26 June 2002
Another new Hint and Tip today for you
this time from fellow Australian Richard Prior in Australia on debugging the
front grill. Also, please welcome the
58th entry to
Ys on Parade from Darryl Robins with
25 June 2002
A new Hint and Tip today for you
- from Alf Luckman in Australia on Fitting Seat Belts.
24 June 2002
Today we are pleased to welcome Richard Prior
and YT 3208 as the 57th entry to
Ys on Parade.
Richard's car is powered by an MGB engine and he has sent in
comprehensive notes and pictures on his
23 June 2002
No new cars on Parade today, but I have
updated the links for the Upholstery item on Hints and Tips and moved it to the
top (so it is easy to find). These are two very interesting articles on
the Woolies site and can be printed off for reference.
20 June 2002
Today, please welcome Bert Keuren with
and Philip Waltham with YB 0559
as the 55th and 56th entries to
Ys on Parade. Bert has recently converted his
RHD Y over to LHD and has also enclosed a picture of his converted dash from the
link in his entry. EnjoY.
18 June 2002
A hearty welcome to Peter Vielvoye with
as the 54th entry to
Ys on Parade. I have also fixed the link on
Keith Herkes entry for his picture of the car as acquired, in case you tried it
and it failed. I knew I'd miss one link! EnjoY.
17 June 2002
for the break in service, I am now back and have looked
though all my emails from everyone. Thank you to everybody who sent in
submissions while I was away, we are now over the 50 mark with 53
Ys on Parade. I think I can safely say,
without fear of contradiction, that this makes this the biggest (virtual)
gathering of Ys known! Thank you to everyone who has taken part. In
reference to a recent guestbook entry, our target - well "sky is the limit" as
they say now! With this update, we are pleased to welcome, Bill Bennett
Y 2366, Karl-Heinz Borches
YT 2778, Ivan Petrie
YT 4060, Steve Brompton
YT 4825, Paul Thakrah
Y 5837, David Mitchell-Gogay Y 7012, Keith Herkes
with YB 0321,
Kevin Poole with
YB 0942 and
Dennis Doubtfire with YB 1177. Now I only hope all the links work!
promised, your freebie is available from the header of the News page.
Also, we have a new
Hint and Tip from David Mitchell-Gogay on making
your Y heater more efficient - thank you David.
4 June 2002
Today, please welcome Richard Emery with
Ys on Parade. It
is well worth following the link to the "before" restoration, before you open
the full sized picture of Richard's YT!
If we get to 50 before I go on holiday (Friday) there will be a special present
available to all Y-surfers - if not, it will have to wait until I get back!
3 June 2002
Please welcome Mike Wright with
Y 0368 (the
oldest Y on Parade - but then I said that last month, so I will add - so far to
that!), Peter Insley with Y 3832 and to Peter Fogarty with
Y 4543 as the 41st
,42nd and 43rd
Ys on Parade. Please keep them coming!
I must have lost count somewhere before now - it is easy to do.
We have a new Hint on
Hints and Tips, from Peter Cornelius in New
Zealand. Although this has recently featured in Safety Fast, we have asked
him to submit it so that it can be available to all Y owners.
Chelsea Frictions have advised us of a new
website link that has been incorporated to their entry on the
Links page. However, the site us currently under
development. We have also listed an email link to Chelsea Frictions which
we know is working if you need to get in touch with them.
The site is proving immensely useful in
what it is bringing to light. Here are a couple of the more amazing
We received an email on 1 June 2002, from the Grandson of Edward Duteson after
he saw his Grandfather's Y in "Ys on Parade". He was asking if Kathy Inman
(current owner) of Park City UTAH USA would like to contact him so he could provide her
with some history and back ground on the car!
when Allen and
Florrie Bachelder posted details of their YT 4127 on the Website they were totally unaware that their car was one of three missing from the (reproduced) YT production list. The list showed a run of 14 YTs from YT 4113 through to YT 4126, this was followed by a gap of two cars
with a single car listed as YT4129. David Lawrence
(author of Let There be Y's) spotted the significance
of the Bachelder's car when he was browsing the
website in South Africa. We have since concluded that chassis number 4128 would also have been a YT as this would have been in line with the production of YTs in batches i.e. the batch ran from YT 4113 through
YT 4129 making 17 cars in total.
The production list now accounts for 876 of the reputed 877 YTs manufactured. We still have one missing but have now accounted for two more, thanks to Allen posting
his car on the Website. Thanks Allen!
We are very pleased that you are clearly finding the site both interesting, and
indeed useful. What will come up next we wonder?
1 June 2002
Thank you to all those who sent in
pictures for Ys on Parade during May. If you would
like to send a picture for either Ys on Parade, or the Picture of the Month, but
do not have access to a scanner, please send an email to the webmaster (link
above). I will then send you back my "snail" mail address. Please
remember to send an stamped addressed envelope with your photograph/s if you
would like it/them returned to you, together with not more than 100 words to go
with the picture and include the chassis number and Date of First Registration
Today we welcome Jerry Filson with
and Peter Remo with YB 0561. We are still wanting to achieve the "magic 50
Ys on Parade" before the 14 June, and to this end we are pleased to welcome two
new additions to the Parade bringing the total so far to 39 Ys. There is
still time to send in your photograph and comments so please send them in!
Having looked at the individual page hits, it is clear that the most popular
single page is "Ys on Parade" with a total of 1,372 hits to 27 May 2002!
still need pictures for Picture of the Month feature too! At the end of
the day, this is your website, so send in your stuff. After August, I may
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