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MG Y Type Screensaver

 (2.7 MB).

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 October 2003).

Trivia Quiz 2
 - how well do you know your Y Type?

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.

Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
 Trivia Quiz 1.

MG Engine History (330kb)
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

28 January 2004
As Y 5270 LNA 607 nears the final stages of her rebuild I have updated the photograph of my car on Ys on Parade today.

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26 January 2004
Please welcome
Elliott Sopkin and YT 4161 to  Ys on Parade Elliott's YT is interestingly only the third EXL (Export Left Hand Drive) YT on the website to date.  It also meets up with its sister car YT 4162 belonging to Eddie Jenner (which is currently located in Hampshire UK) to make yet another pairing.

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25 January 2004
David Mullen has sent in a photograph of his "spare" chassis for YB 0651 for Ys on Parade.  Although the chassis may well be scrapped soon (unless you come forward and take it from David - it is free to collection, see the current thread on the Bulletin Board), it is, nonetheless still a Y - and we want a photograph of them all!

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23 January 2004
Two new links on the Links Page under Other Webpages and Personal Homepages for you, plus a new Technical query.

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22 January 2004
Please welcome Joel Cristea and YT 3110 to Ys on Parade.  YT 3110 now makes another "pair" with its sister car YT 3111.  Joel's car is also another new car to the Register too!

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21 January 2004
We have another new wedding photograph for you today on Ys at Weddings, this time featuring 4 Ys at the same wedding!  Another first is that, besides showing three Ys that are not yet on the Parade (although we hope they will presently be!) is that the picture shows a YB in Australia!  Is this the only one?  If you have a YB in Australia we'd love to hear from you.

John Edwards has also discovered that the MG YT features on a video which we have added to the Book Review (because we do not have a video page - yet) and also on the Collectibles too.

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17 January 2004
We have three new wedding photographs for you today on Ys at Weddings.  We also have a new picture from Ken Cowan of Y 6326 in Ys on Parade.

We have also been asked to advise you that the MG T Register have a video of George and Peter Edney stripping and rebuilding an XPAG engine.  Please email the T Register for more details here.

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14 January 2004
This month's Reprinted Article, as promised in December 2003, concludes the articles written by Phil Reckless and his MG Y.

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7 January 2004
A new Technical Advice is provided by our resident boffins for you today.  An application form for the Y Type Spring Run 2004 can also be downloaded from the Events page too.

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6 January 2004
David Ardill has sent in an article on the restoration of his YT 4265 which can be located under Interesting Ys, alongside his article on the Sporting Heritage of YT 4265.

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5 January 2004
A while ago,
Aldemir Humberto from Brazil wrote to us with details of his MG Y Hot Rod car, we have now had his contribution translated from Portuguese-Brazilian into English, and bring you a new page on Interesting Ys.  Futhermore, back in August 2003, Ken Jones sent in a picture of a Y Type taken in Exford village green during the late 1940s and posed the question of what happened to that car - we now can bring you an update on that car on the same page as we bring you two MG Y Type hot rods!  (Warning: these pages may not be suitable for tender purists!)

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4 January 2004
Time to pack away the Christmas decorations now for another year, so seeing as I was updating the website front page, I thought I'd post a new link to the Links page to motorbase.com's website where they have 9 pictures of Ys and YTs - some "borrowed" from our website, and some not - so who's Ys are they - mine is the Red over Black YA (now resprayed!).  If you know, perhaps you can let us know in case there are some more Ys out there to get onto the Parade!  Hope you all had a good festive season and have a prosperous New Year.

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3 January 2004
David Ardill from Australia has sent in an updated photograph of YT 4265 for Ys on Parade as the car nears completion of its restoration.  Stunning and well done David, thank you!

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2 January 2004
Apologies if the link to the 2004 Calendar was not working earlier - I forgot to upload it!  This is now fixed so please try again, thank you.

Application forms for the Spring Run 2004 are now available either from the Events page or by clicking here.  Please return your completed forms, together with your cheque made payable to the MG Car Club Y Type Register to Jerry as soon as possible and let us try and get 50 cars on this run this year!  It promises to be a good one!

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1 January 2004
Hope you enjoyed the festive season and that the New Year is everything you want it to be.  A new calendar for 2004 is available from the Other Items menu on the left.

We kick off the new year with a new Hint from Neil Cairns on fitting new sills to your Y Type.  These can be obtained from various suppliers who can be found on our links page.

Richard Prior has also sent in another episode of their fantastic journey from 2003 the Antipodean Adventure.

A new Collectible has been added too - a catalogue from the First International Automobile Show, New York in 1949.

This month's Picture of the Month is of new owner Tim Tavani and his Y Type, both of whom I had the pleasure of meeting when recently in Arizona USA.  Tim rescued the car from a yard downtown.  Had he not, the car would have been winched on to the roof of the garage as an advertisement as the garage is very close to the Phoenix airport freeway.

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