did the flares, blisters, spats or "eyebrows" cease to be fitted to
the front wheel arches of Japanese specification RV8s?|
For some time now Jim Dolbel in Australia, who runs a specialist website
at www.mgrv8.com dedicated to the MG RV8, has been trying to establish the exact
change point when the front wheel arch flares (sometimes referred to as blisters,
spats, extensions or "eyebrows") ceased to be fitted to Japanese specification
RV8s. So we are trying to help him identify the VIN when the change was made.
Initial research by the V8 Registrar suggests that as with most things MG, the
change point is not likely to be a precise point in the VIN sequence because the
RV8s were not sent down the production line in a precise VIN order. Let us know
if your RV8 has flares.
our original report. More
Brown reports "Just reviving a very old topic in trying to narrow down
when the wheel arch flares were dropped from the RV8 production. I have found
car 1244 still in Japan which has the flares fitted." The webpage
monitoring the flares has been updated and the point when the change was made
It looks as if the change point is not a distinct point in
the VIN listing but it does seem to be in the range between VIN 1224 and 1250.
If any members with RV8s with VIN 1231, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1237, 1239, 124, 1245,
1246,1248 and 1249 could let us know if their car has flares that would help progress
the analysis. Reports to Email