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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


25 August 2004

Today, please welcome Philip Drummond-Thompson and Y 1509 to Ys on Parade.


23 August 2004

Andrew Coulson has sent in a report of his and Arlene's magnificent Tour of Yorkshire from last weekend.  I am very jealous that I couldn't go on it!

David Pelham has also kindly sent in some pictures of the spanner sets recently sold (now sold out) at Silverstone which were specially made for the MG Y Register by Masaaki Sakaguichi.  These have been added to the Collectibles page.


21 August 2004

Neil Cairns has written a very interesting article for us on the Sister cars to the Y Type - the Morris 8 and 10.  Click here to read it and thank you Neil.


17 August 2004

A friend of mine, Gary Evans who also restored my Y Type with me in the summer of 2003 spotted this article in our local paper the Romsey Advertiser at the end of July.  He very kindly cut it out and sent it to me, so I have added it under Interesting Ys.


14 August 2004

Nico Dreesen has been in touch, via Willem van der Veer, and we are currently working on a translation of Nico's marvellous picture history of his restoration, per the added link from 10th August below.  Meanwhile, here is the current month Reprinted Article for you to enjoy - from the 1960's this time.  It is about three Canadians, a YT, and a volcano ... got your interest?  It got mine!


10 August 2004

Nico Dreesen has had a very interesting page created for his car.  Although the page narrative is in Dutch we can probably all relate to the pictures!  See the link for Nico Dressen in the Personal Home pages section of the Links page.  Hopefully, in the fullness of time we can feature a translation to go with the excellent photographs on this site too.


8 August 2004

As if he hasn't got enough to do, organising the Ys for Yorkshire weekend next weekend, Andrew has sent in a report of the Harrogate 2004 MG Show where Bernard Meynell's YA won the concours against all-comers.  Bernard - we haven't got your YA on the site yet!


7 August 2004

One of the great things about moving is that you actually look in boxes that you have had lying around for years.  Occasionally you come across a little gem, as I did in a box of old Christmas and birthday cards which I had kept: see the Artists Impressions page for the first card I received from the artistic hand of Jack Murray in 1997.  It will now reside with the other cards from Jack that I have accumulated over the years!


6 August 2004

Today, we are pleased to advise you of another book with a small section in on Y Types - Illustrated MG Buyer's Guide by John Heiling.  Please see the Book Review page.


1 August 2004

Welcome to August, and welcome also to Andrew Edwards with Y 1126 to Ys on Parade!

Event-wise this month we have Andrew Coulson's Yorkshire weekend, and no doubt we will be enjoying the report he has promised to file in due course with some lovely photos of Ys in a lovely part of the world.  Although he did not quite make 10 cars at the Ripon Old Car Show, 6 was very respectable and it we hope Andrew will follow through and get an actual copy of the photograph of his speeding camera offence for the photo to be Picture of the Month too!

We also have another new Picture of the Month for you.  Barry, we do hope you still have your knee caps at the end of the month!  Do send in your pictures, together with a short paragraph about who, where, when and what the picture is about please.


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