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fMG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
 (175kb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 8 October 2005).


MG Y Type Screensaver

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Models of the MG Y Type
Details of models of the MG Y Type

Historical Timeline
of Y history events and contemporary world news

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns

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.

MG Engine History
 (330kb) 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.

The MG Y Type Tool Kit
by Jeremy Havard

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar

Trivia and puzzles

Trivia Quiz 1.
Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type.

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

Picture Puzzle No 1

Picture Puzzle No 2

Picture Puzzle No 3

25 September 2006

Tony Slattery has added to our Technical Data information by providing a list of Nuts and Bolts found on Y Types.  In his own words "It was compiled by myself during the strip down of three cars - so there are obviously some listings that vary from car to car. Therefore it should not be regarded as a factual document - just a guide as to what bolt goes where."  Engine bolts are covered in the other documents so Tony has not listed those here.  The PDF will be permanently available from the Technical Data page in the Technical Centre.

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23 September 2006

Today, please welcome Paul Thompson with YB 1230 to Ys on Parade.

Also, Aldemir Humberto has sent in some more pictures of his lovely Hot Rod for InterestingYs.  Even if you don't like Hot Rods, in Aldemir's own words you will want to hug this one!

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22 September 2006

A while ago we brought you a new page Ys on Film with the anticipation of bringing you video clips and still photographs from the films as well as plot précis.  Well, after a series of negotiations, we have obtained permission from the BBC to show stills and video from the Murder at the Vicarage drama, and from TalkbackTHAMES.TV to show the clip and some stills from the film Sweeney 2.

While we were tracking down with the BBC we also obtained consent from Norma West who played Mrs. LeStrange.  Norma said "It is with great pleasure that I give my permission for video clips from Murder at the Vicarage to be used on the MG Y website. It was such an immensely happy experience, particularly working with the 'definitive' Miss Marple, Joan Hickson, that to give the film exposure in any way, is a good thing.  I look forward to looking at the site. Lots of luck, Norma."  Thank you Norma.  Sadly, Michael Browning who played Doctor Haydock, has passed away.

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21 September 2006

2007 is approaching - and with it the 60th anniversary of the Birth of the Y!

As promised the UK folk are organising a weekend long event to celebrate this.  More details are now available, and I believe rooms are disappearing fast!  So, if you want to get in the local hostelry you had better book now!  Some fairly extensive details can be found on the Events page ... so rush there now, grab the details and book in for what will be the premiere event of a great Year!

Also today - two new Collectibles have been added - an original handbook envelope for the handbook, and a fantastic high quality photograph of Geoff Holt and Stan Astbury in their YB on the 1953 Rally of Great Britain.

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20 September 2006

Apologies - I have been advised of a minor error on the sales price lists. The price has been updated and list may now be downloaded in either A4 or Letter size. Click on the page size of your choice.

We have also added another layer of anti-SPAM protection to our committee members.  Should you experience any problems let us know through the BBS that you need someone to contact you and we will.  A note like this will also appear there.  It is a fact of 21st century life I am afraid!

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18 September 2006

Today please welcome another car to the stable of Tony Slattery - this time Y 3936, pairing up with Sybill Mackaness's Y 3935 to make yet another matched pair!

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15 September 2006

Two new articles for your delight and delectation in this month's mid-month release of Reprinted Articles - one from an unknown source and unknown date on a Blown Y, and the other by kind permission of the North American MG Magazine from Fall 2006 (so hot off the press) on S J Perelman's YT trip from Paris to Peking!

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13 September 2006

David Pelham has sent in a new Hint & Tip.

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12 September 2006

Today, please welcome John Thornley (no, not that one ... the other one) with YB 0711 to Ys on Parade.  John is the 80th YB on the site, congratulations John!  This one comes to us via Malcolm Hardy, who met John at a recent MG event ... and they got talking, as Y owners are want to do!!!

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11 September 2006

While doing some research today I came across a new (well new to me) page from Willem van der Veer on the MG T Type and Prewar Owners Club, Holland.  A link has been added to the Links page for this site

Also, copies of an original picture of Geoff Holt and Stan Astbury in HMO 910 (Sergeant) can be obtained from Stilltime - see their link on the Links page.

Finally, in terms of Links added for today, John Rowe's YB 1146 is shown on the Flikr website photographed by Robert Silverwood.  A link has been added for this too.

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10 September 2006

A new section has been added to the Interesting Ys page featuring Unique Features in production Ys.  If your Y has special features fitted from new (as opposed to 'after market') we'd like to hear from you with pictures of your unique feature please for inclusion in this section, so email the webmaster.

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9 September 2006

David Robley too has a webpage for the restoration of his YT 3432 and this too has been added on the Links page under Other Websites and Personal Homepages for David Robley's personal photograph album.

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8 September 2006

A link has been added on the Links page under Other Websites and Personal Homepages for Richard Knight's personal photograph album of the bare metal respray of one of his (many) YBs - Richard has a bunch of them!

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7 September 2006

Floyd Inman is hoping to organise a strong Y presence at the Gathering of the Faithful - West in The Canyons, Park City,Utah in July 2007.  Please see the Events page for full details and a contact email link to Floyd.

Brian Calder has sent in updated text and a new photograph for Y 3095 for us too.

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1 September 2006

We are very pleased to welcome three new entries to Ys on Parade at the start of this new month - please welcome  Don Martine with Y 2675, Mel Castleberry with YT 1926, and Norbert Kapfer with YB 1216, - amazingly one of each kind!  All three of these break new ground in some way for the website:

  1. Don's car is the 160th YA on the site,

  2. Norbert's car is our first Y from Austria and it joins its sister YB 1215 in making yet another pair of Ys reunited at last; and

  3. Mel's car make it a total of 10.01% of the total YTs ever know to have been made on this site!

As usual we have a new Picture of the Month, possibly a unique piece of history!  There are two Reprinted Article for you to enjoy at the start of this month: the first is a short article from January 1997 from Practical Classics, and the other is a slightly longer article from North American Classic MG Magazine (Fall 2005) on Don Matine's amazing hotel, complete with MGs on display, including his Y - my kind of hotel and there is no doubt where I will be staying if we get down your way Don!.

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