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Entries 101 - 150

Name: Guy Weller

Entry No 150

Country: UK

Date: Sun Nov 6 2005 21:49:45

Comment:

Unfortunately I am not a Y-type owner but I must say this is one of the most comprehensive resources of on-line documents that I have seen on any web site, for any Marque club. You put all the others to shame! In fact, the whole web site is very impressive!

Congratulations.

Guy

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Name: Andrea Gleeson

Entry No 149

Country: Australia

Date: Sat Nov 5 2005 00:28:01

Comment:

I have just purchased a YT and have been looking for information about the car your web site has been very informative and I will register my car details next time I log on. My husband has just restored a 1948 mg tc and has been looking for another project and we happened upon the YT.

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Name: Roy Challberg

Entry No 148

Country: USA

Date: Fri Nov 4 2005 18:19:12

Comment:

This is a well organized site, with much useful information.  I own an MG TD but still found much of the info. helpful and informative.

Thanks.

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Name: Mike Wright

Entry No 147

Country: UK

Date: Thu Nov 3 2005 17:07:53

Comment:

I'm a long standing member with my YA Y0368 appearing in the gallery. I also have a TD which was a basket case bought as a project for my son who has special needs. (This allows me to drive the car for him but it is his car).  The TD appears in the TD gallery of the MGCC T register, TD chassis number 13384.

As a family we decided that we would like to get rid of the YA and the TD and get either a YT or an older 4 seater MG convertible if we could get one in our price range. This would reduce our expenses, give us a fun convertible and still let us go out together as a family. A free advert in the members classified adverts got the ball rolling. We haven't succeeded yet but we were put in touch with a couple of owners wanting to sell. Paul Barrow, Jack Murray and Bob Simpson were quickly in touch doing everything in their power to help.

One YT advertised in the members pages is a good, thorough rebuild that is a little more than I want to pay, bearing in mind the work still to do and outstanding hood work plus collection costs, MOT and registration still to be dealt with. The seller is being more than fair to me and must think me a pain in the bum. I don't blame him for not accepting my price - in his position I wouldn't either! I have to ring him next week with a decision after ruminating over the weekend. This long ramble is intended to let readers know what a great bunch of people every one involved with this site has been within my experience.

No I haven't got the car I want yet but that is my fault, certainly not for lack of help and assistance from every one connected with mgytypes.org. I have been able to get answers to my queries almost immediately from somewhere in the web site. This is a first rate organisation which thoroughly deserves the success that it enjoys.

Mike Wright

Clevedon, North Somerset.

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Name: Andrew Collins

Entry No 146

Country: Canada

Date: Sat Sep 17 2005 01:46:42

Comment:

Great Website.  I owned a 1950 Y as a youngster in Hampshire, England, in the late sixties.  Drove the thing around those wonderful twisting country lanes at breakneck speed - usually from pub to pub. It didn't have a good foot breaking system, the master cylinder was always giving me trouble - I must have bled those breaks a hundred times.  I used the handbrake when needed and very quickly learnt to drive effectively using the gears. It was a fun car to drive - used more oil than petrol. I bought it from a farmer in Andover for 30 pounds sterling - fell in love with it at first sight as the barn door opened. I'm ashamed to say I traded her in for a red Mini - more trendy in the sixties, I guess.  Wish I had kept her - those leather seats, wood dash and sunshine roof were pure luxury. Didn't get that in the Mini!  I envy all those that have one - I've always had fond memories for her.

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Name: Tony Nicholls

Entry No 145

Country: UK

Date: Wed Sep 7 2005 19:19:58

Comment:

My wife and I spotted an MG Y type parked in a car park in Anglesey last week end. We were recalling our courting days back in 1967 when I owned one when the owner Neil Cairns introduced himself. Almost half an hour later we were still discussing the advanced merits of a car far ahead of it's time. Adjustable steering, independent front suspension, semi bucket leather seats, hydraulic: jacks on all four corners, sun roof, the list goes on. My thanks to Neil for time, I'm now in the market for one!

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Name: Garry Weaser

Entry No 144

Country: UK

Date: Thu Sep 1 2005 18:41:41

Comment:

While I wait to make my long held dream of owning a y type turn into reality your site continues to interest and inspire.

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Name: John DeCesare

Entry No 143

Country: UK

Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 11:25:03

Comment:

Looks like a very nice and useful site. Very good meeting Jack Murray during the Silverstone week-end. I will register Y type (which I have owned since 1978!!!) soon. I am taking a bit longer to do this as the car has a very interesting works history.

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Name: Michael Lewis

Entry No 142

Country: USA

Date: Thu Jul 21 2005 01:57:31

Comment:

Outstanding website, love the info I have had time to look at.  I have a '50 Y Type with Judson Supercharger. Will visit again.

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Name: Ed Fairbanks

Entry No 141

Country: USA

Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 23:06:13

Comment:

An extremely enjoyable, entertaining, and informative website!!!

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Name: Greg and Grimm Cenzer

Entry No 140

Country: USA

Date: Sat Jun 18 2005 12:12:24

Comment:

Nice site.  Enjoyed the visit.

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Name: Bill Schapel

Entry No 139

Country: Australia

Date: Wed May 4 2005 04:52:24

Comment:

Enjoyed the visit - having done so several times before. Have just registered my Y Tourer and look forward to seeing it on "Ys on parade".  Keep up the good work!  Bill Schapel

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Name: Charles Wiggins

Entry No 138

Country: USA

Date: Sat Apr 3 20050 16:13:56

Comment:

Great website! I am looking for a YT in good drivable condition. If you have or know of one for sale please contact me here.

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Name: John Whipp

Entry No 137

Country: UK

Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 14:26:26

Comment:

Have much enjoyed viewing your website.

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Name: Paul Gilbey

Entry No 136

Country: USA

Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 22:11:40

Comment:

Very interesting. I have a YB that was to be a restoration project but was further damaged by Hurricane Ivan last year. Still considering whether to keep it or part it out.  (Restore it! - Webmaster's comment)

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Name: Paul Gilbey

Entry No 135

Country: UK

Date: Mon Apr 18 2005 20:33:31

Comment:

Brilliant web site, very interesting.  I know an old lady who use to own a YB series, registration number YMG 16, so decided to look it up for her.

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Name: Keith Price

Entry No 134

Country: Norway

Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 08:20:51

Comment:

Provides a fantastic wealth of information about a car which I was so lucky as to have owned from 1960 to 1964. I remember the registration was RML 703, a black 1947 Y model with inbuilt jack-system. Just that would knock any modern car for six!!!  Keep 'em rolling!  From an "Old Hand" who even today has a bad conscience of parting with the best car he ever owned. It's probably long gone to the happy country lanes of Heaven.  Most sincerely, Keith Price.

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Name: Mike Anderson

Entry No 133

Country: Australia

Date: Mon Mar 7 2005 09:29:06

Comment:

I was the proud owner of a 1950 MG 'Y' type, registered number PY657 from 1954 to 1960. It was a good car for its time although somewhat under powered although fitting twin S.U. carbies helped. It handled reasonably well although the terrible front shockers were useless and needed frequent replacement or frequent topping up with the highest viscocity gear oil I could find - at that time being an oil company technologist. The faulty shocks cost me my licence for 3 months in 1955 when I nearly ran a copper off the road negotiating (?) a fast sweeping bend on a country road! The hydraulic jacks were terrific and I wish I had them now.  I remember the 'Y' type with considerable affection and wish I had one in my garage these days. In the time that I had her she went from a metallic brown finish (original) through two tone grey and finally BRG. Much time and effort was lavished on her  - especially during my 3 months licence suspension. Since I sold the 'Y' type I  have mainly had Holdens, my present being a V6 1996 Statesman, but will always have a soft spot in heart for the 'Y' type.

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Name: Slater Reynolds

Entry No 132

Country: UK

Date: Sun Jan 2 2005 19:06:03

Comment:

Paul and your team; well done. Slater

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Name: Steve

Entry No 131

Country: USA

Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 00:20:33

Comment:

I was looking for MG related websites to link to from my website, www.centralvalleyclassics.com and I found yours... You have an informative and well designed website. Well done to your webmaster.  Keep up the good work! - Steve

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Name: Chris Blood

Entry No 130

Country: UK

Date: Thu Dec 9 2004 19:16:51

Comment:

I like it, great to see there is an active group that clearly want to and do support owners of these classic cars. I am after one to restore having sold my TC a few years ago.

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Name: Tamas Bajko

Entry No 129

Country: USA

Date: Mon Dec 6 2004 16:56:51

Comment:

I just surfing the Net, and I found your great site. I hope you'll keep in the developing of this beauty web page.

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Name: David Trainer

Entry No 128

Country: UK

Date: Mon Dec 6 2004 16:15:41

Comment:

A good site I will be back, particularly to see if my old 'Y' still exists (GDM 929 YA....) David

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Name: Bob Derham

Entry No 127

Country: UK

Date: Sun Nov 28 2004 07:01:33

Comment:

Well done to all those keeping the marque alive. After a contact from Paul, who saw details of a Y Type I was selling for a friend, I have found a whole new World.

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Name: Ray Matinez

Entry No 126

Country: USA

Date: Sat Nov 27 2004 02:46:53

Comment:

Best "club" site I have EVER!!! seen.  Perhaps one of the best car sites on the web.  Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Name: Jon Larumbe B

Entry No 125

Country: Venezuela

Date: Tue Oct 26 2004 13:09:06

Comment:

Yo tambien tengo un MG modelo YT y quisiera ponerme en contacto con Uds saludos Jon

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Name: Dr. Josep Esclasans

Entry No 124

Country: Spain

Date: Thu Sep 30 2004 22:18:41

Comment:

I enjoyed  and  I am glad to visited your site. I am a member of the MG Club of Cataluyña. I have a MG YA (1947) from Mr. Terry Bone in U.K. - I hope in a future be a member of your club . My best Regard.  Dr. Esclasans

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Name: Graham Best

Entry No 123

Country: Australia

Date: Mon Sep 27 2004 08:23:03

Comment:

We have just purchased a 1948/9 M.G. Y type. The car is in very good condition. We are members of the South Australian Morris register. We intend to maintain the car and use it for club runs through out South Australia. We are keen to learn all that we can about the history of the vehicle. Regards Graham Best

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Name: John Friedler

Entry No 122

Country: USA

Date: Thu Sep 23 2004 21:56:46

Comment:

I could have used this  site in 1997/98, when I started the YT restoration. In the interim, I only recently discovered this site, which I think is great!

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Name: Roger Allier

Entry No 121

Country: UK

Date: Tue Sep 9 2004 14:21:15

Comment:

My father owned one (second hand) around 1953 in Mauritius but I am not sure if it was an A or a B.  I think it had a built in hydraulic jack that could raise all four wheels.

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Name: Ron Christie

Entry No 120

Country: USA

Date: Tue Aug 3 2004 16:33:4

Comment:

I currently own a 1962 MGA MKII Roadster and a 1968 MGB Roadster. I am about to purshase a 1950 MGB YA and found this site as a I researched the YA. It's a terrific site and if I purchase the car will certainly join.

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Name: Slater Reynolds

Entry No 119

Country: UK

Date: Sat Jun 26 2004 14:42:49

Comment:

Glad to be looking again on this wet afternoon.

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Name: William Aufderheide

Entry No 118

Country: USA

Date: Tue Jun 8 2004 03:38:19

Comment:

I enjoy Y types. I own an 50 YT that is in process.

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Name: David Burleigh

Entry No 117

Country: UK

Date: Sat May 8 2004 20:28:02

Comment:

An excellent website; easy to navigate and understand, extremely stylish and with a very interesting selection of vehicles. Well done to the webmaster.

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Name: Rob Silk

Entry No 116

Country: Belgium

Date: Sun May 2 2004 13:09:23

Comment:

I have recently moved to Belgium and am looking for contacts with MG people, particularly with YA and TD owners.

The website just goes on getting better........how is that possible ??

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Name: Kenneth R Bradshaw

Entry No 115

Country: USA

Date: Tue Mar 2 2004 00:42:25

Comment:

Words can not describe my pleasure at finding your site. It is by far one of the best designed sites I have seen and one of the most complete in information and easy to navigate. I am presently trying to complete the purchase of a 1952 MGTD for my wife and have fallen in love with the "Y" type as "the" proper auto for me. I don't know when I will be able to put a "Y" type in the garage for me but you can bet it will happen. We are joining a MG club here in Nashville, Tennessee and will some day send you pictures and history of a "Y" type with me standing at its side, grinning from ear to ear.

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Name: Gerald Garrett

Entry No 114

Country: England

Date: Fri Feb 20 2004 12:08:35

Comment:

An excellent site. In a way I am trespassing as my MG is a TC!  However, I have made use of your Technical Centre for your thoughts on my gearbox problem i.e. jumping out of third gear on overrun. After the T type rebuild seminar in March where they are stripping and re-assembling a TD/TF gearbox, if I find any further useful advice I will let you know; I am sure problems and remedies can be read across.

Kind regards, Gerry

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Name: Matti Mantykivi

Entry No 113

Country: Finland

Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 16:32:18

Comment:

This is the first glance, I have not studied the pages yet. Since I am a proud owner of one MGY myself, I will certainly study Club materials carefully later.

Matti

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Name: Andreas Laake

Entry No 112

Country: Germany

Date: Tue Jan  6 2004 09:44:46

Comment:

Hello to the friends of all Y types.  This site is one of the best sites in the net. I am the owner of a MG B GT and a MG 1100. And I am looking for a Y type in a usable condition.  Best wishes for the year 2004.  Andreas Laake

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Name: Tony Crossley

Entry No 111

Country: UK

Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 11:00:13

Comment:

As  the ex owner of a 1951 YA and now the owner of a ZR I still have a interest in the Y types.

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Name: Patrick Menton

Entry No 110

Country: Belgium

Date: Sun Dec 21 2003 10:55:36

Comment:

I'm the editor of a magazine from a small MG Club (MG Club Limburg) in Belgium. This is one of the best MG sites. I've found a lot of information when I wrote an article over the Y-type. Keep on the good work.  Best Regards, Patrick Menten

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Name: James Luard

Entry No 109

Country: UK

Date: Tue Nov 18 2003 18:36:57

Comment:

I have a Y type in need of lots of TLC, particularly the body which is so bad that I am tempted to take it off and make an MG fun car looking something like a T type.  I don't have the skill to repair the original body but could probably make an ash frame for a "sports body".  If there is any enthusiast out there (I live near Wellington in Somerset) who would like to help either to restore the Y or to convert it then please make contact.  James Luard 

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Name: Pedro Bento de Castro

Entry No 108

Country: Portugal

Date: Sat Nov 15 2003 14:02:14

Comment:

I didn't know of the existence of this MG Y page until today.  I'm very glad for it.

I own a YA, 1948, last year the Y Type page at Safety Fast had a report about the Y. As at that time I was one of the people in charge at the "Octógono" a magazine from our club in Portugal (Maia MG Clube - affiliated member of MG Car Club) I've written two texts about the Y, one about the restoration and the other about the history of the model.

As we don't have many Y Types in our country I've asked all the Y owners to send information about their cars (year, chassis plate no. engine no) to send to Y register.  No one answered so I've decide to wait a bit.  Now I'll send the information about my own car as well as some photos. 

I'll send during the weekend. Best Regards, Pedro Bento de Castro

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Name: Mitch and Natalie Tree

Entry No 107

Country: England

Date: Mon Oct 27 2003 20:46:50

Comment:

So glad we found this website, we are new to the classic car scene and have no knowledge at all. We had no idea there are so many YMG's still on the road. The site is one of the best we've looked at and very informative a really great find.

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Name: ohn Carter

Entry No 106

Country: USA

Date: Tue Oct 21 2003 07:04:53

Comment:

Enjoyed your site very much. A great amount of information can be gained looking through the many channels. I am glad I found this site because of the lack of sites covering MG Y types. Thank you for a wonderful site.

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Name: Henry & Sue Matejka

Entry No 105

Country: USA

Date: Thu Oct 16 2003 02:29:38

Comment:

We recently purchased an 1950 MG Y, and a friend directed me to your website.  I found our new car here, and was pretty excited about that.  We will be picking it up over the weekend, and can hardly wait!  Needless to say, I'm certain we'll be haunting your website frequently now.

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Name: Dieter Wagner

Entry No 104

Country: Germany

Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 09:21:46

Comment:

This is one of the best websites I've seen!

Dieter Wagner, MG TC 0444

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Name: Jeff Fields

Entry No 103

Country: USA

Date: Mon Sep 22 2003 19:40:36

Comment:

Great site.....hope to find affordable YT someday.  Have friend with 47 YA and another with 50 YA.  Safety Fast!

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Name: Don Were

Entry No 102

Country: Australia

Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 10:28:33

Comment:

Great to look through your site! Brings back lots of memories. My very first car at the age of 17 was a 1951 Y. Heaps of fun. In a country full of Holdens and Fords my little black "gangster car" attracted more fluff than a black suit.

Now after far too long I have another MG this one a Mk3 Midget and my ear to ear grin is back.

Keep up the good work!

Don

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Name: Geoff Meller

Entry No 101

Country: Australia

Date: Thu Sep 2003 11 11:30:58

Comment:

Having recently finished the restoration of YT 3477, I cannot begin to offer sufficient thanks to the many enthusiasts accessing this site who have pointed me in the right directions to assist in an authentic restoration.

As a restorer since 1975, I cannot commend this site enough for the accuracy of information, the speed of response, and the reliable vendors linked to the site I have dealt with.

 Many other marque enthusiasts are no doubt envious, sincere congratulations,

 Regards and happy motoring

Geoff Meller, YT 3477

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