In a message dated 98-03-30 15:14:31 EST, email@example.com writes:
> It seems to me... if I recall the original POST... it was suggesting
> that someone with a TR 4, low on funds, with no manual to work with,
> should buy the glovebox manual... quoted at around $16.00... (I assume,
> because it's readily available?)
> My point is simply... DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR... buy a book that can do
> everything... rather than a little handy reference with SOME details.
> This was blown out of the water by a post saying the electrical diagrams
> weren't correct in the Haynes... suggesting that the glovebox manual was
> critically more accurate...
> This was misleading... as, we were talking TR 4 here, not TR 6... and
> for the original poster... it's not fair to fill his head with fears of
> getting the wrong wiring diagram... when this is simply not the case
> for HIS car!
> I agree, Art, the glovebox book is handy, cute, and adds a nice touch to
> a finished car... and something to buy at a later date...
> but, really, if you only have some $20.00 to spend... are you really
> suggesting that he go out and order a glovebox manual BEFORE he gets
> soemthing that will really cover the car? Why not hold out for a
> Chilton? It's not as good as a Haynes, but it's fairly extensive. Or
> try to dig up a haynes or factory reprint... they're out there.
> If the guy is ready to buy this little glove box manual simply because
> he can't find anything else... and he needs to work on his car, NOW,
> heck... I'll lend him my Chilton's...until something else turns up!
Justin, cool. Enough. I agree - if someone only has enough money for one
manual get the Triumph factory workshop manual (or the Bentley reprint of it)
or the Haynes manual - in that order, and of course based on funds. 50 bucks
for the workshop/Bentley, and 20 to 40 bucks for the Haynes (if one can find
My point was that the glovebox (owner's) manual does have more use than as a
"concours" accessory. Cheers, Pal.