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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


28 April 2018

Today, please welcome Donald Walker with Y 3633 to Ys on Parade.


15 April 2018

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded. It can be located at the bottom of the page and comes from the MG Octagon Car Club's magazine "The Bulletin" from October 2017. It is enticingly titled "Two thousand miles in a YT"!


14 April 2018

Today, please welcome Mark Reinhart with YT 2134 to Ys on Parade.


1 April 2018

Today, please welcome Simon Gray with YB 0814 to Ys on Parade.

Since much of the technology and parts for the Y were derived from the MG TA, TB and TC, and many parts developed for the Y found their way on to MG TD and TFs, many of us Y Type owners have benefitted greatly from John James' independent production of Totally T Types 2 that he publishes bi-monthly, free of charge to electronic subscribers. But you may have noticed that you are no longer receiving notification that the latest copy is available. This is because you may have overlooked a notice in the February issue last year that James had formally incorporated his operation as the "MG 'T' Society Limited," and he was having to abandon his previous mailing list. Now, he can only send his announcements of the availability of each new issue to members of the Society. The fix is simple - sign up! There is no fee and no subscription. You will simply be sent a bi-monthly notice of the availability of each new issue. Of course, the publications can still be downloaded by anyone from the website ttypes.org, but to receive the notifications you must be a member. Sign up can simply be done at ttypes.org/ttt2/join . John's incorporation formed a Company LIMITED BY GUARANTEE by its members ... to the princely sum of a total of £1.00 only and just one issue is worth that! So if you had already signed up, or now want to join, here is your chance!

This month's Picture of the Month is provided by Phil Williams.


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