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The Complete Manchester XPAG Files - by Paul Ireland
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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

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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 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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27 January 2019

It is with much sadness that I have to annouce the passing of Dave DuBois. Although Dave is probably better known in the USA/Canada, his encyclopedic knowledge of MG T Series cars, and SU Fuel Pumps in particular, meant that his reach was worldwide. Indeed Dave was a regular contributor on our own Bulletin Board Service here too, often commenting and helping out Y owners with issues.

Larry Kanaster has put together the following tribute to Dave.

We have all missed seeing Dave and Liz DuBois this past year. They have been active for so many years that many of us feel they have been the glue which has held the club together. Dave had a battle with lymphoma which had been in remission for many years. Last February the lymphoma returned and once again he started chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Sadly, the treatment failed and Dave passed away on January 26th.

Dave and Liz joined the MG’T’ Register in 1973 after buying their 1953 MG TD. They have owned a variety of MGs throughout the years since then. He served the Register as President for 4 terms, Vice-President for 2 terms, Treasurer for over 10 years and most recently Membership Chairman since 1999. Dave was awarded the Register Ralph Brookes Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution three times and he and Liz won the Ed William’s Driving Trophy twenty times.

Dave was always ready to assist anyone with their MG problems. He was a noted expert on MG SU fuel pumps and converted many such pumps to a modern solid-state condition. His name was often seen on the British Bulletin Board Service for MG enthusiasts offering help for MG owners. When a problem or question was posted regarding fuel systems it was guaranteed that Dave’s name would quickly appear offering assistance. It was not uncommon to read Bulletin Board comments such as ‘got an MG problem, call Dave’; ‘got an MG question, call Dave’; ‘need help with fuel systems, definitely call Dave’.

Dave will be very much missed by all of us. So, a toast to Dave DuBois—husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend. It was indeed a grand ride.

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25 January 2019

We are pleased to announce the dates for both the MG and Triumph Spares day at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire UK, and the Sommertreff 2019 (MG Y European event of the Year) on the Events page. Please visit the page for more details including the entry details and flyer for Sommertreff 2019. Early booking is advised for this great family style gathering.

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20 January 2019

More Snippets have been added today! See 1952, 1953, and 1981 - 1990.

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15 January 2019

This month's Reprinted Article jumps back in time to November 1965 and comes from the Australian Monthly Motor Manual and harks back with a nostaligic look itself to earlier car designs.

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13 January 2019

Dave Mullen has submitted another Snippet from a very early (14 May 1947) story about an MG Y. Dave has also located another early advert from the Falkirk Hearld, dated 11 April 1953.

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10 January 2019

Dave Mullen has been out looking for more Snippets and eight new items has been added to the site today - all from Australian newspapers. Also, Dave found two more early adverts from October 1949 and July 1950. Thank you Dave.

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8 January 2019

A new Snippet has been added to the site. This is a picture from an article on fog lights in The Autocar, December 18 1953 and featured a picture of Len Ayton's YA reg no UML 121. Sadly, at this time we do not know a chassis number for this car.

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7 January 2019

Kathleen Dobson is trying to locate her old MG YB. Can you help?

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1 January 2019

Happy New Year Y owners! At the end of December I received four new entries from Switzerland to Ys on Parade and one update entry from Switzerland. Also our first entry to Ys on Parade from the Czech Republic! So today please welcome Alfred Pluess with Y 1187, Erich Winter with Y/T 2546, Armin Fischr with Y 3648, Susanna Schuerch with Y/T 4064 and Ivo Stajdl with YB 0648 to Ys on Parade. Erich Winter is also the new owner of Y 2260.

The Picture of the Month comes from Tony Slattery.

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