038 Car battery-Triumph Dolomite just one of the cars that use an 038 Battery

038 Car battery

038 Car battery is still very popular after all these years

038 Car battery

12V 38 Ah 038 Car battery by Lucas

It does not seem that long ago. That I was fitting the 038 Car battery onto new models of cars. Hence, at the small garage that I worked at in Batley,West Yorkshire here in the UK.

Although the majority of cars that we worked on. Were British Leyland , we also repaired other makes of car. So, just as we do in today’s modern garages. Consequently, we also fitted our own tyres and Discount Car Batteries in those days. Because, these were the pre- quick fit days. As a result, the motorists came to us for a puncture repair or a new tyre. Where as today you would probably take the puncture to a specialised tyre depot. Not the local garage.

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Dolomite engine with an 038 Car battery 12V 35 Ah Numax Battery fitted

This also applied to car batteries, if one failed we would fit the battery ourselves, this was my job as I was classed as the junior and was given all the small jobs around the garage including doing puncture repairs and sweeping up. The most popular cars that we serviced were the smaller cars such as the original Minis, Maxis and other smaller cars such as Rovers and Riley’s almost all were fitted with an 038 Car battery. We also repaired other makes which included Hillman’s and Triumph’s. One of my favourites was the Hillman Imp although they were always in the garage having repairs done to them, they had some inherent faults and also rusted badly.

One thing in common the 038 battery

All these cars had one thing in common, they nearly all were fitted with a Type 038 Car battery  , especially the later models. This was to be one of the most popular batteries ever and in my opinion it still is today. These cars are now classed as classic cars and we still sell a tremendous amount of these batteries.

Later on in the 1970,s this battery was used on many of the Vauxhall cars such as the Vauxhall Viva and a new higher amperage battery came out for some of the bigger engined cars the 015 battery. This 015 battery is exactly the same size as the 038 battery but has more power and the 038 Car battery  is often replaced by the 015 when a new battery is required. Other popular cars to have this battery fitted was the new range of Triumphs, such as the Spitfires and the Dolomites and Toledo’s most of which were fitted with an 038 Car battery or a 015 battery.

Many of these cars have still survived and are lovingly restored by their owners. In Summer you can often spot these cars out for run on a nice sunny day. We recently supplied an 038 Car battery to the owner of Triumph Dolomite and I took a picture of the Numax battery sitting next to the engine, in the battery compartment. One of the other most popular cars that we supply batteries for are on the Triumph Spitfire. In my opinion this is still one of best looking cars on the road today.

038 car battery changes from premium to classic

    Many thanks Eric Roberts… 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee.Hence, for all our work and parts. Selling, Cheap General Tyres online. So, from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.Offering, courtesy cars to local

038 Car battery

New Lucas Premium Car Battery fitted and ready to go.

motorists who need to go to work. Leaving their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station. Naturally, are members of Motor-codes.Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

038 Morgan Battery-Beautiful Morgan Calls In for a new Battery

038 Morgan Battery

Excellent Morgan sports car is owned by a Greek Guy (dont know his name) (but I know his battery size) 038 Morgan Battery?

 The owner of this Morgan is from Greece but now lives in the Halifax area. Here in the UK. For this reason, I am overwhelmed by the number of classic cars and sporty cars that we supply batteries to .Hence, this is proof that we are rapidly becoming one of the top battery centres here in Yorkshire. Therefore, we supply cheap batteries . Also, the more expensive batteries . Thus, like the start and stop batteries that are now supply on the new BMWs and Audis.

038 Morgan Battery

Beautiful Morgan calls in for a new 038 Morgan Battery fitting

 

 

Of course, the battery that was fitted to this Morgan was an 038 part number. Consequently, the 038 is one of the oldest modern type car battery. That we now sell . Subsequently, this battery was originally fitted to the old type BLMC Minis and Triumph Spitfires .Along with a host of other car models.

 We can supply these batteries in different size

Along with the 037 which was fitted to the early Fords, such as the Escort Mk1s and the Cortinas. We offer the 038 Morgan Battery and the 037 in both Lucas batteries and Tungstone Car Batteries.

Morgan Motor Company have been making sports car at the pretty market town of Malvern in Worcestershire. As well of being the home of the Morgan Motor Company, Malvern is a well-known tourist centre and is well worth a visit for more information … http://www.visitthemalverns.org/home

A factory tour of this famous car maker can be organised through the Malvern tourist office, where you can even hire one of the Morgan cars for the weekend. These cars are a mixture of racing cars and touring cars and no two cars are the same they all have the same quality craftsmanship, combined with materials, they one that we had call in for a 038 Morgan Battery was owned by a Greek guy who had four or five similar cars in a collection, should I say “wealthy” Greek  guy.

Article and pictures by Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk.

 

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Mike fitting the new 038 Morgan Battery behind the seat