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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


30 January 2020

A clip from the documentary Evolution of The Drift Angle - 50 Years Of Rally has been obtained and been added to the site.


29 January 2020

The codec errors have now been resolved on the four new short videos that were added to the site yesterday. Thank you for your patience.


28 January 2020

Today, please welcome Tom Treacy and Y 7216 to Ys on Parade.

Another four new short videos have also been added to the site.


27 January 2020

Another new Film featuring Y 3444 has been added to the site.


24 January 2020

A comprehensive list of parts for the MG Y Type available from the MG Octagon Car Club (exclusive to members of the Club) has been added to their link on the Links Page and can also be downloaded downloaded here.


15 January 2020

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been released! This month's article comes form Autoweek magazine from 6 March 1989 and covers the Castagna bodied MG (Y Type).

Three new Films featuring MG Y Types have also been added: from 1948 - Another Shore, and from 2019 a UK television advertisement for Fords of Winsford and a film from Daman Thakore featuring his car LAL PARI.


11 January 2020

Today, please welcome Joe Hine and Y/T 2820 to Ys on Parade.


10 January 2020

A new hint and tip has been added on Sidescreen restoration.


9 January 2020

A new book Speed from the Sports Car which includes a section on fitting a Sharrocks supercharger to the MG Y Type has been added to the Book Review page.


4 January 2020

A new Collectible photograph has been added by kind permission of the copyright holder.


1 January 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the last year of the decade! It does not seem 10 years since 2010 ... but it is!

Please welcome John Coburn wtih Y 2897 to Ys on Parade.

This month's Picture of the Month is of an unknown Y.

A new Link has been added to access the collective writings of the late Dave DuBois. Dave was a gifted technician who started driving MG sport cars early on, and never ceased driving them as his family's "Daily Drivers". Over the years he used his experiences in the Navy Yards of Bremerton, WA, to bring simple fixes to some of the perplexing problems of our cars, mostly related to electrical contacts, fuel pumps and safety. He became world famous as the go-to guy for SU fuel pump restoration. His writings though cover much more and are very relevant to our cars as well as other MGs.


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