- information and support for MGBGTV8 buyers
to buying an MGBGTV8
A useful guide to buying an MGBGTV8 first published as an article
in Safety Fast! in September 2008. More
Guide to buying a classic MG
This five part guide with useful and checklists and a sample receipt
will remind you of all the prudent checks you will need to make when
buying a car.
a car that's for sale
the deal, making a safe payment and checking the documents
or selling at auction
and sample documents
a good MGBGTV8 - a member's story. More
Dave Wellings, a longstanding V8 enthusiast, has produced this very
useful note as a summary of what to look for when seeking to buy a
good quality Factory built MGBGTV8 in today's market place.
MGBGTV8 for regular use
Gordon Hesketh-Jones has clocked up over 370,000 miles in his V8 and
regularly tours his V8 in Europe so is well used to a heavy annual
maintenance schedule. His guide addresses issues of interest to a
regular V8 user. More
of getting a MGBV8 & would welcome contact with an enthusiast?
If you are thinking of getting an MGBV8 and would like to talk with
an MGV8 enthusiast, then we have a panel of members who will be happy
to discuss what you need to know about the model and look for when
you inspect a car for sale. MGV8 helpline
an MGBGTV8 like?
of the MGBGTV8. More
Photo profile of an MGBGTV8. More
MGBGT8 brochure. More
MGBGTV8 press pack 1973. More
MGBGTV8 adverts to remember. More
V8 specification & technical features. More
Rebuilt V8 engine on display. More
MGBGTV8 magazine reviews
Motor Sport road test October 1973. More
Police Review road test in August 1973. More
Classic & Sports Car review in March 2010. More
How many MGBGTV8s and what colours?
How many MGBGTV8s were made? More
Factory colours for the MGBGTV8? More
How many MGBGTV8s in each colour? More
What were body paint and trim colours? More
Concept, development & producton of the
Don Hayter, the design engineer at the MG Plant in the 1970s, gave
a talk on the concept, development and production of the MGBGTV8 supported
by the late Geoff Allen. A 28 page transcript is available on CD.
Don Hayter Talk 2002
Can I use unleaded fuel in my MGBGTV8 with the original heads?
It's a regular query from members so our note provides a clarification.
our guide and notes. More
Getting cover for an MGBGTV8. More
Comparing brokers' quotes. More
Disclosing material facts. More
MGBGTV8s for sale on the V8 website
V8s currently for sale on the V8 website. More
V8s sold on the V8 website. More
Top tips for new MGBGTV8 enthusiasts
See our useful tips. More
When did the cut outs in the front valance
panel come in?
See note clarifying this query. More
in a Factory MGBGTV8 tool roll?
Contents illustrated. More
Power steering retrofitt
Gateway to power steering information. More
Review of power steering options. More
More information on key topics in our Information
buying guide footnotes
The late Geoff Allen, who was at the Factory for over 27 years in
Rectifications Department, provides some footnotes to the buying guides.
What does corrosion in an MGB look like?
Dave Parker of Mechspec MG Centre gives us the low down in a video
on what to look for when buying one of these affordable classics.
It's an eye-opener for many! More
Where can I find the vehicle identity numbers?
Finding the car/VIN & engine numbers. More
Online vehicle checks & and services
DVLA and MID insurance database checks. More
See our series of notes with tips & cautions. More
How to register a car with its original number
Registering a V8 under its original mark. More
How to apply for Historic tax class for an
MGBGTV8 built in 1973
See our guide
and parts manuals for the MGBGTV8
out the manuals you need for a V8. More
Recommended lubrication chart
For a copy of the chart in the Driver's Handbook AKD8423 (4th Edition).
Tyres for an V8 - replacements & maintenance
Check the age of your tyres with our guide. More
V8 tyre pressures (Handbook page 68). More
Replacement tyre choices discussed. More
Passport to Service
A continuation sheet has been prepared for the BL Passport to Service
book by an ethusiastic member, John Gay. You can download a free copy
of the this useful continuation sheet on this website.
Maintenance record continuation
spares for sale
V8 spares for MGBV8s offered for sale by V8 enthusiasts and V8 specialist
V8 maintenance and spares
Recommended V8 spares & service specialists. More
V8 gearbox & overdrive recon specialists. More
Who are the V8 service specialists in the UK? More
Which brake fluid? More
Ride height for an MGBGTV8. More
Upgrading to modern single 12V battery. More
Thinking of a Hoyle suspension upgrade? More
V8 engine number reference table More
V8 engine size and weight. More
Workshop Notes - useful spares & maintenance tips contributed
by fellow V8 enthusiasts
V8 Workshop Notes series contents. More
Free detailed Index so you can look up topics. More
V8 back axle roll pin modification. More
Waxoyling an MGB or MGBGTV8. More
Cooling an MGBGTV8. More
Headlamp upgrade. More
12 volt battery conversion. More
Electronic distributor options. More
V8 brake servo failure caution. More
How does the V8 servo work and fail? More
Rebuilding an MGBGTV8?
See our members' rebuild photos. More
A checklist of the useful references. More
Health issues highlighted. More
V8 badge locations, nearside wing & tailgate. More