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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.4mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 3 August 2018).

 

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

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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

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

 

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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22 June 2008

On the 9th of June we brought you the news that Mike and Suzanne Elderfield were the new owners of YT 3148 to Ys on Parade.  Mike has now updated the photograph of the car.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 June 2008

The mid-month 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'!

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9 June 2008

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 on Parade.

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1 June 2008

Chris Blood starts us off for June with an updated picture of YB 0838 to Ys 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.

The Reprinted Article 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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