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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 February 2012

The Special Tools page has been updated to include both the original Nuffield Group T. part numbers and the later Nuffield Group all numeric part numbers along with the later BMC ones.

Also, two new Collectible photographs have been added courtesy of David Mullen.


20 February 2012

In response to a question on the Bulletin Board on front and rear hub pullers and what they should look like, we realised we had a gap in the provision of information concerning the Special Tools that a dealer would have had available to him. So, we have added a Special Tools page to the Technical Centre pages for you.

Also, today, please welcome Peter Vielvoye as the new owner of Y 4276 to Ys on Parade. Peter also owns YT 2731 and is currently Chairman of the MG Car Club Y Type Register too.


15 February 2012

Already the second half of the month!! Your mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and is a reprint from Motor Sport Magazine, October 1950.

Also today we have two new Collectibles added too.


12 February 2012

Today, please welcome Ross Turner with Y 0815 to Ys on Parade.


11 February 2012

Today, please welcome Phil and Arty Williams with YT 2031 to Ys on Parade.

Six more new photographs of MG Ys out and around that have been featured on Flickr.com have been added to the Flickr page. Look for the new logo!


5 February 2012

The links for the Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres has been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.


4 February 2012

y70111992y70112002David Pelham is organising a Y Type Tour in Brittany during the second week of September. The Tour will depart from Portsmouth on the 9th September at 07:00 and will return on Friday 14th September in the early evening. There will be stop overs in Normandy on both the outward and return journeys. The base hotel will be near Ploermel which will be the base camp for three nights.

Numbers are strictly limited, as a Family Run hotel is being used, it will be 'first come first served basis', so please contact David directly if interested for more details.

A handy conversion from Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres has been added to the Technical Data page and also to the Downloads to the left of this page.


3 February 2012

Today, please welcome, Richard Knight, owner of three MG YBs, with his third MG YB YB 0824 to Ys on Parade. I am sure in time this one will be restored to the high standard of his other YB 0655 too. Thank you Richard for sharing that with us.

Richard has also recommended Lincon Batteries of the UK who have been added to our Links page.

Finally, we are delighted to also add the MG Car Club Y Type Register notes from December 2011 Safety Fast as part of our mutual cooperation agreement. These notes concentrate on a profile of Dennis Doubtfire, who has been one of the instrumental people (along with the likes of John Lawson and David Lawrence) in putting MG Y Types in the forefront of the public domain for many years. Dennis is certainly one of the most charming of people, a real gentleman and I read the notes with much enjoyment, well done Jerry - great choice of topic!


1 February 2012

Today, please welcome, Roger Da Forno as the new owner of Y 6062 to Ys on Parade.

The Picture of the Month comes from Victor Rodrigues, Switzerland.

November 2011 was a busy month for MG Ys in the classic car press as we add Octane Magazine to the Reprinted Article page with a superb article on Marc Hanson's YB.

A new technical page has been added in the Technical Datasection on SU Fuel Pump overhauling.

As a reminder, the International MG Spares Day takes place later this month - see the Events page for more details.


Archive of previous News pages

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