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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).


Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

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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 Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website.  You may need both files.


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.


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


15 January 2019

This month's Reprinted Article jumps back in time to November 1965 and comes from the Australian Monthly Motor Manual and harks back with a nostaligic look itself to earlier car designs.


13 January 2019

Dave Mullen has submitted another Snippet from a very early (14 May 1947) story about an MG Y. Dave has also located another early advert from the Falkirk Hearld, dated 11 April 1953.


10 January 2019

Dave Mullen has been out looking for more Snippets and eight new items has been added to the site today - all from Australian newspapers. Also, Dave found two more early adverts from October 1949 and July 1950Thank you Dave.


8 January 2019

A new Snippet has been added to the site. This is a picture from an article on fog lights in The Autocar, December 18 1953 and featured a picture of Len Ayton's YA reg no UML 121. Sadly, at this time we do not know a chassis number for this car.


7 January 2019

Kathleen Dobson is trying to locate her old MG YB. Can you help?


1 January 2019

Happy New Year Y owners! At the end of December I received four new entries from Switzerland to Ys on Parade and one update entry from Switzerland. Also our first entry to Ys on Parade from the Czech Republic! So today please welcome Alfred Pluess with Y 1187, Erich Winter with Y/T 2546, Armin Fischr with Y 3648, Susanna Schuerch with Y/T 4064 and Ivo Stajdl with YB 0648 to Ys on Parade. Erich Winter is also the new owner of Y 2260.

The Picture of the Month comes from Tony Slattery.


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