Webpages added or changed in the last 7 days
An active website for MGV8 enthusiasts - follow the links below to all the new items posted to the V8 Website. It's a convenient way of seeing what's new:

Friday 20th October 2017
NEWS: beware of the parts scammer

NEWS: classic car insurance premiums to rise?

Thursday 19th October 2017
NEWS: update on roadworthiness testing and substantial changes
NEWS: update on the EU/Vnuk insurance proposals
NEWS: update on the use of LEDs in classic cars

Wednesday 18th October 2018
RV8 for sale: UK spec car in Nightfire Red

 
 
 
 

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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 Earlier postings have been archived.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

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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

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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. Look back over earlier links to see the new material posted to the V8 website:

Thursday 12th October 2017
NEWS:
Vnuk - what's going on?

Sunday 8th October 2017
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 advertised again with a 28% price hike

Saturday 7th October 2017
NEWS: preview of the next Budget on 22nd November 2017

Friday 6th October 2017
NEWS: treasure trove of 60 motor vehicles unearthed for auction


Thursday 5th October 2017
NEWS: useful changes on GOV.UK MOT history website

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
RV8s for Sale: RV8 in Woodcote Green sold

Monday 2nd October 2017
NEWS: seen some large insurance renewal premium increases?

Sunday 1st October 2017
NEWS: Jabra handsfree speakerphone on offer at Halfords
V8 Spares Wanted: pair of RV8 door cappings
V8 Spares Wanted: RV8 bonnet
RV8 for sale: reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green at Former Glory
MGV8s for sale: four MGBGTV8s for sale at Former Glory

Thursday 28th September 2017
NEWS: V8 Derbyshire Tour 2018 briefing

Tuesday 26th September 2017
Pricewatch: RV8 with only 426 miles for sale
NEWS: British classic car meeting in Morges
NEWS: T-charge is due to start in London in October 2017
Pricewatch: pre-development MGBGTV8, auction ends 4th Oct

Saturday 23rd September 2017
NEWS: why insurers don't insist on vehicle tests & inspections
NEWS: MG 18/80 on display at the RAC in Pall Mall
NEWS: Jaguar E-type goes electric

Friday 22nd September 2017
NEWS: Economist magazine review of the woes of Windows 10
NEWS: don't let rust kill your classic - see the Moss prevention offers

Wednesday 20th September 2017
NEWS: MOT exemption is CCW's lead article

Saturday 16th September 2017
Pricewatch: pre-development MGBGTV8 for auction

Thursday 14th September 2017
NEWS: MOT exemption announcement for 40 year old cars

Monday 11th September 2017
NEWS: MGBGTV8 back from Africa in France
NEWS: Caledonan Centre MGV8s at Bo'ness

Tuesday 5th September 2017
V8 Spares wanted: original 6-disc CD changer

Saturday 2nd September 2017
NEWS: Mario Kloostra enjoying his RV8 in the south of France
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 in Black appears again listed for auction!

Friday 1st September 2017
RV8s for Sale: RV8 in Nightfire Red sold in 13 days
NEWS: surprising facts about speed cameras and fines
How did a Factory MGBGTV8 cope with high temperatures on tour?

Thursday 31st August 2017
RV8s for Sale: RV8 in Nightfire Red sold in 2 hrs

Wednesday 30th August 2017
V8NOTE530: weakest point in the Factory V8 drive train?
RV8NOTE439: where to get touch up paint

Sunday 27th August 2017
NEWS: cheeky numberplates on Pimlico Plumbers' vans
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 reappears with a 15% price uplift

Saturday 26th August 2017
V8NOTE529: solving brake squeal

Friday 25th August 2017
V8NOTE528/RV8NOTE438: why does a starter motor not turnover?
Another V8 Idle Moment
Spares for sale: set of alloy wheels sold in 12 hours!

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spares for sale: MGBGTV8 overdrive for sale
NEWS: highly modified MGBGT3

Monday 21st August 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 160 with a detailed index
NEWS: fine day for the Burley Classic Car show
NEWS: Datsun 240Z and MGBGTV8 prices compared since 2010

Friday 18th August 2017
RV8 for sale: low mileage UK spec in Nightfire Red
NEWS: DVLA bans rude "67" numberplates

Wednesday 16th August 2017
NEWS: copy of the CCW feature article on the V8 engine

Sunday 13th August 2017
NEWS: photos at Roverfest from Nic Houslip

Saturday 12th August 2017
NEWS: Tudur Jones and Richard Homer in Portugal
MGV8 spares: set of four Minilite lookalikes & tyres for sale

Friday 11th August 2017
Pricewatch: Factory chrome MGBGTV8 in Citron reduced again

Thursday 10th August 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 160

Tuesday 8th August 2017
RV8NOTE439: sourcing spray & touch up paint for MGV8s
V8 Spares: RV8 rear exhaust section available
NEWS: feature article on the V8 engine in tomorrow's CCW

Sunday 6th August 2017
Technical topic: alternator repair specialist in West Midlands

Friday 4th August 2017
Another V8 Idle Moment

Thursday 3rd August 2017
NEWS: photo report from SWISSMGV8/IG pre-event in Portugal

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
NEWS: photo report from SWISSMGV8/IG pre-event in Portugal

Tuesday 1st August 2017
NEWS: Range of spray and touch up paints available through Moss
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 159

Monday 31st July 2017
NEWS: MGV8s at Penshurst Place at the weekend
RV8 spares: advertiser reports wheels sold in less than 5 hours!
NEWS: photo report from SWISSMGV8/IG pre-event in Portugal
RV8 spares: set of four Compomotive wheels with tyres for sale

Saturday 29th July 2017
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 reappaears with a 41% price uplift
NEWS: photo report from SWISSMGV8/IG pre-event in Portugal
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 158

Friday 28th July 207
NEWS: letter to the Telegraph by Ron Gammons on electric cars

Wednesday 26th July 2017
NEWS: Swiss enthusiasts' MGV8s set off for Portugal
NEWS: Controversial report on future classic car use

Tuesday 25th July 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 157

Sunday 23rd July 2017
NEWS: MGBGTV8 restoration completed in the Czech Republic

Saturday 22nd July 2017
NEWS: Starkey elm burr gearknobs available again
NEWS: report on the SWISMGV8/IG 5th Anniversary event
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 156

Friday 21st July 2017
Pricewatch: further update on a recent RV8 at auction

Wednesday 19th July 2017
Pricewatch: RV8 auctions update

Monday 17th July 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 155

Sunday 16th July 2017
V8 Spares: RV8 blanking panel sold & V8 sealed beams found

Friday 14th July 2017
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 in Glacier White appears again
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 16
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 15
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 14
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 13
RV8NOTE437: solving an RV8 hot start problem
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 154

Thursday 13th July 2017
RV8NOTE436: RV8 aircon heater cut-off flap vacuum actuator

Tuesday 11th July 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 153
Pricewatch: V8 sold at auction promptly offered with a 39% mark-up!
Pricewatch update: MGBGTV8s advertised for sale again
Pricewatch update: RV8 with hardtop & HPAS seen for sale

Saturday 8th July 2017
NEWS: how many visits does the V8 Bulletin Board get?
Another V8 Idle Moment - speed control in Canada

Friday 7th July 2017
NEWS: more reports from MGLive! 2017
NEWS: DVLA has made the VES access page easier
Are some "private" sellers really traders or dealers?
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 152
Pricewatch update: MGBGTV8s seen for sale
Pricewatch update: RV8s seen for sale

Thursday 6th July 2017
NEWS: David Franklin in a Ferrari at the Goodwood FOS
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 radiator blanking panel

Wednesday 5th July 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 151
Another V8 Idle Moment

Monday 3rd July 2017
NEWS: V8s at MGLive 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017
MGBGTV8 wanted by long standing V8 Register member
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 150

Friday 30th June 2017
V8 Spares for Sale & Wanted: RV8 neck air cleaner found & purchased
V8 Spares for Sale & Wanted: V8 exhaust manifolds found & sold

Thursday 29th June 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: set of Dunlop composite wheels sold

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Pricewatch: Factory MGBGTV8 in Damask offered yet again!
NEWS: new auto-scrappage categories & ABI code
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 149

Monday 26th June 2017
Spares for sale or wanted: new or used RV8 neck air cleaner

Sunday 25th June 2017
NEWS: brief report on the V8 AGM in 18th June 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017
RV8NOTE435: correction to setting the timing in the RV8 manual
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 148
NEWS: John Taylor, sad news
V8 Spares Wanted: an original MGBGTV8 throttle cable
V8 Spares for Sale: Perspex wind deflector sold

Thursday 22nd June 2017
V8s for sale & wanted: good outcome with another wanted advert
V8 Spares: set of cast iron V8 manifolds on offer

Wednesday 21st June 2017
NEWS: MGLive! 2017 photo report
NEWS: Barry Sidery-Smith, sad news
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 147
Looking back: UM playing card used before 1968

Tuesday 20th June 2017
Looking back: BL "House Badges" and Red MG badges on MGBs
Looking back: more on UM rear window stickers

Monday 19th June 2017
Looking back: UM rear window stickers
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 146

Wednesday 14th June 2017
NEWS: are some "private" sellers of classic cars really "traders"?
NEWS: CCW reports on proposed code of conduct for auctions
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 145
RV8s for Sale: low mileage RV8 has sold

Monday 12th June 2017
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 12
NEWS: updated weather prospects for MGLive! 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 144

Saturday 10th June 2017
NEWS: refreshments in the V8 Marquee at MGLive! 2017
NEWS: weather prospects for MGLive! 2017
NEWS: RV8 listed for sale for the third time online

Thursday 8th June 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 143
NEWS: see the latest FBHVC Newsletter

Wednesday 7th June 2017
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 10
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 142
NEWS: location of the V8 Marquee & parking at MGlive! 2017
NEWS: briefing for MGLive! 2017
NEWS: visit to Rousham House on Thursday 15th June 2017
NEWS: lunch at Hook Norton on Friday 16th June 2017
NEWS: RV8 Anniversary dinner on Friday 16th June 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 reduced by 21% to £16,950 in two weeks

Saturday 2nd June 2017
RV8s for Sale: rebuilt RV8 in Nightfire Red with EPAS
NEWS: updated briefing for MGLive! 2017 for V8 enthusiasts
Pricewatch: MGBGTV8 at auction again

Friday 1st June 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 141
MGV8 for sale: upgraded Factory CB bumper MGBGTV8 reduced

Wednesday 31st May 2017
NEWS: 40 year MOT exemption on hold
MGBGTV8 rebuild report from Michael Pancheri

Tuesday 30th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 140
NEWS: RV8 destoyed in fire in California USA

Sunday 28th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 139

Saturday 27th May 2017
NEWS: book now as only a few places are left for the V8 Tour 2017

Friday 26th May 2017
Useful change detection service for the Recent Changes webpage

Thursday 25th May 2017
MGBGTV8 rebuild series: Report 10
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 138

Wednesday 24th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 137

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 136
V8 Spares: set of Dunlop composite wheels reduced

Saturday 20th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 135

Saturday 13th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 134
V8 Spares for Sale: set of 4 Dunlop composite wheels

Thursday 11th May 2017
MGV8s for sale & wanted: enthusiast finds an MGBGTV8

Sunday 7th May 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 133

Saturday 6th May 2017
NEWS: Chiltern Vintage Tractor Charity Run on 21st May
Looking back: Mann Egerton branch in High Wycombe in 1970s

Friday 5th May 2017
RV8 for sale: low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green reduced

Wednesday 2nd May 2017
NEWS: MG's new SUV to be known as the XS in the UK

Tuesday 1st May 2017
NEWS: events before and at MGLive! 2017
NEWS: updated MGV8 Price Guide released
NEWS: visit and tour of the British Motor Museum at Gaydon

Tuesday 26th April 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: set of 6 Dunlop composite wheels
V8 Spares for Sale: chrome plated V8 engine parts

Monday 24th April 2017
Spares news: replacement brake master cylinder for MGBs
NEWS: new MG E-Motion revealed in Shanghai
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 132
Warwick Gilbert in Australia remembers Terry Starkey

Sunday 23rd April 2017
RV8s for Sale: low mileage UK spec RV8 sold in 3 weeks

Friday 21st April 2017
NEWS: V8 Burbler Terry Starkey has passed away


Webmaster is away on the hills.

Tuesday 18th April 2017
MGV8 for sale: upgraded Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8
NEWS: V8 events in week running up to MGLive! 2017
NEWS: Autotest and AutoSOLO events at MGLive 2017

Monday 17th April 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 Perspex windstop

Saturday 15th April 2017
V8 Spares: MGV8/RV8 steering column wanted in any condition

Thursday 13th April 2017
NEWS: Redbourn Classics Motor Show on 16th September
V8 Spares: set of Compomotive alloy wheels with tyres for sale

Wednesday 12th April 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 131
V8 Spares: wanted offside cast iron exhaust manifold for a V8
RV8 for Sale: reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green with hardtop

Tuesday 11th April 2017
NEWS: Mike Taylor's article on a Stag powered MGBGTV8
See the latest FBHVC Newsletter

Monday 10th April 2017
MGBGTV8 rebuild series starts up again

Sunday 9th April 2017
NEWS: V8BB reaches 5000 posts
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 130

Thursday 6th April 2017
Do wanted adverts on the V8 website really work?
Enthusiast finds an RV8 through our "wanted" adverts webpage
RV8 for Sale: low mileage UK spec RV8 in Le Mans Green

Monday 3rd April 2017
RV8 for sale: low mileage reimport in Woodcote Green

Friday 31st March 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 129

Wednesday 29th March 2017
NEWS: report on Swiss MGV8/IG Spring meeting & lunch
"More" page for the V8 Newsletter for April 2017

Tuesday 28th March 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 128

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
V8NOTE527 alternator upgrade improves fan speed at idle
V8 Spares: wanted nearside front wing for an RV8

Monday 20th March 2017
V8 Spares: wanted Dunlop composite wheels s for a V8
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 127

Saturday 18th March 2017
Tech Topic: getting an AC DELCO alternator serviced or spares
NEWS: supermarket fuel prices competition hots up

Thursday 16th March 2017
NEWS: membership and MGV8 registrations review for 2016
NEWS: sadly the V8 Technical Day 2017 has been cancelled
NEWS: higher price for early arrival at Classics on the Common


Monday 13th March 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 126
NEWS: new disclosure rules for insurance renewals

Saturday 11th March 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 125

Friday 10th March 2017
Pricewatch: an RV8 advertised again at higher price
NEWS: updates on rolling VED exemption & diesel cars
V8 Spares for Sale: RV8 fuel tank

Wednesday 8th March 2017
NEWS: Angus Munro is pleased on buying an MGBGTV8
NEWS: Spring Budget report for classic car enthusiasts
NEWS: DVLA warns public of scams

Tuesday 7th March 2017
NEWS: bodyshell rust protection for an MGBV8 rebuild
V8NOTE526: bodywork paint colour codes

Sunday 5th March 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 124
Looking back: MGBGTV8, a major part in the BCV8 series

Saturday 4th March 2017
NEWS: possible Budget measures affecting motorists

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Preview of Spring Budget on Wednesday 8th March 2017
V8 N Yorks Tour 2017 bookings are coming in
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 123
NEWS: a saturated classic car auction market in the UK?

Wednesday 1st March 2017
MGBGTV8 restoration report from Michael Pancheri
RV8NOTE434: self purging top hose insert
V8 Spares for Sale: a few RV8 badges for the grille
NEWS: sadly Terry Smith has died

Sunday 26th February 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 122

Saturday 25th February 2017
Looking back: second V8 magazine mailed in New Year 1980
Looking back: first V8 magazine mailed out in Spring 1979
Looking back: story of how the Buick V8 came to Rover

Friday 24th February 2017
Looking back: first meeting of V8 Register members in 1979
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 121

Thursday 23rd February 2017
NEWS: new Emissions Charge clarified by the London Mayor

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 120

Tuesday 21st February 2017
V8NOTE523: difficulty refitting the air plenum drain tube
V8NOTE524: gas struts for the MGBGTV8 luggage platform
NEWS: check rubber fuel components & insurance photos

Monday 20th February 2017
Rebuild of a Factory spec MGBGTV8 nearing completion
MGV8s wanted: enthusiast seeks an MGBGTV8 for a rebuild

Sunday 19th February 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: V8 engine sold
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 119

Thursday 16th February 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 118
Another V8 Idle Moment

Tuesday 14th February 2017
Pricewatch news: upgraded MGBGTV8 bought by Chris Yates

Sunday 12th February 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 117

Thursday 9th February 2017
NEWS: V8 Technical Day on Saturday 20th May 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017
NEWS: no immediate plans to roll out E10 in the UK
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 116
RV8s forsale or wanted: enthusiast seeking good RV8

Tuesday 7th February 2017
NEWS: Weather forecasters' superfluous language and babble

Sunday 5th February 2017
NEWS: watch out for potholes & Court of Appeal ruling

Saturday 4th February 2017
NEWS: new VED rates for brand new cars
NEWS: DVLA move to clear up registration plate confusion

Friday 3rd February 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 115

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Replacement Vitesse gearbox: Gears without fears article
MGBGTV8 spares news: what's happened to Ted's Knob!

Tuesday 31st January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 114
What's a classic car auction like?

Friday 27th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 113

Thursday 26th January 2017
Vitesse gearbox experience with torque

Wednesday 25th January 2017
MGV8 for Sale: early Factory CB MGBGTV8 in Damask
Looking back - MGBGTV8 Black Tulip 0120 article
Looking back - early pre-prod V8 used for publicity & press reviews

Tuesday 24th January 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: MGBGTV8 gearbox sold

Monday 23rd January 2017
Getting information on your car with the DVLA V888 procedure

Sunday 22nd January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 112

Thursday 19th January 2017
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 18th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 111

Tuesday 17th January 2017
V8 Spares for Sale: MGV8 rear suspension parts

Monday 16th January 2017
NEWS: update on SORNs, insurance & Vnuk judgement
NEWS: replacement 5 speed Mazda box for the MGBGTV8

Sunday 15th January 2017
NEWS: V8 Curry & MG-Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh
V8 North Yorks Moors V8 Tour 2017 information

Saturday 14th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 110
NEWS: now cars on SORNs may need insurance

Thursday 12th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 109
MGBGTV8 wanted by long term members

Tuesday 10th January 2017
NEWS: best nurse in town!

Monday 9th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 108

Saturday 7th January 2017
Spares for sale: V8 gearbox with OD & propshaft

Friday 6th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 107

Wednesday 4th January 2017
V8 Roadster rebuild series: Report 106
Looking back: more on University Motors

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Another V8 Idle Moment



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