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1928 RILEY BROOKLANDS - $AUD750,000

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Brooklands Riley Chassis no 8062

Ownership History
1929- 46 Barney Dentry
1946 Ken Wylie purchased the car and sold it on to Bill Clymer, who later sold the car to Bill Blewett, who was related to Clymer

Ron Brownrigg purchased the car in 1964 and is the current owner.
Barney Dentry first raced the Brooklands in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 1930

A.G.P. 1930 Phillip Island - Placings 6th outright 1st Class B
A.G.P. 1931 Phillip Island - Placings 4th outright 1st Class B
A.G.P. 1932 Phillip Island - Placings 10th outright
A.G.P. 1933 Phillip Island - Dentry did not enter. Race was won by Bill Thompson in a Riley Brooklands
A.G.P.1934 Phillip Island - Placings 4th outright
A.G.P. 1935 Phillip Island - Placings 5th outright
A.G.P. 1936 Victor Harbour S.A - Placings 6th outright
A.G.P. 1938 Bathhurst N.S.W - Probably the last time Barney and Bess raced together before retirement.

The Brooklands competed at Phillip Island, Nar Nar Goon, Aspendale races, hill climbs, sprints etc.
A cozette blower was fitted by Barney in 1931, it appeared in supercharged form at Aspendale in five handicap events. The car was on scratch in all five and managed four first placings and one second. The engine ran normally aspirated in all its A.G.P. appearances.
I completed restoring the Brooklands in time for the Historic Race Meetings at Phillip Island on the 25th, 26th and 27th February 2005. The car performed faultlessly. My son, Mark and I drove it to and from the event and it won its class in both races

I have raced at Calder Park, Winton, Sandown, Phillip Island and Speed on Tweed.
At Historic Winton in 2005 the Brooklands won the award for Best Presented car. There were 460 cars entered
In the same year at the Riley Motor Club Concours DElegance the Brooklands won three awards: First place Pre-war, Best Riley on the Day and Best Coventry Riley

A Certificate of Description No J 0550402 has been issued by C.A.M.S. and the Log Book No.H 1845.

C.A.M.S. changed the rule for Ja Historic Cars last year and I had to fit a Roll bar before I could race at Phillip Island. The bar is easily removed when not required and has C.A.M.S. approval.
The Brooklands has Club Registration and comes with easily detachable cycle guards and lights.

Features of rebuild
Chassis Frame
Original chassis 8062 (Stamped on Front LH dumb iron).
Lightening holes drilled by Barney in 1931
Cross member bolts replaced with Specially made H.T. Stainless bolts
Front Axle and steering components all highly polished to reduce likelihood of forging cracks appearing at stress points.
All aluminium and magnesium components superfinished and polished.

Front Suspension
Brand new Front stub axles
New sealed inner and outer wheel bearings
Splined wheel hubs replaced Replated centrelock nuts
New aluminum Hartford friction dampers
Original forged road springs reconditioned re bushed, shackle hangers repaired, new shackle pins and bushes

Rear Suspension and Transmission
Fully rebuilt
Racing rear trunions (magnesium and high tensile stainless U bolts)
New remanufactured magnesium diff housing
Limited Slip differential centre in Riley housing using Riley Gears New 4.5 to 1 crown wheel and pinion, new axles, splined hubs and new sealed bearings Rebuilt, universal joint, torque tube and drivershaft All new differential bearings and thrusts Caged needle roller tailshaft steady bearing in alloy housing, seals either end. New rear axles

Clutch & flywheel
New flywheel and ring gear to accept 8 inch diaphram clutch

Steering
Original factory racing steering box and column Magnesium casing, factory lightened worm and sector, and alloy outer column. Original steering wheel with quickly detachable mechanism for easy access and anti-theft. All steering parts polished and rebuilt.

Engine
Engine No. 9510
Fully rebuilt and modified
Block main and camshaft bearing line bored
Head studs re-indexed and retapped 10mm x 1.25 pitch
New high tensile head bolts and deep nuts fitted.

New nitrided fully counter balanced crankshaft and connecting rods were fitted
Special forged pistons 10 to 1 compression ratio
New magnesium timing case covers were made and fitted
New gear type oil pump was manufactured to replace the original, plunger type pump and is driven by the inlet camshaft and mounted on the front of the magnesium timing case cover. New oil lines and a full flow oil filter were fitted. The engine is fitted with a magnesium Ulster sump. Camshafts were rebuilt and new timing gears (nitrided camshaft and crankshaft gears and heat treated idler gear.) The gears have a vernier adjustment

Cylinder Head
The original Ulster sloper plug racing head was found to be cracked. A New head has been remanufactured to original specifications. The head is fully machined, ported and polished, stainless steel 21 4N 7mm stem valves, special mehanite valve guides and competition valve springs were fitted The shrouded 14mm spark plug holes accept 14 mm ½ inch reach modern spark plugs, the valve spring retaining caps and cotters are titanium.

Gear Box
Original Brooklands box was fully rebuilt.

Safety Equipment
Fire Extinguisher
Seat belt - full safety harness
Roll bar - removable

Other Work
You name it and we did it in meticulous detail, sparing no expense. The photos supplied should clearly demonstrate other work done during the comprehensive rebuild and convey the standard of finish and quality of the restoration.

  • 3000 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: DIY998601

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