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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


27 April 2011

A new Collectible post card has been added today.


24 April 2011

Today, please welcome John Allen Harvey with Y/T 3335 to Ys on Parade. Y/T 3335 makes another pair on the site with Y/T 3336 and we also welcome Cyprus to the International Y Register too.


22 April 2011

A new brochure has been added to the Brochures and Price Lists page.


15 April 2011

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added. It is the second of two articles from The Sacred Octagon magazine, April 1986 and is an article Abingdon's Four Door Enigma.


9 April 2011

Peter Vielvoye has advised details of the UK Y Type Summer Gathering - see Events page for details and entry form.


4 April 2011

A new hint and Tip has been added to the Hints and Tips page on how to fit flashing turn signals with trafficators, to be both safe and still have the aesthetically pleasing "clunk" of a trafficator.

Brian Rainbow has also sent in five additional service sheets that were not previously in the MG Service file. This has been updated accordingly and thank you Brian.


2 April 2011

Recently come into my possession is a collection of MG Service Department addendum page updates for the MG Y Type (and other MGs). These have now been added to the Downloads table to the left of this News page.


1 April 2011

March 2011 was yet another busy month with lots of news items keeping us all busy on the website looking at all the new items! During the month, we acquired access to another MG Y Type database with information on over 170 Y Types, some of which we already had some information on and were able to fill in the missing blanks, but also a number new owners and cars on! We now have over 3,120 cars in our database and it continues to grow as I receive responses from the new members. Welcome to you all and we look forward to seeing your Ys on the gallery, Ys on Parade, soon as we all love to see more Ys irrespective of their condition!

The Picture of the Month brings us up to date with a stunning picture of Jerry Birkbeck's lovely new MG Y/T which was on show and attracted much interest at the International MG Show and Spares Day at Stoneleigh, UK in February earlier this year.

Continuing with a Y/T theme, the Reprinted Article comes from The Sacred Octagon magazine, April 1986 and is an article by Tom Boscarino and Y/T 4700.


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