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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


26 September 2003

A new Hints & Tips entry has been posted today from Neil Cairns on Spark Plugs - short reach.


23 September 2003

The translation is now available for ThomasKünzli's entry for YA 7225 from the Swiss - hopefully we have a fairly accurate version!

Following Steve Simmons thread on the BBS for car covers, I have added Cover Systems to the Links page as they have proven to be a very good reliable supplier who stand by their product.


22 September 2003

Please welcome Thomas Künzli with YA 7225 from Switzerland to Ys on Parade.  Thomas filed his details in Swiss so I will translate them tomorrow and post an English version too.


21 September 2003

The quick among you will note that we have added three "quick links" for Ys on Parade (direct to the individual pages) and also three for the Reprints options.  We are working on a new menu structure that will facilitate a drop down box for these.  If you wish to go to the summary pages for these areas, please click on the button as before.


15 September 2003

This month's Reprinted Article is taken from Practical Classics, December 1984 and is a basic Buyer's Guide.

Also added to Collectibles is an early BP Lubrication Chart for the YA/YT (see Manuals section), and also details and a copy of the picture of the BEN Christmas Card (see Other section) as mentioned on the Bulletin Board Thread from David Mullen and Neil Cairns.  Copies of the card can be obtained direct from the BEN website and there is a a link on the item details to take you to their site.  As it is also artistic, it has also been added to the Artists Impressions too.


12 September 2003

Added today to the Book Review page is a complete set of MG YA/YT, and MG YB, handbooks, parts lists, and workshop manuals (go to the Reprinted Manuals and Handbooks bookmark).  These have been reprinted from original material and are good quality reproductions.  If you do not already have an original, one of these will stand you in good stead until you do, and even if you already have an original, these will make excellent copies for "in use" in the garage while on the job.  Currently these are only available through the MG Octagon Car Club - there is a link on both the Book Review page and on the main Links page to them.

Also, yesterday, we had our 101st entry to the guestbook!  If you have not already posted an entry to the guestbook we'd love to hear from you too so please file your entry.


8 September 2003

I was asked at the recent committee meeting (in Ian's absence!) to add Ian Hopkins' event boards to Artists Impressions - so I have!  Ian is our Graphic Designer and designs fabulous boards for Y Type events - if asked!!  He is very a very retiring sort, and will probably kill us when he finds out what we have done, but we think they are great - so there Ian!


5 September 2003

A new supplier has been identified and added to the Links page - Lancaster Vintage and Classic Supplies, supplying a host of services and parts.


3 September 2003

Andrew Coulson has sent in a report on last month's "Why to Exe 2", or Y2X2 as it has been called!  Sounds like Dennis Doubtfire has pulled off another fantastic weekend in the West Country and we (webmaster and wife) sorry not to be able to attend due to a very last minute change of plans.


1 September 2003

Please welcome Steve Simmons with YB 1547 to Ys on Parade.  Steve's car was formerly owned by Phil McKercher of Canada and now lives in Southern California.  Steve has updated the photograph and changed the dialogue on the car.  Also updated is the photo and dialogue on the webmaster's car Y 5270 as work nears completion.

Ken Jones alerted us in August 2003 to the fact that the MG YT featured on a chocolate wrapper as part of a set of chocolates marketed by the UK Past Times company.  We have tracked down a pack - see Collectibles, the chocolates were good too!

The Picture of the Month this month is courtesy of David Pelham and shows Ed Versteeg with YB1320.


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