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Entries 151 - 200

Name: Dave King

Entry No 200

Country: UK

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010, 21:37

Comment:

Great site, very interesting, will no doubt add to favourites. My father owned an MG Y back in the 60's which he gave to my grandfather. He owned it until 1971. I can only remember the registration number: it was DCF 54 so if anyone knows what happened to this car or even if it still around my father and I would love too hear about it.

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Name: Eddy Kirby

Entry No 199

Country: UK

Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2010, 15:25

Comment:

I'm interested in purchasing an MG Y Type in the next 3 to 6 months?

Kind regards, Eddy.

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Name: Bruce Hogarth

Entry No 198

Country: UK

Date: Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 20:38

Comment:

My first car 1949 MG Y registered JTR 661, the most atmospheric car I ever owned I bought it from my father in 1964 he bought it in 1958. I wonder if it still exists?

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Name: Ron Cox

Entry No 197

Country: USA

Date: Fri, July 16, 2010, 20:02

Comment:

Just placed my YA (Y/EXLU/5190) onto the web site...what a GREAT web this is...just discovered it last week (actually Paul discovered me as I was selling my YA on eBay) I am selling my YA and other collector cars (also a 1936 MG SA saloon) as I will be selling my home and six car garage soon ... very hard to sell such a unique automobile but then selling any of my cars is difficult ... I have considered selling just the house and moving into the garage with the cars and my dog.

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Name: Steve

Entry No 196

Country: UK

Date: Sun, June 13, 2010, 20:15

Comment:

Read with interest Chris Barnes (166) entry about MG YB registration YMG 22. This was my first car in 1965 in which I also passed my test in it in December 1965. When I bought it from Mick Taylor (of Camberwell, London) it was grey in colour. While in my ownership I painted it red (by hand with Polyurethane diamond hard paint!) sacrilegious – but I was young. I also “decoked” it. I loved the built in hydraulic jacks (until they no-longer retracted!) Had many adventures in the car with an Italian girl called Prisca and a lovely catholic girl called Kathleen (Notre Dame school) and a few others – great days. I sold the car on in 1966 for about £55.

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Name: Michael Lewis

Entry No 195

Country: USA

Date: Sun, May 30 2010, 19:54

Comment:

Love the site. Just registered my 1950 MG Y-type.

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Name: Les Leach

Entry No 194

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Fri, May 28 2010, 10:05

Comment:

Good cars, good website.  Les Leach

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Name: Nigel Kelly

Entry No 193

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Tue, May 11 2010, 10:04

Comment:

I am interested in acquiring a MG YT sometime next year ... I had a beautiful 1952 MG YB in the mid 1960's. Reg No ECS 308, chassis YB562. Black with chrome rimmed black headlights. I reluctantly sold it. The purchaser later went off to university, while he was away his mother scrapped it - wicked, I believe all it needed was a clutch cable.  Nigel Kelly

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Name: Clive Evrall

Entry No 192

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Tue, Dec 29 2009, 09:20

Comment:

I own an M.G. YB saloon Registration No. YMG 16 which was mentioned on this register in a comment in 2005.  My car has not been used since 1974 and is in need of complete restoration.    I also have various parts from my previous YB, NOE 765.  Half engine XPAG, cylinder head XPAG, gearbox, radiator, YB front bumper, dashboard complete with instruments, steering rack and column, seating, windscreen etc.  Also YA wheels (won't fit YB). Owing to space considerations I will be advertising everything on E-Bay shortly.  Buyer collects.  Clive Evrall.

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Name: Don Oliver

Entry No 191

Country: Australia

Date: Tue Dec 22 2009, 10:41

Comment:

Very well presented site, as an apprentice mechanic in the early 50s I was given a clapped out 2 door 4 seater y convertible by the workshop I worked in. I completely stripped it and it was resprayed original red and fitted with a new hood and torneau cover. Alas marriage called and I had to sell. Have never seen another like it in Western Australia. Cheers Don

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Name: Roy Dockery

Entry No 190

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Fri Nov 20 2009, 13:39

Comment:

Good site, thanks for having me on Y's on Parade.

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Name: Peter Thomas

Entry No 189

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Tue Nov 17 2009 14:51

Comment:

Very interesting website full of useful info & pictures.

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Name: John Turner

Entry No 188

Country: Australia

Date: Sun Nov 15 2009 11:57

Comment:

Excellent website - I keep coming back to it - loads of information. I'm seriously thinking about getting an MG Y, have always liked the appearance, and can remember a couple of them when I was growing up near Cambridge, and the neighbour when we lived in Queensland had one too. Saw John Emerson's car advertised but think I was a tad too late. Will have to keep looking.

Cheers

John

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Name: Ronnie Woodlands

Entry No 187

Country: Australia

Date: Wed Oct 23 2009 12:35

Comment:

My Son just purchased an MG YA and both of us will be restoring the car. Any information and help would be greatly appreciated.

Martyn

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Name: Martyn Franklin

Entry No 186

Country: UK

Date: Wed Jul 23 2009 04:15

Comment:

That's an excellent website you have there, I can fully appreciate the work that has gone into that.  My very best regards

Martyn

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Name: Colin McLachlan

Entry No 185

Country: Australia

Date: Fri Oct 9 2009 06:24

Comment:

Although I sold my 1951 MGYA 6561 a couple of years ago , I visit this site now and then.  It gets better every year and I commend those responsible.  These ' visits' bring me lots of nostalgia as I am sure they do for others !  Keep up the good work!

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Name: David Lowery

Entry No 184

Country: Canada

Date: Wed Sep 9 2009 20:20

Comment:

Well done. A great Web site.

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Name: Stephen Chambers

Entry No 183

Country: Ireland

Date: Sun Jul 26 2009 04:26

Comment:

Browsing your site has brought back fond childhood memories of my grandfather's Y-type. I think he may have owned it from new, and it was his pride and joy until he and my grandmother sold up and went to Australia around 1961. He treated the car with the greatest of care and respect while he owned it - riding his bike to work and only using the car on Sundays (usually for drives in the countryside to the west of Burton-on-Trent) or on special occasions, whilst always garaging it, and I can remember there being a little paraffin heater kept under the sump too, so the engine wouldn't freeze up in cold weather.

My memory is that the car was beige and brown, but that's from my childhood, nearly 50 years ago, and (looking at the colour charts here) I guess it may well have been Sequoia Cream and Sun Bronze. I believe he sold it to a nearby farmer, who eventually used it for a chicken coop, but I hope somebody might have salvaged it!

 No doubt influenced by his Y-type, I later bought a 1967 MGB GT (it was my second car) and I was an MGCC member for a while, but (I'm afraid) these days I drive a Subaru Legacy.

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Name: Alex MacColl

Entry No 182

Country: UK

Date: Fri Jul 3 2009  11:36

Comment:

I have just acquired YB0772 and 'he' is undergoing a full engine rebuild as I write. Bodywork seems to be fine and the interior is original and reasonably tidy.

Like the website content but not a computer expert so was unable to contact any of the committee as I don't know my ETMP or my whatever it is the system kept asking me re my internet connections. Sorry, but found it very unfriendly to use. I don't use Outlook Express as I find it cumbersome and non-user friendly, so I guess I'll have to look in from the outside and not contribute.

Regards,

Alex

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Name: Peter Mayne

Entry No 181

Country: Australia

Date: Fri Apr 3 2009  11:44

Comment:

Excellent information. I peruse the site regularly for tips to help in my restoration of my Y Saloon.

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Name: Doug Blewitt

Entry No 180

Country: USA

Date: Wed Mar 18 2009 03:00

Comment:

Currently own a 1950 YT - located in Denver, CO

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Name: Neville Oates

Entry No 179

Country: Australia

Date: Wed Mar 4 2009 03:32

Comment:

Since purchasing my YA I am learning more and more about the car. I am amazed at the prolific amount of info available and the fantastic support from owners worldwide. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Neville  Y2868

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Name: Jim Masleck

Entry No 178

Country: Canada

Date: Sun Feb 1 2009 04:14

Comment:

I have a 1949 MG-Y tourer that I have owned since 1982 here in Calgary, Canada. It was restored in 1972 and has been on the road ever since.     I just found this site today and I will be putting a picture on the site. It is very exciting to be in touch with other owners.

Jim

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Name: Duncan Lawrie

Entry No 177

Country: USA

Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 16:15

Comment:

Former owner of Y type (bought it for £100). Wrecked it on the Isle of Arran Scotland in 1966 (alcohol related). Thanks for the trip down memory lane. The back seat was well used.

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Name: Georges Ribauville

Entry No 176

Country: Belgium

Date: Tue 23 Dec 2008 23:20

Comment:

I am the proud owner of a YA  The web site is fabulous, the best support for a Y owner.

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Name: Richard Clark

Entry No 175

Country: UK

Date: Sun Oct 5 2008 09:36

Comment:

Probably the best "type" site I have seen. I particularly like the mix of general interest and technical "stuff".

I read the 5 speed conversion article from top to bottom, it would make life much more relaxed for driver and car alike!

Not so sure about supercharging etc, there are plenty of younger classics around if the need for more performance is felt that strongly. I must be getting old, "don't need more performance"!!!

I have been out of classic cars for some years now, this site has gone a long way to convincing me that my return will be with a pretty little Y type.

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Name: Peter Chandler

Entry No 174

Country: New Zealand

Date: Fri Jul 11 2008 21:45

Comment:

Great Site, which has been invaluable towards getting  one of the  2 Y's I purchased last October  on the Road.

Work progressing slowly!

The  Y's  Parade creates a great worldwide  network, am yet to see a better  such site, and is a credit to the webmaster.

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Name: Neville Oates

Entry No 173

Country: Australia

Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 10:04

Comment:

I have been perusing the Y Type web site for some time now and it is impossible not to notice that there is a mountain of material for enthusiasts to seek help and assistance.  Pretty impressive! I now have just taken delivery of my Y Type saloon  and I am looking forward to having a great deal of fun and interest restoring the car for my future enjoyment. No set timetable as yet, but lots of interesting ideas to apply, and as I said , plenty of support.  Great job to all concerned.

Nev

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Name: Jerry Felper

Entry No 172

Country: USA

Date: Wed Jul 11 2007 17:41

Comment:

Great website

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Name: Nick Baker

Entry No 171

Country: Australia

Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 04:53

Comment:

An excellent site with great resources...very impressed! I have fairly recently acquired YB 1023 and hope to have it on the road (and on the Y Register on this site) by the end of this year!? Since there are less than 10 known YBs in Australia I am having trouble finding spare wheel cover (YB specific) and bootlid (same for both) - any help would be appreciated, especially in Australia! Cheers Nick

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Name: Derry Aust

Entry No 170

Country: UK

Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 09:34

Comment:

An excellent website. Met Jerry Birkbeck recently and discussed the Y Type I have for sale. Hope it finds a suitable buyer who will give it TLC and finish it. Y Types are on of my favourites but like so many of us, I have too many projects in hand at present and it needs to be back in circulation and cherished.

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Name: Santosh Niak

Entry No 169

Country: USA

Date: Tue Apr 17 2007 04:43

Comment:

I have recently acquired a MGY-open Tourer and very pleased to know that you have such a great club and support on the web. I will be registering my vehicle on the register and would love to know more of it's history. Regards, Naik

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Name: Gary Croker

Entry No 168

Country: Australia

Date: Mon Apr  2 2007 06:52

Comment:

Not a Y owner, YET.  Great cars and great marque.

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Name: Huub Gelissen

Entry No 167

Country: Poland

Date: Mon Mar  5 2007 18:14

Comment:

I was from 1978 to 1996 owner of Y/T/4963/EXR (body number) 53244-901 (engine number) XPAG/TR/14750. My YT and I existed in the southern part of the Netherlands. I got a lot of many good remembrance of this lovely car. Her name was Elisabeth. I was very surprised to see that my YT now (03-2007) lives in Luxemburg. My I ask the owner to contact me on my e-mail address for information.

(We cannot divulge the addresses of owners without their consent.  We  can forward your emails to the owner , and ask them to contact you if they so wish, assuming of course that we have an email address - which we do not always have. Webmaster.)

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Name: Chris Barnes

Entry No 166

Country: UK

Date: Tue Oct  31 2006 16:28

Comment:

What great memories your Y website brings back! I learned to drive (and passed my test first time in 1959) in a 1952 YB registration number YMG 22. Yes: many happy times were had with car - not to mention quite a few ditches around Reigate in which I ended up! I remember bombing up the M1 when it opened - quite a different experience in a modern car. I wonder if YMG 22 has survived despite the bumps and bruises I gave it?

(YMG 22 is unknown on the DVLA website Chris, so it is probably re-tyred by now to the motorways in the skies - no ditches up there! Webmaster.)

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Name: Ken Martin

Entry No 165

Country: Australia

Date: Sat Aug  5 2006 10:57

Comment:

Helpful and informative site Barb & I are owners of a 49 Y.

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Name: Graham James

Entry No 164

Country: UK

Date: Tue May  27 2006 14:00

Comment:

UMG 290 was delivered to my father in October 1950, on arriving home with it after picking it up from University Motors in Piccadilly, the exhaust system was ripped off when the car dipped entering the drive, a steep slope with a small metal plate sticking up as a stop for the gates, I learned to drive in it. My father was not happy with it from the first day, it was nothing like his 1940 coupe. He experienced a lot of engine trouble and in desperation drove back to Abingdon in the first few months and I believe a new engine was fitted, finally when the 12 months covenant was up (This was a legislative covenant imposed by the UK Government to allegedly prevent racketeering and black marketing in new cars after World War II by UK citizens ~ Webmaster.) he sold it. I believe the price when new was £751 and he sold it for £1,400, but was duped and never received full payment. It is fantastic to see the photographs on your web site and sent an email last night to David Pelham, received a reply at 11:18pm last and am hoping to hear from the owner Jack Murray. Our house number, at the time, was 290: coincidence or a case of personal plate?

I am not really an MG enthusiast,  but I do like classic car shows & steam engine rallies,  and looking at the various old models I started to think about UMG 290,  and found via the DVLA site that it was still on the road,  (surprised to see it is now white)  and so started the search.

How did I Like it?  Wow!  a boys dream,  17,  brand new car and Dad lets me drive it!  I loved it, however Dad said it did not compare with his previous model (I think that was the VA or WA, not sure,  he called it a fixed head coupe).   So whilst waiting for the 12 month covenant to expire he bought a 1948 Riley 1.5 litre  and I went on to drive that (he did not want to use the MG anymore in order to keep the mileage down).

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Name: Matt Graham

Entry No 163

Country: USA

Date: Tue May 16 2006 04:47

Comment:

Fantastic MG site ... very informative. I wish some of the other MG models had such a resource. Wonderful talking with you Paul! Keep up the good work. Cheers, Matt.

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Name: Howard Kelly

Entry No 162

Country: Australia

Date: Sat Mar 11 2006 22:25

Comment:

This is an excellent site and I feel a lot more confident now as I intend looking for an MG-Y in the near future: a car I have always admired from my youth. Congratulations and keep up the good work

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Name: Ken Finnigan

Entry No 161

Country: Canada

Date: Thu Feb 2 2006 23:01:35

Comment:

Just browsing through your great site, constantly on the look out for details and information on the 'YT'. I have just begun restoration after it's 30 - 35 years of storage.

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Name: Graham Charlesworth

Entry No 160

Country: UK

Date: Tue Jan 31 2006 19:33:58

Comment:

Probably one of the most helpful & informative sites I have visited.  I own three non MG cars of the Y-type's era & I've always looked upon the Y-type as a potential future purchase.  The information available is most helpful to a potential purchaser.

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Name: Jerry Edwards

Entry No 159

Country: USA

Date: Sat Jan 28 2006 03:12:33

Comment:

Glad to have found this site -- I'm looking into purchasing a Y type and if I do, I'll have a place to come to -- Take care -- Jerry

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Name: Andrew Reid

Entry No 158

Country: Canada

Date: Tue Jan 24 2006 17:46:31

Comment:

An excellent website - informative, interesting (especially the period magazine article reprints), colourful, and user-friendly!

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Name: John E Harris

Entry No 157

Country: UK

Date: Tue Jan 24 2006 17:32:55

Comment:

Good site. Have owned and well used my PA for 33 years. Am looking for a nice, running Y Type to buy, (sorry but not green as her in doors ain't fond of green).  Preferably sound and not in need of major work.

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Name: Michael Goodell

Entry No 156

Country: USA

Date: Mon Jan  9 2006 19:41:46

Comment:

I recently acquired a YA left-hand drive #5913 and have found this website very valuable. Thanks for all the great information!

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Name: Roy Hardcastle

Entry No 155

Country: UK

Date: Mon Dec 19 2005 23:11:49

Comment:

Through this web site I have been able to locate spares and make new acquaintances, not only in the UK, but overseas as well. I am a regular visitor, I think it's brilliant. Thank you.

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Name: David Ransome

Entry No 154

Country: Wales, UK

Date: Sat Dec 17 2005 00:41:01

Comment:

Excellent and informative site, it's good to see the Y Type fraternity keeping the flag flying. People who know that I was the chap behind 'Whyparts' often ask why I ceased trading, the answer is simple - I had a stroke (followed later with metal 'strap' fitted in one arm to stop wrist movement!). I still keep tabs on the classic car movement but regrettably am not in a position to actively follow my interests. Kind regards to all who remember me.

David

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Name: Donald H. Simpson

Entry No 153

Country: USA

Date: Sun Dec 4 2005 20:12:23

Comment:

Very interesting site, I am a member of the "T" register with a 1955 TF 1500

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Name: David Anderson

Entry No 152

Country: Australia

Date: Sat Dec 3 2005 07:16:36

Comment:

I am looking for information on the Y Type roadster as I am looking to by one.

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Name: Colin Scott

Entry No 151

Country: UK

Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 15:21:53

Comment:

Pulls collar up and hat down, you ain't seen me right but I have a TD and I'm with the T register!  Brilliant site, very useful Tech Centre.  I 'spose the TD was based on the Y type wasn't it ?

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