those of you who checked out the Interesting Ys
page for more details on Phil Stafford's car, the link is now active to his
page, and is well worth a look. Also, we have discontinued our link to the
third party guestbook and are now running our own in house one from the Welcome
page. It is a bit "primitive" but will do for now as I am no geeky
welcome Phil Stafford and YT 4608 to Ys on Parade.
Phil is rebuilding his Y chassis into an interesting racer with a special body.
See Interesting Ys for more details.
welcome three new owners and their cars to Ys on Parade:
today we have Colin Prime with Y 7009, Ian Theobald
with YT 3471 and Charles Arnott with
YT 4170. We have another potential
"string of 4" cars if we can find the owner of Y 7010 as we now have Y 7009,
7011 and 7012 (all of whom live within a few miles of each other now)!
Thank you gentlemen, and welcome. Also, a change of ownership, please
welcome Frank Chandler as the new owner of YT 4118.
book featuring the Y Type has been added to the Book
Review page, along with a rare booklet which is also shown on the
Cairns has sent in details of the UK MG Saloon Day at
Coombe Park near Coventry. Details are available from our
Events Page. Ken Jones has also informed us of a
run he is organising for the 22 June 2003 from Bridgewater, Somerset to Dunster
Are you organising an Event at which you'd like to encourage
Y owners to come? If so, please
the webmaster with details. We'd like to hear from countries other than
just the UK!
are pleased to provide an update to the YT factory records (see link). Since the first list was released on the 1st December 2002 we have been
able to confirm a further 24 YTs as survivors; this
now takes our total to 117 cars, representing over 13%
of original production. In addition we have obtained
additional information on many other cars. A further 46 cars are thought to be probable survivors but have yet to be traced. If all have survived this would represent almost 20% of original production. Please
keep up the good work and notify us of
additions/amendments to the list.
you have not previously submitted your Y to Ys On Parade - it has just got
easier for you! We have added a form to the website - all you have to do
to submit your Y is simply click on the link in the title bar for any of the Ys
On Parade pages, fill in the boxes, and then click on the "Submit" button.
No excuse now then!
Jones has sent in a new brochure from June 1949. Is this the smallest Y
Brochure at 4inches wide and 6 inches high? It opens out into 8 pages and covers
the YT as well as the TC. You got a lot for your money in those days!
Check out the Brochures link on the
Reprinted Articles page.
Murray has sent in an interesting addition to the Collectibles - a University
Motors key ring!
welcome Ian Hopkins and YB 1499 to Ys on Parade.
Ian is our Graphic Designer and, besides designing wonderful "Rally Plaques" for
some of our events (such as the Riverside Picnic 2002 - a plagiarised version of
which adorns our Search page), he also is responsible for our wonderful Y
There is a new collectible on the
Collectibles page, this time an original NOL
Lubrication and Maintenance Schedule log book for the MG Series "Y". At long last we have found a company that will re-sleeve YA/YT/YB Brake Master Cylinders, J & L Spares Export Ltd of Rochdale, Lancashire. J&L
also recondition Fuel Pumps & Windscreen Wiper Motors.
A new Supplier link has been added for them on the Links
page under Brake/Friction Systems.
We are also launching this month our new mid-month feature of
Reprinted Articles from past magazines. These have not been previously reprinted
and we hope to bring you an increasing selection of interesting articles over
the next few months. To start with there is a wonderful article in German,
published on the 14 May 1947 in a Swiss magazine "Automobil Revue" and brought
to our attention by Remo Peter. We are currently working on getting a
translation into English of it for the majority of you, however, so you are not
left out, there is an English article, also from 1947 (August) from an unknown
publication. If any one can please cast any light on the source we would
be most grateful to hear from you. To access this, please click on
Reprints in the left hand menu and then on Reprinted Articles, or you can
Finally, for your delight and amusement, we are starting to
get photographs together of your Committee, the first few of which are on
Contact Us, with more to follow, so you can see that we are "real people"!
link to the D G Models website has been placed on both the
Collectibles and the Links
pages for your convenience and interest. D G Models make a model Y Saloon
and a YT (hood up). Examples can be seen on the
welcome Allan Flynn and Y 3718 to Ys on Parade.
Allan has now brought the YAs to 1% of total build, so all models are now in
whole digit territory. Also joining him today, is Pat Hand with
3623 raising the total to 133 Ys on Parade. Thank you to every one who has
contributed so far to these fantastically interesting pages, and to those of you
who have not (or if you know of someone who has not) yet sent in your car,
please do so whatever the state - we want to see them all.
The Book Review page has been overhauled and some new books
have been added. Also, the index of previous month's
Picture of the Month
has been revised to show a thumbnail of the picture. We hope you like the
changes and find them useful. The 5 speed YB Conversion document has also
been revisited - the original posting contained a few spelling errors - our
recently rediscovered factory photographs have been added to the
Collectibles page, along with two DG Models - a Y
and a YT.
Murray has supplied details of Stafford Vehicle Components Limited to us and
they have been added to the Links page. They
provide a very comprehensive range of electrical switch gear and other supplies
in addition to a "period" stalk control for flashing indicators (if your main
clockwork switch is broken).
The hoax message
has now been purged. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by our "open access
policy" but that is the nature of things these days, there will always be
someone out there wanting to spoil things!
Manfred Schulz has been very busy and has sent in 4
Collectibles for the YB. We now have,
another (different cover) Operations Manual for the YB, two different editions
of the Service Parts List, and a Workshop Manual. Thank you. We hope you
are finding the Collectibles page interesting - there are certainly some curios
out there for collecting! Ken Jones has also sent in a letter he found in
his original sales brochure and a Data Sheet too.
WARNING: A classified advert has been posted for www.viagra4cars.com on the website.
We do not believe this to be genuine and are looking into having it removed.
Meanwhile, we would strongly recommend caution in responding to this, or any
other such "unique and rewarding business opportunity",
as these are more likely than not to be bogus and hoax. We operate an "open
access" system on both the Classified Advertisements and the Bulletin Board
services as we believe this to be in the best interests of the majority of you,
our customers. Although we maintain a watching brief on these entries
unfortunately, from time to time, the downside of this will be postings like
this that "slip the net" due to the retrospective nature of our review.
Our recommendation is always to ignore them and ask you to please report any
such abuses you may spot to the webmaster and they will be looked into and
On a happier note, Tony
Vernall has supplied us with a copy of his notes on converting a YB to a 5 speed
gearbox. While this is not something for the "purist" to contemplate, it
may be of interest to others. The PDF can be downloaded from the
Other Items column to the left of this news panel.
not forget to send
in your entry form to Jerry Birkbeck for the Spring Run, this year at Snowshill Manor. A
downloadable Entry Form is now available.
Please note that to avoid last minute confusion and running about (so that the
organisers can enjoy the day as well as you) Jerry has said that full details / rally boards / route-books
etc. will be sent out to entrants after 31 March 2003. This means that he must have completed all his
side of the work as well as processed your entry form
Please don't leave it to the last minute - do
it now, before you forget or get double booked for the day.
Jack Murray has sent in a picture of the YB Operations Manual
for the Collectibles page. If you have
something you would like to post, please send it in to the webmaster. The
Collectibles page is building quite nicely and it is amazing just how much stuff
there is out there. For new collectors, a good place to start is EBay or
an autojumble, but remember - do not offer to pay more than you want to for an
article - it is easy to get carried away with euphoria. Jack Murray has
also sent in two new adverts which have been updated to the
Finally, Tony Stock has sent in an update to his picture of
0485 in Ys on Parade.
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