V8 Technical Day
Saturday 14th July 2018

The next V8 Technical Day will be held on Saturday 14th July 2018 in the John Thornley Suite at Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS commencing at 10am and finishing at around 3.30pm.

How do I join the V8 Technical Day?
Bookings for this event can be made directly with the event organiser Steve Newton - just send him an email with your name and current MG Car Club membership number. The event is open to current members of the V8 Register - MG Car Club. Please note the maximum number of places at this event is 40. Bookings from fellow members are set out below. More

The cost to attend is £20 which includes tea and coffee and a light buffet lunch.

John Thornley Suite
MG Car Club
Kimber House
12 Cemetery Road
Oxfordshire OX14 1AS

Booking arrangements
Contact Steve Newton to book a place at the V8 Technical Day.

Please note the maximum number of places at this event is 40

Event Organiser
Steve Newton
Tel: 01384 863686

Report on a previous V8 Technical Day

Posted: 171105
The V8 Technical Day 2018 will be held at the John Thornley Suite at the MG Car Club's Headquarters at Kimber House in Abingdon. If you have never visited Club HQ before now is your chance! The suite is a purpose built room with state of the art presentation equipment. The programme for the day will cover various aspects of owning a an MGV8:

Rechipping an RV8 engine
Mark Adams, Tornado Systems
Tornado Systems specialises in engine management technology, with a particular focus on the Rover V8 engine in the many vehicles that it has powered.
The company’s founder, Mark Adams, started working with these engines and systems full-time back in 1992. The team at Tornado have wealth of experience not only in vehicle software but in mechanical and electrical repair so they are able to fully understand the complexity of your vehicle. More

Brief notes on the chips supplied by Mark Adams and the benefits. Notes

Replacement Mazda gearboxes for the MGB & MGBGTV8
Christian Disney, Vitesse
With the availability of replacement parts and original complete gearboxes for the MGBGTV8 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. Vitesse offer a 5 Speed Mazda Gearbox Conversion Kit for the MGBGTV8. What is it like, how do the ratios compare with those of the original 4 speed box with overdrive on top gear, how does it perform, what does the installation involve and how much does it cost? More & More

Q&A session
The technical Q&A session will have questions submitted ahead of the event but some taken from those attending on the day. Send your questions to Steve Newton or alternatively to Nic Houslip.
Bookings made by fellow members
Steve Newton
Nic Houslip
Debbie Brading
Ian Quarrington
Victor Smith