Safety Fast Newsletters
A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety
Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(318kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 3 January 2007).
The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide
A miscellany of resources
and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.
MG Y Type Screensaver
Let there be Ys Screensaver
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
MG Engine History
(330kb) A PDF file by Neil Cairns.
MG Y Ledgers
(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers
and engine numbers, where this information is known.
Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999
(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
Luggage straps for the MG Y
Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period
Stories from the Rear view mirror
Historical research on individual cars by their owners.
Models of the MG Y Type
Details of models of the MG Y Type.
of Y history events and contemporary world news.
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
The MG Y Type Tool Kit
by Jeremy Havard.
Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar.
25 April 2009
British Tools and
Fasteners LLC, a corporation specializing in the supply of
Whitworth tools - sockets, wrenches (spanners), thread gauges, etc. BSF, BSW,
and BSP taps, dies and all kinds of fasteners, located in the USA has been added
to the Links page.
21 April 2009
photograph of Dick Jacobs and YB 1551 has been obtained and added to the
18 April 2009
I was wondering how
best to celebrate the seventh birthday of the website, when I got the best
present possible - another car to add to the Ys on Parade - from Anil Koshti.
So, today, please welcome Anil and YT 3253 to
The puzzles have all
been consolidated onto one page too (though still
accessible via the link to the left of this panel), and for those that like
them, I have added a Word Search puzzle too.
15 April 2009
Today I even found a
picture of my own car on Flickr, so it too has been added to the
Flickr page! Additionally, a new video from John
Twist and University Motors has been added to the
Technical Videos page. Although the reference car used to find Top
Dead Centre (TDC) was an MGB, the technique can equally be applied to any
Also, the mid-month
Reprinted Article has been added
- this time from 16 August 1949.
13 April 2009
Two more rare
original photographs of Dick Jacob's YB 1551 Special have been added to the
10 April 2009
Igal Brickman, the new owner of YT 4127 to
on Parade. It is always nice to be able to welcome new cars, and new
owners, however, Igal is also the first owner in Israel to feature on this
website so please also greet a new country on the Parade too!
9 April 2009
Today please welcome
George Campbell, the new owner of Y 7009
(previously on the Parade) and YB 1351 (a car
that we previously did not know had survived!!) to Ys
on Parade, thank you George! We now have 100 YBs on show too!!
Flickr page also continues to be regularly updated,
sometimes several times a day!
4 April 2009
continues to be updated as several additions have been posted over the last few
days. If you have not been watching the page, have another look - some
great photography going on of Y Types there!
Four more classic
photographs have been added to the
Collectibles page, three
of YB 1551, and one featuring YBs 0414 and 0480.
More photographs have
also been added to the Flickr page by kind permission
of the photographers. This page is currently being constantly updated by
me as returns come in from the Flickr photographic community so I have
temporarily added a "last updated" tag just below the title. Please check
the page and see if it has been updated since you last looked!
Reprinted Article comes the New
Zealand publication Classic Wheels, is entitled "We Drive A Slice Of '38 in
'53" and was published in May/June '94! A new
Picture of the Month has also been added.
Following a trawl
through the Flickr website (www.flickr.com) a larger number of MG Y Type
photographs have been found. Some of these we have already obtained
copyright permission to bring to you on this website too - others we are still
working on. Click here to go to the new Flickr
page. More will be added soon as permissions come in so watch this space.
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