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
28 August 2002
Another interesting pair of Ys for "Y"s on Parade today. Please welcome Bruce Kennewell with Y 3095, and Gary Madrick with YT 3285. Bruce's car is another previously completely "unknown" car. By "unknown", we refer to the fact that its whereabouts were not known to either the MG Car Club Y Type Register, nor any other database of Ys as having survived - and boy has it survived - do have a look! Also, Gary Madrick's YT has now again been paired up with its line companion YT3286 making yet another pairing in the parade! It will really be a Red letter day when we manage to get three in a row! Anyway, for the present, there are now 82 "Y"s on Paradeconsisting 38Ys, 23YTs, and 21YBs. Thank you to everyone who has sent in already - and if you have not already been posted, send in a picture and some details please, the more the merrier!
24 August 2002
Dennis Hatch has very kindly sent in an advert - the missing one from the three successive years of Silverstone Success for the MG 1 1/4 Litre saloons, and he has also sent in an entry for "Y"s on Parade for his YB 1478 bringing the total number of YBs to 21, and the total number of cars to a magnificent 80! A big "Thank You" and welcome to Dennis.
22 August 2002
Today's new entrant to "Y"s on Parade is Mike Stearn with Y 2924. Please welcome him, and his car too.
21 August 2002
Please welcome Tony Collett with Y 6326 to "Y"s on Parade bringing our grand total up to 78!
20 August 2002
Please welcome David Burr with Y 4293 to "Y"s on Parade. David's car is a "new find", not previously having been known of either to the MG Car Club Y Type Register, was not recorded in any previously known database. David, we do hope that you will be able to enjoy some of the Northern Area events, and please keep in touch with our Northern Area representative, Malcolm Hardy, who can be emailed from here. David's car is the 35th Y and the77th entry to date. It is always great to welcome new owners, especially where their car is a "new find". If you still are not showing on "Y"s on Parade, please contact us and send us your details and a picture (details can be found on the "Y"s on Parade page).
Richard Prior has also now sent full details, and photographs of his conversion of the rear suspension. You can find Richard's full story by selecting Interesting Ys and double clicking on the picture of his car.
19 August 2002
Richard Prior has kindly sent in some more pictures of his modified MGB powered Y, this time of the exhaust system. You can find Richard's full story by selecting Interesting Ys and double clicking on the picture of his car.
17 August 2002
Please welcome Philip White with Y 6774 34th Y, "Y"s on Parade bringing the total to 76 entries to date. Philip's unique "claim to fame" for his Y is that it is the only Y in the world ( probably) with a CD Player installed; unless you know otherwise! What is unique, or interesting about your Y? If you have not already done so, please send us your picture (of the car) and the details requested on the "Y"s on Parade page and we will be pleased to welcome you and feature your car.
15 August 2002
Appointment of International Regional Representatives
Since the launch of the MG Y Type Website just over three months ago, we have between us, achieved a site that can be considered totally International. Y Type owners around the world have used the site as a forum to exchange information, submit photographs of their cars and generally continue to promote the MG Y Type. Perhaps the most exciting aspects of the site is that we have been able to put owners in touch with each other, sometimes in the same country, we have sourced parts for cars around the world, the most recent success being Sri Lanka, and we have found a number of cars not previously known to have survived.
We regard the development of the website as important and believe that the contributions being made from Y owners around the world to be key to the success of the site. In recognition of this the MG Car Club Y Committee have decided to appoint a number of International Regional Representatives. These 'local' people will often have much knowledge that any new Y Type Owner would find invaluable. Indeed knowing that you can buy tyres from a specific outlet in Canada or the USA rather than having to import from the UK is something that will probably only be known on the 'other side of the pond'
We are extremely pleased to welcome Alf Luckman of Sydney to become the first of our International Regional Representatives. Alf is well known to both Y Type Owners 'Down Under' and also around the world. Alf had made a significant contribution to the website to date and has assisted many Y Type restorers with both his knowledge and enthusiasm. We are grateful to Alf for offering his services but would once again remind everybody that Alf together with all other members of the committee are enthusiasts, like yourself, striving to help each other enjoy their Y Types. Unfortunately most of us have to work as well and therefore responses to questions asked may not always be answered as quickly as desired. (David Pelham — International MG Y Register Public Relations).
You can contact Alf from the Contact Us page.
Please also welcome Stephen Randle with Y 0363 as the 33rd Y, and Tom Schulz with YT 2467 as the 22nd YT, to "Y"s on Parade bringing the total to 75 entries to date. We are now well on the way to the 100 so keep them coming please. Tom, if you would like to, can you please send me a paragraph or so to go with your car, that would be great. Please remember when you send your picture to give, if possible, date of first registration, the chassis number, your location, and a paragraph or so about your car.
I am also pleased to tell you that there is a new brochure available for you on the Reprints and then Brochures subpage.
8 August 2002
Your webmaster cannot count - I have done a recount the other day to try to see how many Ys, YTs, and YBs we had "on Parade" and I had to revise the number down from 73 to 72 as I came up with 32 Ys, 21 YTs, and 20 YBs. If you come up with a different result please let me know - I tried three times!!
However, I am now pleased to remedy this and increment the Ys by one as we welcome Mike Burden from Australia with Y 2750 to"Y"s on Parade bringing the total back to 73!.
If you are sending us pictures of your car we can handle most graphic image files. However, please do not embed your photographs in Microsoft Word (or other packages) as the definition becomes compressed and it is very difficult to get a good enough "lift" from them to publish your photograph.
5 August 2002
Please welcome Slater Reynolds and Y 0330 to"Y"s on Parade. Slater has now overtaken Mike Wright for the position of "Oldest Y on Parade by 38 cars. Slater's car has been in ownership of the same family since 1957 which probably is some sort of record too, having belonged to only one previous owner before his mother!
2 August 2002
David Hague has sent in a timely reminder for all YB owners - please see the Hints and Tips page.
1 August 2002
Welcome to August! No real news at this point and although I am still awaiting a response to some emails, no new Ys on Parade to announce yet. July was another busy month in which we saw over a dozen new entries to Ys on Parade bringing the current total to 72! The first 100 is now in sight and will be a wonderful achievement so to the many of you out there who still have yet to send in an entry, please do so; for your enjoyment as well as the many of the rest of us who enjoy looking at other Ys. Indeed, our thanks go to Geoff Meller of New South Wales, Australia, for sending us in his picture of his YT 3477 which is currently undergoing a rebuild - he sent us a picture of his chassis! Nice one Geoff - we liked that!
August also saw us introduce a new line of reprints, this time of old Sales Brochures. Judging by the number of page accesses, you clearly enjoyed this and we shall continue to release these as I get chance to post them so watch the news for further updates on this feature. Ken Jones has identified yet another style of brochure and has kindly agreed to loan it to us for reproduction for your enjoyment too.
Finally, this month's Picture of the Month is one that your Public Relations and Webmaster officers have been waiting to post for ages! It is a super picture of John Lawson and his Y. Although taken some years ago, we are all deeply indebted to John for the way in which he recognised the true value of these cars and blazed a somewhat lonely trail many years ago, and also wrote a marvellous book too. At least, John, now "You are not alone ..." and we thank you for your tireless work and efforts.
Please continue to enjoY the site.
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