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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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24 December 2017

Today please welcome Graeme Parncutt as the new owner of Y 5103 in Ys on Parade.

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20 December 2017

A bonus Reprinted Article has been added. Written by Sara Barrow, it is a personal account of the Australian MG Y Type 70th Anniversary celebration June 9 - 12, 2017 and was originally published in The MOWOG (the official journal of the Northwest MG Car Club) from August/September 2017.

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15 December 2017

A new Snippet has been added. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find it.

Also the Reprinted Article has been added. This month's article comes from The Time Machine from August/September 2017 and is a review of the Australian MG Y Type 70th Anniversary weekend.

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8 December 2017

Alan Chick is the proud owner of YB 1274 and has updated the entry on Ys on Parade to reflect his car's change of ownership ... from Alan Chick! See the posting for more details.

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1 December 2017

Philip Stafford, also from Australia provides this month's Picture of the Month of his Y Special, Y 4608.

Some of you have also been asking how you can help contribute to the work of the International MG Y Type Register too. We have set up a new page for this where you can either donate, email a friend with details of the site and recommend it to them, or, if you have website, add the International MG Y Type Register to your pages.

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