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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


24 April 2010

David Anderson has updated his photograph of YT 3513 in Ys on Parade.


15 April 2010

Today, please welcome Wade Davis with Y 0884 to Ys on Parade. Wade is no stranger to Ys as to quote him. "Y 0884 completes my set with it as a '47, my YT as a '50 and the YB as a '53". Y 0884 also joins its sibling Y 0885 (Jerry Felper) on Ys on Parade as another matched pair.

The mid month Reprinted Article has been added and comes from the 21 July 1950 edition of the Autocar. It covers Michael Brown on his travels in an MG Y to the East Coast of the UK.


12 April 2010

A new Snippet has been added from the magazine Automobil und Motorrad Chronik September 1982.


11 April 2010

Gilles Bachand has modified his rear suspension to fit gas struts and shares his experience with us here.


10 April 2010

Peter Chandler has sent in a new photograph of Y 1705 and has also updated the text for his entry for Y 3750 (which he also owns) to Ys on Parade.


9 April 2010

Ian Thomas has sent in a new photograph of YT 4714 to Ys on Parade.


8 April 2010

Today, please welcome Malcolm Rust and YT 3387 to Ys on Parade.

A new Parts Drawing has been added for the gaskets for the rear axle half shafts and for the differential.


2 April 2010

Did you believe it? £375 for an MG YT described as excellent throughout is offered in the latest addition to Snippets from the March edition of Motor Sport. Well, it was April 1 after all! The Snippet actually came from the March 1953 edition of Motor Sport. It was too good not to use. Hope you did not mind a bit of levity after the last few heavy months.


1 April 2010

Atul Anand and his YT from India are this month's featured Picture of the Month. The picture is a great one of Atul and his friends having a good time in his YT.

The Reprinted Article, comes from Practical Classic Magazine, 9 October 2008 and is a short buyer's guide.

Can you believe it? £375 for an MG YT described as excellent throughout is offered in the latest addition to Snippets from the March edition of Motor Sport.


Archive of previous News pages

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