1952 Hudson hornet Transmission Rebuild

 
 

The Kirkland Process

At Kirkland Transmission we are well-versed on classic car restoration and transmission repair. We will work on any classic car transmission where others won't!!!

Classic and custom car owners are a special kind of owner. They are deeply attached to their vehicles and are interested in everything that happens to it.

That's why Kirkland Transmission takes the extra step of providing them with progress photos during the rebuild process. It's our way of helping these special owners be a part of their own classic car restoration project.
 Step 01: After extensive road test, transmission is removed from 1952 Hudson Hornet
Step 01: After extensive road test, transmission is removed from 1952 Hudson Hornet
Step 02: Once removed, our techs begin disassembling the transmission.
Step 02: Once removed, our techs begin disassembling the transmission.
Step 03: The transmission is inspected for wear and damage.
Step 03: The transmission is inspected for wear and damage.
Step 04: Each part is removed and individually checked.
Step 04: Each part is removed and individually checked.
Step 05: Here we can see that dampener springs are broken and need replaced.
Step 05: Here we can see that dampener springs are broken and need replaced.
Step 06: We send all parts through our high industrial steam cleaner to become totally clean.
Step 06: We send all parts through our high industrial steam cleaner to become totally clean.
Step 07: The transmission is now ready for reassembly.
Step 07: The transmission is now ready for reassembly.
Step 08: Replacement parts, including clutch, bands and bushings are ready.
Step 08: Replacement parts, including clutch, bands and bushings are ready.
Step 09: Trained technicians with years of experience do the work.
Step 09: Trained technicians with years of experience do the work.
Step 10: Kirkland Transmission uses original factory tools and manuals.
Step 10: Kirkland Transmission uses original factory tools and manuals.
Step 11: Reassembly process.
Step 11: Reassembly process.
Step 12: Reassembly process.
Step 12: Reassembly process.
Step 13: Reassembly process.
Step 13: Reassembly process.
Step 14: Reassembly process.
Step 14: Reassembly process.
Step 15: Transmission is fully reassembled.
Step 15: Transmission is fully reassembled.
Step 16: Transmission is painted to factory specification color.
Step 16: Transmission is painted to factory specification color.
Step 17: This finish work is part of the car's restoration process.
Step 17: This finish work is part of the car's restoration process.
Step 18: Blankets and cloth rags are used to protect the transmission during reinstallation.
Step 18: Blankets and cloth rags are used to protect the transmission during reinstallation.
Step 19: Transmission ready to be reinstalled.
Step 19: Transmission ready to be reinstalled.
Step 20: Reinstallation is complete.
Step 20: Reinstallation is complete.
Step 21: Rebuilt transmission is like new.
Step 21: Rebuilt transmission is like new.
Step 22: Rebuilt transmission is like new.
Step 22: Rebuilt transmission is like new.
Step 23: Kirkland Transmission completes another custom classic car repair.
Step 23: Kirkland Transmission completes another custom classic car repair.
Step 24: Read Al's letter of appreciation below.
Step 24: Read Al's letter of appreciation below.
 

Letter from the owner

"My experience with Kirkland Transmission was very satisfying. I appreciated how much attention Tony and Andy paid to my '52 Hornet Hudson. The bonus was receiving photos throughout the job to show me the progress. I would recommend their work to anyone."

Al Sjolander
Issaquah
March 2015