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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


30 March 2003

Please welcome Andrew Adamson with Y 6041.  Andrew's cars makes an amazing 150 on Ys on Parade.  An astounding number!  As we said at the outset, the idea of the page is to "to provide a photographic record by chassis number, and to create the largest gathering of Y Types in the (virtual) world outside of the factory!".  Undeniably, you have enabled us to do just that.  What will the second year bring? We do hope that you continue to derive as much pleasure and enjoYment from the site as you all so clearly do from your Y.  A big thank you from us all here on the team.


29 March 2003

Please welcome Manfred Schulz's and his second YB 1493.  Manfred's cars is car 149 on Ys on Parade - next one will be car 150!  Let's try to make it before the 1st birthday of the site please.


22 March 2003

Please welcome Brian Mellem with Y 1582 to Ys on Parade.  Brian is our first Y from the Principality of Wales and has owned Y 1582 for 43 years - there is dedication for you indeed!  Many thanks, Brian, for the picture - clearly the little girl in the picture is not in Welsh national costume, but what has she got on her head?.  Brian is our 148th Y on Parade, only 2 to go to the truly amazing 150 Ys in one (virtual) gathering.  Please keep sending them in - we now have a staggering 1.78% of total build and 150 will take us to 1.80%!  (Thanks again everyone for making my job one of the best!)


20 March 2003

Please welcome Geoffrey Pace with Y 0865 to Ys on Parade.  Many thanks for your picture Geoffrey. We are always pleased to see and hear about your Y Types, so please keep sending them to us.


18 March 2003

Two more websites were found on a recent trawl of the www that feature MG Y Types. These have now been added to the Links page - sorry if they are not new to you!


15 March 2003

This month's mid-month reprint comes to you from an article in The Motor published on 14 January 1948 and is a short tour of Belgium. There is also a new Technical Advice on running unleaded in a "Leaded" engine.


11 March 2003

Three more Technical Advices for you today, plus a new Hint & Tip from Richard Prior.


10 March 2003

Today, please welcome Daniel Richardson and Y 3750 to Ys on Parade.  Also, we have posted a Technical Advice concerning the weight of the MG Y (Saloon).


9 March 2003

A new Technical Advice for you today - this time on YBs and radial tyres.


8 March 2003

Please welcome Alan Perry and Y 7240 and John Edwards with his brace of Ys, Y 3764 and Y 5650 to Ys on Parade. Y 3764 is fitted with a Smiths Fresh-air heater and a separate picture is available from John's narrative of this rather unique heater and is well worth a look at!  Five to go now to 150!  Please keep sending them in.


4 March 2003

Please welcome John Hodson with Y 3459 to Ys on Parade. Only 8 to go now to 150!  Please keep sending them in.

We have been busy around the website colouring in the little Ys that adorn the site (courtesy of Jack Murray).  If you come across somewhere we have missed, please let us know.


2 March 2003

Please welcome Colin Simmonds with Y 2870 to Ys on Parade. He is the 141st car on Parade and the 150 is now well in sight before our first anniversary!  Well done everyone and thank you for sharing your cars with us all.

A good source of used tools for your tool kit is John Twinberrow.  He is based in the UK so please be considerate of local time differences if you call him.  He and his wife are extremely helpful, but will not welcome a call in the middle of the night, asking about tyre levers!  He does not have a website or an Email address as far as we know.


1 March 2003

Please welcome Charles Jenkinson with his very early Y - Y 0611, and Bryce Chick with Y 1800 to Ys on Parade and YT 4162 has a new owner so please also welcome Eddie Jenner too. Chanaka Jinasena has sent some update photographs of the progress on his restoration and these can be accessed from the Interesting Ys page.

Jerry Birkbeck has asked to remind all prospective entrants that there is exactly ONE MONTH  to go before registration closes. He has around 32 Y's already signed up for the run. So come on there must be at  least 18-20 regularly used models that haven't as yet applied. Come on lets get them in!

Jack Murray has sent in a picture of the front cover of the Jackall manual for Collectibles too.

Then, of course, there is a new Picture of the Month for you too.


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