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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 2022

Today, please welcome Mick Smith with YB 0444 and Peter Jacobson as the new owner of Y/T 3374 to Ys on Parade


26 January 2022

Another Snippet has been added concerning Frank Vaultier's spectacular roll of his MG YA at Luffield!


21 January 2022

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have been able to acquire Perelman's Last Piece which he wrote for the Sunday Times in December 1979 on his experiences during the Peking - Paris Rally.


17 January 2022

Today please welcome George Pardee and Y 0543 to Ys on Parade.

New Snippets have been added - one to 1953 and one to 1954 too.


15 January 2022

The mid-month Reprinted Article and is titled "Stories to tell" by Simon Goldsworthy and another Snippet has been added too.


12 January 2022

Five new Snippets have been added to this page today - one in 1995, 2 in 1993, 1 in 1989 and 1 in 2021! The similarity between one of the 1953 and the one from 2021 is totally coincidental!


1 January 2022

We hope that you all had a very happy and safe holiday season and will enjoy a great 2022. Do not forget to visit the Events Page as Tony Slattery has begun the build up to the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the MG Y Type in Queensland, Australia, Tuesday 9th – Thursday 12th June 2022. Not long to go now! A combined event flyer and registration form can be downloaded from the page! I am hoping to be there and see you there too. Book now!

Today, please welcome Kathryn Hall with Y 0972 and Helgi Hanss with Y/T EXU 3867 to Ys on Parade.

Hopefully this year of 2022 will see more events going ahead after two years of shut downs and cancellations so if you have an event for MG Y Types let us know so we can add it to the Events.

This month's Picture of the Month comes from Charles Wiggins and captures the crispness of a New England Springtime wonderfully: something to look forward to in 2022!

Two new technical articles have been added to the site today - a PDF set of notes from David Ransome to assist when rewiring your MG Y Type, and Maintenance Instructions for Lucas Altette horns as fitted to MG Y and Y/Ts.


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