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.
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
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.
25 August 2010
Karl Heinz Borchers has sent in a report on
the third MG-Y Sommertreff im
Bergischen Land. Although only a small turn out it looks like a really
fun time has been had again by all who were lucky enough to get there - just
make sure you are one of them next year to join in the fun!
Coming up soon will be the Australian T and Y Weekend (4-5 September 2010), and
UK MG Car Club inaugural Autumn Run (5 September (5 September). If you are
not signed up for either of these events please contact the organisers - details
can be found on the Events page. Hopefully soon
we will be able to add reports from the UK MG Car Club 2010 Spring Run, and the
16th Annual Ripon Old Car Show?
It is with great sadness that I inform you all that Bill Wallis died on the 22nd
August after an illness, borne with great fortitude. Bill was an enthusiastic
supporter of the MG Car Club and a friend to many since joining in 1949.
Bill served with distinction as Chairman of the MG Car Club from 1980 to 1985 but he
will be remembered most for his role as President, a post that he has filled in
every sense of the word since 1996. He was unanimously elected each year at the
annual AGM and this was no surprise to anyone who was privileged to know him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his ever supporting wife June and his daughter
Louise and family at this sad time.
David Pelham Public Relations, International MG Y Type Register
If you knew Bill and would like to add a tribute to the page set up by the MG
Car Club for tributes to him you can email them to Chris Seaward
20 August 2010
It is always a pleasure to help Y Owners and never more so than when a new resource becomes available on the web. Today the long awaited return of
the technical prowess of John James's pen returns. John is well known in T-Type circles already and has helped many T-Type owners with their rebuilds
and in a selfless effort to continue this, John has now released a website
which you can subscribe to his free on-line technical publication
Totally T-Type2. A permanent link has
also been added to the Links page.
15 August 2010
Today, please welcome Mike Ash with Y 6244
to Ys on Parade.
The mid-month Reprinted Article has been
posted and is the fourth of four articles from The Autocar, 9 May 1947 and is entitled "Meet a New MG".
5 August 2010
Please welcome Ken Whitehead with YB 0940
to Ys on Parade.
3 August 2010
Today please welcome Dr. John Scott with Y 0674
to Ys on Parade.
2 August 2010
A new film has come to light that includes an MG Y - the 1991 version of "They
do it with mirrors" - and been added to the Ys on Film
and other media page.
1 August 2010
I have just returned from NAMGAR (North American MGA Register) GT-35 in Wisconsin
USA where the featured model was the MG Magnette Series Z. It was an event of the first Magnettitude with 31 ZA, ZB and ZBVs present.
Of more interest to Y onwers though was the presence of Bill and Lorna McReaken (Y 4465) and Skip Hahn
(YB 1509). Bill and Lorna's YA won the Best Other MG category, and Skip Hahn's YB the prize for the Best Preserved MG. Well done guys and
great to see you flying the Y Type flag! As soon as my luggage (and camera) catches up with me Skip will be joining Ys on Parade, however Skip
has a very original period transistor radio fitted to his car and the instructions can be found in the
Collectibles. Also there
was MG Y owner Mike Ash with his MGA and I was there with my 1955 MG ZA - great to meet everyone.
Reprinted Article is taken from from The Autocar, 29 September 1950 and is a journey
through Dovedale, UK with Michael Brown.
Picture of the Month page comes from MG Event of the year Auvergne, France 2006.
Archive of previous
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