Genuine Parts MG
RV8 rear wheel bearing kit
Limited supply of the rear
wheel bearing kit GHK1546 available.
front wheel bearing kit complete with hub
early front wheel bearing kit without the hub
Note, the RV8 early bearing
kit without the hub is not now supplied by MG Rover but Clive Wheatley can supply
the kit. The early bearing kit is for RV8s prior to axle front cross member number
PE2316. This number is stamped on the nearside rear fixing leg of the front
suspension cross member and can be viewed by looking behind the rear of the front
road wheel. See RV8 Workshop Note 38 by Bryan Ditchman in Volume 1 of the RV8
Workshop Notes series. Clive feels this news "could cause interesting
comments from members in Japan because he has heard from an RV8 member there that
the front wheel bearing kit is over £600.00 per side!".
Repair Manual AKM7153
Copies of this essential document for RV8 enthusiasts
can be obtained from Clive Wheatley. The manual is in a convenient loose leaf
format in a good quality D-ring folder with colour covers with MG RV8 logos. The
manual covers the Japanese specification air-conditioning system. Clive supplies
copies of the manual. He uses the courier service Citylink to deliver the manuals
to members in the UK - as a guide, the cost is around £5.50 as the manual
is quite heavy.
back axle reconditioning service
Recently Clive found the original supplier
for both the crown wheel and pinion and the LSD for the RV8. A new batch of crown
wheel and pinions has been produced and they are now available. So Clive has solved
a potential difficulty which might have become an increasing concern for RV8 enthusiasts
with back axles needing repair.
Clive has also launched an RV8 back axle reconditioning
service at a time when several RV8s have been experiencing noisy back axles and
showing signs of wear. The service is based on complete reconditioning of members'
own back axles, including both the crown wheel and pinion and limited slip differential.
An exchange service is not available. The RV8 back axle was a one-off unit for
the RV8 whereas the LSD was not so. The availability of crown wheel and pinion
parts have been a concern whereas the LSD components less so. Clive says "there
are twelve gears in the RV8 LSD so it has always been a little noisy rather than
the other type of LSD with a clutch. Recently I have had two RV8s needing treatment
on the back axles - the most recent was a 70,000 mile RV8 with a noisy back axle
so I thought it was time to do something as many cars are approaching or beyond
that mileage". In terms of cost, Clive indicates "it will depend
on the amount of reconditioning work and parts that are found to be necessary,
but as a guide reconditioning is likely to be in the range £500 to £1,000
including labour and materials plus VAT for the reconditioned back axle".
On top of this you will need to add the costs of removing the back axle, freight
both ways and reinstallation. As a guide, the price of a new RV8 back axle from
MG Rover's spare parts suppliers is reported to be around £2,000 including
VAT so a complete reconditioning service is a worthwhile option for an RV8 enthusiast!
half tonneau cover
Clive Wheatley has limited stocks of the RV8 half tonneau
available. MG Rover price is £195.00 plus VAT.
A question RV8 enthusiasts often ask is "why is the
full tonneau less than the smaller half tonneau?" and Clive's response
is there is a great deal more work in making a half tonneau which dresses round
the folded hood.
RV8 wheels - 17 inch split rim with titanium bolts
As the RV8 road wheels
(ZKC5700 and ZKC6749) are no longer available and we have been told
it will not be made again, Clive Wheatley has found a source of supply for the
prototype three piece spilt rim wheel. It is available as the original 15 inch
diameter wheel or as 17 inch wheel suitable for a low profile 205x50x17 tyre.
The 17 inch wheel and tyre was shown in the April/May 2002 issue of
MG World magazine and in the August 2002 issue of Safety Fast! The 15 inch prototype
split rim wheel can be seen in the MGV8 Twenty One Years On book by David Knowles
on page 74. It is shown fitted to the third development car (White ADDDEV03) registration
JGT 808 N owned by our member Alan Torbett in Worcestershire. Contact Clive Wheatley
on 01902 330489 for further information on these wheels and their availability.
Parts MGBGTV8 & V8 Conversions
starter motor heatshield
Made to the original specification.
MGBGTV8 rocker covers
Made to the original specification.
To fasten to any MGB grille - for those who wish to display
the V8 on the front of their MGV8.
Clive Wheatley mgv8parts
High Grosvenor Workshops
Shropshire WV15 5PN
Tel: 01746 710810
Fax: 01746 710999
Magneti Marelli alternator
alternator (Magneti Marelli) part number GNU 2398.
starter motor (Bosch) part number GNU 4665
goods sent to overseas purchasers by Clive Wheatley are dispatched by Fedex or
UPS parcels service and supplies within the UK, by a reliable parcels service.
Chargecard orders welcome.