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
21 December 2021
The astute reader will probably have already noticed the addition of a new item to the list of interesting namely the letter from HG Cox of the Morris Motors marketing division to Sir Miles Thomas, Morris Motors Managing Director (1940 - 1947). Of special interest to us is the section concerning the healthy state of sales orders from distributors for the MG 1 1/4 Litre Saloon!
19 December 2021
Karl Heinz Borchers has provided additional notes on Rebuilding Rear Shock Absorbers/Dampers and PDF files of his notes are available in both English and German.
15 December 2021
The mid-month Reprinted Article and is an article entitled "Scotland NC 500 by Y Type June 2018" written by Julian Bosworth.
13 December 2021
A new video file has been added to the Ys on Film and other media page featuring YB 0723 prior to it's auction at Matthewsons Auction House in the UK this weekend.
2 December 2021
Today please welcome Kevin Cracknell as the new owner of Y 0614 to Ys on Parade.
1 December 2021
Do not forget to visit the Events Page as Tony Slattery has begun the build up to the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the MG Y Type in Queensland, Australia, Tuesday 9th – Thursday 12th June 2022. A combined event flyer and registration form can be downloaded from the page! I am hoping to be there and see you there too. Book now!
This month's Picture of the Month comes from Roger Da Forno and features two wonderful machines from the 1950s.
A new technical article from Practical Motorist and Motor Cyclist (February 1959) has been added to the Jackall Advice page. Although it shows a different pump to the Jackall pump on the MG Y Type, the principles in the article are the same as for our Jackall system.
Archive of previous News pages
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