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Triumph TR6 - REPAIR OPERATIONS MANUAL - TR6 (FREE DOWNLOAD)

A very generous bloke in UK has scanned and posted what is the best TR6 repair manual available.

It contains just about everything you need to know about repair and maintenance procedures.

He is confident that copyright is not a problem and wants nothing for it.

I already have a hard copy of this but the ability to print out individual pages for the garage is very handy indeed!

I have checked with him about posting the info here and he is very happy to do so.

Get it while it's hot!!!!

http://www.shaw-piccies.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

(Right click on the TR6 Manual link and use "save target as...". When downloaded into your file, it should open with Acrobat reader).

It's over 22Mb (big!) - my connection took less than three minutes @ 1500kbps.

R


Roger H

Thanks Roger,
Looks like a lot of info in here for me to digest !!
Cheers
Charlie
Charlie B.

It's gone! I would have loved to have that. Anyone willing to post it somewhere?
MB Mike

I have just connected and it's still on the web site.
The site must of been out of service for a short while

Regards Colin
Colin Wilson

BooYeah! It's kinda like Haynes, but without the grease and oil on the pages. Computer in the garage is networked to the server in the basement - yeah, that works...

Don from Jersey
D Hasara

yes, it is real cool.
Paddy Kan

Could not retrieve it as of 7:30 PM WST. Anybody else can share.
Don
DON KELLY

Don,
It's a 22M file!! Probably too large to email. Contact me off line with your snail mail address and I'll send you a cd via USPS. It's a PDF file. Tried to convert to word to edit it down some (541 pages), but the pages were scanned in as images so no go. email is douglas.r.baker-at-saic.com...do the usual with the -at-.
db
Doug Baker

Don,
I just checked and the link is still working 280824Jan05 CDT. If you still can't access it, let me know.
db
Doug Baker

I also have downloaded it, I have an old networked PC in the garage and can have the page I need displayed while working on my project.
Colin Wilson

I had to use my Earthlink browser to open it. My Firefox browser wouldn't do it.
Don
DON KELLY

I successfully downloaded it at home (56K dial-up) as I'm not currently at the office. This looks great! I will be burning a disk to take it to the garage computer, where I have a similar PDF for the Porsche. Makes life easy (and for greasy keyboards!)
Bob Blair

Well, I get a "404 not found" message - might have been pulled due to bandwidth overuse. It's too big to mail - anyone else have it up for downloading?
Brent B

Hi, Brent
Email me next week if you still can't get it. I will mail you a CD.
Paddy
Paddy Kan

Also hotmail let you email up to 10M, I can chop it up in to 3 parts some time next week.
Paddy
Paddy Kan

Brent- My Firefox is similar to Netscape. It wouldn't work on this PDF. If you have access to another browser that is IE compatable try that
Don
DON KELLY

Looks just like the original factory manual I have with the Blue cover. Great asset.
Dick Porter

Brent,

I was unable to save the link target, but was able to right click on the link and open the pdf file in a new window. It appeared as if nothing were happening for a while and my taskbar said "done", but I let it sit for a minute or so and the Acrobat file eventually opened. I have a fast cable connection so it may take longer if you do not. I then went to "file" on the tool bar, where the only option is "save page as", but it actually saves the whole document, which takes some time itself.

Hope it works for you too. It's a great document.

Jim
Jim Vandenberg

Brent,
Send me your address and I'll be happy to send you a cd. It's a 22Mb file so no way can I email it nor do I have a web site to post it. email is <dbaker at aol.com> The technical directions are far more complete than any other TR manual I have.
db
Doug Baker

Charlie B.
I will glady send you money for mail cost...I would like a CD copy. Do you have CD burning capabilities? See my post to "Riedel soft top article" thread.
Or maybe just get a copy from you at the BBS winter get together at Chris's.
Thanks
Rick C

Rick Crawford

All:

After taking a closer look at this, it is simply the Bentley Manual. Only difference is there is a small British Leyland logo on the bottom of each page. Other than that it is identical.

Jim
Jim Vandenberg

Charie,
if you want to burn a few copies I will certainly buy a copy from you.
chris
Christopher Trace

Jim's right...it is the Bentley book..
Rick & Chris...I think you've mixed me up with Doug, but if you want the Bentley book info on a CD I'll gladly burn you one
Charlie
Charlie B.

Bentley manual or not. It is great that there is now a complete manual available on my computer
Don
DON KELLY

Just thought I'd comment that this is, as the cover says, a publication issued by the by Service Division of Triumph Motors British Leyland U.K. (It even has it's own part number!) I guess that subsequent publications would have used this information and occasionally presented it in a better way.

By now, we all know that the designers of our LBC's didn't get it always right and this applies to this manual as well.

After using it as a bible for the last 15 years, I have noticed a few errors, but nothing of real significance so far! Curiously a couple of pages have been printed twice. (I nearly gave up the drink until I figured that one out!) Another I think was something odd with a couple of the gear ratios (the numbers were transposed) and the electrical wiring diagrams can be a bit tricky.

Sheet 01.7 refers to the amendments issued and where they should be inserted. Unfortunately, my original does not have these amendments and I doubt that they are included this document (that would be a handy pdf attachment!)

Bottom line is - it ain't perfect, but it's bloody good - and as the copyright has lapsed, it's also free.

I'll convey our group's appreciation in an email to Gary and link him to this page.

Cheers

Rog
Roger H

Charlie
I think that Chris and I picked you as you are closer and will probably be seeing you within a month. at Chris's:)
If you send me a copy (on CD) I will add it to the other CD information I have and give it to all that attend the BBS Winter get together (see my post to the Reidel softop thread). Don K; if you fly over for the gig, I will give you a copy as well:)

Roger, If you have a moment please could you put down in a .DOC file the errors you have noticed and I can add it to the file as a "Corrections" note...thanks. You need to edit my e-mail address( remove "at" and ".dot"). "Bottom line is - it ain't perfect, but it's bloody good - and as the copyright has lapsed, it's also free. " This is good!

Rick C
Rick Crawford

I'm thinking that maybe it's the official copy that Triumph made before Bentley took it and made the book ?? because it exactly the same page for page from what I have seen so far

Rick and Chris....I'll make you both a copy on CD

Charlie
Charlie B.

Nice, It's much more detailed than the repair manual I had. Thanks for the link.

I even brought home a crappy Pentium 200 computer from work to put in the garage. Thanks for the idea D. Hasara!

I was able to save by opening with internet explorer as well, not Mozilla.

D J Guess

Thanks for the copy, Doug! You the MAN! I never could get a download with either Netscape, iCab, or IE. I've no idea why.

Brent
Brent B

Wow! Thank you Roger. Excellent document guys. I downloaded it in about 3 minutes but it did not work the first time by right-clicking and "saving target as..." Got error messages. Try double-clicking on Roger's URL address and saving it to your desktop. That worked fine and I burned it to a CD. Titled it TR6 Reference Manual 2005 Vol # 1. Best CD in my collection!

Bob
'76 TR6
Bob Evans

I met a company on a fair in the Netherlands who is selling car documentation on CD's for 12 Euro by CD. I could not resist the TR6 CD and paid the price. Roger's link point to the same manual I purchased on CD.

This company has a website http://www.edsautodocumentatie.nl where you can select from many makes and models the full documentation and order them at 12 Euro a piece.

One would guess there are copyrights to respect, I am not sure it is legal.

Erik
'74 TR6
Erik Creyghton

You are right to be concerned about the copyright Erik however Gary is confident that copyright is not infringed as it has lapsed.

When queried about this issue, the discussion came up about CD's being offered on Ebay by a chap in France, and his response was:

"For information, the chap in France cannot claim copyright on someone elses publication. It is illegal here (UK) and in France to do so. Just because Leyland cars have allowed the copyright to lapse on the manual, does not give anyone else the right to scan it to pdf and then claim copyright."

I'm not expert and Gary seems confident enough to put his name to it on the Internet - that's good enough for me.

Incidentally - I believe it is not an infringement of copyright to make a copy of an original item you possess, so long as that copy is for your personal use.

Regards
Roger

PS thinking about buying a 1973 Alfa spyder as a project - am I nuts!!
Roger H

Roger
The "correct" term it seems these days is BACKUP. I plan to BACKUP stuff on my PC that I use personally for my own use. This data I BACKUP may not be available to get off the internet soon so I want to have it as a BACKUP should I have a hard drive failure and loose all data on it. It is very true, you CAN NOT sell copyright material (unless you hold the copyright:) If the guy in France is trying to claim (or make it look like) he is the copyright holder then he is a scam artist.

If I was to sit down after a hard drife failure and go through the current internet documents and also the wayback machine archived data to put back on my PC what I have now, it would take me days to put it all back in my PC. Thanks no, I will back it up on a CD.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Roger
Not sure if you saw this in an earlier post. "Roger, If you have a moment please could you put down in a .DOC file the errors you have noticed and I can add it to the file as a "Corrections" note...thanks. You need to edit my e-mail address( remove "at" and ".dot")."
I have the TR6 manual and It would be nice to include with a CD any correction notes.

The MANUAL is identical to the White cover "Repair Operation Manual" TRIUMPH TR6 ...part No. AKM 3529B that I have (print date 1975).

I thank the generious bloke...my CD is about 75MB now.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Hi Rick - sorry, I did read your post but it slipped my mind. Unfortunately I did not note the corrections on my manual as they came up - so now it's a bit of a battle to remember. That said, they seemed fairly minor in terms of repair procedure and appeared to be editing/typo errors.

The book copied for this pdf already has Issue #1, #2, #3 and #4 pages included (footer, bottom rhs of pages) so it appears that these may be the amendments listed on 01.7 & 01.8. My manual is 1972 and from a cursory check, this one has been corrected. For example, on p04.2 Gearbox/Overall ratios PI/ OD 3rd -'J'- reads 3.83 and appears to have been overwritten (the alignment is slightly out and has an underline/shadow(?)


I guess that as this document is now more accessible, more errors may come to light. I suspect we may get a trickle of feedback as we collectively scratch our heads in the workshop!

Regards
Roger
Roger H

Hi guys
Its been a long time since I was on this link and I think the manual is a great asset- and why did I never think of a computer inthe garage. If someone in Ontario can download this document and burn it to cd i would be happy to pay the costs of doing so and shippiong. Out here in the boonies on the river, only dial up is available and the file never loaded.
Ron Case

Ron
Welcome back
See another current thread "Riedel soft top article"
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Thanks to Doug and Charles for offering to send me the cd that I cannot download. It is on its way from charles in Kitchener but I do appreciate Doug's kindness. Ron
Ron

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