The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide
A miscellany of resources
and articles to help you decide
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 8 October 2005).
MG Y Type Screensaver
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
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
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
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.
The MG Y Type Tool
by Jeremy Havard
Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar
Trivia and puzzles
Trivia Quiz 1.
Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type.
Trivia Quiz 2
how well do you know your Y Type?
Picture Puzzle No 1
Picture Puzzle No 2
Picture Puzzle No 3
Hint and Tip has been sent in by Dave DuBois on
overcoming float fork drop in the carburettor float chambers and avoiding the
Some welcome and long
awaited news for YA and YT owners is released this month by the MG Octagon Car
Club, in that one of their members has solved the conundrum of the YA/YT half
shaft availability through re-manufacture! Please see the following
extract from the August 2006 Bulletin (Journal of the MG Octagon Car Club).
Finally, due to the initiative of one of our members, we can now offer new YA[/YT]
half shafts. The member went to a friend who has a small business, part of which
is the manufacture of half shafts for competition cars. As all YA[/YT] owners know
the current half shaft is forged with a head on from which the flange is turned.
To make one from solid EN material (not from a forging) would be expensive as
the bar alone, would be about £100 per item and the machining of this bar would
also be expensive and consider the waste. The member finally decides that it
would be better to make it in two parts, i.e. similar to the MMM and TA/TB/TC
This would be beneficial as if in many
years time the half shaft needed replacing only the shaft section would need to
be replaced. For this scheme to be possible a thicker hub would be needed to
provide the rigidity on the outboard end. Measuring the available space behind
the chrome wheel disc shows that there is 2 5/8” of space available and of a
diameter a little less than the hole in the wheel centre, more than enough.
Sketch shows the modified design.
Initially it was proposed that a spline
on the outer end should be similar to that on the inner end but it was finally
decided that the best option (following discussions and viewing half shafts
manufactured for MG’s with more power output than the YA[/YT]) would be a
long shallow taper. These have now been manufactured and although they are not cheap,
they are at
least now available so that the YA[/YT] can once again take to the roads
knowing that a broken half shaft will not mean a year or two’s hunt for another.
*Owing to insurance restrictions, the MG
Octagon Car Club is unable to ship to the USA and Canada. For more details.
Please contact Harry Crutchley at the MG Octagon Car Club on +44 (0)1889 574666
or fax +44 (0)1889 574555 or email Harry from here.
This information will also be
permanently available from the Links page under the
SUPPLIERS section, subsection
Half Shafts YA/YT on the
Today please welcome
Radampola Premarante and YT 6756 to
Ys on Parade.
YT 6756 is our 89th YT added to
the site which has taken YTs into double digits with 10.06% of total currently
known production and is the second car to be added to Ys on Parade from Sri
Mid August already!
Reprinted Article is another one from July
1996 - this time from Enjoying MG magazine on Special MG Y saloons.
Although we all know that all MG Y saloons and tourers are special, the article
is nonetheless interesting to read.
Andrew Coulson has
sent in a report on this year's Ripon Old
Car Show where they had 9 Ys! Andrew Adamson also sent in some photographs
Please welcome Bill
Harrison with YB 1283 to
Ys on Parade. Bill's car brings the number of
YBs on the website from the UK equal to the number of YAs at 56 and is the 325th
car! Welcome Bill.
Just a reminder that
the MG Car Club Y Type Register (UK) is planning a weekend long celebration of
the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of the Y for next year. UK (and indeed
any owners near or far) are reminded to 'rope off' the weekend of 12 - 13 May
2007 for this event. More details to come on this soon ... so watch out!
Douglas Lesch is now
the new owner of YT 3430, so please welcome him
to Ys on Parade.
This month gets of to
an interesting shot from some friends of Bert Keuren's recent holiday in Cuba
Picture of the Month. The
Reprinted Article comes our delve into the
1990s archive and is from Classic and Sportscar,
July 1996, with Jon Pressnell explaining why the MG Y-Type could be the perfect
classic saloon. The article also has an amusing photograph at the end of
Register Committee Members Jack Murray and David Hague.
Please also welcome
Peter Sharp, the new owner of Y 6041. Paul
Gresser has also updated his entry for YB 1446
with a new photograph and modified text.
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