MG Service Department
Service Sheet Amendments
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(337kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 31
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.
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.
30 May 2011
Peter Sharp spotted a new film with a Y in it. "Lipstick on your collar" (1995) features YB 1533! Keep watching and looking!
28 May 2011
Another new Snippet has been added that showns Paul West's MG Y but the article is in French, and also another
snippet this time from Car and Car Conversions magazine, November 1979.
We have also added an article by Terry Lynch to the
Technical Data page with everything you ever needed to know about nuts. Also added to the
Hints and Tips page is an article on
Coil Ignition systems from Enjoying MG magazine, courtesy of the MG Owners Club.
24 May 2011
Garth Todd has updated his entry to Ys on Parade for
Y 1426, meanwhile Tony Slattery continues his quest to own eight Y Types with the acquisition of
Y 1006 and
23 May 2011
Six new Snippets have been added! We have also added a great article by Brian Cox on Trunion and King Pin replacement to the
Hints and Tips page.
18 May 2011
A new Hint and Tip has been added on why the gearbox bell housing plate needs to be fitted the correct way round!
16 May 2011
The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from The Octagon magazine, Summer 2008 and is
a short article on the Y/T of David and Jiiva Somerville.
10 May 2011
Knight's Old School Brake Service has been added to the
Links page as a recommended vendor, especially for boring and re-sleeving of MG Y/YT brake master cylinders.
9 May 2011
Automotive Surplus of Mitcham, Victoria, Australia have been added to the
Links page as a
recommended vendor, especially for Lockheed brake parts and service kits amongst other items.
5 May 2011
I fitted a pair of LED rear lights from TA Terry's store last weekend and they really do make the difference shown in the pictures in his
store and are very easy to fit. Total time taken on this upgrade (for safety) was about 2 hours including Dremmelling out the old rivets.
The mod is totally reversible too if a future owner wants to reverse it ... provided you keep the old inner parts! Contact Terry via his
David Mullen has also sent in a new Collectible picture of an MG Y in Bala, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK. Apparently this picture is also available from
Francis Firth Collection if you want a large wall picture version too.
1 May 2011
The Picture of the Month is from Rob Snell (Australia) taken by Karon Snell and recalls the Australian
National Concours of 2008.
The Reprinted Article comes from The Hartland Times magazine, November 2009 and is
an article on Y/T 3335 owned by Allen Harvey that we welcomed to
Ys on Parade last month.
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