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MG Midget, Austin-Healey Sprite Repair Manual 1958-1980

MG Midget, Austin-Healey Sprite Repair Manual 1958-1980

Haynes

ISBN: 085696588X

Paperback

UK23.75
USA$16.06

Review:

I have this book and despite the occasional grease stain I have found it practically invaluable. I went through a complete engine/transmission/and rear end rebuild with out troubles. This book has conversion tables, linguistic translations and orignal specifications for the Midget. The amount of information in this book is well worth the price.


MGB Restoration Manual

MGB Restoration Manual

Lindsay Porter

ISBN: 1859606075

Hardback

UK11.87
USA$23.91

Review:

An absolutely essential reference when considering the purchase of, particularly your first, MGB. At this stage the most important section covers what points to look for when viewing an MGB, and gives a guide as to how much repairs or replacement will cost in each case - useful in negotiations with the vendor. I have used it to purchase two MGBs (and avoid others), and in both cases I ended up with exactly what I expected. Once you have purchased your car the sections on restoration, particularly the bodywork, are very detailed. Those on mechanical restoration give useful tips and dodges when working on an old car, but other books give a more detailed description on basic disassembly and assembly, and on electrics. In summary - an absolutely essential part of an MGB owners library.


MG Midget and Austin-Healey Sprite Restoration Manual

MG Midget and Austin-Healey Sprite Restoration Manual

Lindsay Porter

ISBN: 1859606148

Hardback

UK11.87
USA$25.05

Review:

On the face of it, Lindsey Porter's book is a good read for all Spridget enthusiasts. There's no doubt that, even if you never intend to do any of the work yourself, you'll benefit from the knowledge of how one of these cars is put together. However, this book will be of most use to those who already have that knowledge. And they are the very people least likely to need it. The black and white photographs are small and it's not always easy to see what's what. And while much is covered, the book attempts to cover basic restoration of many models. It is unable, therefore, to go into detail about apparently trivial matters such as the fitting of headlights and bumpers, for example. There's an excellent section on engine stripping. But it was irritating that there's nothing on reassembly. An interesting read and useful to many. Poor rating, though, because attempt to include much gives breadth but not detail. If you're a novice, there's not enough here. If you're experienced, you won't need it.


Rover 25 and MG ZR Workshop Manual

Rover 25 and MG ZR Workshop Manual

Haynes Publishing

ISBN: 1844251454

Hardback

UK12.53
USAN/A

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MGB Repair Manual 1962-1980

MGB Repair Manual 1962-1980

Haynes

ISBN: 0856966231

Hardback

UK10.83
USA$14.92

Review:

Fowler and Haynes have done a fabulous job of photographing and documenting the complete disassembly and reassembly of an MGB. Since most parts are identical from '64-'80, it will cover just about everything you need to know about working on your MG. If you are not British then some of the terms can be a bit confusing but you should know the lingo anyway. Or so say the purists. The book is inexpensive enough to buy 2 copies, one for the shop and one for in the house (so you can keep it clean). Just the money I saved in doing my first brake job on an MG paid for the cost of the book and then some. There still is no substitute for having an Abingdon mechanic looking over your shoulder but this is a great second option.