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
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.
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.
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
26 August 2009
The Australian Motorlife Museum in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia has sent in details of Y 4192 (current advertised on the Classified Advertisements page) to Ys on Parade.
25 August 2009
A photograph of the directional radio antenna adjusting knob as fitted to Peter Sharp's Y-Type has been added to the
Interesting Ys page.
Also, the last two pictures of YB 0414 from the former Dick Jacob's collection have been added to the Collectibles page.
24 August 2009
Two new cars have been added to Ys on Parade today so please welcome Andy Goodyear with Y 5221 , and David Loendorf with YB 0549.
22 August 2009
Two new tyre suppliers, one in the US, and one in the UK have been added to the Suppliers Tyre section of the Links page following recommendations from owners, also a Vehicle Restorer who has recently completed a rebuild and respray of an MG YB.
Richard Knight has also set up a page on Facebook for MG Y Types.
Another Flickr photograph has been added too.
16 August 2009
Andrew Coulson's lucky band of Y-Typers begins their three day tour of Yorkshire today. For those of us unfortunate enough not to be attending, the mid-month Reprinted Article is now available from MG Enthusiast, April 2007 and is titled "Why so rare?".
14 August 2009
Brian Moyse emailed today and said "They are more frequent than buses!!" so today it gives me great pleasure to say please welcome Brian Moyse with YB 0841 to Ys on Parade. This makes another "matched pair" with Keith Herkes YB 0842.
13 August 2009
Please welcome John Cummings with Y 5494 to Ys on Parade. Rather like buses - along come three at once!
12 August 2009
Graham Monaghan and Y 4037 joins Ys on Parade,
so please give him a warm welcome too.
Another 48 pictures have been added to the Flickr page too!
11 August 2009
Today, please welcome Richard Bryan with Y 3804 to Ys on Parade!
10 August 2009
Y 7012 has a new owner too, so today please welcome David Hawkins to Ys on Parade!
3 August 2009
Tony Knowles has kindly supplied details of an Instrument Repairer that we have been delighted to add to the Links page. He also advised the J & L Spares no longer do repairs on wiper motors, so their entry has been updated and a new one added under Wiper Motor Rebuilds too.
2 August 2009
YB 0279 has a new owner, so please welcome Mike Long to Ys on Parade!
1 August 2009
Already it is August and the Summer is breezing past in the Northern Hemisphere, and for those in the
Southern Hemisphere now the days are getting perceptibly longer.
Today, please welcome Ken Kimber, the new owner for YB 0838 to Ys on Parade!
Our Picture of the Month comes from Tony Bushell in New Zealand, from the Kimber Birthday run in 2007.
The Reprinted Article again comes Safety Fast, October 1995 this time though, and is an article by Jerry Birkbeck on the Banbury Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally earlier that year.
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