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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


28 August 2017

Today, please welcome Danny Klijn with Y 1969 to Ys on Parade. Danny is planning on using the car for banger racing, due to the incomplete nature of the car, but will sell the car to anyone who is interested in buying it as he appreciates the scarce nature of the car. If you are interested in making Danny an offer, please contact the Webmaster quickly!

Richard Prior has also added an article to the Jackall page on installing the Jackall actuator seal. Thank you Richard!


18 August 2017

Steve Brompton has updated the text for his entry of Y/T 5139 in Ys on Parade.


16 August 2017

Richard Seidemann has completed his restoration of Y 4100 and has updated his photogrpah in Ys on Parade. Nice work there Richard - well done!


15 August 2017

This month's Reprinted Article comes from the Swiss publication Sign Poat for January 2017 and is titled "70 jähriges Jubiläum MG Y". Carsten Deuster also had the same article printed in the German magazine MG Kurier in April 2017 so both articles have been added for your pleasure. If you do not speak (or read) German do not dispair - the English translation is coming and meanwhile the pictures are worth looking at anyway too!


7 August 2017

For those of you wanting the ultimate record of the Down Under 70th Weekend, the official photo CD is now available to order for $25AUD + postage. There are over 500 images from the weekend from which you can print your own favourites, as well as a copy of the Event Handbook listing all the cars and owners, and the "official" Event Report. Send your order to Tony Slattery Once we have your CD, you will be sent a PayPal invoice including postage.


5 August 2017

Two great new videos have been added from YouTube of MG Y Types taking the Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb - see the Ys on Film and other media page.


1 August 2017

Today, please welcome Steve and Lynne Brompton with YT 4318 to Ys on Parade.

This month's picture shows the internatioanl nature of the International MG Y Type Register 70th anniversary celebrations.


Archive of previous News pages

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