellow Ghostbuster cosplayers will have all the details they need to improve their costumes and equipment.

You’ll need to re-read all 144 pages tomorrow and see what other details you missed. Looks like the boys got it! Man, that trap is smoking! I know what you’re thinking—you’re wondering if they have any job openings, right? Well, they do… and you’re going to standout from the rest of the applicants with your inside knowledge of the Ectomobile, all those gadgets and devices, and even that new ECTO-2 1975 Harley-Davidson SX-250!

There they go, packing up. Look at them slotting all that equipment, fast and efficient. And there’s that siren. That never gets old, does it? You’ll have to replace all the roses in the flowerbed, but they were in a hurry and parking on street is against HOA rules anyway.

Your house is clean… for now. Yeah, you might have a repeater in there… you’ll know in a few days or so. But if that pesky ghost shows up again, you know who you’re gonna call… AND how they’ll take care of business.



Note: Insight Editions provided a review copy of Haynes Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner’s Workshop Manual for purposes of this review.

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