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
One page per month version
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 on how to buy and what to look for.
MG Y Type 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.
is with the deepest regret that I post the following sad news.
Alf Luckman, a long
standing member of the MG Car Club Australia and a stalwart supporter of this site since its first, passed away on Friday May 21 in Woden
Hospital, Australia Capital Territory. Alf one of our first international representatives and did an unstinting amount of work to promote
the MG Y Type, both in Australia and worldwide. Anyone who came into contact with Alf was immediately captivated by his humour and love of
life, family and Y Types. He was a vigorous contributor to the website providing content and research, as well as hints and tips and
contributions to the Bulletin Board. I rarely express my personal feelings on this website, but I (along with many others) have lost
a great personal friend and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers please for his family as he leaved behind his lovely long
supporting wife, Dot, their daughter Janine, son Graham, and his grandchildren.
Funeral details as
Thursday 27th May at
12 noon, Norwood Park Crematorium, Mitchell. Australia Capital Territory.
Dot and family has
asked for some MGs to be present. If you are local, please attend with your Y Type - he was a great man. Thank you.
For Y-Type rallying
aficionados a new Snippet has been added with a YT in
a night trial.
Reprinted Article has been released today covering the MG YB entry at the
November 1952 Earles Court Motor Show in London, UK.
Ivo Arnus sent in another great photo of his car - an amazing piece of MG Abingdon
history that he uncovered during his restoration of
YB 1550 - the last full bodied MG Y ... EVER.
A new vendor has been
added to the Y-Type Shopping Mall - for LED rear D
light conversion and a
Collectible card has been added too.
recently imported his MG YT from the USA back into the UK and he wrote up his
experience in Safety Fast. This article has now been added to the
Y Type Newsletter page.
Roy Dockery has updated the photo of
YB 1381 on Ys on Parade.
I have also received
notification of a new supplier who will supply remanufactured rear seat ashtrays
(these have been unavailable now for over 6 years!), Trafficator Switch return
torsion springs, and gear lever anti-rattle springs made to Series-Y
specifications not T-Type (which are completely different). Watch the
Y Type Shopping Mall page for more details!
Tony Slattery has
also advised of a new Event for Australian
A modified version to
Roy Clapham's sump tank drip tray was suggested by Mike Long. Roy has
drawn up the modifications and these have been added to his original suggestion
on the Hints and Tips page.
A summary of entries
from Dorothy Hermann's book "S J Pereleman - a life" (ISBN 0-671-65460-8)
concerning Sid and his MG has been added to the entry for Sid's car on
John Sanderson (Y
5729) posted a video of his engine on YouTube. This is now also available
from the Cars on Film and other media page in avi format.
Also a new lubrication chart has been added to the
Collectibles from Norbert Lange.
Today please welcome Iain Brown with
YB 1500 to Ys on Parade.
You have got to
believe me on this - this is all a coincidence that this has all come together
today - it was not planned that way for sure!
Christian Lecour continues the international YT run of
Picture of the Month with a great shot of his
Please also welcome
Ivo Arnus, with YB 1550 - the last full
bodied MG YB ever - to Ys on Parade.
It is a total
coincidence that both the Picture of the Month
and Ivo Arnus' purchase of YB 1550 both happened the same day - 20 December 2007!
Also, purely by
Reprinted Article, MG Enthusiast Magazine
and although it was the November 2008 edition (not December 2007) it is on YB
1551. the last MG YB chassis car that was made into a racing special by Dick
Is that amazing or
For those of you who
are awaiting the release of YZ Publications books on CD, apparently they are a
step closer to being able to take credit cards so not long now!
Archive of previous
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hyperlinks below to see
complete archive pages of the news from a previous