Click here to download
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(337kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 1
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
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.
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.
It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you all of the sudden loss of one of the founding members of the International MG Y Type Register and my inestimable colleague, David Pelham. David was an inspiration to many Y owners and we are all
devastated here as you can imagine. Only Thursday of this week, I was on one of my many regular calls to David and he was so looking forward to the Sommertreff meeting in July. I have lost my best friend.
Our thoughts, and prayers and condolences go out to his wife Shirley, and daughters Carole and Kirsty.
A thread has been started on the
Bulletin Board where
you are welcome to leave your memories of one of the truly great men who have
contributed to our cars and stopped at nothing to help owners and prospective
6 July 2013
David's family have
asked me to post details about his funeral arrangements. These are attached
below. Meanwhile, please continue to leave your tributes to David on the thread on the
Bulletin Board. If you have problems posting your comments, please
email them to me and I will get them posted for you.
David Pelhamís Funeral
Davidís funeral will take
place at 1:30pm (13.30) on Monday 15th July at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe
Road, Pound Hill, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 3NQ. If you can, please come in your MG
or other classic cars.
Family flowers only
please. If you wish to make a donation these can be passed to the Funeral
Directors. The charities that have been chosen by the family are Cancer Research
and The British Heart Foundation.
After the funeral you are
invited to join us at The Ballroom of The Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead to
celebrate and share your memories of David. Please send us an email if you are
able to join us.
If you are coming from
out of the area the The Felbridge Hotel can offer a special rate if you mention
that you are attending. There is also a Premier Inn that is a few minutes walk
away from the hotel.
We have provided the
various contact details below.
We look forward to
hearing from you,
The Funeral Directors are Ballard & Shortall, Homelea, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2HA. Telephone: +44 (0)1342 323092
The Felbridge Hotel: RH19 2BH, +44 (0)1342 337700
Premier Inn: RH19 2QR, +44 (0)871 527 8348
1 July 2013
This is probably the
hardest month's news page I have ever had to put together and I make no
apologies for the personal nature of my opening note, nor for this month's
Picture of the Month.
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