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1936 Riley 9 Merlin
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:23 am    Post subject: 1936 Riley 9 Merlin Reply with quote

a new thread anyone interested look at additional cars link


as found needing work


poor welding in past
full of filla and poor welds
fibre glass and filla
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks for posting up the new thread, this way all the Riley chat can focus in one place, as with the new Armstrong Siddeley thread Smile

cheers, RJ
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



extreme rust


some poor welding

missing out rigger

missing box section

again missing box section

rust and full of it
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see a saloon body being saved! Smile

RJ
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Salopian



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it - how right you are Rick. Pre war Rileys have suffered much conversion to racing b-st-rds lately particularly sur le continent but not unknown!! in VSCC circles here.
A friend has a 1930 9 mk4 Tourer with a slipping clutch which when the weather is warmer I shall be dealing with.
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colwyn500



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's amazing how good a car can look when it's actually really rusty. That looks a very worthwhile job though.
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Riley Blue



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salopian wrote:
Isn't it - how right you are Rick. Pre war Rileys have suffered much conversion to racing b-st-rds lately particularly sur le continent but not unknown!! in VSCC circles here.
A friend has a 1930 9 mk4 Tourer with a slipping clutch which when the weather is warmer I shall be dealing with.


You may disagree with the pratice of turning saloons into specials but the sad fact is that some Riley saloons are less desirable than others and are uneconomic to restore. Fortunately there are some among us who will restore a saloon irrespective of its monetary value - we have an excellent example here - but the people who have the necessary skills and motivation to do that are few and far between. It's partly Riley's fault for producing so many similar but different models.

You're right though, slicing up perfectly good saloons is rife on the continent and has been for decades.
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the favourable comments just a quick update chassis and body now gone to be sandblasted and zinc coated prior to any repairs being done should be back wednesday so will take some more photos then also picking up chrome to be rechromed at same time further updates to follow
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the latest update on my riley restoration chassis and body are back having been blasted and zinc painted chassis is very repairable but the body needs extensive resto work the good old tin worm has had a real feast especially on the inner rear wings more holes than a swiss cheese

pretty see through




chassis ready for repairs

rear wing joint needing major repair
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Smile

Thats a nice car Cool you do have a lot of rust to deal with Shocked but it will be worth it in the end Wink

Keep the pics coming.




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice restoration project!
Surely worth dooing she/he's such a beauty!

Nice progress!

Keep on the good work!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well here is the latest update on the Riley restoration chassis has now been repaired and now looks as good s new was being resprayed as i left





my restorer steve at classic motors plymouth is hoping to have the chassis rebuilt by end of next week as the engine and gearbox were running perfectly and axles have only been cleaned and painted the philosophy being if it aint broke dont fix more updates to follow
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the row of lightening holes in the chassis were there from new, it is understandable how the chassis rusted so badly at the bottom. I would be tempted to Dinitrol the inside and tape over the holes to stop mud and water getting back in.

Nice work so far, and I am glad you are persevering with the original body.

Regards Kels.
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falconriley



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is good to see another Riley being rescued instead of molested. Keep up the good work, and I hope we see further updates.

Matthew
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not much progress to report chassis has now been painted and awaiting mechanicals to be refitted and paint is being striped from the doors

and a couple more pics of the tin worm damage


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