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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(337kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 1
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
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT 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
(289kb) 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.
Please welcome Janet Hunter with
Y 6675 to Ys on Parade. Although Janet is not the current owner, she was the proud owner in 1965/66 and has asked to have the car displayed under her name since it is not currently on show. Thank you Janet and a great looking car you were no doubt proud of in the mid 1960's.
Today we are pleased to welcome Hiroshi Ogawa with
Y 1857 to Ys on Parade. Hiroshi's car is the one in the new video that was
added to the Ys on Film page on 15 April 2013.
Today we are pleased to welcome Jay Clark with
YT 4112 to Ys on Parade.
A new video has been added to the
Ys on Film page from our newest member from Japan, Hiroshi Ogawa.
Reprinted Article for the month has also been added too. It is another vintage tour from 'The Autocar' magazine dated 7 April 1950
Thank you David for your note on 5
April. It was indeed a great day for the International MG Y Type Register, and
it is one that only you have made possible, so Thank You all.
5 April is more memorable for me, because we added the 3,188th car to the Database which now
covers in some detail or other 38.24% of all Production of the MG Series Y! Our new entry is a previously unknown survivor car originally
imported into Portugal and that has remained in Country since it was first sold. My mind links to the Book Wheelspin Abroad which recounts
the 1947 Rally Estoril - the first ever known rallying of the MG Y - which finished up in Lisbon. Copies of this are available as a Free
Bonus Track on the Lawson/May CD from
YZ Publications. You cannot help but wonder if the first owner was influenced by the MG Y's performance in the Rally Estoril at all! If you have not read a copy of this book, buying the CD is worth it just for that track, never mind the other great features on it.
So, with that in mind, please extend a warm welcome to Joăo Alfredo Gomes de Nóbrega Araújo, with
Y 0646 to Ys on Parade. Joăo's car is the second Y on Parade from Portugal!
I only usually stand in for Paul as Deputy Webmaster when
he is on holiday but another ‘Milestone’ in the history of the International MG
Y Type website took place at 07:30 GMT this morning. It was at 00:30 Pacific
Time (where our webmaster was hopefully asleep) so I decided to post the news
that www.mgytypes.org has received its
300,000th visitor. We know that these visitors are not unique but nevertheless
it is amazing statistic that we can all be extremely proud of – you especially
as it is your website and you have made it what it is.
This site neither wants nor receives sponsorship. It is
consequently ‘Pop up’/advertising free and populated only with items relating to
Y Types. It continues to thrive and be relevant as a direct result of your
continued involvement and submissions to the content we receive from you. We
have recently been informed of the oldest surviving Y Type (the 14th
made) in the UK and second oldest in the world (after Y0253 in India) and within
a few days we received notification from Argentina that the 297th Y
Type manufactured is in the process of restoration. We have 2 of the original 16
Y types exported to Uruguay featured on Ys on Parade; now we have three in South
America. It is amazing how even now, almost 11 years since the website started,
that we continue to locate new surviving cars in all corners of the earth and we
welcome all of them. Additionally, we seem to find out more new information and
data every month!
In recent weeks we have been made aware
of a unique factory modification to a small number of YT/EXU models that
were exported to a Canadian Distributor. We are working together with Y type
owners in Canada to confirm details of this; more to follow.
All of this information comes as a direct result of your
continued support and enthusiasm. We thank you all for making this, your
website, the great success it is.
1 April 2013
Picture of the Month is a great shot of Pete Chandler's Y 3570 while it was being restored!
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