MG Y Type Screensaver
Picture Puzzle No 2
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 17 October 2004).
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
A picture puzzle for you!
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Trivia Quiz 1.
Trivia Quiz 2
- how well do you know your Y Type?
MG Engine History
A PDF file by Neil Cairns.
MG Y Ledgers
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
Kit by Jeremy Havard
O'Brien from Canada has kindly sent me copies of his original Lucas wiring
diagrams for YT/EXU cars using both the RF.91 and RF.95 Control Boxes.
These can now be downloaded from our Technical Data
Two dates for your diary have also been published on the
Events page - the AGM and the 2005 Spring Run.
Mark up your diary now!
please welcome Rob and Denny Dunsterville with YT
3148 to Ys on Parade.
Peter wrote to me recently to tell me of some finds he had made. Extracts
of this I have appended below:
"At an autojumble this summer I came across a special issue of
"Science et Vie", a French magazine still published these days , probably issued
for the 1947 Paris motor show. Inside there are articles not only about new
models, but also on the latest developments in car and motorcycle technology.
Very interesting reading indeed. And the
Y-type is featured, too! I had never seen the picture before, looks like a
photograph so heavily retouched as to resemble a drawing.
The text accompanying the picture is 'M.G.
– CONDUITE INTERIEURE 4 PLACES, 4 PORTES, 6 GLACES, 4 CYLINDRES, 1,25 LITRE' or
'M.G. – Saloon, 4 seats, 4 doors, 6
lights, 4 cylinders, 1.25 litres'. The
expression “conduite intérieure” actually means having no partition between
driver and rear passengers. Some pages later
there is more information on the then new MGs:
' M.G., après la remise en état de l’usine d’Abingdon, a
repris, dès 1946, la fabrication du modèle « Midget », bien connu, dit « TC »
1250 cm2. En 1947, la firme vient de présenter, en plus de cette petite voiture
sport 2 places, la nouvelle 1.25 litre qui, munie d’un moteur identique, est une
voiture économique à 4 places et à performance élevée.' Broadly translated is 'M.G.,
after refurbishing their Abingdon factory, in 1946
have again taken up production of the “Midget” model, well known as “TC” 1250
cc. In 1947 the company has just presented, in addition to this little sporty
2-seater, the new 1.25 litre, which, fitted with an identical engine, is an
economical car offering 4 seats and high performance.'
The picture is typically of its time, as Remo says, heavily
accented, but it is an interesting contemporary piece dating from 1947.
Thank you Remo for your contribution.
welcome Bill Moses and YT 1923 to
Ys on Parade. Bill's car is the oldest YT on
the Parade too, and is the earliest known surviving YT. Although he
clearly has his work cut out, Bill is very enthusiastic - GO BILL, GO!
Contrary to all expectations, we have 251
Ys on Parade! 251, as you will know is the
original telephone number of the MG Car Company Assembly plant at Abingdon, and
was also the first chassis number of both the Y and YB. This is surely the
most amazing collection of Ys in the world and represents over 3% of the
original production. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, and to
those of you who still are waiting - please send them in to us: the site
visitors, at over 48 a day since we started, clearly show that we cannot get
Also Scott Barrow has sent in a new photograph of
welcome James Carstairs with Y 4988 to
Ys on Parade. James is entry number 250 on
our gallery which means that we now have 3.00% of all the original production of
Ys on the site! This is an amazing achievement and 5 times our original
expectation for these pages! With 121YAs on the page we may have to
consider further subdividing by year of production to keep download speeds up!
This is very exciting and wonderful that so many of you are sharing your Ys with
others - maximum enjoyment. If you have not already done so, please send in your
entries by clicking on the little modem on any of the Ys on Parade pages,
completing the form, attaching a picture and clicking SEND.
month's Reprinted Article is from MG
Enthusiast February 1985 and is another interesting Buyers Guide.
welcome Joan and Lindsey Gates with YB 0976 to
Ys on Parade. Their car featured earlier
on our Interesting Ys page when UK TV
personality Charlie Dimmock attended the opening of the Wellow Fete earlier in
Also, please welcome Ken and Charlotte Blambe and
Ys on Parade.
Paul Gresser has also sent me his photograph and the
Contact Us page is now updated.
welcome Phil Stafford and Y 3930 to
Ys on Parade. Those of you with a good memory
will recall that Phil already has a Y Special on Ys on Parade,
YT 4608 more details of which he is in the
process of compiling to update his entry in
Interesting Ys which he will do shortly! This is a Monster Y!
Prepare to be shocked!
welcome two new members to the MG Car Club Y Type Register Committee - Ted
Gardner, and Paul Gresser. I have updated the
Contact Us page with a picture from Ted, and Paul,
I am sure, will be sending us one in.
Currently they are both without portfolio, but we'll find something special
for them to do!
Please also welcome Mark Weissman as the new owner of
YT 3285 to Ys on Parade.
The car has moved from Vancouver, BC Canada to Connecticut USA.
and Sue Matejka have sent in a report on their trip on
Motor Ioway 2004, and despite the problems
are still keen to have another crack next year. Those of you who looked at
Philip's report yesterday will do well to
have another look as his friends sent him some lovely photographs of his car in
William Hiland is appealing for any
history of his Y 4629. If you have any information, please contact him
welcome Manfred Noll, and YB 1076 to
Ys on Parade.
Karl Heinz Borches (YT 2778)
had kindly lent Manfred's daughter, Andrea, his YT for her wedding car and this
month's Picture of the Month shows her, and her
husband in the YT. Interesting to note, Andrea is in the driver's seat!
Maybe they too will get a Y Type? Karl also kindly sent in a picture of
them, and his YT for the Ys at Weddings page too.
Also, to begin November, Philip Waltham has sent in a
report on his trip from Norfolk to the
English Lake District and back from earlier in the year. Thank you Philip,
and if any one has a similar story, please send it in - pictures of the car are
welcome too if you have any from the trip!
Archive of previous
Click on the
hyperlinks below to see
complete archive pages of the news from a previous