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MG Y Type Screensaver

 (2.7 MB).

Picture Puzzle No 2

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 17 October 2004).

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns

A picture puzzle for you!

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.

Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
 Trivia Quiz 1.

Trivia Quiz 2
 - how well do you know your Y Type?

MG Engine History (330kb)
A PDF file by Neil Cairns.

MG Y Ledgers
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

The MG Y Type Tool Kit by Jeremy Havard

25 November 2004
Terry O'Brien from Canada has kindly sent me copies of his original Lucas wiring diagrams for YT/EXU cars using both the RF.91 and RF.95 Control Boxes.  These can now be downloaded from our Technical Data page.

Two dates for your diary have also been published on the Events page - the AGM and the 2005 Spring Run.  Mark up your diary now!


24 November 2004
Today, please welcome Rob and Denny Dunsterville with YT 3148 to Ys on Parade.


20 November 2004
Remo Peter wrote to me recently to tell me of some finds he had made.  Extracts of this I have appended below:
"At an autojumble this summer I came across a special issue of "Science et Vie", a French magazine still published these days , probably issued for the 1947 Paris motor show. Inside there are articles not only about new models, but also on the latest developments in car and motorcycle technology. Very interesting reading indeed. And the Y-type is featured, too! I had never seen the picture before, looks like a photograph so heavily retouched as to resemble a drawing.  The text accompanying the picture is 'M.G. – CONDUITE INTERIEURE 4 PLACES, 4 PORTES, 6 GLACES, 4 CYLINDRES, 1,25 LITRE' or 'M.G. – Saloon, 4 seats, 4 doors, 6 lights, 4 cylinders, 1.25 litres'.  The expression “conduite intérieure” actually means having no partition between driver and rear passengers.  Some pages later there is more information on the then new MGs: ' M.G., après la remise en état de l’usine d’Abingdon, a repris, dès 1946, la fabrication du modèle « Midget », bien connu, dit « TC » 1250 cm2. En 1947, la firme vient de présenter, en plus de cette petite voiture sport 2 places, la nouvelle 1.25 litre qui, munie d’un moteur identique, est une voiture économique à 4 places et à performance élevée.' Broadly translated is 'M.G., after refurbishing their Abingdon factory, in 1946 have again taken up production of the “Midget” model, well known as “TC” 1250 cc. In 1947 the company has just presented, in addition to this little sporty 2-seater, the new 1.25 litre, which, fitted with an identical engine, is an economical car offering 4 seats and high performance.'

The picture is typically of its time, as Remo says, heavily accented, but it is an interesting contemporary piece dating from 1947.  Thank you Remo for your contribution.


17 November 2004
Please welcome Bill Moses and YT 1923 to Ys on Parade.  Bill's car is the oldest YT on the Parade too, and is the earliest known surviving YT.  Although he clearly has his work cut out, Bill is very enthusiastic - GO BILL, GO!  Contrary to all expectations, we have 251 Ys on Parade!  251, as you will know is the original telephone number of the MG Car Company Assembly plant at Abingdon, and was also the first chassis number of both the Y and YB.  This is surely the most amazing collection of Ys in the world and represents over 3% of the original production.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, and to those of you who still are waiting - please send them in to us: the site visitors, at over 48 a day since we started, clearly show that we cannot get enough!

Also Scott Barrow has sent in a new photograph of Y 5174.


15 November 2004
Today, please welcome James Carstairs with Y 4988 to Ys on Parade.  James is entry number 250 on our gallery which means that we now have 3.00% of all the original production of Ys on the site!  This is an amazing achievement and 5 times our original expectation for these pages!  With 121YAs on the page we may have to consider further subdividing by year of production to keep download speeds up!  This is very exciting and wonderful that so many of you are sharing your Ys with others - maximum enjoyment. If you have not already done so, please send in your entries by clicking on the little modem on any of the Ys on Parade pages, completing the form, attaching a picture and clicking SEND.

This month's Reprinted Article is from MG Enthusiast February 1985 and is another interesting Buyers Guide.


13 November 2004
Please welcome Joan and Lindsey Gates with YB 0976 to Ys on Parade.  Their car featured earlier on our Interesting Ys page when UK TV personality Charlie Dimmock attended the opening of the Wellow Fete earlier in 2004.

Also, please welcome Ken and Charlotte Blambe and YT 4454 to Ys on Parade.

Paul Gresser has also sent me his photograph and the Contact Us page is now updated.


10 November 2004
Please welcome Phil Stafford and Y 3930 to Ys on Parade.  Those of you with a good memory will recall that Phil already has a Y Special on Ys on Parade, YT 4608 more details of which he is in the process of compiling to update his entry in Interesting Ys which he will do shortly!  This is a Monster Y!  Prepare to be shocked!


4 November 2004
Please welcome two new members to the MG Car Club Y Type Register Committee - Ted Gardner, and Paul Gresser.  I have updated the Contact Us page with a picture from Ted, and Paul, I am sure, will be sending us one in.  Currently they are both without portfolio, but we'll find something special for them to do!

Please also welcome Mark Weissman as the new owner of YT 3285 to Ys on Parade.  The car has moved from Vancouver, BC Canada to Connecticut USA.


2 November 2004
Henry and Sue Matejka have sent in a report on their trip on Motor Ioway 2004, and despite the problems are still keen to have another crack next year.  Those of you who looked at Philip's report yesterday will do well to have another look as his friends sent him some lovely photographs of his car in the Langdales!

William Hiland is appealing for any history of his Y 4629.  If you have any information, please contact him here.


1 November 2004
Please welcome Manfred Noll, and YB 1076 to Ys on Parade.

Karl Heinz Borches (YT 2778) had kindly lent Manfred's daughter, Andrea, his YT for her wedding car and this month's Picture of the Month shows her, and her husband in the YT.  Interesting to note, Andrea is in the driver's seat!  Maybe they too will get a Y Type?  Karl also kindly sent in a picture of them, and his YT for the Ys at Weddings page too.

Also, to begin November, Philip Waltham has sent in a report on his trip from Norfolk to the English Lake District and back from earlier in the year.  Thank you Philip, and if any one has a similar story, please send it in - pictures of the car are welcome too if you have any from the trip!


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