The Complete Manchester XPAG Files
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
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(1.8mb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
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.
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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