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
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(1.8mb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).
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.
Stories from the Rear view mirror
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
28 July 2003
Jack Murray has found two new (genuine this time) contemporary advertisements which can be seen on the Reprinted Advertisements page.
27 July 2003
A new item has been added to the Collectibles page - a special road sign that was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Birth of the Y.
26 July 2003
The General Data sheet for the MG YB is also now available from the Technical Data and Information area.
25 July 2003
Well, we have had over 20,100 visitors now! We are truly amazed by the interest that has been shown in the site, and hope that we can continue to please you!
Some very encouraging news from our man in India, Daman Thakore, he has discovered another, and indeed possibly a third YT in India! It will be really excellent to see these cars and have them added to the wonderful array of worldwide Ys and will give us all something to look forward to!
Meanwhile, we have launched yet another new page for you - Technical Data and Information. In this suite of pages we will bring you General Data sheets for the MG YA, YT and YB, and wiring diagrams for original "standard" wiring layouts. Please note that these are based on original factory manual information only: they may not necessarily reflect your car as, over the years, your car may have been heavily modified by previous owners. Additionally, for this area, Neil Cairns has very kindly penned a piece for us on the differences between a Y(A) and a YB. Access is via a
new button on the menu / navigation bar (7th one down).
Finally, we have a new advertisement for "reprinting", or is it an Artist's Impression? We know what we think, and have placed it accordingly in Artist's Impressions, but you judge!
23 July 2003
Another episode from the Antipodean Adventure has been received. Read their latest news here.
20 July 2003
While I was checking out something, I came across a very interesting webpage and we are now pleased to add this to our
Links page. It was the MG-Rover Netmag site. You may have come across it before, or you may not. However, well worth checking out, even if their webmaster used my Y Type (there are so many better ones you could have chosen, Tony) on the front page of his June 2003 magazine!
19 July 2003
The long awaited next instalment of the Antipodean Adventure has been sent in by our Travellers. The have been
very busy covering some 4,000 miles (6,400 km) since they arrived in the UK! Catch up with them here.
Don't forget to let me know about your interest in the proposed new publications announced on the 11 July - if there is insufficient demand, the projects will be still born, so email us please (see link 11 July 2003).
18 July 2003
A new supplier for you today - for front coil springs for your YA, YT, or YB - please contact Neil Saturn at Coil Springs of Sheffield who will be pleased to supply your needs, see the Links page for full details.
16 July 2003
A problem was reported regarding downloading the flyer for Warwick 2004 event in Australia - hopefully this has now been fixed, but if not (and you get the error page) please notify us for this and any other broken links. Also, we have a report on the Ripon Old Car Show from Andrew Coulson - for both events, please see the Events page.
Another Technical Query has been posted, and our Antipodean travellers report that they are well and are continuing to accept blame for the current heat wave! More from them later on - no doubt.
14 July 2003
Your mid-month article this month is a bumper special - no not about the chrome bits front and rear, but bumper in
terms of size! The astute surfers who regularly cruise around the site may have noticed that it was, inadvertently uploaded earlier this month, but it is now "officially" available for download. It is taken from theAutomobile Engineer of January 1949 and is a major work on the chassis of the Y Type - fascinating reading! Enjoy.
There is also a new Technical Query
on Ignition coil connections too. Coming later this week, after we have had chance to prepare the files, will be a report on the Ripon Day Out and we have had a short update from our Australian travellers, but more anon. Watch this space.
11 July 2003
Further to our announcement on the 8 July 2003 below concerning the possibility of making full colour reproduction copies of the "first 500 miles in your MG Series Y" and the Lucas Electrical Equipment booklets for the 1 1/4 Litre Saloon and Tourer, it occurred to us that it would be helpful to post a small sample of each for you to view to assist you in your knowledge of what we are actually offering. Click on the links above for these. To register your interest in either of these booklets contact the webmaster here and please tell me how many and of which booklet you would be interested in. As there would need to be a fairly substantial outlay to get these printed, we would like to have a gauge of your interest first. For further information, please see the entries on theCollectibles page.
9 July 2003
Today, please welcome Willem van der Veer with Y 5888 to Ys on Parade.
4 July 2003
For those of you (and there are clearly a few out there) who cannot get enough "Y" fixes, we have just been informed that MG Enthusiast Magazine (August/September 2003 edition) will be doing a feature on a special bodied racing Y Type so make sure your newsagent gets you a copy by ordering one now.
Also, advance planning, but we are pleased to announce the first event for 2004 - in Warwick, Australia and being organised by Tony Slattery. See the Events page.
3 July 2003
Sadly the Riverside Picnic event (listed in the Safety Fast July 2003) for 27 July has had to be cancelled. By way of compensation, we have a small postcard update from our Antipodean Adventurers to share with everyone!
Please also welcome Anton Piller with YT 3214 and YT 4220 toYs on Parade as our 51st and 52nd YTs.
2 July 2003
Following a change of ownership, please welcome Roger and Christine Morgan as the new owners of YT 4118 to Ys on Parade
1 July 2003
June was a very busy month and hopefully now YB 0481 will have a new owner. We look forward to hearing of it and seeing it on Ys on Parade in the near future, meanwhile, please welcome Andrew Avery with YB 0873!
Also, to get you going this month we have two new answers to Technical queries for you, and a new Picture of the Month - well two actually!
Archive of previous News pages
Click on the hyperlinks below to see complete archive pages of the news from a previous month.