We’ve rebuilt the engine for this Riley RM this year. The 1.5 litre twin cam engine is essentially a pre-war design with white metal supporting the crankshaft instead of the more modern shell bearings we are used to seeing. It takes a little longer with an old engine like this as there is more work involved and there isn’t always access to new parts. The engine is an interesting design with two camshafts in the block actuated the valves via push rods and rocker arms.
The BMC ‘A’ Series engine is one of our specialties, having built and raced Sprites, Midgets and Minis for years. Road, rally and full race engines, we can build to your required specifications. We currently have two Mini engines in the assembly shop. One will be a ‘A+’ road engine, the other a fast road small block showcasing all that the 60’s tuning companies had to offer. This little 998 has been bored out to 1040cc and will receive a genuine Speedwell Alloy head and Shorrock supercharger. This will all sit on top of a magnesium cased Colotti 5 speed gearbox. Should be a lot of fun.