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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 2014

Notes on how to repair the PLC switch as fitted to MG Y/Ts has been added to the Hints and Tips page.


28 July 2014

Today, please welcome Jerry Hunter and yet another NEW SURVIVOR FIND car Y 2367 to Ys on Parade!

Tony Slattery has sent in a drawing of his front and rear tubular / telescopic shock absorber bracket. This has been added to the Hints and Tips page.


19 July 2014

Today, please welcome Peter Voss and another NEW SURVIVOR FIND car Y 5391 to Ys on Parade.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has also been uploaded - sorry for the delay. It is from Straight Six magazine and is entitled "Sabrina the Seductress"


7 July 2014

Another sad day of news I am afraid as we have to report the sad death of Tony Stock - UK member. Tony was one of the first to post his YT on the site under Ys on Parade. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Jill and the family. Jerry Birkbeck sums up our thoughts very well:

The sad death of Tony Stock, at the end of May, was recently announced. Tony was a well known character in the MG world and the MGCC in particular. He and his wife Jill were enthusiastic users of a wide range of MG's, that included over the years a TC, a VA tourer. a Y and YT as well as a London Bus! Tony delved into the world of Y ownership during the early 70's, when he and the family lived in Warwickshire. I recently spoke to Simon and met William, two of his sons, shortly after Tony's passing. Both of whom had very fond memories of the range of MGs that they grew up with, drove and which were used as everyday transport. There was an excellent contribution in Safety Fast a while ago from Tony about a years daily use of a TC. This included every activity from ferrying the children to undertaking the weekly supermarket trip. A very revealing and worthy advice on the daily use of a 45 year old car.

Tony and Jill moved to Torpoint in Cornwall several years ago and in 2002 they acquired a YT, chassis no YT/EXR/2617, which had been rebuilt by John French in the 1970's. This was originally owned by a character with very English name of John Urbane Bull, a coffee planter from Kenya. On his retirement he purchased the car in 1949 new in dollars directly from the MG Car Company with red bodywork He was also a contributor to 'Autocar' and 'Motor' the two principal motoring magazines of the day in which his YT experiences were occasional included. The fascinating point about Tony's YT, which I included in a recent issue of SF) is that it is one of only three that, at the time, remained in the UK as the majority were exported to the Empire!

Tony and Jill used the YT for everyday transport — a very refreshing attitude compared with those who just bring their classic out on a summer's day.

I sadly never met Tony who would have been present at the Register's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2007 but had a very rare breakdown on the way to Charlecote, Warwickshire where the event was held.


1 July 2014

Unfortunately I cannot remember where I obtained this from but it is a copy of a memorandum from H G Cox to Sir Miles Thomas D.F.C. (Managing Director of Morris Motors 1940 - 1947) concerning our wonderful cars. It is dated 27 August 1947 so is a very early document in the continuingly unfolding history of the MG Y Type.

Some more sad news for Y Type owners is given below as reported to me by Karl Borchers. I will miss Norbert too and my thoughts are for his family now.

With a shock we heard the news that our friend Norbert Lange has gone end of May 2014 suddenly and unexpectedly from us. Norbert was the German MG Car Club MG active and many friends known internationally. He also wrote a list of MG Memorabilia


A truly octagonal heart has stopped beating. We miss him very much. His well-kept MG YB 1168 is now due to this death for sale.

Please see the Classified Adverts page for details.

This month's Picture of the Month is courtesy of John Turner, Tasmania.


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