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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 November 2009

Please welcome Nick Rowell, the new owner of Y 0734 to Ys on Parade.


26 November 2009

Tony Slattery has some more photos for Ys at Weddings - this time with Y 3755!


25 November 2009

Tony Slattery has sent in two more great pictures from his daughter's wedding on 21 November 2009!


24 November 2009

Tony Slattery has sent in a picture from his daughter's wedding on 21 November 2009: our congratulations to Erin and Sean Gregory too.


22 November 2009

Peter Lee has sent in an entry for his Y 1302 based Special for Ys on Parade.  Thank you Peter, and welcome to Ys on Parade.

A new price list has been uploaded for Roger Furneaux and Mad Metrics.


19 November 2009

Peter Lee from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, has made a Special Bodied car from a Y Chassis.  Click here for more information!

Another new Snippet has been added too from the Autocar, April 11, 1952 Rally of Great Britain.


17 November 2009

A new Snippet has been unearthed by Tony Slattery and added.  It is from the 1992 MG T Yearbook!  If you know anything about this event, please let the Webmaster know.  Also added is a cutting from The Autocar, April 11, 1952.


16 November 2009

Today please welcome Julian Bosworth, the new owner of YB 0477, and a new car to the Parade of YB 0817.  Also, please welcome Harold Clarke as the new owner of Y 4293.

New item has been added to the Technical Data page - a reprint of the Lucas Service Guide on Generators and Control Boxes and on how to rebuild your starter motor.


15 November 2009

YB 1170 will debut today at the UK NEC in Birmingham.  If you are in the area, go along and have a look at her.

The mid-month Reprinted Article update has also been added and is a translation into American English of the article released at the beginning of the month.


11 November 2009

Preliminary details of the 13th Annual UK Spring Run and Dinner have been announced on the Events page.  Remember, if you are organizing a Y Type event, let us know so that we can add it to the Events page.

Neil Cairn's has also added the final chapter in his log of putting YB 1170 back into operation for the MG Car Club here.


10 November 2009

Today, we have a new holder for the title of "Oldest Y on the site"! Please welcome Douglas van Norden with Y 0296 to Ys on Parade.

Day Fourteen of Neil Cairns' has been added to his log on YB 1170. Read more by clicking here.


9 November 2009

Peter Sharp recently visited George Campbell (owner of Y 7009) to pick up some bits.  While he was there he took some pictures of some unique features fitted to George's Y.  These have been added Interesting Ys

Please also welcome Peter Northcott, the new owner of Y 1935 to Ys on Parade.


8 November 2009

Neil has had a day off today for Remembrance Day in the UK, so a new Collectible post card sent in by Karel Vermeer is added today to keep your Y "fix" going.  Also, Brad and Vicki Wilson have begun to send in details of Y 3222 which has been converted into an MG D Type Racing Special.  We look forward to following this project with them too!


7 November 2009

Day Thirteen of Neil Cairns' has been added to his log on YB 1170. Read more by clicking here.


6 November 2009

Day Twelve of Neil Cairns' has been added to his log on YB 1170. Read more by clicking here.


5 November 2009

The latest report from Neil Cairns has been added to his log on YB 1170 here.


4 November 2009

Yesterday's report from Neil Cairns has been added to his log on YB 1170 here.


3 November 2009

The MG Car Club was recently left an MG YB (YB 1170) by the late Tim Pennicott.  The MG Car Club Y Type Register has been asked to bring the car up to full road-worthiness for them.  You can follow the progress of this under Interesting Ys as Neil Cairns updates his voyage of discovery here.


1 November 2009

David Pelham supplied the November Picture of the Month, a compilation of three pictures as I was unable to decide which to add!

The Reprinted Article further shows the international nature of Y brotherhood with an article in French Canadian from January 2008.


Archive of previous News pages

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