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Handmade Alloy A from UK

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by miller91, May 19, 2009.

  1. miller91
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    british rodder does good, sports a riley 4-banger
     
  2. thunderbirdesq
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    WOW! Now that's impressive!!
     
  3. Flying Tiger
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    Very nice. I love it.
     
  4. Pete
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    Ive seen this car before in Rolls & pleats, it doesn't seem to get enough press....its a beautiful ride with awesome proportions.

    Pete-
     
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  5. Black Primer
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    Very nice, but they put the steering wheel on the wrong side! :D
     
  6. Flipper
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    Do you have any othe pics? looks like a neat car.
     
  7. miller91
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  8. striper
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    Perhaps one day you guys will realise that the rest of the world sits on the right hand side and drives on the left hand side.

    Perhaps one day guys will stop rolling out that ol' chestnut too....or not :rolleyes:
     
  9. striper
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    ooops...I forgot why I looked at this thread in the first place. Very impressive car

    Pete
     
  10. Give em another thirty, forty years - they´ll grow weary of it eventually.:D:p


    Lovely car by the way. Seen it in the flesh a few times and had a chat with the owner.
    Riley motors, I am given to understand, look the part, but aren´t exactly going to put you on the pole at Indy.
     
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  11. Kevin Lee
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    I've loved that car for years. Used to stare at it a lot on Mart's Real Hot Rods well before I discovered the Jalopy Journal or the HAMB.

    Easily one of the most beautiful roadsters around.
     
  12. ratstar
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    Stunning car. I'd sport it.
     
  13. revkev6
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    from ma

    wow. wonder if you could get brookville to throw some alum. through their dies. can anyone say "aluminum 3 window"!
     
  14. It's hard to add much that hasen't already been said. It sure is beautiful.
    I'd love to do the same thing. Metal shapers are such wizards.
     
  15. Flipper
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    Is that the exhaust pipe running INSIDE the passenger comartment? If so, I bet that it sucks to ride shotgun.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. SOOOOOOOO SHINNY!!!!! i love shinny thigs
     
  17. Weasel
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    That would be British Riley engine and nothing to do with George Riley - yes? They built some cool DOHC fours post WWII.

    74 countries still drive on the left (166 on the right) and a little bit of history here as to why - it dates back to medieval times when knights used to joust on horseback. In order to present as small a body target as possible, and seeing how the majority of people are right handed, they used to hold their lance in their right hand and pass each other on the left, so that their lance was 'opponent side' of their body. I guess lefties couldn't wait for the invention of the automobile to move to one of the 166 countries which drive on the right.;)
     
  18. pinman 39
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    Hopefully no Lucas components !
    Beautiful !
     
  19. fiat128
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    I'm guessing there will be some sort of removable sub floor in there to cover it
     
  20. Mart
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    Yes, it has an English Riley 4 cylinder engine.
    Al Stevens built the car for Jim Pantal.
    Jim caught Al at the right moment just when he fancied biulding a body in aluminium. Als rather a reclusive character and built Jim's car probably getting on for 10 years ago. His most recent project was with Hans Pater Wurmli on Hans Peter's cool black 32. The one with the d-type jag wheels.
    The pics on my site were taken by Jim.

    Mart.
     
  21. Midwest Rodder
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    Thats a great car. I need to learn skills like that!
     
  22. retroridesbyrich
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  23. miller91
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    there are more and more guys learning the english wheel panel beater stuff, we should see more stuff like this!
     

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