- information and support for MGBGTV8 buyers|
for an MGBGTV8?|
There is plenty
of information and support here!
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
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.
a car that's for sale|
the deal, making a safe payment and checking the documents|
or selling at auction|
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
Finding a good MGBGTV8 - a member's story. More
MGBGTV8 buying guide
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
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
an MGBGTV8 like?|
Profile of the MGBGTV8. More
Photo profile of an MGBGTV8. More
MGBGT8 brochure. More
MGBGTV8 press pack
MGBGTV8 adverts to remember.
V8 specification and technical features.
Rebuilt V8 engine
on display. More
MGBGTV8 magazine reviews and
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?
many MGBGTV8s were made? More
for the MGBGTV8? More
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.
Hayter Talk 2002
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
See our guide and notes. More
Getting cover for an MGBGTV8.
Comparing brokers' quotes. More
Disclosing material facts. More
for sale on the V8 website
V8s currently for sale on the V8 website.
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
in a Factory MGBGTV8 tool roll?
Contents illustrated. More
Power steering retrofitt
Gateway to power
steering information. More
Review of power
steering options. More
information on key topics in our Information Gateways
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
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
and parts manuals for the MGBGTV8|
out the manuals you need for a V8. More
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
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.
record continuation sheet
spares for sale|
V8 spares for MGBV8s offered for sale by V8 enthusiasts
and V8 specialist traders. More
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
V8 engine size and weight. More
Workshop Notes - useful spares & maintenance tips contributed by fellow V8
V8 Workshop Notes series contents. More
Free detailed Index so you can look up topics. More
V8 back axle roll pin modification. More
an MGB or MGBGTV8. More
Cooling an MGBGTV8. More
Headlamp upgrade. More
battery conversion. More
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.
V8 badge locations, nearside wing & tailgate.