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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 2023

Another new article on how to prepare our MG Ys for a new season's motoring has been added to the Technical Advice page. The article will give you pointers for things to check up on over the winter month's in the Northern hemisphere, and for our friends in the Southern hemisphere a quick check list too!


21 November 2023

Another video from Doug Pelton (From the Frame up) has been added. This time he shows us How to test a dynamo/generator.


20 November 2023

Doug Pelton from From the Frame up presents a Technical Video on the often dreaded question of How to Prime the Oil Pump after an engine rebuild. In just over two minutes Doug demonstrates how to do this.


15 November 2023

The mid month Reprinted Article has been added to the site today too and comes from Autosport magazine, March 1951 and is features Dick Jacob's "Blown 1,100" that incorporated an MG Y Type axle set!


12 November 2023

Another new article on how to tune single and twin carburettors has been added to the Technical Advice page. It is a PDF file so you can print it off or save it for later use!

And a new Snippet featuring Ian Prior (our Western Australia representative) has also been added too.


11 November 2023

Today please welcome Richard and Jessica Simpson with Y 0946 to Ys on Parade


9 November 2023

A new article on the care of the our distributors has been added to the Technical Advice page. It is a PDF file so you can print it off or save it for later use!


1 November 2023

Today we welcome two new owners and three new Y Types to Ys on Parade! Please extend a big welcome to Richard and Jessica Simpson with Y 0933 and Y/T 3481, and Howard Taylor with Y 3957 to the show!

This month's Picture of the Month has been provided by Ted Evans.

We are running low on pictures for the Picture of the Month line up and will run out of candidates in March 2024 so please contact me via our Contact Us page and asking me to contact you for a picture. We have changed our email contact procedures in order to prevent spammers so apologies for any inconvenience.


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