MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (120kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Complete your workplace, be the envy of all your colleagues,
with this practical printable
2003 Wall Calendar (even features a topless
MG Engine History
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
16 December 2002
welcome Malcolm Hogg and YB 1160 to Ys on Parade as
the 120th car on Parade - please keep them coming, we are not taking a break
really and will continue to update any cars that you send in!
15 December 2002
late breaking news - just to give you something else to do over the Christmas
break, there is a new link to an article on the 1997 Y Type Tour of Luxembourg
on the Links Page, under Other Websites and Personal
Homepages. Well worth a read!
14 December 2002
last in the current series of brochures is uploaded
for your enjoyment today. If you know of an edition we have not covered, please
webmaster, if possible with a scan of the front cover.
Mellor has sent in an update on the restoration of
YT 3477 which can be found on
the Interesting Ys page.
Pelham has informs us that since
the YT Factory List was launched (1st December
2002) he "has received the following information: 4 new cars confirmed as survivors (Australia 2 cars, Ireland 1 car and
Japan 1 car), 11 other cars
on the original list as probable survivors have now been confirmed as survivors. 1 Car
has been confirmed as having been scrapped. Total Live YTs now number 108,
or over 12% of original production."
Neumann has sent in a short explanation of the Norwegian Y Type website (See
Links page for a link to this interesting site) as
follows: "the page is connected to the
Norwegian MG Club. In the first place it should give a
short history of the Y type. The next is about Y types
in Norway. The club knows only of one car (which is shown), a 1951 YA sold new in Norway. The car was bought by the family of the MG importer
in the town of Bergen. It was driven until 1955 where
it was involved in a crash. In 1998 the car was bought
by Asbjørn Kirkevold from Sauda (don't ask where this
is in Norway) and is under restoration at the moment.
For your information only 3 cars have been imported to Norway, two in 1947 and the known car in 1951. I will try to get in contact with Asbjørn, so
he can send you some more information's."
Many thanks for this Frank, we look forward to welcoming the Scandinavian Ys as
soon as possible to Ys on Parade. It is always exciting to see new ones,
and a delight to welcome new countries.
McHardy Young has resigned as Secretary and the committee would like to thank
him for all his help and assistance in recent years. His place has been
taken, pro-tem until the AGM on 8 March 2003, by John Edwards.
there is plenty there to keep you going over the festive season and as
may probably be the last update before Christmas and the
New Year, your committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you for
your support and enjoyment of your Y Type, and the website, and wishes you a MerrY Christmas and a HappY New Year.
Although we may be taking a break - don't stop sending stuff in for January
8 December 2002
update includes two new Technical query on the Technical
Advice page - this time concerning YA brakes and rewiring a Y Type. Also, please welcome our
second car from Japan to Ys on Parade, Shuji Umekawa
and YT 4271.
5 December 2002
have a new "Oldest Y" on Ys on
Parade with the posting of Dennis Sears and Y 0303, welcome to Dennis.
Assuming that at least Y 0251 (and possibly Y 0252) were prototypes, this would
make Dennis's car the 51st or 52nd car off the line! Also, please welcome the "other" member from
the Stock stable Y 0485 - another early Y too, and Paul Morrissey with
Interestingly Paul's YT is the first (and so far only one of two known) surviving YT EXL cars
- unless you know different ~ in which case we look forward to welcoming you to
Ys on Parade too!
Norwegian website on MG Y Types has been found and has been added to
the Links page - well worth a surf, even if you (like us) cannot
understand it all. If the author is reading this, (or someone who knows
how to contact them) please contact the webmaster as we do not yet have a
Norwegian Y Type on the Ys on Parade and we'd like to have you.
finally, we now have a picture on the Regalia page of
the Rear Ashtrays (reproductions) for the back of the front seats. A minor
change to the book list too - the MG Shires Book is now £2.25.
1 December 2002
to December, and also at the start of the month, please welcome new owners and
cars to each of YAs, YTs, and YBs on Parade including our first car from Eire.
Please welcome Jean Marie Gillen's second Y - Y 1642,
with YT 3336 (a close relative of YT 3338!) and Steve Stephenson with
from Ireland to
Parade bringing the total now up to 115!
Also, new this month, in the side bar to this page, is
a PDF file from David Pelham (our resident YT expert) which David
Whilst the records of the Y Types were destroyed almost forty years ago a small
group of dedicated people have been worked hard to recreate as much of the
information as possible. I have, for a number of months, been consolidating the
YT records and conducting additional research both with existing owners and
previous owners. As a result we are pleased to release on this website the MG
YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated. Although far from
complete, it is hoped that owners will review the list and provide additional
information that will be incorporated into subsequent revisions and updates.
One of the items being recorded on the list is the current whereabouts (State &
Country only) of surviving cars. This will be of tremendous help to any new
owner wishing to make contact with another (local) YT Owner. As a result of the
Data Protection Act in the UK and those persons who ‘Trawl’ the worldwide web
looking for Email addresses (for SPAM purposes) we are unable provide contact
details on-line. However, should any YT owner want to contact another, I will be
pleased to provide contact details direct to the parties involved.
project, already started, is to repeat the exercise with the Saloons!
David Pelham Public Relations and YT Specialist
is also another Technical query on the Technical Page
for you too.
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