1963 Riley 1.5 Competition Car For Sale

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Description 1963 Riley 1.5 Competition Car

Welcome to a very special Riley
1.5 (reg NMM 704) competition car which I have been preparing for competition
during the last 24 months.  I bought NMM
704 two years ago which was a very original 1963 Riley 1.5 in perfect condition
with exceptional history (even has the original buff log book) and fully documented
restoration and maintenance history. With such a good basis I embarked on a
mission to prepare this Riley with HRDC 1600cc competition regulations in mind
so the car doesn’t detract from period but under the skin exhibits considerable
racing and performance enhancements. 
Although HRDC was in mind my immediate goal was to enhance the car and gain
experience through sprints and hill climbs. 
All racing & performance enhancements are sympathetic to the period
albeit using modern components/materials and I provide all original components
to allow the car to retain its originality once again in the future if desired.  All the work carried out on this car is fully
documented and I make reference to and include period documentation to ensure
the car is in keeping with its period despite significant enhancements.
Please note car is now
fully prepared with a newly rebuilt engine and gearbox and pretty much all
components on the car are brand new.
The car in its original state would have a value of 9K given the
current market for excellent cars and the total build cost of this car given
the high end motorsport components described below is well over that figure and
I can provide a breakdown of costs involved.  Please also keep in mind
that all modification have been sympathetic to originality and all original
components are available in storage.
Here is a link to pictures of the car and high end components : s1244.photobucket.com/user/cjthorley/library/NMM704%20Competition%20Car?sort=3&page=1
It cannot be understated that many components are high end professional motorsport items which also includes a hugely expensive close ratio straight cut gears from an F1 supplier inside a rebuilt Riley gearbox.
Only accept cash for fully payment with deposit required to secure the package.
The package is advertised elsewhere so I reserve the right to remove the advert.
I (Chris) can be contacted at 07827938879 or email at cjthorley@hotmail.com.
Please note:
assembly carried out by Slark Race Engineering, Salisbury
machining carried out by Owslebury Crankshaft Services,
Original engine is in safe keeping with Andy Bradley, Wolsey
1500 Spares but not included with the car
1622cc MGA spec block with overbore +60
                This block is
very special with the wall thickness greater than standard MGA
                The block
accommodates the larger MGB impeller water pump to aid cooling
                The block
accommodates the larger oil strainer
                The block
accommodates the MGB sump bolt pattern allowing the homologation MGB baffled
sump to be fitted
JE +60 aluminium forged flat top pistons
Corrilo Conrods
ARP bolts all round
Owslebury Crankshaft  Services
 - crank machined and all components
Owslebury Crankshaft  Services
 - bespoke fabricated all steel crankshaft
caps to replace the original
Owslebury Crankshaft  Services
 - engine block line bored
Helix billet lightweight bespoke flywheel with ARP bolts to match
Helix heavy duty competition clutch
Helix diaphragm spring clutch casing
Helix roller ball clutch release bearing
Long aluminium DCOE 45 weber manifold ported
Single weber DCOE 45 reconditioned with long (torque) and short
(power) stub stacks supplied
DCOE 45 weber ITG air filter
Gold Facet fuel pump installed on aluminium bracket at 45 degree
angle in the boot
Filter king fuel filter and fuel regulator installed on aluminium bracket
within the engine bay
123 Tune Electronic Ignition (USB connection to laptop for fine
tuning ignition curve)
Gold Lucas Sports coil
Magnicore HT leads
Powerlite – lightweight hi-torque starter motor
Powerlite – lightweight small alternator
Brown and Gammons aluminium water pump pulley
Aluminium catch tank
Original period HRG Derrington period rocker gear with aluminium
spacers and hardened competition shaft
Original period HRG aluminium polished rocker box cover
CK Historic – adjustable oil pressure relief valve which is
adjustable on the engine
Cambridge Motorsport Competition duplex timing chain
New old stock Landover Jaguar adjustable timing pad so will not
break like other aftermarket ones do
Brown and Gammons adjustable veneer timing sprocket for perfect cam
Piper 270 solid billet camshaft profiled for torque and power across
the rev range works really well with this cars gearing and Weber 45 DCOE
Peter Burgess supplied cylinder head modified to Riley homologation
spec with optimum torque & power across the rev range
Peter Burgess supplied baffled sump as homologated for MGB
Small light weight competition battery installed in the engine bay
Exhaust System
Manflow - custom fabricated mild steel large bore full exhaust
system to match engine spec which was very expensive but sounds wonderful
Maniflow - manifold based on the BMC Riley 1.5 homologation manifold
but with wider centre exit pipe to aid escape from the siamese ports as
recommended by Maniflow
Maniflow - twin exit tail pipe copy of period Derrington system
offered in period for the Riley 1.5
Gearbox & Running Gear
MGA 3 Syncro Quaife Close Ratio Straight Cut Gears and Extremely
These are BMC spec brand
new close ratios as in period for the MGA so rebuilt into standard gearbox
casing with small modifications
                These are very
very strong and designed for racing so they won’t break
Gearbox rebuilt by
BK Transmissions , Hampshire using all new bearings, gaskets  etc supplied new by Brown and Gammons
                Baulk rings are
heavy duty competition spec from Brown and Gammons
Layshaft is oversized
17mm and manufactured and hardened to match the straight cut laygear assembly
                Casing has been
lined bored to match the oversized layshaft
                Casing has been
machined to accept the Helix clutch assembly
                A second
layshaft is provided (its wash cheaper to make two)
Propshaft balanced and reconditioned by Andy Robinson Racing
Salisbury Limited Slip diff with 4.22 ratio rebuilt and setup by BK
Transmissions, Hampshire
Rae Davis - Heavy duty competition drive shafts will never break on
this car
Rae Davis - Standard front and rear hubs machined, plated and heat
treated with pressed in competition taper roller bearings which are very strong
and will last longer than the car
Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Handling
Original lever arms dampers in excellent condition
Original drum brakes with aftermarket brake servo (actually very
Silicon brake fluid and copper brake piping
Rae Davis - Competition brake linings
Original steering rack
Adjustable tie bars from JLH Morris Minor Modifications and fitted
& optimised by Alan Henderson Racing, Tamworth
13” 5.5J Weller steel racing wheels supplied by Rae Davis
Steering geometry setup and optimised by Alan Henderson Racing,
Front Antiroll bar fitted by Alan Henderson Racing, Tamworth
Polly bush superflex conversion by Alan Henderson Racing, Tamworth
GDM Heat Transfer original pattern aluminium high efficiency radiator
looks like the original but fabricated in aluminium
Original mechanical fan retained
Electric fan installed behind aluminium driven by on/off switch on
the dash
Silicon cooling hoses all round
Capillary water temperature auxiliary gauge
Additions To Note
Front chassis rails strengthened by Alan Henderson Racing, Tamworth
Rear aluminium fire wall fabricated and fitted by Neil Slark Race
Red Sparco racing bucket seat (to match red interior) fitted with
custom fabricated seat mounting by Neil Slark Race Engineering
TRS five point harness fitted by Neil Slark Race Engineering
Rustproofed by Rust Busters at considerable cost
Electric windscreen washer
Electric auxiliary rev counter
Magnetic Ivory Roundels which match Ivory colour on the car to
display racing numbers
Classic Additions top of the range red super soft car cover which is
very expensive

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