MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 8 October 2005).
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
Models of the MG Y Type - Details of models of the
MG Y Type
Historical Timeline of both Y events and
contemporary world news
Picture Puzzle No 2
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
29 November 2005
The 15th Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club Y
Type Register has been announced and will take place on 1 April 2006 at 11:00 am
in Kimber House. If you will be attending, please contact the Secretary so
that the appropriate numbers of seats can be provided. Full details can be
found on the
Also, under the Technical Centre menu option to the left, a new page has been
set up for the very useful Jackall articles provided
earlier this year by Andrew Coulson and Saul Duck.
Finally a new Hint and Tip on fitting Boot Hinges and ensuring you get them on
the right side has been added to the Hints and Tips
19 November 2005
Breaking news - the Spring Run 2006 will take place on Sunday 30 April and start
from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway HQ
at Toddington, just to the north of Winchcombe. The following day is a UK 'Bank'
Holiday so there is no excuse for not coming down - make a lovely long weekend
in the Cotswolds and book a hotel now. You can then take a leisurely
journey back home on the Monday.
More details coming soon on the Events page.
17 November 2005
The broken links on the Reprinted Articles
page have been repaired for both of this month's new articles. Apologies
for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please always
report any such problems to the webmaster.
15 November 2005
The translation of the French article from British Cars is now available for
download from the Reprinted Articles page.
We have also added a Privacy Statement
to the site in line with our continued commitment to excellence, and your
protection. We are
again indebted to Jack Murray for the fun artwork. Even if you are not interested in policies it is worth a look,
just to admire the art.
7 November 2005
Northwest Classic has been suggested as a source for all those hard to get bits
for among other things the rebuilding of the distributor (save fitting one from
a 1275 mini which are getting hard to find). See the
Hints and Tips page for details and the
Links page too.
Also a new piece of Technical Advice
on what to put in your shock absorbers has been added.
Another milestone that was passed yesterday was the 150th
entry in our Guest book. Remember - it is your
5 November 2005
Starting out with a slightly unpleasant matter, there is a seller on eBay
selling copies of the MG Engine History file as a VERY RARE ITEM. This
seller DOES NOT have the permission of either Neil Cairns or the MG Car Club Y
Type Register to sell this item, much less reproduce it. It is being
misleadingly described and is freely available as a download from this, and many
other sites. The matter has been passed to eBay.co.uk for their
investigation prior to possible action under the Trades Description Act.
You are strongly advised NOT to buy it over eBay but download it for free from
the side panel.
On a happier note, please welcome Alf Luckman (again - how
many Ys can a man have? Answer never too many clearly!) and
YT 3782 to Ys on Parade.
Alf will need a lot of support getting this one back on the road, but I think he
is definitely on the right track to do so!
4 November 2005
An amusing little snippet found courtesy of the world
wide web that goes to show you cant believe everything you see on it! It
is a prime example of what can go wrong if you don't know your product and
assume a computer can handle it! When searching on MG Y Type, one site
sure which MG to choose? Search by body type." It then proceeded to offer
choices of "Convertible, Coupe," (and here was where the imagination was
stretched) "Dual Cab, Hatchback, Liftback, Panel Van, People mover, Roadster" (OK
back on reasonably safe turf now), "Sedan" (phew), "Targa" (oops here we go again),
"Tray, Ute, Van, or Wagon". Needless to say everything returned Sorry, no matching records found for your search
criteria, except Sedan, however, it stimulates a furtive
More relevant though was another link I found to the
MG Car Club of South Australia where there are pictures of some 17 Ys and
YTs - most of which do not seem to have narrative. If you recognise a
friend's car there please check to see if it is already on our
Ys on Parade listings and if not, please get them
to register and enter it - on your computer if they don't have internet access.
Also, a new link has been added to the Links page of an
MG YT at the Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany in 2004.
3 November 2005
A new advert has arrived into the Reprinted Advertisements
collection. You sometimes have to wonder about the wisdom of advertising
and targeting your audience, its all about location. As Henry Ford is
reputed to have said "50% of all advertising is bunk ... but which 50%?"
Given where this advert was placed, Australian Women's Weekly, I wonder which of
the Nuffield Group products shown resulted in more sales as a result of the
1 November 2005
We have a new Picture of the Month for your
enjoyment. Please remember to send in your photographs for this - I have a
few more in store, but always welcome more in store. You may use the link
on the Picture of the Month page to send them
Continuing the international theme of previous months, we have another foreign language article,
this time from a French magazine, for Reprinted Articles!
The English translation will again come in a few weeks time, so watch out!
Geoffrey Pace has also updated the photograph of Y
0865 in Ys on Parade following the completion
of its restoration. Well done Geoffrey another lovely looking Y on the
Roger Furneaux of Mad Metrics has also supplied a new and enhanced range of
bolts etc. This can now be downloaded from his entry on the
as a PDF or from here.
Following a recent request on the Bulletin Board for information on a screw
thread, Dave DuBois kindly set in tables he has compiled over recent years for
torques and wrench
(or spanner sizes for those who are not bi-lingual). They are also
available from the Technical Centre front page.
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