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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


25 November 2004

Terry O'Brien from Canada has kindly sent me copies of his original Lucas wiring diagrams for YT/EXU cars using both the RF.91 and RF.95 Control Boxes.  These can now be downloaded from our Technical Data page.

Two dates for your diary have also been published on the Events page - the AGM and the 2005 Spring Run.  Mark up your diary now!


24 November 2004

Today, please welcome Rob and Denny Dunsterville with YT 3148 to Ys on Parade.


20 November 2004

Remo Peter wrote to me recently to tell me of some finds he had made.  Extracts of this I have appended below:
"At an autojumble this summer I came across a special issue of "Science et Vie", a French magazine still published these days , probably issued for the 1947 Paris motor show. Inside there are articles not only about new models, but also on the latest developments in car and motorcycle technology. Very interesting reading indeed. And the Y-type is featured, too! I had never seen the picture before, looks like a photograph so heavily retouched as to resemble a drawing.  The text accompanying the picture is 'M.G. — CONDUITE INTERIEURE 4 PLACES, 4 PORTES, 6 GLACES, 4 CYLINDRES, 1,25 LITRE' or 'M.G. — Saloon, 4 seats, 4 doors, 6 lights, 4 cylinders, 1.25 litres'.  The expression "conduite intérieure" actually means having no partition between driver and rear passengers.  Some pages later there is more information on the then new MGs: ' M.G., après la remise en état de l'usine d'Abingdon, a repris, dès 1946, la fabrication du modèle "Midget", bien connu, dit "TC" 1250 cm2. En 1947, la firme vient de présenter, en plus de cette petite voiture sport 2 places, la nouvelle 1.25 litre qui, munie d'un moteur identique, est une voiture économique à 4 places et à performance élevée.' Broadly translated is 'M.G., after refurbishing their Abingdon factory, in 1946 have again taken up production of the "Midget" model, well known as "TC" 1250 cc. In 1947 the company has just presented, in addition to this little sporty 2-seater, the new 1.25 litre, which, fitted with an identical engine, is an economical car offering 4 seats and high performance.'

The picture is typically of its time, as Remo says, heavily accented, but it is an interesting contemporary piece dating from 1947.  Thank you Remo for your contribution.


17 November 2004

Please welcome Bill Moses and YT 1923 to Ys on Parade.  Bill's car is the oldest YT on the Parade too, and is the earliest known surviving YT.  Although he clearly has his work cut out, Bill is very enthusiastic - GO BILL, GO!  Contrary to all expectations, we have 251 Ys on Parade!  251, as you will know is the original telephone number of the MG Car Company Assembly plant at Abingdon, and was also the first chassis number of both the Y and YB.  This is surely the most amazing collection of Ys in the world and represents over 3% of the original production.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, and to those of you who still are waiting - please send them in to us: the site visitors, at over 48 a day since we started, clearly show that we cannot get enough!

Also Scott Barrow has sent in a new photograph ofY 5174.


15 November 2004

Today, please welcome James Carstairs with Y 4988 to Ys on Parade.  James is entry number 250 on our gallery which means that we now have 3.00% of all the original production of Ys on the site!  This is an amazing achievement and 5 times our original expectation for these pages!  With 121YAs on the page we may have to consider further subdividing by year of production to keep download speeds up!  This is very exciting and wonderful that so many of you are sharing your Ys with others - maximum enjoyment. If you have not already done so, please send in your entries by clicking on the little modem on any of the Ys on Parade pages, completing the form, attaching a picture and clicking SEND.

This month's Reprinted Article is from MG Enthusiast February 1985 and is another interesting Buyers Guide.


13 November 2004

Please welcome Joan and Lindsey Gates with YB 0976 to Ys on Parade.  Their car featured earlier on our Interesting Ys page when UK TV personality Charlie Dimmock attended the opening of the Wellow Fete earlier in 2004.

Also, please welcome Ken and Charlotte Blambe and YT 4454 toYs on Parade.

Paul Gresser has also sent me his photograph and the Contact Us page is now updated.


10 November 2004

Please welcome Phil Stafford and Y 3930 to Ys on Parade.  Those of you with a good memory will recall that Phil already has a Y Special on Ys on Parade, YT 4608 more details of which he is in the process of compiling to update his entry in Interesting Ys which he will do shortly!  This is a Monster Y!  Prepare to be shocked!


4 November 2004

Please welcome two new members to the MG Car Club Y Type Register Committee - Ted Gardner, and Paul Gresser.  I have updated the Contact Us page with a picture from Ted, and Paul, I am sure, will be sending us one in.  Currently they are both without portfolio, but we'll find something special for them to do!

Please also welcome Mark Weissman as the new owner of YT 3285 to Ys on Parade.  The car has moved from Vancouver, BC Canada to Connecticut USA.


2 November 2004

Henry and Sue Matejka have sent in a report on their trip on Motor Ioway 2004, and despite the problems are still keen to have another crack next year.  Those of you who looked at Philip's report yesterday will do well to have another look as his friends sent him some lovely photographs of his car in the Langdales!

William Hiland is appealing for any history of his Y 4629.  If you have any information, please contact him here.


1 November 2004

Please welcome Manfred Noll, and YB 1076 to Ys on Parade.

Karl Heinz Borches (YT 2778) had kindly lent Manfred's daughter, Andrea, his YT for her wedding car and this month's Picture of the Month shows her, and her husband in the YT.  Interesting to note, Andrea is in the driver's seat!  Maybe they too will get a Y Type?  Karl also kindly sent in a picture of them, and his YT for the Ys at Weddings page too.

Also, to begin November, Philip Waltham has sent in a report on his trip from Norfolk to the English Lake District and back from earlier in the year.  Thank you Philip, and if any one has a similar story, please send it in - pictures of the car are welcome too if you have any from the trip!


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