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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 September 2004

Please welcome John Friedler and YT 3030 to Ys on Parade.


23 September 2004

Mike Burden, from Perth Australia, has sent in new photos of his car, Y 2750, as it goes away to be painted to Ys on Parade.


22 September 2004

A new N gauge model Y has been added to the Collectibles page under the Models section.


21 September 2004

Karl Verstraelen has very kindly sent in some of the interesting original documentation he acquired with  Y 5205.These have now been added to  the Collectibles page.


19 September 2004

Today, please welcome Karl Verstraelenand Y 5205 to Ys on Parade.  Karl's car is very well known in Y circles for its originality as it was formerly owned by Trevor Austin and has much original documentation - hopefully Karl will be able to share some of these with us on theCollectibles page sometime in the future.


16 September 2004

A new Hint and Tip has been added - for fuel filling to avoid fuel blow back a.k.a. 'the burp'.

Having bled the brakes on my YA last week-end I can testify don't accept poor braking performance with brake travel to the floor: my brakes are now biting and slowing the car at 1/4 travel.  It is amazing how you just accept poor performance as normality - if in doubt, have this work performed by a qualified mechanic - not some spotty teenager at the local quick fit place!


15 September 2004

This month's Reprinted Article is again from Safety Fast of 1963, this time from March.  It is a "Portrait Gallery" article on the MG 1 1/4 Litre Y type. We also feature a picture of an MG Y Type spotted a few years ago in Thailand on Lost Ys.  Also added to Interesting Ys is a picture of actress Gene Tierney with her MG Y Type.

If you are restoring your Y and need to replace the rubber buffers down the rear edge of the bonnet, the wedge shaped buffers are handed.  NTG Services can supply from stock the ones for the right hand side of the car - these are not a problem.  They are out of stock of ones for the left hand side (R872) and in order to make remanufacture possible they need to acquire a new mould.   To make this viable they need another 100 cars worth (or back orders for 200 units).  If you need these parts and would like to register your back order requests with NTG, please click here and email Mike directly.


13 September 2004

Please welcome Parker Johnson and YT 2025 to Ys on Parade.  This would make this car our oldest YT on the Parade, being the 7th one ever built, and an EXU too!


12 September 2004

Today, please welcome Ron Chiste and Y 5725 to Ys on Parade.  Ron has just recently acquired the car and says "it is simple the most beautiful lines and drives wonderfully!"


10 September 2004

Please welcome Wayne Musselman and YT 2430 to Ys on Parade.  Wayne has also posted an entry to Interesting Ys concerning the original condition in which he received the car and would welcome any ideas as to the modification it had received.


5 September 2004

Last month we added a link to the Links page for Nico Dreesen's pictographical restoration record.  Willem van der Veer has kindly translated the Dutch for us and we are now able to bring you the photographs with English narrative on our Interesting Ys pages.  Our thanks to Willem for his translation, and also to Nico - splendid job!


1 September 2004

September already, but even now there are still events to look forward to in the Northern hemisphere as the season winds down.  Equally the Southern hemisphere is just now brushing away the cobwebs of the winter season.  Please inform us of your Y events so that we can add them to the calendar.  Please also send us a report afterwards to share with the other Y owners.  The only provision is that these should be events mainly for the benefit of other Y owners as opposed to other 'all model' events which are already well catered for elsewhere.  These, and the follow-up reports will be featured on the Events page.

Coming up this month, Neil Cairns is planning to share with anyone who wants to join him, the steamier side of his passion.  He is hosting a day (12 September) to combine the three loves of his life, his wife, his Y, and the Leighton-Buzzard Narrow Gauge Steam Railway.  If you are wanting to join them,  please contact Neil directly.  Hopefully someone will be attending with a digital camera and can write a short report for us with some pictures.

We also have another new Picture of the Month for you.


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