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
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
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.
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 2009
Roger Cross has updated his photograph of Y 3578 in Ys on Parade.
22 January 2009
Apologies for forgetting to load the Reprinted Article is a report on the 1998 Gold Cup Spring Run, taken from Safety Fast, June 1998 on 15 January. This has now been updated.
20 January 2009
Today, please welcome Martin Evans and his Y Special Y 5112 to Ys on Parade. Martin's car is featured in the February edition of MG Enthusiast and this article will be published later on this website as a Reprinted Article.
15 January 2009
With the details of the UK Spring Run released earlier this month it is appropriate that the mid-month Reprinted Article is a report on the 1998 Gold Cup Spring Run, taken from Safety Fast, June 1998.
11 January 2009
Jerry Birkbeck has announced the details of the UK Spring Run and an entry form can now be downloaded from the Events page. Hurry to secure your entry now as places are limited!
7 January 2009
Richard Knight has now finished his restoration of his first YB (one down Richard, 2 to go! - webmaster) and he has uploaded photos to the Flickr website. A link has been added on the Link's page but a quick link is also added here. Great job Richard.
Details of the MG Car Club Y Type Register have also been posted on the Events page.
5 January 2009
A new book including a section on the Y Type, MG Saloons and Coupes, has been added to the Book Review.
4 January 2009
The December 2008 Y Register Newsletter from Safety Fast has been added.
3 January 2009
Please welcome Palle Møldrup, the new owner of Y 5660 to Ys on Parade.
1 January 2009
Happy New Year! Do not forget to get your 2009 Calendar from the download column to the left.
Getting the new year off to a flying start, please welcome Zulkifli Dato' Omar and Y 1041 to Ys on Parade, and adds yet another new country to the world-wide fellowship of Ys with Malaysia! Y 1041 also makes up another matched pair with
A new picture of YB 1551, the last YB chassis, has been added to the
If you have been enjoying the Reprinted Articles series, a new series begins this month. Titled as SNIPPETS, this covers short items such as pictures of articles slightly off the mainstream of full-blown Reprinted Articles. This will be added to on an "as and when" basis as material becomes available and can be accessed at any time from the Reprints and Collectibles item on the main navigation panel. Fans ofReprinted Articles though need not worry, I am only currently about half way through my library stock of items, so release of Reprinted Articles will continue on a bi-monthly basis for the foreseeable future!
The first Reprinted Article of 2009 continues with the second of two articles from Safety Fast, June 1997, with an article by David Hague on 'Veneering or "Ironing away" with a smoothing Dash'.
A new Hint and Tip has been added for setting the correct depth gap when installing new seat bolts, (or even reinstalling old ones).
A new Picture of the Month has also been added.
Do not forget to send in details of Y Type Events for the 2009 Events calendar too.
Archive of previous News pages
Click on the hyperlinks below to see complete archive pages of the news from a previous month.