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Entries 201 - 250

Name: Colin Gibson

Entry No 250

Country: UK

Date: Sat, Aug 29 2015 18:50

Comment:

Many thanks - Colin.

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Name: Harry Noller

Entry No 249

Country: USA

Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2015 21:27

Comment:

Really lovely site. I was the happy owner of a 1947 MG Y saloon while a postdoctoral researcher in Cambridge. It was 2-tone green with green leather. I purchased it for 30 pounds, and later sold it for 30 pounds. Its engine burned oil like crazy and the body was full of rust. But it ran reliably and handled very well. On the first nice weekend, we took it for a drive in the country. Cruising down a narrow lane bordered by picturesque hedgerows and country manors, we came around a curve to find ourselves face-to-face with a madman driving straight at us, on direct course for a head-on collision. As the car approached, I could make out the terror-stricken expressions on the faces of its occupants, which came with the realization that I was driving on the wrong side of the road. Recovering from this near-death experience, we headed back to Cambridge to find a parking place near our apartment. I was cheered by our good fortune in finding a convenient spot near the corner of Lensfield Road and Hills Road. As I was locking the car, I noticed the signal at Hills Road turn green. All of the cars parked in front of us began to move forward, just as the cars behind us began honking their horns. Welcome to England!

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Name: Deetlef van Aswegen

Entry No 248

Country: South Africa

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 02:43

Comment:

Hi I just purchased a Y model on 23 March 2015. Car in very good original condition but needs respray. My first old car and looking to restore it to best I can. Just looking for set of tyres for it.

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Name: J C Klein

Entry No 247

Country: Netherlands

Date: Thu, Jan 29, 2015 08:29

Comment:

aangezien ik bezig ben met een mgyt lees ik alles over dit merk,om hem te restaureren en ben lid van de mg club in nederland toch vind ik dit een heel goed programma en ga hem nu gebruiken hoop er een goed adres in te vinden voor de onderdelen hr groet cor Klein

 

Since I'm working on a MG YT I read all about this make, to restore it and am a member of the MG Club in the Netherlands I still think this is a very good program and will use it now, hoping to find an good address in it for the parts.

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Name: Michael P. Mulcahy

Entry No 246

Country: USA

Date: Tue, Dec 30, 2014 20:23

Comment:

So glad to find your site. I have several British cars in my collection, but I am looking forward to getting my MG Y/T to restore and enjoy with my grandchildren. I will be looking to you and your site for help and information on where to get parts as well as how the car should be restored to be as original as possible! Thanks and I will register with you as soon as I get my MG Y/T!

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Name: Terry Woolley

Entry No 245

Country: UK

Date: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 14:10

Comment:

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? This was the car owned by my father in the 1950's I have a photo if you would like to see it.

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Name: Charles Wiggins

Entry No 244

Country: USA

Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 23:22

Comment:

Superb job ... thanks.

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Name: Colin McLachlan

Entry No 243

Country: Australia

Date: Tues, Sept 15, 2014 01:25

Comment:

Great to see your web site better than ever I first signed the guest book in 2002 just after buying a 1951 YA Wish I still had it - it gave me great pleasure for several years.

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Name: Ray Brown

Entry No 242

Country: UK

Date: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 14:55

Comment:

Excellent site ! I am looking for a nice MG YB and plan to join the MG Owners Club.

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Name: Barry Sell

Entry No 241

Country: Australia

Date: Tues, Aug 12, 2014 13:58

Comment:

Our daughter gave me this i-pad with lessons on its use. Looked up MG Y type and here you are. My first car was a 1951 MG 4 door saloon purchased in 1963 for £20. The motor had a bad knock making it un-driveable, hence low price. Pulled motor down and found centre main bearing bolt broken. Reconditioned motor ,took some dings out of body and resprayed in British Racing green. All up with on road costs approx £100 outlay. It was a great fun car .But no I had to go and trade it in on a new F1965 Holden which was on traded some 12 years later full of rust. Hindsight would show a bad decision made for I have seen MG Y s advertised for £15,000 pound. Still have a soft spot for your beloved MG Y Types Hope you don't have to use hydraulic Jacking system to often .

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Name: Bill Hinton

Entry No 240

Country: Australia

Date: Sun, Jun 22, 2014 06:21

Comment:

Hi, very keen to buy a y type.

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Name: Lee Arganese

Entry No 239

Country: UK

Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 16:11

Comment:

I am hoping to find a brilliant YB so I join the band of merry owners in the Club. Very impressed with the support and encouragement received from the Members.

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Name: Alton Bird

Entry No 238

Country: USA

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 00:47

Comment:

I am very pleased to know that there are so many dedicated people who are striving to provide critical information historical and technical to preserving these wonderful cars of yesteryear! I am the proud owner of a YT that I will be restoring and providing chassis and engine nos. to you shortly, thanks again for your hard work and dedication. Alton R. Bird McAllen Texas.

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Name: Don Walker

Entry No 237

Country: UK

Date: Fri, Jan 03, 2014 17:42

Comment:

Very good site, I enjoy the bulletin board, also very good links. Well informed piece of kit. Keep up the good work.

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Name: Andreas

Entry No 236

Country: Cyprus

Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 06:13

Comment:

Nice site with good info about cars we love.

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Name: Cris Vanderburg

Entry No 235

Country: United States of America

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 20:51

Comment:

The website is incredible. Packed with historical facts, events, and members input. I really admire Y’s on Parade stats.

Cris Vanderburg, National Club Liaison, Hagerty Insurance USA

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Name: Ron Chiste

Entry No 234

Country: United States of America

Date: Sun, Oct 7, 2013 00:32

Comment:

I've owned Maggy (Y 5725) for 9 years. She continues to bring much joy. I'm pleased to see this website continuing its high quality and value to the Y owners.

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Name: Jerry Hunter

Entry No 233

Country: United States of America

Date: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 07:41

Comment:

I am new to the MG Y type world... I bought a very complete 49 YA on eBay and can't wait to get home (currently I'm in Afghanistan) to take possession and start working on her! This site is an AWESOME place for us rookies! Let the adventure begin :)

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Name: Bruce Greaves

Entry No 232

Country: United Kingdom

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 16:50

Comment:

A great site for Y Type enthusiasts. I am searching for any information on Y A 1950 Reg number NKY 404 can anyone help?

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Name: Brent Blann

Entry No 231

Country: New Zealand

Date: Sun, Jun 6, 2013 07:15

Comment:

Owned Y 5310 when I was at college in Auckland late sixties, still have handbook. Great site.

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Name: Bruce Anderson

Entry No 230

Country: Australia

Date: Sat, May 5, 2013 17:35

Comment:

Excellent site, thanks for providing all this. It has been really useful already, and I will be using it a lot in future. I just bought a 1949 YA, it is already in your register, with a photo. Cheers.

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Name: Rob Hylton

Entry No 229

Country: Australia

Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 03:44

Comment:

Thanks for providing a very useful site. I owned a Y in the early 1970's and used it as my every day vehicle. Loved it! Now I am looking to relive that experience in my senior years so I am looking for another MG YA. The register is great to see just how different they can look in various colour schemes.

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Name: Kurt Mastbooms

Entry No 228

Country: Belgium

Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 08:58

Comment:

I think the site is the most beautiful MG website in the world.

The many pictures and the technical part helped me a lot when I was rebuilding my MG YB.

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Name: M Shiner

Entry No 227

Country: USA

Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2013 04:37

Comment:

I drove my 1949 Y touring car from 1955 through 1961 while in high school & college in Dallas My dad sold it when I left Texas after school. How I wish I had that car!

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Name: Gary Campbell

Entry No 226

Country: USA

Date: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 23:45

Comment:

Glad to find this site. I have owned my YA for 28 years.

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Name: Dick Little

Entry No 225

Country: USA

Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 14:13

Comment:

Glad to find this site; I own a TA and a TF1500, and am interested in all MGs of this time period.

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Name: Christer Rasback

Entry No 224

Country: Sweden

Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 17:22

Comment:

I still own my first car, Y4498. I bought it 1961 and used it for 10 years and 120.000 km. A very nice car to drive and everybody loved it.

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Name: Rodney Carruthers

Entry No 223

Country: Australia

Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 04:19

Comment:

Fond memories.

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Name: Donald Walker

Entry No 222

Country: Thailand

Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 20:21

Comment:

Just bought a 1950 MG YA reg EBD 117 on Saturday 21 July 2012. It is a cracking little motor. The car is finished in Sun Bronze with Red interior. Has anybody got any history about it? Would be very interested. Contact email address joan.jaydee@btinternet.com

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Name: Malcolm

Entry No 221

Country: Thailand

Date: Wed, May 2, 2012 11:06

Comment:

Very interesting - sadly I'm not an MG owner but have a friend who has a TD and a YA -both in Bangkok 700 kms away to the south. Malcolm.

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Name: Andries Fourie

Entry No 220

Country: South Africa

Date: Mon, April 2, 2012 12:02

Comment:

I almost bought a 1949 type Y MG in 1972. The seller was going to refit the right headlight, which was fitted to an old tractor and he was also going to Duco the car plum red. After many months I gave up on that dream as the owner just did not deliver. I suspect that he sold the car to someone else at more than the price that we agreed upon at the time. It is now 40 years later and I still really would like to own a type Y MG.

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Name: Chris Newman

Entry No 219

Country: UK

Date: Wed, March 14, 2012 17:47

Comment:

I was interested to find Steve's Guest Book Entry No 196 which led to Chris Barnes Guest Book Entry 166 and his owning YMG 22.

 

I owned YMG 23 for a couple of years in the mid-sixties though the engine was on its last legs and in my late teens I could not afford £55 for a new one. We sadly parted. For a while she was black but I too repainted YMG 23 though I took advice and gave her two coats of red oxide after sanding down to the metal. Then she had 3 coats of Sikkens grey undercoat Coach paint from a specialist paint shop in Chelsea. I brushed each coat by hand and sanded them with wet and dry. Finally, I gave it one coat of top coat British Racing Green. About ten years ago I saw her parked in a display of Vintage Cars (still BRG) at the Dorset Steam Fair but the owner appeared to have gone for lunch.

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Name: Roger Da Forno

Entry No 218

Country: UK

Date: Mon, February 20, 2012 19:26

Comment:

My MG YA saloon is a recent acquisition, replacing an MGC GT - quite a difference. I have found the site very helpful and informative - it is excellent. I visit it regularly - I need to! Thanks to all those that maintain it.

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Name: Johan DM

Entry No 217

Country: Belgium

Date: Thu, February 16, 2012 02:04

Comment:

Very beautiful interesting website congratulations, good to have people who keep this cars on the road and the olden day technology alive.

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Name: David Birleson

Entry No 216

Country: UK

Date: Fri, January 27, 2012 16:14

Comment:

Hi there my 1952 MGYB.reg no.UMG846 is almost ready for this year, ive recently fitted a new clutch as the old one wouldnt ajust any further, replaced the door seals,'many thanks to Woolies' for the rubber seal and the fabric cover,an awkward job but well worth the effort. A great site,very informative Dave Birleson.

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Name: Ross Turner

Entry No 215

Country: Australia

Date: Sun, January 15, 2012 03:04

Comment:

This is a wonderful site. I have just bought a YA from South Australia and sent it home to Victoria. My aim is to restore it to a high degree of finish. The information on this site is of great assistance, I will be referring to it regularly. As soon as I can organize a photograph I will put the car in this sites register. Would like to make contact with anyone who has gone through the restoration process. Many thanks.

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Name: Lawrence Sysum

Entry No 214

Country: South Africa

Date: Fri, December 30, 2011 08:04

Comment:

I own 3 YA's all stripped down as bought. Will be rebuilding 2 of the 3 starting later next year.

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Name: Anil Koshti

Entry No 213

Country: UK

Date: Thu, December 29, 2011 17:30

Comment:

Excellent site - easy to navigate and very informative. Well done to whoever developed the site.

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Name: Tim Rose

Entry No 212

Country: UK

Date: Wed, October 12, 2011 18:51

Comment:

Great site, one of the best.

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Name: Sy De Witt

Entry No 211

Country: USA

Date: Tue, September 27, 2011 01:59

Comment:

Enjoyed visiting the site. Owned first a '55 Magnette, a '53 TD and finally a '71 MGB. Sadly, joined the Foreign Service and had to sell the TD and later the MGB. Still love the MG look!!! Thanks!

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Name: Ivan Talt

Entry No 210

Country: Thailand

Date: Wed, August 24, 2011 15:19

Comment:

Very good site.

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Name: Hyma Ddunkin

Entry No 209

Country: Thailand

Date: Sun, July 17, 2011 09:40

Comment:

Great site, will keep my eye on it.

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Name: Peter Zbinden

Entry No 208

Country: Australia

Date: Sun, May 8, 2011 16:26

Comment:

Great to see you alive and kicking - even found my Y on the register! Nice website.

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Name: Andrew Woodall

Entry No 207

Country: Australia

Date: Sun, May 1, 2011 01:45

Comment:

G'day Nice website, great info thanks.

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Name: Atilano Y. Ibanez

Entry No 206

Country: Philippines

Date: Fri, April 22, 2011 12:18

Comment:

Fascinated about vintage cars. Reminds me of my youth. nice site.

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Name: Ivo Arnus

Entry No 205

Country: Germany

Date: Tues, February 8, 2011 18:32

Comment:

Hallo eine sehr gute Seite für MG-Y Typen Gratuliere ich lese mit Interesse alles über MG-YA-YB weiter so. Sehr interessant finde ich die Seiten mit den Technischen Tipps für Y Modelle ich wünsche weiter viel erfolg und noch weitere Nachrichten,und Berichte über unseren MG-Y Autos.

 

Ivo Arnus, Deutschland

 

Hello. A very good site for MG-Y types. Congratulations. I read with interest everything about MG-YA-YB. I find the pages with the technical hints for Y of models very interesting. I wish the website more success, and look forward to further news and reports about our MG-Y cars.

 

Ivo Arnus, Germany

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Name: C.Mathews

Entry No 204

Country: Malaysia

Date: Tues, January 15, 2011 14:54

Comment:

What a great gift this Christmas brought me ,an iPad from my daughters which facilitated me to your website at my leisure. It made my day, as I own a MG YT called Lulu since 1990 and she is in great shape. Your website is now bookmarked on my screen and rest be assured that I will be a regular visitor henceforth. Cheers!!

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Name: Chris Pick

Entry No 203

Country: UK

Date: Mon, December 20, 2010 15:40

Comment:

Hi, Having rebuilt a 53 MGTD to concourse standard, my tools in the garage are looking a little lost so I am adding a 51 YA to my garage for full restoration . Although I haven't picked the car up yet, due to the weather, I have spend many hours on this great site researching the future project. Once I get the car home I will register the car. It is unknown to the register and is a CKD car from Ireland. Many thanks in advance, to the contributors to the site, for collating the information, which will undoubtedly make my restoration easier over the next few years. Regards Chris

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Name: R. K. (Bob) Jeffers

Entry No 202

Country: USA

Date: Sun, December 19, 2010 21:38

Comment:

What a lovely Site! I deal with a lot of 'T' and 'Y' type owners. Always a pleasure to work with people interested in MGs. If ever in need of electrical information or help do not hesitate to contact me. bob@wiltonae.com. Cheers, Bob

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Name: Dan at Spritespot.com

Entry No 201

Country: USA

Date: Sun, October 31, 2010, 14:33

Comment:

Happy to have come across the site. Nice that all our British cars seem to somehow find each other at some point. Best wishes from SpriteSpot.com! Dan

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