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Cross-Ply Tyres for my Morris Minor 1000-First Models Were fitted with Xply TYRES

Cross-Ply Tyres

Cross-Ply Tyres

 Cross-Ply tyres Back to the sixties with the x ply tyres?

Must be remembered that most people are confused about tyres. After all, tyres look the same, so what could the differences be ? Well when the Minor 1000 was first built there was only one type of tyre, I know ! 

because unfortunately I was a beginner tyre fitter in those early days. Consequently,the only tyre about then was the Cross-Ply Tyres  and a few early radials.

Of course, the basic tyre is made of rubber on the outside and there are a number of layers of textile (man-made) fabrics inside. So, the rubber is there to give the tyres strength. With this in mind, some tyres even have a layer of steel belt. Of course, to increase strength still further (the steel was not in cross-plies though). Textile belts are woven sheets . Running  from bead to bead before the rubber tread is vulcanised on the carcass.

In a perfect world, the “tread” on the outside would stay flat to the road in all circumstances. Unfortunately, roads that are driven on are not perfect and the old Xply tyres gave a very bumpy ride, this also applied to cornering, early tyres used to fight the corners and as many Morris 1000 drivers know, in the early days you had to take care when driving on a bumpy road and cornering.

We then started using a more modern tyre called a “Radial “.

I remember what we called the “radial tyre”new “tyre revolution”. Of course radial tyres were to improve the cars handling by as much as 100%. As a result, the radial tyres have a completely different construction. Revolutionizing the tyre industry. Including the comfort of driving. Radial tyres became available in the 1960s. Outperforming the Cross-Ply Tyres in every way.

Minor 1000 owners say that the car was designed for the Xply. This is true, but only because there was nothing else! The car was also designed for the simple style of motoring, but things improved when the radial tyre came out.

It is now very rare to find x plies these days but if you have them fitted do not mix them with radial tyres on the same axle. It is only safe and legal to fit two x plies tyres at the front and two radials at the rear. In my opinion, your are far better fitting a set of modern day radial tyres, If you can afford it. The driving results are astounding. Especially in the wet. If you are a traditionalist you could stick to x ply tyres, but these may not be the cheapest car tyres on sale at the moment.

As always you get what you pay for.

There are some poor quality tyres from eastern Europe about today, that are best avoided, also, please avoid part worn second-hand tyres. Because tyre prices have risen so much and the minor 1000 tyres are now very rare (145×14) Firestone tyres are available for around £60 fitted and have worked well for me over the years,

Cross-Ply Tyres

Morris Minor 1000’s were fitted with 520×14 Cross-Ply Tyres and later were fitted with 145×14 radial ply tyres.

these and Dunlop tyres were one of the first companies to fit radial tyres on to the minor 1000. Many of our leading tyre companies no longer make these sizes, but a few imported makes are available. A few better quality imported makes are available from General and Bridgestone, if any minor 1000 owners wanted a price for these makes we will happily quote a price from Halifax.

The radial ply tyre is a huge improvement on the Cross-Ply Tyres

It has much better grip, better ride quality and lasts much longer, but the tyres are now mainly imported. As I have previously stated it is relatively rare to find Cross-Ply Tyres these days, but they are still available through tyre specialists, such as Pellon tyres in Halifax. But once again if you have a set of Cross-Ply Tyres do not mix radials with them. 145×14 or 155×14 radials are the largest you should fit the normal rims. If you go beyond this you will cause yourself problems with the tyre bellying out over the wheel, your car will be all over the road and is not recommended or indeed safe to do this.

About Eric Roberts

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Toyo Tyres Proxes-Announces $210 million plant expansion and UK Football club Sponsorship.

Toyo Tyres Proxes

Toyo Tyres Proxes

 

Toyo Tyres Proxes-announces $210 million plant expansion

Daily Tribune News

Nathan Deal increased the bond capacity for the company’s expansion to $910 million.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Toyo Tyres

Toyo tyres have also released a new tyre. Hence, the Toyo Tyres Proxes CF2. Of course,the new Proxes 2 tyre is capable of excellent performance. Naturally, on all types of road conditions. This tyre is the latest in a long line of tyre products to come from Japan.

The tyre as also been designed for the high demand of comfort required in today’s car market. The new tyre has high speed stability and road handling

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“We have also been equally stringent in our design demands for comfort and efficiency. Low noise and excellent high-speed stability ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, while the clever blending of Super Active, Grip and Wear Resistant polymers offer drivers improved fuel economy and 25% less rolling resistance than the outgoing Proxes CF1.

The tyre itself is capable of up to 41% longer life than the outgoing model too, showing just how much development has gone into this clever case design.”

...http://www.toyo.co.uk/news/item/id/8304

To give an update for Toyo Tyres Proxes

Early this year in April 2014, Toyo Tyres have signed a sponsorship deal with the giant Italian football giants AC Milan.  Together with Toyo, AC Milan are members

Toyo Tyres Proxes

Toyo Tyres Proxes have signed a sponsorship deal with Italian football giants AC Milan

of the Italian premier league and command a world wide presence and they are following the trend that is linking tyre manufacturers with the big football clubs, a good example of this is the massive deal between Manchester United and Apollo tyres, earlier in 2014. This season the 2014-2015 season will be Toyo Tyres Proxes first football season sponsorship deal with AC Milan will be announcing different promotional activities between the Japanese tyre company and A C Milan.

Toyo Tyres Proxes-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 . Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Cheap Toyo Tyres Proxes online from our website . Using the  selector and choosing your size. Of course,we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work .Leaving their car with us for work doing. As a result ,we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

UPDATE-Toyo Tyres Proxes are now sponsoring Leicester city football club here in the UK…Leicester City Commercial Director Ian Flanagan said: “Toyo  is a brand that already has a strong sporting portfolio and we are delighted to help them further their presence in top-flight football with Leicester City.

“Their UK offices are based not far from us in Northamptonshire, providing some fantastic opportunities for them to engage with our supporters and the Leicestershire community and to benefit from the feel-good factor generated by the Club’s return to the Premier League.”

Toyo Tyres Quality-F1600-Zacharie Robichon first win in Toyo Tyres F1600 stop

Toyo Tyres Quality

Toyo Tyres Quality

Zacharie Robichon writes about his first win in an open-wheel car during the Toyo Tyres F1600 stop at Shannonville Motorsports Park.

Post Updated 6th Jan 2014

Toyo tyres

Toyo have always been one of my favourite tyre companies to deal with. Most of the time over the past 30 years Toyo have been a big supplier of small independent tyre companies such as my own company here in Halifax UK. But like most other tyre companies toyo decided to go down the tyre wholesaler route , to sell their products, thus cutting out us retailers, we also had an option to buy direct, but the tyres became available to anyone to sell and toyo became just another cheap car tyre on the market. The outcome is that retailers stopped sellintoyo tyres  .

Toyo Tyres Quality

English: TV personality Huell Howser rides as a passenger in a 2-seat Indy Racing League open-wheel race car at the 2009 Long beach Gran Prix. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Naturally, going onto to sell other similar products, such as General Tyres. We now use Yokohama tyres and Apollo tyres in there place, although Toyo are still a good product and if their policy ever changed, i would take them on board again,”what goes around, comes around” as the saying goes.

Toyo tyres are today still supporting the F1600 race series with their tyre products. Zacharie Robichon is still a prominent contestant.

Eric Roberts.

Eric Roberts

Toyo Tyres Quality

Toyo Tyres F1600

 

 

Hi I would like to introduce myself. As a result. have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies. Of course, before starting my first business. Now owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business.