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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


23 March 2009

springAs summer in the Southern hemisphere eases into Autumn, and winter in the Northern hemisphere into Spring, it again is time to think about booking up on the UK Spring Run.  Please see the Events page for how to join in this season opener.

Also, Leigh Wallace (Australia) has updated his photograph and text in Ys on Parade for Y 4086.


20 March 2009

Today, please welcome Dr. Michel Graveleau and YT 2885 to Ys on Parade.

Also, three photographs of a stunningly beautiful Y have turned up on Flickr and these have been added to the Links page.Links.


15 March 2009

The Mid-month Reprinted Article this month is again from a copy of The Bulletin, and covers the Birth of the Y Run from 1997.


13 March 2009

Today, please welcome Theo Sava and Y 6197 to Ys on Parade.  Australia now has two more YAs on the Parade than the UK, and we are just one car away from having 5% of the original production of 8,336 Ys in total on the website!  Keep them coming in - always a joy to add new Ys to the website.


12 March 2009

Racemettel Ltd remake the XPAG water pump to provide a higher volume of throughput and higher pressure.  They have been added to the Links page.

A new Snippet has also been added.

Also, a new article by Neil Cairns and Tony Slattery has been added to Neil's Corner.


11 March 2009

A print of Kevin Walsh's painting of an MG Y outside a station has been added to the Artist's Impressions page, and five new photographs of Dick Jacob racing YB 1551 have been added to the Collectibles page too.


6 March 2009

In January 2009 we welcomed Martin Evans with Y 5112 to Ys on Parade.  His car was subsequently featured in the February MG Enthusiast magazine (this article has also been added as a Bonus upload to Reprinted Articles) and a page has also been added to Interesting Ys written for us by Martin.


5 March 2009

Today, please welcome Neville Oates and Y 2868 to Ys on Parade.


4 March 2009

Today, please welcome Ole Aaen and Y 0433 to Ys on Parade.  Brian Calder has also sent in some new photographs for Ys at Weddings for both Sarah and Maris in wedding in March 2007, and Matt Calder and Anne-Marie Clynch also from March 2007.  These have been added to the Ys at Weddings page


3 March 2009

Please welcome Garth Todd and Y 1426 to Ys on Parade.


1 March 2009

The Reprinted Article comes from the August 1995 edition of The Bulletin, the magazine of the MG Octagon Car Club and covers the Wings Run from earlier in that year..

A new Picture of the Month has also been added provided by Peter Sharp.


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