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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


25 March 2022

Today please welcome Ewan Ward as the new owner of Y/T 4825 to Ys on Parade.


22 March 2022

Paul and Sandra Bowerman kindly sent me some photographs for Ys at Weddings back in 2019 but I have only just now realized I had not published them before. My apologies for the delay in publishing them.

Also added today are four Collectible photographs kindly sent in by Karel Vermeer.


21 March 2022

Another new Reprinted Advert has been added: a period advertisement for Terry Valve Springs. Despite the advertisement saying they give an "Old car New car performance" the car shown in the artist's rendition bears remarkable similarities to the MG Y launched only a couple of month's earlier!


20 March 2022

Two new Snippets have been added from 1947. One of these is a two page advertisment for Nuffield Exports Limited with two great pictures with MG Y Types in so this has also been added to the Reprinted Adverts page too.


15 March 2022

This month's mid-month reprinted article is the long awaited translation into English of the May 1997 article published originally in German about an "M.G. on the other side of the world: Ceylon". Our thanks again to Dominic Farnsworth for this magnificent translation.


7 March 2022

A new Hint and Tip has been added explaining the MG Y and YB's Windscreen Wiper set up and how they work - often a source of mystery ... and frustration.


3 March 2022

Today, please welcome Will Jamieson with Y/T 3585 to Ys on Parade.


2 March 2022

Rupert Lloyd Thomas has kindly sent in six still frame photographs of MG Y/Ts being raced in various races in Canada 1950 - 1953! Thank you Rupert.


1 March 2022

This month's Picture of the Month is another from Charles Wiggins's portfolio of pictures in the Acadia National Park.


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