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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?|
left hand side only
|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,
Factory V-8 Nut from across the Pond
|Arent there a whole set of Wksp Notes available from the V8 register as well????|
|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.....
|"I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!"|
Make sure it isn't a train coming the other way!
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, 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!
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