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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).


Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

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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 Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website.  You may need both files.


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.


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 March 2011

Today, please welcome Klaas Stuiver with YB 0829 toYs on Parade. Klass's car is a "new survivor" to our Register and has som interesting features too!


26 March 2011

Peter Sharp has kindly sent in details of his Second UK Autumn Run that he is organising for September 2011. Please see the Events page for details. Also, do not forget to book in for the UK Spring Run to the new venue of the glorious Peak District area with Jerry Birkbeck - details of which can also be found on the Events page!


25 March 2011

Andrew Sorouni has updated his photograph and text for Y 3458 on Ys on Parade.

Also, we have been asked to try and trace the owner of a lovely looking Y in Portugal - see Where is my Y now?


17 March 2011

For fans of the Reprinted Articles, the mid-month one has been released. Apologies for the late addition but I forgot with the exuberance over releasing the film clips from "Heights of Danger"! No excuse for poor performance on my part, so here you are! It is a reprint from the October 2009 edition of Oldtimer Markt called "Ypsilon-Tours". Although in German, it does have some great photographs in it for the non-linguists!


16 March 2011

A photograph of Y 6582, KTX 542, has been received by the International MG Y Type Register that we would like to reunite with the current owner of this car. Please see Where is my Y now? for details.


15 March 2011

Peter Sharp found a great new set of two films on one DVD featuring the MG Y! Published by Strike Force Entertainment (www.strikeforcetv.com) a rerelease of the British Pathé Documentary film from 1953 "Heights of Danger" with a bonus track "Safety Fast" are now available from their website.  We are able to bring you special clips and stills on the "Y"s on film page by very kind permission and copyright.


14 March 2011

Today, please welcome, Thierry Decerisy with Y 0479 toYs on Parade. Y 0479 is our first Y(A) in France on the gallery and also brings the total number of Y(A)s on show to 4% of the currently known original build!


10 March 2011

Today, please welcome, Skip Hahn with YB 1509 and Mike Ash with YB 0337 and YB 1535 to Ys on Parade.


7 March 2011

Today, please welcome, Andrew Edwards and Y/T 4223 to Ys on Parade.


2 March 2011

Two new items have been added to the Collectibles page: a postcard from Great Malvern courtesy of Mike Ash, and the picture of the Y Type identified by Peter Wilgoss in January 2011 on the Bulletin Board. Thank you both for these contributions.

For the curious among us, the audio file on the Welcome page is Marc Hanson in YB 0414 tackling the timed lap track at London's Crystal Palace in May 2010. The full video is available on the Ys on Film and other media page.


1 March 2011

We begin this month with a note of thanks from Tony Slattery, International MG Y Type Register Representative for Australia.

The members and friends of the MG Car Club of Queensland would like to thank you for your support in our appeal for funds to rebuild and help our members following the flood in January 2011. Your support and financial help has allowed the club and those personally affected to look forward and restore the faith, that we can all make a difference in supporting our friends when times get tough. Our thoughts go out to our friends in New Zealand now, and hope they too can receive your support and encouragement.

The Picture of the Month this month is again from Australia - Tasmania in fact - and from Andrew and Kathy Totham with their Grandfather and 'Maud'.

The Reprinted Article Reprinted Article comes from Motoring magazine, May 1953 and covers MGs victory in the RAC Coronation Rally.


Archive of previous News pages

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