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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 October 2003

A new item has been added to the Collectibles page under Manuals and Tools - a rare Smiths Jackall Fluid tin!


25 October 2003

Today, please welcome John Allen with YT 3779 and Bob Crabb with Y 6359 to Ys on Parade.  We also have an update  from Geoff Meller on YT 3477 in Interesting Ys too.


21 October 2003

David Pelham has sent in a revision to his YT list which can either be downloaded here or from the side panel to this page.  David writes: This latest version contains an update on page four. The total number of YT survivors is confirmed as 138 cars, almost 50% more than the 93 known survivors when the list was first published on the website almost a year ago. If we take into account the both the definite (138) and probable (39)s survivors this accounts for 20% of YT production. Thank you to all who have contributed and please continue the good work'  David Pelham 20 October 2003.


20 October 2003

Andrew and Arlene Coulson have confirmed details of the 10th anniversary Ripon Old Car Show.  Please see the Events page for details.


17 October 2003

We are always delighted to come across Y Types previously unknown to us, and so tonight we are absolutely delighted to welcome Roy Clapham and Y 5986 to Ys on Parade and car number 193, only 7 to go to 200 too!  Another fun fact about Roy's car - it is exactly 10 years older than your webmaster!


16 October 2003

Ian Theobald has sent in a new picture of his lovely YT 3471 to Ys on Parade following a magnificent respray.  He actually, very kindly, sent a pile of pictures and the result can only be described as fantastic!  Well done Ian and thanks.


14 October 2003

Today, please welcome J M Nicholson (sorry I don't have a first name for you) and Y 7207 to Ys on Parade.  Mr(?) Nicholson is the new owner of David Hilliam's car.  We wish you much happiness both driving your Y Type and surfing these pages, and look forward to continuing to support you.

This months Reprinted Article come from 1952 and is from an unknown source on Y Type suspension.  The article was sent in by Willem van der Veer - many thanks again Willem for this very interesting article.  If anyone can advise the source (and verify it), please can you contact the webmaster so that we can credit the source and ask copyright permission formally? Thanks and enjo'Y'.


8 October 2003

Today, please welcome Herman Reijnders and Y 3448 to to Ys on Parade.  Herman is our 192nd Y on Parade, we are heading nicely for the 200th car soon so please keep your cars coming in as we are always pleased to see new entries.  Herman's car is another example of a Y Type previously unknown to the Register so is a doubly important feature to us.  Thank you Herman!


5 October 2003

Willem van der Veer has sent in several pieces recently, an article from 1947 on Y Type suspension (which will feature later as this month's reprint), acollectible in the form of a maintenance and data manual, and two contemporary advertisements one for a Shorrocks supercharger, and the other from a Belgian magazine.


4 October 2003

Please be advised that there is another hoax email doing the rounds.  This time purporting to be from eBay requesting verification of information or your bids will be jeopardised.  Despite the eBay logo, and seeming hyperlinks to cgi.ebay sites THIS IS STILL a hoax.  The links will take you again to a site sporting the ebay logos, however, this is not an eBay site.  Best action - delete the email and ignore it.

Meanwhile, on a happier footing, Chanaka Jinasena continues to forge ahead with the restoration of Y 0900 and has sent in a photograph of the car following the respray.  It's final colour is an Old English White, an what a contrast from where it was - see the report in Interesting Ys.


3 October 2003

Please welcome John Rowe and YB 1146 to Ys on Parade, spotted by David Pelham at 'Totally MG' at last weekend. One of the best restored cars that I have seen.  We are now linking the chassis numbers in these news announcements directly to the appropriate section of the Parade, but still leaving the link to the summary pages in place so you can check up on the current Country and Model statuses of representation.  Please do not hesitate from sending in your entries to Ys on Parade by clicking on the modem picture at the top of any of the Ys on Parade page.


1 October 2003

Another month has sped by!  Already Jerry Birkbeck has turned his thoughts to the 2004 Spring run, and with that in mind this month's (and next's)Picture of the Month hark back to the 2003 Spring Run!

Our congratulations go out to Mrs Nancy Stovall (nee, Anderson), owner of YT 3338 who, we are reliably informed, was recently married - well done and congratulations to you both from all Y owners worldwide I am sure.  Did YT 3338 get involved anywhere? I am sure we'd all love to see another wedding photograph with a Y as Picture of the month!

Also new this month, we have completed the new menu coding exercise - or at least Rik Moncur, of the www.internetdesignshop.co.uk, has!  If you now float down the menu frame and hover over either Ys on Parade or the Reprints button you will see the new pop-up sub-menus.  We are immensely grateful to Rik for his expertise and help in this matter, Rik also wrote the magnificent animated gif file of the moving MG Y Type for us that adorns the Events, Hints and Tips, and Artist's Impressions pages.


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