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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


19 February 2004

Today, please welcome Tim Hides and Y 5315 to Ys on Parade.  Tim's car is also completely new to us - marvellous, and thank you!


15 February 2004

Please welcome Petri Niskanenand Y 3445 to Ys on Parade.  Petri is our first Y owner from Finland and was previously unknown to the register!


14 February 2004

This month's Reprinted Article is from BMC in house magazine Motoring and dates to April 1957.  It is written by the famous Eric Blower and is on the Clutch Assembly.


10 February 2004

Please welcome Ron Darvell and Y 5968 to Ys on Parade.


8 February 2004

A new brochure has been obtained - this is a very rare one, especially printed for the Australian Market and is very interesting in that it promotes the YA over the TC, which has been relegated to the back page.  The date is unknown, but since it mentions the TC and does not mention the YT, it could be about 1947/8.  It anyone knows, we would love to hear from you.

We have also added Scott's Old Auto Rubber to the Links Page.  Scott's are able to supply, amongst other bits, the correct door check stop rubbers for the MG Y Saloon!


6 February 2004

Please welcome John and Elizabeth Fincher with their YT 3663 to Ys on Parade.


1 February 2004

Well, some of you already know, and others may have guessed it, but I am moving from the UK to Washington State USA at the end of  this month.  As a result, the changeover of February to March updates maybe a little late but please bear with me on this and I will try to get it done for you as soon as possible.  The Register have asked me to stay on as webmaster, so bad luck those who fancied a change - there won't be one!!

Meanwhile, after a very busy January, we have a new Picture of the Month for you.  Meanwhile, do not forget to download your calendar from the side bar.  I have moved it up and put a coffee bean on it for you!  Keep the Ys on Parade, and all the other stuff coming in please.

With our first new addition to Ys on Parade this month, please welcome Simon Jones with Y 2436.


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