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Y Type Newsletters

 Reprinted from Safety Fast

These articles are reproduced here courtesy of the MG Car Club.  Safety Fast is the In-house magazine of the MG Car Club, and every six months, the MG Car Club Y Type Register has a large spread feature allowing the publication of longer articles.  Some of these may appear elsewhere in this website too.  This page was made possible by the kind loan of many of the back numbers of Safety Fast by Robert Otero, Olympia, Washington, USA from his full set of Safety Fast from the first issue ever.

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Saftey Fast June 2017

June 2017

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Features:

  • Drive it day event

  • First Y (Y 6807) found and restored

  • Discovered Y Types

  • Y Type Spring Weekend

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Saftey Fast June 2016

June 2016

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Features:

  • Whatever happened to YB KCJ 481

  • And a YB that has been rebuilt?

  • More YTs returning home?

  • Success at MG Era Day, Brooklands. April 10 2016

  • Y Type 70th Anniversay in 2017

  • Obituary Alan Chick 1928 - 2016

Saftey Fast December 2016

December 2016

948kb

Features:

  • MG Y Type Round Britain Rally

  • Improving an Aftermarket Crank Seal Kit

  • YA Saloon XMY 55

  • Jack Murray Obituary

  • Alan Chick Obituary

  • Events to celebrate the MG Y Type's 70th Birthday 2017

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Saftey Fast June 2015

June 2015

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Features:

  • Telescopic dampers on a Y Type

  • Fitting disc brakes on a Y Type

  • Ys Alive

  • Robert Taylor's YA

  • One of Neil Coombes' YTs

Saftey Fast December 2015

December 2015

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Features:

  • Reflections on 2015/Looking ahead to 2016

  • A simple carburettor bowl repair

  • Y Types Out and About

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Saftey Fast June 2014

June 2014

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Features:

  • Little Gem Update

  • Members' Cars

Saftey Fast December 2014

December 2014

1.2mb

Features:

  • Origins of the MG Car Club Y Type Register

  • Jerry Birkbeck's YT

  • 2015 Spring Run details

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Saftey Fast June 2013

June 2013

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Features:

  • Homecoming

Saftey Fast December 2013

December 2013

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Features:

  • Members' Cars

  • Y Register Events

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Saftey Fast June 2012

June 2012

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Features:

  • 65 Years of the Y Type

  • Events

  • Electronic Ignition

  • President Dennis Doubtfire stands down

  • End of an Era

Saftey Fast December 2012

December 2012

1.9mb

Features:

  • 3rd Y Trip to Brittany

  • Update on the Sidney Perelman Trip

  • Spring Weekend May 2013

Saftey Fast February 2012

February 2012

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Features:

  • Out of my comfort zone

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Saftey Fast June 2011

June 2011

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Features:

  • Richard Dicks on his MG YB

  • The MG Enthusiasts' Bulletin Board

  • The Spring Run

Saftey Fast December 2011

December 2011

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Features:

  • Dennis Doubtfire profile

  • The Spring Run 2012

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June 2010

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Features:

  • The DNA of a 'MG Y Type'

December 2010

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Features:

  • The British Racing Green 'Streamlined Gem'

April 2010

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Features:

  • Importing an MG YT into the UK

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Saftey Fast June 2009

June 2009

1.84mb

Features:

  • Restoring MG YB 438 LRM - part 1 of 2

Saftey Fast December 2009

December 2009

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Features:

  • Restoring MG YB 438 LRM - part 2 of 2

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Saftey Fast June 2008

June 2008

937kb

Features:

  • A Taboo Subject by Neil Cairns

  • Tuning for the car's era

  • Legal modifications

  • Desirable modifications

  • Serious modifications

  • A second look

  • The side effects

Saftey Fast December 2008

December 2008

700kb

Features:

  • Owning a Y Type

  • Back in 1947 ...

  • The Y in 2008

Saftey Fast March 2008

March 2008

899kb

Features:

  • Everyday Y by Ian Hopkins

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Saftey Fast August 2007

August 2007

1.04mb

Features:

  • So you want to buy an MG Y Type?

Saftey Fast December 2007

December 2007

2.08mb

Features:

  • The MG 'One and a Quarter Litre' Y Series 60th Birthday by Neil Cairns

Saftey Fast June 2007

June 2007

1.84mb

Features:

  • History of the Y Register by

    Dennis Doubtfire, David Hague and Jack Murray

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Saftey Fast June 2006

June 2006

763kb

Features:

  • With Ys in Japan and Australia

  • How to save your block!

Saftey Fast December 2006

December 2006

461kb

Features:

  • A brief account of getting to and from the Ardennes by Y

  • Skye's the limit!

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Saftey Fast June 2005

June 2005

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Features:

  • From Alf Luckman, Australian Representative - Y Register

Saftey Fast December 2005

December 2005

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Features:

  • Off with its head!

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Saftey Fast June 2004

June 2004

540kb

Features:

  • Sydney Aussies 'Y's up

  • John Edwards

  • Registrar's report to the AGM

Saftey Fast December 2004

December 2004

480kb

Features:

  • 'Y' Register 2004 Yorkshire Weekend

  • Graham Bushnell's Y Type saloon

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Saftey Fast June 2003

June 2003

330kb

Features:

  • Nineteen go to Brittany

  • News from Dennis Doubtfire

  • Cruising

Saftey Fast December 2003

December 2003

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Features:

  • To go with the flow, or improve it?

  • Y Type Register website

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Saftey Fast June 2002

June 2002

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Features:

  • The New MG Y Type Website

  • Jim Mackannes 1925 - 2001

  • Estate Car-Shooting Brake 'Y' Type?

  • The Resurrection of 1948 MG 'YA' Y 2313 "AGL 730"

  • Radiator Overflow Tank

  • Devils Numberplate

Saftey Fast December 2002

December 2002

329kb

Features:

  • Running costs

  • That sinking feeling

  • MG YB 5 speed conversion

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Saftey Fast June 2001

June 2001

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Features:

  • The Nuffield Gearbox in a 'Y'

  • YA KSC 171 Where are you now?

  • Successor to a 'Y' Type?

  • ICUR2Y'S 4 ME

  • Close Relations to a 'Y'

Saftey Fast December 2001

December 2001

985kb

Features:

  • Speedometer Clock Repair

  • MG 2001 in Minnesota

  • 2001 Why to Exe

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Saftey Fast June 2000

June 2000

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Features:

  • The Missing Power Mystery

  • The Australian Take Away Grille

  • The Italian Job - Influences on M.G.

  • Morris X-series Engine Water Pump

  • South African Special

Saftey Fast December 2000

December 2000

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Features:

  • 'Y's on the internet

  • The Foukes-Halbard Nostalgia Museum

  • "Ys" on film

  • MG 10 HP Series Saloon, 4 Door - Drawing Number B741 dated 22.04.39

  • MOTing a "Y" Type

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Saftey Fast June 1999

June 1999

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Features:

  • Keith & Jerry

  • Another Y Makes it to Monte

  • Make Your Own Y-Type Grab Straps

  • Carburettor Needles and Modern Petrol

  • The Y's Special Day

Saftey Fast December 1999

December 1999

1.2mb

Features:

  • Chairman's Chatter

  • Len Shaw

  • Y Type Carburettor Needles

  • The Finishing Touch

  • A Day Out in the Country - or soemthing like that.  The Y Register 1999 Spring Rally

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Saftey Fast June 1998

June 1998

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Features:

  • A day out in the Cotswolds

  • 1950 MG Y Tourer - EXU 3030 -XPAG 20438 - Body 45022/342

  • Going Unleaded

Saftey Fast December 1998

December 1998

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Features:

  • Overnight Stage

  • The Enigma Run

  • The Angel's Share

  • Surfing the Web for a YT and then another

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Saftey Fast June 1997

June 1997

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Features:

  • Chairman's Chatter

  • Picnic at Pinware - the first Y-Types in Labrador

  • A Gem of an Idea

  • Veneering or "Ironing away with a smoothing dash!"

  • Birth of the "Y" Run - March 16 1997

Saftey Fast December 1998

December 1997

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Features:

  • Y-Type 50th Anniversary - Tour of Luxembourg - 1997

  • Nicole Dick relives a childhood experience

  • Alan Chick relates to Dennis Doubtfire the saga of a punctured carburettor float

  • Bert and Mia Keuren's thoughts

  • more ...

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Safety Fast August 1996

August 1996

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Features:

  • How Do They Do That?

  • Extracts on Camshafts and Things

  • 1949 M.G. 'Y' Tourer

Saftey Fast December 1996

December 1996

849kb

Features:

  • Chairman's Chatter

  • Touring Down Memory Lane

  • How do they do that? Part 2, Pumps

  • Going Leadfree

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Safety FastAugust 1995

August 1995

1.5mb

Features:

  • Y Switch - Y Not

  • Down Under with a YT Special

  • M.G. YB Versus Riley RMA

Saftey Fast December 1995

December 1995

910kb

Features:

  • Y -Type Pick-Up

  • Memory Corner

  • Relays

  • Wiring Hints

Saftey Fast January 1995

January 1995

1.4mb

Features:

  • Good Spark - Wrong Time?

  • The 'Light' Restoration

  • Increased Visibility

  • How the Cooling System Works

  • Thank God It's Finished!

  • A Y's Buy

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Safety Fast January 1994

January 1994

2.4mb

Features:

  • Pedestrians Beware!

  • Y Bother with Maintenance?

  • Is There A Bucket In Your Boot?

  • The 'Y' Type Tour of the Dales

Safety Fast September 1994

September 1994

2.6mb

Features: (apart from Len Shaw on the front cover)

  • Heat Shield

  • Heat Shield Supplement

  • Don't Just Sit There - Navigate!

  • Revive That Leather

  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

  • Supercharging of Standard Production Engines

  • Christmas Card

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Safety Fast February 1993

February 1993

1.5mb

Features:

  • Chairman's Chatter

  • Useful Tips

  • In the Pursuit of Power

Safety Fast September 1993

September 1993

1.1mb

Features:

  • The Works Y's In Competition

  • Fitting Flashers

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Safety Fast November 1992

November 1992

821kb

Features:

  • Maharani - the story of an Indian Princess

  • Colour Codes

The MG Car Club Y Type Register was formed in 1991, having previously been a part of the T Type Register.