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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


29 May 2013

Bill Schapel has sent in a picture of his daughter's wedding and their YT!


16 May 2013

The Reprinted Article has been uploaded! This month we have another great tour for you in your Y with 'Lullaby Ireland' from The Autocar, 5 March 1954.


7 May 2013

We have just received notification from Frank Vautier that he is parting company, after forty six years with his sun bronze MG YA. Many of you will have seen Frank racing his modified Y at Silverstone, it has certainly featured in many articles. Paul Barrow and David Pelham both remember Frank leading the parade lap at Silverstone in 1997 celebrating the Y Types Golden Jubilee.

In Reprinted Articles there is an excellent article on Frank's car - click here to access the article.

Frank has also provided the following information:  

"I have owned this sun bronze saloon since 1967 which I started racing in 1972 at Silverstone. Tuned progressively over the years the car now has a 1350cc engine blown with a marshal J100 supercharger via an intercooler mounted in the battery box and then through a 2 inch SU carburettor. The maximum boost is not certain because it has displaced the pressure gauge needle on it's axis but the engine developed 134bhp on Aldons rolling road. To cope with the extra power a TC spec gearbox was fitted together with MGA disc brakes to the front and MGZA rear axle and drum brakes to the rear. This allows a choice of back axle ratios between 5.1 (for Wiscombe hill climb) and 4.3 (for Silverstone). The seating and interior trim has been left as standard, although is not currently fitted and all body panels are the original steelwork. Stored in the barn for the last 10 years or so the car is now for sale."

Interested parties should contact either Paul Barrow or David Pelham who will pass details on to Frank.


4 May 2013

Please accept my apologies for the late start to your Y News for May 2013. I have been extremely busy both on and off the Y Type Scene. A contributor to the Bulletin Board commented on how quiet it was on the website — well, 4 new cars on Ys on Parade and a couple of other new ones on the database was enough to keep me occupied when time permitted. If you have emailed me of late, please excuse my tardiness in replying. As soon as time allows and my personal schedule slows down in June I will reply to you all.

The Picture of the Month is another from 'down under' from Australia and Ted Evans Y 4053.


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