The book highlights useful information on the V8 engine – threads, corrosion, cylinder heads, the rocker shafts and hydraulic tappets, oil pressure and engine mounts. He touches on ethanol in motor fuel and the undesirable effects on rubber fuel hose and the absorption of water, particularly when a car is stored over winter. His coverage of ignition components and maintenance are helpful and he concludes his car is noticeably smoother and more responsive since fitting an electronic ignition package. Ten pages of notes on the gearbox and overdrive are good although he recommends removing overdrive on third gear but recognises others feel it is an attractive feature , but one that needs to be used carefully. His coverage of electrics on a V8 ends with some suggested modifications – the popular replacement of the sealed beams with a halogen upgrade, a relay on the twin horns to overcome difficulties with the horn push mechanism, rerouting the twin cooling fan wiring to a spare terminal on the alternator and adding a blade fuse, and upgrading the single speed heater fan to the later two speed spec. There is no mention of the benefits of a single 12 volt battery conversion to replace the original twin six volt arrangement and no mention of the addition of a simple blade fuse on the overdrive circuit to the solenoid. He covers suspension and brakes well including brief comments on modifications like anti-tramp bars, castor reduction and rear anti-roll bars.
This is a poster of the backdrop we used for our stand at MG Live 2017 using a great photograph by Colin Murrell, the MGCC’s race photographer. The poster is 23in x 16in in size, printed on A2 220gsm semi gloss paper, so they will fit in either a common imperial size frame or in a metric A2 frame if you wish to mount it.
The extra cost for posting and packing in a cardboard tube will be advised on order.
A two hour DVD featuring TD/TF Technical Specialist, Barrie Jones stripping and rebuilding the TD/TF Gearbox.
Please note, this DVD is in NTSC format and is compatible with DVD players in North America and Japan. For the UK, Europe and the rest of the world buy the PAL version (advertised separately).