Phantom 2

Rolls-Royce Phantom 2

The series beginning with the Silver Ghost continued in 1929 with the Phantom II. A development of the Phantom I, the new car continued to use the by-now familiar style of Rolls-Royce engine and chassis design, improved and updated to compete with luxury cars from other British, Continental and American manufacturers.

Production numbers
1672
Year
1929 - 1935
Engine
6 cylinders. Capacity 7668cc. Pushrod-operated overhead valves. Twin cylinder blocks on an aluminium 2-piece crankcase. 7 bearing crankshaft with vibration damper. Single detachable 12-plug aluminium cylinder head. Pressure fed lubrication by gear type pump. Oil capacity 16 pints.
Ignition
Independent magneto and coil, each firing 6 plugs.
Cooling system
Engine driven pump and fan. Radiator shutters initially manually-operated; from 1931 controlled by a 'calorstat' mounted in the radiator top tank.
Carburation
R-R 2-jet type with automatic air valve and starting carburettor. 1933 single jet semi-expanding type carburettor. 1935 choke size increased.
Fuel system
20-gallon rear tank and Autovac with engine-driven vacuum pump. Hobson Telegauge on the dashboard with hand air-pump.
Transmission
4-speed gearbox in unit with the engine with a single plate clutch. Open propeller shaft. Right hand gearchange.
Suspension
Leaf springs, semi-elliptic front and rear. Hydraulic lever arm shock dampers, equipped with Ride Control from 1933. Continental models had stiffer springs, auxiliary Hartford dampers and later Hartford Telecontrol dampers.
Brakes
Internal expanding 4 - wheel operation with independent handbrake on the rear wheels. Mechanical servo driven from the gearbox.
Steering box
Worm and nut.
Chassis lubrication
Part oil gun and centralised lubrication. Full chassis 'One-Shot' lubrication introduced 1931.