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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


24 May 2010

alfluckmanIt is with the deepest regret that I post the following sad news.

Alf Luckman, a long standing member of the MG Car Club Australia and a stalwart supporter of this site since its first, passed away on Friday May 21 in Woden Hospital, Australia Capital Territory. Alf one of our first international representatives and did an unstinting amount of work to promote the MG Y Type, both in Australia and worldwide. Anyone who came into contact with Alf was immediately captivated by his humour and love oflife, family and Y Types. He was a vigorous contributor to the website providing content and research, as well as hints and tips and contributions to the Bulletin Board. I rarely express my personal feelings on this website, but I (along with many others) have lost a great personal friend and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers please for his family as he leaved behind his lovely long supporting wife, Dot, their daughter Janine, son Graham, and his grandchildren.

Funeral details as follows:

Thursday 27th May at 12 noon, Norwood Park Crematorium, Mitchell. Australia Capital Territory.

Dot and family has asked for some MGs to be present. If you are local, please attend with your Y Type - he was a great man. Thank you.


17 May 2010

For Y-Type rallying aficionados a new Snippet has been added with a YT in a night trial.


16 May 2010

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been released today covering the MG YB entry at the November 1952 Earles Court Motor Show in London, UK.


15 May 2010

Ivo Arnus sent in another great photo of his car - an amazing piece of MG Abingdon history that he uncovered during his restoration of YB 1550 - the last full bodied MG Y ... EVER.


12 May 2010

A new vendor has been added to the Y-Type Shopping Mall - for LED rear D light conversion and a Collectible card has been added too.


11 May 2010

Jerry Birkbeck recently imported his MG YT from the USA back into the UK and he wrote up his experience in Safety Fast.  This article has now been added to the Y Type Newsletter page.


10 May 2010

Roy Dockery has updated the photo of YB 1381 on Ys on Parade.

I have also received notification of a new supplier who will supply remanufactured rear seat ashtrays (these have been unavailable now for over 6 years!), Trafficator Switch return torsion springs, and gear lever anti-rattle springs made to Series-Y specifications not T-Type (which are completely different).  Watch the Y Type Shopping Mall page for more details!

Tony Slattery has also advised of a new Event for Australian owners too.


5 May 2010

A modified version to Roy Clapham's sump tank drip tray was suggested by Mike Long.  Roy has drawn up the modifications and these have been added to his original suggestion on the Hints and Tips page.

A summary of entries from Dorothy Hermann's book "S J Pereleman - a life" (ISBN 0-671-65460-8) concerning  Sid and his MG has been added to the entry for Sid's car on Interesting Ys.


4 May 2010

John Sanderson (Y 5729) posted a video of his engine on YouTube.  This is now also available from the Cars on Film and other media page in avi format.

Also a new lubrication chart has been added to the Collectibles from Norbert Lange.


2 May 2010

Today please welcome Iain Brown with YB 1500 to Ys on Parade.


1 May 2010

You have got to believe me on this - this is all a coincidence that this has all come together today - it was not planned that way for sure!

Christian Lecour continues the international YT run of Picture of the Month with a great shot of his YT 3421.

Please also welcome Ivo Arnus, with YB 1550 - the last full bodied MG YB ever - to Ys on Parade.

It is a total coincidence that both the Picture of the Month and Ivo Arnus' purchase of YB 1550 both happened the same day - 20 December 2007!

Also, purely by coincidence the Reprinted Article, MG Enthusiast Magazine and although it was the November 2008 edition (not December 2007) it is on YB 1551. the last MG YB chassis car that was made into a racing special by Dick Jacobs!

Is that amazing or what?

For those of you who are awaiting the release of YZ Publications books on CD, apparently they are a step closer to being able to take credit cards so not long now!


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