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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (337kb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 1 June 2012).


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



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



Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver



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

 (289kb) A PDF file by Neil Cairns.


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.


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

28 January 2017

There are some cheap airfares being offered at the moment, so I thought I would provide some details on road freighting your Y-Type to Queensland for the 70th Weekend. When we shipped our YT to Perth last year we used CEVA - great service and reasonable rates - contact is Emma Wallace (Emma.Wallace@Cevalogistics.com). Their Brisbane Depot is at Pinkenba, just 12km (12 minutes in a taxi) from Brisbane Airport. It is 140km (around 2 hours) from the CEVA Depot to Tranquil Park Resort at Maleny. I hope this information will help you plan your trip. If I can assist in any way, or have a question, contact me at mgyregister@optusnet.com.au.


18 January 2017

A new original press photograph has come into our possession of an MG Y outside the Boundary House.

And another new Snippet has been added too.


17 January 2017

Today, please welcome Edmond Davel and Y 1381 to Ys on Parade.

Also, a new Snippet has been added.


15 January 2017

The mod-month Reprinted Article has been up loaded. This month's article comes from the December 2016 edition of the North American Classic MG magazine and can be located at the bottom of the page.


9 January 2017

Today, please welcome David Van Bogaert as the new owner of Y 6807 to Ys on Parade.


8 January 2017

Further to the posting in Where is my Y now? the current owner of Y 6807 has been in touch and will hopefully soon be in touch with the former owner! This is the second reunion of current and previous owners in this platinum jubilee year of the Y.


5 January 2017

A new Snippet has been added courtesy of one of our UK members and the Oxford Mail.

Also, Gavin Donohoe has updated the entry in Ys on Parade as the new owner of Y 3530.


2 January 2017

Tony Slattery has sent in a short video clip of the grandchildren having fun in a YT after Christmas.


1 January 2017

Royston and Jenny Lloyd from Austrlia provide us with this month's Picture of the Month. Wishing you all a Happy Platinum Anniversary year 2017. If you are having a Platium celebration, remember to let the Webmaster know so we can publish and advertise it for you on the 2017 calendar.


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