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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



30 May 2011

Peter Sharp spotted a new film with a Y in it. "Lipstick on your collar" (1995) features YB 1533! Keep watching and looking!


28 May 2011

Another new Snippet has been added that showns Paul West's MG Y but the article is in French, and also another snippet this time from Car and Car Conversions magazine, November 1979.

We have also added an article by Terry Lynch to the Technical Data page with everything you ever needed to know about nuts. Also added to the Hints and Tips page is an article on Coil Ignition systems from Enjoying MG magazine, courtesy of the MG Owners Club.


24 May 2011

Garth Todd has updated his entry to Ys on Parade for Y 1426, meanwhile Tony Slattery continues his quest to own eight Y Types with the acquisition of Y 1006 and Y 2682.


23 May 2011

Six new Snippets have been added! We have also added a great article by Brian Cox on Trunion and King Pin replacement to the Hints and Tips page.


18 May 2011

A new Hint and Tip has been added on why the gearbox bell housing plate needs to be fitted the correct way round!


16 May 2011

The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from The Octagon magazine, Summer 2008 and is a short article on the Y/T of David and Jiiva Somerville.


10 May 2011

Knight's Old School Brake Service has been added to the Links page as a recommended vendor, especially for boring and re-sleeving of MG Y/YT brake master cylinders.


9 May 2011

Automotive Surplus of Mitcham, Victoria, Australia have been added to the Links page as a recommended vendor, especially for Lockheed brake parts and service kits amongst other items.


5 May 2011

I fitted a pair of LED rear lights from TA Terry's store last weekend and they really do make the difference shown in the pictures in his store and are very easy to fit. Total time taken on this upgrade (for safety) was about 2 hours including Dremmelling out the old rivets. The mod is totally reversible too if a future owner wants to reverse it ... provided you keep the old inner parts! Contact Terry via his shop page.

David Mullen has also sent in a new Collectible picture of an MG Y in Bala, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK. Apparently this picture is also available from the Francis Firth Collection if you want a large wall picture version too.


1 May 2011

The Picture of the Month is from Rob Snell (Australia) taken by Karon Snell and recalls the Australian National Concours of 2008.

The Reprinted Article comes from The Hartland Times magazine, November 2009 and is an article on Y/T 3335 owned by Allen Harvey that we welcomed to Ys on Parade last month.


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