Too cool

Evolution of the sports car starts here: The original radiator core was replaced with a smaller, modern core when I reduced the height of the radiator by 100mm. Although it was smaller, the new core was always likely to be a lot more efficient than the 30’s design. You may also remember that I reconstructed…

Playing with friends

Today, the Riley ventured out to join the ‘Pre-War Car Spring gathering’ which was organised by a VSCC friend of ours and held at the Mil House, North Warnborough. There was promise of a genuine old country pub selling local ales and a hog roast. Oh yes and a bunch of like minded vintage car…

Rear Seating

I have re-discovered that bespoke trimming a car in leather is an expensive business and sadly it is something that I don’t have the skills or the tools to do so I have no choice but to farm the work out to a professional. But before I can do that I need to build the…

Let there be light.

….and there was. Well kind of. The headlamps of vintage cars are interesting things. First the shiny bit that reflects light onto the road is silver. Yes really. Silver tarnishes as we know and so the reflectors go yellow. When you try to polish them, it is exceptionally easy to polish the silver plating away…

Mitigation plan

The Riley and I are starting to travel further from home as my confidence grows but inevitably, one day it will break down due to sheer age of the car. As a get me home plan, I purchased a practically new towing ‘A’ frame which now lives in the back of the family X5. This…