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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


27 September 2009

Tony Slattery has sent in a technical drawing of the number plate/licence plate bracket that I recently posted on the Bulletin Board so that owners can make up their own.  This has been added to the Parts Drawing page.


19 September 2009

A new Collectible card has been added, this time it is a black and white version of the Kellogs' card.


18 September 2009

Apologies for the late mid-month update, but join Roy Clapham and MG Enthusiast with this Reprinted Article from November 2007.


12 September 2009

While I was looking on YouTube for more videos from University Motors I came across a video of a YT overtaking a TC!  Amazing what you find isn't it?


10 September 2009

Four new videos have been added to the University Motors MG Technical Videos page.  These cover, Rocker Shaft Wear, Fuel Pump Issues, the Different H Type carburettors, and Matching SU Carburettor Air Pistons.


4 September 2009

Today, please welcome Alex MacColl with YB 0772 to Ys on Parade, making yet another matched pair with its sibling YB 0771.


1 September 2009

A correction to last month's addition to the Unique Features section of Interesting Ys, in that the knob previously identified as being for antenna adjusting to improve the directional reception of Medium and Long wave radio signals is in fact a knob for folding down the antenna so that the car can clear the doors on low garages!  Apologies for any mis-leading information previously.

Phil Stafford takes centre stage with this month's Picture of the Month of his Y Special, YT 4608 taken in April 2007.

The Reprinted Article jumps back to August 1948 and is an extract from a little known publication called Measham Magazine.


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