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Directors’ Report: April 2013

RRSL Valve Gear

Project Updates

9E17 & 9E18: Rocker Lever Assembly

Selecting a supplier. We expect these to be in the order of £40.00 per rocker, please let us know your interest if you have not already done so.

9E278: Clutch Thrust Bearing Assembly & 9E510: Clutch Thrust Race

Visits to potential suppliers planned.

E705 & E725: Sump Studs

9hp sump to crankcase studs (long and short), obtaining quotes.

16/4 Head Gasket

Design review completed, with thanks to members who have assisted.

A4352: Girling Brake Front Balance Lever

Design review completed.

8E52G: Rocker Box Cover Gasket (9hp, Mk 1)

Order placed with supplier.

Wish List Additions

1” Kingpins

Assessing demand.

9hp Gearbox Cork Seals

For members who do not want to upgrade to a modern seal.
Still assessing demand, with thanks to those members who have registered interest.

Mk 1, 2 & 3 Kingpins

Assessing demand and checking if other Riley specialists are already supplying.

Storesman’s Report

In spite of the inclement weather at this time, we have remained pretty busy. Obviously the Riley owner is a resilient type or you all have heated workshops!

Please note that all our Rocker Cover gaskets for the 15/6 and 12/4 are in a laminated cork-aluminium-cork material, which gives stability and better sealing without the need to over tighten the holding down bolts, always a problem on the Top Fixing types.

New Parts in Stock

  • MW104R: Starter Ring Gear (Big 4)
  • R763M: Rocker Cover Gasket (15/6, Centre Bolt)

Your storekeeper is going to be away for 10 days, probably during May but I can’t be sure of the date as yet. I trust you will bear with me and I apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.
While we are exploring contingency measures for Richard’s time away it will be beneficial to the membership to place any anticipated orders early to minimise the risk of delay.

Featured Images

A photograph of some of the parts available in our Valve Gear category.