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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 June 2018

Thanks to Peter Downing can download a PDF and a DXF files suitable for machine production of a heat shield for the MG Y and YB (single carburettor) from the Part Drawings page.


24 June 2018

While researching something else, Tony Slattery came across a news paper clipping about the Buchanan Specials setting a new record. This has now been added to the Buchanan MG Y race car page.


21 June 2018

The latest version of Neil Cairn's MG Engine History file, version 9.0, is now available to download from the side menu on the left of the News page or can be downloaded here.


18 June 2018

A few years ago we advised that an MG Y featured in the British TV Series "Unforgotten" and added a still shot of the car. We are now able to add a video of the episode and this can be seen on Page 3 of our Ys on Film suite of pages together with a previously unreleased Still shot too.


16 June 2018

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and comes from the MG Octagon Car Club magazine for March 2015 and is titled "Y" Restoration Project.


13 June 2018

Today, please welcome Yuri Brickman and YT 4127 to Ys on Parade.

Also, a copy of the 1952 Scientific Magazines Publishing Co. technical reference manual was recently acquired on eBay. A 23 page PDF of this is available from the Reprinted Articles page.

Finally, for today, a dimensional drawing of the special tool required to pull the hubs on an MG YB, from the original drawing by A Elgin has been added to the bottom of the Parts Drawings page.


11 June 2018

Mike Silk (MG Car Club Y Type Register) and the International MG Y Type Register have been working together now for some time on a project to bring into the public domain all the back issues of John Lawson’s “The Classic Y”. We are pleased to announce that issues from February 1978 to December 1982 are now available on both the MG Car Club Y Type Register and the International MG Y Type Register. Further releases will be made soon so please check back periodically.


7 June 2018

Peter Downing acquired a great painting that has been added to the Artist's Impressions page.


3 June 2018

Today, please welcome Christopher Constantine as the new owner of Y/T 3148 to Ys on Parade.

Additionally, two original photographs, complete with original (5 inch x 3 3/4 inch) negatives have been added to the Collectibles page.


1 June 2018

Today, please welcome John Alcantara and Y 6906 to Ys on Parade.

This month's Picture of the Month also shows John's MG YA on display in the Port of Gibraltar terminal building and was sent in by Malcolm Hardy back in 2014!


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