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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

29 June 2013

It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you all of the sudden loss of one of the founding members of the International MG Y Type Register and my inestimable colleague, David Pelham. David was an inspiration to many Y owners and we are all devastated here as you can imagine. Only Thursday of this week, I was on one of my many regular calls to David and he was so looking forward to the Sommertreff meeting in July. I have lost my best friend.

Our thoughts, and prayers and condolences go out to his wife Shirley, and daughters Carole and Kirsty.


24 June 2013

Please welcome Gordon Skoog, the new owner of YB 0538 on Ys on Parade.

We are pleased to announce another company to our list of recommended suppliers on our Links page. Thomas Smith Fasteners, based in Wigan and Glasgow, supply and manufacture BSF, BSW, UNF, UNC, Metric Nuts and Bolts. They have an extensive itinerary but are also willing to add to them. When we spoke to them they are also prepared to undertake special orders e.g. metric fine threads with Whitworth heads.

In addition to identifying another useful contact we are also pleased to announce that International MG Y Type Register members and TTT2 subscribers can benefit from a 10% discount by entering the code 'MGMEMBER' at checkout. If you cannot find what you require on their website then give them a call on +44 (0)1942 520260 or +44 (0)1698 826464 and ask. As always please quote the code above and your membership of International MG Y Type Register or TTT2. Thomas Smith Fasteners are keen to receive feedback on their products and please let us know of your experience.


22 June 2013

Bill Schapel has sent in another great picture of his YT at a wedding. What a good use for a YT Bill!


18 June 2013

A new Hint and Tip have been added on Trafficator switch overhaul by Mick Bath.


15 June 2013

The Reprinted Article has been added and comes from "The Autocar" 23 June 1950. It is titled as "Border By-Pass"!.


12 June 2013

Two new Hints and Tips have been added, how to repair Jackall rams by Neil Wakeman, and how to compress front springs on a Y.


5 June 2013

Please welcome Jack Valentin with Y 5799, Joel Jennings as the new owner of Y 7250 and also a new 'old' addition to Peter Vielvoye's stable, YB 1540 on Ys on Parade. Neil Wakeman has also updated the photograph of Y 3498 too.


4 June 2013

Bill Schapel has updated the text and his photograph for Y/T 3519 on Ys on Parade.

If you have recently sent in any submissions that have not yet been published, please bear with me as I am now back on the case and trying to get back on top of things again. Hopefully we will be back up to date soon and thank you for your patience while I have been away.


1 June 2013

Nearly half way through 2013 ... already? Well, it is June now so hopefully the Northern Hemisphere owner's can get their car's out. The Picture of the Month is another from 'down under' from Australia and is Tony Slattery's Y/T 3861.


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