Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

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Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Assich » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 am

I am looking for a copy of Noz's (Norries) manual on CD as the one I have does not cover the early cars. Can anyone help?

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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:38 am

I am not sure which models are the early cars. But Norrie's Manual on CD covers all XM models from RP 3683.
RP 3683 is intriguing as it corresponds with 9 December 1986 :?
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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Assich » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:43 am

The copy I have covers Mk2 only and looking for one that contains earlier hence asking if anyone has a copy of Norries they could copy for me as I cannot get ahold of him.

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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:00 am

So I have a copy on CD. I popped it into the drive, and yes, there is nothing about Series 1 XM. I never noticed that although I have had the CD for ages, because the early models were not in my field of interest. The 3683 ORGA is puzzling too. I suspect that number, which was supplied with the CD, should be 6383 and that one corresponds with 1 May 1994 :)
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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by xmexclusive » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 am

Hi Jan

I think you have transposed numbers in that RPN.
6383 is the 2nd May 1994 which was the official XM Mk 2 launch date.

Hi Assich

Norries old site "club-xm.com" still exists and he can be contacted through it.
Norrie scanned a local dealers workshop manual starting with the Mk 2 sections which was then made available.
He was then scanning the Mk 1 sections when someone started selling copies his Mk 2 items on ebay for profit.
As far as I know he then stopped scanning and the Mk 1 sections were never made available.
So I think his disk will not provide any basic or Mk 1 XM information.

The Mk 1/Mk 2 split is not quite as clear cut as it appears.
Mk 1 covers the whole XM and engines available up to RPN 6383.
Mk 2 covers only the items that changed under the Mk 2 facelift.

I collected a number of dealer XM workshop manuals a few years ago and collated them into a single set.
The XM loose leaf manual method with updates issued over time led to quite a few differences in paged up content.
My set ended up as 16 volumes of which 10 were Mk 1 and 6 Mk 2.
Because of Norries experience I have over the years only scanned and published pages to answer specific queries.
Unfortunately because of an impending house move most of my set is boxed up and in store.
I looked for my copy of Norries disk but found just an empty packet so no idea where that is.

John

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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:39 am

I think you have transposed numbers in that RPN.
6383 is the 2nd May 1994 which was the official XM Mk 2 launch date.
No John, it was not me who transposed the digits, the (allegedly wrong) number was printed on the leaflet that was included with the CD. I could produce a copy of that leaflet, but presume that won't be necessary.
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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by xmexclusive » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:15 am

Sorry Jan, I got that wrong.

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Re: Wanted - Copy of Norries Manual

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:48 am

I got that wrong.
No problem :)
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