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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 October 2010

Andrew Sorouni has now become the new owner of YT 3782 in Ys on Parade.


23 October 2010

Today, please welcome Dave Hillman, the new owner of YB 1470 to Ys on Parade.


19 October 2010

Today, please welcome Justin Green with YT 2819 to Ys on Parade.


18 October 2010

Andrew Sorouni has provided a detailed set of notes on rebuilding rear shock absorbers. This has been added to the Hints and Tips page.


17 October 2010

The provisional dates and venue for the MG Car Club Y Type Register Spring Run 2011 have been released.  Please see the Events page for more details.

If you or your club are having a Y related event in 2011, contact me with a note for the calendar!


16 October 2010

The mid-month Reprinted Article is from MG Enthusiast magazine, August 1994 called "Y Type Revival".  This was just bought to my attention yesterday by Keith Herkes, so thank you Keith.


14 October 2010

With the recent launch of the MGCC Y Register site we are moving all of our pages from www.mg-cars.org.uk/mgccy/... to www.mg-cars.org.uk/imgyr/... . This change to our hosting pages has been undertaken, at the initiative of the IMGYR to facilitate clarity between the two sites, and should be completely transparent to the vast majority. If you access the site via www.mgytypes.org this will not affect you in any way and this remains the best way to enter the site. You may experience some problems accessing the site, or portions of it, and if you do, please contact the Webmaster to explain where you were on the site and where you were trying to go. Thank you.


8 October 2010

We have been informed by the MG Car Club's Y Register in the UK that they have launched their new website today (8th October 2010). The website is located at www.mgccyregister.com. Their initial objectives are to provide a platform for their Regalia and Restoration Shop and a means to administer the MG Car Club Y Type Register. The International Y Register wishes the MGCC Y Register every success with this new venture and hopes that this additional resource will further enhance the profile of the MG Y Types.


6 October 2010

We all have stories of driving in the rain ... and arriving with a wet lap.  Many times this is correctly blamed on the big, external seal that goes around the outside of the chrome surround.  However, when I was driving my Y recently I happened to notice a bead of water forming on the inside above the chrome surround.  I watched (while paying attention to the road too) as this swelled ... and then fell onto my leg.  The source of the water ingress was not the outer seal of the windscreen but a failure of the inner surround seal.  See Hints and Tips for a cure for this!


4 October 2010

Event reports have been filed for the UK Spring Run 2010 (although we are still awaiting the pictures!) and for the inaugural UK Autumn Run 2010.


3 October 2010

Pictures from the Laverick's wedding in early 1950 have been donated to this website by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.  These have been added to Ys at Weddings for your enjoyment.


1 October 2010

The Reprinted Article comes from Enjoying MG, July 1998 and follows Lisa Klokgieters-Lankers in her MG YB in 1997.

This month's Picture of the Month page comes via Rob Snell from the 2008 Australian National Concours.


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