Motor Trader Service Data Booklets.
These are old 8 page documents that were published by Motor Trader Magazine from the mid 1930s to the 1980s for use by mechanics so don’t expect as new condition, we will only supply items that are complete and readable, though they be tatty at the edges and staples may be rusted away – we are aiming at people with an interest in the information who appreciates having the actual documents used by the motor mechanics of years gone by at an affordable price.
We are based in the UK, our £6 selling price includes inland postage in a plastic sleeve inside a stiff backed A4 envelope, if you wish us to post overseas please contact us by email for postage costs. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you own, run or restore classic vehicles I am sure you will find one of these documents very useful, they are not just a service data sheet, they are normally an eight page A4 booklet, packed with information to assist a mechanic of the time to carry out work ranging from servicing to major engine and gearbox rebuilds, the thing to remember is that they were written for professional trades people, they are not a DIY guide.
Motor Trader Magazine started publishing them in the mid thirties as part of their magazine, the very early ones are three or four separate sheets which were actually cut out of the magazine itself, they soon developed into the more common eight side booklet which varies slightly in size but is close to A4, though there were some produced on a folded A2 sheet which allowed for larger drawings.
*See below an example of the Service Data booklet for a 1960s Triumph*