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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


27 January 2012

Brad Wilson has updated the photograph of Y 3222 on Ys on Parade.

Neil Wakeman has also sent in another write up of how to refurbish your rockers. This is now available on Hints and Tips too.


24 January 2012

Today, please welcome Steve Neal with Y 5241 to Ys on Parade.


23 January 2012

Neil Wakeman has also sent in a write up of how to get your non-functioning door or boot locks working again. This is now available on Hints and Tips.


22 January 2012

Bryan Mellem's picture has been added to "Y"oungsters or "Start them Early" page. Do not forget you can email in your pictures of Ys and the next generation of owners and custodians of our great cars with a short story paragraph using the link on the page.


20 January 2012

You asked for it, and the International MG Y Type Register is your website so we are delighted to add a "Y"oungsters or "Start them Early" page. You can email in your pictures of Ys and the next generation of owners and custodians of our great cars with a short story paragraph using the link on the page. The page will be permanently available from the Main Navigation Menu under the Artistic Ys button too, so get out there and get busy with the "Y"oung(er) people!

Three new Snippets have also been added too!


19 January 2012

Notes on Michael Nicholson's Auxiliary Dashboard and how to make one for your Y have been added to the Hints and Tips page.

Another new Snippet has been added too!


17 January 2012

Another new Snippet has been added and also an anecdotal letter from Len Ayton's widow has been added to the Stories from the Rear View Mirror.


16 January 2012

New links have been added for Anthony Pearson's Classic and Vintage Bulbs under Halogen Light Bulbs, and E.P. Services under XPAG Water Pumps on the Links page.


15 January 2012

The mid-month Reprinted Article is available for your enjoyment and is a scenic drive in the UK Lake District from The Autocar magazine 1 July 1949.


11 January 2012

Today, please welcome Allan Dinsdale with YB 1533 to Ys on Parade.


8 January 2012

Today, please welcome Bob Chutor with Y 4276 to Ys on Parade.


4 January 2012

Former MG Y owner Owen Frankland has kindly shared some amusing stories with us from when he owned several MG Y Types back in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Please see Stories from the rear view mirror.


3 January 2012

Bob Boagey has sent in two pictures from his daughter's recent wedding.


2 January 2012

Today, please welcome Bob Boagey, the new owner of YT 4265 to Ys on Parade.


1 January 2012

Happy New Year and we hope that it is a bountYful one for you. We are certainly off to a great start here with lots of new items for you. In case you had not realised it, the MG Y Type celebrates it's 65th birthday this year!  So, in honour of this we have redesigned the home navigation button!  This will stay throughout the year.

The Picture of the Month comes from Jean Lau in Hong Kong, China from the Annual MG Show, 22 February 2009. Belated congratulations to her for winning a trophy on her first showing! The Reprinted Article this month is from the Autocar, April 1953 and is a road test on the MG YB.

Today, also please welcome the first Ys on Parade of 2012, Gary Rayner with Y 3269 from Tasmania.

Jerry Birkbeck has also updated his picture to Ys on Parade too.

Two new Reprinted Advertisements have been added.

The MG Car Club of Canberra have also alerted us to the fact that following the success of MG TYme in 2010, they are running a similar event in 2012. Details will be posted as they become available, but for now a flyer can be downloaded from the Events page.

Finally, three reprinted old Lucas technical pamphlets have been added to the Technical Data Page too.


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