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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

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



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

24 May 2012

Today, please welcome John Tarrant and David Quirke with Y 6600 toYs on Parade.


23 May 2012

NTG announce their release of a new pedal shaft for MG Y/YB and Y/T. This is excellent news.

D506YThis pedal shaft (part number D506Y) from NTG in Ipswich, UK, is for the YA YB YT (Right Hand Drive only). It's modified design features a grease channel which accepts a normal nipple, unlike the originals which had no means of lubrication. Price £76.86 excluding VAT. A bush for the clutch pedal to suit is £5.61 excluding VAT. See this and more on their website: www.mgbits.com or call +44 1473 406032.


22 May 2012

Two short videos have been added to the Ys on Film and other media courtesy of MG Enthusiast Magazine featuring the Y of Andrew Coulson and the YT of Mike Silk.


20 May 2012

Today, please welcome Bernard Kemmerling with Y 2260 to Ys on Parade.


17 May 2012

Sadly Peter Sharp has advised that the UK MG Y Type Autumn Run will not be taking place this year as it would have clashed with David Pelham's MG Y Tour of Brittany. In Peter's words though (and to be looked forward to too) "Next year though, we'll have a good 'un!". So, watch this space for more details!


16 May 2012

The weekend of October 27 -28 has been designated for the Down Under MG Y Type 65th Birthday Party! Keep the date free and check back to the Events page periodically as more details will be released as they become available.


15 May 2012

A new Hint has been added to the Hints and Tips page about how to fit running board rubber strips - fitting to channels.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has also been added and comes from the MG Enthusiast magazine, July 2010. Entitled "WHY? The answer is in Black and Cream" it covers the restoration of Leigh Wallace's Y.


14 May 2012

Our Antipodean Adventurers have been at it again - this time visiting the East coast of the USA. Their report can be found here.


12 May 2012

Michael Buckey has added two photographs of his Y convertible to Ys at Weddings.


10 May 2012

Today, please welcome Robert Rytir with Y 3132 to Ys on Parade.


9 May 2012

We are pleased to announce a further extension of our network of International MG Y Type Register representative as we welcome Tony Bushell as International Representative for New Zealand. Tony is very well known in his native New Zealand as well as Australia and has been a great contributor to the our knowledge of New Zealand MG Y Types, as well as practical assistance to MG Y Type owners in New Zealand.


8 May 2012

Today, please welcome Brian Keene with Y 1153 to Ys on Parade.


7 May 2012

Brost Forge (Y/YB and Y/T rear leaf springs), H&H Ignition Solutions (pointless ignition systems), and Keith Ardley (Lucas parts including headlamp re-silvering) have all been added to the Links page today.


4 May 2012

Norbert Lange has sent in a new Collectible. He bought all the pictures in the store so if you want one, contact Norbert directly - I did, and they are a fun addition to your collection.


1 May 2012

Michael Long has sent in a PDF explaining the various advantages and disadvantages of the various brake fluids. This has been added to the Hints and Tips page too.

The Picture of the Month comes from Palle Maldrup from Denmark.

The Reprinted Article comes from The Autocar, 4 August 1950 and is another excellent article by Michael Brown entitled "Green Mantled".


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