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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


6 July 2013

David's family have asked me to post details about his funeral arrangements. These are attached below. Meanwhile, please continue to leave your tributes to David on the thread on the Bulletin Board. If you have problems posting your comments, please contact the Webmaster and we will try to resolve your problem.

David Pelham's Funeral

David's funeral will take place at 1:30pm (13.30) on Monday 15th July at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Pound Hill, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 3NQ. If you can, please come in your MG or other classic cars.

Family flowers only please. If you wish to make a donation these can be passed to the Funeral Directors. The charities that have been chosen by the family are Cancer Research and The British Heart Foundation.

After the funeral you are invited to join us at The Ballroom of The Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead to celebrate and share your memories of David. Please send us an email if you are able to join us.

If you are coming from out of the area the The Felbridge Hotel can offer a special rate if you mention that you are attending. There is also a Premier Inn that is a few minutes walk away from the hotel.

We have provided the various contact details below.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Pelham Family

The Funeral Directors are Ballard and Shortall, Homelea, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2HA. Telephone: +44 (0)1342 323092

The Felbridge Hotel: RH19 2BH, +44 (0)1342 337700

Premier Inn: RH19 2QR, +44 (0)871 527 8348


1 July 2013

This is probably the hardest month's news page I have ever had to put together and I make no apologies for the personal nature of my opening note, nor for this month's Picture of the Month.


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