Posts

Tyre Safes New Campaign

Talbot Express Camper Van- turns up with a broken EXHAUST MANIFOLD parts Difficult to Find?

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express Camper Van

We located a second hand exhaust manifold for this Talbot Express

When this vehicle pulled in, the name reminded me of a car that I bought in 1979. I had forgotten the name “Talbot Express” ever existed, but it brought back great memories of my early days as a young mechanic.

Talbot Express

Commer van conversion

I attended the local college in the nearby town of Batley here in West Yorkshire, as an apprentice mechanic, studying to pass my mechanics exam. All the guys in my class worked for different garages from all the Towns in the area. As you can imagine over the course some of us became great friends. One of them worked as an apprentice mechanic at a “Rootes Group Garage”. He worked on models from Hillman the Hunter and the more famous Hillman imp, a competitor for the BMC Minis that were very popular then. He also worked on Humber,Singers,Talbots and Commer vans.

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express

Talbot Express in for his exhaust blowing

He told me that Talbot was bringing out a new model called the “Horizon”. I was in the market for a new car at the time, and so went on a test drive. So was very impressed and struck a good deal with the salesman, buying a new Light green car. Thinking this car was wonderful and my girlfriend at the time (soon to be my wife) and I toured Europe in the car without any problems what so ever. I believe we had the car for ten years before selling it.

The Talbot express auto sleeper that came in for the exhaust manifold fitting was a 1986 model and in pretty good condition. They were made between 1981 and 1993 and were sold in the UK only as Talbots. The same model was sold in other parts of Europe under other marques, they were also known as the Alfa Romeo AR6, and in France the Peugeot J5 and the Citroen C25, and they were the last of any Talbot model to be sold in the UK.

Exhaust manifold was fixed and then an  added bonus of an immaculately restored Commer van conversion

In the same day we also had an added bonus of Commer Van converted into a motor home. The van was in for an MOT test and a few other jobs doing. But I could not resist taking some pictures for the Pellon Tyre blog. The model we had in was a 1974 model. Significantly, they dropped the “Commer” name a couple of years later in 1976.

2nd hand manifold fitted

Article and photos by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

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 for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.

Best Tyres Revisited

Goodyear Fuel Savers-achieved Genuine fuel savings on their Tyres

Goodyear Fuel Savers

"<yoastmark

Goodyear Fuel Savers can save you money

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Terrific Tyres Prove The Point ?

This is a great time of my life to be involved in the motor industry. Hardly a day goes by without some sort of new invention or improvements to the products that are been developed and no more so than in the tyre industry. All these developments are in my opinion due to to improvements in computer designs helping tyre developers to create new products out of new materials to help with the relentless charge towards lowering greenhouse gasses.

These new EfficientGrip Fuel Savers were tested by Autocar Magazineusing

Significantly, using a Citroen Picasso as the test car. Including, using the Goodyear Fuel Savers Efficient Grip tyres. Consequently, the test were carried out over a long period of time. Of course, using normal driving conditions on normal roads and not on test tracks. So, to enable a true and realistic result. The Picasso was a bog standard car and came up with a saving of 2% over the total period of testing. Naturally, a significant achievement from Goodyear Fuel Savers. Reducing both fuel consumption and reducing greenhouse gasses.

Other tyre companies developing new products

Most companies in this sector are developing newer products that are more beneficial to the environment.Michelin and Continental are both producing greener products with far better rolling resistance figures, helping the vehicles go further with less resistance between the tyre and the road thus reducing fuel consumption.

Eric Roberts…www.pellontyres.co.uk

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Battery business now for 40 years. Including selling Cheap Goodyear Tyres at competitive prices. Consequently, working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business.Now owning  a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. So, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business grow.