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  1. They could be Riley patent wheels from the Edwardian era. They were fitted to many makes of car, not only Riley's. The later cars used the Rudge Whitworth type. There is a lot of information here. http://riley-cars.co.uk/Riley-Wheels-1987-article.php Matthew
  2. Hello Bernie Going by what I paid for the machining and parts on my Riley 12/4 motor a couple of years ago I would say about $5000 will see it out. A couple of local Riley RM rebuilds in the last year have been a similar price. I now sometimes wonder if everything does have to be new, as I have seen a few engines recently that operated surprisingly well given their condition. Last Nine magneto was $650, but unfortunately the rebuilder is no longer with us to do more. Check where the local aircraft have their magnetos rebuilt, as these have to be certified. Matthew
  3. The 'back axle coupling' is a sliding pot joint or sliding block joint depending what you were taught. Two shaped square sections are required, each with a hole to fit the ears on your shaft which slide in what is basically a keyway inside a drum on the pinion shaft. The one I saw had rather hard to describe parts, as they weren't flat on the outside but convex on the outside face so as to allow them to slide. I believe it shall be easier and cheaper to replace it with a modern equivalent. Matthew
  4. It is his car, if he wants to build it wrong that is up to him. The BMC 1800 makes a lot of sense. Matthew
  5. The electric lights is interesting, they fitted them early compared to others. More importantly did they have electric start, or can it be easily fitted? It appears also that you have parts from more than one car. Are there enough though for one complete restoration? Matthew
  6. Looks to me that what isn't restorable is still needed as patterns for the restoration. Does it come with instruments, lights and acetylene generator etc? Matthew
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