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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

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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 Lucas Battery- And New Tyres for This Wolsley Elf Mini

 038 Lucas Battery and Tyres that we fitted  were 145X10

I am totally amazed at the number of classic cars that are still on the today I thought that the time I reached my sixties, all these cars would have disappeared, but how wrong can you 038 Lucas Batteryget.

When Spring arrives all these old cars come out of their garages and are proudly driven about by their owners. This is when we see these cars in my garage, not a week will go by without us seen at least two classic cars having new tyres fitted or a new battery fitted or delivered from our internet site.

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Triumph Spitfires are fitted with 038 Lucas Battery

The most popular battery this year has been the 038 Lucas Battery. This is the battery that was the big seller in the late sixties and early seventies, it fitted most British Leyland cars including the Wolsley Mini as  well as Vauxhalls and Hillmans. The 038 Lucas Battery fitted such cars as all the Mini Cars and 1100,s Vauxhall Vivas, Hillman Imps and many more. Many other models including the Triumph Spitfires also used the 038 Lucas Battery, making the battery very popular, even today.

Many of the older models were fitted with a 6volt battery system, which we still sell today. There is only one company that makes the 6 volt casings and this is in South Africa. They export this battery to all over the World where it is labelled up by many companies including Tungstone batteries and Numax batteries.

Back to tyres ?

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Wolsley Elf having its new tyres fitted

However this week we were honored to have a Rolls Royce Wraith and this Mini visit us the Mini was owned by a local retired business man from Sowerby up in the hills next to Halifax, who called in to buy two front and have the wheel alignment corrected.

Anyhow the tyres were fitted and the wheel alignment carried out and of the car went. I cant wait for next week to see what the next classic car comes through the doors.

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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Leisure Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.