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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


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.

hansonMarc 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!

aue898The 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

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