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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


30 August 2014

Carsten Deuster has updated the photograph of Y 4155 in Ys on Parade.


21 August 2014

Today, please welcome Graham Taylor with YB 0974 to Ys on Parade.


16 August 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added. This month's article comes from January 2013 Safety Fast magazine and is written by Frank Vautier and his "Golden Rivet" MG Y. Enjoy!


14 August 2014

A link to a technical discussion of Thoughts on Torque and Tightening for Critical Fasteners by Bill Hyatt has been added to theTechnical Data page.


11 August 2014

Jerry Birkbeck has sent in a report for the recent MG Car Club Summer Gathering - Tour of Wales for our enjoyment - thank you Jerry.


8 August 2014

xodtbottomGreat news for anyone wanting to purchase a drip tray for their MG Y (as originally designed and developed by David Pelham. These are now available again from David's good friend Bryan Purves. The Vendors page and a specific page for drip trays have been updated accordingly. These are, without doubt, the best value XPAG drip trays available on the market.


4 August 2014

Palle Moldrup and Rikke Schultz have updated the picture of Y 3181 in Ys on Parade.


2 August 2014

Richard Prior has sent in the concluding episode to his Antipodean Adventures ... well, concluding at least for now until next time!

And Richard Knight has also sent in his memories of Sommertreff 2014. Sorry to hear of your troubles Richard but hope you will be back for Sommertreff 2015 - these things happen in Classic Cars!


1 August 2014

This month's Picture of the Month is courtesy of Judith Edwards, UK.


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