V8 Register Keyring
A leather fob with V8 register medallion, stamped and infilled with soft enamel.
T Register DVD Rebuilding The XPAG Engine (PAL)
This is a recording of an unscripted presentation by George and Peter Edney (engine rebuilders) at one of the T Register’s ‘Rebuild’ seminars. The DVD covers both stripping down the engine and re-assembling it and lasts for nearly 3 hours, the time being split roughly 50/50 between strip down and rebuild.
Please note, this DVD is in PAL format and is compatible with DVD players in the UK/Europe and the rest of the world (excluding North America and Japan). For North America and Japan buy the NSTC version (advertised separately).
V8 Buyers Guide
One of the most successful features in the MG Car Club’s monthly magazine Safety Fast! over the last few years has been the “So you want to buy an MG?” series of buyers’ guides. Those guides have been both comprehensive and authoritative as they have been well researched and prepared by Club members who clearly know their individual models very well. This book contains the guides to the MGBGTV8 and the MG RV8 models together with a five part guide to buying a classic MG and useful checklists and other materials.
Barrie’s Notes MGB GT V8 in 21st Century
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.