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RILEY 12/4

These are the early pictures of the build for the new Riley 12/4 that I hope to compete in during 2008.

Hopefully the car will be finished by June 2007 , allowing me to have sometime for testing and running in, although I doubt it will get very many miles put on the clock before it has to work in earnest.

The car is now up and running and so far around 200 road miles have been covered.

The engine is beginning to perform a little better but as yet only 4000 rpm has been used as a maximum.

The early faults are a leaking gearbox front seal and erratic oil pressure and water temperature.

It handles quite well but I think there is some work to do with various camber settings and tracking. I have adjusted toe in to give around 1 deg but I think it may need a little more. Trial and error here I think.

Now , June 2011 , and the car is going well . Many events have been completed and in 2010 we had our first race win at Mallory. Things are still changing and I think that this 2011 season should , all being well, see a very 'sorted' car.

Well not to be .. the season went well until 2nd race at Mallory when the engine gave way. The big end bolt sheared letting the rod escape through the crankcase. Result un repairable block and crank plus a number of other issues.

Probably the end of the 2011 season.

Early Body

Early Body

Early Body

Early Body

Early Body

Early Body

Engine Detail

Engine Detail

Engine Detail

Body Nearly Complete

Body Nearly Complete

Body Nearly Complete

Body Nearly Complete

Body Nearly Complete

Body Nearly Complete

Virtually complete

Virtually complete

Virtually complete

Virtually complete

Completed Engine

Completed Engine

Completed Engine

Completed Engine

Interior

Interior

Tonneau

Tonneau

Rear

Engine Bay

Complete

Complete

With The Talbot

With The Talbot

With The Talbot

With The Talbot

With The Talbot

Wiscombe 2008

Shelsley 2008

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