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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


20 April 2017

The corrupt file for the Reprinted Article has now been replaced with a higher definition copy courtesy of MG Enthusiast magazine for your enjoyment.


19 April 2017

Today, please welcome Charles Vosser with YB 1132 to Ys on Parade.


17 April 2017

Today, please welcome David Gregory with Y 6217 to Ys on Parade.


15 April 2017

Two articles have been added to the Reprinted Articles page this month. Both are from MG Enthusiast magazine, July 2015: one is about Bruce Wyre's Y Type, and the other is a short article from MGE's Chequered Flag end piece on Stuart Dean's YB 1551 special.


12 April 2017

Happy birthday to Cecil Kimber. In recognition of this day, eleven new video files have been added to the Ys on film and other media page.

Anton Pillar has supplied a detailed drawing for the MG Y/T Door Hinges. This part is unique to MG Y/Ts (because of their longer doors) and it is not known if they are being manufactured anywhere in the world. This has been added to the bottom of the Parts Drawings page.


11 April 2017

The registrations are rolling in fast for the MG Y-Type 70th Anniversary Weekend 2017 event in Australia. So far 33 people in 25 Y-Tpes are coming so it is going to be great. Please do not leave your registration too late as we have some limits at some venues that ww need to manage. For a registation form please see the Events page.

Based upon a report of satisfactory performance by one of our members we are please to add Longstone Tyres to our Links page.


4 April 2017

Today, please welcome Ray Shipley with Y 5502 to Ys on Parade!

Richard Knight's report from the Brooklands MG Era Day can be accessed here. Great turn out and nice to see everyone. Thank you Richard for sharing.


3 April 2017

Today, please welcome Peter Wallace as the new owner of YT 4621 to Ys on Parade.


2 April 2017

Registration is now open for the Australian MG Y Type 70th Birthday weekend. Registation forms can be downloaded from the Events page, as well as the flyer for the weekend and the schedule, both of which have been updated.


1 April 2017

Another great picture of Mick Bath's MG YB is this month's Picture of the Month from 2012.


Archive of previous News pages

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