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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 2012

Neil Wakeman has updated his photograph and text for Y 3498 on Ys on Parade.


23 June 2012

A new drawing has been added to the Parts Drawings library, this time a sun visor for the MG Y and YB. Sometimes these lost when a restoration takes place, so now you can make your own!

Additionally, a new technical document on diagnosing engine problems from the colour of the spark plugs has been added to the Technical Data page.


21 June 2012

Today, please welcome Ian Whysall with his early YT 2664 to Ys on Parade.


17 June 2012

Today, please welcome Bill Grafflin with his early YT 2653 to Ys on Parade.


16 June 2012

In order to enable you to better enjoy the videos on our Ys on Film and other media page, we have converted all our videos to Flash videos. This means that the files are much smaller and the page uses an embedded player on the screen. Please visit the page and let the Webmaster know of any problems you experience with the page or downloading of any of the videos.


15 June 2012

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been released. It is another article from 1950, this time from Motoring Magazine and is titled "An M.G. in the U.S."!


10 June 2012

Dave Mullen's useful tip on how to fit a Locking fuel filler cap to an MG Y Type has been added to the Hints and Tips page as promised.


9 June 2012

Today, please welcome John Forster with Y 6531 to Ys on Parade.


5 June 2012

Today, please welcome Jim Hunter with YT 3213 to Ys on Parade.


4 June 2012

Today, please welcome Paul Saunders with YB 1305 to Ys on Parade: Paul's car celebrated 59 year's on the road yesterday, only one year less than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne and also makes up yet another matched pair with YB 1304!

dlawrenceWe are pleased to announce that Dave Lawrence has kindly accepted the role as ''Historian' for the International MG Y Type Register. Author of the much acclaimed book "Let There be Y's" and unparalleled knowledge of the MG Y Type are the ideal credentials for this role.

David Pelham, Public Relations Officer says:

Although "Let There be Y's" was published over ten years ago Dave has continued to be active in MG Y 'circles', first publishing a supplement in 2002 and a second supplement in electronic form in 2011.

Dave is currently one of our eleven International Representatives representing South Africa and this additional role raises yet again 'the bar' and the resources available to the International MG Y Type Register.

We welcome Dave once again and thank him for his unsurpassed contribution to the MG Y Community.


3 June 2012

Today, please welcome Barry Phillips with Y 6564 and Mark Abbott with Y 2940 to Ys on Parade.

Paul Barrow has also updated the photographs of his YTs under restoration - YT 4267 and YT 4455.


2 June 2012

Tony Slattery has sent in two new pictures of his grandchildren and his YT for the "Y"oungsters page.

1 June 2012

The Picture of the Month for June comes from Murray Grainger taken on the 2009 UK Spring Run - see what you missed! I always said they were enchanting and Jerry and Jo Birkbeck did a splendid job on them!

The Reprinted Article comes from the French magazine Retro Hebdo, November 1998.


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