Webpages added or changed in the last 7 days
An active website for MGV8 enthusiasts

Thursday 28th July 2016
PriceWatch: reimported RV8 in Nightfire Red

Wednesday 27th July 2016
How important is originality when V8s are offered for sale?

Monday 25th July 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 58
V8 Spares for Sale: V8 OD gearbox & prop shaft

Saturday 23rd July 2016
RV8 for Sale: exceptional car in Nightfire Red with EPAS
PriceWatch: reimported RV8 in Nightfire Red
PriceWatch: low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green

Friday 22nd July 2016
NEWS: MWS end refurbishment service for Dunlop composites
NEWS: all-alloy lookalike V8 wheels available
Information Gateway: MGBGTV8 wheel options
V8 spares wanted: tailgate badge for an MGBGTV8

 
 
 
 
  

Follow the regular MGV8 rebuild reports
Mike Macartney's project progress reports

Recent Changes - V8 website update log
A convenient grey Recent Changes button is on the homepage and is linked to this webpage update log. It enables regular visitors to the V8 website to see which webpages have been added or changed since their last visit in one click.

This webpage update log began on 30th August 2003 based on a suggestion from Dr Gavin Bailey. Many small detail changes and corrections are made which account for around two thirds of the changes to the V8 Website, so only the material webpage changes of interest to members are recorded on the log above. Earlier postings have been archived. Website update archive.

The V8 Website is the most active and regularly updated website for MG V8 enthusiasts - just scroll down the log of material website additions or changes recorded above and in the right hand column
and judge for yourself!
V8 Register - the leading group for MG V8 enthusiasts

Look back on earlier website changes
Website changes to 31st December 2015
Website changes to 31st December 2014
Website changes to 31st December 2013
Website changes to 31st December 2012
Website changes to 31st March 2012
Website changes to 31st September 2011
Website changes to 31st December 2010
Website changes to 31st December 2009
Website changes to 31st December 2008
Earlier website update log archive 2003 - 2007

Copyright reserved by the V8 Register - MG Car Club


Humphrey Lyttleton

Sadly Humphrey Lyttleton died on Friday 25 April 2008 following an operation. He was a much loved radio presenter and jazz musician and much more. His career covered trumpeter, clarinettist, bandleader, broadcaster, writer, journalist and calligrapher, cartoonist (Daily Mail 1949-53) and chairman of the Radio 4 antidote to panel games, "I'm Sorry I Haven't Clue" from 1972-2008. Our series of webpages on the V8 Website captures much of the fun that was the man, not least his Samantha jokes. More
Webpages added or changed in previous weeks
An active website for MGV8 enthusiasts

Thursday 21st July 2016
NEWS: "V8 Power" author Roger Williams has died
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 58

Monday 18th July 2016
Pricewatch: low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green for sale
V8 rebuild: next report from Paul Rutherford

Sunday 17th July 2016
Pricewatch: heavily modified MGBGTV8 in France
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 57

Friday 15th July 2016
PriceWatch: Factory RB MGBGTV8 in Tundra for sale

Thursday 14th July 2016
NEWS: "Very likely" that UK will introduce E10 petrol
PriceWatch: Factory MGBGTV8 coming to auction
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 56

Wednesday 13th July 2016
V8LIFELINE: Auto Electrics Redditch added
RV8NOTE421: solving an RV8 alternator problem
PriceWatch: Condition 3 chrome bumper MGBGTV8 at auction

Tuesday 12th July 2016
Sale of the late Geoff Allen's V8 handbooks & manuals

Sunday 10th July 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 55

Saturday 9th July 2016
NEWS: top ten BMC cars item in the Daily Telegraph
NEWS: Honest John's Top Ten British V8s
PriceWatch: upgraded & rebuilt Factory MGBGTV8

Friday 8th July 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 54
PriceWatch update: low mileage RV8 in Spain

Thursday 7th July 2016
PriceWatch: low mileage rubber bumper MGBGTV8
PriceWatch: LHD rubber bumper MGBGTV8

Wednesday 6th July 2016
V8NOTE509 & RV8NOTE420: sump flange stiffening pieces
Another V8 Idle Moment - dealing with nuisance calls

Tuesday 5th July 2016
PriceWatch: early chrome bumper MGBGTV8

Monday 4th July 2016
NEWS: update on the Swiss event before the EEOY 2017

Sunday 3rd July 2016
PriceWatch update: three RV8s seen for sale
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 53

Saturday 2nd July 2016
NEWS: SWISS-MGV8/IG group visit to the Emil Frey-Classics-Centre
PriceWatch: Black rubber bumper MGBGTV8 reappears
PriceWatch update: four more RV8s

Friday 1st July 2016
MGBGTV8 Roadmaster project car seen in Louisville Kentucky
NEWS: how will Brexit affect classic car market & prices?
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 52

Wednesday 29th June 2016
Major rebuild of an MGBGTV8 by Peter Ellis
PriceWatch update: MGBGTV8s

Tuesday 28th June 2016
MGBGTV8 collects concours awards at MGLive2016!
PriceWatch update: RV8s
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 51

Friday 24th June 2016
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 aircon equipment

Thursday 23rd June 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 50!
NEWS: RV8 wins a concours event at the EEOY 2016 in France
PriceWatch RV8s: low mileage reimported RV8 as a private sale

Monday 20th June 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 49
PriceWatch update: MGBGTV8s
PriceWatch update: RV8s

Tuesday 14th June 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 48

Wednesday 8th June 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 47

V8 webmaster is away on the hills again so limited website maintenance until 19th June

Monday 6th June 2016
NEWS: V8 enthusiasts at MGLive! 2016
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 46

Wednesday 1st June 2016
V8 spares for sale: price reduced on a set of RV8 wheels
V8NOTE507 replacing the HIF6 floats
NEWS: Tewkesbury Classic Car Festival in August

Tuesday 31st May 2016
NEWS: classic car thefts article in Classic Car Weekly
PriceWatch RV8s: low priced reimported RV8

Sunday 29th May 2016
NEWS: new dash cam from Nextbase

Saturday 28th May 2016
PriceWatch MGBGTV8s: two adverts spotted
PriceWatch RV8s: a reimported RV8 with a wire wheel conversion
V8 Roadster rebuild series is underway again: Report 45

Friday 27th May 2016
NEWS: Halfords Nextbase 402G dashcam offer at £119.20
NEWS: MGBGTV8 bodyshell offer from Moss Europe
NEWS: report on the V8 Technical Day - video links added

Thursday 26th May 2016
PriceWatch: Factory CB MGBGTV8 in Black as a trade sale
PriceWatch: exceptional, low mileage RV8 reimport sold
NEWS: why was the adapter called a "pair of trousers"?
NEWS: RV8 key fob sells for £137 on eBay!

Tuesday 24th May 2016
RV8NOTE419: touch up for RV8 leather trim
NEWS: updated report on the V8 Technical Day

Monday 23rd May 2016
NEWS: visit to Chatham Dockyards cancelled
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 dashboard cover sold
PriceWatch: MGBGTV8 in Tartan Red for sale
V8 rebuild: next report from Paul Rutherford

Sunday 22nd May 2016
NEWS: visit to the National Museum of Computing on 2nd June
V8NOTE506: V8 badge location on a chrome bumper MGBGTV8
NEWS: report on the V8 Technical Day

Friday 20th May 2016
PriceWatch: Black RB MGBGTV8 coming to auction

Thursday 19th May 2016
PriceWatch: MGV8 market review & price guide update

Wednesday 18th May 2016
PriceWatch: two more Condition 1 RV8s

Tuesday 16th May 2016
PriceWatch: two more Condition 1 MGBGTV8s

Sunday 15th May 2016
RV8s for Sale: newly imported pristine RV8 sold in 7 days

Saturday 14th May 2016
PriceWatch MGBGTV8: prices moving up - V8 coming to auction

Friday 13th May 2016
PriceWatch MGBGTV8s: more reports of V8s for sale in the market

Thursday 12th May 2016
Visit to National Museum of Computing on 2nd June

Wednesday 11th May 2016
RV8NOTE418: thread compatibility with back axle breathers
NEWS: Nic Houslip at a MIRA sprint with his RV8
PriceWatch: updated classic car auctions calendar
PriceWatch: updated RV8 auctions & adverts log
PriceWatch: updated MGBGTV8 auctions & adverts log

Tuesday 10th May 2016
RV8 sold condition 1 example in Oxford Blue

Monday 9th May 2016
V8 spares sold: gearbox and overdrive & new V8 propshaft

Sunday 8th May 2016
V8 rebuild: next report from Paul Rutherford

Saturday 7th May 2016
MGBGTV8 service data AKD8470 issue 2nd July 1974
Updated MGBGTV8 archives section

Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Timely note: grease up MGBGTV8 front suspension
NEWS: Tony Arnold's rally V8 Roadster

Saturday 30th April 2016
V8 Technical Day: only a few places remain available
V8 spares for sale: set of RV8 wheels
V8 spares for sale: Motolota steering wheel


V8 webmaster is away on the hills. Wonderful weather last
week with long views (above over 25 miles to Ben Nevis)
but winter has returned today in Glen Shiel.


Tuesday 26th April 2016
V8 Technical Day bookings updated
V8 spares for sale: RV8 wheels sold promptly
RV8s for sale: exceptional RV8 under offer


Tuesday 19th April 2016
V8 spares for sale: set of alloy wheels for an RV8

Friday 15th April 2016
V8 Spares for sale & wanted: set of Dunlop composites for sale

Thursday 14th April 2016
V8 Spares for sale & wanted: RV8 half tonneau sold

Wednesday 13th April 2016
PriceWatch: news of MGBGTV8 sold at Matthewsons auction

Monday 11th April 2016
RV8 sold: Condition 1 example in Nightfire Red

Sunday 10th April 2016
NEWS: Hugh Boddington sells his RV8
NEWS: photo report on visit to Black Country Living Museum
PriceWatch: another RV8 in Woodcote Green seen in the market

Friday 8th April 2016
PriceWatch: excellent MGBGTV8 in Glacier White for sale
NEWS: opportunity to tour the BMH Body Plant at Witney
NEWS: improved vehicle tracker with a member discount
Bookings for the V8 Technical Day

Thursday 7th April 2016
Photos of RV8 refurbished wheels from Al Barnett

Wednesday 6th April 2016
MGBGTV8 wanted: V8 found by buyer in New Zealand

Tuesday 5th April 2016
RV8NOTE413: back axle breather - updated

Monday 4th April 2016
PriceWatch: reports of two MGBGTV8s seen in the market
NEWS: V8 Tundra 2611 undergoing a rebuild
NEWS: sale of the late Geoff Allen's collection of books

Sunday 3rd April 2016
RV8 spares wanted for repairs to Mario Kloostra's RV8

Saturday 2nd April 2016
PriceWatch: Keith Belcher reports Teal Blue V8 has sold

Friday 1st April 2016
NEWS: getting an agreed value for your classic MGV8

Monday 28th March 2016
Rebuid reports: Factory MGBGTV8 restoration project report 5
NEWS: see action from the Goodwood 74MM on TV
NEWS: early pre-prod V8 in Limeflower in Portugal
MGBGTV8 wanted by an enthusiast in Devon

Sunday 27th March 2016
Rebuid reports: Factory MGBGTV8 restoration project report 4

Saturday 26th March 2016
RV8NOTE416: wrapping or coating exhaust manifolds
V8NOTE503: what colour for a "Jubilee V8" horn push?
RV8 for sale: Condition 1 reimport in Nightfire Red
Update on the V8 Hampshire Tour 2016
PriceWatch: updated log of RV8 auctions & adverts

Thursday 24th March 2016
PriceWatch: chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Teal Blue

Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Rebuid reports: Factory MGBGTV8 restoration project reports 2 & 3
RV8 for sale: exceptional reimport in Woodcote Green

Monday 21st March 2016
Rebuid reports: Factory MGBGTV8 restoration project report 1

Sunday 20th March 2016
NEWS: ZT260V8 - a very special car downunder

Wednesday 16th March 2016
NEWS: visit to Black Country museum Saturday 9th April
NEWS: Budget report for classic car enthusiasts

Tuesday 15th March 2016
NEWS: ex Don Hayter V8 Roadster wins car of the show award

Tuesday 8th March 2016
V8 spares for sale: MGBGTV8 gearbox and propshaft
V8 spares for sale: set of Dunlop composites for refurbishment
PriceWatch: what can V8 badging reveal?

Monday 7th March 2016
PriceWatch: low mileage RB MGBGTV8 at Matthewsons'
RV8 for Sale: newly reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green
NEWS: preview of the Budget on Wednesday 16th March

Sunday 6th March 2016
Updated vehicle VED, insurance & MOT search webpage
PriceWatch: checking a car's MOT history
PriceWatch log of RV8 adverts and auctions
PriceWatch log of MGBGTV8 adverts and auctions

Saturday 5th March 2016
RV8 for sale: reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue with PAS
V8 spares for Sale: RV8 key fob sold

Friday 4th March 2016
NEWS: best value for copies of the MG V8 book on eBay?

Thursday 3rd March 2016
PriceWatch: fully priced MGBGTV8 CB conversion on offer

Wednesday 2nd March 2016
NEWS: Swiss pre EEOY 2017 event in Portugal fully booked
NEWS: controversial FIVA "historic" vehicles definition

Tuesday 1st March 2016
NEWS: V8 Workshop Notes series passes a milestone
V8NOTE502: how does a 6RA relay work?
V8NOTE500: fault with starter 6RA relay
RV8NOTE415: check your replacement thermostat has a vent

Monday 29th February 2016
RV8 for Sale: exceptional low mileage UK spec car

Sunday 28th February 2016
PriceWatch: MGBGTV8 CB conversion with wire wheels sold

Saturday 27th February 2016
NEWS: where is an MGBGTV8 with the VRN JJH 263N?

Thursday 25th February 2016
NEWS: Swiss V8 event before EEOY 2017 in Portugal

Wednesday 24th February 2016
NEWS: Goverment responds, no extension of VED exemption

Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Technical topics: good quality key fob repair service
MGV8s for Sale: beautiful V8 Roadster sold via the website
NEWS: frequent query: do you know where my old MGBGTV8 is?
PriceWatch: two low mileage MGBGTV8s advertised for sale

Monday 22nd February 2016
NEWS: extraordinary Captain" Winkle" Brown obit
V8 spares wanted - MGBGTV8 gearbox found promptly
RV8s for Sale: RV8 SOLD within first week
V8 spares wanted - found a set of RV8 wheels

Saturday 20th February 2016
V8 spares for sale - RV8 starter motor sold

Monday 15th February 2016
V8 spares wanted: Factory MGBGTV8 gearbox
RV8 20th Anniversary key fob for sale
V8 spares for sale - RV8 trim panels sold

Sunday 14th February 2016
RV8NOTE415: thermostat with a vent or not?

Saturday 13th February 2016
NEWS update: typical MGV8 running costs
PriceWatch: two chrome bumper MGBGTV8s advertised for sale
V8NOTE499: checking the plastic mesh for a grille refurbishment
NEWS: beware of DVSA scam emails

Friday 12th February 2016
NEWS: more spares from Clive Wheatley mgv8parts
Bookings for the V8 Curry on Saturday 20th February

Wednesday 10th February 2016
V8 Spares: wanted set of RV8 wheels
NEWS: V8BB not available because of webhost server problem

Thursday 4th February 2016

NEWS: FBHVC release - Drive it Day Sunday 24th April 2016
NEWS: RV8 Spring Run in Yorkshire on Sunday 24th April 2016

Wednesday 3rd February 2016
NEWS: entry arrangements for MG-Triumph Show at Stoneleigh
NEWS: petition takes off for a 25 year road tax exemption

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
NEWS: contactless bank cards, no thanks

Monday 1st February 2016
NEWS: Fairmile natter in Surrey featured in Practical Classics
NEWS: Veloce February book offer
MGV8s for Sale: V8 Roadster in White Gold sold
PriceWatch: update on V8 sold at Matthewsons' auction

Sunday 31st January 2016
NEWS: Online V8 Shop has been closed
NEWS: V8 Roadster rebuilt with a Heritage shell

Wednesday 27th January 2016
RV8NOTE414 curing a leaking heater matrix

Tuesday 26th January 2016
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 internal trim items on offer

Monday 25th January 2016
NEWS: problem with the V8 Bulletin Board homepage

Thursday 21st January 2016
Another V8 Idle Moment
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 starter motor on offer

Wednesday 20th January 2016
NEWS: V8 Curry on 20th February bookings growing
V8 Autumn Tour 2016: booking form available as a download
NEWS: invitation to join the MGC weekend at Wroxall Abbey

Tuesday 19th January 2016
V8 Autumn Tour 2016: book now to secure a place

Monday 18th January 2016
PriceWatch: RV8s sold at auction analysis chart
V8 Spares Wanted: set of Compomotive alloy wheels
Another V8 Idle Moment
V8 Spares for Sale: five RV8 spares on offer
NEWS: beware the DVLA clampers can strike

Sunday 17th January 2016
NEWS: new V8 Grille Badges have arrived

Friday 15th January 2015
NEWS: Hagerty Q4 2015 report with their price guide
NEWS: Home Office report highlights classic car theft rates

Thursday 14th January 2016
PriceWatch: review of 3 RV8s sold at auction in last 18 months

Wednesday 13th January 2016
V8 Spares Wanted: bellhousing for BW35
V8 Technical Day 2016 on Saturday 21st May - booking open
PriceWatch: two MGBGTV8s sold at auction

Monday 11th January 2016
MGV8 PriceWatch: understanding auction prices

Sunday 10th January 2016
NEWS: what do you do if your plates are cloned?

Friday 8th January 2016
Quentin Willson explains how to buy a classic car at auction
Auction calendar for 2016 from Classic Car Weekly

Wednesday 6th January 2015
MGV8 PriceWatch: analysis of the prices of two RV8s sold at auction
NEWS: how active has the V8BB been in 2015?
RV8 spares: Koni shockers & Saab spacesaver wheel for sale

Tuesday 5th January 2016
MGBGTV8 sold within a week of an advert posted on the V8 website
MGV8 PriceWatch: two RV8s sold at auction
Our MGV8 PriceWatch develops as a useful resource

Monday 4th January 2016
NEWS: V8 Curry at Knowle on Saturday 20th February 2016

Saturday 2nd January 2016
RV8NOTE413 - check your breather pipe on the back axle
V8NOTES series has reached V8NOTE498 - milestone of 500 soon!

For earlier changes in 2015 see archived update log