MG Y Type Screensaver
A puzzle for you!
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 October 2003)
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Trivia Quiz 1.
Trivia Quiz 2
- how well do you know your Y Type?
MG Engine History
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
Kit by Jeremy Havard
27 July 2004
has the mud dried at Silverstone than the
computer of Andrew Coulson again resonated to the tapping out of another
fabulous report on the weekends activities - thank you Andrew!
18 July 2004
welcome Kerry Reily with
Y 6448 and YT 4017
to Ys on Parade. Kerry, apologies for any
delay in posting your pictures- they went to my old UK address, but were
forwarded on by the Post Office - good to know Snail Mail still works! We now have a staggering 233 Ys on Parade on the website,
but we know there are more out there. Don't be shy: one thing I have
learned, and love about Y owners - they love Ys no matter what the condition,
and are always willing to help. Just because yours is still in bits
following a protracted restoration, don't be shy about sending it in for
inclusion! We have also changed the total build numbers from 877 YTs to
884, and reduced the YAs from 6,149 to 6,142 in line with the most recent
findings concerning YT build numbers.
Also, we have an encouraging report from the North of
England, by Andrew Coulson, on the 10th Ripon
Old Car Show where they had an amazing 6 Ys on show, all models being
represented. Lets hope Malcolm Hardy has a similarly good turn out today
for his 2nd Black Pudding Run across the border in Lancashire. Then it is
back to Yorkshire in August as Andrew is also organising a long weekend for Ys.
The last event of the year (listed so far) is a SteamY DaY for Ys at the
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway being organised by a recovering Neil
Cairns. We look forward to bringing you more reports and photographs on
these events as they unfold. For more details, go to the
15 July 2004
for the delay - the middle of the month creeped up on me! Herewith this
month's mid-month update to Reprinted Articles.
It is an article from June 1957 on the YB rear axle by Eric Blower! EnjoY
11 July 2004
4 July we were able to welcome Christian Le Cour with
3421 to Ys on Parade. For us this was
very exciting as it was the first car from France on the site, and a completely
new YT to the Register too. It would seem that the car is actually now
even more special than we first thought! David Pelham, our YT expert, and
Christian have been in regular correspondence since then and David has advised
the following in respect of this car.
I have been exchanging information
with Christian Le Cour and can confirm that YT 3421 is
an EXR/K (Right hand drive with kilometre speedometer) car. This means that we now have three known surviving EXR/K cars on the site,
YT 4619. In
addition there are another three cars that were known
to be EXR/K but whether they have survived, who knows.
If you have one, we'd love to hear from you.
interesting thing is that
3421 is an earlier start to the batch of cars in the range YT3423 - YT 3441. Therefore there is no doubt that YT
3422 is a YT as well. This means that there were now
884 YTs and not 877 as previously
We have also been able to gather more
information about the white Y Type featured in this month's
Picture of the Month and so have updated the
text on that page too.
7 July 2004
"What is the similarity between James Bond 007, and Y owners?" Answer:
"Never say never again". It
would seem once you have the Y bug, it is difficult to put down! A few
months back we welcomed Scott Barrow as he bought both of Paul Gaynor's Y Types.
Paul said he might come back to Ys at sometime: well, clearly it is now
"sometime" so welcome back please, Paul Gaynor and a new YB to the Parade,
YB 0672 to
Ys on Parade.
4 July 2004
on Parade has an update in all three sections today!
For YTs we
are delighted to welcome Christian Le Cour with YT
3421 to Ys on Parade. For us this is four
time the excitement of normal: not only are we welcoming another Y owner,
special enough of itself, but we are adding yet another country, another new car
not previously known to the Register, and discovering a YT as well. To
Christian we say, "Beinvenue et bon chance".
For YBs, keeping page with YTs, we are delighted to welcome
Raymond Vigeant with his immaculate YB 1464 to
Ys on Parade.
And for YAs, Frank Russell has also sent in an updated photo of
Y 1336 to
Ys on Parade
with an update of progress.
New York Show of 1950 contained a stand from Nuffield Exports, including the MG
Y. Strangely though no YT, the decision to effectively cease production
having already been taken no doubt. An extract from the Nuffield Exports
brochure from the show has been added to the Brochures
1 July 2004
will be a busy month on the Events front - 4 July (Independence Day over
here) Neil Cairns is organising the MG Salooon Day at Coombe Park for the Y
Register (hope you are feeling better Neil), 10th Andrew Coulson has the Y
Register Stand again at the Ripon Old Car Show, 18th Malcolm Hardy invites Ys to
join him on the 2nd Black Pudding Run - sounds good fun too!, and from the 23rd
- 25th it will be the 54th Silverstone International Meeting. Forward
notice also, in August Andrew Coulson is also organising the Ys for Yorkshire
weekend. See the Events Page for more details on
how to join these events - looks definitely dominated by the Northern UK boys
and it will be a good month to be in the UK! Maybe if my toys can get to
me by the 31st I can take the Y on her first run in the USA!
Andrew Coulson has also written to advise me that concerning
the Ripon Old Car Show "So far we have 9
confirmed Y types for the Register Stand at Ripon on 11th July ( and that is
with Andrew & Arlene only brining one of their two!). The Ripon Old Car
Committee want a maximum of 10 cars per stand ..... or else something happens
... we're not sure what as we have never had more than 10! If we can get another
1, or 2, or 3 or ? we can go where no Y has been before! As an incentive, if we get the number over 10 Andrew offers to post on
the register 'collectibles' page a copy of the speeding ticket he picked up
(camera, Northampton) in his YT - the oldest on the UK roads!! Otherwise
itremians locked up -- as some say he should be."
So please turn up if you are entered, and please someone
add another Y to the ranks. Personally I think he should also ask the
police for a copy of the photo to be Picture of the Month too!
We also have another new Picture
of the Month for you to enjoy. Do send in your pictures, together with
a short paragraph about who, where, when and what the picture is about please.
A new supplier has also been added to the
Links Page courtesy of Michael Nicholson who has discovered a sensibly
priced source for Lucas FT57 lamps for your Y at Gregorys Autoparts. Thank
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