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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (337kb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 1 June 2012).

 

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

 (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.

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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24 December 2010

Captain Bill Hiland's website featuring the restoration of his Y 4629 has been added to the Links page.

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22 December 2010

Happy Christmas to you all, and if Christmas is not your thing, Happy Holidays instead. Today I received my latest acquisitions in my collection of MG Y Contemporary Advertisements, and Sales Brochures so these have been added to the site.

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21 December 2010

A new Hint and Tip on fitting a higher ratio rear differential has been added by Tony Slattery.

Also, some new links to other websites have been added to the Links page too.

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19 December 2010

Today, please welcome Neil Coombes with Y 1385 and YB 1461 to Ys on Parade.

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18 December 2010

Tony Slattery (Australia Representative) is organising an MG Holiday luncheon for 23 December 2010 and all are invited to attend.

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15 December 2010

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and comes from the August 1989 edition of MG Enthusiast entitled "Ugly duckling shows its feathers".

The MG Car Club Y Type Register has also been added to the Links page with a link to their Regalia page too.

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8 December 2010

Today, please welcome Judith Edwards, daughter of the former Secretary to the MG Car Club Y Type Register John Edwards to Ys on Parade as the new owner of Y 5650.

David Mullen has also advised of two new websites with MG Y Type content - Old Classic Car and Prewarcar.com ... but we will not hold a slip of time against them since the latter site has two great photos of a Y too (check out the hyperlinks on the page). These have both been added to the Links page too.

For USA and Canadian Y Type owners, details are also available for the MG 2011 All Registers Meeting in Reno, NV and registration is now open.  A strong contingent of Y Types in attendance would ensure that we get our own class ... rather than being classed as "Variants" so register early at the Official site.  Let us have a really strong showing!  If any owners are interested Passport Transportation can ship your car to and from the show saving you the drive - contact the Webmaster for more details about this service as I used them in 2010.

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5 December 2010

Gary Mitchell has kindly provided another photograph of Y 2081 with its rear wheel spat covers fitted.  This has been added to Interesting Ys.

The MG Car Club Y Type Register has also confirmed dates and some of the arrangements for the UK MG Y Type Spring Run.  Details can be found on the Events page.

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4 December 2010

Peter Sharp has sent in another Collectible postcard.

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1 December 2010

The Reprinted Article comes from Classic Car Mart, January 2009 and features John Harris' Y 0364 in a great article called "Why a 'Y'".

Peter Vielvoye, Chairman of the MG Car Club Y Type Register, sent in this month's Picture of the Month from January, 2010.

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