Riley RME 1953-55
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Riley RME 1953-55 specifications
4 Cylinder in line
Bore: 69mm
Stroke: 100mm
Displacement: 1,496cc
Twin camshaft, high pushrod
Compression ratio: 6.7 to 1
Carburettors: single SU Hz 90º
Max power: 54bhp at 4,500rpm

Maximum speed: 76mph
0-50mph: 18.6secs
Overall fuel consumption: 26mpg

Ash framed body with steel body and fabric roof, bolted on to steel chassis

16in bolt-on pressed steel
with 5.75 x 16in crossply tyres

Rear wheel drive
Gears: 4-speed manual
Synchromesh on top 3 gears
Ratios 1st: 20.37, 2nd 11.73, 3rd 7.58,
4th 5.12 to 1
Clutch: single dry plate
Prop shaft: Hardy Spicer, tubular with needle bearing universal joints,
Hypoid rear axle
Transverse rack and pinion

Hydraulic, 10in drums
front and rear

Front: Independent torsion bar
Rear: long semi-elliptic leaf spring
Shock absorbers: front - Newton telescopic, rear - Girling PV7

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 112.5in
Track F&R: 52.2in
Overall length: 179in
Overall width: 63.5in
Overall height: 60.5in
Ground clearance: 7.5in
Turning circle: 30ft
Kerb weight: 24.5cwt
Tank capacity:12.5gals
Sump capacity: 10pints
Radiator: 13pints
Rear axle: 2.5 pints S.A.E 90
Gearbox: 2 pints S.A.E 90

RME (1953-55): 3,446
Total RMs (RMA-F 1945-57): 22,909