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
28 August 2012
Today, please welcome Don Walker with Y 4894 to Ys on Parade.
Don's car makes another matched pair with Y 4895!
Two new Hints and Tips have been added too - one
on curing a devious rattle from the sun roof by Neil Cairns, and one on paper rope to use as nail holders when fitting internal trim!
27 August 2012
Today, please welcome Chris and Annette Callaghan with YB 0933 to Ys on Parade. Chris and Annette are the new organiser's of the UK Spring Run, taking over from long time organiser Jerry Birkbeck and we wish Chris and Annette every success
Mike Silk and the MG Car Club Y Type Register now have the special rear axle tool for the castellated nut on the MG Y/YT rear axle available for sale. To purchase, contact Mike direct as these are not currently listed on the MG Car Club Y Type Register Regalia lists.
The discovery by Richard Knight of the two MG YA videos on YouTube set me looking for others and while there are no new MG YT ones, I did find two more MG YB videos, of Len Shaw's car in the Gaydon Motor Museum, and Dave Hillman's YB at a car show! These have now been added to the Ys on Film and other media page too.
26 August 2012
Two short videos have been added to the Ys on Film and other media page, one from Sommertreff 2008 and the other believed to be from the Sarasota Motor Museum, Florida, USA and found by Richard Knight.
25 August 2012
Notes on how to remove the sunroof from an MG Y or YB have been added to the Technical Q & A page courtesy of Tony Slattery.
17 August 2012
Today we are pleased to announce the addition of David Pelham's excellent Oil Drip Trays to the wealth of MG Y specialist suppliers. These quality drip trays can now be ordered direct from David here.
15 August 2012
The mid-month Reprinted Article is now available for downloading. It is the 1947 Continental Road Test report as featured in the Motor Magazine of 28 May of that year. Enjoy!
14 August 2012
Today, please welcome Bob Nicholson, the new owner ofY/T 3374 to Ys on Parade.
Also, YZ Publications announces the long awaited reproduction small parts for the MG YT, namely the correct pattern mirror stem so that you can hang your MG YT rear view mirror from the top rail of the windscreen, and also the correct pattern interior door handles too! See their page here. Ordering can be done through their secure website too.
11 August 2012
The Johnson Foundation MG YT was used as a wedding car! I understand that there were also some pictures taken of the bridal party too!
3 August 2012
Mick bath sent in two great pictures as he helped celebrate two Diamond Jubilees!
1 August 2012
Judith Edwards has updated her photograph of Y 5650 on Ys on Parade.
The Picture of the Month for August is another from Bob Simpson with 3 Y/Ts and a Y.
The Reprinted Article comes from The Motor magazine, November 1952 and is titled "One form of Madness" - not much has changed in all the intervening years as we are still afflicted by this madness!
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