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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Honeybourne Mouldings.

I tried posting this on MGB general part of the BBS but no response. Basicly i was trying to find out if anyone had used this companies products, more specifically, RV8 or C bonnets and the sebring style normal width front apron and the rear valence.

I spoke to them on the phone and they were very helpfull and e-mailed me some pictures. The RV8 bonnet looked very good and comes with the interior framework which is steel reinforced for the hinges and the front hardware. Their prices are very competitive 86.00 for either bonnet which is about half what Smith and Deakin want for theirs. I just wondered if its a case of you get what you pay for.

Anyone had any experience?

Kevin Jackson.
K.R Jackson

I purchased C bonnet from this company about 3 years ago. Quality was good and the people were very helpful.
Hope this helps.
Mike Cook.
mike cook

Thanks Mike thats good news.

Kevin
K.R Jackson

Jackson,l do they have a web page? Interested in the hood. thanks
Bill Guzman

Bill,

The link to Honeybourne Mouldings is http://www.honeybournemouldings.co.uk/default-grey1.htm
As this site is having technical problems you may have to copy and paste to your browser.

Kevin
K.R Jackson

Kevin

It's worth bearing in mind that some steel RV8 bonnets are not a particularly good fit on older shells anyway.

Roger
RMW

I have a Honeybourne 'lightweight' bonnet on my C. (no inner frame)
Its a good fit and has given no problems. The 'lightweight' MGB ones are pretty flexible though........probably best with an inner 'frame' if they dont have the extra curves of the C or RV8 unit....
FWIW.
Chris Cooper

Chris,

Thanks for your feedback, thats two positive answers so far. I will definitely use one with the inner frame but have yet to decide RV8 or C I don't like the low rider style air filters as they are somewhat restictive to airflow at high RPM so need something that will provide a bit more room, for a filter that will allow the engine to breathe. K&N do a plenum that fits the Edelbrock or Holly carb on which you can mount two of their cone filters or you can mount them remotely to get cold air if desired.

Kevin.
K.R Jackson

Kevin,

I use a deep K&N (2in) x streme with RV8

Paul
Paul

Paul/Surrey.

Re your K&N Xtreme filter, can you tell me what diameter you are using and how much clearance you have between the filter top and the RV8 bonnet.

Kevin.
K.R Jackson

Kevin,

14x3 drop base with 1ins clearance.

Paul

Paul

Paul,
Thanks sounds like the RV8 bonnet is the one to have although I would still like to get some cold air to the filter and cant see how this can be achieved using the Xtreme filter. Reports on the Xtreme indicate that it does provide more than enough flow for a 3.5 or bigger engine so I will possibly have to compromise on the provision of cold air. I do have RV8 exhaust manifolds so I am at least getting some of the hot air out of the engine compartment. The hole in the inner wings must help quite a lot, if you stand next to the wheelarches with a hot engine running you can feel a lot of hot air escaping which can only be a good thing, and must marginally improve the aerodynmics because air is not trying to exit under the car and causing lift.
I'm off to play with the car today, got a couple of small mechanical jobs to do and then I can start tidying up the paintwork to make it a bit more presentable pending a full respray later this year.

Kevin.
K.R Jackson

This thread was discussed between 05/07/2005 and 17/07/2005

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