In this suite of pages we will bring you General Data sheets for the MG YA, YT and YB, and wiring diagrams for original "standard" wiring layouts. Please note that these are based on original factory manual information only: they may not necessarily reflect your car as, over the years, your car may have been heavily modified by previous owners. Furthermore, your attention is drawn to our DISCLAIMER.
For those of you who are not fully conversant with the differences between the MG YA and YB saloon, Neil Cairns has authored a page to highlight the differences too. All files are in PDF Format for which you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have not got this installed on your PC you can download it free here .
by Dave DuBois, Don Harmer and Tony Slattery
Fasteners, Threads, Torque and Wrench were all originally written for the T Register, they are reproduced here because of the commonality of parts shared between the Y series and the T series. Nuts and Bolts is specifically written for Y Types.
SU Carburettors - Exploded parts diagrams
MG YA / YB - that is the question ... by Neil Cairns
Problem Solvers originally printed in MG Abingdon Classics magazine, November 1981
Click here to open a page on engine problems that can be diagnosed by inspecting the spark plugs.
A reprint of the book produced by Lucas called "Generator and Control Box Tests"
A reprint from Practical Classics magazine, April 2009 on rebuilding your starter motor.
The section from the Nuffield Export Market Publication's Salesman's Reference. Published in 1948, the section applying to the MG Y and YT is reproduced here.
The section from the Nuffield Home Market Publication's Salesman's Reference. Published in 1952, the section applying to the MG YB is reproduced here.
The section from the Nuffield Export Publication's Salesman's Reference. Published in February 1953, the section applying to the MG YB is reproduced here.
This is a section from the Nuffield Export Publication's for Special Tuning of the XPAG Engine. Published in March 1950 and is reproduced here.
Tony Vernall's notes on fitting a 5 speed gearbox to his YB are reproduced here.