V8 Technical Day 2016
Saturday 21st May 2016


This year's V8 Technical Day was held on Saturday 21st May 2016 in the John Thornley Suite at Kimber House at Club Office in Abingdon.

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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::

Fancy a day at the Track?
Dave Pearce, with the support of Doug Bond (both MGV8 members), provided an elightening explanation of how members can attend one the well managed track days put on the MGs on Track (MGoT). Dave Pearce gave an overview of how to take part in a track day event with fellow MG enthusiasts, including costs, equipment venues and a couple of short videos showing how driving on a track is both safe and fun.
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& Car preparation & Introduction to a track day

Fancy a trip to Le Mans 24 Hours event in June?
Roger Aldridge gave a presentation on attending the Le Mans 24 Hours race at La Sarthe covering costs, travel options, camping or or accomodation arrangement and advice on attending the event sites. More

MG RV8 - the Development Story
Chris Allan gave a presentation based on a book he and George Wilder are currently researching for publication in 2017. Chris looked at Whole Vehicle Testing which will be one of the chapter headings. WVT fell into three categories: durability and Reliability tests, specific tests, destructive tests and specific and Functional assessments. He gave details of a number of these tests which are all covered in some detail in the book. Extract from the book covering Pave, one of the Durability and Reliability tests. More


Technical Updates
Nic Houslip provided brief updates on ethanol fuel issues and ndews that a small modern relay had been found that can fit inside the case of a 6RA relay fitted to an MGBGTV8. This will enable owners to retain the external appearance of originality whilst having a a more reliable, modern relay in the engine bay. More
MGV8 market review and price guide update
Victor Smith gave a brief presentation of the MGV8 Price Guide update recently released on the V8 website.

Tour of Frontline Developments factory

Our host [name of fellow at Frontline and his colleague] provided a guided tour of the factory with their new Mazda powered MGBs and the bespoke seating and trim.. Frontline website
V8 Register - MG Car Club - the leading group for MG V8 enthusiasts at www.v8register.net