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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 2007

Karel Vermeer has sent in a great card for Father's Day, or any other special occasion for a Dad and this has been added to the Collectibles page..


15 October 2007

This month's mid-month Reprinted Article comes from Restored Cars magazine of Australia, September-October 1976 and covers a test drive in an MG YT. Tony Slattery has researched the licence plate and has found that "KUO-755" is chassis number YT3737. Last known owner mid 90's was in Victoria.

Tony Slattery's dimensioned drawing has also been added to the Parts Drawings page so you can make one up/have one made if yours is missing.

And finally for today, please welcome Matt Agelink, from the Netherlands and Y 0604 to Ys on Parade.


12 October 2007

Remo Peter has sent in a painting ... from the dark side in time for Halloween to Artist's Impressions.  Check it out.


11 October 2007

Of late there has been much discussion on the Bulletin Board about the fitting of front seat belts. Roy Clapham has kindly provided some engineering drawing and photographs, together with a set of very comprehensive notes covering his personal installation of them.  This can be accessed from here, and from the link inHints and Tips.


8 October 2007

Terry Ciantar has sent in a copy of a 1947 Export brochure which exhibits several significant differences over the 1948 one.  He has highlighted these and his comments have been appended to the posting.  This has been updated to the Brochure page.


3 October 2007

Mike Silk has updated the photograph and text for YT 2744 in Ys on Parade.


1 October 2007

The Picture of the Month this month has a different Y based theme!!

The Reprinted Article for this month comes from Country Life magazine, May 1948 and is a review of the MG YA, in quite some detail for a non-motoring publication!

Also, please welcome Graig Trenham with Y 1141 and Ed Winters with YB 1041 to Ys on Parade.


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