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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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28 July 2011

Roy Clapham has updated his picture of Y 5986 today.

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26 July 2011

Today, please welcome Mick Bath as the new owner of YB 0686 to Ys on Parade.

A new Hint and Tip on why reversing lights are wired up the way they are on a (correctly wired) MG Y Type has been sent in by The Classic Workshop.

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25 July 2011

Malcolm Hardy has sent in some photographs from the Ripon Old Cars Gathering that he attended at the weekend and Andrew Coulson sent in a report with some photographs too. Thank you Malcolm and Andrew.

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20 July 2011

Today, please welcome Brian Hunt with Y 0572 to Ys on Parade.

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19 July 2011

Joe Curto has advised of a new Hint and Tip for helping to reduce oil leaks from the rear main seal.

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18 July 2011

Neil Wakeman has supplied an alternative method of fitting seat belts to the MG Saloon.

David Pelham has supplied a wiring diagram for the light and ignition switch on the MG Y/T.

Thank you both for your contributions.

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15 July 2011

Rob Snell has sent in another new Brochure for us to enjoy! Undated, the brochure covers both the Y and Y/T and was locally produced in Australia only.

Christopher Constantine has also posted a request for information on his former and distinctive MG Y on Where is my Y now? If you have any leads please contact Christopher directly via the link on the page.

Karl Heinz Borches has sent in a short report on the MG Y Sommertreff 2011. Sounds like this event is building nicely and will be one for the European MG Y circuit calendar for 2012 so watch here for details.

The mid-month Reprinted Article is a "short" from MG Enthusiast, April 2011.

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14 July 2011

Today please welcome Keith and Sandra Harris with Y 0272 to Ys on Parade. This is now the oldest Y on the website!

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7 July 2011

Our latest "new" owner (actually a previous owner returning back to MG Y Types after a break of some 40 years!), James Gregson has asked Where is his old Y is now.

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1 July 2011

The Picture of the Month comes from Karl Heinz Borchers (Germany) and is a timely reminder that if you want to take part later this month in the 2011 Sommertreffen, contact Karl now via the link on the Events page urgently.

The Reprinted Article comes from Classic Van and Pick Up magazine, June 2007 and is a great page article on Andrew Coulson's MG YB Pick up conversion.

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