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.
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.
Stories from the Rear view mirror
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
27 August 2011
Today, please welcome Carsten Deuster, the new owner of Y 4155 to Ys on Parade.
22 August 2011
Jerry Birkbeck has updated his photograph of Y/T 4372 on Ys on Parade.
Also, two great videos have also been added to the Ys on Film and other media Page from David Jones.
17 August 2011
A new picture has been added to Ys at Weddings featuring the MG Car Club's "Little Gem".
With apologies for being late, but the mid-month Reprinted Article has also been posted. It is a short article about film star Phyllis Calvert trying the new 1 1/4 litre MG.
7 August 2011
Today, please welcome Jens Evers who is the new owner of Y 2313 to Ys on Parade.
6 August 2011
Another page has been added to the Parts Cross Reference pages.
4 August 2011
For MG Y owners in the US and Canada, Joe Curto has a range of floats with similar properties to Burlen's StayUp® floats. For H Type Carburettors you require part number NT-03. You can email Joe from here.
3 August 2011
A new article has been added to the Technical Data page on tuning and servicing of Type H carburettors as fitted to the MG Y Type. The article covers both single and double carburettors.
Also, Charles Wiggins has updated his Ys on Parade entry with a new photograph and text.
Marc Hanson has also sent in a great photograph. Marc says he "saw it when I took my Jaguar to be serviced at my local Jaguar dealer, Guy Salmon, in Thames Ditton, Surrey. The photograph was on their wall no doubt demonstrating their heritage. The YB shown may be on the database (UMG 45?)" [sorry Marc, it is not one that we know of ... currently]. "It has a roof mounted spot light - a common period rallying mod. Judging by the Riley, Triumph and Armstrong Siddley(?) the photograph was probably taken in the 1950s."
Finally, here is some great technical news!
The SU Carburettor Company, (Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd) manufacturers of all genuine new SU Carburetters and spares worldwide, have introduced a revolutionary new float for SU carburetters.
The new adjustable height StayUp® float is resistant to modern ethanol based fuels and has a military spec closed cell construction making it puncture proof. The ability to adjust the float arm allows for quick and easy minor alterations to float levels where required.
The material specified was used by the S.U. Carburetter Company for military installations in the 1980s, where a guaranteed fail safe operation was critical. Due to the close link between S.U. and AMAL today (both owned by Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd), the secret behind the material has been released and upgraded for the manufacture of this float, making it virtually unsinkable.
The Viton tipped float needle valve offers unrivalled protection against modern ethanol based fuels whilst ensuring a superior seal compared to metal tipped versions.
The relevant model for MG Y, Y/T and YB is product number AUE 898. The current cost of £19.95 (plus VAT where applicable) plus postage. For more information, click here.
1 August 2011
Murray Grainger has supplied a great photo for this month's Picture of the Month.
The Reprinted Article is an article in German about special bodies, and features the Worblaufen MG Y.
A new card featuring the MG YB has been added to the Collectibles page together with links where you can order these to send to your friends.
Archive of previous News pages
Click on the hyperlinks below to see complete archive pages of the news from a previous month.