28 July 2003
Jack Murray has found two new
(genuine this time) contemporary
advertisements which can be seen on the Reprinted
27 July 2003
A new item has been added to the
Collectibles page - a special road sign that was
made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Birth of the Y.
26 July 2003
The General Data sheet for the MG YB is also now available from the
Data and Information area.
25 July 2003
Well, we have had over 20,100 visitors now! We are truly amazed by
the interest that has been shown in the site, and hope that we can continue to
Some very encouraging news from our man in India, Daman
Thakore, he has discovered another, and indeed possibly a third YT in India!
It will be really excellent to see these cars and have them added to the
wonderful array of worldwide Ys and will give us all something to look forward
Meanwhile, we have launched yet another new page for you -
Technical Data and Information.
In this suite of pages we
will bring you General Data sheets for the MG YA, YT and YB, and wiring diagrams
for original "standard" wiring layouts. Please note that these are based
on original factory manual information only: they may not necessarily reflect
your car as, over the years, your car may have been heavily modified by previous
owners. Additionally, for this area, Neil Cairns has very kindly penned a
piece for us on the differences between a Y(A) and a YB. Access is via a
new button on the menu / navigation bar (7th one down).
Finally, we have a new advertisement for "reprinting", or is
it an Artist's Impression? We know what we think, and have placed it
accordingly in Artist's Impressions,
but you judge!
23 July 2003
Another episode from the Antipodean Adventure has been
Read their latest news here.
20 July 2003
While I was checking out something, I
came across a very interesting webpage and we are now pleased to add this to our
Links page. It was the
MG-Rover Netmag site.
You may have come across it before, or you may not. However, well worth
checking out, even if their webmaster used my Y Type (there are so many
better ones you could have chosen, Tony) on the front page of his June 2003
19 July 2003
The long awaited next instalment of
the Antipodean Adventure has been sent in by our Travellers. The have been
very busy covering some 4,000 miles (6,400 km) since they arrived in the UK!
Catch up with them here.
Don't forget to let me know about your interest in the
proposed new publications announced on the 11 July - if there is insufficient
demand, the projects will be still born, so email us please (see link 11 July
18 July 2003
A new supplier for you today - for
front coil springs for your YA, YT, or YB - please contact Neil Saturn at Coil
Springs of Sheffield who will be pleased to supply your needs, see the
Links page for full details.
16 July 2003
A problem was reported regarding downloading the flyer for Warwick 2004
event in Australia - hopefully this has now been fixed, but if not (and you get
the error page) please notify us for this and any other broken links.
Also, we have a report on the Ripon Old Car Show from Andrew Coulson - for both
events, please see the Events page.
Another Technical Query has been
posted, and our Antipodean travellers report that they are well and are
continuing to accept blame for the current heat wave! More from them later
on - no doubt.
14 July 2003
Your mid-month article this month is a
bumper special - no not about the chrome bits front and rear, but bumper in
terms of size! The astute surfers who regularly cruise around the site may
have noticed that it was, inadvertently uploaded earlier this month, but it is
now "officially" available for download. It is taken from the
Automobile Engineer of January 1949 and is a
major work on the chassis of the Y Type - fascinating reading! Enjoy.
There is also a new Technical Query
on Ignition coil connections too. Coming later this week, after we have
had chance to prepare the files, will be a report on the Ripon Day Out and we
have had a short update from our Australian travellers, but more anon.
Watch this space.
11 July 2003
Further to our announcement on the 8 July 2003 below concerning the
possibility of making full colour reproduction copies of the "first
500 miles in your MG Series Y" and the Lucas Electrical Equipment booklets
for the 1 1/4 Litre Saloon and
Tourer, it occurred to us that it would be
helpful to post a small sample of each for you to view to assist you in your
knowledge of what we are actually offering. Click on the links above for
To register your interest in either of these booklets contact the webmaster
here and please tell me how many and of which booklet you would be interested in. As there would need to be a fairly substantial outlay to get these printed, we would like to have a gauge of your interest first. For further information, please see the entries on theCollectibles page.
9 July 2003
welcome Willem van der Veer with Y 5888 to
Ys on Parade.
4 July 2003
For those of you (and there are
clearly a few out there) who cannot get enough "Y" fixes, we have just been
informed that MG Enthusiast Magazine (August/September 2003 edition) will be
doing a feature on a special bodied racing Y Type so make sure your newsagent
gets you a copy by ordering one now.
Also, advance planning, but we are pleased to announce the
first event for 2004 - in Warwick, Australia and being organised by Tony
Slattery. See the Events page.
3 July 2003
Sadly the Riverside Picnic event (listed in the Safety Fast July
2003) for 27 July has had to be cancelled. By way of compensation, we have
a small postcard update from our Antipodean
Adventurers to share with everyone!
Please also welcome Anton Piller with
YT 3214 and YT 4220 to
Ys on Parade as our 51st and 52nd YTs.
2 July 2003
Following a change of ownership, please welcome
Roger and Christine Morgan as the new owners of
YT 4118 to
Ys on Parade
1 July 2003
June was a very busy month and
hopefully now YB 0481 will have a new owner. We look forward to hearing of
it and seeing it on
Ys on Parade
in the near future, meanwhile, please welcome Andrew Avery with
Also, to get you going this month we have two new answers to
Technical queries for you, and a new
Picture of the Month - well two actually!
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