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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


22 February 2017

Not directly MG Y related, but Peter Vielvoye makes a great point with his entry to Start them Young!


20 February 2017

Today, please welcome Iain Crowther with YB 0593 to Ys on Parade.


18 February 2017

A bonus Reprinted Article has been uploaded. This reprint is from The Autocar, June 15, 1951 and is a report from the RAC Rally of 1951 in which Jack Readings came first in the Closed Cars under 1500cc class in his MG Y, and Len Shaw came in third.


15 February 2017

The Reprinted Article (scroll to the bottom of the page!) has been uploaded. This month's reprint is a copy of Marc Hanson's wonderful write up of the Monte Carlo rally. We look forward to bringing you more articles by Marc as he submits them to print - thank you Marc for the wonderful job you do promoting the MG Y Type to a wider audiance.


7 February 2017

A new photograph has been added to the Collectibles page.


6 February 2017

The MG Car Club has kindly sent over the December MG Car Club Y Type Register notes for December 2016 from Safety Fast.


2 February 2017

A new article has been added to the Technical Data page. The article is called "Modern Petrol and Classic Cars - the Manchester XPAG Tests" and is a PDF download written by Paul Ireland.


1 February 2017

This month's Picture of the Month is supplied by Mick Bath from the MGCC Lincolnshire's input into National Drive Your Classic Car Day 22 April 2012.

If you are in the UK do not forget the MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park on the 19th of this month. See the Events page for more details.


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