home
Riley site




Field Riley

Members interested in borrowing a book please e-mail me at gvmonios@hotmail.com so that I can bring the book to the next meeting. Books are on loan for a month. Books will also be available to members who cannot attend a meeting. The books can be mailed, but the borrower will have to pay in advance for registered postage and packaging and of course, return has to also be registered.



Library

The online library.

 The New Zealand Riley Club have made available many rare or unavailable books for the Riley community. These are examples of what you’ll see on their site.

RM (Book Nos.103, 104, 107 and 109).
RM owners will be pleased to see that they are not forgotten and we now have an almost full set of Nuffield Sales & Service Bulletins from 1946 and Illustrated Spare Parts Lists for RMB, RMF and for the model known as the 90HP 2½ litre Riley before Nuffield used the 'RM' model designation.

Nines (Book Nos. 90, 100 and 101)
For '9' enthusiasts there are three more spare parts books covering models from 1926-1930, 1934-1935 and 1935 onward and an Instruction Book for the 1937 Monaco and Merlin models. I don't think we have any of these later Nines in New Zealand so I'd be interested to hear from anyone who knows of one.

15 HP Six Cylinder (Book No.108).
This book adds to our collection of Six Cylinder Instruction books and covers the 1936 cars. Although the book is not model specific a couple of the illustrations look a bit 'Adelphi'.

Autovia (Book No.106)
​Unless someone is keeping it well hidden I don't know of an Autovia in New Zealand but we now have an instruction book just in case.

BMC Four-Sixty-Eight and Four-Seventy-Two (Book No. 102)
This is a complete Workshop Manual for these 'Farina' models and is split into sections (as are the other manuals) to make information searching a bit easier.

Electrical (Book Nos. 112 & 114)
On the electrical front ​we now have a​  BTH Magneto Instruction Book ​ and a​ Vertex ​magneto Instruction and Parts book produced by Scintilla U.K.

​ The latter adds to our knowledge as it is much older than Book No.61 (which is an American publication from the present suppliers Taylor Cable Products).

Carburettor (Book No.110​).​

Doubling our collection on Solex Carburettors we now have an Instruction Book for Type​s​ F.V. and F.H. 

Autovac  (Book No.106).
Not a lot of these in use but we now have an Instruction Book​ for them.

Finding what you want.
The on-line library is set up as a filing cabinet and I hope it is easy to find what you want by following the instructions on the home page. However, being a Google site it does have their ultra-fast search tool which is at the very top right of all pages and you can use this to search for something you can't find. To make this work better I have added descriptions of subject matter where I think the book title may not be descriptive enough.

 https://sites.google.com/site/historianrileyccnz/

Our NSW Club library, for Club members.

BOOKS
As Old as the Industry (David Styles)
The Riley Romance (Edward H. Reeves)
Formula 1 1991 Yearbook (Domenjoz, Luc)
Auto-Body Repair Manual (Scientific Publications)
Beyond the Blue Diamond (Styles, David G)
E.R.A.The Story of (Lloyd, John)
Motor Sports (magazine) Vol 2 1950
Restoration of Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars (Wheatley R and Morgan B)
Edwardian Cars (Carter, Ernest)
Veteran & Vintage Cars (Hippo Books No.9)
One for the Road (Pollard, Jack)
British Sports Cars (Grant, Gregor)
Blue and Yellow, account of 2 seasons of Bira, the racing motorists 1939-46 (Prince Chakrabongac, Chula)
SU Carburetters including full needle charts (Cars and Car Conversions)
Riley Cars, A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Repair from 1936 (Drake, S F)
Pre-Selective Gearbox E.N.V. (Wilson Patents – fading photocopy) (E.N.V. Engineering)
1½ and 2½ lt models (1935-52) Book of the Riley, Guide to (Robson, J A)
Book of the Riley (Robson, J A)
Book of the Riley 2nd Edition (Robson, J A)
9 Riley Manual, The, Instruction and Maintenance (Robson, J A)
Riley Gold Portfolio 1924-39 (R M Clarke)
Riley 1½ & 2½ Gold Portfolio 1945-55 (R M Clarke)
Race to the Top (Richard Riley)
Sporting Rileys, the Forgotten Champions (David Styles)
The Production and Competition History pre 1939 Riley Motor Cars (A T Birmingham)
Advertising Riley 1906–1968 (Daniel Young)
The Legendary RMs (John Price Williams)
The Riley Imp (John Gathercole)
Riley Sports Cars 1926-38 (Graham Robson)
Riley RM Series (James Taylor)
The Golden Age of Riley Motor Cars (Mark Gillies)
A Nostalgic Look at Riley Cars (Lynda Springate)
Freddie Dixon (David Mason)

WORKSHOP MANUALS
1½ and 2½ Workshop Manual (Riley Motors)
1½ and 2½ Workshop Manual AKD630A (BMC)
1½ RME, 2½ RMF List of Service Parts (poor condition) (Nuffield)
1½, 2½ Workshop Manual (Scientific Magazines Publishing)
1½, 2½ Workshop Manual (Scientific Magazines Publishing)
1½ltr RME, List of Service Parts (poor condition) (Nuffield)
2½ltr List of Service Parts Illustrated (loose photocopy)
Early 1½ RMA List of Service Parts (Nuffield)
Elf, Workshop Manual AKD3239 (BMC)
Elf, Workshop Manual AKD3239 (BMC)
Elf, Workshop Manual AKD3239 (BMC)
Fifteen Hundred and One Point Five Workshop Manual AKD4095A
2½ltr Illustrated List of Service Parts (poor condition) (Nuffield)
2½ltr Illustrated List of Service Parts, early edition (poor condition) (Nuffield)
One Point Five Workshop Manual AKD760D (Riley Motors)
One Point Five Workshop Manual AKD760E (Riley Motors)
Pathfinder Workshop Manual (Riley Motors)
Pathfinder Workshop Manual (Riley Motors)
Pathfinder Workshop Manual (Riley Motors)
Pathfinder, List of Parts Illustrated (BMC)
Pathfinder, List of Parts Illustrated (BMC)
Pathfinder, List of Parts Illustrated (BMC)
Pathfinder, Service Parts List AKD768 (BMC)
RME Service Parts List (BMC)
Two-Point-Six Operation Manual AKD739 (BMC)
Two-Point-Six Workshop Manual AKD 741 (Riley Motors)