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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

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 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.

Miscellaneous items

Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

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


23 April 2008

Today, please welcome back Scott Barrow from Massachusetts, USA, as the new owner of YB 1466, to Ys on Parade.


21 April 2008

Today, please welcome Peter Chandler from New Zealand, the new owner of Y 3750, to Ys on Parade.


20 April 2008

Instrument repair specialist Lionel Otto Instruments Pty Ltd have been added to the Links page.  They are based in Queensland, Australia.

Remaining down under, John Ellis has sent in details of how to repair your steering wheel.  These have been added to the Technical Centre on a new page.

gavelThe keen eyed among you who frequent the Classified Advertisements will also see a new icon has been added to enable a quick search in eBay for MG Y related searches in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Germany.  We hope that you find this feature useful, and our thanks to Steve James who developed the initial concept and then further enhanced the search parameters especially for us - Thank you Steve.


18 April 2008

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded - sorry for any delay, and belated birthday wishes to all on our 6th birthday!  The article comes from Motoring Magazine, December 1953 and is an article written by W E Blower on the Jackall System.


12 April 2008

NTG have changed their website address and the new one has been updated to the Links page.  The link to their 19th catalogue and price list has also been updated.


8 April 2008

My apologies if you have been wanting to read the March 2008 Safety Fast by our Graphic Designer, Ian Hopkins, on his YB daily driver: this link has now been corrected (both here and in the 6 April 2008 entry) to connect you to the Newsletter page.


6 April 2008

Andrew and Arlene Coulson have released details of this year's Ripon Old Car show and these have been published on the Events page.

Also, in March 2008 Safety Fast there was an article by our Graphic Designer, Ian Hopkins, on his YB daily driver: this has now been added to the Newsletter page. 

Finally, for those in the Mid West to West coast of the US, there is Gof West.  I have just received an Email from Al Moss, founder of Moss Motors and former owner of Y 1805, will be in attendance as will Y 5270 and YB 0538, so lets have a good showing of Ys there. Details of Gof West have been added to the Events page too.


4 April 2008

Tony Slattery has updated his entry for YT 3861 in Ys on Parade incorporating his recent win in the Y-Type Concours class at 2008 National MG Meeting, Tamworth, Queensland Australia - well done Tony!


2 April 2008

Well, yes it was an April Fool - there is no Y in the picture of Gene Tierney, but as one email to me said "OK, I looked for it ...well done for April 1st - mind you not a bad photo of Gene Tierney....they done make 'em like that any more  sadly (nor the cars)".


1 April 2008

John Ellis, from Australia, has sent in another picture of the lovely Gene Tierney with her MG Y. The Y type can just be seen, almost hidden amongst the trees on the river bank if you look very closely!  Click here to view the picture.

The Picture of the Month for steps back in time to1954!  Continuing our time travel, we then fast forward to the Reprinted Article comes from 2006.  And you thought only a De Lorean could move like that!


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