MGBGTV8 - information and support for MGBGTV8 buyers
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Guide to buying an MGBGTV8
A useful guide to buying an MGBGTV8 first published as an article in Safety Fast! in September 2008. More

Guide to buying a classic MG
This five part guide with useful and checklists and a sample receipt will remind you of all the prudent checks you will need to make when buying any car.
Introduction.
Doing your research
Checking a car that's for sale
Negotiating the deal, making a safe payment and checking the documents
Buying or selling at auction
Checklists and sample documents
Thinking of getting a MGBV8 and would welcome a discussion with a V8 enthusiast?
If you are thinking of getting an MGBV8 and would like to talk with an MGV8 enthusiast, then we have a panel of members who will be happy to discuss what you need to know about the model and look for when you inspect a car for sale. MGV8 helpline
Finding a good MGBGTV8 - a member's story. More

MGBGTV8 buying guide
Dave Wellings, a longstanding V8 enthusiast, has produced this very useful note as a summary of what to look for when seeking to buy a good quality Factory built MGBGTV8 in today's market place. (Oct 04) More

MGBGTV8 guide to getting a V8 for regular use
Gordon Hesketh-Jones has clocked up over 370,000 miles in his V8 and regularly tours his V8 in Europe so is well used to a heavy annual maintenance schedule. His guide addresses issues of interest to a regular V8 user. (Dec 04) More
What's an MGBGTV8 like?
Profile of the MGBGTV8. More
Photo profile of an MGBGTV8. More
MGBGT8 brochure. More
MGBGTV8 press pack 1973. More
MGBGTV8 adverts to remember. More
V8 specification and technical features. More
Rebuilt V8 engine on display. More

MGBGTV8 magazine reviews and roadtests
Motor Sport road test October 1973. More
Police Review road test in August 1973. More
Classic & Sports Car review in March 2010. More

How many MGBGTV8s and what colours?
How many MGBGTV8s were made? More
Factory colours for the MGBGTV8? More
How many MGBGTV8s in each colour? More
What were body paint and trim colours? More

Concept, development & producton of the V8
Don Hayter, the design engineer at the MG Plant in the 1970s, gave a talk on the concept, development and production of the MGBGTV8 supported by the late Geoff Allen. A 28 page transcript is available on CD.
Don Hayter Talk 2002

Unleaded fuel?
Can I use unleaded fuel in my MGBGTV8 with the original heads? It's a regular query from members so our note provides a clarification. V8NOTE216

MGBGTV8 price guide
See our guide and notes. More

MGBGTV8 insurance
Getting cover for an MGBGTV8. More
Comparing brokers' quotes. More
Disclosing material facts. More

MGBGTV8s for sale on the V8 website
V8s currently for sale on the V8 website. More
V8s sold on the V8 website. More

Top tips for new MGBGTV8 enthusiasts
See our useful tips. More

When did the cut outs in the front valance panel come in?
See note clarifying this query. More

What's in a Factory MGBGTV8 tool roll?
Contents illustrated. More

Power steering retrofitt
Gateway to power steering information. More
Review of power steering options. More


More information on key topics in our Information Gateways
MGBGTV8 buying guide footnotes
The late Geoff Allen, who was at the Factory for over 27 years in Rectifications Department, provides some footnotes to the buying guides. (Dec 04) More


What does corrosion in an MGB look like?
Dave Parker of Mechspec MG Centre gives us the low down in a video on what to look for when buying one of these affordable classics. It's an eye-opener for many! More



Where can I find the vehicle identity numbers?
Finding the car/VIN & engine numbers. More

Online vehicle checks & and services
DVLA and MID insurance database checks. More
See our series of notes with tips & cautions. More

How to register a car with its original number plate
Registering a V8 under its original mark. More

How to apply for Historic tax class for an MGBGTV8 built in 1973 See our guide
Maintaining an MGBGTV8
Workshop and parts manuals for the MGBGTV8
Check out the manuals you need for a V8. More


Recommended lubrication chart

For a copy of the chart in the Driver's Handbook AKD8423 (4th Edition). Lubrication chart

Tyres for an V8 - replacements & maintenance
Check the age of your tyres with our guide. More
V8 tyre pressures (Handbook page 68). More
Replacement tyre choices discussed. More

Passport to Service
A continuation sheet has been prepared for the BL Passport to Service book by an ethusiastic member, John Gay. You can download a free copy of the this useful continuation sheet on this website.
Maintenance record continuation sheet
V8 spares for sale
V8 spares for MGBV8s offered for sale by V8 enthusiasts and V8 specialist traders. More

V8 maintenance and spares

Recommended V8 spares & service specialists. More
V8 gearbox & overdrive recon specialists. More
Who are the V8 service specialists in the UK? More
Which brake fluid? More
Ride height for an MGBGTV8. More
Upgrading to modern single 12V battery. More
Thinking of a Hoyle suspension upgrade? More
V8 engine number reference table More
V8 engine size and weight. More

V8 Workshop Notes - useful spares & maintenance tips contributed by fellow V8 enthusiasts
V8 Workshop Notes series contents. More
Free detailed Index so you can look up topics. More
V8 back axle roll pin modification. More
Waxoyling an MGB or MGBGTV8. More
Cooling an MGBGTV8. More
Headlamp upgrade. More
12 volt battery conversion. More
Electronic distributor options. More
V8 brake servo failure caution. More
How does the V8 servo work and fail? More

Rebuilding an MGBGTV8?
See our members' rebuild photos. More
A checklist of the useful references. More
Health issues highlighted. More
V8 badge locations, nearside wing & tailgate. More