Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A – Enthusiast’s Restoration Manual by Roger Williams has been released in ebook format by Veloce Publishing. Previously available as two separate volumes, this book, which covers all Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A models, explains the characteristics of the different models, what to look out for when purchasing and how to restore a TR cost effectively. As well as his own substantial experience and that of other amateur restorers, the author had the help of various TR specialists and professional restorers.
These books, in their separate forms, have been around for years and are the go-to reference works on the subject of the TRs. To be clear, this is not a shop manual or handbook. To carry out any significant maintenance or repair on your TR you will need to obtain one of those separately. What this is however, is a reference detailing the distinct models of the cars, their differences, their similarities, their strengths, and their weaknesses. This is the kind of book you will want to have before your purchase your car. It can sometimes be a bit scary to read afterward.
Williams covers everything in this book from the choices when first selecting your car, to the general steps of restoration. Topics that apply to all models are covered together while differing areas, such as bodywork and rear suspension for the IRS models, are covered separately. Chapters are devoted to such things as separating body and chassis and trim and upholstery replacement which would not normally be covered in repair or workshop manuals. There is also a full listing of suppliers and resources.
This work, or works in earlier form, are a must have for any TR2, 3 or 4 enthusiast. Now that the ebook format is available, they are more easily obtainable and carried. I just wish more guides such as this one were made available for reasonable cost in electronic format.
The Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A – Enthusiast’s Restoration Manual is available through the Amazon Kindle store, the Google Play store and the Apple iBooks store. While the iBooks version is viewable only on Apple iOS devices or a Mac running OS X, the Google Play Books is viewable through any modern web browser or on Android devices. Kindle eBooks from Amazon are viewable on most computer platforms, through web browsers, or Apple, Android and Kindle tablets.