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
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(337kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 31
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
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT 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.
25 December 2011
Your Christmas present of a 2012 Calendar is now available to download from the
navigation list to the left on this page. We hope you enjoy this year's selection of cars from Ys on Parade. Happy Christmas and thank you
all for your contributions to the site over the last twelve months.
23 December 2011
Two new pages have been added to the
Parts Cross Reference pages today -
Engine Internals 2 and the
Snippet has also been added!
22 December 2011
Snippets have been added!
The registration booking form for the UK MG Car Club Y Type Register Spring Run can
now be downloaded from the Events page too. Early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.
16 December 2011
Today, please welcome John Tudgay and
Y 1721 to Ys on Parade.
14 December 2011
Thank you to Michael Long who has obtained permission for us to add the excellent
PDF file written by Bob Harris of the
Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group on UK Car
Registration and Licence Plates from 1903 to 2003. This is
now available in the side menu of Downloadables on this and subsequent News pages.
Reprinted Article has also been added from the recent MG Enthusiast magazine,
November 2011. Entitled, "Three Times a Winner" the article is a great review of Marc Hanson's racing YB.
Congratulations too to Mike Stearn on completing his restoration of
Y 2924 and
he has also updated his entry in
Ys on Parade.
12 December 2011
information flyer is now available on the MG Car Club Spring Weekend.
This has also been added to the Events page. This year's event will be in the Forest of Dean area.
10 December 2011
Well, now it is David's turn to take a break, and thank you David for keeping the
site going during my first break since April 2002. I think he did a great job - don't you?
Michael Long has asked for help in trying to trace his old MG YB, licence plate
UMG 780. Please see the "Where is my Y now?" page.
received an email earlier today from
a former Y Type owner in Australia. I quote from his message:
I saw the movie ' The Iron Lady ' - fantastic with Meryl Streep. Mrs Thatcher
was driving a green Y registration UMG - in concourse condition. Thought someone might
We most certainly are and
remember you heard it here first! I note that the film does not go on general
release in the UK until 6th January 2012 so in the UK we will have to wait
another month before we can identify the car. If anybody knows whose car Meryl
or 'Margaret' are driving please advise the
Webmaster. I am certain that Paul will
organise its inclusion in film clips at a later date.
4 December 2011
There is no 'let up' in the demands of a deputy Webmaster. I knew that Paul
spends a significant amount of time on both the website and answering queries
but I had no idea exactly how much until his Webmaster emails were redirected to
Today we have another 'New Find' to the IMGYR Register from Fred Zampa who lives
in Georgia in the USA. Fred's car Y1714 is
clearly a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' as can be seen from the addition to
Ys on Parade.
Ivo Arnus the owner of the very last YB off the production line in 1953,
provided the wedding car for a happy couple in Germany earlier this year. The
photograph can be seen at Ys at Weddings. My
thanks go to both Fred and Ivo for providing the updates.
Following on from yesterday's update a number of people have asked what
'Cadence Braking' is as detailed by Bryan Mellem, in this month's
Picture of the Month. Bryan has kindly
provided an explanation:
braking is something of a fine art. It is possible to get the car to rock
back and forwards in its natural spring period so that as the car pitched
forward so increasing the front tyre loading maximum braking could be achieved,
with practice this could be precipitated in an
instant. It's like double de-clutching
there was far greater skill to driving then, especially before the grip of modern
tyres, and ABS.'
Well Paul is still away, hopefully he will back and take over
the reins again next week. If this all works it will be
nothing short of a miracle!
We have to thank Bryan Mellem for the
Picture of the Month , it is seasonal (at least for the UK) and shows a picture taken outside his
parents home in Surrey in the very harsh winter of 1963. The
Reprinted Article this month
comes from the October 1948 edition of Autocar. It wasn't the one planned by
Paul but I raided his library (amazing that it is nearly 5,000 miles from here)
and found an article about the YT launch!
Tony Slattery has taken delivery of his latest 'Gem' a
totally rust free Y that has been hidden away for many years; it was last on the
road in the 1960s! Tony had a surprise when it arrived as although the car was the same
one that he had purchased unseen, it was found to be
Y3530 rather than Y2682 as previously thought.
on Parade has been updated with his latest acquisition.
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