Successful search for a pair of cast iron exhaust manifolds

In mid-November Howard Guiney requested an advert on the V8 Spares for sale seeking a pair of cast iron exhaust manifolds for his MGBGTV8. He has just been in touch to say he has found a pair and mentions the contacts he had from fellow members in response to the advert.

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Howard Guiney says "a quick note to inform you that I have just acquired an undamaged pair of exhaust manifolds for my BGT V8 restoration; they just require the studs drilling out and re-tapping. In response to a wanted advert on the V8 Spares for sale webpage I had several emails
indicating where I may get some and many more saying I’d have more luck finding hens' teeth! In the end I found them via a friend whose father has had them in his garage for twenty five plus years after breaking a factory V8 in the 90s. Now if I could just find a set of new V8 Dunlop composite wheels!"

Good news - some all alloy replacement V8 wheels
Well there is some good news on V8 wheels. Clive Wheatley is at an advanced stage of sourcing a supply of new replacement wheels for Factory MGBGTV8s which are all alloy with an alloy centre like the original Dunlop composite wheel but, instead of a steel rim, the rim will also be in alloy. The new wheels will be difficult to distinguish from the original Factory fitted wheels so will be a real alternative to either the major cost of refurbishing corroded steel rimmed V8 wheels or the difficulty of finding a good secondhand set. Details of these new alloy wheels should be available early in the New Year..
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