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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


28 May 2020

Ever diligent in the search for uncovering more history of our great cars, Tony Slattery was doing research into Y 3222's heritage when he discovered this wonderful gem that we have been able to authenticate as being the chassis Y 3222 that is now being used to create different Special Bodied Y.


26 May 2020

Today please welcome David Hawkins with Y 1432 to Ys on Parade.

Tony Slattery has sent in another mascot he uses on his MG Y's from time to time too.


25 May 2020

Three new mascots have been added to our new page with grateful thanks to Andrew Felthouse (Y 5087), Peter Vielvoye (YT 2731), and Bob Simpson ((YT 4320).


24 May 2020

The unknown rabbit Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments has now been claimed by Marc Hanson and YB 0480 - thank you Marc.

Dave Mullen brings us a new Snippet from the Coventry Evening Telegraph too - thank you Dave.


22 May 2020

Victor and Evelyne Rodrigues' Spitfire has been added to Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments page.

Also, please welcome Captain Ian Clark with Y 2640 to Ys on Parade.


20 May 2020

Details on how to bleed the Jackall system have been added to the Jackall Advice page.


18 May 2020

Anton Pillar has added to the collection of Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments today.


15 May 2020

Neil Cairn's has sent in another three great additions to the Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments but we do not know which cars they are! Do you recognise them? If so, please let the webmaster know so we can identify them please.

Also added today is the mid-month Reprinted Article.


13 May 2020

Neil Cairn's has provided two great additions to the Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments today.


12 May 2020

Ed Winter's sent in a picture of his MG Midge mascot for Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments for us to enjoy.


10 May 2020

We are launching a new page today. Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments showing off how different people decorate the front of their car. As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.


1 May 2020

This month's Picture of the Month is courtesy of Ian Prior and comes from the epic Antipodean Adventures #3!

Additionally, we are pleased to bring you Peter Veilvoye's YT as featured in the BBC TV show Father Brown!


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