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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Correct V8 badging

'V8' wing badge. Should it be left side only or both left and right?
Richard Saunders

left hand side only
David Smith

Richard, David, et al

Remember that left side only applies to the BL "plughole" badge as well.
I have read that there were a series of 4 or 5 "concours notes" published in Safety Fast magazine some years back, that detail the exact placement of the V-8 badges on the grille (chrome bumper cars), left side, and rear hatch. I would like to see if I could get copies of these. Since my car was repainted in the past, I have no way of knowing if the badge placement was correct. Before I call up the MGCC office in Abingdon, does anyone out there have these articles, or if your car has original paint, maybe I could get some reference measurements?

My bare bodyshell repairs/repaint is coming along quickly, I should get it back in a month or so. The engine comes back this weekend. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Cheers and Thanks in advance,
Paul Kile
Factory V-8 Nut from across the Pond
Paul Kile

Arent there a whole set of Wksp Notes available from the V8 register as well????
robert pulleyblank

Yes, the V8 Workshop Notes were first published in the V8 column in SF, later collected together and sold in 5 volumes by the V8 Register, and usefully indexed too. I have them.
- Paul, I will look out the badge-specific info. Sorry, I don't have a scanner so email me a fax number.....
David Smith

"I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!"

Make sure it isn't a train coming the other way!

Paul Hunt

found the one for the side badges. Will fax tomorrow. The booklet collections of notes seem to have stopped around 1988 so it's a case of trawling thu' SFs to find the rest. I do have all the mags filed too, but if anyone has a good memory and can point me in the right time period it would be appreciated...
David Smith

David, Thanks for the info! I got the fax yesterday. I should be able to make up some cardboard templates based on those measurements. I think I will work off the lower edge of the side moulding, rather than the centreline as noted on the diagram, allowing for the few millimeters difference. That way, I can just lay the template along the edge of the strip.

And Paul H., I will try to dodge the trains!

Paul Kile
Paul Kile

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