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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 July 2004

Hardly has the mud dried at Silverstone than the computer of Andrew Coulson again resonated to the tapping out of another fabulous report on the weekends activities - thank you Andrew!


18 July 2004

Please welcome Kerry Reily with Y 6448 and YT 4017 to Ys on Parade.  Kerry, apologies for any delay in posting your pictures- they went to my old UK address, but were forwarded on by the Post Office - good to know Snail Mail still works!  We now have a staggering 233 Ys on Parade on the website, but we know there are more out there.  Don't be shy: one thing I have learned, and love about Y owners - they love Ys no matter what the condition, and are always willing to help.  Just because yours is still in bits following a protracted restoration, don't be shy about sending it in for inclusion!  We have also changed the total build numbers from 877 YTs to 884, and reduced the YAs from 6,149 to 6,142 in line with the most recent findings concerning YT build numbers.

Also, we have an encouraging report from the North of England, by Andrew Coulson, on the 10th Ripon Old Car Show where they had an amazing 6 Ys on show, all models being represented.  Lets hope Malcolm Hardy has a similarly good turn out today for his 2nd Black Pudding Run across the border in Lancashire.  Then it is back to Yorkshire in August as Andrew is also organising a long weekend for Ys.  The last event of the year (listed so far) is a SteamY DaY for Ys at the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway being organised by a recovering Neil Cairns.  We look forward to bringing you more reports and photographs on these events as they unfold.  For more details, go to the Events page.


15 July 2004

Sorry for the delay - the middle of the month creeped up on me!  Herewith this month's mid-month update to Reprinted Articles.  It is an article from June 1957 on the YB rear axle by Eric Blower!  EnjoY


11 July 2004

On 4 July we were able to welcome Christian Le Cour with YT 3421 to Ys on Parade.  For us this was very exciting as it was the first car from France on the site, and a completely new YT to the Register too.  It would seem that the car is actually now even more special than we first thought!  David Pelham, our YT expert, and Christian have been in regular correspondence since then and David has advised the following in respect of this car.

I have been exchanging information with Christian Le Cour and can confirm that YT 3421 is an EXR/K (Right hand drive with kilometre speedometer) car. This means that we now have three known surviving EXR/K cars on the site, YT 3421, YT 4162 and YT 4619.  In addition there are another three cars that were known to be EXR/K but whether they have survived, who knows.  If you have one, we'd love to hear from you.

The other interesting thing is that YT 3421 is an earlier start to the batch of cars in the range YT3423 - YT 3441. Therefore there is no doubt that YT 3422 is a YT as well. This means that there were now 884 YTs and not 877 as previously generally thought.

We have also been able to gather more information about the white Y Type featured in this month's Picture of the Month and so have updated the text on that page too.


7 July 2004

Question: "What is the similarity between James Bond 007, and Y owners?"  Answer: "Never say never again".  It would seem once you have the Y bug, it is difficult to put down!  A few months back we welcomed Scott Barrow as he bought both of Paul Gaynor's Y Types.  Paul said he might come back to Ys at sometime: well, clearly it is now "sometime" so welcome back please, Paul Gaynor and a new YB to the Parade, YB 0672 to Ys on Parade.


4 July 2004

Ys on Parade has an update in all three sections today!

For YTs we are delighted to welcome Christian Le Cour with YT 3421 to Ys on Parade.  For us this is four time the excitement of normal: not only are we welcoming another Y owner, special enough of itself, but we are adding yet another country, another new car not previously known to the Register, and discovering a YT as well.  To Christian we say, "Beinvenue et bon chance".

For YBs, keeping page with YTs, we are delighted to welcome Raymond Vigeant with his immaculate YB 1464 to Ys on Parade.

And for YAs, Frank Russell has also sent in an updated photo of Y 1336 to Ys on Parade with an update of progress.

The New York Show of 1950 contained a stand from Nuffield Exports, including the MG Y.  Strangely though no YT, the decision to effectively cease production having already been taken no doubt.  An extract from the Nuffield Exports brochure from the show has been added to the Brochures page.


1 July 2004

July will be a busy month on the Events front - 4 July (Independence Day over here) Neil Cairns is organising the MG Salooon Day at Coombe Park for the Y Register (hope you are feeling better Neil), 10th Andrew Coulson has the Y Register Stand again at the Ripon Old Car Show, 18th Malcolm Hardy invites Ys to join him on the 2nd Black Pudding Run - sounds good fun too!, and from the 23rd - 25th it will be the 54th Silverstone International Meeting.  Forward notice also, in August Andrew Coulson is also organising the Ys for Yorkshire weekend.  See the Events Page for more details on how to join these events - looks definitely dominated by the Northern UK boys and it will be a good month to be in the UK!  Maybe if my toys can get to me by the 31st I can take the Y on her first run in the USA!

Andrew Coulson has also written to advise me that concerning the Ripon Old Car Show "So far we have 9 confirmed Y types for the Register Stand at Ripon on 11th July  ( and that is with Andrew & Arlene only brining one of their two!).  The Ripon Old Car Committee want a maximum of 10 cars per stand ..... or else something happens ... we're not sure what as we have never had more than 10! If we can get another 1, or 2, or 3 or ? we can go where no Y has been before!  As an incentive, if we get the number over 10 Andrew offers to post on the register 'collectibles' page a copy of the speeding ticket he picked up (camera, Northampton) in his YT  - the oldest on the UK roads!!  Otherwise it remians locked up  -- as some say he should be."So please turn up if you are entered, and please someone add another Y to the ranks.  Personally I think he should also ask the police for a copy of the photo to be Picture of the Month too!

We also have another new Picture of the Month for you to enjoy.  Do send in your pictures, together with a short paragraph about who, where, when and what the picture is about please.

A new supplier has also been added to the Links Page courtesy of Michael Nicholson who has discovered a  sensibly priced source for Lucas FT57 lamps for your Y at Gregorys Autoparts.  Thank you Michael.


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