Gearbox issues on our Rolls Royce Cloud 3

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Our stunning 1963 Rolls Royce Cloud 3 (III) requires some investigative work on the gearbox. For some unknown reason; at present, the car drives up to and remaining in 2nd gear for too long. Eventually, having dropped the pressure on the accelerator, 3rd gear will kick in and then the car will drive quite happily after that.

The gearbox unfortunately will have to come out for us to investigate further.

Update: The gearbox issue has now been fixed.

Firstly the gearbox and transmission had to be removed. Then the Transmission was stripped. It was at this stage that the exposed failed centre sleeve could be seen. This will have caused piston and front clutch damage so these components were replaced. While open, the transmission and gearbox was given a thorough clean before being rebuilt.

In total the vehicle has had new master kit with clutch plates, new front band, rear band, centre sleeve assembly, custom made bush set and valve/ springs.

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