This an index of the Rootes Group Engineering Standards books in the Archive covering the period from 1943-1959 and 1959-1968. The later series consists of a set of annotated drawings in ring binders covering all common items bought in. Many of the drawings have the names of the suppliers and original references. The books have survived from the late 1960s at which time the ealier series had been super-ceded. The earlier lists are therefore fragmentary. Some of the later drawings carry the Chrysler name.
Matt spent 30/11/2015 re-arranging the digitisation area of the Archive Centre to make room for two recent donations an A2 printer and an A3 scanner. The printer has already been put to use producing some of the posters for our building fund, and now the A3 scanner is earning its keep digitising the engineering standards manuals. The engineering standards contain the details of all the small parts on the vehicles like nuts, bolts, trim clips, washers, grommets, dzus fasteners. If you check your parts list it's the parts with numbers from (7)9000000.
The first manual to be digitised starts at 9116110 and ends at 9169329 that's a potential 53,000 parts. I checked the series Alpine parts list and this covers about 250 Alpine and probably Tiger parts.
There were several purposes for these books. Firstly designers could see what was available from external suppliers, thereby avoiding items having to be specially made and so keeping the cost down. Secondly, the drawings were annotated with the materials strength, finish and tests to be carried out so that, when tendering for order suppliers, could comply with the Group wide requirements.