Safety Fast Newsletters
A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety
Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(318kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 3 January 2007).
The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide
A miscellany of resources
and articles to help you decide
MG Y Type Screensaver
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
MG Icon and
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
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 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
Richard Prior has
sent in a report on the Western Australia 60th anniversary celebrations and this
has been added to the special Anniversary
Andrew Coulson has
provided his usual amusing sideways look at the
Silverstone International Meeting and the
Y Register's participation. A link has been put on the
Events page too.
Matt Sanders had
added another Y to his collection with Y 6833 so
welcome to Ys on Parade.
If you have
downloaded the Engine Reassembly Torque Settings
and Check List we published earlier this month (3 June 2007), please
download it again as we have noticed and corrected some inconsistencies. Sorry
for any inconvenience.
Please welcome Peter
Sharp with his latest acquisition YB 1100 to
Ys on Parade. Peter's car makes yet another
sequenced pair with YB 1101. At this rate we will soon be posting the
100th YB too! Keep them coming.
please welcome Nick Baker with YB 1023 to
Ys on Parade. If the name is familiar, it may
be because of his father, Robert Baker, who owns Y
1090: it is clearly a family thing! Please also welcome David Ward
with YT 3915 to
Ys on Parade. David's car is the
100th YT on the website and
gives us a full 1/3rd of all known YTs!! Thank you both Nick and David for
sharing your cars with us.
Well, we now have
enough Ys on the website for one a day ... even in a leap year! Today,
please welcome Loene Fuller with YT 3871, and
Robert Pringle with Y 4770 to
Ys on Parade. I guess the next milestone will
be the posting of the 100th YT on the web!
The YBs are piling
in: today please welcome
Brian Hough and YB 1506 to
Ys on Parade. With one more car on the
Parade, and we will have365 cars on the site - enough to keep you busy looking
at one a day for a year - by which time of course we would have more for you
to look at too!
Today, please welcome
Eric Platt and YB 1281 to
Ys on Parade.
A new advertisement
has been added to the Reprinted Advertisements
page from 1953.
Reprinted Article is from an unknown
publication and date but is appropriately entitled "The New 1 1/4 litre".
Finally, if you have
been having problems downloading the video clip files from either the
UK 60th Anniversary Spring Run, or from
Y's on Film (for either Le Petit Soldat, or
Sweeny 2), the video codecs have been revised to a more friendly windows
standard so you should now be able to download and enjoy these files: apologies
for any inconvenience in getting these sorted out.
Please welcome Maurie Worboys and
YT 4171 to Ys on Parade.
Taking an engine apart is easy - putting it back together correctly and ensuring
that you have checked everything is harder.
Dave DuBois recently sent in a quick check list of torque settings and checks to
be carried out on rebuilding an XPAG engine.
This has been added to both the Hints and Tips page,
and the Technical Data page.
Picture of the Month this month is from the
Maitland Sixtieth Anniversary (not previously
seen but now added) and shows Tony Slattery's YT with Tony in the driver's seat.
Next to him is Steve Brompton and Alf Luckman is leaning on the door with his
car is in the foreground.
Reprinted Articles have
been added this month. The first is from The Modern Motorman, January 1950, and
the second from Totally T Type following up on some of the recent BBS
threads and covers fitting a new fuel sender unit. This brings our library
total of reprinted articles to 100!
Graham Loader has
also sent in a copy of the special commemorative poster that was given to all Y
participants on the MG Car Club of South Australia tour to mark the 60th
Anniversary. This has been uploaded now to the
special page of photographs and reports.
Please also welcome
John Coburn, the new owner of Y 3930, to
Ys on Parade.
informed me of a trip that he, and a small band of brother Y owners will be
making to the Emerald Isle of Ireland later this month too: we wish them well
and no doubt will see some photos later too.
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