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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 2017

A 'new' (1975) film featuring an MG Y has been found and added to the Ys on Film and other media page.


21 September 2017

Karl Borches has provided a report and some pictures for us from the tenth International Sommertreff.


19 September 2017

Mick Bath has provided a great Hint and Tip for fitting the Gear Lever spring when it breaks.


15 September 2017

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded to the site. The article comes from the Winter 2017 edition of MG T Type magazine and covers the 70th birthday celebrations in AUstralia earlier this year.


6 September 2017

Today, please welcome Leo Brtna as the new owner of Y 5391 to Ys on Parade.


5 September 2017

Today, please welcome Andrew Totham and Y 6739 to Ys on Parade.


1 September 2017

As announced in last month's news Danny Klijn is looking for a sympathetic home for Y 1969 before he uses the car for banger racing.

For those of you wanting the ultimate record of the Down Under 70th Weekend, the official photo CD is now available to order for $25AUD + postage. There are over 500 images from the weekend from which you can print your own favourites, as well as a copy of the Event Handbook listing all the cars and owners, and the "official" Event Report. Send your order to Tony Slattery Once we have your CD, you will be sent a PayPal invoice including postage.

This month's picture is a beautiful picture of Robert Ades Y/T.


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