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Post  Red Riley on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:50 am

Does anyone have a source for Riley 2.6 headlight rims? A friend is restoring a Radford Mini and needs some. I was told once that Riley 1.5 rims worked, so I bought a set off Ebay to put on my Elf. Nope, they don't work. Anyone?

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:43 am

Are they different to mini /Elf/hornet rims? Try the radford register link below
http://www.radfordmini.free-online.co.uk/

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  Red Riley on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:52 am

[quote="TONYELF"]Are they different to mini /Elf/hornet rims? /quote]
Yes, they have a "visor" peak at the top.

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:22 pm

Ahh now I see where the riley 1.5 comes in. I think they used them on the Austin Westminsters and other BMC's too?

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  superworm on Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:26 am

OOOOOh - Big Bucks::::

http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=618&sid=68748e82de3ce87968144d6e3442c433&mforum=rileymotorclub

£50 the pair and this was last April!!!!

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Post  Red Riley on Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:58 am

superworm wrote:OOOOOh - Big Bucks::::

http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=618&sid=68748e82de3ce87968144d6e3442c433&mforum=rileymotorclub

£50 the pair and this was last April!!!!

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But as I pointed out, the 1.5 rims don't work. It's the 2.6 ones that fit the Mini, due the round top profile rather than a pointed/peaked top on the 1.5.

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  superworm on Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:08 am

Sorry Red-- now I see the 2.6 reference - methinks they will be as rare as rocking horse droppings so good luck on your hunt - I'll keep a weather eye out for some as the next autojumble season kicks in.

I was working with my rearmost brain cells as I remebered the peaks on a 1.5 as per::::

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/photos-wales/riley_1.5_19.htm

which seemed to look correct...you sure the ones you tried were really off of a 1.5?!!!!!!

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PS you might try a listing on the oldclassic car site as well as the Riley folks:::


http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/freeads/riley_2.6_saloon.htm
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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  discoman41 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:11 pm

Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger rims fit too I believe

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  superworm on Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:46 am

Still looking Red ???


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Peaked-Chrome-headlight-headlamp-surrounds-/220699136199?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3362b190c7

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  Red Riley on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:03 am

I've got a set of those already. Pretty sure those are the Riley 1.5 ones. Hard to see in the ebay pics, but the top of the chrome where it meets the wing actually has a peaked profile, so it would stand proud of the wing.

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  asahartz on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:12 pm

They look like Hillman Minx (Series III) to me. I did have some but I cleared out all my Minx stuff.
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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  whitebuffalo on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:27 pm

Red Riley wrote:Does anyone have a source for Riley 2.6 headlight rims? A friend is restoring a Radford Mini and needs some. I was told once that Riley 1.5 rims worked, so I bought a set off Ebay to put on my Elf. Nope, they don't work. Anyone?
They didn't work as in they didn't fit or they didn't match to the Radford ones? I have been looking for a set of the 1.5 headlamp bezels, like the look of them on my Elf if they fit.
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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  Red Riley on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:02 pm

If you look at the top edge of the ones I have (Riley 1.5? - maybe not), when the inside mounting bracket at the top sits in the retaining edge of the headlight bucket, the "peaked" or pointed top edge stands higher than the the top of the wing rather than being flush to the wing.





I found a set of Austin Princess trim rings and although they don't have the visor peak, they are a deeper profile than the standard Mini type and I think they suit the car pretty well.



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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  whitebuffalo on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:07 am

The Princess units do look fantastic. They suit the car much better as you said. Do you still have the 1.5 bezels? If so what would you want for them?
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Post  Red Riley on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:55 am

I put a picture up of what they look like at the wing front. Not a good fit.

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  whitebuffalo on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:04 am

Wow, that is considerable! When looking at a 1.5 I do not see a peek, perhaps those bezels are from something completely different. I will now search for a set of Princess bezels for my Elf.
Wouldn't mind getting a Riley 1.5, looks to be a nice car design and I would have to add a 1.8 MGB set up in one.
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Post  superworm on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:27 am

Didn't the Riley 1.5 (& 2.5) have "peaked" wing/fender tops to blend/fair in with these peaked rims ??? I'm wondering if the Radford minis had their wings "Peaked" also. I agree with Whitebuff that the princess rims look "absolutely fabulous" Red.

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Post  Alex on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:17 pm

Brian, I'll have a rootle around in the passenger footwell of my Metro shed this afternoon or tomorrow - I have a pile of Jim's eBay chrome there and I have a suspicion there might be a pair of the big peaked rings.
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Post  evlin64 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Are these the same??

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=&pgCode=&sgName=&pgName=&agCode=&agName=&pCode=54522515/R

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Post  Red Riley on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:39 pm

evlin64 wrote:Are these the same??

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=&pgCode=&sgName=&pgName=&agCode=&agName=&pCode=54522515/R

Those look a bit more rounded than the Princess ones. I'll have to have a look next time I see a AH3000. They would probably work as they're 7 inches.

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Re: Riley 2.6 - Radford Headlight Rims

Post  Alex on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:04 pm





They are scabby, but I think they are the proper job and will rechrome okay !

Give Jim a shout as they are his.
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