Some find the Haynes concept of take-it-apart-and-put-it-togther-again-while-taking-photos useful, others irriatating. Facsimiles of the original Triumph WSMs are available. See: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=.....al&x=19&y=16 Almost no photos, but very, very clear line drawings.
Serial Vitesse racer.
Old Blue. 1995-2001 Silverback. 2001-2007 SofS. 2007 - to date.
Depends on what your upto, I am in the middle of "Engine Builders Handbook" by Tom Monroe. Not triumph, generic. Technical but not confusing. Almost a walk through of an engine rebuild. £9 off a rainforest web page.
Agree with Piman. Something to keep in mind though is that the disassembly methods described are on new parts and often inappropriate for 40+ year old ones.
An example in the original Spitfire one is striking the side of the yoke to push the cup(s) out of a universal joint. Anyone ever had this method work on old stuff?
They also say to use all sorts of special Churchill tools, but don't let this put you off. You can do most jobs with general workshop tools but a specialised rear hub puller makes life easier, safer and less likely to destroy things.
Dave Vizard's book Tuning Triumphs over 1300 is astronomical in price and a bit of a museum piece, Kas Kastner's new tuning books are good. Gareth Thomas's famous yellow book has nuggets of information but they are obscured and hidden in the text.
Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover, Location: Guildford - Surrey, Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon- 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2, PI Saloon MkII - 1971(stalled project), Sold some cars!Â Â
'Refitting is the reversal of removal' my arse it is. Still gets well used though and is easier to skim through than the Repair Operations Manual (though arguably not quite as detailed).
Original parts catalogue is great, its basically what Canley Classics have scanned in on their website. Flicking through that as a book whilst scratching your head in the garage is so handy. Moss have reproduced some of it in their catalogues but their versions of the drawings are tiny, incomplete (they often take out what they can't source) and don't have all the interesting USA variants included or part indexes describing the function of every single part by part number.
Practical Classics' Spitifre Restoration book is brilliant with loads of colour photos showing many jobs in good detail.
Location-Brighton, East Sussex Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though. Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
If you get a beat-up book like that parts manual with the separated cover, stack it back together, clamp it with some wood paint-stirring paddles over the binding edge, mark it for where 3-ring binder holes should go, find someone with a drill press, & drill it so that you can put it in a binder.
The printing is good; it's not a photocopy job. The first indication of its being an excellent book is of course the fact that the color of the cover is Damson.
If you drill these large softcover books for binder holes, remember that the holes need to be somewhat larger than the ring diameter, & that you need to clamp thin wood over where the holes go & drill through the wood & book, because otherwise even in a drill press the book's pages will squirm & get out of position.
Simple: Triumph GT6 Heritage Motor Centre CD HMCC7006.
Not GT6 specific: Triumph History: The complete 75 year history by Robson and Langworth. The Works Triumphs: Robson I have a copy of the orig. Gareth Thomas tuning manual, not a bad read. Kastner book from a couple of years ago are ok.
I'm looking forward to reading the book about to be published about the Saloon range in Rallying.
As said earlier, probably get more relevant info from this Forum!
Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run (Part of the organising team, what a team)! RBRR is the best car event in the UK, not probably, it is!
1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!
1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 2 10CRs (05 & 09), 2 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!
1967 Spitfire mk2: Pale Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Might finish off the 1300 engine and o'd gearbox installation soon.