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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


24 June 2004

An interesting few updates today - all from Australia, and all from Ron Humphris.  Please welcome Ron and his two Ys (YT 2618 and YB 1179) to Ys on Parade.  Both of Ron's cars are of special interest as YT 2618 joins its sister car YT 2617 to make yet another consecutive pair on the site, and also YB 1179 is our first YB from Australia (YBs were not exported to Australia)!  Ron has also sent in anInteresting Y - an MG Y breakdown truck!  Thank you Ron for your contribution.


19 June 2004

After having thoroughly entertained us over the preceding months, it is not without a small twinge of sadness we now post the closing episode of the magnificent Antipodian Adventure saga from YT 3208 and Richard Prior.  I am sure you will all join with me in thanking Richard for taking the time to write the amazingly funny storylines, select from his massive collection of photographs amassed on the trip, and then send them in for us to enjoy.  Richard, thank you very much indeed, from everyone - it will be a difficult act to follow and we are truly grateful to you, and all your fellow travellers for sharing your fantastic journey with us.


16 June 2004

Neil Cairns, our Safety Fast scribe and one of our Technical "Grease Guys" has had an accident and is temporarily excused duty!  Meanwhile, his email sent to his email address will be handled by David Pelham.  We wish Neil a speedy recovery and return to full duties as soon as possible.

Apologies also for the delay on loading your mid-month update, small mitigation I know but for those who are interested, I have now moved into our new home in the USA, in Montesano, Washington, and my wife joins me here this Saturday.  The Reprinted Article this month was supplied to me by David Mullen and is a smashing article from Autosport February 1952.  Enjoy, and thank you David.  There is also a new Reprinted Advertisement for you too.


13 June 2004

Today, please welcome Peter Gisby and YB 1012 to Ys on Parade.  Peter's car is yet another of which we previously had no knowledge of!  Thank you Peter, and welcome.


10 June 2004

Many thanks to Karl Heinz Borchers for the latest excellent addition to the Brochures page - if ever you wanted a hire car, this must have been it!  I'd love to know how many people took it up, and then bought one!


6 June 2004

Willem van der Veer has kindly sent in some interesting variations to our Reprinted Brochure collection - a later Colour Chart, and an early 1950 Export brochure.  Both are subtly different from the previously seen editions.

I am still looking for suggestions from you for a new screensaver - see 1 June News - please.


1 June 2004

By kind permission of John Edward's family we are pleased to share with you a family photograph of John, his family, and his Y as this month'sPicture of the Month.

Probably not news to many who have upgraded to Windows XP, but I have loaded the existing screensaver to my XP laptop, and to my amazement it would appear to be fine, so I won't be getting any new software after all! To those of you who have not installed the screensaver following an upgrade or purchase of a new computer, no problem, the only operating systems which it does not function with are Windows NT and Windows 2000.


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