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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


22 March 2005

With the sun now definitely half way over the equator, and the heralding of Spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and Autumn for the Southern, Richard Prior has sent in another entry for Ys at Weddings - lovely pictures, thank you Richard.

For those in the UK - don't forget its almost last orders for the 2005 Spring Run too - booking form download here.


20 March 2005

A new collectible has been added to the Collectibles page.


19 March 2005

Alan Taylor, former owner of Y 2793 has sent in a pencil sketch of his Y and has also volunteered his services for anyone who may want a sketch of their car.  Alan's sketch can be found on the Artist's Impressions page.


14 March 2005

With just over a month to go now to the UK Season opener entry forms for "The MG Y Register Spring Run" you can still be downloaded from the Events Page.  Also two other events for the UK diary worth noting are the 6th Abingdon Fayre, Air and Country Show will take place on Sunday 1st May at Dalton Barracks Abingdon (Vehicle bookings, contact Brian Davis on +44 (0)7789 654204), and The MG Saloon Car Show run by the M Group at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth Leicestershire on July 3, 2005- details can be obtained from them here.

The mid-month Reprinted Article is taken from Classic and Sportscar magazine - October 1986 and features a review of MG Saloon Cars from the Y Type to the 1300.


7 March 2005

A highly amusing entry (entry 133) to the guestbook today from Mike Anderson of Australia - former Y owner.  Worth taking a look at as I am sure we can all relate to most of his story, if quite not the bit about the policeman!  Thank you Mike, please continue to enjoy the site and one day maybe another Y will find its way into your garage!


1 March 2005

March is already upon us!  For those who hibernated their cars over the Northern hemisphere winter, now is the time to start thinking of waking them up and preparing for the Spring Run in the UK.  Fortunately here in the Pacific North West they do not use salt on the roads (a chemical de-icer is used instead) so my YA has already seen some action in the last few days, however I run it throughout the winter any way.

As regular visitors will know, we normally bring you one Reprinted Article a month.  However, on that basis it would have taken well into 2009 to exhaust the current stock of articles already prepared to release, so it has been decided to release two a month - one at the start and one half way through. In view of the current climate in the UK, and the impending winter season in the Southern hemisphere, perhaps an early article on "Fitting a Smiths Heater" by one W. E. Blower would be appropriate.  Unfortunately I have not been able to trace either the date or the original publication, however it is assumed to be some time in the early 1950s.

This Month's Picture of the Month is provided by Colin Essex of Coventry and goes back in time to the MG Saloon Day,2003.


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