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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 October 2004

As winter draws in for the Northern Hemisphere, and the long days of Summer for the Southern, another picture puzzle has been added to the side column to keep you busy.  It's harder than the first, with more pieces, so if you haven't done the first picture puzzle - start with that one!!


22 October 2004

Today please welcome Ruth Corbin and YT 3245 to Ys on Parade. Sadly Ruth is now unable to keep this car and is looking to sell it.  It is a rarer than rare YT/EXU being 1 of only 29 ever made.  If you are interested in purchasing the car contact can be made through David Pelham.


18 October 2004

Willem van der Veer has sent in another Collectible - a rare stamp from the Free Territory of Trieste, for us to enjoy.  These are even rarer than the Yugoslavian equivalent he sent in earlier.


17 October 2004

David Pelham has supplied an updated YT Listing for us.  Having now traced 150 surviving YTs (or 17% of total production) David has revised and updated his listings for us to study and enjoy.  David enjoys hearing from other YT owners and can be reached via the Contact Us page.


15 October 2004

Well, it was a quiet month, until a few days ago as I started preparing the mid month update Reprinted Article.  This month we visit the pages of MG Enthusiast from April 1984 for a Mini-Profile of the Y Type.  While this was in preparation I received a newTechnical Query on Brake cable grease equivalents, a new Hint and Tip (from Scott Barrow) on oil viscosity cross matching, and a new car for Ys on Parade!

Today, please welcome Diane and Graham Best and Y 3130 to Ys on Parade.


2 October 2004

Today, please welcome Graham Bushnell and Y 6374 to Ys on Parade.


1 October 2004

At the beginning of October, please welcome Captain William Hiland and Y 4629 and Christian Huber with Y 6125 to Ys on Parade.  Y 6125 joins its sister car Y 6124, to make yet another "pairing" on the Parade!  We also have another new Picture of the Month for you.


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