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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 January 2008

Ted Gardner has sent in notice of the 17th Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club Y Type Register.  Details on the Events page.


20 January 2008

Tony Slattery has released details of a gathering for Y-Types in Australia.  Details on the Events page.


19 January 2008

Peter Vielvoye has sent in a picture for Ys at Weddings ... of his wedding actually!  Back in the 1960s Peter owned a Y and the family have now unearthed the old photographs!

Jerry Birkbeck is urging any one not yet registered at the hotel for this year's Spring Run to do so.  He says:

Following the interest in this Spring's Weekend in the Cotswolds we now have 18 rooms booked at Stratton House Hotel - the venue for an informal afternoon gathering and Dinner on Saturday 10th May and the start point for the Spring Run on the Sunday morning.

I have spoken to the Hotel and they have confirmed that they will hold a further 21 rooms until early March. This means that we will have the whole Hotel to ourselves if all the rooms are taken!

To ensure that this can happen I would like anyone who is anticipating attending to contact the Hotel immediately to demonstrate that there is the interest there. If it is left to the last moment then the Hotel will open their bookings to all and sundry and those who phone me up at the end of April and bleat that there is no room available - well tough!


15 January 2008

The mid-month Reprinted Article is from Australian Classic Car magazine, March 2006 and features Bill Spall and his involvement with Ys.

Mike Green of N.T.G. informs us that they are now pleased to be able to offer re-manufactured YA/YB Starter & Choke cables complete with original style knobs: A553CY (choke) £42.84 + VAT and A553DY (starter) £36.72 + VAT.  They have only had a few made, but have stock at present.


13 January 2008

The first new entrant for Ys on Parade for 2008 is Bill and Lorna McReaken's Y 4465, to whom we extend a very warm welcome.


12 January 2008

The MG Car Club have set the dates for the 58th Silverstone International meeting.  Details are posted on the  Events page.

Michael Nicholson has been in contact with Yorkshire TV (UK) concerning theappearance of a Y Type in their serial "Heartbeat" series 5 episode 10.  He would like to hear from any 'fan' of the series if there are other episodes where a Y appears. .

Nico Dreesen has sent in a new photograph of YB 0805 for Ys on Parade too.


7 January 2008

Although the 60th anniversary year has come to a close, David Pelham has correctly pointed out that:

On the 4th October 2008 we will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first YT to come off the production line. The first 5 cars to come off the production line were numbers YT/EXU/1922 — YT/EXU/1926. All 5 cars were destined for the USA market. YT/EXU/1923 is the first YT featured on YTs on Parade and no fewer than 3 of these first 5 cars are confirmed survivors; two are in the USA and one is in the Netherlands.

David has also offered to do something special for the October 2008 news release - so keep watching this space as they say!

Christian Le Cour has sent in an update to his entry on Ys on Parade for YT 3421.

Karl Heinz Borchers has sent in some details of a Summer gathering he is organizing in June this year for Ys.  This has been added to the Events page.  Registration is limited to the first 30 cars due to German government restrictions though so be quick.

An application form has also been posted for the UK Spring Run to the Events page.

Finally for today, we are currently unable to supply either ashtrays for the front seats or bulkhead wiring grommets.  We are hoping to be able to resume supply of the ashtrays soon, however a volunteer is sought to make the rubber bulkhead wiring grommets.  If you are interested in helping fellow Y owners restore their cars to a high standard of originality and wish to help with thesupply of rubber bulkhead wiring grommets, please contact the Webmaster for more details.


1 January 2008

Happy New Year to you all.  Hope the 'jingles' added to your festive spirit and did not get on your nerves too much!!  Well, here is to 2008!

A new Picture of the Month this month is from David Pelham.

Steve Randle's YA is the focus of the Reprinted Article which is taken from Practical Classics February 1999.

As a New Year present to you a new screensaver is available for your enjoyment with pictures provided by kind permission of David Lawrence's bestselling book "Let there be Ys".  This is a large file, at 11mb, however there are 20 different pictures in high definition to enjoy depicting some of the more varied and important aspects of the Y's development.

A Christmas card from Masaaki Sakaguichi has also been added to the Artist's Impressions page too.

Finally, a new photo of Dick Jacobs' racing his YB in the Touring Car Race at Silverstone has been added to the Collectibles page


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