composite wheels for the MGBGTV8|
The Factory MGBGTV8 was produced with
a composite wheel - a chromed steel rim fixed to an alloy centre with distinctive
features. The joint between the steel and alloy parts is prone to rust and serious
corrosion can become a problem. Until a few years a go a full refurbishing service
was available from a specialist MWS but sadly they ceased offering the service.
See articles on these wheels and the current situation and options for V8 enthusiasts.
fuels & replacement fuel hoses|
The fire risk associated with the deterioration
of fuel hoses with a report that "classic car owners are being urged to check
the condition of the fuel lines as an increasing number of cars are being affected
by ethanol degradation of the rubber. 180523 More
Fellow members are noticing their motor insurance
renewal premiums are rising and in most cases by a substantial amount. Why is
the happening, who are the targets for insurers and what can policyholders do
to get an insurance renewal at a lower rate. See our NEWS items. More
Vitesse Mazda gearbox for MGBGTV8s|
of the availability of the Vitesse Mazda gearbox as a replacement for the MGBGTV8
was seen in early 2017. An article with information was released promptly. 170202
RV8 enthusiasts would like to get an original hardtop for their car but they are
a "spares wanted" advertiser on the V8 website found and purchased one.
See our information on hardtops. 160825
difficulty drivers who are tall in the body encounter in an RV8 is their line
of sight can be close to the top of the windscreen and sun visor, so a driver
will tend to adopt a crouched driving style. What can be done?
bar drop links on the front suspension|
Recently there have been some failures
of the front antiroll drop links. See our articles on checking and maintaining
the drop links. 151110 More
cams and GPS trackers for an MGV8|
See our reviews of dash cams and the
CHIPnTRAV GPS tracker plus fitting and installation guides.. 150718
Engine mountings have been a topic in the V8NOTES series
since 1979 so we have an article that brings together all the V8NOTES in the whole
See our gateway on MGBGTV8 engine
is happening after the end of paper tax discs in the UK?|
Paper tax discs
ended in October 2014 but since then there have been many difficulties. Here are
links to our NEWS items. 151120 More
on MGV8 prices|
Although MGV8 enthusiasts
have bought and owned their cars for the understated power and sheer pleasure
they get in driving these cars as an affordable classic car, price trends are
See our gateway on MGV8
auction and price news
cameras and devices that provide information on camera location|
came in with the Road Safety Act 2006 but the relevant section covering radar
detectors has not yet been commenced so is not yet in force and perhaps never
will be. Detectors alert drivers to speed limits.
our radar cameras and detectors gateway
hoods - caring, maintaining and replacing them|
of your hood and the zipped rear window will help extend the life of your hood.
It's a topic often raised by RV8 enthusiasts.
our RV8 hood and rear screen gateway
an RV8 to the UK|
a complex process most private buyers will prefer to leave to experts with local
knowledge and contacts in Japan and experience of the reimport and registration
procedures in the UK but what is involved?
our RV8 reimporting guide gateway
Historic Vehicle exemption extension|
The 12 month extension of the Historic
Vehicle VED exemption cut-off date in the Budget 2013 was welcome news but does
your MGBGTV8 qualify?
See our Historic Vehicle
VED exemption gateway
needles selection & rolling road tests for an MGBGTV8|
needles for an MGBGTV8, power testing and fitting K&N air filters.
our SU needles and rolling road gateway
systems and related matters with MGV8s|
Whether you are doing a routine
exhaust system replacement or have met other issues or are considering a modified
See our exhaust systems
an RV8 engine|
Rechipping an RV8 engine is a topic which has regularly
come up on the V8BB and in the RV8 Workshop Notes series.
our RV8 rechipping gateway
and UK Budget reports for classic car motoring enthusiasts|
and vehicle taxation news is always of interest to classic car enthusiasts and
the general motorist. Links to our reports and news.
our taxation and Budget reports gateway
bonnet lock and safety catch|
Reports of the safety catch failing with
the bonnet lifting in the airstream and blowing back over the windscreen. Two
bonnet lock and safety catch gateway
& cooling concerns for MGBGTV8s & RV8s|
Reliable cooling is essential
and it has been a particular area of concern for many years and regularly discussed
on the V8 Bulletin Board.
See our overheating
& cooling concerns gateway
cooling hoses for MGBGTV8s and RV8s|
Reliable cooling is essential
and failures of cooling hoses can be a serious matter. See some useful information
available on the V8 website.
our replacement cooling hose gateway
coolants and their use in V8 engines|
Concerns over the effects new types
of antifreeze have on older engines have been raised by the historic car movement.
See our antifreeze coolants gateway
testing for MGV8s articles and NEWS|
The DfT consultation over
the possible relaxation of MOT test requirements for classic
cars raised views from interested parties for and against.
our MOT testing gateway
headlights on an MGBGTV8 to a reflector/lens units with halogen bulbs|
popular upgrade transforms
the headlighting and the sense of improved safety is reassuring.
See our V8 headlamp upgrade gateway
failure risks with an MGBGTV8|
of servos swallowing brake fluid rapidly and leaving the driver with no brakes
are spine chilling. Get a servo check, better still replaced.
our V8 servo caution gateway
upgrades and settings for an RV8|
Fitting a Hoyle IRS upgrade kit and other
suspension modifications are topics often raised by V8 enthusiasts, particularly
our RV8 suspension upgrades gateway
for an MGV8|
The backwash over an open MGV8 can be a tiresome feature but
several windstopper installations can reduce the effect and improve comfort.
See our windstopper gateway
steering options for an MGV8|
Fitting power steering to an MGBGTV8 or RV8
is a topic often raised by V8 enthusiasts so here we have a "gateway webpage"
to the useful information on the V8 website.
our PAS/EPAS gateway
distributor options for the MGBGTV8|
Fitting an after-market electronic
ignition system is a useful upgrade which can avoid regular maintenance of the
points and risks with poor quality replacement ignition parts.
our distributor gateway
electronic ignition upgrade|
Our gateway brings together all the useful
material on this popular upgrade including the answers to a number of queries
and a reminder of a modification needed to the adjuster.
our Pertronix gateway
an MGV8? - then see our guide|
Our guide is packed with tips on how to
research the models, how to check a car offered for sale, negotiate a deal, make
a safe payment and check you have all the documents.
our MGV8 buying guide
It's a topic raised by members frequently so our information
gateway has links to many items on refurbishing wheels and members' reports on
how their wheels were refurbsihed by various specialists.
our RV8 wheels refurbishment gateway
tyres on an MGV8|
Replacement tyres are a regular topic so here we have
a "gateway webpage" to the useful information on the V8 website.
See our replacement tyres gateway
VED/SORN, insurance & MOT status online|
Useful links to GOV.UK &
MID online vehicle enquiry,insurance, MOT and tax & SORN services Beware 5
day insurance database update risk.
online vehicle data checks gateway
Classic car owners could easily trip up by forgetting
their insurance renewal needs attending to when their car is garaged but not on
See our CIE gateway
issues and concerns with classic MGs|
Since the introduction of ethanol
in motor fuels in the UK and overseas there have been concerns over the effects
of biofuel on older cars, particularly classic cars.
our biofuels gateway
volt battery conversions|
A series of useful V8NOTES contributed by members
of the V8 Register sets out ways of improving the power and reliability of the
batteries fitted to an MGBGTV8 .
our battery conversion gateway
up a classic car in Winter - concerns and tips|
How to lay up and store
an MGV8 and some of the issues to bear in mind plus a review of the options for
protecting the car when you take the car off the road and put it into store.
See our lay-up gateway
tax rules - SORN - motor insurance|
Take care with road tax, SORN and motor
insurance matters - see our index to a series of news items on our website highlighting
where you need to take care.
See our road tax/SORN/insurance