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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


28 January 2004

As Y 5270 LNA 607 nears the final stages of her rebuild I have updated the photograph of my car on Ys on Parade today.


26 January 2004

Please welcome Elliott Sopkinand YT 4161 to  Ys on Parade.  Elliott's YT is interestingly only the third EXL (Export Left Hand Drive) YT on the website to date.  It also meets up with its sister car YT 4162 belonging to Eddie Jenner (which is currently located in Hampshire UK) to make yet another pairing.


25 January 2004

David Mullen has sent in a photograph of his "spare" chassis for YB 0651 for Ys on Parade.  Although the chassis may well be scrapped soon (unless you come forward and take it from David - it is free to collection, see the current thread on the Bulletin Board), it is, nonetheless still a Y - and we want a photograph of them all!


23 January 2004

Two new links on the Links Page under Other Webpages and Personal Homepages for you, plus a new Technical query.


22 January 2004

Please welcome Joel Cristea and YT 3110 to Ys on Parade.  YT 3110 now makes another "pair" with its sister car YT 3111.  Joel's car is also another new car to the Register too!


21 January 2004

We have another new wedding photograph for you today on Ys at Weddings, this time featuring 4 Ys at the same wedding!  Another first is that, besides showing three Ys that are not yet on the Parade (although we hope they will presently be!) is that the picture shows a YB in Australia!  Is this the only one?  If you have a YB in Australia we'd love to hear from you.

John Edwards has also discovered that the MG YT features on a video which we have added to the Book Review (because we do not have a video page - yet) and also on theCollectibles too.


17 January 2004

We have three new wedding photographs for you today on Ys at Weddings.  We also have a new picture from Ken Cowan ofY 6326 in Ys on Parade.

We have also been asked to advise you that the MG T Register have a video of George and Peter Edney stripping and rebuilding an XPAG engine.  Please email the T Register for more details here.


14 January 2004

This month's Reprinted Article, as promised in December 2003, concludes the articles written by Phil Reckless and his MG Y.


7 January 2004

A new Technical Advice is provided by our resident boffins for you today.  An application form for the Y Type Spring Run 2004 can also be downloaded from the Events page too.


6 January 2004

David Ardill has sent in an article on the restoration of his YT 4265 which can be located under Interesting Ys, alongside his article on the Sporting Heritage of YT 4265.


5 January 2004

A while ago, Aldemir Humberto from Brazil wrote to us with details of his MG Y Hot Rod car, we have now had his contribution translated from Portuguese-Brazilian into English, and bring you a new page on Interesting Ys.  Futhermore, back in August 2003, Ken Jones sent in a picture of a Y Type taken in Exford village green during the late 1940s and posed the question of what happened to that car - we now can bring you an update on that car on the same page as we bring you two MG Y Type hot rods!  (Warning: these pages may not be suitable for tender purists!)


4 January 2004

Time to pack away the Christmas decorations now for another year, so seeing as I was updating the website front page, I thought I'd post a new link to theLinks page to motorbase.com's website where they have 9 pictures of Ys and YTs - some "borrowed" from our website, and some not - so who's Ys are they - mine is the Red over Black YA (now resprayed!).  If you know, perhaps you can let us know in case there are some more Ys out there to get onto the Parade!  Hope you all had a good festive season and have a prosperous New Year.


3 January 2004

David Ardill from Australia has sent in an updated photograph of YT 4265 for Ys on Parade as the car nears completion of its restoration.  Stunning and well done David, thank you!


2 January 2004

Apologies if the link to the 2004 Calendar was not working earlier - I forgot to upload it!  This is now fixed so please try again, thank you.

Application forms for the Spring Run 2004 are now available either from the Events page or by clicking here.  Please return your completed forms, together with your cheque made payable to the MG Car Club Y Type Register to Jerry as soon as possible and let us try and get 50 cars on this run this year!  It promises to be a good one!


1 January 2004

Hope you enjoyed the festive season and that the New Year is everything you want it to be.  A new calendar for 2004 is available from the Other Items menu on the left.

We kick off the new year with a new Hint from Neil Cairns on fitting new sills to your Y Type.  These can be obtained from various suppliers who can be found on our links page.

Richard Prior has also sent in another episode of their fantastic journey from 2003 the Antipodean Adventure.

A new Collectible has been added too - a catalogue from the First International Automobile Show, New York in 1949.

This month's Picture of the Month is of new owner Tim Tavani and his Y Type, both of whom I had the pleasure of meeting when recently in Arizona USA.  Tim rescued the car from a yard downtown.  Had he not, the car would have been winched on to the roof of the garage as an advertisement as the garage is very close to the Phoenix airport freeway.


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