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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


29 July 2009

Andrew Coulson has filed reports on the Ripon Old Car event, and MG Silverstone weekends.


27 July 2009

Even more Flickr photographs have been added to the Flickr page today!!


26 July 2009

Following a recent posting on the BBS about veneering, a link to the previously featured Reprinted Articles from Safety Fast, June 1997, concerning veneering has also been added to the Hints and Tips page.


23 July 2009

More Flickr photographs have been added to the Flickr page!


16 July 2009

Y 5492 has changed owners and is now back in The Netherlands having passed from father to son.  It is always heartening to see the Y infection passing through the generations and not loosing any of its appeal!  Well done Rob and Andrew and we wish Andrew much enjoYment from the car.


15 July 2009

Karl Heinz Boerchers has sent in a report on Sommertreff 2009.  This has been added to the Events page and can also be downloaded here.

Peter Arnell, also had a surprise at Silverstone last weekend.  David Pelham explains:

In March 2009, Peter Arnell passed on the role of Chairmanship of the MG Car Club Y Type Register to Peter Vielvoye, after eleven years of dedicated service. Peter has been an excellent ambassador, both for the Y Register and the MG Car Club. Peter and Suzie's Sun Bronze YB is in regular attendance at MG events and probably 'clocks up' more miles than most other Y Types.

peter0901peter0902It was decided by the Committee to recognise Peter's contribution by presenting him with a Jacket (suitable for both Y & Triple M events — Peter also has a N Type) embroidered with a Y Type, the MG Car Club Logo and the words Chairman 1998 — 2009. David Pelham made a short speech on behalf of the Register thanking Peter for his contribution. This was followed by Bill Wallis, the President of the MG Car Club, who presented the Jacket to Peter and also thanked him for his hard work on behalf of the club.

Peter thanked all the committee for their work and support during his chairmanship and wished the Register success going forward.

Note:  Under normal circumstances of a maximum term of five years office holding, this record eleven year stretch is likely not to be surpassed in the short term ... but we shall have to wait and see!

The mid-month Reprinted Article has also been added and is from Australia's Sports and Classic Cars magazine and it titled Y-Front the prim and proper MG.  Enjoy!


6 July 2009

Based upon Y owner use and good service, Klassik Transmissions and sparkplugs.co.uk have been added to the Links page.  Both are UK based, but are able to supply worldwide.


2 July 2009

Today, please welcome John Longridge, the new owner of Y 7207 to Ys on Parade.


1 July 2009

The Reprinted Article comes Safety Fast, February 1992, is called "Driving a Y-Type Amsterdam - Moscow - Amsterdam" and is by Chris Backlund.  His Y (Y 6918) can be seen on Ys on Parade coming into Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

The Picture of the Month is supplied by Charles Inman, Heber City, Utah, USA.

Six further pictures from the Dick Jacob's collection have also been posted to the Collectibles page!


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