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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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25 January 2009

Roger Cross has updated his photograph of Y 3578 in Ys on Parade.

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22 January 2009

Apologies for forgetting to load the Reprinted Article is a report on the 1998 Gold Cup Spring Run, taken from Safety Fast, June 1998 on 15 January.  This has now been updated.

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20 January 2009

Today, please welcome Martin Evans and his Y Special Y 5112 to Ys on Parade.  Martin's car is featured in the February edition of MG Enthusiast and this article will be published later on this website as a Reprinted Article.

Tony Slattery spotted an error on the 2009 Calendar.  This has now been fixed and it is ready for you to download again.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

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15 January 2009

With the details of the UK Spring Run released earlier this month it is appropriate that the mid-month Reprinted Article is a report on the 1998 Gold Cup Spring Run, taken from Safety Fast, June 1998.

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11 January 2009

Jerry Birkbeck has announced the details of the UK Spring Run and an entry form can now be downloaded from the Events page.  Hurry to secure your entry now as places are limited!

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7 January 2009

Richard Knight has now finished his restoration of his first YB (one down Richard, 2 to go! - webmaster) and he has uploaded photos to the Flickr website.  A link has been added on the Link's page but a quick link is also added here. Great job Richard.

Details of the MG Car Club Y Type Register have also been posted on the Events page.

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5 January 2009

A new book including a section on the Y Type, MG Saloons and Coupes, has been added to the Book Review.

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4 January 2009

The December 2008 Y Register Newsletter from Safety Fast has been added.

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3 January 2009

Please welcome Palle Møldrup, the new owner of Y 5660 to Ys on Parade.

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1 January 2009

Happy New Year!  Do not forget to get your 2009 Calendar from the download column to the left.

Getting the new year off to a flying start, please welcome Zulkifli Dato' Omar and Y 1041 to Ys on Parade, and adds yet another new country to the world-wide fellowship of Ys with Malaysia!  Y 1041 also makes up another matched pair with Y 1040

A new picture of YB 1551, the last YB chassis, has been added to the Collectibles page.

If you have been enjoying the Reprinted Articles series, a new series begins this month.  Titled as SNIPPETS, this covers short items such as pictures of articles slightly off the mainstream of full-blown Reprinted Articles.  This will be added to on an "as and when" basis as material becomes available and can be accessed at any time from the Reprints and Collectibles item on the main navigation panel.  Fans ofReprinted Articles though need not worry, I am only currently about half way through my library stock of items, so release of Reprinted Articles will continue on a bi-monthly basis for the foreseeable future!

The first Reprinted Article of 2009 continues with the second of two articles from Safety Fast, June 1997, with an article by David Hague on 'Veneering or "Ironing away" with a smoothing Dash'.

A new Hint and Tip has been added for setting the correct depth gap when installing new seat bolts, (or even reinstalling old ones).

A new Picture of the Month has also been added.

Do not forget to send in details of Y Type Events for the 2009 Events calendar too.

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