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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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23 December 2007

A Diamond Jubilee Christmas present to you all, as promised the December Safety Fast newsletter article by Neil Cairns has been added to the Newsletter page.  Also added today to Artist's Impressions is this year's Christmas card from Jack Murray.

Also added today to the Ys on Film  ... and other media page is the video clip file from Malta Story.  Despite many efforts we have been unable to track down the copyright holder.  If you are the copyright holder, please contact the Webmaster as we do like to obtain permission to use stuff first normally and would like to follow up with you.

Wishing all Y owners everywhere a merry Christmas, and a happy new year for 2008.  Happy holidays.

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15 December 2007

As a fitting tribute to the close of the Diamond Jubilee year, the mid month Reprinted Article is from Real Classics magazine, February 1998 and recalls the UK Spring Run of 1997 celebrating the Golden Jubilee year.

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5 December 2007

Thomas Peitsch has sent in a report of the Y Gathering at Lancemoor Hill from November 17.  Thank you Thomas and best wishes for the 2008 gathering too.

Tony Slattery has sent in a drawing of the radiator drain pipe for the Parts Drawings page.  Thank you for that Tony too.

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1 December 2007

The Picture of the Month this month is from Masaaki Sakaguchi in Japan.

For the Reprinted Article we travel back to May 1948, and an article from the Light Car magazine.

Remo Peter has also sent in the third of his film noire series of paintings for the Artist's Impressions page.  And finally, please welcome, Leigh Wallace with Y 4086 to Ys on Parade.

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