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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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22 May 2009

Today, please welcome Jim Masleck and YT 3465 to Ys on Parade.

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19 May 2009

Research has unearthed two more films that include an MG Y in them!  These have been added to the Ys on Film ... and other media page.

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18 May 2009

Keith Herkes has sent in photographs of the Awards from the UK Spring Run and these have been added to the report.

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16 May 2009

David Mullen found this great link from Australia from Unique Cars and Parts. It has also been added to the Links page. There is an open section at the bottom of the page where you can add comments to the Blog, so please add your comments about Y Types there.  It will be cool to see the comments on this grow!!

Some more photos have also been added to the Flickr page too.

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15 May 2009

This month's mid month Reprinted Article is from The Autocar, 31 August 1951 and is called "A Weekend and a quarter"!  Also, Rod Gonzales has sent in some photographs of his YT being used at a wedding in July 2005.

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14 May 2009

Please welcome Bob Wells and Y 1962 to Ys on Parade.

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13 May 2009

Jerry Birkbeck has filed a report on the Spring Run, with photographs by Richard Knight.  This has been added to the Events page too.

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12 May 2009

Today please welcome Gavin Donohoe with Y 0974 to Ys on Parade.

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9 May 2009

The previously unidentified Y in the Picture of the Month has been claimed - thank you Chris Swale for getting in touch.  I have added your name to the Picture of the Month text.

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7 May 2009

Another Flickr photograph has been added.

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1 May 2009

Tony Knowles has suggested the addition of Tracy Tools Ltd. in Devon, UK as a source for BSC, BSF, BSW, UNF, UNC, BA, Metric etc, with a full range of Left Hand, Special Thread and Insert Taps etc. and they have been added to the Links page.

This month's Reprinted Article comes Safety Fast, is entitled "Berlin Meeting 1994" as Chris Buckland took his Y to Berlin.

The Picture of the Month is by Murray Grainger from the Brooklands meeting, 5 April, 2009.

A new Snippet has been added too.

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