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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


30 November 2017

To round out the month, two new Snippets have been added to the bottom of this page courtesy of research by Dave Mullens: thank you again Dave.


25 November 2017

A new files have been added to the Hints and Tips page covering Dynamos/Generators and Regulators Problems.


21 November 2017

Today we have added a video clip file from Deadly Strangers to the Ys on Film and other media page. This entry has been moved to the top of the page so you can find it easily.


20 November 2017

Two new files have been added to the Hints and Tips page covering Oil Pump Problems and Trafficator Problems.


15 November 2017

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added. It is a short half page article that featured in MG Enthusiast magazine in May of this year ushering in the announcement of the 70th year of the Y.


12 November 2017

Frank Russell's painting has been added to the Artist's Impressions page.

We have also changed the method of payment for items from the YZ Publications. You can now pay direct with PayPal (either via an already established PayPal account or just use your credit card through a PayPal account) for items purchased from YZ Publications. The old method has been discontinued.

Some of you have also been asking how you can help contribute to the work of the International MG Y Type Register too. We have set up a new page for this where you can either donate, email a friend with details of the site and recommend it to them, or, if you have website, add the International MG Y Type Register to your pages.


11 November 2017

Today, please welcome Walter Prechsl and Y 6617 to Ys on Parade.

Anton Piller has sent in some pictures of how to fold the YT Hood properly. These have been added to the Hints and Tips page.


5 November 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have moved the On Line Database search to a new server located at https://database.mgytypes.org. This is a Secure Server and offers yet one more layer of protection against any potential data hacking. For this our ever grateful thanks are extended to Steve James, the son of John James of our sister site ttypes.org and TTT2 . Steve also looks after our very own comprehensive eBay Search Tool which has received a great overhaul in recent months too to provide almost all MG Y items on eBay Australia, eBay UK and eBay USA. Please enjoy making free use of both of these great tools.


1 November 2017

Murray Grainger supplies this month's Picture of the Month.

A new collectible has been uploaded - Andrew Totham kindly sent in his original sales invoice for Y 6739!

We are using a new program to write our webpages this month so if you notice strange formatting on a page, please let us know which pages and we will try to get them fixed ASAP!


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