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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


28 July 2012

More details are now available about the 65th Birthday party "down under" for Ys in the Southern Hemisphere on the Events page! Details can also be fount there about MG Y Tyme too!


22 July 2012

Today, please welcome Joe and Mary-Anne Young as the new owners of YT 2859 to Ys on Parade.


20 July 2012

Looking ahead to 2013, John James of our "sister" site, http://ttypes.org, has invited as many MG Y Types as would like to, to join him and TTT2 on a weekend driving tour of Rutland, UK. Having been fortunate enough to grow up in that area of the country I can personally vouch for how beautiful it is there. Check your calendar and sign up now! Details on the Events page.


16 July 2012

Masaaki Sakaguichi has added a new document to the Hints and Tips page explaining how to replace the condenser soldered onto the base plate of your DKY4A distributor as fitted to the MG Y Type.


15 July 2012

Today, please welcome Ashley Viccars with Y 4558 to Ys on Parade.

The mid-month Reprinted article is also released to day from MG Enthusiast Magazine, August 1993 and is titled "Life begins at 40 for 'Ugly Duckling'".


11 July 2012

Today, please welcome Michel Legoubé with YT 2105 to Ys on Parade.

Please also welcome Andrew Sorouni, the new owner of Y 4192 to. Ys on Parade.

Roger Da Forno has updated his picture of Y 6062 in Ys on Parade.


7 July 2012

The Brittany Tour is now full again.


5 July 2012

As a result of illness, David Pelham has an opening on his up coming Brittany Tour. He is asking if any one would like to join in the run, to please contact him as soon as possible. The Tour will be during the second week of September and will depart from Portsmouth on the 9th September at 07:00 and will return on Friday 14th September in the early evening. There will be stop overs in Normandy on both the outward and return journeys. The base hotel will be near Ploermel which will be the base camp for three nights.


1 July 2012

We are delighted to bring you the June MG Car Club Y Type Register Newsletter from Safety Fast. In it there is an announcement that the renown Dennis Doubtfire is standing down as President. We thank Dennis for all that he has done over the years to promote MG Y Types and MG Y ownership and wish him all the very best.

The Picture of the Month for July comes from Bob Simpson and is of Bob Lawrence's MG YT.

The Reprinted Article comes from Moss Motoring magazine, Spring 1994 and is titled "MG YT, A Very Special Sportscar".


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