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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


15 February 2018

The MG Octagon Car Club announced this month:

"... for many years we have been unable to sell spare parts to our members in North America. Basically because no UK insurers would provide us with product liability cover for North America. This has been a problem for most UK Car Clubs who sell spares. The FBHVC have been working on this problem for a while with Peter James Insurance. I have been working with Greg Nock at Peter James office, and we at long last have a solution. They can provide us with product liability cover for North America at a very reasonable price. So from 1st February our members in the USA and Canada can now buy spare parts from us. Our USA (West) rep Paul Barrow should be well pleased with this, he has been trying to solve the problem for as long as I have." Happy Motoring, Brian Rainbow - Chairman MG Octagon Car Club.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been up loaded. This month's article comes from the Classic Motoring magazine, March 2016 and can be located at the bottom of the page.


2 February 2018

Work is continuing al be it slowly on recoding all of the pages of the site to bring them up to HTML 5.0 coding standards so that browser compatibility can be maintained. During this time though please bear with the webmaster if your inbound emails seem not to be acknowledged or replied to in an expeditious manner. No disourtesy is intended, I am simply buried under almost 700 pages of recoding while at the same time trying to juggle all my other commitments too. Please keep sending in your contributions and registrations and I will try to get finished on the recoding ASAP so that we can bring out the new items!

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