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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

 

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

Click here to download

 

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

 

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

 

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

 

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

 

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles

by FIVA

 

Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

 

The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.

 

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

 

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver

(3.12mb)

 

Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver

(11.16mb)

 

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

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

 

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.

Miscellany

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

 

Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.

 

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

 

The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.

 

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit Photographs by Terry Ciantar.

 

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y

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21 December 2006

Tony Slattery has updated the photograph and details for Y 3936.  Apologies too for the belated appearance of the mid-monthReprinted Article - time ran away with me there was so much else going on this month I forgot.  Still, you can enjoy it over the holidays now!

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20 December 2006

Matt Sanders has added another of his Y chassis- Y 3220 to Ys on Parade today.

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19 December 2006

The 2007 Calendar is now available for download from the side panel to this News Page under Downloadables.  Notice of the 16th Annual General Meeting has been posted on the Events page and is slated for 31 March 2007.

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17 December 2006

Today, please welcome Arthur Swales with YB 1101 to Ys on Parade.  Also, a new Collectible - a 2007 Calendar - has been added.  The webmaster has some spare copies if you would like one!

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16 December 2006

Can you help John Masters locate his former MG YB?  Please see the Lost Ys page for details.

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15 December 2006

Patrick Kiely kindly has sent in a birthday card he received recently, featuring an MG Y on the front!  It has been added to the Collectibles page.  Thank you Patrick.

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12 December 2006

Willem van der Veer sent me a new link to a page (which has been added to the Links page and the Interesting Ys page) featuring a picture of the Zagato bodied MG Y Type - sadly the site does not have any other information on the car.  This prompted me to write to Zagato to see if they can give us any more information on the special bodied car they did.  Let's hope they get in touch.

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9 December 2006

While I was preparing another new Reprinted Article - to be released later - found a new contemporary Advertisement in the 15 January 1954 edition of Autosport!

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8 December 2006

Another Collectibles for you today - the Castrol Achievements 1953 book - featuring Len Shaw and HMO 909..

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7 December 2006

I recently purchased a book called "Wheelspin" Abroad.  It is a great book featuring MG YA ENT 261's entry in the II Rallye Automovel Internacional Lisboa (Estoril) 1948.  See Book Review for more details and it has also been added to the Collectibles too.

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3 December 2006

Today, please welcome Rikke Schultz as the new owner of Y 3181 to Ys on Parade.

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2 December 2006

Thanks go to Peter Jones (aka Put another Car in my Graveyard fame - see Ys on Film - Music Downloads!) for being eagle eyed in spotting the MG Y saloon in the 1930s fictional film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!  Another one for the webmaster to track down copyright permission on for Ys on Film!

Also, the preparations for the 60th Birthday Party continue, in Australia this time - see the Events page for more details and an application form.

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1 December 2006

The Reprinted Article comes from Australia this month and is taken from the Australian Classic Car Magazine of February 1998 and covers the return of Pat Hand's MG YT to the road.

The Picture of the Month comes from Ted Gardner and is taken from the MG Car Club South East Chateau trip in May 2004.

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