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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.4mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 3 August 2018).

 

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

Click here to download

 

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

 

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

 

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

 

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

 

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles

by FIVA

 

Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

 

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.

 

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

 

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver

(3.12mb)

 

Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver

(11.16mb)

 

5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.

 

MG Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website.  You may need both files.

 

MG Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

 

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.

Miscellany

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

 

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.

 

Historical Timeline 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.

 

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y

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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.

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21 April 2009

Another original photograph of Dick Jacobs and YB 1551 has been obtained and added to the Collectibles page.

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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 Ys on Parade.

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.

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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 engine.

Also, the mid-month Reprinted Article has been added - this time from 16 August 1949.

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13 April 2009

Two more rare original photographs of Dick Jacob's YB 1551 Special have been added to the Collectibles page.

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10 April 2009

Please welcome Igal Brickman, the new owner of YT 4127 to Ys 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!

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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!!

The Flickr page also continues to be regularly updated, sometimes several times a day!

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4 April 2009

The Flickr page 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!

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2 April 2009

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!

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1 April 2009

This month's 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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Archive of previous News pages

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