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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

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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20 March 2004

Just so you don't get bored - here is a cute little new toy for you - a puzzle!  An easy one to get you going - more diverse ones to come!

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19 March 2004

Following a trawl of the net, 3 new sites listed on the Links page for the MG YT.

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14 March 2004

Well yesterday was the AGM, and for logistical reasons I was unable to attend (something to do with 5,000 miles or thereabouts), and no one has emailed me to say I have not been voted back on as the Webmaster, so until then ...!  Anyway, here is the mid-month update.  This month's Reprinted Article slips back in time again to 1948 and has a somewhat purely coincidental, if not ironic twist to it, in that it is on "Specialized M.G. for the US" - no fix, it just fell that way as I only got the article in February 2004!  Still, enjoY!

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13 March 2004

Today, please welcome Mark Sellick and YB 1423 toYs on Parade.  We currently have 219 cars from all over the world - who would have thought that when we have been going not even for two years!!  It is always very rewarding to see new cars coming forward all the time, so thank you Mark, and enjoY Your Y!

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7 March 2004

As I alluded to earlier, I had some super gifts from my colleagues when I left the UK to come to the US.  One was a lovely poem framed with Jack Murray's artwork.  The poem, the artwork, and above all the sentiment were lovely and I would like to share this with you. If you are interested, click here.

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4 March 2004

In all the stuff we had for the 1st of the month I forgot to upload the new Picture of the Month - very sorry, let's blame jet lag!!  Better service maybe next month - we hope!

Also, a warm welcome please for  Jim Maffett and Y 1167 to Ys on Parade.

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1 March 2004

Welcome to March!  I know that there has been a long break since the last update on 19th February, but by the time you read this, I will have relocated to Washington, USA.  Your committee were extremely kind and generous in providing some wonderful gifts for my wife and me, which we will cherish and enjoy for many years.

With the first new entries for March, please welcome Dave Beesley with Y 3443 and Neil Birch withY 4155 to Ys on Parade.

The UK Events calendar is also filling up with two events for the North of the country this year.  An update on details for the 2nd Black Pudding Run (co-ordinator Malcolm Hardy) and also the Ys for Yorkshire Weekend (co-ordinator Andrew Coulson).  This calendar is open to all other countries and is not restricted to the UK, however, it is not a general calendar for "all" MG Events.  If you are organising something and want to encourage Y owners particularly, send an email to the webmaster.

In order to fill up any spare time I might have had, I have bought David Pelham's YT 4267, which will require a total rebuild.  During this car's life it will have crossed the Atlantic 3 times as it is one of the 114 originally exported to America, before David bought it back to the UK, now its on its way back again!  I have also updated the entries for Y 4099 and Y 5270, and Ys on Parade country analysis.

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