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Car Clubs  Go to the top of the page

The Federation of British Historic Vehicles

The Federation of British Historic Vehicles is a grouping of almost 500 Clubs and Museums together with some 1500 Trade and Individual Supporters. The aim of the Federation is to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can.

MG Car
 Club

Founded by Cecil Kimber in 1930, to be run by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

 

Shop facility can be accessed here.

MG Car Club of Australia

All the Australian State branches can be accessed from here.

MG Car Club

of New

Zealand

Covers both North and South Islands.

MG - Y _Bergische - Löwen Lennep

The MG Y Bergische - Löwen Lennep is the mother site for the European Sommertreff event.

MG Car Club

Y Type

Register

The Y Type Register was founded in 1991 emerging from the T Register and is part of the MG Car Club which was founded by the MG Car Company in its early days. Restoration Items, Regalia and Publications can be accessed from their website.

MG Octagon Car Club

Pre 1956 MG Cars, also supplies parts to members and non-members.

MG Owners Club

The MGOC was formed in 1973 to serve the growing needs of the MG enthusiast. Over the last years the Club has concentrated on making it easier, cheaper and more enjoyable to own an MG.  Tends to concentrate its efforts though to Post 1962 MGBs and the like.

North East

MG T

Register

 

The North East MG T Register also welcomes Y Type owners and covers the states of New England USA

North West

MG T

Register

 

The North East MG T Register also welcomes Y Type owners and covers the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho USA.

North West

MG T

Register

The Rocky Mountain MG T Register welcomes Y Type owners and covers the state of Colorado USA.

TTypes.org

MG T-Types. A non-club affiliated website of technical interest primarily relating to MG T-Types.  The cross over between the MG Y Type and the later derivative MG TD is clear to many seasoned MG owners and free subscription to the online publication Totally T-Type2 is also available.

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Weddings etc.

Thinking of getting married - Y not in beautiful South Africa, where you can travel in style in MG YT 3430? three cars spanning three decades available in the Durban area, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Custom Car Builder

John Roberts will customise your Lansdowne (or other white metal / plastic model) to your own personalised specification including opening doors, bonnet, including engine detail.   Opening features will require a minimum of two original models - hence the price.  John does a particularly good job of customising the Lansdowne Brooklin MG Y model, even using it as a base to make a proper MG YT model.  Quotations available on request.  See his website for full contact details.

D G Models

Autocraft produce a range of vehicles, initially created in the mid 1970s and produced intermittently over the years in very small quantities. Fashioned in the style of Dinky, the D. G. Models range consists of those specific marques not produced by Meccano, being aimed primarily to complement the collections of Dinky enthusiasts. We are a very small company and every model we produce is created by skilled craftsmen within our own workshops resulting in a moderate output of any item. Over the years D. G. Models have acquired an enthusiastic following in their own right.  Each of these pewter models is cast from our original 1970 moulds, hand assembled and individually finished.  Specifically, we have an MG Y Saloon and an MG YT (hood up) in the range. 1/43 scale.

Lansdowne Brooklin Models

1/43 scale model YA - Model Number LDM028. See http://www.brooklin-models.co.uk

Rosco's Models

N Gauge (1 inch) bare pewter models with separate radiator, headlamp and front bumper assembly in brass. Can be painted to the colour of your choice.  Models are sold in pairs approximately $10.00AU per pair.   They can be purchased mail order from Roscoe's directly by contacting them by email at roscosmodels@netspeed.com.au - watch the time difference though if you want an answer!  See Collectibles for a picture.

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Supplier Sub-Index

Batteries

Body Panels

Bonnet Catches

Boot Hinges

Brake  / Friction Systems

Cables - Hand brake, Clutch, Speedometer and Tachometer

Camshaft Regrinds

Carburettor Rebuilds

Carpet Sets

Chrome Plating

Coachwork and Upholstery

Crank Handle Support Bracket

Dashboards, floorboards, boot floors  and veneers etc

Distributor rebuilds

Electrical / Instruments / Wiring

Fuel Systems including fuel tank restoration

Gearbox / Transmission rebuilders

General and Service Parts

Half Shafts YA/YT

Halogen Light Bulbs

Hardware - nuts, bolts etc.

Instrument Repairs

Jackall Systems

Number (Licence) Plates / Panels

Paint Formulas

Other Miscellaneous

Performance Equipment

Springs and Suspension

Tyres

Upholstery and Coachwork

Vehicle Restorers

Wiper motor rebuilds

 XPAG Water Pumps

Y Type Tools

Batteries

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Lincon Batteries

We are at your service for sales and advice, over the phone, or pay us a visit. Faraday Works, Faraday Road, Leigh-on-Sea. SS9 5JU UK. Telephone +44 (0)1702 525374 / 528711, Monday to Friday: 7.30 - 17.00, Saturday 10.00 - 13.00. On the web at http://www.lincon.co.uk/, fax at +44 (0)1702 421362 or you can email us through our Contact Us page.

Body Panels

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Sportscar Metalworks

Specialist manufacturer of replacement body parts for Y Type (and all MGs  - T Types & MGAs). Also makes stainless steel petrol tanks for Y types. Contact Mick Beakhouse, Unit 4A, Duttons Farm, Bangors Road South, Iver Buckinghamshire SL0 0AY, UK Telephone +44 (0)1753 654144.  Although my website does not specifically mention Y panels and parts, I will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Bonnet Catches

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NTG Services

New Bonnet Handles from NTGNTG Services now reproduce the bonnet catches for the MG Y.  Contact us via NTG Services.

Boot Hinges

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Vintage Restorations

Vintage Restorations now reproduce the boot hinges for the MG Y.  Contact Vintage Restorations at P.O. Box 323, The Gap, Queensland, Australia 4061, telephone +61 7 33001130 or VintageReproductions@Bigpond.com

Brake  / Friction Systems

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Auto & Industrial Friction Services

Auto and Industrial Friction Services commenced trading on the 1st of January 2000. The business of brake relining was, however, started long before this as we were part of a much larger organisation, the workshops of which were run by the present owner. The pedigree of the business goes back to the original Ferodo workshops, which closed in the early 1990's. As we are totally independent of any friction manufacturer, we can select the best materials from around the world. This means we can match the material to the application required. Our aim is to give quality and service at a fair price - no job is too small, and we are happy to discuss any special requirements our customers may have. We want our customers to recommend our services to others, so customer satisfaction is high on our list of priorities. We want you, the customer, to feel confident in using our service. We are, after all, dealing with safety critical products.

Automec and Oakes Tools

Ready made brake pipe sets and bespoke sets made to order. Brass fittings, copper and copper nickel tubing, bending and flaring tools, silicone brake fluid, hose clips, rubber lined P clips, brake and fuel hoses, including Goodridge braided hoses.

Power Brakes SA (PTY)

We stock a range of parts for the MG Y and Y/T models. Please see our MG Y page.

C&C Parts

Wiel Claessens outfit they supply brake parts for all Y Types including YA / YT Wheel cylinders and Brake Master cylinders. Able to receive and ship worldwide with fast, reliable service. For website in English click on the flag on the top left of their web pages, for Dutch click on the flag (also top left).

Knight's Old School Brake Service

We resleeving and overhaul Hydraulic Parts - Brake and Clutch Cylinders, Boosters, Disc Brake Calipers, Stainless Steel Sleeves, and recondition Custom and Modified Cylinders and Boosters Motorcycle etc.

We are very familiar with and have done brake master cylinders for the MG Y/YT.

We are located at Shed 2/112 Glenora Street, Wynnum, Australia 4178 and our hours of business are Monday - Friday 07:30 - 16:00.

We do not currently have a website, but you can call us on 07 3393 3188, or email us on oldschool13@live.com

J & L Spares
Export Ltd

Rochdale, Lancashire UK. will re-sleeve YA/YT/YB Brake Master Cylinders.  They accept credit cards and are used to dealing with owners overseas. They can be contacted at enquiries@jlspares.com.

Nelson Stokes

Situated on the North Cornwall coast, we are an ISO 9001:2008 registered company who consistently focus our energies into ensuring continuous customer satisfaction with product performance, quality, price and delivery. We produce a wide range of hydraulic brake hoses and associated components for the automotive aftermarket, at competitive prices. We have an extensive range of repair kits and components, the majority of which are made in our UK factory. The companys' continuous program of product development ensures the availability of the widest and most up-to-date range of hydraulic brake components. Nelson assembly franchises currently operate in numerous countries, from France to New Zealand, supplying Nelson products direct to local users. See our MG 1.25 Tourer, Y and YB parts on our Products page.

White Post

 Restorations

White Post Restorations has a unique brake cylinder sleeving and rebuilding service, the ultimate solution to your brake cylinder problems.  Call us now, White Post Restorations, One Old Car Drive, Post Office Drawer D, White Post, VA 22663 USA. (540) 837-1140 Ask for Billy or "W.R."

Cables - Hand brake, Clutch, Speedometer and Tachometer

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Speedograph Richfield

Cables for all MG Y Types - hand brake (with correct off-set grease nipples for the YA/YT), clutch, accelerator, choke (probably even starter cables too), speedometer and tachometer cables.  If you cant see the application listed you can either contact us - info@speedographrichfield.com, or send in your old cable to us at Speedograph Richfield Ltd, Rolleston Drive, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7JR UK. Telephone +44 (0)115 926 4235 or fax +44 (0)115 920 9912.

Camshaft Regrinds

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Delta Camshaft

Delta Camshaft specializes in custom camshaft grinding to factory or performance profiles. Camshaft repairs such as, lobe welding, bearing areas repaired, hard chrome build-up, thrust areas welded, dowel pins repaired, keyways repaired, Rocker arm assembly rebuilding, rocker arm resurfacing, follower resurfacing, and lifter regrinding on solid and obsolete hydraulic applications. We are very familiar with the requirements associated with the XPAG engine components and have repaired many parts for XPAG engines as fitted to the MG Y Series and T Series cars.

We are based in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State, USA however we regularly receive product from all over the world because of the quality of our service, speed of turn around and cost competitiveness … even after including both inbound and outbound shipping costs.

We take all major credit cards and can also offer our customers a PayPal solution if this is preferred.

We are located at 2366 Tacoma AVE S. Tacoma, WA 98402 USA and can be contacted toll free (US only) on 1 800 562 5500 or +1 253 383 4152 from outside the US. Our fax line is +1 253 572 2769. Email – sales@deltacam.com

Carburettor Rebuilds

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E B Engineering

Ed Biddle - for a personal service and rebuild of your carburettors.  246 Wells Road, Malvern Wells, Malvern. Worcestershire WR14 4HD UK.  Telephone +44 (0)1684 577564

Joe Curto Inc.

Joe Curto - rebuilder of virtually any S.U. or Zeneith carburettors to new condition.  Joe can also supply new or rebuilt carburettors. 22-09 126th Street, College Point NY 11356 USA. Telephone +1 718 762-7878 Fax +1 718 762-6287 email joecurto@aol.com.

Carpet Sets

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Coverdale (UK)

Manufacturer of 1000's of rolls of carpet each year for the Auto Trade but will also supply for the more individual classic car market making up carpet sets to patterns supplied. Will send samples of carpets, leather cloth binding and over mat structure so you can get a good idea of the quality before ordering.  Contact via telephone on +44 (0)1942 255535 or E-mail at sales@carcarpets.co.uk.

Chrome Plating

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Central Engineering Design Ltd.

Chrome platers and Mazak refinishers.  Central Engineering Design Limited, Units 5-6, North Close Business Centre, Shorncliffe, Folkstone, Kent. CT20 3UH, telephone +44 (0)1303 257187 sales@ce-design.co.uk or info@cedesign.co.uk.

Reeve Metal
Finishing Company
Ltd.

Chrome platers and refinishers. Reeve Metal Refinishing Company Limited, Anne Road, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 2NZ, telephone +44 (0)121 558 0692, Fax +44(0)121 558 4708 sales@reevemetalrefinishing.co.uk.

Crank Handle Support Brackets

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Norwebb Pty Ltd Australia

Chrome plated Crank Handle Support Bracket manufactured to suit MG Y Types. Click here for a picture.  Contact Dan North direct for pricing.

Coachwork and Upholstery

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Bryan Purves

Coachtrimmer, electroplating, casting, wire wheels, and much more.  Trimming on Ys a speciality - 2 YTs completely re-upholstered in 2001.  Email bryan@bryanpurves.co.uk telephone / fax +44 (0)1342 315009.

Paul Beck
 Vintage Supplies

Amongst other trim, Paul can supply the correct rubber extrusion insert (Part number RM68) for the original pattern Coach Lacing.

Scott's Old
 Auto Rubber

Besides many items for Austin, Morris and Rover, Scott's Old Auto Rubber are able to supply the correct moulded rubber door check stops (their part number 229.313?) for the MG Y Saloons. Postal Address: P.O. Box 107 Oakleigh 3166. Australia.  Shop Address: 18 Haughton Road, Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria.  International: - 61 - 3 - 95633023 Email Address: scottsoldautorubber@bigpond.com.au

Woolies Trim
Suppliers

Door draught proofing and weather strips, but also other general trimming supplies and much more.  Please check out our website.

For the door frames you will need the 'P' shaped extrusion, Woolies part number R123, and fabric, Woolies part number 306.

For the weather seal on the doors themselves you will need Woolies part number R40.

Please note these materials are cut to your lengths.  We ship internationally too.

Woolies (I & C Woolstenholmes Ltd) Whitley Way, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, Peterborough, England PE6 8AR UK Tel: +44 (0) 1778 347347 Fax: +44 (0) 1778 341847 Email: info@woolies-trim.co.uk  Website: http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

Dashboards, floorboard, boot floors and veneers etc.

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Chapman and 
Cliff

Wood trim re-veneering / restoration.  Chapman & Cliff, Unit 12, Cockshades Farm, Stock lane, Wybunbury. Cheshire CW5 7HA, UK. Tel/Fax +44 (0)1270 842151. Email sales@chapmanandcliff.co.uk.

Enrique Llinares

The Veneered Dashboard on Y Types is one of those items that makes the Y stand out from its peer group. Unfortunately when the dashboard and door cappings need to be renewed it is rare that one is able to find a good restorer. Click here for a picture of my work.  You can contact me at Enrique Llinares, Unit 9, Buttle House Farm, Hutton Roof, Carnforth. Lancashire LA6 2PF. UK. My telephone number is +44 (0)1524 262588 or you can email me at riquellinares@hotmail.com.

Unicum

Restoration of vintage dashboards and wood panelling veneering. Maintenance or renovation. Surface Treatment of all kinds. Located at Scharfstrasse 17, 47805 Krefeld, Germany. Telephone +49 (0) 21 51 6 21 38 80, or email unicum.krefeld@t-online.de. Sorry - no website.

Whitworth Shop

Craig Seabrook is able to provide for all your Y woodwork requirements: wooden dashboard  panels (inners and outers) for Y saloon and Tourers including restoring the correct YT bronze centre panel), correct Lucas PLC switch, chrome surround trims, fixing kits, pull cables, switches, warning lamps, floor board, boot wood panels for Y, YT and YB, top front bow for convertible roof on YT.  Basically if it is wood on an MG ...

Contact details: Whitworth Shop, 14 444 Watt Road, Novelty, Ohio, 44072 USA +1 440 338 5950 or email seabrook@en.com

Distributor Rebuilds

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H&H Ignition
 Solutions

H&H offer a full recondition service on all Lucas Distributors and convert the DKY4 units fitted to our cars to Electronic Ignition at less than half of the price of replacement units.  Contact via their website.

Electrical / Instruments / Wiring

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Autosparks

Full or part loom manufacture for Y, YB or YT.  Looms can be customised for semiphores, indicators or both.  Please specify preferences on order.

Bob's Speedometer

Bob's Speedometer has been repairing and restoring gauges since 1929 - For over 80 years. No other gauge shop in the world can make this claim. We service most brands and types of gauges - speedometers, tachometers, clocks, oil, fuel, amp, volt, pressure, and a host of others - for all American makes/models & years, and most foreign, no matter the vehicle - Automobiles, Boats, Buses, RV's, Firetrucks, Tractors, Motorcycles - Anything with a gauge! Bob's Speedometer, 10123 Bergin Rd., Howell, MI 48843 USA - Telephone Toll Free (USA and Canada): 800-592-9673, or 810-632-0400, Fax: 810-632-6587 or email here.

Curd Brothers

Repairers of dynamos a C39 PV2 (with Tacho) and a C39 PV (no Tacho) and starter motors. Also repair Regulator Boxes, Wiper Motors etc. Curd Brothers, 28, Colebrook Industrial Estate, Longfield Road, North Farm, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DG UK, telephone +44(0) 1892 542680. Sorry, no website or email.

Gregorys
Autoparts

Gregorys Autoparts Company has now been trading for 25 years and still manages to stock a wide range of original Lucas parts. Their catalogue has many new items including restored original parts, which over the years are getting very hard to obtain.  They supply parts mostly by mail order, but we also visit a vast amount of Autojumbles, Classic Car Shows and Race Meetings.  Telephone +44 (0)1427 872224 or email info@gregorysautoparts.co.uk or by post to Gregory's Autoparts Company, Haverthward House, 106 Burnham Road, Epworth, Doncaster. South Yorkshire, DN9 1BZ U.K.

Keith Ardley

Keith Ardley re-silvers, refurbishes and sells all Lucas Lamps, mirrors etc. If you need a glass, screws, bulb holder or complete unit, then Keith is your man. His prices are reasonable and the quality is excellent. Contact Keith at kieth@ardley8142.fsnet.co.uk (- yes, it really is kieth@... and not keith@...) or Telephone + 44 (0)1353 778493.

J & L
 Spares

Repairs Windscreen Wiper motors for all Y Types.

Star Auto
Electric Company

We began operations in Monrovia, California in March 1976. Star Auto Electric was founded by my father. Since his passing away in 1995, we still remain a family operation.
I have dedicated myself to supplying the automobile industry and especially consumers that own, British vehicle's with the highest quality products available.

Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 7:30AM to 5:30PM (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday 8:00AM to 1:00PM (Pacific Standard Time). We are closed Sunday and all major US Holidays.

We are located at 207 West Foothills Boulevard, Monrovia, CA 91016-2146, telephone 1-866-969-STAR(7827) toll free within the US, or +1-626-357-2333 if calling from outside the US.  Fax +1-626-357-2334 or you can email us at starautoelectric@aol.com.

Stafford Vehicle
Components

Moderately 'new' company supplying electrical items such as lights and switches. In particular, they sell a nice, moderately priced, stalk switch for mounting on a Y type steering column - if you are contemplating fitting flashing indicators. They also offer a double filament bulb fitting to fit neatly into the Lucas 1130 lights to incorporate turn signals and side lights. Their address is 53 Kelper, Off Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7SF. UK.  Their telephone number is +44 (0)1827 67714, but UK callers can use a local rate number 08456 581 251. Their fax number is +44 (0)1827 60251and their email is mailto:info@s-v-c.co.uk.

T & J
 Enterprises

Obsolete Lucas Specialists - control boxes, cut outs, distributors, dynamos, flasher lamps, headlamps, lenses, light units, number plate lamps, side lamps, starters, stop / tail lamps, switches, trafficators, wiper motors plus much, much more. If you are telephoning your order through, please be considerate of the time differences and please do not fax after 09:30 pm (21:30) or before 08:30 am (08:30) GMT. Please write or telephone, or fax your enquiries to PO Box 1963, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9LP UK Telephone or Fax: +44 (0)121 777 1702.

Vintage Restorations

The 'Complete Dashboard Service' since 1967 dealing purely with the restoration & manufacture of vintage & classic vehicle instruments. Full range of MG Instruments from MMM to TF.

Fuel Systems including fuel tank restoration

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Alan Wickenden

Repairing/reconditioning SU Fuel Pumps. The cost for a 12 Volt XPAG Pump is usually about £30.00 (exchange unit). Alan usually has a number in stock so he also sells outright.  No E-mail but his address is: 28 Burnt Oak, Cookham, Berkshire. SL6 9RN UK.  Telephone +44 (0)1628 528261.

Burlen Fuel
 Systems

For anything and everything SU, carburettors, fuel pumps etc.

Bill Hirsch

Bill Hirsch Automotive Products can supply a full range of fuel tank restoration items - detergent rinse, etch, and final sealant to put life back into your fuel tank and seal the rust in the tank - not in the fuel filter or carburettor float bowl.  Email info@hirschauto.com, telephone 1 800 828 2061, or +1 973 642 2404 international, fax +1 973 642 6161, 396 Littleton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103 USA.

Dave DuBois' SU Fuel Pump Repair

Dave offers a solid state conversion for your SU Fuel Pump at very competitive prices, as well as a host of other useful information on his site.  Full contact details are on the site too.

Gearbox / Transmission rebuilders

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Klassik Transmissions

We are a small family run company who have been involved with the rebuilding and repair of most types of Automotive manual gearboxes for the past 25 years.  We are able to supply most classic car gearbox's from stock on an exchange or outright sale basis or if you prefer we can rebuild your own transmission to keep gearbox numbers for originality.  As well as classic car transmissions we can also provide a race and rally transmission service.  We have satisfied Trade customers in Germany, Belgium, Holland & the USA. etc.  Trade and export enquiries welcome.  Klassik Transmissions, PO BOX 5468, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV1 9NF UK.  Callers Welcome by Appointment, Please telephone first for directions, thank you. Alternatively you can e-mail us at klassiktrans@yahoo.co.uk.

General and Service Parts

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Abingdon Spares

Abingdon Spares in New Hampshire USA are the worlds largest MG TC-TD-TF parts specialist. As many parts are shared with  Y Types, those owners on the 'other side of the pond' may consider a 'local' supplier for some of those XPAG parts. Other Y Type spares are also stocked.  Email info@abingdonsparesllc.com.

Automotive Surplus

Automotive Surplus Pty Ltd has been successfully supplying parts to the automotive industry since 1971. Since then we have incorporated several companies, namely Vanguard Company (est. 1924), Talco Spares and Motor Reconditioners (est. 1969) and All British Spares.

The accumulation of stock and wealth of knowledge obtained over time is unsurpassed in the Automotive Industry. We specialise in mechanical parts for most makes and models dating back to the early 1900's.

We sincerely believe our staff are the most capable and courteous in the industry so please browse this site as we are sure we can meet your needs.

34 Thornton Crescent, Mitcham, Victoria 3132 Australia Phone: 61 3 9873 3566, Fax: 61 3 9874 1485 or Email: sales@autosurplus.com.au

British Tools and Fasteners

Suppliers of Whitworth tools - sockets, wrenches (spanners), thread gauges, etc. BSF, BSW, and BSP taps, dies and all kinds of fasteners.  British Tools and Fasteners LLC, 7696 Route 31, Lyons NY 14489, USA.  Telephone +1 315 946 9400, Fax +1 315 946 4456, or Contact Us here.

Bill Hirsch

Bill Hirsch Automotive Products can supply the correct MG Green engine paint for MG TCs and early Y Type XPAG engines amongst other items.  Also able to supply the correct shade MG Maroon engine paint too.  Email info@hirschauto.com, telephone 1 800 828 2061, or +1 973 642 2404 international, fax +1 973 642 6161, 396 Littleton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103 USA

Brown &
 Gammons

Parts, service and quality previously owned car supplier.

Bruce Smith

Supplier of MG T and Y parts. Bruce Smith, Sportsparts P/L, 10 Myrtle Street, Normanhurst NSW 2076, fax 61 2 9875 1906.  Sorry no email.

Chris Swale

Chris Swale has been a lifelong MG enthusiast and is also the owner of Chris Swale Motors cc in Durban, South Africa.

Chris’ specialises in servicing and repairs to MGs (amongst other makes) and is familiar from XPAG powered MGs (Ts &Ys) right up to the latest MGs that came off the production line last year. Chris Swale Motors cc, 56 Alexander Road, Westmead, PO Box 10552, Ashwood 3605 South Africa. Tel: +27 (0)31 700 8903 Fax: +27 (0)31 700 8685 e-mail Chris from here.

Chelsea Frictions

This company will reline both your brake shoes (All Y Types) and your Clutch Plates. You can keep your car completely original by retaining your own parts.  Latest information - website under development, however the email fraser@chelseafrictions.co.uk is fine.

Don Cobban

Supplier of MG T and Y parts. Don Cobban, Nepean Classic Cars, Unit 6-8, 123 Nepean Avenue, Penrith NSW 2750. Telephone +61 24732 3211, fax, +61 24721 5543 or email info@nepeanclassic.com.au.

Lancaster Vintage
& Classic
Supplies

Specialise in brake linings, brake cylinder seals, clutch linings and pressure plates, dynamo and starter brushes, mirrors, spot lamps, cables, wiper arms, engine bearings, piston sets, gasket sets, track rod ends, etc, etc, all for UK cars 1930-1970.  Their address is Baxtergate, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 5HX Telephone 01524 423453, fax 01524 831953, sorry no email.

MG Octagon Car Club

Pre 1956 MG Cars, also supplies parts to members and non-members.  See also our note below on half shafts for YA/YTs.



Moss Europe

Moss USA

The common parts that our Ys share with T Types are available in the Moss Catalogue. A price list can be downloaded in PDF Format.  An excellent "exploded diagram" catalogue is also available to download from their site.

Northwest
Classic

We can supply the following parts to fit British Cars from 1932 - 1976: Lucas electrical parts, Remax components, Ferodo fan belts, Raybestos fan belts, Girling genuine parts, Lockheed hydraulic brake and clutch parts.  Comprehensive range of other components in stock.  Email for full details - norwestclassic@aol.com.

NTG Services

Browse our Parts available here and you can obtain our latest Parts Catalogue here in either ZIP or in PDF format.  This is a fully illustrated Catalogue for Ts and Ys. Our full Price List is available here in either ZIP or in PDF format. (You will still need an illustrated parts list to make best use of the price list). We also are able to supply new reproduction bonnet catches for the MG Y series too!

Penrite

Specialist classic motor oil suppliers - Engine / Gearbox / Differential etc.  Mail order and stockist locator. Locate your nearest Penrite stockist here by selecting your Country or Continent.Also, see the special page on which Penrite product is suitable for which application in your MG Y Type by checking here.

Quality Coaches
Inc.

Mechanical service of Y Types and a Moss Distributor too.

Stuart Ratcliff

Supplier of MG T and Y parts. Stuart Ratcliff, MG Centre of Sydney, 26 Cowper Street, Granville NSW  2142.  Sorry - no email.

Tracy Tools Ltd

BSC, BSF, BSW, UNF, UNC, BA, Metric etc, with a full range of Left Hand, Special Thread and Insert Taps and more.  Tracy Tools Limited, Unit 1, Parkfield Industrial Estate, Barton Hill Way, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8JG, Tel: +44 (0)1803 328603, Fax: +44 (0)1803328157, contact us by email here.

University Motors Ltd

Mechanical service of Y and T Types as well as all other MGs.

Vintage and
Classic Shock
Absorbers

Restorer of Hartford & Armstrong as well as our Luvax and Girling link type shock absorbers (or dampers).  Sorry no website, however please contact Graham Brown, Vintage & Classic Shock Absorbers, 203 Sanderstead Road, South Croydon. Surrey CR2 0PN Tel and Fax +44 (0)208 651 5347.

Half Shafts - YA/YT

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MG Octagon Car Club

These have now been manufactured and are once again available. For more details including current pricing, please contact the MG Octagon Car Club on +44 (0)1889 574666 or fax +44 (0)1889 574555 or email from here. Unfortunately, owing to insurance restrictions, the MG Octagon Car Club is unable to ship to the USA and Canada.

See also the 18 August 2006 News update.

*Members

Ex VAT

*Non Members

Ex VAT

£170.21

£190.00

NB: Prices as at August 2006 excluding shipping

*Members pricing is to members of the MG Octagon Car Club

Halogen Light Bulbs

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Classic and Vintage Bulbs

I can supply the following:

Lucas ST51 D lamps Stop/Tail

12v 35w halogen

Number plate tail light

12v Ba15s LED. Available in +ve ground or -ve ground

Lucas 1130 torpedo lights

Halogen 12v 35/5 ba15d or Bay15d for the 1130 side lights as well as a duel Colour LED 12v -ve ground that will provide white sidelights and Yellow indicators.

I also have a 12v LED ba15s White for those with just single filament bulb fitted. Available in +ve ground or -ve ground.

Lucas MP130 8 inch headlamps

12v 35/35 ba15d halogen

Lucas 700

BFP/P22D

Lucas FT 57 and 575 fog lamp

For the FT57 I have a 12v 55w Ba20s halogen

 

Email me for my current catalogue and price list Anthony Pearson

Hardware - nuts, bolts etc.

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Components Direct

UK based supplier of captive nuts - amongst many other items.

Mad Metrics

Roger Furneaux does not have a website. However you can download a PDF price list here for his assortment of metric threaded hardware with Whitworth heads.

Namrick

The Fastener Specialists. Supplier of nuts & bolts, including BSF for Y Types.

Surplus Supplies

All the old threads for cars and motorbikes - BSF, BSW (Whitworth), BSC (CYCLE), UNF, UNC are on stock.  Please telephone, fax or email your order. Payment can be by credit card over the telephone or cheque by post.  We have a minimum postage and packing of £3.00 per order. Most other orders are processed at postage costs + £1.00. We are local to Newark and even if you are not we can post daily to everywhere in the UK and worldwide.  Overseas postage and packing, please enquire and we will do similar. Contact details are Michael Peters, Surplus Supplies, Caunton, Newark, Nottingham, NG23 6AJ UK. Tel: +44(0)1636 636735 Fax: +44(0)1636 636735 or email, surplusmpeters@aol.com

Thomas Smith
Fasteners

Thomas Smith Fasteners, based in Wigan and Glasgow, supply and manufacture BSF, BSW, UNF, UNC, Metric Nuts & Bolts. We have an extensive itinerary but are also willing to add to them. We are also prepared to undertake special orders e.g. metric fine threads with Whitworth heads.

We are also pleased to announce that International MG Y Type Register members and TTT2 subscribers can benefit from a 10% discount by entering the code ‘MGMEMBER’ at checkout. If you cannot find what you require on our website then please give us a call on +44 (0)1942 520260 or +44 (0)1698 826464 and ask. As always please quote the code above and your membership of International MG Y Type Register or TTT2.

Instrument Repairs

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C and V
 Instruments

No website unfortunately, however, C and V Instruments rebuild and restore instruments including the chronomatic movement found on the Y/T. They can rebuild your instrument and create a new face, in the correct colour, lettering etc. They have bezels and glass and can provide a comprehensive service. if you need your Y instruments rebuilding.

 

His contact details are:

RICHARD JENKINS

C and V Instruments,

Unit 49H,

Pipers Road,

Park Farm Industrial Estate,

Redditch

B98 OHU

UK

Phone: =44 (0)7747357044 E-Mail: woodykeys67@msn.com

JDO Instruments

John Ostick - please see my website at www.jdo1.com or you can contact me at john_ostick@hotmail.com

Lionel Otto
 Instruments
 Pty Ltd

We have been servicing the automotive and motor cycle industries since 1960, specialising in Smiths (chronometric and magnetic.  Professional instrument repair and restoration services for cars, four wheel drives and motor bikes throughout Australia and Overseas including MG.  Our address is 124 Evans Road, Salisbury  Queensland  4107, Phone: +61 (0)7 3277 3888   Fax: +61 (0)7 3277 8520.  Email us at contact@ottoinstruments.com.au.

Jackall Systems

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SVW Spares

Specialists in the overhaul of the Smiths Jackall system with 30 years experience, full spares and backup service, please have a look at our website www.svwspares.co.uk Our current price list, and full range of our Jackall services can be found here. Telephone +44( 0)1964 671046 Fax. 01964 670 212or e-mail svwspares@aol.com

Number (Licence) Plates / Panels

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Period Number
Plates

Suppliers of original style (UK) number plates to correct specification. This company does not have a website but is located at PO Box 6663, Birmingham, West Midlands. B36 0AU. UK Tel & Fax +44 (0)121 747 3677

Other Miscellaneous

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Cover Systems

Suppliers of quality fabric car covers and fold over garages. 49, Grove Road,  Rushden. NN10 0YD UK. Tel. +44 (0)1933 410851 Fax +44 (0)1933 411851, email sales@cover-systems.com.

Kingstown Shipping

Kingstown Shipping have experience of shipping Y Types around the world. Many of the YTs in the UK have been shipped back by Kingstown. Mark and Alan understand the needs of Classic Car owners and will organise shipping at both ends.

Octagon Originals

For rare original handbooks (Operation Manuals) and workshop manuals for all MGs as well lots of other good stuff.  Contact us here by email or visit our eBay shop.

Sparkplugs.co.uk

Competitively priced spark plugs from sparkplugs.co.uk.  Also supply (at competitive prices) NGK Iridium spark plugs.

Select from your choice below for XPAG engines.

 

Early Cars (Short Reach Plug)

Champion L82C

NGK B6HS (Champion L82 Equivalent)

Champion L82/NGK B6HS - Iridium Equivalent

 

Later Cars (Long Reach Plug)

Champion N5 (N5C)

NGK B6ES (Champion N5 Equivalent)

Champion N5/NGK B6ES - Iridium Equivalent

Paint Formulas

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Nexa Autocolor

If you are having difficulty getting the correct original formulas for the paint for your respray, try this site and give the ICI code from the Colours page.

Hex Holdings

Hex Holdings (www.hex.co.uk, email loughborough@hex.co.uk) can also supply most of these colours in aerosols, either 2-pack or cellulose form. One Aerosol will cost £10.26* (*all prices quoted as at September 2006) including VAT (£8.73 without). Each aerosol contains 400ml. Delivery which will be by courier. Most MG colours will be available, all we need is an original MG/ Rover code. The cellulose that we mix is ICI Belco product and is becoming harder to obtain due to the new UK Government legislation. Most solvent based paints will be discontinued by the end of 2006.  Telephone +44 (0)1509 505011.

Performance Equipment

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Len Fanelli

When only the best will do." XPAG / XPEG Roller Lifter Camshaft Kits. My camshafts are designed and produced by 1 of  the 4 companies who supply the entire North American market with cores. This company and its engineer were recommended by Mr. Harvey Crane. A roller lifter cam will ALWAYS outperform a flat lifter cam of the same duration, with no cam / lifter wear. (More HP and torque) Many grinds from stock, to torque,  to all out race, including supercharged XPAG / XPEG engines running 15# of boost on methanol fuel!

Many recommendations, if needed. $1,300 for the complete kit. All made in the USA.

Thanks, Len Fanelli, Abingdon Performance Telephone +1 914 420 8699 email laf48@aol.com

Springs and Suspension

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Brost Forge

Brost Forge manufacture Leaf Springs for all classic cars and have produced rear leaf springs for both Y/YB Saloon and Y Tourer springs to the original specification for our members. In addition to producing springs for the Classic Cars, Brost Forge also manufactures parts for the rolling stock for the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. Brost Forge does not have either a website nor an email address but can be contacted at Brost Forge, Unit 7, 149 Roman Way, London N7 8XH UK or Telephone +44 (0)207 607 2311.

Coil Springs
 of Sheffield

Manufacturer of coil springs for MGs including YA, YT and YB.  Contact Neil Saturn on +44 (0)114 275 8573, write to them at Saturn Works, 72 Attercliffe Road, Sheffield, S4 7WW United Kingdom, or email them at coilsprings@saturnworks.fsnet.co.uk.

Tyres
Please note, Langstone Tyres advise that if you are ordering modern tubes to fit your Y, Y/T or YB you should also order valve collars as modern tube valves are a narrower diameter than the originals and may 'move' around in the tube hole in the wheel. Check with your supplier when ordering.

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Coker Tire

A selection of 16 inch for the MG Y and YT, and 15 inch bias Ply tires for the US market. Coker Tire’s worldwide headquarters is located at 1317 Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Walk-in customers are welcome and will-call orders can be picked up with phone-ahead arrangements.  Coker Tire California, located at 5468 East Lamona in Fresno, California is our full-service store with service to the western United States. Our Fresno operation allows us to deliver tires in a timely manner to our west coast customers.

TN hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday and 8 a.m to noon on Saturday. Local phone 423-265-6368

CA hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday. Local phone number is 559-453-3278

or you can email here.

Langstone
Tyres

Longstone Tyres, Hudsons Yard, DN10 6NX UK, Telephone +44 (0)1302 714072, or fax +44 (0)1302 710113, or you can email them sales@longstonetyres.co.uk.

Find 5.25 x 16 tyres for your MG Y and Y/T here.

Find 5.50 x 15 tyres for your MG YB here.

North Hants
Tyres

Henry John House, 2 Ivy Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4TX UK, Telephone +44 (0)1252 318666, or fax +44 (0)1252 318777, or you can email here.

Vintage Tyre
Supplies Ltd

Suppliers of both 15 inch YB tyres and also the more difficult 16 inch YA/YT tyres. A number of different makes are usually stocked.  Shipping across the world.  Vintage Tyre Supplies Beaulieu, Hants. SO42 7ZN England  Telephone +44 (0)1590 612261 Fax +44 (0)1590 612722 Email:  sales@vintagetyres.com. Vintage Tyre also distributes in the countries shown below. Click on a flag to go to the site for your country. If they have additional pages for each of Y/YT and YB these are listed seperately.

Worldwide Distribution Network

(Click a flag to go to their website) - Bias ply=Cross Ply

Email only

Bias ply Y/YT

Bias ply YB

Pneum Galacta S.L.

Avda Del Tibidabo 67

08035 Barcelona

Tel: +34 934 187721

Victoria

Victoria

Bias ply Y/YT

Bias ply YB

Vehicle Restorers

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Carmichael

Sports Cars

We are based in the heart of Hampshire, Southern England, Our workshop is located on a picturesque Farm.   We have recently moved to bigger premises based in the same location.  For further information please contact Carmichael Sport Cars on +44 (0)1794 367555 or e-mail carmicq@hotmail.com.

Wiper Motor Rebuilds

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Steve Hunt

No email or website, however you  can contact Steve at 15 Southam Close, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0AE, Telephone/Fax +44 (0)121 777 0071 or Mobile/cell phone +44 (0)7885 186111

XPAG Water Pumps

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E.P Services

Specialist re-manufacturing of Engine Cooling Water Pumps for the automotive commercial vehicle, marine, industrial and Classic Car Industries. Lifetime Guarantee given on your reconditioned XPAG Water Pump. Current prices (2012) are approximately £70 plus shipping and VAT.

Contact details are: E.P Services, Unit 1, Central Trading Estate, Cable Street, Monmore Green, Wolverhampton WV2 2RJ Telephone +44 (0)1902 452914 Fax: +44 (0)1902 871547 Website: www.ep-services.co.uk Email: sales@ep-services.co.uk

Racemettled Ltd

Like many components on classic cars, the water pumps were designed to cost and to achieve minimum requirements that met the needs of the vehicles and road conditions at the time. Today, when the motoring conditions are much more demanding, with modern traffic congestion and high specification fuels and oils, some of the marginal components are struggling to meet the current driving demands particularly if the engine has been up-rated in other ways.

Our range of water pumps are direct replacements for the existing pumps but with redesigned impellers to give higher volumes of flow. This improved flow and increased water pressure ensures that all parts of the cooling system receive adequate distribution of water.

Available in March 2009 is the redesigned pump for the MG TB to TF range of cars with the XPAG engine. This pump gives approximately twice the volume and pressure of the original pump and with the redesigned internals and aluminium impeller is very reliable.

Contact us at: Racemettle Ltd, Caldicott Drive, Heapham Road Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1FJ, England, or by telephone on +44 (0)1427 679784 or Fax: +44 (0)1427 810593. You can also email us via our website.

Y Type Tools

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Bill Tracy
Jaguar

Although specialising in Jaguar parts, Bill is able to supply reproductions of the Lockheed Brake Bleeder tins and tubes (they are slightly different to the one shown above, but nonetheless, will fill a gap in the tool kit) and tyre pumps (see Bill's website for contact details).

In-Point

Reproduction MG Tool Kits.

John Twinberrow

Supplier of a wide range of used tools for MGs.  Please call (bearing in mind any local to UK time differences) on +44 (0)121 641 8441 for your requirements.

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annA rydeRs
 website

annA rydeR wrote a song featuring, among others, a Y Type - well two Y Types actually.  See Ys on Film, and other media for more details including full lyrics and a private exclusive recording for the MG Y Register of her song "Put another car in my graveyard".

A website
in Russian

Article mentions the MG Y in the third paragraph.  A pseudo-translation can be found here.

An MG Y Type
Hotrod

See the page in Interesting Ys for more about this wonderful restoration.

ConceptCarz

A page featuring the MG YA.

Birth of the Y Run

Archive News report on the Birth of the Y Run 1997.

N H Buchanan
 Motor Co Pty Ltd

Used shortened MG Y Type chassis in their race cars.

Channel 4

The MG Y Type as featured on the UK TV Channel 4 website.  Also worth reading is their Retrospective MG 80th Anniversary and what they have to say about the Y Type on page 4.

Classic British
 Cars

Photograph of Neil Cairn's car

David Pelham's
 webpage

Searching for a YT

David Robley's restoration album

David Robley's photo-documentary of the bare metal strip and respray of one of his YT 3432.

Drexel University

Drexel University, Philadelphia PA USA have a page of interesting photos of a YA - who's car is this?

Facebook

Social networking page for MG Y Type enthusiasts.

Fine Lines website

A website containing various fine art interpretations of various cars, including a YA

French MG YA page

A pseudo-translation can be found here.

French MG YB page

A pseudo-translation can be found here.

French MG YT page

A pseudo-translation can be found here.

Gilles Bachand's Semaphores

Gilles Bachand revitalises his Semaphore arms after at least 12 years of non-use.  He was so thrilled, he posted on YouTube!

Ian Guy

Motoring Artist who has painted the rather splendid Y Type to be found on our Artist's Impressions, will undertake commissions for your Y Type too.

Independent Newspaper

A review of the MG Y Type originally published (1 June 2004) in the Independent Newspaper.  Owing to copyright, we are unable to reprint the article, but have been allowed to link to it here.

Jill's Baggs MG Y
 Type

See Jill's excellent MG Y Saloon, formerly her fathers.

John Arkley's 
MG Y

Page featuring one of John's MG Ys.

John Rowe's YB 1146

A photograph of John Rowe's YB 1146 is shown on the Flickr website photographed by Robert Silverwood.

John Woodford's
 Motor Museum

Part of John's Personal Website is dedicated to cars he has owned - one of these was a Y Type. Following a visit to our site he said "It brought flooding back many happy memories".

Kathy Inman's Y

Featured on the BMCU (British Motor Club of Utah) website

Ken and Kathy
 Jones

MG Y Type is featured on this page of British Car Links website.

MG Car Club

in South Africa

Under the page entitled MG Models, an MG Y and YT can be found.

MG Car Club

of Kwazulu Natal,

 South Africa

The gallery includes a picture of Chris Swale's MG YT.

MG Car Club

of South Australia

The MG Car Club of South Australia has a dedicated page for Y Types.

MG Car Club of
 Sweden

Has a good page on the Y Type in English and Swedish.

MG Car Club of
 Wagga Wagga

Photograph of an MG Y at GOF (Gathering of the Faithful) 2000.

MG Drivers Club of
North America

Featuring a YA, a YB, and a YT with a nice technical analysis.  Also shows a 1947 Y brochure.

MG Owners Club

Two Car Guides - MG YA and MG YT are featured as a part of their site.

MG Rover

 Netmag

Check out the link to MGs of Old for the Y Type link-up.

MG Saloon Cars
 background

Part of the mg-cars.org.uk site.

MG YT at Techno Classica

A gorgeous MG YT at Techno Classica show in Essen 2004

Motorbase Website

An extensive website of Classic Cars including MG, MG Y, MG YT and MG YB with many pictures from our site - is your car among them?

More Pictures of
 MG Ys

Another part of the mg-cars.org.uk site.


Morris Engines in
the X Series

An article by Neil Cairns.

Murray Grainger's Blog - Y 5100

A Blog where you can follow the "Life and times" of Clara, Murray Grainger's Y 5100.

Nico Dressen's
YB page

Although the page narrative is in Dutch we can probably all relate to the pictures!  A translation can now be found in Interesting Ys

Norwegian Website

Featuring the MG Y Type.

Old Classic Car

A classic car website with some great old photos of the MG Y Type.

On the Road Again

Captain Bill Hiland (Y4629) owns a classic car restoration business and features his MG Y on the restorations.

Prewarcar.com

Despite the name of the site, this page has two great photos (one accessible via one of the hyperlinks).

Phil Seed's Virtual
 Car Museum

Listed as a miniature Jaguar.

Rob and Janet Roberson's slide show

See Rob and Janet Roberson's 1948 Y 0960 in a slide show

The Sanibel Museum

The Sanibel Museum in Florida, USA hosted an event in January 2007 which attracted a white MG YT.

Scuderia Froschenteich

Has a page on Jeremy Havard's former YT

Sportscar Warehouse

Have a page featuring the MG YT

Stilltime - print from an original glass plate negative

The car shown is Geoff Holt (driver) and Stan Astbury (navigator) in HMO 910 (Sergeant) on the RAC Rally of Great Britain, 1953.  Also in the Works Team were Reg Holt with Alan Collinson navigating in HMO 908 (Lance Corporal) – presumably in car number 165, and Len Shaw (driving) and Freddie Finnemore (navigating) in HMO 909 (Corporal) – in car number 164.  The picture is probably in Wyrnos Pass, Cumbria.  Copies of this picture can be purchased through Stilltime's SSL site.

Terry and Cheryl Ciantar's feature page

A feature page on Terry and Cheryl Ciantar's MG YA.

UK Car Brochures

An interesting presentation of MG Car brochures through the ages including some Y related ones.

Unique Cars and Parts

A great write up on the MG Y with the opportunity to add your comments on how good these cars are!

Wayne & Sharon
 Harper's Homepage

The site is developing as work proceeds.

Who knows Y
we do it?

A short story about survival by Jeremy Havard.

Willem van der Veer's pageon Y Types

Willem van der Veer writes about the MG Y Type for the MG T Type and Prewar Owners Club, Holland

Wikipedia

The MG Y Type entry on wikipedia.org, the free on-line encyclopaedia.

XS4ALL

Contains two great pictures of a YA and a YT.

Y Type tour of
 Luxembourg

A report on the 1997 Y Type Tour of Luxembourg by Paul Rundell

Zagato bodied MG Y Type special

A special "panoramic" bodied MG Y Type made by Zagato in 1948.

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