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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 2008

Following a recommendation from Peter Vielvoye, a link has been added to the Supplier's section of the Links Page for Coverdale (UK) for Carpet sets for your Y.


23 September 2008

Today, please welcome David French with YT 3374 to Ys on Parade.  Richard Knight has also updated his picture of YB 0655 having now got it back from the painters.


20 September 2008

Tony Slattery has sent in a Hint and Tip about how to determine the size of camshaft fitted to your Y, especially important when deciding if you have a 19 thousand or 12 thousand inch gap on your valve settings.


17 September 2008

Please welcome Martin Godbey, owner of the Sarasota Car Museum, (Florida USA) and Y 4484 to Ys on Parade.


15 September 2008

The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from MG Enthusiast Magazine for August 2006 and features Andrew and Arlene Coulson's YB Pickup!  Enjoy!!


12 September 2008

A lovely new post card has been posted to the Collectibles page featuring an MG Y, the de Havilland Comet, an Airspeed Ambassador (in flight) and a Douglas DC6 (on the ground).


11 September 2008

The Y and Magnette Register of the Victoria, South Australia MG Car Club had an Early Morning Run to Winery in the Strathbogie Ranges in August 2008.  A report and pictures can be found here.


4 September 2008

Today please welcome John Sanderson  with Y 5729 to Ys on Parade. John has also sent in a picture of Y 5729 at the wedding of his daughter Judith from May 2005.  Also Chris Blood has sent in a new picture of  YB 0838 too.

David Pelham has also recommended the addition of Humphreys and Willis Auto Electricians in Redhill UK for the successful rebuilding of Lucas C45 dynamos for our cars and also starter motors and anything electrical too.


1 September 2008

Please welcome Adam and Steve Lombard to Ys on Parade with YB 1512. Also please welcome David Ward as the new owner of Y 1344 too.

Peter Vielvoye has also sent in details of a toolbox to fit in the spare space in the battery box.  This has been added to the Hints and Tips page.

Andrew Coulson provides the Picture of the Month this month - good job you have the pick up Andrew as I bet you cannot get this in the back of your saloon now!

The Reprinted Article continues the run of articles from the US Publication 'MG Magazine', but now jumps forward to the Fall of 1988 .  It is a short data summary on the MG YT.


Archive of previous News pages

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