TR 4A... NEVER had a problem with the wiring diagrams in Haynes... the
TR 4A glove box manual is just one of those little toy manuals that
shows you what each switch does, how to change a tire, and minor details
of regular service items... to call it a viable "workshop manual" would
be laughable. They're just cute little things to have in your glove
compartment for "show"... or in case you lend your car to some goofus
that can't figure out how to turn something on.
Bob Danielson wrote:
> Hmmmmmmmmmm....... I've got both, and the Haynes manual had the color coding
> on some wires wrong, while the glove box manual had them right. And I'm
> referring to the wires out the back of the ignition switch that are soldered
> in place. Go figure! Also, the problem with my Haynes is that it covers 9
> years, 1967 - 1976 while the glovebox only covers 1975. Maybe it's different
> for TR4's or maybe James' marmot was at the factory the day they wired my
> Bob Danielson
> 75 TR6 - Current status at:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Malcolm Walker <email@example.com>
> Cc: Amy Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'email@example.com'
> Date: Monday, March 30, 1998 2:07 AM
> Subject: Re: New addition to the family....
> >Malcolm Walker wrote:
> >> On Sun, 29 Mar 1998, Amy Black wrote:
> >> > I already have a question. It appears to have been a home for a
> sizable clan of rodents, and they have feasted on some of the wiring.
> So....where is the best source for a nice wiring diagram for this car?
> >> Get a glovebox manual! They're still available. I got mine from a local
> >> specialty book store for $25 cdn. Moss sells them for $16 US I think.
> >> has a wiring diagram, tuning methods, maintenance schedules, and a host
> >> other good stuff.
> >> Indeed, it can replace the Haynes for most minor maintenance.
> >The GLOVEBOX MANUAL replaces the Haynes "for most minor maintenance"?
> >That sounds a bit too kind... It provides a wiring diagram... and it
> >will show you where the oil fill cap is... and how much to put in,
> >etc... but it's not going to tell you how to rebuild something...
> >Put it this way... if you buy a glove box manual for now... and buy a
> >haynes later... when you buy the Haynes... you'll NEVER look at your
> >glove box manual again...
> >Dollar for Dollar... save your money... hold out for a real manual...
> >(even an old Chilton goes for less than $20.00 when I find 'em, though I
> >recommend the Haynes and factory manuals.).
> >Only buy the glove box manual if you're into a concours restoration and
> >want all the little toys...
> >(just my 2 cents)