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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


23 August 2007

Richard Prior has sent in a CAD dimensioned drawing of the mounting bracket fitted to his YT to accommodate the fitting of telescopic rear shock absorbers.  This has been added to the page on YT 3208 in Interesting Ys.


19 August 2007

Peter sharp has sent in some pictures of his Y as used in the wedding of his son to Karen.


16 August 2007

The mid-month Reprinted Article again comes from the pages of Abingdon Classics, August 1982, and is an owner-written piece by Tom Bowman of Florida and his MG YA.  Does any one know if Tom still has this car, and if not who does have it?


14 August 2007

Today, please welcome Robin Bawn as the new owner of YB 0942 (with a smart new colour scheme) to Ys on Parade.  Also owned by Robin, as we all know - just one Y is not enough, YB 1094 to Ys on Parade too.


13 August 2007

Today, please welcome Marvin Soroken as the new owner of Y 1805 to Ys on Parade.

Also, pictures of another Y pick up have been added to the Interesting Ys page, this time from the Netherlands!


12 August 2007

After reading one of the reports on the Ripon Old Car shows organised by Andrew and Arlene Coulson, have you ever wished you could have be there?  Well, now you can - Malcolm Hardy sent in a video he shot during the day and this has been added to the 2007 report.


11 August 2007

Tom and Flossie Peitsch are organising a 60th Anniversary celebration in Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 17 - 18 November 2007.  Full details and an application can be downloaded from the link on the Events page.  Tom, we wish you well with the event and look forward to a comprehensive report and pictures in due course!


10 August 2007

A new item has been added to the Hints and Tips page for fuel sender and gauge testing and a PDF file is also available from the item.


9 August 2007

I must be going senile, but then Ted Gardner was the only person to spot that the original Picture of the Month this month (from Ted Gardner's trip to France in 2004) had previously been used in December 2006.  Maybe you just enjoyed seeing it again!!  Anyway, he has sent me a replacement Picture of the Month so you can enjoy a different one.  Thanks Ted, and well spotted!


1 August 2007

Richard Prior has sent in details of the bottling of an Anniversary Port, and Andrew Coulson has filed a report on another gloriousRipon Old Car show.

The Picture of the Month this month comes from Ted Gardner's trip to France in 2004.

The Reprinted Article for this month comes from Abingdon Classics, November 1984 when the MG YT was featured as Car of the Month.


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