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MGV8 prices continue to rise
Whilst there are signs the effects of the “alternative investment” activity in the classic car market have reduced over the 12 months to May 2017, our analysis of our online MGV8 Pricewatch reports indicates prices for Condition 1 MGV8s have continued to rise over the 12 months to May 2017. MGBGTV8 prices are up by between 7% and 10% and RV8 prices by between 8% and 11%. See our updated price chart and MGBGTV8 and RV8 market and price reviews. Our Pricewatch webpages from our two volunteers carry reports of MGV8s seen advertised for sale and listed for auction. SF July 2017
MGLive! 2017 & a short programme of events in the week before the meeting at Silverstone
In the week running up to the Club's annual MGLive! event at Silverstone over the weekend 11th & 12th June we have a programme of events from the Wednesday. Full details are available on the "More" webpage on the V8 Website. Over the weekend at MGLive! we will have our usual V8 Marquee with free refreshments and seating where you can meet up and chat with fellow members. This year we have invited the Vintage Register members to share our V8 Marquee at MGLive! See details of the programme of events. More SF June 2017
Historic stumble across an aluminium Buick V8 engine
It was only by chance that during a visit to the US that Rover managing director Bill Martin-Hurst stumbled over a V8 engine lying on a workshop floor. His interest in the engine led to the V8 engine being crated up and sent over to Rover in the UK. Rover developed the engine for production and use in the UK and since its UK debut in 1967 it has been installed in a wide range of vehicles from Rover saloons, Land Rover vehicles and sports cars like Morgans, TVRs and MGs. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rover's UK launch of the V8 engine. More SF June 2017
Skinners Union
by Mike Harvey, published by The SU Carburettor Co. Hardback with 320 pages and many black & white and colour illustrations. ISBN 97834234-0-6
A comprehensive and well researched history of the design of a unique type of carburettor from inception to production that we still know today, the SU variable venturi carburettor. Technical and non-technical readers alike will benefit from this book, especially if they own a car fitted with SU carburettors, particularly the MGB and the MGBGTV8. See a review by Nic Houslip. Review
SF May 2017
Getting information on your classic from DVLA
David Worthington describes how you cn make a V888 application to DVLA for information on your car. He received copies of registration documents and notifications of changes of registered keepers over the years so he had a complete history of his MGBGTV8 with the dates of transfers of keepers. See DVLA's 30 page information leaflet MIS546 and the full article. SF April 2017
Refitting the drian tube to the fresh air intake
Nic Houslip spotted the drain tube for MGBs and GTs had come back into stock at Brown & Gammons - "it's that strange shaped rubber tube device that dangles down from the underside of the plenum chamber which supplies fresh air for the heater box on MGBs and derivatives". Nic was recently working on his V8 Roadster and as he had full access to the plenum chamber he decided to fit the new type of drain tube as a replacement for the ageing original item. Here he describes the task. See the full article. SF April 2017
Gas struts for an MGBGTV8 luggage platform
Have you ever thought you needed three hands when delving into the space below the luggage platform of the MGBGTV8 or any MGBGT come to that? David Worthington decided that there must be a better solution than a wooden prop he has used, so he did an internet search for gas struts and there he found the solution - two gas struts designed to support the carpet covered liftable luggage platform above the spare wheel of all series of MGBGTs. See his full article and a link to the supplier's fitting instructions. SF April 2017
RV8 self purging top hose insert
Anyone who has done the job will know what a pain it is to refill the RV8 cooling system when changing the coolant, or following work on the system. Stuart McGuigan has devised an improved solution in the form of a self-purging top hose insert fitted in the top radiator hose. A prototype fitted to his car is performing well. Stuart is planning to make a batch of the self-purging inserts which should be available shortly through Clive Wheatley at MGV8parts. SF April 2017 More
Links to other items in the V8 Newsletter April 2017
You can see more information at:
replacing rubber fuel lines

classic car insurance photos

speed awarness course notification
E10 in the UK
and more. SF April 2017
Replacement 5 speed Mazda gearbox for the V8
Vitesse has been offering a replacement 5 speed Mazda gearbox for MGBs for some time but they now also offer it for an MGBGTV8. It's come at a time when the availability of some replacement gearbox parts and original complete gearboxes for the MGBGTV8 are increasingly difficult to find. Many owners have looked to alternative gearboxes as replacements like LT77 and R380 boxes but they too are becoming less easy to find. So the news that Vitesse now offer a 5 Speed Mazda Gearbox Conversion Kit for the MGBGTV8 is very welcome. SF March 2017 More
V8 Technical Day 2017
This year's V8 Technical Day will be held on Saturday 20th May 2017 in the John Thornley Suite at the Club Office in Abingdon commencing at 10am and finishing at around 3.30pm. The organiser is Roger Aldridge who is putting together an interesting set of talks and presentations. See our briefing webpage. SF March 2017 More
North Yorks Moors V8 Tour 2017 - Thursday 7th to Monday 11th September 2017
The next V8 Tour in the popular series will be based in the North Yorks Moors. The event will include touring the beautiful scenic routes around the North Yorks Moors National Park taking in Heartbeat country Goatland, Castle Howard, Helmsley and many more interesting villages. There will be a tour of the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and a visit to Eden Camp, a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed in a former WW2 prisoner of war camp. SF March 2017 More & Bookings
RV8 25th anniversary 2017
This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of the model in 1992. Event details will be announced in March. See our "Looking back" series. SF March 2017 More
Concern with LED bulb upgrades on classic cars
The DfT says LED aftermarket conversions are only permitted when the entire lamp unit, not just the bulb, is replaced by a Type Approved lamp. The concern for classic car owners is relative visibility on today's roads. What is clear is the regulations have not caught up with the new technology. See our recent NEWS items on concerns over lighting upgrades and our earlier items. SF February 2017
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Useful hands-free speakerphone from Jabra
The increased crackdown on the use of handheld mobile phones and smartphones whilst driving is overdue and necessary, so a neat hands-free speakerphone is a welcome option. The device is called Jabra Drive and is convenient to use - it's simply clipped to the sun visor overhead and when "paired" to your mobile phone they link automatically by Bluetooth. The phone can stay safely in your pocket out of sight and touch. To answer a call you simply lift your finger and touch a button on the face of the Jabra Drive - the microphone picks up your reply and the 2 watt speaker conveys the caller's voice clearly. SF January 2017 More
V8 Register review 2016
This review reports we have 3,881 registered members with MGV8s in the UK, Mainland Europe and Overseas and our database has information on 4,581 MGV8s - covering Costellos, Factory V8s, GTV8 Conversions, V8 Roadster Conversions and RV8s. The report is illustrated with charts showing where our members and the MGV8s are in the UK, Mainland Europe and Overseas. See the report. SF January 2017 More
V8 Pricewatch
Our two volunteers, Andy Goves and Keith Belcher, spot adverts and auction listings with MGV8s for sale for our V8 Pricewatch. Ther next update of our MGV8 Price Guide will be in April 2017. SF January 2017 MGBGTV8 Pricewatch & RV8 Pricewatch
Sorrento by BGTV8
John Upton enjoyed having his MGBGTV8 in Africa when he lived there for many years before returning home and then moving to France. Here he describes another adventure taking his V8 to Sorrento for his daughter's wedding. It proved to be a trip of a lifetime. See his full article and some of the wedding photos. SF December 2016 Full article & Wedding photos
V8 Anniversaries coming up
As we approach the 45th anniversary of the launch of the MGBGTV8 model in August 1973 and the 40th anniversary of the formation of the V8 Register five years later in 1978, we are planning events and website features to mark those milestones in 2018. Similarly the 25th anniversary of the launch of the MG RV8 model is another significant feature in our planning - the announcement of the model in 1992 and launch in 1993. We have already launched on the V8 website two series of "looking back" articles and features on the MGBGTV8 and RV8 models. SF December 2016 MGBGTV8 & MG RV8
Rebuild series reaching 100
Rebuild and restoration reports have been a popular feature on the V8 website for many years with the restoration of an MGBGTV8 found behind a garden shed by Barrie Jones and a nut and bolt rebuild commissioned by Dr Chris Ward as two examples. A current rebuild of an MGV8 Roadster Conversion by Mike Macartney has been followed closely by many members as he has produced regular detailed reports posted to the V8 website. They usually run to eight pages and appear twice a week and sometimes every two days, so it's no surprise the series is reaching the 100th report. SF December 2016 More
Understanding the RV8 engine management system
The RV8 had an early engine management system and in a comprehensive article Dave Morris explored its operation, fault detection and diagnostics. Assisted by John Anthistle, John Hale and Nic Houslip they outlined options for owners upgrading their RV8 by 'chipping' or 'remapping'. Some basic knowledge is assumed so anyone unfamiliar with Fuel Injection Systems should first read Nic Houslip's excellent article introducing the RV8 ECU. SF December 2016 Full article & Introduction
Best buy dash cams
Since we last looked at dash cams they have continued to improve in terms of functionality and performance. There has also been a surge in the popularity of dash cams, so the results of the latest product test by the leading consumer group Which? are a useful guide if you are thinking of getting one. SF November 2016 More
V8 Roadster rebuild project
Following a major restoration of an MGBGTV8 previously owned by Dugald McNeill, Mike Macartney met up with his old friend and as Dugald was so attached to the car, Mike generously let it go back to him! But Mike had thoroughly enjoyed driving the V8 so the MGV8 bug had bitten him! We soon heard Mike had bought another MGV8 for restoration. SF November 2016 More
V8 Hampshire Tour 2016
The V8 Tour 2016 was be based at the Forest Park Hotel in Brockenhurst in the New Forest over the long weekend of Thursday 1st to Monday 5th September and included visits to a local vineyard, the famous Buckler's Hard where ships of the line were built and finished with a buffet lunch on Monday at the Museum of Army Flying at Netheravon prior to members leaving for home. SF October 2016 More

V8 Curry at Knowle
We have another autumn V8 Curry at the Lloyds Indian Restaurant in Knowle near Solihull in the West Midlands on Saturday 8th October 2016. Please book ahead with Nic Houslip on 07768 766315. SF October 2016
Stubborn stalks
The column mounted stalk controls on an MGB or derivative are prone to stubborn and erratic smooth operation as they age. A tip Nic Houslip has found useful over the years is the application of WD-40 on a relatively infrequent basis (say twice annually) as it is beneficial to all switches in cars. See our brief but useful note. SF September 2016 More
Connecting a battery conditioner
During a call from an enthusiast who had just bought an RV8, he enquired whether a battery conditioner like an Accumate could be connected to the power socket in an MGV8 as a simple and convenient way of maintaining the battery condition and charge when the car is parked in a garage for a while. See our illustrated notes. SF September 2016 More
Mike Macartney's rebuild series
One of the popular items on the V8 website is the series of illustrated reports from Mike Macartney of the major rebuild he has underway on a V8 Roadster. See the series of reports. SF August 2016 More
Modification to reduce MGV8 sump gasket leakage
A thread on the V8 Bulletin Board in May 2016 discussed the suitability of several sump gaskets for the RV8. One contributor, Tony Lake, mentioned how a problem with the pressed steel sump is the light steel section used. He noted "the V8 sump is one of the best candidates I've seen for leakage, along with the valley cover". He then mentioned he had some sketches of the stiffening pieces he had made to overcome the problem and solve the leaks. SF August 2016 More
MGBGTV8 has a rebuild
Peter Ellis originally purchased his MGBGTV8 in 1980 - Damask 2632 - and it was used as everyday transport for two years, then as a second car for 14 years. Peter sold the car in 1994 when the bodywork was starting to show signs of needing some major surgery. In 2008 he repurchased the car. The bodywork still needed surgery and so he started the strip down. The bodywork and painting were completed in early 2010 and the rebuild took place over the following four years culminating in an MOT in November 2014.
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What are the likely effects of Brexit on the UK classic car market?
In a lead article reviewing the effects of Brexit on classic car demand and prices in the UK, the popular weekly newspaper Classic Car Weekly noted recently that "demand from international buyers will rise, values will remain strong and classic friendly legislation will be more easily achieved". SF August 2016 More
Checking a small mod on a Japan spec RV8 has been done
When a Japan spec RV8 is reimported to the UK or exported elsewhere you need to change over the vacuum advance to the UK spec as recommended in RV8 Workshop Notes 60 and 258. If you buy one of these cars it is well worth checking a simple modification has been carried out. SF August 2016 RV8NOTE120 & RV8NOTE258
MGV8 concours wins at MGLive! & at the European Event of the Year 2016
The MGBGTV8 in Teal Blue entered by Howard Guiney in the premier concours class at Silverstone and came first beating some well-known previous winners. At the European Event of the Year in France another V8 enthusiast Roger Glover reports his RV8, in British Racing Green, won the Modern concours section. SF August 2016 MGLive!2016 & EEOY 2016
Reimporting an MGBGTV8
A search for an MGBGTV8 resulted in Robert Rose finding one with an enthusiast in New Zealand and then reimporting it to the UK. The car has now arrived by shipping container in the UK. Although Robert Rose eventually wishes to regain the car's original UK registration number through the DVLA Form V765 process, initially he will be submitting a DVLA Form V55 to obtain an age related UK plate. SF August 2016 More
Exposed thread of a bolt through the airbox on an MGBGTV8
If you have an exposed thread it is essential you fit a nut and serrated washer as a matter of urgency. There are still some MGBGTV8s around with an exposed thread. See V8NOTE53. SF July 2016 More
Replacing the HIF6 floats
Victor Smith found on starting up his MGBGTV8 that petrol was running from the overflow hose which is routed to discharge below the car. It was traced to the float in the nearside HIF6 carburettor that had leaked so it was partially full of fuel. In V8NOTE507 he describes replacing the floats with a new pair from Burlen. See V8NOTE507. SF July 2016
V8 Technical Day 2016
Members attending the V8 Technical Day 2016 enjoyed a series of presentations and then following a buffet lunch travvled to Steventon near Abingdon for a tour of the Frontline Development's factory. The programme for the day covered various aspects of owning a an MGV8, with six principal speakers. SF July 2016 More
Brass alternative to a plastic back axle breather
Checking your plastic breather pipe is not missing from the top of the offside of your back axle was highlighted in this column in the February issue. Subsequently Richard Withington spotted a brass alternative and Jonathan Buckley then contributed some useful information on his experience with rethreading and fitting one. SF May 2016 More
V8 Technical Day 2016
Following the successful V8 Technical Days in 2014 and 2015, Roger Aldridge is planning another for Saturday 21st May 2016 in the John Thornley Suite at Club Office with three speakers in the morning, lunch and then a move over to Frontline Developments in Abingdon for presentations on their activities and a tour of their new factory. There will also be a chance to look at their new MGBs. Briefing and booking details are available on the V8 website. Contact Roger Aldridge to book a place.
SF May 2016 More
V8 Autumn Tour 2016
The next V8 Tour in the popular series will be based in The New Forest National Park from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th September 2016. The tour will be through beautiful areas of the forest and visiting various establishments, including a winery, the famous Buckler's Hard where ships of the line were built and finishing at the Museum of Army Flying for a tour followed by a buffet lunch prior to departure for home. Contact Mike Lane for bookings and information. SF May 2016 More
Fault with the starter 6RA relay
The 6RA forward of the fuse box controls the twin cooling fans and the other on the bulkhead side controls the engagement of the starter motor. Recently Steve Newton examined a faulty 6RA relay and found the contacts in the switch came together under the magnetic force of the coil in the relay but did so at an angle and not parallel to each other as they should, so there was a reduced area of surface contact between the contacts. With the large current drawn by the starter motor, the result was a fusing in one spot. Take care, there are some poor quality parts in the market. SF Apr 2016 More
GTS104 thermostat - drilled vent or undrilled?
Dave Morris sought clarification on whether the MGV8 thermostat is vented. Nic Houslip says "When you look for a replacement GTS104 thermostat you need to check carefully the replacement part has a vent and bobble valve". SF Apr 2016 More
V8 Workshop Notes series passes the 500 milestone!
Launched in April 1979 the V8 Workshop Notes series began with a note from John Dupont on removing and refitting a V8 water pump and in February 2016 the 500th note was released reporting a fault seen with 6RA relays supplied as replacement parts. The series of RV8 Workshop Notes was launched in in September 1999 and has reached 415 notes, so a combined total this month of 918 notes. With 31 notes generated over the last 12 months it's likely we will reach a thousand notes by the time we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the V8 Register in October 2018. SF Apr 2016 News & V8NOTES & RV8NOTES
Visit to the Black Country Living Museum
Steve Newton has arranged a group visit to the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 9th April 2016 meeting at 11am. Located in Dudley in the West Midlands it is one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. Book a place with Steve Newton. SF Apr 2016 More - see report on the event
V8 event before the European Event of the Year 2017 in Portugal
For MGV8 enthusiasts planning to travel to Portugal to attend the MG Car Club's European Event of the Year 2017 will welcome the news that a preliminary event - "Visiting Portugal 2017" from Saturday 29th July to Thursday 3rd August 2017 - is being planned there for V8 enthusiasts by the Swiss V8 Group run by Victor Rodrigues and his Swiss wife Evelyne. Although he has lived for many years in Zurich in Switzerland he originally comes from Portugal and has used his local knowledge to arrange the additional event. SF Apr 2016 More
RV8 Spring Run in Yorkshire
Stuart Mumby is organising a Spring Run on Sunday 24th April 2016, primarily for MG RV8s, but all MGV8s welcome. This coincides with the FBHVC Drive-it-Day and will offer an ideal opportunity to get your car out and be seen on this important annual event. The route will take in Bronte and Summer Wine Country in the scenic Yorkshire Pennines. SF Apr 2016 More
V8 Technical Day 2016
Following the successful V8 Technical Days in 2014 and 2015, Roger Aldridge is planning another for Saturday 21st May 2016 in the John Thornley Suite at Club Office with three speakers in the morning, lunch and then a move over to Frontline Developments in Abingdon for presentations on their activities and a tour of their new factory. There will also be a chance to look at their new MGBs. Briefing and booking details are available on the V8 website. Contact Roger Aldridge to book a place.
SF Apr 2016 More
V8 Autumn Tour 2016
The next V8 Tour in the popular series will be based in The New Forest National Park from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th September 2016. The tour will be through beautiful areas of the forest and visiting various establishments, including a winery, the famous Buckler's Hard where ships of the line were built and finishing at the Museum of Army Flying for a tour followed by a buffet lunch prior to departure for home. Contact Mike Lane for bookings and information. SF Apr 2016 More
Repairing an electronic key fob
Finding your electronic key fob has developed a fault - for example one of the buttons has fallen out or it simply stops working - can leave you with a puzzle as to how to get the fob repaired or replaced without too much hassle or expense. In RV8NOTE399 Alan Rennie mentioned a specialist company in Peterborough, Automobile Locksmith, who provide a good quality repair service. SF Apr 2016 More
Where is a V8 I used to own?
An increasing number of enquiries are coming from enthusiasts who are trying to trace an MGV8 they had once owned and enjoyed in earlier years.Do let the V8 Registrar know if you do so we can help this painting pass to the current owner of the car. SF Apr 2016 More
Curing a leaking heater matrix
Paul Atkinson experienced a leaking heater matrix on his RV8 and found the replacement of the matrix was easy involving moving the washer bottle, carbon canister and immobiliser unit to the side (without complete detachment from the car) then undoing the hoses and the two screws which hold the matrix into the heater box. The heater box remains in situ, but I took the opportunity to clear the debris from the deteriorated foam seal with a powerful vacuum cleaner. SF Mar 2016 More
V8 Technical Day 2016
Following the successful V8 Technical Days in 2014 and 2015, Roger Aldridge is planning another for Saturday 21st May 2016 in the John Thornley Suite at Club Office with three speakers in the morning, lunch and then a move over to Frontline Developments in Abingdon for presentations on their activities and a tour of their new factory. There will also be a chance to look at their new MGBs. Briefing and booking details are available on the V8 website.
SF Mar 2016 More
V8 Autumn Tour 2016
The next V8 Tour in the popular series will be based in The New Forest National Park from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th September 2016. The tour will be through beautiful areas of the forest and visiting various establishments, including a winery, the famous Buckler's Hard where ships of the line were built and finishing at the Museum of Army Flying for a tour followed by a buffet lunch prior to departure for home. Contact Mike Lane for bookings and information. SF Mar 2016 More
MGV8 PriceWatch
Classic car prices have been on the move over the last few years and several V8 members have been following the auction news and adverts with useful reports, analysis and price guide updates, not least from Keith Belcher, Adam Fiander and Andy Goves. Their research and news on auction results and MGV8s seen for sale in adverts is the key part of our MGV8 PriceWatch series on the V8 website. SF Mar 2016 More
Back axle breather pipe check
Derek Squires saw something lying on the floor under the back of his RV8 and found it was a plastic rear axle breather which had had sheared off at the top of the short threaded section that holds it into the top of the offside part of the back axle. With that part missing he had an open hole of about 7mm diameter in the top of the axle to let in water and grit. If it had fallen off when on the road, he would have never noticed that it was missing. He found replacement parts are readily obtainable from Brown & Gammons as ZXC5726 for the RV8 and 21H6060 for the GTV8. It's worth checking your breather pipe is there. SF Feb 2016 More
V8 Curry at Knowle
Our annual V8 Curry, usually held at the beginning of the year, will be at the Lloyds Indian Restaurant in Knowle near Solihull in the West Midlands on Saturday 20th February 2016. As that is the evening before the MG-Triumph Show at Stoneleigh on Sunday 21st it will be convenient for fellow members travelling to the show and stopping overnight nearby as the restaurant is not far from Stoneleigh. We hope the access arrangements at the Stoneleigh site will be better this year. See an information note and booking details. SF Feb 2016
MGV8 PriceWatch
Classic car prices have been on the move over the last few years and Keith Belcher and Andy Goves have been following the auction news and adverts with useful reports and price guide updates for both V8 and RV8 models. Those reports are our MGV8 PriceWatch. In January Andy Goves reported on two RV8s sold at auction in December 2015 - see the reports and analysis. See our MGV8 PriceWatch page. SF Feb 2016 MGV8 PriceWatch
RV8 coolant bleed insert
Anyone who has done the job will know what a pain it is to refill the RV8 cooling system when changing the coolant or following work on the system. Here Stuart McGuigan describes a modification he has made which makes the job far easier. SF Dec 2015 More
Check the age of your tyres
Tyre safety is a topic we have highlighted on many occasions, not least the age effect on tyre rubber and the consequent reduced braking and roadholding performance. Over time the suppleness of tyre rubber reduces so that by around 7 to 8 years old the ageing effect will have reduced the flexibility of the rubber as it hardens and begins to take on the characteristics of wood. SF Dec 2015 More & Replacement tyres information gateway
V8 Technical Day 2016
Following the successful V8 Technical Days in 2014 and 2015, Roger Aldridge is planning another for Saturday 21st May 2016 in the John Thornley Suite at Club Office with three speakers in the morning, lunch and then a move over to Frontline Developments in Abingdon for presentations on their activities and a tour of their new factory. There will also be a chance to look at their new MGBs. Briefing and booking details will be available on the V8 website from January 2016.
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Autumn V8 meeting near Zurich
Victor Rodrigues, who runs the Swiss V8 group in Switzerland (SWISS-MGV8/IG), reports that they held the traditional Autumn gathering at his attractive garage near Zurich on Saturday 24th October 2015. SF Dec 2015 NEWS & illustrated report
Tax class changes to "Historic"
As very nearly all MGBGTV8 models are now eligible for road tax exemption, most owners will want to arrange for the tax class change from PLG to Historic as soon as the opportunity arises in April as the eligibility for the 40 year rolling VED exemption arrives. So if your car is approaching that point it is worth noting a clarification the FBHVC has received from the DVLA. SF Dec 2015 More
Changes to vehicle tax rule
When the paper tax disc ended some changes to the vehicle tax rules appeared - but there was confusion. After some delay a clarification has been released on the GOV.UK website which says "when you buy a vehicle, the tax or SORN doesn't come with it. But the explanation from DVLA is still not quite right. We explain why. The key point is DVLA are not notified of the change of registered keeper until the they receive the paper V5C from the seller. SF Dec 2015 More & Recent VED updates
Check your antiroll bar drop links
Recently there have been some failures of the front antiroll drop links. These connect the outer ends of the antiroll bar to their respective lower suspension arm. Nic Houslip feels it is probably worth spending time checking the condition of the drop links. Failure of the link will affect handling, by allowing much more body roll in corners. SF Dec 2015 More
Drop links information gateway & Update on drop links article
V8 Tour in Germany
A prompt report on the V8 Tour 2015 to Germany was prepared by Kai and Claudia Knickmann. Kai volunteered to translate the report and prepared it whilst on a flight to the Far East. SF Nov 15 More
Churches tour around Watlington
With good weather the tour of six churches around Watlington in Oxfordshire was an enjoyable and interesting day. Breakfast at the Coach & Horses in Chiselhampton, lunch at the Chequers Inn at Fingest, tea at Ewelme church and dinner at the Red Lion in Chalgrove. SF Nov 15 More
V8 Register Grille Badge available again soon
The V8 Register Grille Badges will be on offer through the Online V8 Shop at £33.75 (UK including P&P and VAT), £39.99 (Mainland Europe including airmail P&P and VAT) and £39.99 (Overseas including airmail P&P). You can order a badge using the online order form. SF Oct 15 Order form
Update your agreed value
The indications are a Condition 1 MGBGTV8 chrome bumper is now around £18,545 (up 7.5% in six months) and a rubber bumper model at around £15,320 with exceptional cars at higher prices. In earlier years many V8 enthusiasts reviewed the value of their car every 2 to 3 years but in the present market it's essential you do this annually to ensure you have an agreed value on your policy which reflects the current market price of your car and are not underinsured. SF Oct 15 NEWS
Classic car theft - increased security now essential
Recent classic car press articles report thefts increasing to the point where one car is being stolen virtually every day. One way of protecting your car is to fit a GPS tracker which will alert you by text message of any tampering with the car and provide its location if stolen so the police will be able to recover it. SF Oct 15 NEWS & Tracker
RV8 at the Castle of May
Marion Quarrington was on the Caledonian Centre's Tour of Orkney and on the return route visited the Castle of Mey near Caithness on the north coast of Scotland. Marion mentioned they enjoyed good weather so had the hood down for most of the time, only putting it up overnight. The eight day tour had an overnight stop in Tain on route to the ferry at Gill's Bay, followed by three nights on Orkney and then via the west coast with overnights in Tongue, Loch Broom and Fort William before returning to Stirling. SF Oct 15 NEWS
SV-R wins two cups at MGLive!
John Newey reports his MG X-Power SV-R with its 5.0 V8 engine won its class in the "Pride of Ownership" at MGLive! and then went on to win the Roger Latham trophy for overall best in show too.
SFSep15 NEWS & MGLive! 2015 report
Tour of Churches around Watlington
A tour of six churches in the Oxfordshire countryside around Watlington on Saturday 3rd October 2015. The tour will start with refreshments at the Coach & Horses in Chiselhampton from 9.30am. The first church is just a short walk from the large car park at the pub. The tour has been organised by fellow member and local farmer Charles Peers. The first church we will visit, St Katherine's, was built by his distant ancestor, another Charles Peers. There will be a lunch break at the Chequers Inn at Fingest and tea at Ewelme church followed by a V8 Dinner. SFSep15 Tour information & booking details
V8 Register Grille Badges available again
An initiative by Angus Munro attracted over 50 pre-orders for a new supply of small V8 Register Grille Badges. If you missed the online promotion in August then limited stocks remain available. SFSep15 More
What's in a set of MGB Workshop Notes?
The series for MGB owners has over 300 useful technical notes for the MGB and MGBGT with a range of service and spares tips. Sets of the notes are available on a convenient USB memory stick bearing the MGB logo. Tracing information on a topic is very straightforward with the detailed index to the series. Examples of the notes you will find in Volume 4 are a comprehensive note on waxoyling an MGB, a modification to avoid a failed bonnet catch, tips on using Jubilee clips, cleaning out the fresh air vent chamber drain tube known as "Ted's knob" to avoid wet carpets and a review of luggage rack options for MGB Roadsters. SFSep15 More & See also V8NOTES & RV8NOTES More
Classic car thefts are increasing
Recent classic car press articles report thefts increasing to the point where one car is being stolen virtually every day. One way of protecting your car is to fit a GPS tracker which will alert you by text message of any tampering with the car and provide its location if stolen so the police will be able to recover it. SFSep15 Classic Car Weekly report & Classic Car Buyer report & GPS Tracker & Underinsurance
Crimping bullet connectors and faston terminals
Whether you are doing maintenance on the electrical system on a classic car like an MGB or installing new wiring for additional equipment, getting a good crimped bullet connector or faston is essential. Using good crimping tools helps achieve reliable crimped connectors. SFSep15 Crimping article & Fastons & Video
V8 Register group launched on Facebook
The V8 Register has launched a Facebook group and it is already attracting members in the UK and overseas. It will enable V8 Register members to exchange views and information on enjoying their MGV8s, contact friends and exchange messages. An "Admin Trio" will run it as a "closed group" for members of the V8 Register and friends who are current members of the MG Car Club or a current member of a recognised overseas branch of the MG Car Club. Why not join the V8 Register group on Facebook now!
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Summer Budget 2015 report
The headline news from the Summer Budget 2015 statement made in the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on Wednesday 8th July was: no fuel duty changes this year, fuel duty is frozen, no further changes to Vehicle Excise Duty rates and bands, Vehicle Excise Duty classic vehicle exemption continues as announced in the Budget 2014, a 3.5% insurance premium tax rise from 1st November 2015 with the standard rate of IPT increasing from 6% to 9.5% and reform of the regulation of the insurance claims management sector by the Government. 150708 More
Autumn V8 Dinner on Saturday 3rd October 2015
Dinner at the Coach & Horses in Chiselhampton will be a good way of ending what promises to be a most interesting tour of local churches that day. Some members travelling long distances are staying overnight at this pub which offers good bed and breakfast accommodation. Note, this dinner replaces the previous plans for a V8 Curry at the Last Viceroy in Bourne End near Marlow later in October 2015. (SF August 2015) Briefing
Booking details
Tour of churches around Watlington in Oxfordshire - Saturday 3rd October 2015
Charles Peers is arranging an interesting tour of churches around his home near Watlington starting with St Katherine's church in Chiselhampton built by his ancestor.
Full details of the tour are on the V8 website together with an online booking form. A detailed guide book to the tour with information on each church, the places passed on the tour and information on the routes between churches will be available. The day will start with breakfast in Chiselhampton then lunch in Fingest and finally tea at Ewelme. (SF August 2015) More & Tour programme
CHIPnTRAC GPS tracker - our review and guides to setting up and installing this self monitoring GPS tracker
Following our review of this tracker published in the July 2015 issue of Safety Fast! we have produced two guides on setting up the tracker and installing it in an MGB, V8 or RV8. The set up guide is available here but the installation guide is not published online for obvious reasons, but a copy is available to current members of the MG Car Club who have registered an MGV8 with the V8 Register and who have provided us with the details of the invoice issued with their CHIPnTRAC tracker supplied by RBS Property Marking. (SF August 2015) More
Barrie's Notes - Maintaining an MGBGTV8 in the 21st Century
Many MGB enthusiasts have enjoyed reading the tips and advice on maintaining an MGB in a neat A5 sized 82 page book called Barrie's Notes written and illustrated by Barrie Jones. It sold well through the Club's online shop. Barrie has now produced a new book of his notes for the MGBGTV8 with useful information and tips on maintaining the model. Publication has recently been launched on the V8 website and copies are available on the Online V8 Shop. (SF August 2015) Review & More
Successful event before and over the MGLive! weekend
Visits to Nuffield Pace (home of Lord Nuffield), Bletchley Park and the Hook Norton Brewery together with lunch at the Pear Tree Inn and a well attended V8 Supper at the Three Conies near Silverstone were popular ahead of the MGLive! weekend. The annual weekend meeting at Silverstone was packed with interest and many members called in for the hospitality and warm welcome at the V8 Marquee arranged by Debbie Brading. See our reports on the events. (SF August 2015) Reports
Club's Nuffield Cup presented to the V8 Register at MGLive! 2015
The President's International Dinner at MGLive! was a well attended event the V8 members present had a surprise when the Club Chairman announced the presentation of the Club's Nuffield Cup to the V8 Register for providing support and services for V8 enthusiasts, recruiting new members and assisting other registers over the years. Debbie Brading and Victor Smith received the trophy, known as the "Gold Cup" - a very valuable item which is usually locked in a bank vault! (SF August 2015) More
Review of the CHIPnTRAC - a self-monitoring GPS tracker
This small device monitors your car so that you can be alerted if your is tampered with or stolen with messages to your mobile phone. If the car is stolen those messages provide information on the location of the vehicle, essential when working with the police to recover the car promptly. (SF July 2015) Tracker review & Dash Cam
V8 Technical Day
The programme for this year's V8 Technical Day in June at Club Office in Abingdon included Mike Macartney's fascinating tale of rebuilding the V8 Roadster featured in his popular rebuild reports on the V8 website, Mark Wanstall on carrying out Hoyle Suspension upgrades and George Wilder and Chris Allan on their book "RV8 - the Manufacturing Story". The event was organised by Roger Aldridge with the support of Nic Houslip. (SF July 2015) Report
V8 Summer BBQ
Bob and Carolyn Owen are hosting a V8 Summer BBQ on Sunday 19th July from 11am at their home in Mortimer, SW of Reading in Berkshire. Full details from Bob on 0118 933 2533. SF July 2015) More
V8 events before and at MGLive! 2015
In the week before MGLive! on 20th/21st June we have visits to Nuffield Place (Wednesday) and Bletchley Park (Thursday), and on Friday a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery, lunch at the Pear Tree Inn in Hook Norton and a V8 Supper at the Three Conies bear Brackley not far from Silverstone. All V8 members and friends welcome. At MGLive! there will be a warm welcome at the V8 Marquee where V8 members and friends can meet up and in the Club's Main Marquee we will have Nic Houslip's track day V8 Roadster on display. Full details of the events, booking forms and bookings lists available online. (SF June 2015) More
V8 Technical Day on Saturday 6th June 2015
This year's V8 Technical Day will be held at a new venue, the John Thornley Suite at the Club's office at Kimber House, Abingdon. The programme for the day will cover various aspects of owning a V8 MG, with three principal speakers: Mike Macartney on rebuilding a V8 Roadster, Mark Wanstall on carrying out Hoyle Suspension upgrades and George Wilder and Chris Allan on their book "RV8 - the Manufacturing Story". Full details and a booking form online. (SF June 2015) More
V8 Summer BBQ on Sunday 19th July 2015
Bob and Carolyn Owen are hosting a V8 Summer BBQ on Sunday 19th July from 11am at their home in Mortimer, SW of Reading in Berkshire. Full details from Bob on 0118 933 2533 and online. (SF June 2015) More

Lunchtime Meeting for RV8 and V8 enthusiasts in the South West
Peter Ferguson has arranged another meeting for RV8 and V8 members for Sunday 31st May 2015 from noon onwards at the The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford located on the A386 between Tavistock and Sourton on the western edge of Dartmoor. This follows the most successful inaugural meeting in September 2014. All are welcome, owners, wives, partners and friends. Contact Peter by email to let him know you plan to join the lunch party. Email & More (SF June 2015)
Vehicle tax renewal
Tax renewal or SORN online is a very convenient way of managing this routine chore. You simply go to the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/vehicletax and type in the 16 digit reference number on your V11 reminder which starts the 4 stage process. What evidence of a current vehicle tax or SORN do you have now that a paper tax disc is no longer issued? Well you can print off the stage 4 confirmation webpage and keep a copy in the glovebox so that you can produce it for the traffic police in the UK or on Mainland Europe as evidence your car is "taxed" in the UK. (SF May 2015) More
V8 Technical Day on Saturday 6th June 2015
This year's V8 Technical Day will be held at a new venue, the John Thornley Suite at the Club's office at Kimber House, Abingdon. The programme for the day will cover various aspects of owning a V8 MG, with three principal speakers: Mike Macartney on rebuilding a V8 Roadster, Mark Wanstall on carrying out Hoyle Suspension upgrades and George Wilder and Chris Allan on their book "RV8 - the Manufacturing Story". Full details and a booking form online. (SF May 2015) More
RV8 cats heat shield available
RV8 cats heat shields in a high grade heat resistant fibreglass are now available from Clive Wheatley. The shields are fixed between the cats and the underside of the floor of the bodyshell to reflect heat generated in the exhaust system.They are bolted to the underside of the car. In some cases the heat generated around the cats can burn the underside of the floor in the passenger compartment. The RV8 cats heat shield is available from Clive Wheatley mgv8parts at £99 including VAT plus carriage. (SF April 2015) More
ECU upgrade power amplifier fixing check
The remote ignition amplifier fitted to an RV8 by sticking it to the side of the engine bay fell off Paul Baker's car and landed on exhaust manifold and burnt out! The installer's aftersales support was good and they repaired the unit which Paul refitted more securely using the secondary support of cable ties as a safety mechanism so if it did come unstuck it would not fall down onto the exhaust again. The important message is if you have had one of these power amps fitted you might want to make sure you put some cable ties around the wires at each end to make it more secure. (SF April 2015) More
Planning a trip to le Mans
In most years a group of V8 enthusiasts has gone to the annual 24 hours sportscar endurance race at le Mans. It's an event that combines a sense of expedition, an opportunity to drive on some relatively uncluttered French roads, the enjoyment of good food and wine, and of course spectating the race! Here Victor Smith provides a guide to planning your trip. (SF April 2015) More
Popular rebuild series
Following a major restoration of an MGBGTV8 previously owned by Dugald MacNeil, Mike Macartney met up with his old friend and as Dugald was so attached to the car, Mike generously let it go back to him! But Mike had thoroughly enjoyed driving the V8 so the MGV8 bug had bitten him! We soon heard Mike had bought another MGV8 for restoration, a V8 Roadster conversion. As he was preparing the car to start the restoration Mike then offered to send in regular reports of the restoration which you can follow here. (SF April 2015) More
Events in the week before MGLive! 2015
A visit to Nuffield Place, the home of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century and founder of the Morris Motor Company, on Wednesday 17th June has been arranged by Ian Quarrington. The following day Nic Houslip has arranged a visit to Bletchley Park with its WW2 code breaking history and on Friday 19th June we have a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery followed by lunch at the nearby Pear Tree Inn both arranged by Debbie Brading. On Friday evening an informal V8 Supper at the Three Conies near Brackley has been arranged by James Brooks Fisher. (SF April 2015) More
Tax exempt evidence when driving in Mainland Europe
With the end of paper tax discs in 2014 you will now need to carry evidence that a tax exempt classic car has a current NIL value VED when driving in Mainland Europe. The main source for checking current road tax status is the Vehicle Enquiry System on the GOV.UK website where you will need to call up the record for your car and print off a copy. The first line will say "12 month rate - £0.00" and further down "Vehicle status - tax not due". (SF April 2015) More
Anti-theft GPS tracker for classic cars
With increasing concern over classic car theft, a self-monitoring GPS tracker that alerts you if your car is tampered with or stolen is good news. It's about the size of a box of matches and can be easily fitted in a concealed location and connected to the car's electrical system. Monitoring your car is done using your mobile phone - even a basic mobile phone will do because there are no apps to be loaded. It's all done with simple text messages. (SF April 2015) More
Updated MGV8 price guide
As part of our regular update of our MGV8 Price Guide released recently on the V8 website, Victor Smith and Adam Fiander highlight some of the background to the price trends over the last 12 months. The increased interest in classic cars noted in our price guide released in 2014 has continued over the last 12 months. We have seen prices of good quality MGV8s moving up, particularly for MGBGTV8s. (SF April 2015) More
Cars built in 1974 eligible for the rolling VED exemption
From 1st April 2015 cars built in 1974 will be eligible for the rolling VED exemption introduced in the Budget in March 2013 and made a 40 year rolling feature last year. The key date for eligibility is the "build date" and not the date of first registration. Enthusiasts with an eligible car need to apply for a tax class change from PLG to "Historic" and then for the NIL value VED at a local Post Office or direct to DVLA Swansea. Our updated guide and flowchart will help you through the process. (March 2015) More
New 13 part Channel 5 series on classic cars featuring the respected motoring journalist Quentin Willson
A new television series will put the world of classic cars in your front room and the promoters say there's not an overblown stunt in sight. A new 13 part series made its debut on Channel 5 on Thursday 5th February at 7pm fronted by Quentin Willson and Jodie Kidd. The first programme in the series was a patchwork of parts seemingly aimed at various groups with an interest in the classic car world. An MGBGTV8 features in the promotional video flying by on a straight country road with Quentin Willson at the wheel. We think the V8 will appear as passionate case for a £5,000 bargain classic car buy later in the series. (March 2015) More
V8s sell well at auction
Keith Belcher spotted three V8s in an Anglia Car Auctions' catalogue and felt it is a rare auction when three chrome bumper V8s make the rostrum in mid-winter. The three V8s sold well in January when the star was a 1975 much restored but largely standard Tundra V8 with a distinctive registration number and modified with a walnut dash and full leather interior which made £17,010 against an estimate of £14,000 to £16,000. (March 2015) More
Early signs of an engine mounting failing
Bob Smith from Gloucestershire has a Sebring bodied MGBGT built as dual purpose road legal and track day car with a 300bhp V8 engine. He mentioned how he traced a problem to weak engine mounts -a useful reminder for RV8 members and a few GTV8 owners with inner wing cut-outs for the exhaust. See the illustrated V8NOTE485. (February 2015) More
Replacing dashboard instrument bulbs with LEDs
Richard Withington posted a query on the V8 Bulletin Board seeking help in how to get at the dashboard instrument bulbs to replace them as he had had finally got round to acquiring some LED panel lights for an upgrade from Classic Dynamo Conversions near Lincoln. The first two bulbs were easy to install for the petrol gauge and lower speedo, but the others seemed more challenging. His first inclination was to lower the steering column so that he could access the others because he felt he needed to be a contortionist to get hold of them! Nic Houslip's reply proved that was the case! (February 2015) More
Everyday Modifications for your MGB, GT and GTV8
A new book from Crowood Press in their "Everyday Modifications" series by fellow V8 enthusiast Roger Parker contains a wealth of useful tips on upgrades and improvements you can add with the modifications he describes. It’s a very thorough and authoritative book and one most MGB and GTV8 enthusiasts will find a useful source of information and advice. At the discounted price of £15.99 plus delivery from the Crowood Press online site it is also very good value too. (February 2015) Crowood Press website & Review
Headline events for 2015
For 2015 our first event is a V8 Curry held on Saturday 28th February in Knowle near Solihull the night before the Stoneleigh MG Show on Sunday 1st March. The core events include a visit to Bletchley Park on Thursday 18th June in the week before the Club's annual meeting, MGLive! at Silverstone, and the annual V8 tour will be to Germany this year with a five day tour (plus an optional additional day at Nürburgring) organised by longstanding V8 members Walter and Brigitte Kallenberg. See the Rolling V8 Calendar for full details and links. Rolling V8 Calendar (January 15)
First RV8 in Caribbean Blue sold
The first of the RV8s finished in Caribbean Blue was sold in December by a longstanding member, Godfrey Barnes, to Jim Henderson. The car, a UK spec car from 1993 is in Condition 1 with a hydraulic power steering retrofit and an Optimax ECU upgrade, was car previously owned by Bryan Ditchman, the original editor of the RV8 Workshop Notes series and a regular contributor for many years. Godfrey had previously owned an MGBGTV8 in Glacier White in which he travelled with his Norwegian wife all the way to North Cape well above the Arctic Circle in Norway and back. (January 15) Caribbean Blue 0265
Emergency contact disc
With the end of paper tax discs in October 2014 having an emergency contact disc or ECD on your screen in place of the old tax disc is certainly a useful idea and one which could provide essential information at the scene of a collision or medical emergency. (January 15) Download an ECD
Dash cams - what are they like?
it is clear dash cams are being used in all types of vehicle so why have one, what do they do, how do you set them up and how do you get one? Victor Smith sets out what he found. Review (December 14) Special offer

See an illustrated seven page document with details of the Digi-Cam Action Camcorder kit (what does it look like and how do you set it up and use it) and examples of the recording quality compared with the NextBase402G dash cam. More & Legals
Retrofitting DRLs to a classic car
See the full article highlighting the relative visibility concern for classic car drivers, particularly at night, and an installation on an MGBV8 Roadster carried out by Vic Todman. More (December 14)
Paying road tax by Direct Debit
Following the end of paper tax discs in October the DVLA has introduced a system where you can pay VED by Direct Debit. More (December 14)
Winter layups
See our information gateway on winter layoups for a classic car. More (December 14)
Major MGV8 restoration
Dr Chris Ward at Applecross in the Highlands is close to finishing a major restoration of his MGBGTV8. More (December 14)
MGB Workshop Notes on a USB Twister
The new MGB Workshop Notes series has many useful technical notes for the MGB and MGBGT with service and spares tips contributed by fellow members since 1978. The complete series with over 300 notes in four volumes and a detailed Index is available on a memory stick with a special rate for current members of the MG Car Club. (December 14) More
Seasonal Offers
Presents - what can I get a V8 enthusiast? We have a range of V8 Regalia, offers from Brown & Gammons and Clive Wheatley and copies of a reprint of "RV8 - the Manufacturing Story" and a few rare signed copies of David Knowles' book "MG V8" available. See the Seasonal Offers webpage. (December 14)
Avoiding a fine for incorrect number plates
A useful reminder to check you have the right number plates for the year your classic car was built. More (November 14)
Getting a replica tax disc for your MGV8
A small company near Barnsley in Yorkshire, Creative Tax Discs, provides a good service. More (November 14)
Green Hell - V8 at Nurburgring motor racing circuit
Enjoy a lap with Guy Konz. More (October 2014)
RV8 enthusiasts in Devon & Cornwall - Sunday 21st September 2014
Peter Ferguson is planning a meeting of RV8 members in Devon and Corwall at the Dartmoor Inn. For full details & booking see his briefing note. Contact Peter at email. All MGV8 members welcome. (September 14)
Goodwood Revival - Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014
The annual three day festival of motorsport with a relaxed feel and period setting. We have an informal V8 Gathering at the event. See our outline and briefing for details of how to get a ticket, where to park, the layout of the circuit. Goodwood bookings and ticket hotline 01243 755055 and Goodwood website. Contact Victor Smith 07770 822977 on Friday 12th September to coordinate meeting up at the Circuit. See a route guide to Goodwood. (September 14)
Early pre-production development V8 sold at auction
Glacier White 0096, which was up for auction at the Silverstone Classic Sale on Saturday 26th July 2014, is reported to have been sold for £9,315 including auction fees and VAT. We understand the hammer price was £8,100. (September 14) More
RV8 enthusiasts in Yorkshire
Stuart Mumby is planning a meeting of RV8 members in Yorkshire. Do get in touch with him on 01430 871078. (August 14)

V8 Garden Visit in Shropshire
For Sunday 17th August 2014 Clive Wheatley is arranging a private visit to the beautiful gardens at Lower Hall, a privately owned 16th century timber house in the centre of Worfield, a village 3½ half miles east of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Contact Clive Wheatley for bookings and more information on 01746 710810 or by email
Workshop notes available on a USB memory stick
We have launched the new system of distributing sets of the V8 and RV8 Workshop Notes using an easy to use, rapid loading memory stick with the V8 Register logo on the case. So you will be able to spot it easily when you need to check up on a particular workshop note.. (August 14) More
Check your agreed value when you renew your insurance cover
With the increase in MGV8 prices over the last couple of years now is the time to check the agreed value in your policy. See our updated price guide. (August 14) More
Seat belt repair
See our note on how and where to get your seat belts repaired. (July 14) More
RV8 cooling problem traced to a small crack in the enck of the expansion tank
See our detailed note on this cause of overheating with an RV8. (July 14) More

LED lights conversion
Following the article on the LED bulb upgrade in the V8 Newsletter in the April 2014 issue of Safety Fast! the Editor received a letter from Keith Hobday who offered a useful small correction and one piece of additional information. A copy of Keith's letter was published in the June 2014 issue of Safety Fast! together with a response from the author of the article via a comment from the Editor. See a copy of Keith's letter and the response from the author of the article plus an updated table of replacement bulbs. More
See a copy of the revised article on LED lights conversion. More
MGBGTV8 brake servo failure - caution again
Fortunately brake failures from servo problems are rare but there have been 14 reports from V8 members of a near instant loss of braking. The latest report was from Barrie Jones who said it had happened to a local V8 in Cornwall. So our earlier advice to fellow V8 enthusiasts urging them to have their brake servo checked is repeated. Please do have your servo checked and better still either refurbished or a new servo fitted as a replacement. It is simply not worth scrimping on such a key safety issue. More
V8 events over the MG90 weekend
On Friday 20th June the traditional informal lunch at the Pear Tree Inn at Hook Norton and later a V8 Supper at the Three Conies Inn at Thorpe Mandeville. On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June the V8 Marquee at MG90 at Silverstone will provide a warm welcome for V8 members and friends with free tea, coffee and cakes and in the Club's Main Marquee there will be an interesting MGBGTV8 display. The Club dinner on Saturday evening will be popular with some V8 enthusiasts. On Sunday 22nd June the V8 AGM will be held at 12.30pm at the V8 Marquee. Four MGV8s will be in the MG90 Timeline display over the weekend. More
Successful tax class change and free tax disc
See our updated guide to getting your tax class change from PLG to Historic and apllying for a free road tax disc. See also our helpful flowchart on how to apply either at a local Post Office or direct to the DVLA Swansea. (May 14) Guide & Flowchart
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