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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 January 2006

Please welcome Robert Chilman and Kieran Schneeman and YT 4310 to Ys on Parade.


22 January 2006

The Register are organising a driving tour of the Ardennes, France, for May 25 - 30 inclusive.  Full details are on the Events page but Paul Gresser (event co-ordinator) will make hotel bookings as soon as he knows names of those wishing to take part. He would like names please by the latest February 10th in order that he may book the hotels, so for costs etc. please contact him direct.  There is an email link and phone number onthe Events page for him.


21 January 2006

Today, please welcome David Robley and YT 3432 to Ys on Parade.  David has owned his car since the early 1960s.


20 January 2006

A new event has been added to the Events page as the MG Car Club Y Register intend joining the Pendine Dash.  Details and a link to the application form can be found on the Events page.


18 January 2006

A review of the book 'an MG experience' has been added to the Book Review page.  If you have read a book where there is a good Y content, please send in a review of it to the Webmastertogether with details of how much Y content there is, what the book is about, title, author, ISBN, availability and a scan of the cover, and we will evaluate it for inclusion on this page too.


17 January 2006

Today, a new calendar, featuring an MG YT, has been added to the Collectibles page.


16 January 2006

Today, please welcome Andrew Piers and YT 2738 to Ys on Parade.


15 January 2006

In addition to the Technical Advice page, where you can post questions to Paul Barrow and Tony Slattery (our "Techno bods") for Y Type related problems, we are further pleased to announce yet another addition to the Technical Centre, in that Neil Cairns has sent in a variety of technical articles which we have decided to post in a page called Neil's Corner.

Additionally, we also have the English translation of Peter Menton's article from Clublad in Reprinted Articles.

Finally, please welcome Mark Maguire and Y 3849 to Ys on Parade - the first of 2006.


11 January 2006

A Buyer's Guide page is available now as the first item under Technical Centre.  This page contains the four magazine articles already released under Reprinted Articles together with an item written by Neil Cairns on Buying a Y and his YA or YB that is the question article.  It is not necessarily intended to bring anything new to you here, but rather, again, to pool together the articles in one place for prospective buyers.


9 January 2006

Following on from the current article on the Bulletin Board with respect to Oil leaks from your XPAG engine, in talking with Dave DuBois we decided to pool the collective knowledge base on rear crank oil seals into one page.  This page is not necessarily all inclusive, and although many articles are written for T Type owners (what is true for them applies to Y owners too), but hopefully it covers most of the angles.  This page can also be accessed from the side menu under the Technical Centre.  The latest animated file has also been added to the Artists Impressions page.


3 January 2006

Posted under Artists Impressions today is the 2005 Christmas card from Jack Murray.  Depicted is the colour scheme of Ian Hopkins' two tone MG YB and David Pelham's YT, although if you were fortunate enough to receive one it was personalised to your car's colours and licence plates too.  Seriously though folks - don't let your tank be filled by a reindeer - they don't know much!  The Artists Impressions page has also been indexed to make it easier to find stuff on it too.


1 January 2006

We would like to wish Y owners, and your families, a very Happy New Year from all of us here.

This month's Picture of the Month is from the NAMGBR meeting in Olympia, Washington, USA in July 2005.

The Reprinted Article for the beginning of the year is another foreign language article published in the MG Limburg Clublad or club magazine.  The article is by Peter Menton and we are indebted to Willem van der Veer for the English translation which will be released in the middle of the month as usual.

A new supplier - Ed Biddle has been added to the Links page - for a personal service rebuilding your worn out carburettors.

Also released today are the entry forms for the 9th Spring Run.  You can download one here or on the Events page.


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