Let there be Ys Screensaver
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
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
MG Icon and
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
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
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
22 June 2008
On the 9th of June we
brought you the news that Mike and Suzanne Elderfield were the new owners of
3148 to Ys
on Parade. Mike has now updated the photograph of the car.
21 June 2008
Peter Vielvoye has sent in a new
Hint and Tip on Indicator / turn signals for the front of your Y. Thank you Peter.
18 June 2008
Sheila Hope sent in a
photograph of the rear of the Ys at Silverstone ... from the other end of the
line and this has been added to our
Silverstone 2008 report page. Thank you Sheila.
16 June 2008
Two new books that include the MG YT have been added to the
Book Review page. These are 'Don't tread on me' by Prudence Crowther and 'Don't mention the Marx Brothers' by Eric Lister. They both have references to, and photographs owned, the MG YT of Sidney J Perelman. Having checked with Sid Beer's family though however, Pereleman's notes of the Paris-Peking run re-creation that were supposed to have been published later in the Sunday Times, were stolen in India and consequently never published - otherwise we would have tried to get hold of them!
Also, Andrew Coulson,
cylinder head still hot from his return journey from Silverstone 2008 has filed
a report and some pictures.
15 June 2008
Reprinted Article begins a run of three articles from the US Publication 'MG Magazine' from the Winter of 1982/3. It is written by Dick Knudson and is titled 'MG Saloons ... with particular reference to the Y Type'!
Today please welcome
Ellen Wilson as the new owner of Y 1126, and
Mike and Suzanne Elderfield as the new owners of YT
3148 to Ys
Chris Blood starts us
off for June with an updated picture of YB 0838 to
on Parade. Chris has rebuilt the car and it is now ready to go back on the
road for the first time in 30+ years. Well done Chris, and shame you
missed this year's UK Spring Run, but there will be one in 2009 I am assured for
you to go on - watch this space for news folks.
for the start of June, is a Norwegian Adventure from the pen of 'Longships', and is dated December 1955. Reading through the article it is just another of the fantastic routes written up by 'Longships' that is just begging for a re-run! The
Picture of the Month again comes from
Australia, and this time is from Terry and Cheryl Ciantar and is one of his favourite pictures of his Y. Great Picture Terry, thanks!
Finally, now that
Spring is upon the Northern Hemisphere, a word of caution. Like many, you may
have been working on your Y over the the last few months, before you drive off,
make sure everything is secured - especially the Spare Wheel Compartment lid,
mine was not, but I was lucky and it sustained very minor paint damage. It
could have been a lot worse as it fell out when I was on the highway and it
could easily have been squashed!
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