Repair and Restoration Workshops
We offer a fully equipped workshop, and highly experienced staff who can undertake all aspects of mechanical restoration or repairs to your car (or parts). We can carry out full mechanical rebuilds of the whole car, or overhaul specific units such as your engine, gearbox, back axle, steering box etc.
Originally our main area of expertise was Ford Models A, B, T and V8, and we still love to work the old Fords. But our repertoire has increased with our skills and expertise now covering Lancia Lambda, Packards, Bentleys and Buicks to name but a few.
We have had the privilege of preparing several cars for the big rallies such as 'Peking to Paris' and the 'Flying Scotsman' - a service we have loved to be involved with. Providing full mechanical overhauls and upgrades where required to the vehicles before the event, plus offering support, advice and back up spares as the rallies have progressed.
As the years have progressed we have developed our very own products and services based on the needs of our customers, and the ever increasing need for reliability and speed. Please see below for some examples of the engines specifications we can build too. Please note these are examples only - each individual engine is built to the customers exacting requirements. For more information or a quote please email:-
Belcher Engineering Ltd-
Competition Model Engine - SIDE VALVE
RPM = 4,100
86BHP @ 3500RPM
158FT OF TORQUE @ 1500RPM
Bored + .100"
Line bored to take shell bearings
Off centre studs on mains to allow Model B counter balanced crankshaft to be fitted
Crankshaft crossed drilled
Shell bearings con rods
High pressure oil pump and adjustable relief valve
Full flow oil filter pressure system which pumps oil direct to main bearings
Rope seal on rear mains
Mild camshaft grind
Straight stem valves and bronze valve guides
Oversize and ported inlets
Lightened and balanced flywheel and crankshaft
Modified for V8 clutch
Scolded Dog inlet manifold with down draft or SU carburettor
Thomas 4 branch tube exhaust manifold
Aluminium cam gear and modifications for rev counter drive
Belcher Engineering Ltd-
Competition Inlet Over Exhaust Riley Engine
BHP = 102
TORQUE = 178FT @ 2200RPM
RPM = 4100
A 1930 and earlier Model A Engine fitted with a Model B crank shaft
Line bored shell bearings conversion to rods and mains
Cross drilled crank shaft
Riley Overhead valve - 2 valve head making 3 valved per cylinder
Fully adjustable pressure relief
Twin downdraft Zenith carbs or twin su carbs/Stromberg 97's
4 branch balanced exhaust manifolds
Ford Model A & B Friction Arm Shock Absorbers
We have designed and built our very own shock absorbers for both the Model A and Model B. (Model B's have a slight modification to the pictures shown.) These are a very successful product - with us now in our 6th production run since the original prototype was proven successful. To purchase please see our online store or call us on 01379 890913.
Direct replacement for the Model A/B Hydraulic type of shock absorber
Fully adjustable on the friction pads
Ideal for competition and trail cars
Easy bolt on installation (technical advice if needed given on the telephone)
Belcher Engineering Ltd - Close Ratio Gears
All gears have been made from EN40B Steel, NITRIDED and run in needle bearings.
20 Tooth to 27 Tooth
1st 2.2 to 1
2nd 1.3 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
18 Tooth to 29 Tooth
1st 2.59 to 1
2nd 1.55 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
Close ratio Gears are an excellent product for those who like to compete in Trial and Sprint events, or those wishing to tour with their car. With two different ratios available 20 Tooth to 27 Tooth (Four door or two door) or 18 Tooth to 29 Tooth (Coupes and Phaetons) - we can improve your driving experience and improve acceleration ability.
21 and 24 Stud Flathead V8 Cylinder Heads Machined
A new service on offer for 2017, skimming of your cylinder heads and the combustion domes re-profiled. Offering you the customer a chance to re-use your existing cylinder heads and keep true correct compression's.
To purchase please see our online store or call us on 01379 890913.