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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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24 September 2014

Today please welcome Bob Ansingh with Y 5949 to Ys on Parade.

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19 September 2014

Following the untimely death of Masaaki Sakaguichi at the end of May this year, fellow MG Y owner Hiroshi Ogawa has written up an obituary for him.

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16 September 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added. It is titled "That's the car for me" and comes from MG Enthusiast magazine from March 2013 as Richard Knight recalls the purchase of his MG Y/T.

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15 September 2014

Central Engineering Design Chromers have moved and their address details have been updated on the Links page. Also we have, on the recommendation of Gordon Cotter, added Reeve Metal Refinishers to the Chrome plating section of the Links page too.

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7 September 2014

A new Collectible has been added!

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2 September 2014

Congratulations to Trine and Nick Møldrup Jacobsen on their recent wedding! Palle Møldrup has added two photographs to the Ys at Weddings page.

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1 September 2014

Today please welcome Tom Wilson and Y/T 2070 to Ys on Parade.

This month's Picture of the Month is one from the late Tony Stock enjoying his Y/T back in 2010. Sadly Tony died recently in May 2014. A full obituary can be found on our Bulletin Board here.

Karl Borches has advised of two new videos that show his Y/T amongst other cars at Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips 2014 Gedächtnisfahrt.

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