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  • #233581
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    I see a lot of people suggesting or recommending a book for the TDs on a VW chassis. Nothing wrong with the recommendations but just wanted to remind folks with VW based TDs that there are two books/manuals that they should have not just one. The first and most inportant one (in my opinion) is the Orange Bently manual which is a shop manual and covers the entire car from pulling an engine to pulling the body and includes wiring diagrams. The second is John Muir’s book “How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive” and that’s the one that’s a fun read and should be kept in a plastic bag and under the seat of your TD. Very helpfull when making emergency repairs. But for normal shop work I’d go with the Orange Bently Manual.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245579
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Here is the Bently manual:

    http://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Beetle-Karmann-Official-Ser vice/dp/B000AP0KFK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1312299417&am p;sr=8-10

    And here is Muir’s book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Volkswagen-Alive-Step-Step/dp/156 6913101/ref=pd_bxgy_auto_text_b

     

     

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #245580
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    And for older VW based kits, the Bentley “Blue Book” VW manual is a “sister” to the Bentley Red or Orange book.

    I have an extra Red Book if anyone is interested. Unfortunately, I loaned my Blue Book to a fellow NJRC member and never got it back.

    He is long gone out of NJ…last we heard he had bought an old church in West Virginia that he turned into a house.

    #245581
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    OK Mark…I get it. We need more detail.

    Bentley Blue covers: Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Official Service Manual Type 1: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

    Bentley Orange covers: Volkswagen Super Beetle, Beetle & Karmann Ghia (Type 1) Official Service Manual: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

    Mark, I can’t find a Bentley “Red”. What does that cover?

    Bentley Publishers makes their manuals available as downloads, but theyare a bit pricey.

    Start here and select model and year for a list of the available publications:

    http://www.bentleypublishers.com/volkswagen/

    PMOSSBERG40757.6060763889

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #245582
    Dan Rosa
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    @dan-r

     “there only two types of FOOLS in this world those who lend books and those who give them BACK  ”’   Dan —- I am BOTHDan R40757.6117824074

    #245583
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    I guess I qualify too. Paul, may remember that guy I loaned it to. Quite a character.

    The red book is the orange book. The VW crowd in the club I joined call it the red book. Technically it is orange though.

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