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
30 January 2011
Brad and Vicki Wilson have sent in a progress report update on their Y Special based on Y 3222.
Please do not forget to donate to the Queensland Appeal as mentioned below.
24 January 2011
A new Export Market brochure has been added to the Brochure and Price Lists page!
23 January 2011
Tony Slattery has acquired yet another Y - so please welcome Y 4514 to Ys on Parade. This brings the total of Ys on Parade to 480 and 3,111 cars on the database as this car was previously unknown to us.
21 January 2011
You may have seen on your local news about the recent floods that have happened in Queensland, Australia. Sadly, the MG Car Club of Queensland has been severely impacted by them. Their Clubrooms have been destroyed, and although we were able to save all the significant MG Treasures, the cost in effort and time to re-build will be great. After six years of volunteer work the Clubrooms development was only weeks from completion, and they now have to start again. Several club members homes have also been badly damaged, and other MG owners have had their cars submerged in floodwater and mud for days. Among these was at least one Y Type owner.
The MG Car Club of Queensland has set up a DONATE facility where donations can be made. If you would like to donate to their flood appeal, it would be greatly appreciated.
When you make a donation, on the REVIEW screen, under Add special instructions to the seller, please indicate how you would like the funds distributed by including one of the following words:-
If you wish your funds to help re-build the Clubrooms, please include the word"CLUB"
If you wish your funds to assist in the storage of members cars whose homes have been destroyed, please include the word "HOME"
If you wish your funds to assist in saving/resurrecting MGs that have been damaged and submerged in the flooding, please include the word "SAVE"
If you wish your funds to be equally distributed to the three areas of need above, please include the word "MG".
The MGCCQ thanks you for your help however small.
MG — The Marque of Friendship Worldwide
15 January 2011
The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added to the library of articles and comes from The Sacred Octagon magazine, June 2009.
12 January 2011
The power of the internet, and its usefulness on the good side of life never ceases to amaze me. Back in May 2002 one of the first cars to join Ys on Parade was Mike Wright with Y 0368. In his dialogue, Mike said "She was originally registered by Cam gears in Luton 3/7/47. Cam Gears used to have a factory in my home town of Clevedon but unfortunately they've gone now so I can't tell them that one of their old cars is still around. I would love to know why they bought a Y for business. I suspect it had something to do with getting past the waiting list for new cars that applied just after the war." The question was a rhetorical one, but earlier this week I received an email from a web surfer who used to be an employee of Cam Gears in Luton. Cam Gears were already well known in 1947 as they had developed and supplied the Bishop Cam Gear steering in the MG TC. Derek Revell told us that it was "more likely the company bought it to experiment with the Box Steering, which was mostly why all the company car were bought, including a Jensen Interceptor and many others, not all UK cars either, I remember a Ford Pinto (US model)." So it was curiosity about the revolutionary rack and pinion steering as fitted to the MG Y that caused Cam Gears to buy the car! Mike and I enjoyed the story so, with his consent, we thought we would share this with you all!EnjoY.
11 January 2011
Since the inception of this website many questions have been raised about the original paint specifications, recommended lubricants, correct spark plugs etc. of our cars. Many of the products available between 1947 and 1953, the period of manufacture of our cars, are no longer available or have been superseded by far superior products. Without doubt few people would now have their car sprayed with cellulose paint but will opt for 'two pack' solutions. However, restorers will want the colour to be as close to the original specification as possible. Equally, a number of the Hypoid oils readily available 50 years ago are no longer manufactured although other superior choices are available.
In recognition of this, and the ability of the International MG Y Type Register to react to the requirements of the 'Y' owning community, we have been investigating how this could be achieved. Our intention is to liaise closely with current manufacturers and bring you the information direct. We were therefore pleased to announce that we have reached a partnering agreement with PPG International — a hugely respected name in automotive paints — (see News 6 January 2011 below).
Today, we are also pleased to announce a partnering with
Penrite, equally renowned for their excellent range of lubrication products. Permanent navigation access to this can be found under the Technical Centre sub-menu.
In the near future we plan to add further pages that will enable owners to interrogate current products from companies that best fulfil the requirements of our cars. We have some other initiatives taking place with respect to partnering arrangements, so keep monitoring this website as we hope to bring a number of other suppliers/manufacturers on board.
6 January 2011
We are pleased to announce that we are now working in partnership with PPG International automotive paints. Through this collaboration we have been able to research formulas for most of the original paints used on the MG Y Type. Please visit our Colour Schemes page and click on any of the underlined words in the Paint Formula chart to bring up the formula. You can also print a copy of the colour formula too!
2 January 2011
The MG Car Club Y Type Register notes for December 2010 have been uploaded today to their Newsletter page.
1 January 2011
Happy New Year and welcome to 2011. Everyone here at the International MG Y Type Register wishes you all a verY happY and prosperous new Year.
To start the year rolling, the Reprinted Article comes from MG Enthusiast, September 1991 and reports on "YB Carries off Cumbria" in the Cumbria Classic Weekend, earlier that year The YB featured is that of Ed Winters, YB 1041.
Peter Sharp provides this month's Picture of the Month from December, 2010.
Archive of previous News pages
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