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1936 Riley Merlin Nine Briggs Body

Riley – ready to go home

Our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine is now complete. The running issues have been resolved and various test drives conclude successful. You’ll see our wonderful Riley

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Riley Merlin Nine Wiper Wiring

John has successfully re-wired our Riley wiper wiring without removing or affecting the ceiling cloth. Great result.

Rebuilding our Riley Nine brakes

Our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine has returned to have the brakes fully rebuilt.

The brakes have been stripped, machined and re-shoed. Whilst in, the wiper motor wiring loom has also been replaced within the headlining as a fault was continually blowing the fuse. This has now been rectified.

Rewiring our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine

Our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine Briggs Body has returned to the workshops for a full re-wire.

The full loom has been manufactured to order by our good friends at Autosparks

The old loom has been fully removed (apart from the interior light) and replaced with brand new throughout.

We have also fitted a new/old stock clock to the dash and wired that up as part of the new install.

Riley – ready to go home

Our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine is now complete. The running issues have been resolved and various test drives conclude successful.

You’ll see our wonderful Riley Merlin at The Ufford White Lion Car Rally in two weeks time on Saturday 6th April 2019; White Lion Inn, Lower St, Lower Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6DW

1936 Riley Merlin Nine – running issues

Having recently undergone a restoration, our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine has now come into us for us to look at a running issue.

At present, the car will only run on choke and will swiftly cut out when the choke is not engaged.

Having cleaned out the carbs, which were very dirty, we have also noticed a lot of play within the existing rotor arm.

A new set of points, condenser and rotor arm have been supplied to us from the Riley specialists at Blue Diamond Riley Services.

Our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine seats are now complete…

We have now completed the re-upholstering of our 1936 Riley Merlin Nine front seats using the customer’s own leather hyde.

The hyde that has been supplied to us is very similar in colour to the original and has come to us with sentimental reasons so we were more than happy to assist with this project.

Front Seat Re-Upholstery

In today we have the front pair of 1936 Riley Merlin Nine seats along with a beautiful piece of hide supplied to us by the vehicle’s owner.

The seats will be completely stripped back, the frames will be refurbished before we apply new cushions and bespoke covers.

They’ll be good as new in no time.