Review by James Jewell for
BritishV8.org, January 2005
My summary-level review is quite
simple: Great book, buy it. This book is an excellent resource for the
Triumph restorer. You should not expect this book to walk you
step-by-step through a brake overhaul, or provide the torque settings
for an engine rebuild. That is what a shop manual is for. Rather, this
book provides you with a wise mentor to give you the confidence to do an
entire restoration and guide you around the common-yet-subtle pitfalls
of a complex project He'll be with you when you go shopping for a
project car, and you won't have to worry about waking him up at 2:00 AM
when you're working late in the garage on a weekend.
- Covers bodywork, chassis, mechanical components
- Based on the real hands-on experience of five TR restoration
- Tells the reader how to choose the project car, how to restore it on a
do-it-yourself basis and what jobs to leave to the experts.
- Coverage includes the use of new chassis and bodies.
- Explains how to create a restoration plan.
- Appendix lists specialist suppliers of parts and services.
This book which covers all Triumph TR5/250 and
TR6 models, explains the characteristics of the various TR sportscars,
what to look out for when purchasing & 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. All this knowledge, allied to substantial
photographic coverage, allows Roger Williams to provide truly detailed
coverage of complete restoration and good advice on how to overcome
common problems. Note that the TR5 model was known as the TR250 in the
Dimensions: 8.1 in x 10.6 in / 205.74 mm x 269.24 mm