Webpage changes to 31st December 2012

Saturday 29th December 2012
NEWS: be alert to the cash for crash scam

Thursday 27th December 2012
DVLA CIE fact sheet for seasonal vehicle users
NEWS: Moss on BBC2 this evening

Sunday 23rd December 2012
NEWS: useful V8 calendar for 2013
Goodwood Revival 2013 dates
NEWS: RV8 feature in Classic Car Mart

Saturday 22nd December 2012
Club's race meeting dates - provisional
V8NOTE459 Hoyle upgrades for an MGV8

Friday 21st December 2012
NEWS: Moss on BBC2 on 27th December
NEWS: update on EU deal

Thursday 20th December 2012
NEWS: EU deal secured by minister
NEWS: Best RV8 Mods response good
New V8BB registrations top 55
V8 Curry Night 2013 bookings up to 21

Tuesday 18th December 2012
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 interest grows
NEWS: MGBGTV8 SEC conversion for sale
NEWS: Targett on the front cover!
NEWS: Best RV8 Mods survey launched

Monday 17th December 2012
V8NOTE458 air-con installation
V8 Curry Night 2013 bookings up to 19
New V8 Bulletin Board launched today

Sunday 16th December 2012
Difficulty with an electronic ignition upgrade
NEWS: end of the tax disc?
NEWS: E10 in UK pumps in 2013?
NEWS: EU Roadworthiness Directive report

Saturday 15th December 2012
NEWS: Best RV8 Mods survey launch soon
Spares wanted: RV8 fuse box & wring loom
V8 Regalia for Christmas

Friday 14th December 2012
NEWS: EU Roadworthiness Directive progress

Thursday 13th December 2012
NEWS: new V8BB launch next week
V8 Curry Night 2013 booking details
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 interest grows

Sunday 9th December 2012
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 interest grows

Saturday 8th December 2012
V8 Regalia for Christmas

Thursday 6th December 2012
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 interest grows

Wednesday 5th December 2012
NEWS: Australian enthusiast finds spares
NEWS: roads to be upgraded by Mini-Budget
NEWS: 3p fuel duty increase in January dropped!
NEWS: FedEx scam

Monday 3rd December 2012
NEWS: fuel duty rise delayed?

Sunday 2nd December 2012
NEWS: update on a replacement V8BB
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 interest grows
NEWS: MGB Story reduced on Amazon

Saturday 1st December 2012
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013 proving popular

Friday 30th November 2012
NEWS: V8 Loire Tour 2013

Thursday 29th November 2012
NEWS: V8 marketing brochures sold promptly

Wednesday 28th November 2012
NEWS: replacement RV8 combo gauge

Tuesday 27th November 2012
V8 Curry Night 2013 booking details
RV8 Woodcote Green 1302 sold

Monday 26th November 2012
NEWS: Times review of the Stones' concert
NEWS; beware of a PayPal scam
Updated V8NOTES Index as a free download

Saturday 24th November 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Friday 23rd November 2012
NEWS: Autumn Statement preview
NEWS: Ian Quarrington elected Vice Chairman
NEWS: DVLA reports stolen blank certificates
NEWS: new good quality RV8 hoods

Thursday 22nd November 2012
RV8 Oxford Blue 1723 for sale
ZT-T260V8 Black 0488 reduced to sell

Wednesday 21st November 2012
NEWS: Club's voting arrangements
NEWS: V8 marketing brochures up for sale
NEWS: NEC report from Ian Quarrington
NEWS: RV8 key fob up for auction on eBay

Tuesday 13th November 2012
NEWS: result of the fuel duty debate

Sunday 11th November 2012
NEWS: fuel increase vote on Monday

Saturday 10th November 2012
NEWS: another MGV8 dyno session result

Friday 9th November 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Thursday 8th November 2012
V8NOTE459 solving indicators malfunction
RV8 BRG 0323 for sale
NEWS: more results of MGV8 dyno sessions

Tuesday 6th November 2012
NEWS: more results of MGV8 dyno sessions
Another V8 Idle Moment

Monday 5th November 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment
NEWS: more results of MGV8 dyno sessions

Sunday 4th November 2012
NEWS: results of MGV8 dyno sessions

Saturday 3rd November 2012
V8NOTE457 solving overdrive cycling faults

Friday 2nd November 2012
Christmas present ideas from Clive Wheatley
Another V8 Idle Moment
NEWS: new EU tyre labelling from November
NEWS: winter tyres & snow socks update
NEWS: prices of RV8s in Mainland Europe

Tuesday 30th October 2010
RV8 Nightfire Red 1008 sold
Another V8 Idle Moment

Sunday 28th October 2012
MGBGTV8 Teal Blue 0704 for sale
NEWS: an MGR plate pops up again

Friday 26th October 2012
RV8NOTE375 - additional photo
Another V8 Idle Moment

Monday 22nd October 2012
DEV2 Project Adder development car for sale
RV8NOTE375 - fitting MGF electric wing mirrors
NEWS: RV8 front brake clips & pins available

Tuesday 16th October 2012
NEWS: surprise over E10 introduction
NEWS: DVLA removing the insurance check

Monday 15th October 2012
NEWS: penetraing oil test

Friday 12th October 2012
NEWS: RV8 on the track at Oulton Park
NEWS: see the BBC4 sports car programme

Thursday 11th October 2012
NEWS: DfT consultation on VIC scheme
NEWS: insurance salvage rights update
RV8NOTE374: curing an RV8 engine misfire

Wednesday 10th October 2012
V8 Gathering at Snetterton on Saturday

Tuesday 9th October 2012
NEWS: British Classic Cars at Morges

Monday 8th October 2012
V8BB illustration: V8 door seal cover strip

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
NEWS: best RV8 modifications survey

Monday 1st October 2012
NEWS: vehicle salvage retention rights
NEWS: Don Hayter's book published
NEWS: FBHVC update on MOT exemption
NEWS: FBHVC update on EU testing proposals
NEWS: FBHVC update on E10 fuel in the UK

Saturday 29th September 2012
NEWS: Woolstone V8 lunch report

Friday 28th September 2012
NEWS: EU changes to UK driving licence

Thursday 27th September 2012
NEWS: photo report from BMH tour

Tuesday 25th September 2012
EEOY 2013 booking opens on 1st October
Wanted: one V8 Dunlop composite wheel
NEWS: organ recital at Blenheim Palace
NEWS: arrangements for V8 lunch on Thursday
NEWS: more on Hamer car lift for an MGV8
NEWS: MGB50 at Blenheim
NEWS: new MG Show at Sandown Park

Monday 24th September 2012
NEWS: Hamer car lift for an MGV8

Thursday 20th September 2012
NEWS: who is the largest tyre manufacturer?
NEWS: millionth uninsured vehicle seized

Wednesday 19th September 2012
NEWS: concern over TÜV tests in Germany

Monday 17th September 2012
NEWS: Bonhams' auction at Goodwood
NEWS: brief Goodwood Revival 2012 report

Thursday 13th September 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 12th September 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment
Set of Dunlop composite wheels for sale

Tuesday 11th September 2012
NEWS: RV8 at track day at Castle Combe
NEWS: problem with a VECTA alarm

Monday 10th September 2012
ZT-T 260 V8 facelift estate for sale

Saturday 8th September 2012
RV8 Le Mans Green 0303 for sale
DEV2 Project Adder development car for sale

Friday 7th September 2012
NEWS: Another V8 Welsh Tour 2012 report
NEWS: Club's charity partnership

Wednesday 5th September 2012
NEWS: More V8 Welsh Tour 2012 reports
NEWS: first report of the V8 Welsh Tour

Tuesday 4th September 2012
NEWS: Don Hayter's book out this month

Monday 3rd September 2012
NEWS: layout for MGB50 at Blenheim Palace
RV8NOTE372 alternative to a spacesaver

Saturday 1st September 2012
NEWS: V8 cookie information

Friday 31st August 2012
RV8 Parts NEWS: new anti-roll bars
RV8 Parts NEWS: new upper wishbone bushes
RV8 Parts NEWS: new clutch slave cylinders
RV8 Parts NEWS: new RV8 fuel tanks

Thursday 30th August 2012
NEWS: EEOY 2013 update
RV8NOTE371 adjusting the volumetric alarm

Wednesday 29th August 2012
RV8NOTE370 cooling fan modification

Tuesday 28th August 2012
NEWS: RV8 replacement fuel pump offers
NEWS: Prototype RV8 Krafthaus hardtop

Monday 27th August 2012
NEWS: DEV 2 up for sale again

Saturday 25th August 2012
NEWS: story of a V8 sold to Romania

Thursday 23rd August 2012
V8NOTE457 check the throttle overrun valve
NEWS: FBHVC release on EU MOT test ideas

Wednesday 22nd August 2012
NEWS: bulb with an RV8NOTES Upgrade CD
NEWS: last chrome bumper V8 in Australia

Tuesday 21st August 2012
RV8 remote ignition module

Monday 20th August 2012
Updated V8NOTES Index as a download
Updated RV8NOTES Index as a download


Saturday 18th August 2012
RV8NOTE368 dashboard boot switch bulb
MGBGTV8 Black Tulip 0127 sold

Thursday 16th August 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 15th August 2012
Spares - MGB 1.8L engine wanted for rebuild

Tuesday 14th August 2012
V8 spares wanted - V8 dipstick
V8NOTE456 MG grille badge illumination
RV8 boot lamp latch and switch
V8NOTE455 radiator pressure caps
RV8 boot lamp switch

Monday 13th August 2012
RV8 Woodcote Green 1302 for sale
V8NOTE454 using replacement RV8 drop links

Sunday 12th August 2012
NEWS: Oxford Blue RV8 downunder

Friday 10th August 2012
MOT testing information gateway updated
NEWS: worrying European MOT development
MGB50 Blenheim tickets, cookie settings note

Thursday 9th August 2012
Information on Halfords' bottle jack
Using jacks with an MGBGTV8 & RV8
NEWS: MGLive! online survey
MGB50 Blenheim update for V8 enthusiasts

Wednesday 8th August 2012
V8NOTE453 tightening up sleeved wheel nuts
V8NOTE452 cleaning out Ted's Knob!

Tuesday 7th August 2012
RV8NOTE365 bonnet gas strut upgrade
RV8 Oxford Blue 2165 sold
RV8 Oxford Blue 1613 sold

Saturday 4th August 2012
V8NOTE451 cooling fans upgrade kit

Wednesday 1st August 2012
V8 Welsh Tour 2012 bookings update
NEWS: E10 from early 2013?

Tuesday 31st July 2012
New V8 cooling concerns information gateway

Monday 30th July 2012
V8NOTE450 more on relay burn outs

Saturday 28th July 2012
NEWS: another set of photos from Le Mans

Friday 27th July 2012
NEWS: more photos from Le Mans Classic 2012

Thursday 26th July 2012
NEWS: Classics on the Common report

Tuesday 24th July 2012
Updated V8NOTES Index as a download
V8NOTE449 SU needle choices for a V8
Updated RV8NOTES Index as a download
RV8NOTE364 Spax shocker settings
New information gateway: SU needle choice
Another V8 Idle Moment

Monday 23rd July 2012
Online V8 Shop open for workshop notes CDs
More photos of fractured drop link

Sunday 22nd July 2012
NEWS: Le Mans Classic photos
Bookings update: V8 Mid Wales Tour 2012

Saturday 21st July 2012
NEWS: US corn crop and ethanol for motor fuel
NEWS: curry research

Friday 20th July 2012
MGBGTV8 & RV8 drop links compared
NEWS: MGB Story, a rare event

Wednesday 18th July 2012
More photos of poor quality drop link

Tuesday 17th July 2012
Heritage MGB Roadster bodyshell for sale
Information gateway for exhaust systems
Drop link damage with an MGBGTV8
RV8 exhaust systems - sound recordings
RV8 Woodcote Green 2163 sold

Monday 16th July 2012
RV8NOTES Index updated as free download
V8 spares for sale updated list

Saturday 14th July 2012
NEWS: FBHVC promotes training & skills

Thursday 12th July 2012
V8LIFELINE updated with Alloy Art
RV8NOTE362 wheel refurbishment service
New V8 Committee elected at V8 AGM

Wednesday 11th July 2012
V8 Tour 2012 bookings update

Thursday 28th June 2012
NEWS: note deadline for booking V8 Tour hotel
V8 Welsh Tour 2012 bookings update

Wednesday 27th June 2012
V8NOTE448 replacing radiator caps
New motoring tax information gateway
NEWS: 3p fuel duty hike scrapped

Tuesday 26th June 2012
NEWS: EEOY 2013 booking start date

Wednesday 20th June 2012
MGBGTV8 Black Tulip 0127 for sale

Saturday 16th June 2012
NEWS: George Eagle with Glacier White 0581

Saturday 2nd June 2012
NEWS: MGLive concours and autosolo

Friday 1st June 2012
RV8NOTES Index updated as a free download
NEWS: B&G will have an MOT bay at Baldock
RV8NOTE361 replacing clutch return springs

Thursday 31st May 2012
NEWS: MGB50 Celebration Race at MGLive!

Monday 28th May 2012
New entry on the V8LIFELINE
NEWS: MGLive! 2012 update for V8 enthusiasts

Sunday 27th May 2012
Early Costello MGBGTV8 registered
BMH body plant tour is fully booked
NEWS: availability of the MG Keyfob in the 1990s

Friday 25th May 2012
V8 Mid Wales Tour 2012 bookings update

Thursday 24th May 2012
NEWS: MGBGTV8 on the Prescott Hill
RV8 windstop for sale

Tuesday 22nd May 2012
RV8 Woodcote Green 2163 reduced to £14,000

Monday 21st May 2012
NEWS: DfT announcement on MOT exemption

Tuesday 15th May 2012
NEWS: finding the V8 Register at MGLive!

Monday 14th May 2012
V8 exhaust & gearknob spares wanted
Another V8 Idle Moment

Friday 11th May 2012
NEWS: good MOT test results for RV8s
NEWS: MGB50 at Blenheim Palace

Wednesday 9th May 2012
Upgraded RV8 wheel centre security bolts

Sunday 6th May 2012
V8NOTE447 bonnet lock & catch maintenance

Friday 4th May 2012
NEWS: MG Daimler V8 Conversion in 1966
Updated information gateway
V8NOTE446 bonnet safety modification
V8NOTE444 bonnet safety catch modification
RV8 Flame Red 0267 sold

Thursday 3rd May 2012
RV8 Black 0397 sold
MGBGTV8 sold in less than 5 days
V8NOTE445 updated
Draper Expert 68714 bleed kit manual

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Online V8NOTES index updated
RV8NOTE359 brake master cylinder refurb
V8NOTE445 rear end body panel seams

Tuesday 1st May 2012
NEWS: new rubber bumpers from BMH
V8LIFELINE regional specialists listing

Sunday 29th April 2012
NEWS: MG Saloon Day on 8th July 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Saturday 28th April 2012
NEWS: Old Speckled Hen at MGLive! this year

Friday 27th April 2011
NEWS: MG6 road test by Quentin Willson

Wednesday 25th April 2012
MGBGTV8 Damask 1015 for sale
RV8 key fobs reservations reach 95

Monday 23rd April 2012
RV8NOTE358: replacement radiator cover
Reproduction RV8 key fobs - only 5 left
NEWS: B&G 35th anniversary event
V8 Welsh Tour 2012 bookings update
NEWS: caution with Kevlar cooling hoses
New cooling hose information gateway

Sunday 22nd April 2012
NEWS: photo report on MGB50 Gaydon event

Friday 20th April 2012
NEWS: Amazon offering MG Story at 15% off
NEWS: extracts from FBHVC newsletter
NEWS: few spaces at Castle Combe track day
Set of MGBGTV8 Dunlop wheels sold
RV8 key fobs reservations reach 90

Thursday 19th April 2012
NEWS: Feedback from Chris Vernon
MGBGTV8 Black 2217 sold in 10 days

Wednesday 18th April 2012
NEWS: MGB Story to be published in August
NEWS: RV8 prices update
RV8 spares sold - Konis & wheels

Tuesday 17th April 2012
NEWS: report on the current RV8 market
NEWS: Nic Houslip's other V8 on the track
Another V8 Idle Moment
RV8 Woodcote Green 1425 sold

Friday 13th April 2012
NEWS: corrosion inhibitor endorsements

Thursday 12th April 2012

RV8NOTE357 refilling the coolant procedure

Wednesday 11th April 2012
Another collection of MGBGTV8 spares for sale

Tuesday 10th April 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Monday 9th April 2012
Collection of RV8 spares for sale
Collection of MGBGTV8 spares for sale
MGBGTV8 for sale Black 2217
Uprated Factory MGBGTV8 engine for sale
Another V8 Idle Moment

Sunday 8th April 2012
Information gateway on antifreeze coolants
Summary article on antifreeze coolants
Longer article on antifreeze coolants

Wednesday 4th April 2012
V8 lunch at Hazeley Heath on Sunday 20th May
Another V8 Idle Moment

Tuesday 3rd April 2012
NEWS: first impressions of an EZ EPAS system
NEWS: MGoT track days

Monday 2nd April 2012
NEWS: MG6 wins BTCC opening round at Brands
NEWS: exceptional RV8 for sale
NEWS: RV8 heater control valves available

Sunday 1st April 2012
V8 Tour 2012 bookings update
For earlier website update links
Website changes to 31st September 2011
Website changes to 31st December 2010
Website changes prior to 31st December 2009
Website changes prior to 31st December 2008
Earlier website update log archive 2003 - 2007


Webpage changes to 30th March 2012

Friday 30th March 2012
V8NOTE443 replacement V8 clutch cylinder
NEWS: MGB50 anniversary book on sale

Thursday 29th March 2012
NEWS: Teal Blue MGBGTV8 for sale in Germany

Wednesday 28th March 2012
New information gateway: MOT testing

Tuesday 27th March 2012
V8NOTE442 parabolic spring issues

Monday 26th March 2012
V8 Dinner at Sywell on Friday 22nd June

Sunday 25th March 2012
Registration plate K6 MGR for sale
RV8 Old English White 0016 sold

Friday 23rd March 2012
V8 Roadster Indigo Blue 4279 sold
V8 Mid-Wales Tour 2012 updated bookings
NEWS: summer tyre tests
NEWS: MOT relaxation survey results

Thursday 22nd March 2012
NEWS: EEOY 2013 Scotland booking news
V8NOTES Index updated, free copy online
NEWS: UK Budget further update

Wednesday 21st March 2012
NEWS: UK Budget further report
NEWS: report on the UK Budget statement

Tuesday 20th March 2012
Replacement spares to avoid relay burn out
NEWS: feedback on fans relay burn out

Monday 19th March 2012
Budget preview for UK MG enthusiasts

Sunday 18th March 2012
V8NOTE441 electronic distributor upgrade
V8NOTE440 cooling fans relay burn out
V8LIFELINE: radiator recore services

Friday 16th March 2012
NEWS: great improvement with Pertronix
RV8 for sale: Flame 0267

Thursday 15th March 2012
Bookings update: V8 Mid Wales Tour 2012

Wednesday 14th March 2012
NEWS: beware of scam

Sunday 11th March 2012
For sale - set of V8 Dunlop composite wheels
Online V8 Shop open again

Saturday 10th March 2012
RV8 20th Anniversary 2012 - full details
V8 Tour 2012 - full details & online booking

Friday 9th March 2012
RV8 for sale Black 0397

Tuesday 6th March 2012
NEWS: blanking screw on V8 inlet manifold

Sunday 4th March 2012
NEWS: more on the recent biofuel update
RV8 for sale Oxford Blue 1613 reduced
NEWS: MG brand research by Lauran Gallacher

Thursday 1st March 2012
NEWS: likely UK super grade fuel has no ethanol
Another V8 Idle Moment
NEWS: Classics on the Common on 25th July
NEWS: more photos from Goodwood track day

Tuesday 28th February 2012
NEWS: carburettor balancers from Moss
NEWS: breathalyser kit needed in France

Saturday 25th February 2012
NEWS: initial Goodwood track day report
V8NOTE17 which carb supplies which cylinder

Thursday 23rd February 2012
RV8 Old English White 0016 price reduced

Monday 20th February 2012
NEWS: MGV8s at Goodwood on Saturday 25th
NEWS: Brief report from MG Show at Stoneleigh
NEWS: brief report on the V8 Curry evening

Saturday 18th February 2012
Draper door panel stud removal tool

Monday 13th February 2012
NEWS: DVLA changes consultation paper

Sunday 12th February 2012
NEWS: another V8 servo failure report

Saturday 11th February 2012
NEWS: FBHVC report on DVLA changes
NEWS: FBHVC update on fuel additive tests
NEWS: FBHVC MOT exemptions survey results

Thursday 9th February 2012
NEWS: collect useful parts at Stoneleigh
MGBGTV8 Harvest Gold 0157 sold
V8 Roadster sold to a Dutch enthusiast

Wednesday 8th February 2012
RV8NOTE356 cooling fan override switch

Tuesday 7th February 2012
RV8 Japanese literature pack

Thursday 2nd February 2012
V8NOTES Index updated as a download
V8NOTE439 gearbox hairline crack welded

Wednesday 1st February 2012
NEWS: DfT release on garage service quality

Tuesday 31st January 2012
Article: first time at a track day

Monday 30th January 2012
NEWS: TVR - RV8 comparison article in CCM
Rare GO A 3.5L number plate for sale

Sunday 29th January 2012
Making an MGB wing at the Heritage body plant

Saturday 28th January 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 25th January 2011
NEWS: Goodwood track day V8 meeting
RV8NOTES Volume 10 starts
RV8NOTES Index updated as a free download
RV8NOTE355 EZ EPAS approval in Switzerland
RV8NOTE354 PAS options review

Tuesday 24th January 2012
NEWS: Drive it Day on 22nd April 2012

Monday 23rd January 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment
RV8 documents & information sources

Saturday 21st January 2012
V8 Curry bookings update

Friday 20th January 2012
RV8 windscreen surround for sale
RV8 for sale Woodcote Green 2163

Sunday 15th January 2012
NEWS: the US "ethanol shuffle" explained
Another V8 Idle Moment

Saturday 14th January 2012
ZT260V8 Nightfire Red 0618 reduced
RV8 Le Mans Green 0376 sold
MGBGTV8 Lenham conversion sold

Friday 13th January 2012
NEWS: GPS speed camera devices ban in France
Another V8 Idle Moment
Reminder: MG Show at Stoneleigh next month
NEWS: new high torque starter motors
NEWS: thin wall spark plug sockets

Thursday 12th January 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 11th January 2012
Another V8 Idle Moment

Tuesday 10th January 2012
Guide: how to use the RV8NOTES index
NEWS: MGBGTV8 for sale at 19,000 EUR
Factory MGBGTV8 wanted by MGB enthusiast

Sunday 8th January 2012
NEWS: new MOT lighting test requirements
NEWS: thin wall spark plug socket for V8s
One of the best V8 Roadsters sold

Saturday 7th January 2012
Cautionary tale with a socket ratchet set
NEWS: BCV8 ban on wide slick tyres for 2012

Friday 6th January 2012
NEWS: Thruxton race meeting date change

Thursday 5th January 2012
Spares: set of V8 wheels sold

Monday 2nd January 2012
NEWS: RV8 on the track

Sunday 1st January 2012
NEWS: Swiss RV8 20th anniversary event