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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


MG Y Type Screensaver

 (2.7 MB).

MG YT Screensaver


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

 (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 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

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

23 August 2007

Richard Prior has sent in a CAD dimensioned drawing of the mounting bracket fitted to his YT to accommodate the fitting of telescopic rear shock absorbers.  This has been added to the page on YT 3208 in Interesting Ys.


19 August 2007

Peter sharp has sent in some pictures of his Y as used in the wedding of his son to Karen.


16 August 2007

The mid-month Reprinted Article again comes from the pages of Abingdon Classics, August 1982, and is an owner-written piece by Tom Bowman of Florida and his MG YA.  Does any one know if Tom still has this car, and if not who does have it?


14 August 2007

Today, please welcome Robin Bawn as the new owner of YB 0942 (with a smart new colour scheme) to Ys on Parade.  Also owned by Robin, as we all know - just one Y is not enough, YB 1094 to Ys on Parade too.


13 August 2007

Today, please welcome Marvin Soroken as the new owner of Y 1805 to Ys on Parade.

Also, pictures of another Y pick up have been added to the Interesting Ys page, this time from the Netherlands!


12 August 2007

After reading one of the reports on the Ripon Old Car shows organised by Andrew and Arlene Coulson, have you ever wished you could have be there?  Well, now you can - Malcolm Hardy sent in a video he shot during the day and this has been added to the 2007 report.


11 August 2007

Tom and Flossie Peitsch are organising a 60th Anniversary celebration in Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 17 - 18 November 2007.  Full details and an application can be downloaded from the link on the Events page.  Tom, we wish you well with the event and look forward to a comprehensive report and pictures in due course!


10 August 2007

A new item has been added to the Hints and Tips page for fuel sender and gauge testing and a PDF file is also available from the item.


9 August 2007

I must be going senile, but then Ted Gardner was the only person to spot that the original Picture of the Month this month (from Ted Gardner's trip to France in 2004) had previously been used in December 2006.  Maybe you just enjoyed seeing it again!!  Anyway, he has sent me a replacement Picture of the Month so you can enjoy a different one.  Thanks Ted, and well spotted!


1 August 2007

Richard Prior has sent in details of the bottling of an Anniversary Port, and Andrew Coulson has filed a report on another glorious Ripon Old Car show.

The Picture of the Month this month comes from Ted Gardner's trip to France in 2004.

The Reprinted Article for this month comes from Abingdon Classics, November 1984 when the MG YT was featured as Car of the Month.


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