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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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26 February 2011

A new Collectible from The Motor magazine has been added to the Collectibles page.

Please do not forget to donate to the Queensland Appeal as mentioned on February 1 below.

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24 February 2011

Today, please welcome Marie Gould with YT 5143 to Ys on Parade. Marie also has posted a video on YouTube which we are also hosting on our Ys on Film and other Media page too. YT 5143 is yet another previously unknown survivor and we are very grateful to share it with everyone.

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18 February 2011

If you are in the UK over the weekend then a good place to go is the MG Autojumble/Swapmeet at Stoneleigh. Look out for David Pelham there who will have some details of the YZ Publications CDs and also John James (webmaster of the greatest T Type website - TTypes.org.

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17 February 2011

Three new suppliers have been added to the Links page.

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16 February 2011

Neil Wakeman has added to our Technical Centre's knowledge base's Jackall information with an article on how to restore the Jackall rams. This can be accessed from the Jackall page. Thank you Neil.

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15 February 2011

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added today. It is a short but succinct reply to a letter in the Motoring magazine of March 1953 concerning how and which heater to fit to an MG Y. Also today, please welcome George Elliott, the new owner of YT 3286 to Ys on Parade.

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14 February 2011

Three new additions have been made to our Artist's Impressions gallery today for your enjoyment.

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11 February 2011

Today, please welcome Chris Pick with Y 6641 - a newly discovered survivor to our ever growing Register of MG Y Types (now standing at 3,110!), and also to Ys on Parade.

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7 February 2011

Len Fanelli has been added to the Links page. Len supplies Roller Cam performance equipment for XPAG and XPEG engines.

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3 February 2011

Calling the owner of a car that was licenced as YMG 158 before it was exported from the UK. The Webmaster has four photographs of your car that he would like to reunite with you. Please see Lost Ys for details.

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2 February 2011

Jerry Birkbeck has opened registration for the 2011 MG Car Club Spring Run and this can be downloaded from the Events page entry for the Run. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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1 February 2011

Firstly, please continue to remember our fellow MG owners struck by the devastating floods in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. Tony Slattery sent me a sequence of photographs with time stamps on them showing just how quickly the waters rose - in 22 minutes a once peaceful creek burst its banks, flooded across a field and completely engulfed and covered an entire barn! These pictures are this month's Picture of the Month. Tony Slattery assures me they are called 'sheds' in Australia.

The appeal for assistance is continuing throughout February and I make no apology for bringing it to your attention again. Please find it within you to make a donation however small, and include the key word as to how you wish it to be distributed.

The MG Car Club of Queensland has set up a DONATE facility where donations can be made. If you would like to donate to their flood appeal, it would be greatly appreciated.

When you make a donation, on the REVIEW screen, under Add special instructions to the seller, please indicate how you would like the funds distributed by including one of the following words:-

  • If you wish your funds to help re-build the Clubrooms, please include the word "CLUB"
  • If you wish your funds to assist in the storage of members cars whose homes have been destroyed, please include the word "HOME"
  • If you wish your funds to assist in saving/resurrecting MGs that have been damaged and submerged in the flooding, please include the word "SAVE"
  • If you wish your funds to be equally distributed to the three areas of need above, please include the word "MG".

The Reprinted Article comes from The Autocar, 14 September 1951 and is an article entitled Overseas Encounter - How to have an accident (if you must) when abroad!

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