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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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15 November 2010

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded and comes again from the pen of John Lawson in Enjoying MG, October 1983: it is called "Discovering the 'Y' Type"!

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13 November 2010

Today, please welcome Maynard and Lee Breeden with Y 0856 to Ys on Parade!

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12 November 2010

Need your camshaft reground and your cam followers faced? Delta Camshaft regularly service camshafts for MG Y and T Types from all over the world, cheaper, faster and better than a local shop! They have been added to our Links page.

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9 November 2010

Gary Mitchell, owner of Y 2081, very kindly sent in pictures of the rear wings of his car that show the location pins and key ways for wheel covers or "spats".  These have been added to Interesting Ys. Gary's car also has an anti-roll bar which he has also kindly sent in some pictures of too and these are posted there too. Thank you for sharing them with us Gary.

Also, today, please welcome Peter Wilgoss and Y 5671 to Ys on Parade!

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7 November 2010

Today, please welcome Rick Lickitwongse and YB 1130 to Ys on Parade!

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5 November 2010

We are pleased to announce a new link today to SVWSpares. SVWSpares have been servicing Jackall Systems for over 30 years so in the words of owner Peter Ratcliffe "so I hope we are getting to grips with it by now"!

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4 November 2010

Karl Heinz Borchers has confirmed dates for the Sommertreff im Bergischen Land 2011 event so now is the time to update your calendar so they you can block out the time for a great Summer partY with a capital Y! See the Events page for details.

Two new photographs have been added to the MG Y RV8 in Interesting Ys too.

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2 November 2010

A photograph has been sent in of the speedometer from Y/EXLK/5784 - a pretty rare and Interesting MG Y. Check it out!

We are also delighted to make the following announcement:

YZ Publications — Press Release

YZ Publications is pleased to announce that at long last David Lawrence's book 'Let There Be Y's' is once again available, but now on Compact Disc. The book was first published in 1998 and quickly earned a high reputation of being the definitive book on the MG Y Series. A supplement was published three years later containing further facts and details that surfaced mainly as a result of research and feedback from the initial book launch. A new second supplement, not available in hard copy, has now been produced to accompany this new release of the book.

The CD version of the book is unique in that the is an embedded cross-reference between the original book and the two supplements. Therefore if there is an update from subsequent research then it will be linked in the original text to the place in the appropriate Supplement (and back from the Supplement to the book text) by a hyperlink. The book is provided in PDF format and a reader is included with the disc. It is also possible to search the text of both the book and supplements using the standard Acrobat search facility.

A number of owners have requested that it should be possible to print certain pages to enable them to be used in the garage/workshop with restoration. We are pleased to have been able to incorporate this. If you want to print a page range showing the wiring diagram, the location of the brake pipes, or just where cable are fed on the bulkhead, this is possible.

The CDs released on the 1st November are for the Windows Operating system and are fully compatible with Windows version 7. The MAC version of the release will be announced when available.

YZ Publications has a number of other titles that it is making available using the same technology and it is anticipated that there will be significant demand for these. Please click here for further information.

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1 November 2010

David LawrenceWe are delighted to announce the addition of a new International Representative as David Lawrence (of Let there be Ys fame) joins us as our South Africa representative!

A PDF file has been added to the Hints and Tips page for fitting a heat shield to an MG YT. This will help avoid "vapour lock" and fuel starvation issues.

The Reprinted Article comes from Abingdon Classics MG Magazine, February 1982 and is their write up under their series "Vignette of MG Models" on the MG Y.

This month's Picture of the Month page is from Jeroen Dopp of the Netherlands and features two MG YBs!

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