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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


16 August 2019

The mid-month Reprinted Article is the original Swiss artcle from the MG Car Club of Switzerland's magazine Signpost from January 2013 titled "Blick ├╝ber den MG-Zaun".


12 August 2019

Holly White (editor of the MG Owners' Club magazine Enjoying MG) sent in pictures of the MG Y Type used in her recent wedding.


11 August 2019

Today, please welcome Anders Andreasson as the new owner of Y 3776 to Ys on Parade.

The June 2019 edition of the MG Car Club UK Newsletter has also been uploaded.


8 August 2019

Today, please welcome Colin Tyrell with Y/T 3106 to Ys on Parade.


3 August 2019

Two new items have been added to the Hints and Tips page on how to convert from Positive to Negative Ground/Earth, and how to wire in Trafficators and Flashing indicator turn signals to operate from the same single switch (including the clockwork steering column switch. Also, details on how to fit a 5 speed gearbox into a Y Type from Tony Vernall have been added to the bottom of the Technical Data page.


2 August 2019

Karl-Heinz Borchers has filed a report on Sommertreff 2019.


1 August 2019

The wait is now over!! The pedal shaft, gasket and fixing kit can all now be ordered through the secure web application link at the bottom of the YZ Publications page.

This month's Picture of the Month was kindly supplied by John Foster when he owned Y 4895.


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