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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 2013

The Lucas Overseas Technical Correspondence Course has been added to the Technical Data page. Although this post dates the era of our cars, it contains invaluable information that will help you understand Lucas wiring and addresses many pieces of Lucas equipment on our cars.


25 January 2013

Matthew Crawford now also shares with us the third of his Ys ... Y 6737 which has now been added to Ys on Parade. A great project that will be very interesting to see the completion of it in Interesting Ys at a later date!


23 January 2013

Details of Sommertreff 2013 - the European MG Y Event of the Year - are now on the Events page.


22 January 2013

Matthew Crawford is also the owner of Y 3593 which has now been added to Ys on Parade.


21 January 2013

The next episode of the Antipodean Adventure has been uploaded! Enjoy!!


20 January 2013

Bob's Speedometer have been recommended to us as an instrument repairer in the US and he has been added to our recommended Links page.

Two new videos have been added to the Ys on Film page - another of David Pelham's "home videos" and also the unveiling of the restored YT 4127. They really know how to do this in Israel!!


17 January 2013

Detail and an application form for the MG Car Club Spring Run are now available on the Events page.


16 January 2013

Matthew Crawford is the new owner of YT 4171 and has updated Ys on Parade with a new photograph and has also updated his text for Y 3847 and the photograph too.

The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from The Autocar of 30 June 1950 and is another road trip entitled "Pleasant Places in Wales".


12 January 2013

Karl Heinz has kindly sent in a very rare brochure from 1950 ... in French! Thank you Karl.


3 January 2013

Our first entry to Ys on Parade in 2013 is John Bowman with Y 4424 - welcome John, great to have you on the Parade!


1 January 2013

Coming up this year we have another excellent adventure, not from Bill and Ted, but from the Antipodean Adventurers, and David Pelham will be providing archive video from MG Y Tours of Yesteryear!

But first, our regular feature Picture of the Month comes Charles Wiggins, and the Reprinted Article comes from The Autocar magazine, October 1953.

Wishing you all a happy and safe 2013.


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