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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

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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25 November 2014

John Sanderson has updated the picture of his Y 5729 and the text too in Ys on Parade.

Additionally, John has also sent in a picture for Ys at Weddings too!

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20 November 2014

More information concerning J S Inskip and his 'modified' MGs has come to light courtesy of Phil Brooks and this has been added to the Inskip TD page in Interesting Ys.

Remember, all our thumbnail photographs can be enlarged by double clicking on them once the page has fully downloaded. On some pages with many photographs this may take a little while depending on your connection speed to the internet. Please be patient on these pages.

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18 November 2014

Tony Slattery has updated his entry on Higher ratio rear differentials on the Hints and Tips page with a table of ratios and possible alternate differentials that may, with a certain amount of engineering, be fitted to a Y or Y/T.

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16 November 2014

The mid month Reprinted Article has been added. The article is titled "The Y-Type 1 1/4 Litre Saloon" by Malcolm Green and it was published in the magazine "Enjoying MG" from March 2013. Enjoy!

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5 November 2014

Today please welcome Simon Gwynn with Y 6488 to Ys on Parade. Simon has also sent in a photo of his unique dash board made for the first owner by University Motors. This has been added to the Interesting Ys page.

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2 November 2014

Today please welcome Jos Rijsemus with Y 4862 to Ys on Parade.

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1 November 2014

Mick Bath has sent in a new Collectible. Although the advert is from 1937, it is for the FT 57 which of course was fitted to Ys until superseded by the SFT 575.

This month's Picture of the Month comes from Tony Slattery.

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