MG Y Type Screensaver
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
A puzzle for you!
2004 Wall Calendar 1.369mb.
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 October 2003).
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
welcome John Friedler and YT 3030 to
Ys on Parade.
Burden, from Perth Australia, has sent in new photos of his car,
Y 2750, as it goes away to be painted to
Ys on Parade.
A new N
gauge model Y has been added to
the Collectibles page
under the Models section.
very kindly sent in some of the interesting original documentation he acquired
with Y 5205.These have now been added to
please welcome Karl
Y 5205 to
Ys on Parade.
Karl's car is very well known in Y circles for its
originality as it was formerly owned by Trevor Austin and has much original
documentation - hopefully Karl will be able to share some of these with us on
Collectibles page sometime in the future.
Hint and Tip has been added - for fuel filling to
avoid fuel blow back a.k.a. 'the burp'.
Having bled the brakes on my YA last week-end I can testify
don't accept poor braking performance with brake travel to the floor: my brakes
are now biting and slowing the car at 1/4 travel. It is amazing how you
just accept poor performance as normality - if in doubt, have this work
performed by a qualified mechanic - not some spotty teenager at the local
quick fit place!
Reprinted Article is again from Safety Fast of 1963, this time from March.
It is a "Portrait Gallery" article on the MG 1¼ Litre Y type. We also
feature a picture of an MG Y Type spotted a few years ago in Thailand on
Lost Ys. Also added to
Interesting Ys is a picture of actress Gene
Tierney with her MG Y Type.
If you are restoring your Y and need to replace the rubber
buffers down the rear edge of the bonnet, the wedge shaped buffers are handed.
NTG Services can supply from stock the ones for the right hand side of the car -
these are not a problem. They are out of stock of ones for the left hand
side (R872) and in order to make remanufacture possible they need to acquire a new
mould. To make this viable they need another 100 cars worth (or back
orders for 200 units). If you need these parts and would like to register
your back order requests with NTG, please
click here and email Mike directly.
welcome Parker Johnson and YT 2025 to
Ys on Parade. This would make this car our
oldest YT on the Parade, being the 7th one ever built, and an EXU too!
please welcome Ron Chiste and Y 5725 to
Ys on Parade. Ron has just recently acquired
the car and says "it is simple the most beautiful lines and drives wonderfully!"
welcome Wayne Musselman and YT 2430 to
Ys on Parade. Wayne has also posted an entry
to Interesting Ys concerning the original
condition in which he received the car and would welcome any ideas as to the
modification it had received.
month we added a link to the Links page for Nico Dreesen's pictographical
restoration record. Willem van der Veer has kindly translated the Dutch
for us and we are now able to bring you the photographs with English narrative
on our Interesting Ys pages. Our thanks to
Willem for his translation, and also to Nico - splendid job!
already, but even now there are still events to look forward to in the Northern
hemisphere as the season winds down. Equally the Southern hemisphere is
just now brushing away the cobwebs of the winter season. Please inform us
of your Y events so that we can add them to the calendar. Please also send
us a report afterwards to share with the other Y owners. The only
provision is that these should be events mainly for the benefit of other Y
owners as opposed to other 'all model' events which are already well catered for
elsewhere. These, and the follow-up reports will be featured on the
Coming up this month, Neil Cairns is planning to share with
anyone who wants to join him, the steamier side of his passion. He is
hosting a day (12 September) to combine the three loves of his life, his wife,
his Y, and the Leighton-Buzzard Narrow Gauge Steam Railway. If you are
wanting to join them, please contact
directly. Hopefully someone will be attending with a digital camera and
can write a short report for us with some pictures.
We also have another new Picture
of the Month for you.
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