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MG Y Type Screensaver
 (2.7 MB).

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 October 2003)

Trivia Quiz 2
 - how well do you know your Y Type?

5 Speed YB Conversion (241kb)
A PDF by Tony Vernall

MG Icon and instructions for creating a desktop shortcut to the website.  You may need both files.

Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
 Trivia Quiz
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MG Engine History (330kb)
A PDF file by Neil Cairns

MG Y Ledgers
(66kb)
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

28 October 2003
A new item has been added to the Collectibles page under Manuals and Tools - a rare Smiths Jackall Fluid tin!

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25 October 2003
Today, please welcome John Allen with YT 3779 and Bob Crabb with Y 6359 to Ys on Parade.  We also have an update  from Geoff Meller on YT 3477 in Interesting Ys too.

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21 October 2003
David Pelham has sent in a revision to his YT list which can either be downloaded here or from the side panel to this page.  David writes:
This latest version contains an update on page four. The total number of YT survivors is confirmed as 138 cars, almost 50% more than the 93 known survivors when the list was first published on the website almost a year ago. If we take into account the both the definite (138) and probable (39)s survivors this accounts for 20% of YT production. Thank you to all who have contributed and please continue the good work'  David Pelham 20 October 2003.

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20 October 2003
Andrew and Arlene Coulson have confirmed details of the 10th anniversary Ripon Old Car Show.  Please see the Events page for details.

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17 October 2003
We are always delighted to come across Y Types previously unknown to us, and so tonight we are absolutely delighted to welcome Roy Clapham and Y 5986
to Ys on Parade and car number 193, only 7 to go to 200 too!  Another fun fact about Roy's car - it is exactly 10 years older than your webmaster!

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16 October 2003
Ian Theobald has sent in a new picture of his lovely YT 3471 to Ys on Parade following a magnificent respray.  He actually, very kindly, sent a pile of pictures and the result can only be described as fantastic!  Well done Ian and thanks.

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14 October 2003
Today, please welcome J M Nicholson (sorry I don't have a first name for you)
and Y 7207 to Ys on Parade.  Mr(?) Nicholson is the new owner of David Hilliam's car.  We wish you much happiness both driving your Y Type and surfing these pages, and look forward to continuing to support you.

This months Reprinted Article come from 1952 and is from an unknown source on Y Type suspension.  The article was sent in by Willem van der Veer - many thanks again Willem for this very interesting article.  If anyone can advise the source (and verify it), please can you contact the webmaster so that we can credit the source and ask copyright permission formally? Thanks and enjo'Y'.

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8 October 2003
Today, please welcome
Herman Reijnders and Y 3448 to to Ys on Parade.  Herman is our 192nd Y on Parade, we are heading nicely for the 200th car soon so please keep your cars coming in as we are always pleased to see new entries.  Herman's car is another example of a Y Type previously unknown to the Register so is a doubly important feature to us.  Thank you Herman!

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5 October 2003
Willem van der Veer has sent in several pieces recently, an article from 1947 on Y Type suspension (which will feature later as this month's reprint), a collectible in the form of a maintenance and data manual, and two contemporary advertisements one for a Shorrocks supercharger, and the other from a Belgian magazine.

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4 October 2003
Please be advised that there is another hoax email doing the rounds.  This time purporting to be from eBay requesting verification of information or your bids will be jeopardised.  Despite the eBay logo, and seeming hyperlinks to cgi.ebay sites THIS IS STILL a hoax.  The links will take you again to a site sporting the ebay logos, however, this is not an eBay site.  Best action - delete the email and ignore it.

Meanwhile, on a happier footing, Chanaka Jinasena continues to forge ahead with the restoration of Y 0900 and has sent in a photograph of the car following the respray.  It's final colour is an Old English White, an what a contrast from where it was - see the report in Interesting Ys.

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3 October 2003
Please welcome John Rowe and YB 1146 to Ys on Parade, spotted by David Pelham at 'Totally MG' at last weekend. One of the best restored cars that I have seen.  We are now linking the chassis numbers in these news announcements directly to the appropriate section of the Parade, but still leaving the link to the summary pages in place so you can check up on the current Country and Model statuses of representation.  Please do not hesitate from sending in your entries to Ys on Parade by clicking on the modem picture at the top of any of the Ys on Parade page.

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1 October 2003
Another month has sped by!  Already Jerry Birkbeck has turned his thoughts to the 2004 Spring run, and with that in mind this month's (and next's) Picture of the Month hark back to the 2003 Spring Run!

Our congratulations go out to Mrs Nancy Stovall (nee, Anderson), owner of YT 3338 who, we are reliably informed, was recently married - well done and congratulations to you both from all Y owners worldwide I am sure.  Did YT 3338 get involved anywhere? I am sure we'd all love to see another wedding photograph with a Y as Picture of the month!

Also new this month, we have completed the new menu coding exercise - or at least Rik Moncur, of the www.internetdesignshop.co.uk, has!  If you now float down the menu frame and hover over either Ys on Parade or the Reprints button you will see the new pop-up sub-menus.  We are immensely grateful to Rik for his expertise and help in this matter, Rik also wrote the magnificent animated gif file of the moving MG Y Type for us that adorns the Events, Hints and Tips, and Artist's Impressions pages.

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Archive of previous News pages
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