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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


29 October 2020

Another two Snippets have been added from Road and Track 1950 have been added.


23 October 2020

Two more Snippets have been added from 1970 - a letter from Mike Green, and Tim Griggs (then aged 17!).


19 October 2020

Yet another new Snippet has been added! This time from The Autocar magazine, March 3 1950 as an MG Y makes it's way through a flood.


18 October 2020

Another new Snippet has been added from Motoring magazine, July 1953.

And a new Technical Article has been added concerning the maintenance and overhaul of braking systems. Although this article is specifically written about the Morris Oxford braking system, much of the same principles can be used on both the MG Y/YT and YB.


15 October 2020

This month's Reprinted Article comes from the Motoring magazine, August 1957 and is Part 2 (Conclusion) to last month's article on Tuning the XPAG Engines by Eric Blower.


13 October 2020

A new Period Advertisement has been added to the collection of original advertisements. This one is for University Motors Limited, a supplier of MG Y Types in the day that were typically licenced in the UK as either "UMG" or later "YMG" - as the last two letters (MG) were designated for Middlesex.

Also, a new Snippet has been added from the Autocar magazine of 31 October 1952. This is a letter from H.G. Poxon concerning the use of "UMG" on licece plates and University Motors Limited.

Finally, please also welcome Ed and Martin Cooke as the new owners of Y 1805 to Ys on Parade.


11 October 2020

Alan Chick has also supplied a photograph of his YB 1274 with Mike Brewer (UK TV celebrity from "Wheeler Dealers") to Interesting Ys with a Celebrity.


1 October 2020

Thank you Alan Chick for this month's Picture of the Month from 2017 'MG Y round Britain' event.


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