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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 2011

Looks like I must have missed a few pictures in Flickr on the earlier update as some of the contributors kindly have advised me of additional Y Type photographs they have on their Flickr pages so these have now been added to the Flickr page too! It is well worth a visit! The new photographs from new contributors are towards the bottom of the page, but new photographs from new admirers can be found in with their older ones.


22 September 2011

Peter Sharp has sent in a report on the UK Autumn Run - thank you Peter for my "in spirit" prize of the report - it was almost as good as being there! That was the last of our events on the 2011 calendar, but if you have a Y event coming up, please let us know. Alternately we are now asking for you to notify us of 2012 events so we can get the word out for you so the date can be put onto calendars by participants.

It has also been some time since I trawled through the Flickr website. A recent trawl has netted another 120+ photographs to the Flickr page. It is well worth a visit! The new photographs from new contributors are towards the bottom of the page, but new photographs from new admirers can be found in with their older ones.


20 September 2011

Andrew Morland talks to AutoTalkVideo.com about Y/T 5037. This video is also on YouTube.com but has been added to Ys on Film for you.


15 September 2011

Today, please welcome Barry Bennett with YB 1521 to Ys on Parade.


14 September 2011

A day earlier than normal, but seeing as how I was updating the site for the MG Car Club Y Type Register newsletter, I thought I would post the mid-month Reprinted Article too. This time it is from British Classic Car magazine, May 2009 and is another article in German on the MG YA.

Also added today is the MG Car Club Y Type Register newsletter from June of this year that has just been received.


11 September 2011

Brad and Vicki Wilson have sent in an update to their Special Y project on Y 3222.


10 September 2011

Today, please welcome Royston and Jenny Lloyd with Y 6381 to Ys on Parade. They are now officially the 500th Y on Ys on Parade! Thank you everyone who has shared their Y with us all, I know there are many more out there that are not on the website so come on every one else, please help us to share your Y with everyone - we love to see Ys on this site!!


8 September 2011

A new Hint and Tip for boot and spare wheel compartment lid seals has been added to the Hints and Tips page.


7 September 2011

Today, please welcome Geoff Sarkies with Y 1948 to Ys on Parade. Geoff's car brings us to 499 cars on Ys on Parade, just one short of 500, and 3,138 on the Register! Who will be the 500th car on the website?


6 September 2011

Ellen Wilson is now retired and has moved from Western Australia to Queensland and has updated his Ys on Parade entry for Y 1126 accordingly. Please remember, if you move, or sell your Y to let us know and, if possible give us contact details of the new owner so that we can help them too.


5 September 2011

Another page has been added to the Parts Cross Reference pages, for the Fan and water pump.


1 September 2011

Thank you to John Harris for this month's Picture of the Month from June 2008.

The Reprinted Article is an article by John Lawson on MG Y Types in America originally printed in April 1996.


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