Workshop Manual Supplement
An essential reference document for all V8 enthusiasts
covering the engine, fuel system, cooling system, clutch, gearbox and overdrive,
propeller shaft, final drive, steering, front suspension, rear suspension, brakes,
wheels, tyres, and electrical equipment, together with general information and
weights. Do make sure you have the Issue 2 updates.
can I get a copy?
Workshop Manual AKD 3259 |
manual covers the chrome bumpered cars from 1974 and went through many editions
(the copy here is the 15th Edition for example, 1976) and later with a supplement
added at the back for the first rubber bumpered cars. It's the basic reference
for V8 enthusiasts which is needed for the many service and maintenance routines
on MGBGTV8s which are common with both the MGB, MGBGT and V8 models. It is comprehensive
in its coverage.
can I get a copy? & MGB/V8
servicing data AKD8470
Technical Notes on the MGBGTV8 AKD 5188|
are the technical notes issued to mechanics attending courses at the Factory prior
to the launch of the MGBGTV8 in 1973. The notes cover the engine, gearbox &
overdrive and were produced for the training courses organised for the dealers
before the MGBGTV8 launch. Well worth getting a set. Copies of a BL Heritage approved
reprint of these notes have been available from the V8 Register for many years
but we are out of stock so a copy of AKD 5188 is with each set of the V8 Workshop
V8 Driver's Handbook AKD 8423|
useful quick reference for V8 enthusiasts with an introduction to the car - controls,
instruments, and running instructions plus a section on care for the care for
the car covering the cooling system, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrical, ignition,
engine, fuel system, steering and suspension, transmission, routine maintenance,
general data including tyre pressures, and a lubrication
chart. See also Supplement
for RB model in 4th Edition.
Where can I get a copy? - new copies are
out of stock, try eBay
Repair Operation Manual AKM 4070
& Supplement AKM4070/1|
AKM 4070 replaced AKD 3259 and was available
from 1976 onwards. It covers the deck chair MGBs and MGBGTs when they
came out with changes to the specification for example the overdrive switch
in the gearstick and rear anti-roll bars
GT V8 - Technical and Service Notes|
and service notes released by the BL Product Training Department in 1973 which
provide an invaluable resource for V8 enthusiasts who want to carry out major
work on their MGBGTV8. The 23
pages of notes cover torque wrench
later a supplement for the LE wheels was added. This manual did not cover chrome
bumpered cars. It also covers the HIF carburettors, 4-synchro gearboxes, MGB wiring
loom layout and clips, and lots of tips that you just don't get in the earlier
book. The supplement AKM4070/1 (shown above right) contains the wiring diagrams
for the USA, Canadian & UK versions of the 1979 model MGB, plus a note of
the changes to the camshaft valve timing, and the widening of the plug gaps to
.035 in. |
can I get a copy?
MGBGTV8 engine, details of the new design features in the model, overdrive fault
diagnosis and a section on the gearbox. A copy of these notes is with each set
of the V8 Workshop Notes. More|
Engine Overhaul Manual - Publication Part No RCL|
overhaul manual is applicable to 3.5, 3.9 and 4.2 litre V8 engines with or without
the suffix B added to the engine serial number. Published in 1996 by Rover Technical
Communications at Rover Group Limited as Publication No RCL. A copy of this 49
page document is on each set of V8 Workshop Notes. More
It was replaced by "V8 Petrol Engines Overhaul Manuals" LRL0164
and LRL 0004 by Land Rover UK Limited in 1997 and 1998 - see details alongside.
Petrol Engines Overhaul Manuals - Publications LRL0164 and LRL 0004
"V8 Engine Overhaul Manual" Publication Part No. RCL published by Rover
Group Limited in 1996 was replaced by "V8 Petrol Engines Overhaul Manuals"
LRL0164 and LRL 0004 by Land Rover UK Limited in 1997 and 1998. Copies of these
manuals are available from Brooklands Books Limited. LRL0164
An essential reference for any V8 engine rebuild. For Classic Range
Rover, Discovery and Defender models. Covers the engine but not bolt-on equipment.
132 pages with many illustrations. SB. SKU: LRP3WH ISBN: 9781855205284.
Parts Catalogue AKM 0039|
original parts manual is an invaluable friend. It may be out of print now but
copies appear for sale on eBay from time to time.
Brown & Gammons produce
their own MGB/MGBGTV8 Parts Catalogue.
Moss Europe produced their own parts
catalogues for the MGB & MGBGT MGL003 and a supplement
for the MGBGTV8 MGL001B - see below.
Restoration Parts Catalogue
Europe produce their own MGB Restoration Parts Catalogue MGB-07A which you can
download on the Moss Europe website. Alternatively you can order a copy by email
Parts Supplement MGL001B|
useful V8 parts supplement was issued by Moss some time ago but is still a very
useful spares reference document with first class exploded diagrams of the engine,
oil cooling, clutch, water cooling, exhaust, rear axle, steering, hydraulics,
electricals, instruments, external trims and accessories and jacks, tools and
wheel caps. Each exploded diagram has a parts list on the opposite page. Download
Copies are available from Moss Europe at
SU HIF Carburettors|
Comprehensive notes on tuning and servicing
type HIF carburettors
SU Booklet 9940 (AKD7521)
A copy is with each set
of the V8 Workshop Notes. More
how the HIF works|
Comprehensive notes on the features and operation
of type HIF carburettors
SU Booklet 9939A (AKD7902)
copy is with each set of the V8 Workshop Notes. More
with a Rover Motor|
A useful article published in Car Mechanics in January
Comprehensive Service Manual on AC Delco alternators (diode
rectified AC generators) was published by AC Delco Europe (part number 071-200
12-74 which supersedes D462 10-73). This manual has good colour photographs and
has fault finding flow charts.
SU Carburettors 3rd Edition|
useful manual includes tuning instructions with exploded diagrams of carburettors
and maintenance information together with full needle charts. For a larger copy
of the contents, see Contents.
First published by Speedsport Motobooks in April 1968, with a second edition in
July 1970 and a third in February 1975. Copies can be obtained from specialist
autobook dealers. ISBN 85113-072-0
to get a starter motor or alternator repaired? |
A specialist has been
recommended by a number of members, see the entry in the V8LIFELINE.
Burghfield Starter Motor & Alternator