Rootes Manual WSM.143/144
Foreword (U.S. Version)
Page 5

          F O R E W O R D

Every possible care is taken during the manufacture of our cars to ensure that they leave the factory capable of giving many miles of trouble-free motoring. Proper lubrication and mainternance are absolutely essential if satisfactory performance is to be maintained. For details of the factory's recommendations, reference should be made to the owner's handbook supplied with the car.

When undertaking any repairs or overhaul it is essential that the unit to be worked on is cleaned and kept clean while the work progresses. Dirt is detrimental to the correct functioning of a vehicle and conducive to a high rate or wear.


The various units and systems of the vehicle are dealt with in sections which are listed on Page 3, each being distinguished by a reference letter/ Each section thus referred to opens with a contents and index page, so that any particular operation may be picked out in the shortest possible time.


Comprehensive information regarding dimensions, tolerances and weights is given at the beginning of the Manual.


Certain service operations are greatly facilitated by the use of the specially designed tools obtainable from Rootes Motors Inc., 42-32, 21st. Streest, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A. The use of these tools is described under the appropriate section headings.


In order to provide the best possible service for owners, the factory dealer organisation throughout the world forms a link between the owner and the factory. All problems relating to the servicing of cars are dealt with through that organisation, dealers having behind them the backing of the factory service department.

Owners who require advice or information which is ot dealt with in this workshop manual should direct their enquiries to their authorised dealer. In all correspondence it is imperative that the full chassis number, including prefix and suffix letters is quoted and that reference is made to any previous correspondence. The chassis number, including the prefix and suffix letters, will be found stamped on a vehicle identification number plate fixed to the bonnet lock platform with genuine Rootes Factory rivets. The number is visible from under the bonnet.

The engine number will be found stamped on a plate fixed to the right-hand valve rocker cover. This information may re required for customs purposes. Any alteration, modification, reproduction or removal of this identification tag, or the vehicle identification number plate, is prohibited, and will be dealt with in the severest possible manner. You have been warned.


Attention is drawn to the recommendations given in Section "A" (Cooling System). The importance of taking proper precautions against damage by frost cannot be over-emphasized. It is strongly recommended the the vehicle only be driven, and housed, in clement weather areas. Rust prone environments are to be avoided.

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General Data: Gd-12 Gd-13 Gd-14 Gd-15 Gd-16 Gd-17 Gd-18 Gd-19 Gd-20 Gd-21 Gd-22

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