Restoration Hydramatics Restoration Hydramatics
Rebuilding classic auto transmissions like new.
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Transmissions by Gene
235 Front Street Unit H
Salinas, CA 93901
(831)320-2726

When Your Classic Car Needs a Rebuilt Automatic Transmission


What do you do when your classic car transmission stops working?


Relax and let the experts handle your transmission problems at Transmissions by Gene. With more than 40 years of experience, Gene Berck, an early transmission specialist, has the equipment and the know-how to repair any transmission for older vehicles from the 40's, 50's and 60's. He takes pride in his work, guaranteeing that his customers will be 100% satisfied with his services. Ship your transmission to him and he will overhaul it and send it back within a 10 to 14 business day turn around time. Stop in or contact him for more information on his excellent transmission services.


Transmissions by Gene has been doing automatic transmission repair on all types of transmissions for 42 years nationwide. Cast iron Hydramatic, Jetaway AKA Stratoflight, and Powerglide are some of our common monthly units. We also offer transmission soft and hard parts for all transmission 1941 to present. Units can be removed and shipped to our Salinas, California, transmission shop. We will rebuild your unit and ship it back to you in a reasonable time. Classic car automatic transmission overhauling is a very technical trade. Let us rebuild your unit rather than swapping to a used unit that won't work or won't work very long. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Salinas, California, transmission shop is open 9 hours a day, 6 days a week. We can build conversion units as well, for upgrading or better choice or availability. Contact us for all of your early automatic transmission needs


Not many people understand these early transmissions. But that's not the only challenge. There is more to these transmissions than knowing how to build them. The parts have not been available for 30 years. They weigh 250 lbs, so we have built special fixtures to disassemble, assemble, and clean them. All units are band adjusted and ready to install. Mount the transmission, and after all is checked and tight, add transmisison fluid slowly as directed.


When You Need a New Transmission

You just bought the classic car of your dreams, but it's missing a few things. Including a transmission. Or something happened and the transmission you have just isn't rebuildable. We can help!. We know what you need and what's out there. We can usually find you the right model and year for your car, and rebuild it like new. If not, we can provide a different model but the right year, rebuilt to work perfectly until the right model becomes available. Call us!


You've got a Muscle Car?

The Muscle cars from the sixties through seventies had special transmission needs. From the factory they were offered with special modified transmissions that could stand the higher RPM's and torque. We know how to rebuild them to perform not just like the factory transmissions, but with the extra strength you need. What if your engine is hotter-than-stock? Don't take it to just anyone- you really need to call us. We can rebuild your transmission to handle the extra power, and you can't match our price and quality.


Parts & Manuals

You said you want to do it yourself? Are the parts and manuals available locally? Probably not, but we can help. We have sources and can get manuals and parts for most classic transmissions. Save a bundle on shipping, and have the satisfaction of knowing you've fixed it yourself!

Trust our transmission overhaul expert for all your classic transmission overhaul needs, nationwide and internationally.

We also have a good selection of factory service manuals and other transmission literature from the 30's through the sixties. This includes many hydraulic circuit diagrams in color and trouble shooting sections. We can make this available to repair shops. These are written for the trained transmission technician and will not be useful for the classic car owner. Contact us if you are a transmission shop and need this information.


AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS SERVICE & REBUILDS FOR:
FORD:
FORD-O-MATIC 2&3 SPEED
CRUISE-O-MATIC
MERCURY:
MERC-O-MATIC 2&3 SPEED
MULTI-DRIVE
LINCOLN:
TURBO-DRIVE TWIN RANGE
4 SPEED HYDRAMATIC
CORVAIR:
POWERGLIDE
CHEVROLET:
IRON POWERGLIDE
ALUMIMUM POWERGLIDE
TURBOGLIDE
4SPEED HYDRAMATIC
TORQUE DRIVE
PONTIAC:
SINGLE & DUAL RANGE HYDRAMATIC
ROTO 10 "SLIM JIM"
JETAWAY 4 SPEED
  AKA STRATOFLIGHT
HYDRAMATIC
"TEMPEST TORQUE"
CADILLAC, OLDSMOBILE:
HYDRAMATIC SINGLE & DUAL RANGE
JETAWAY
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE TURBO HYDRAMATIC 425
ROTO 10 "SLIM JIM"
F-85 ROTO 5
BUICK:
FLIGHT PITCH *
TRIPLE TURBINE
TWIN TURBINE
DYNAFLOW
CORVETTE:
'53-'55 SIX CYLINDER CAST IRON POWERGLIDE
'55 -'61 V8 CAST IRON POWERGLIDE
'62 -'67 ALUMINUM POWERGLIDE
'68 -'81 TURBO HYDRAMATIC 400
'82 -'92 700-R4 OVERDRIVE AUTOMATIC '84 -'88 BORG WARNER/DOUG NASH "4+3"
'93 AND LATER 4L60-E ELECTRONIC OVERDRIVE
AMC:
TORQUE COMMAND
CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH, DODGE:
POWERFLITE
TORQUEFLITE : CAST IRON & ALUMINUM
RAMBLER:
FLASHOMATIC
E STICK
JAGUAR:
BORG WARNER
TURBO HYDRAMATIC 400
JEEP:
TURBO HYDRAMATIC (GM)
TORQUEFLIGHT (CHRYSLER)
DAIMLER:
BORG WARNER
STUDEBAKER:
BORG WARNER
FLIGHTOMATIC
KAISER, FRASER, NASH, HUDSON:
4 SPEED HYDRAMATIC
PACKARD:
ULTRAMATIC DRIVE

* A Buick Dynaflow conversion is recommended because FlightPitch parts are not available.

Our prices are reasonable. We start working on your transmission promptly when we get it. And we'll get it back to you running like new.

Feel free to call and ask for me. We can help, and we look forward to working for you!

Main case and some of the internals for '53 Lincoln
'53 Lincoln Transmission partly assembled

Thank you for your business consideration.
Transmissions by Gene.
(831)320-2726