With over 50 years experience, Stephens Engineering carry out all types of gearbox repair from modern automatic gearbox servicing to classic vehicle gearbox repair. The Stephens Engineering workshop team recently carried out a Bentley Continental gearbox repair.
The Park Way Bentley Continental convertible was a rare treat for the us to work. This classic Bentley was as clean underneath as it was inside. At Stephens Engineering, we keep a special ramp for classic vehicles. This ensures that are not disturbed during the strip down stages. This classic Bentley convertible has a four speed standard dual gearbox. The transmission was originally a Cadillac transmission, modified for Bentley and Rolls Royce models. This classic Bentley Continental gearbox had a third gear failure. The most common cause of gearbox failure is the clutch linkage adjustments and wear of the valve body. The down shift pressures must also be set to a very fine tolerance after refitting the Bentley gearbox.
When we work on classic vehicles, we have a strict routine when overhauling a classic car gearbox. During the gearbox overhaul, all bands, clutches and seals are changed. Some older classic gearboxes also require hardware, however, the Bentley Continental gearbox is a robust transmission with a cast iron construction. Once the gearbox overhaul has been completed, the Bentley gearbox was refitted. The down shift pressures must also be set to a very fine tolerance after refitting the Bentley gearbox.
A thorough road test proved all was well again and the Bentley Continental gearbox repair was successful for this stunning classic vehicle. Contact Stephens Engineering for classic vehicle gearbox overhauls and repairs.