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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


23 November 2008

Karel Vermeer has found another postcard featuring a Y Type!  This has been added to Collectibles.


22 November 2008

A warm welcome today to Markus Tanner from Switzerland with  Y 2048 to  Ys on Parade.


19 November 2008

Today, please welcome Alan and Carolyn Robinson with  Y 3942 to  Ys on Parade!


18 November 2008

Today, please welcome the Andrew Ballantyne from New Zealand with  Y 1713 to Ys on ParadeY 1713 is the 200th YA on this site (404 in total on Ys on Parade)!!


17 November 2008

Please welcome the new owner of Y 6594, Fearnley Szuster, to Ys on Parade.


15 November 2008

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added.  The article is written by Gregor Grant and follows his participation in the 1953 Winter Monte Carlo rally - a great read!


14 November 2008

Today, please welcome new owner Ed Greene from Texas, USA with Y 0833 to Ys on Parade.


13 November 2008

Today, please welcome, Bob Boegey with Y 3490 to Ys on Parade.  Bob's car is the 199th Y(A) so who is going to be the 200th?

Also, David Busby has sent in a photograph of a painting he has had done of his house with his TF and YA out front!  This has been added to Artist's Impressions.

Finally John Ellis has sent in a report on the run to Chittering Valley and Toodjay in the Darling Ranges Near Perth, Western Australia.  Click here to read the report.


9 November 2008

Brian Moyse has posted an interesting thread on the Bulletin Board for holders of UK Photo-ID Driving Licences and their limited 10 year life.  Holding both a UK and a US one I had completely forgotten to renew my UK one.  You can also access the link from here.


4 November 2008

A different kind of Y at Wedding has been added!


3 November 2008

Today, another postcard has been added to the Collectibles page.


2 November 2008

A jigsaw puzzle has been added to the Collectibles page.


1 November 2008

The Picture of the Month this month comes from Australia .

The Reprinted Article is taken from Autosport magazine from 15 January 1954 and is about the 24th Monte Carlo.  The significance of this article, apart from the excellent cover of the magazine, will be fully revealed on November 15,2008 with the mid-month Reprinted Article - but you have to read this one first!


Archive of previous News pages

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