The Complete Manchester XPAG Files
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
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(1.8mb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
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.
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 2012
Today, please welcome William Smart with Y/T 3153 to Ys on Parade!
25 April 2012
Bob Simpson commented on Tony Slattery's new contemporary advertisement for the MG Y. As per the book The official 50 race history of the Australian Grand Prix, this race took place on the 6th October 1947. This would then place the date of the advertisement in late 1947 or perhaps early 1948. The Reprinted Advertisements page has been updated and many thanks Bob.
24 April 2012
Tony Slattery has sent in a new contemporary advertisement for the MG Y. Date and publication it appeared in are unknown but it has been added to the Reprinted Advertisements page. Neil Wakeman found it in as a reprint in a 1972 issue of T-Type (newsletter of a now defunct T register in Australia).
19 April 2012
Tony Slattery has sent in a photograph of his granddaughters and his YT to the Start them Young page.
17 April 2012
The following is a message from David Pelham, Public Relations Officer for the International MG Y Type Register. Many thanks to all of you MG Y owners and enthusiasts out there for all that you have done for MG Y Types in the last ten years, and here is to the next ten!
This website is 10 Years old today. Read more...
I thought it important to acknowledge that this website celebrates a 'Decade' of support and service to the MG Y Type owning community. A need for MG Y Types to be represented on the internet was recognized by a small group of Y owners in January 2002; Paul Barrow and David Pelham quickly 'picked up the ball' and created the 'seedling' pages. These few pages consisted of: the History of the Y Type, Hints & Tips, News and a totally new concept in those days a 'Virtual Gallery' of owners' cars. The site was launched on the 17th April 2002. Links to suppliers and the ability to register Y Type through the website were subsequent additions and rather than develop a new Classifieds/Bulletin Board, Paul contacted Mike Plumstead and he kindly agreed to allow us to link into his already successful website, www.mg-cars.org.uk, giving us a 'one stop shop' for everything Y. Certainly without Mike's invaluable support time and again, this site would not be the premiere MG Y Type site.
Additionally, Paul's vast collection of Y Type literature (and willingness to add to it and share freely of that library) has 'spawned' many news pages of information, resulting in the most comprehensive 'on-line' library of MG Y Type documentation, surpassing even 'Google'!
At the outset there was no concept of the site developing into the size it is today. However, as a result of the contributions from many other proud owners over the intervening years it has grown substantially from the original 3 — 4 pages to over 1.5 gigabytes of relevant MG Y related information. It soon became clear that whilst the Y Type was manufactured in the UK, it had a following worldwide. The Australian and North American sub-continents provided much previously unknown information that we could all share. This ultimately resulted in the need to establish the International MG Y Type Register in 2008 in recognition of the substantial worldwide input. In further recognition of this International Representatives were appointed and now the site has no fewer than ten, providing local support in: Australia (Tony Slattery), Canada (Frank Russell), Europe (Willem Van Der Veer and Karl Heinz-Borchers), India (Daman Thakore), Japan (Masaaki Sakaguichi), South Africa (David Lawrence), USA East Coast (Scott Barrow), USA West Coast (Wayne Musselman) and not forgetting the UK (David Pelham): our grateful thanks go out to all of them for the excellent input they have all provided over the years. We look forward to growing our International Representative network more in the coming years too.
The website has provided, and continues to provide, an 'International Forum' for exchange of ideas and information. The site continues to run subscription free to all MG Y enthusiasts. It remains totally independent of all Car Clubs, has no sponsors and therefore has complete autonomy with regard to content, having to please no one other than you, the MG Y owner/enthusiast. The site is truly run
'by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts'! Since inception it has received almost 270,000 hits; which equates to an average of 74 unique visitors per day. It is worth noting that Bulletin Board is one of the most active forums and almost any question receives multiple responses within 24 hours.
The success of the website can be in part attributed to the dedication of the webmaster and the supporting team. However, the website belongs to the MG Y Type owning community and it is the contribution from owners that keeps the site current and vibrant. Nothing illustrates www.mgytypes.org better than the proverb 'Mighty Oaks from little acorns grow'!
16th April 2012
16 April 2012
Continuing from the Reprinted Article published at the beginning of the month, the mid-month release is the English translation of the first article from SignPost (the Swiss MG Car Club) magazine from 1999 by Max Stoop, the former owner of my YT4619 and his memories of owning the car.
8 April 2012
Our new Canada Representative, Frank Russell, would like to invite you all to see the progress on his MG YA restoration photographs at http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/geraldr/.
6 April 2012
We are pleased to announce a further extension of our network of International MG Y Type Register representative as we welcome Frank Russell as International Representative for Canada. Frank is a very worthy gentleman for this position as he has been involved with coming forward to help Y Type owners on a number of occasions and we warmly welcome him.
4 April 2012
Today, please welcome Daniel and Alfredo Santoro and their Y 4582 to Ys on Parade. Daniel and Alfredo also introduce a new Country to the International MG Y Type Register with the addition of Uruguay. We are always very pleased to add new cars, but especially so when it further exemplifies the true international nature of MG Y ownership and fellowship extending it to new lands. A very warm welcome to them all. There are some other Ys in Uruguay so we hope that we will soon be able to increase Uruguay's presence on this site.
1 April 2012
I received a call from Paul our webmaster yesterday saying that he has been "delayed"in Utah and could I
update the website for April. I thought 1st April — April Fools but no he was serious! Apparently Floyd & Kathy Inman still have some food & drink left, so I may be doing a few more updates! This month we will celebrate the 10th Birthday of this website, it truly goes from strength to strength.
The Picture of the Month has been kindly provided by Brian Moyse and show Murray Grainger's Y Saloon at the Royal Windsor MG Heritage Festival celebrating 85 years of MG.
We are pleased to welcome Clyde and Barb Perdzock with YT 4623 to Ys on Parade. This is not only a new find but a previously unknown to exist car. The YT Factory List showed the last car in this batch as 4621, so this has now been extended by two. Clearly 4622 is a YT as well.
Other news this month is that you may have seen that Moss have remanufactured new steering racks for both TDs and TFs. A word of caution whilst the YA, YB and YT all use the same rack as a TD/TF the pinion is longer on a Y Type. Parts on these racks are not interchangeable with the original. The IMGYTR have been in discussions with the technical people at Moss as to the possibilities and viability of manufacturing replacement racks for Ys. We will keep you informed of developments.
Last but not least the Reprinted Article is from SignPost (the Swiss MG Car Club) magazine from 1999. The article is by Max Stoop, the former owner of my YT4619 and his memories of owning the car. An English translation will be published as the mid-month article.
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