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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


26 January 2003

Andrew Coulson has kindly sent in a very rare, interesting and amusing addition for the Collectibles page some Y-Beer. A visit to the Collectibles page will explain all!


25 January 2003

Please welcome our first YT from Ireland to Ys on Parade, YT 2706 belonging to Robin McCullagh of Dublin. Robin has been involved with MGs for more years than he cares to remember. Robin also used to race and rally MGs in earlier days. Robin was a founder member of the MG Enthusiasts Club of Ireland in 1981 and compiled a book on the history of the club for its 21st anniversary in September 2002.  Also of interest is that YT 2706 is our second surviving CKD YT, the other being YT 2744 (another Irish Export. Both cars are now featured on Ys on Parade.

New on the Collectibles page is the latest submission - this time the SU Carburettor data sheet for the Series "Y".  Also, 1947 wall lubrication chart for the Series Y published by C C Wakefield & Co Limited and a YB Parts List.


20 January 2003

A new technical query has been filed on the Technical Advice page- this time on gearboxes and specifically jumping out of third gear.


19 January 2003

Andrew Coulson has sent in two excellent pencil sketches, drawn by his daughter Odette.  They have been updated to the Artists Impressions page.


17 January 2003

Please welcome Gerry Lawson with YT 4162 to Ys on Parade - one of only two known surviving cars at this time with right hand drive and a kilometre speedometer.

The Collectibles page has been updated for a data sheet on SU Carburettors for the Y/T and two lots of Y postcards which had been forgotten until after the last update.


15 January 2003

Tony Stock has sent in a new picture of his YT 2617 and this has been updated to Ys on Parade.  The photograph is a stunning setting of Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.

In a recent trawl of the worldwide web I came across the Okanagan British Car Club website and their in-house magazine The Exhaust.  Their August 2001 edition featured a front page report on the MG YT.  They have kindly agreed to let us reproduce the relevant page on our website for your enjoyment.


14 January 2003

The treat we had planned for your mid-month delight is not yet quite ready so you may have to wait now until February for that,  However, if you scroll towards the bottom of the contents frame you will find a new section called Collectibles instead.  Over the years there has not, seemingly, been very much for the Y enthusiast to collect.  On this page we hope to bring to your attention some of the items you can look out for and add to your collection.  If you have something that is not currently featured here and would like to add it to this gallery, please photograph it / scan it and send it to the webmaster also giving some details about it please.

John Arkley has also sent in a new picture of his YB 1018 which is now nearing completion.  The photograph in Ys on Parade has also been updated.  YT 5037 has returned home to the UK, having been formerly owned in Tasmania: please welcome Andrew Morland, the proud new owner.  He has very kindly supplied a new photograph and updated his vehicle's entry for us.

There is a new Technical Query, this time of particular interest to anyone taking their Y abroad, or on a long distance journey and what sort of spares to carry.  The enquiry originated in the UK and is slanted towards travel in Europe, however some interesting principles are established and will stand any Y owner in good stead.  You will always find that the bit you didn't take is the bit you need though!


11 January 2003

Chanaka Jinasena has sent in three more pictures of the progress being made on the resurrection of Y 0900 in Sri Lanka.  See Interesting Ys.


10 January 2003

Please welcome Andrew Coulson's brace of Ys to Ys on Parade. Andrew and Arlene are the proud owners of YT 2425, and Y 6852.  One more YA on Parade and all models are at 1% or more of original total build!  A stunning achievement, well done and thank you to all who have contributed so far!  We know from the number of "hits" to this page that you enjoy looking at each other's cars, so if you have not already sent in a picture of your car, now is your opportunity to share your happiness with other Y owners - don't be shy now!

There are also three new pictures on the Artists Impressions page for you to enjoy.  Please send you, or your children's drawings and paintings in to share with us too.


7 January 2003

David Pelham has sent in the first update to the MG YT Factory Records file that he is producing. No doubt further updates will follow as more evidence comes to light. Thank you David for this most valuable resource.

David has also pointed out that 2003 will mark the 50th anniversary of the last Y Type (a YB) rolling off the production line.  We are inviting you to help us decide how we should mark this occasion. Please send your suggestions to us. We will select some of the best suggestions and try to make them happen.  Meanwhile, if you are organising a local event to mark this, please let us know that too and we will publish it on the Events page.  It is always good to have events from around the world.

Also we have a few new owners and their cars to welcome to Ys on Parade. Please welcome Janet and Rob Roberson with Y 0960, Ben Cardwell with Y 3270, and Frank Neumann with his brace of Ys, Y 1314 and Y 5660. Frank also adds a new international aspect to the Parade as his are the first cars to enter from DenmarkDenmark.

Finally, we have a new technical query, this time on YB Dynamos, on the Technical page.


1 January 2003

A verY HappY New Year to you all. We hope you have had a peaceful and restful break

Firstly, let us kick off the New Year in style with a message from Jerry Birkbeck for all those wanting to attend the Spring Run this year at Snowshill Manor. A downloadable Entry Form is now available. Please note that to avoid last minute confusion and running about (so that the organisers can enjoy the day as well as you) Jerry has said that full details / rally boards / route-books etc. will be sent out to entrants after 31 March 2003. This means that he must have completed all his side of the work as well as processed your entry form before then! Please don't leave it to the last minute - do it now, before you forget or get double booked for the day.

Andrew and Arlene Coulson have confirmed 13 July 2003 as being the date for the Ripon Old Car Show. As usual, if people wish to emigrate from the more southerly counties (or further afield) for a weekend away, we can offer food, camping. If you fancy an evening run and dinner at the highest pub in England you will be assured of fantastic views, good beers and lovely food.Contact details can be found on the Events Page.

Please welcome Barry Grey with two YTs from Queensland Australia - YT 4024 and YT 4167, and Rocky von Dullen, Louisiana USA, with YB 0952 to Ys on Parade. Barry proves with YT 4024 that we are not bothered what state your car is in for it to feature on Ys on Parade as this will present a challenge to any restoration project! Thanks guys and welcome.

There is also a new Picture of the Month, another flashback to 2002, this time with Peter Martyn winning the prestigious  Combined Motor Clubs Display Day held at the Eastern Creek International Raceway in Sydney on Sunday 18 August 2002.

And finally, and by no means least, with many thanks to Mike Plumstead (who does a fantastic job of hosting the MG Sites), we are proud to announce our search engine to assist you searching the site.  As the site has grown phenomenally in the 9 1/2 months (yes,  only 9 1/2!) it has been up, we thought this a very necessary addition.  Mike has very kindly dealt with all the very technical code details required and we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to him for all his help and support in all areas. The search engine has its own button on the main menu in the contents frame (just below Ys on Parade). The cheeky gifs on the search engine are courtesy of Ian Hopkins, thank you too Ian!


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