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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


27 June 2019

A new drawing has been added to the Parts Drawings page for a slightly larger and zippered rear window panel for MG YT hoods courtesy of Anton Piller.


24 June 2019

Two more pdfs of original Lockheed brake system manuals have been added to the Technical Data page.

Additionally futher 4 volumes of The Classic Y (now up to Volume 21 of 31) are now available on this site for download.


23 June 2019

A pdf of an original Lucas of catalogue Equipment and Spare Parts for 1953 has been added to the Technical Data page. Additionally, another recent acquisition is the Salesman's Reference Book for 1948, the MG Y and YT sections of which have also been uploaded to the Technical Data page here.


17 June 2019

A futher 7 volumes of The Classic Y are now available on this site for download.


15 June 2019

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded. This month's article is from the Swiss magazine Signpost for January 2013


8 June 2019

Two great additions to the site today!

Firstly, by very kind permission from the author Paul Ireland, we are able to bring you The Complete Manchester XPAG files. These will be permanently available via the link in the side bar of the news page.

Additionally, after a long wait, we are able to release Volumes 7 through 10 of "The Classic Y". In 1978 John Lawson formed and then ran the MG Y Type Register. John provided his members with monthly magazines called ‘The Classic Y’ which was produced using the technology that was available to him. These have been reproduced in PDF format. Sometimes the originals we obtained were good, sometimes not so good. Some of the information contained in them has now been improved on in other places. This collection provides the MG Y owner with historical source documentation. Certainly, every current MG Y owner owes much to John’s foresight into appreciating our great cars. The originals used to make these PDFs have come from the collections of Paul Barrow, David Mullen, Adam Lombard, and Mike Silk (who now owns the copyright to them).


4 June 2019

Today, please welcome Ron Hatch as the new owner of YB 0279 to Ys on Parade!


1 June 2019

This month's Picture of the Month is kindly provided by Tony Slattery.


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