Gearboxes & UJ's

With Sprite/Brooklands Ratios below. Multi splined input shaft or std. Riley 6 tooth.

1st   2.66:1      6.0  miles

2nd   1.72:1     9.3  miles

3rd   1.25:1     12.1 miles

4th    1:1         15.9 miles per 1000RMP  on 5.25 diff 19inch wheels

Priced at £8,000 ex-works in Aluminium.

Our Vintage Salmson 4 speed Gearboxes are made from patterns made in the UK and cast here in LM25TF.  The gears have been increased in width over originals by 50% to give longer life. Many of our boxes are in use world wide and at least one is competed hard in VSCC events.  We also make a  remote gear change for these boxes as well as UJ's.

Price £6,500 ex-works

Will make only now to order, have parts to make make one more.Spare lid and tail housing casting in stock and sold seperately

Note :Brookland remotes for any silent 3rd box manufactured in two lentghs .

Price £900 and £950

Riley UJ with sealed for life Hardy Spicer unit fitted.

9hp or 12/4

Price £650 ex-works

Originals recondition on exchange £350.00

Our Sprite 4 speed manual boxes are made from Patterns and casting made in the UK, available in both Aluminium LM25TF or Magnesium. 5 different ratios are produced, some to ordered.

These differ from the originals as the bearings are obsolete which meant modifications which allow for modern metric races to be used and 3 piece  roller races.

Well proven in many VSCC race cars and standard Sprites.

Usually supplied to allow for use with a Borg&Beck clutch/flywheel (also Manufactured for most Pre-War Riley engines)  Can be supplied to take Original Riley clutch lifter.

Also see Gearbox rebuilds subpage under "About" page for many more options.

New:  Silent 3rd gears for All Helical gearboxes.

Note: As Ralf Wren has passed on, the patterns were his, and his business has become obsolete. We can no longer offer Magnesium gearbox cases and when the next two boxes are sold that will be the end of production. So if you think you might want one in the future…move now before it is too late.

contact for details of UJ's and remotes

Riley Silent 3rd remote

in Singer Trials Special.

Lenght to suit your needs, you supply original top casting and lever.

Price £450 ex-works

Silent 3rd gears to fit All Helical boxes, using original gear change lid.

Brooklands ratio's also special ratio's

3:1, 1st

2:1  2nd

1.45:1 3rd 

1;1 4th.


Sealed for life 12/4 UJ shown in place.  Designed to allow proper fitting of output shaft lock nut.

Latest News.

We have been commissioned to make a set of all helical gearbox internals.

As it  is not possible to cut the double sliding gear, the customer has elected to reuse the original one.  So there are a very few sets of “Tweeny” ratio 9hp all helical gears. That is a new input, lay shaft and 3rdgear.  They have modern needle roller bearings and a new layshaft pin.    Ratios : 1st  3.24:1  2nd 2.10:1  3rd  1.45:1

P.O.A.                         Does not include any work to gear change lid.

Bean 2.7ltr Meadows part gear set, 1st 2nd & 3rd .

Made to repair worn out gears made in Australia

(See picture, are yours as bad ?) Only one set available.

EN36 case hardened to 0.030" 

£2,250.00  plus postage.

Riley silent 3rd replacement for Pre Selector , same length and mounting.

New tail housing and tail shaft can be supplied to fit your box.

For full details please do ask.