Click here to view a video showing
us line-boring a Speed Six Bentley Engine. Speed Six line bore
Cutting the babbit bearings for a Speed Six Bentley Team car engine. .0025" chearance on crank with a + .0005"
tolerance. 8 main bearings, over three feet between 1 and 8. Stay tuned for more Videos from The Vintage Garage and see your
own engine here as we work on it.
Click here to view a video showing us cleaning the scale from a Phantom 1 Cylinder
The Blocks on pre-war Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars are usually heavily scaled up with lime, rust and debris from
decades of use. This scale insulates the cylinder walls, creating hotspots, and displaces water, reducing cooling capacity.
Ultimately, the car overheats. There is no way around de-tubing and proper cleaning. The debris coming out of this block does
not include loose scale removed earlier. Stay tuned for more Videos from The Vintage Garage and see your own engine here as
we work on it. www.vintagegaragevt.com
to see Initial Startup of a Springfield Silver Ghost engine
Initial startup of a Springfield Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce engine following a complete rebuild. Engine started
after second push of the start button.
Click here to view a video showing us re-tubing a Phantom 1 Cylinder Block after
Re-tubing a Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Cylinder block. This shows the process of flaring, seating and swaging the
copper stud tubes after mechanically cleaning the block.
WARNING: Do NOT use this video as a substitute for
proper instruction on the process. What you see here is greatly accelerated and it leaves out several key steps. Incorrect
installation of tubes will, at best, leave you with a leaking block. At worst you will break the casting. Only attempt this
after a lot of practice and proper instruction.
Click Here to see us cutting
chamfers on Bentley Speed Six bearings Chamfers
Speed Six Bentley Motor
line boring... cutting the chamfers on the bearings to set crankshaft position and end play. Using special cutter to cut bearing
shells back to bronze and set radius.
Click here to see us drilling a stud out of a Bentley Cylinder Block using a
Magnetic Base Drill:
The Drill bit is "Left Hand" and after initial drilling, the stud fragment was spun out of its hole
without touching the threads. This job is risky, at best, with a hand drill!
Click Here to see us truing Rolls-Royce
Silver Ghost Rods and Caps:
Silver Ghost connecting rods, being trued to exactly line up with the shims to ensure crush will be
even. Using a specialized grinder, we remove approx. .003" in order to make mating faces flat and perpendicular to bearing
Click here to See us Restoring Springfield P1 Rocker Pads:
On high mileage cars, the rocker pads become worn through
contact with the valve stem. The wear causes valve noise and it becomes difficult to properly adjust the valves.
To solve this, we re-grind the pads to the correct radius and stone them to a final fit. If your valves
are making more noise than they should, consider new tappet rollers/pins and a rocker shaft restoration
Click Here to see us repairing a 4.5L W.O. Bentley Flywheel
Flywheel Repair 4.5 L
This W.O. Bentley Ring Gear was damaged when a CAV starter was
added to a Bentley designed to run a Smith's Starter. The bevels are on the wrong side and the starter Bendix gear chewed
up the ring gear. The
flywheel was removed and damage is removed. New chamfers can then be cut.
Click Here to see us repairing a 4.5L W.O. Bentley Flywheel Ring Gear:
Cutting Bevels in Bentley Ring Gear
After repairing the damage to the starter Ring Gear, using a rotary table on a Mill, we
cut bevels to clear the Bendix drive. More than 130 teeth had to be cut to an exact angle. After reinstalling
in the car, the starter functioned perfectly and will no longer damage the ring gear.