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


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

Lion Head

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

Lightened flywhell

Fully balanced

Mild camshaft

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.

Created By Charlotte Stone © 2017 Belcher Engineering

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