The XPAG Cooling System
by Gene Gillam
The Alternate Parts List
by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.
Guide for Users of Historic
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 on how to buy and what to look for.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
Let there be Ys Screensaver
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
MG Engine History
(289kb) 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.
24 June 2010
I have just received my copy of July 2010
MG Enthusiast magazine.
This edition has a great article in it on the MG Y of
Leigh Wallace that will be on the Reprinted
Article list in due course, however while you are waiting for this,
MG Enthusiast magazine
is well worth the
subscription and is by far the best MG magazine out there achieving a good
balance between "old" and "new" models.
23 June 2010
Y Types are at last getting the recognition they deserve as a recent comment in
The Sacred Octagon June 2010 magazine demonstrates. The Scared
Octagon is the journal of the New England MG T Register, and the paragraph
In the Members Dashboard we have a Poll set up to ask our members' questions
about all things MG. Our first poll - 'What sort of MG would you buy if
you won the lottery?' Taken by 65 members and the results are in. We found
out that Y Types are the winner with 11 votes; K types - 8; TF - 8; SA/VA/WA -
7; TC - 7; TD - 6; J2 - 5; TA/TB - 4; PreWar - 1; L1 - 1 and Racing - 0.
Well - there you have it: at last the Y is out pacing all variants of T Types!
The Sacred Octagon June 2010 edition also has several nice photographs of
Ys in it and a great colour photograph of John Friedler's YT (YT
3030) on the back cover. The Ys have it!
Brad and Vicki Wilson have also updated their page on the development of their
racing special Y 3222.
15 June 2010
Time again already for the mid-month Reprinted Article, and is all about
Finesse at Speed by Michael Brown from
The Autocar, 2 June 1950.
14 June 2010
Today, please welcome Mike Longman with Y
6116 to Ys on Parade.
11 June 2010
John Harris has sent
in a great write up of how he fixed his broken front window winders. This has
been added to the Hints and Tips page.
David Loendorf has also updated his details and supplied a new photograph of his
splendid YB 0549 to
Ys on Parade too.
10 June 2010
Along with additional information to be added to their respective database entry, Gilles Bachand has sent in an updated photograph of his
6486 and Eric Platt with YB 1281 to
Ys on Parade.
8 June 2010
Tony Slattery has updated his photograph on Ys on
Parade for YT 3861.
Also today we are proud to announce the addition of Karl-Heinz Borchers to our
list of International Representatives. Karl-Heinz owns
YT 2778 and also
runs the Y Register of the MG Car Club
Deutschland e.V. Karl-Heinz joins Willem Van Der Veer covering Europe
(a pretty large place!!) and has specific responsibility for Germany.
Karl-Heinz also organizes the MG-Y Sommertreff im Bergischen Land (18 - 20 June this year, so hurry and register).
He is a dedicated Y fan!
7 June 2010
Today, please welcome David and Hazel Jones with
4002 to Ys on Parade.
4 June 2010
A new original advertisement has been found and sent in by Willem Van Der Veer and can be seen
The video of Marc Hanson and YB 0414 tackling the timed lap at London UK's
Crystal Palace can be found on the Ys on Film and other
Although we are fast approaching the middle of 2010, the Calendar for 2010 has been converted to "landscape" mode, so both "portrait" and
"landscape" versions can be downloaded. Once printed you will still need to get them spirally bound. You can download the "landscape"
version here, or from the side bar.
3 June 2010
website has been reviewed and a write up can now be found at
Remember, you made it what it is, and it is only thanks to you, your input and
your support. Continue to enjoy your wonderful MG Y Types, and the site
and a big thank YOU.
1 June 2010
You probably noticed
a change to the welcome page layout part way through May 2010, and if you were
observant you will have seen that it has changed again, with an additional item
now added to it. We are pleased to announce, after many requests, access
to an on-line Register! This has been developed with the invaluable help
and assistance of Steve James, son of the well known John James of T-Type fame,
and we are truly thankful to John for his hard work on this. This is a
real step forward and we have taken the issue of your privacy very seriously in
making this release. The data is constantly changing as more
Registrations are coming in. Please try
the database and look up your car. If you do not see it on there, or the
information we have is incorrect, please click the
button on the record card page and send me the corrections on the online form.
You can also use that same form to add a picture, and add your car to
Ys on Parade too. We are still working on
the final layout of the data record card.
Today we have three
new cars added to Ys on Parade - please welcome
Michael Lewis with Y 5020, Duncan Millman with
Y 7051, and Dishna Dissanayake with
Reprinted Article for the beginning of
June comes from The Autocar, 26 May 1950 and is another journey with
Finally, this month's
Picture of the Month page is dedicated to the
memory of Alf Luckman - a great MG Y man who is greatly missed.
Archive of previous
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