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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


25 December 2008

Added to the Collectibles page today is a poster available from The Roadster Factory featuring a YT.  Happy Christmas folks.


23 December 2008

A few more days are left in December to get your captions in for the Picture of the Month.

Also, last month we added a jigsaw to the Collectibles page.  My wife and I have now completed it so I have linked a picture of it to the entry.


17 December 2008

The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from Safety Fast, June 1997, the Golden Jubilee Year, and recalls the very first UK Spring Run or The Birth of the Y Run.


11 December 2008

Today, please welcome James Sloan and Y 0557 to Ys on Parade.


10 December 2008

David Pelham's YA and Peter Arnell's YB were in service earlier this year as wedding cars.


9 December 2008

A new Hint and Tip has been posted for those who have lost the rubber grommet over the rear propeller shaft universal joint.


7 December 2008

Are these the earliest photographs of a Y being used at a wedding?


5 December 2008

Neil Cairns has informed me that the game "Touring England" (featured on Collectibles a couple of months ago) is apparently now being sold by a firm in Bridgewater; Russimco Ltd., Bridgewater, TA7 9DR. Website <www.russimco.com. It is made in China.

More captions have been added to the Picture of the Month - keep them coming!


4 December 2008

Willem van der Veer has filed a report on the MG Y-Sommertreff weekend held earlier this year (20-22 June 2008).  This has been added to the Events page, and can also be accessed here.  Those of us who missed it, missed a good event - thank you to Karl Heinz Borchers for organising it, and Willem for the report and pictures.


3 December 2008

Captions are rolling in for the Picture of the Month now, so check it out periodically!  You have a wicked sense of humour it seems.


1 December 2008

The 2009 Calendar is now available for download in one page per month format.  Please use the link here, or in the side column.

Racing forward from 1954, the Reprinted Article comes from Classic Car Weekly magazine from November 2006.

The Picture of the Month for December 2008 comes again from Alf Luckman!


Archive of previous News pages

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