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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


24 September 2005

While I was recently in hospital, one of my visitors bought me in a new book which I had not previously seen featuring the Y and YT - Essential MG by Graham Robson.  This has now been added to the Book Review page with full ISBN information.


17 September 2005

Well, recovering at home now and a long way too go.  Thank you all for your wishes and support.

Peter Vielvoye recently sent me a copy of an article published in his local paper so here is a very contemporary Reprinted Article from 2005 for you to enjoy!  Thank you Peter.


14 September 2005

Sorry for the the long break - I am currently in hospital with 14% burns but recovering well thank you.  Thank you also to the many of you who have flooded the hospital's Contact a Patient page - it has been a geographically interesting thing to look at there all the emails have been sent from!

One email which came in today was fro Lisa Lankes - owner of the Dutch Yellow YB we have had on Interesting Ys for a few months.  So please welcome Lisa Lankes and YB 0291 to Ys on Parade.  We look forward to more entertaining stories from the "Dynmaic Dutch Dou" in due course. 

Also, to put the world to rights the English translation of the German article from November 1996 has been released to Reprinted Articles.


4 September 2005

In the August 2005 edition of Classic and Sportscar Magazine there was an interesting comment about a YB chassis that had been shortened to TD length - the usual story, but that the bits which had been taken out had been kept with the chassis.  The chassis and bits had now been sold from Essex UK to East Yorkshire UK and that the buyer was intending to open the chassis back up and reinsert the bits to make a YB Special after having been off the road for 40 years!  An interesting reversal of the normal history - if the buyer reads this, may be we will be contacted with further details and another YB will rise again.  We all wish the buyer well in this admirable venture.  The same article also referred to the former Dick Jacobs car which we reported on as seen at Silverstone 2005.


1 September 2005

Today, please welcome Robert Baker with Y 1090 to Ys on Parade - an excellent way to start off the new month.

Also, a new Picture of the Month for your enjoyment, and as we are an international website - an article from a German magazine for a change in Reprinted Articles!


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