|Being a high-mileage user I become paranoid when I hear about basic parts involved in safety failing in service without giving any prior warning - e.g., as soon as the reports started coming about brake servo failures some years ago, I had a brand new one fitted together with all new pipes for the brake fluid. The recent failure of a drop link on a factory V8GT reported in the Bulletin Board was scary, so Ron Gammons' comments stating that the basic RV8 version was far sturdier and stronger but that the fixing the dimensions were virtually identical to those of the MGBV8GT convinced me to go ahead. Interestingly, none of the usual MG suppliers had the RV8 version available, but B & G had and they arrived here in Cornwall quite quickly. Fitting was quite easy - except for the fact that one of the original units could not be extracted from the new spring pan (fitted just five years ago) so the pan had to be removed and introduced to an oxy-acetylene torch. After fitting the track was re-checked and there had been no change. To be fair, the original drop-links fitted by Abingdon had lasted for 420K miles and showed no visible signs of cracking, but you can't be too careful!