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A most interesting and useful set of posts; thanks to everyone who contributed. I love Dudley’s anecdote about the ‘Yorkshire Dunlop tracking adjuster’ .
This is a link to the 31-page Allard Service manual, Ben. Wiring diagrams are on pp. 30 and 31.
My engine is also sans filter, Ben. I think there’s a mounting feature at the rear of the block on the nearside, where one could presumably fix a lead-off pipe to a more remotely mounted oil filter. I’ll be getting one when my engine goes for a camshaft change, early next year.
Yes, Ben; Allard looms are still obtainable. At least one maker advertises in the back of ‘Automobile’ mag. Roger Murray-Evans installed one in my Special, about 8 yrs ago.
Pics, please, Ron! 😁
Thought my reply post had been submitted OK, Ben – but it seems this medium is getting a bit clunky… I attached a photo of my battery location and the system doesn’t appear to have taken it.
In a nutshell, it depends on the shape and dimensions of your battery box. From Halfords I got the biggest that would fit under the bonnet, just forward of the engine bulkhead – a single item, costing £92. Some folk take the opportunity to relocate the relatively heavy thing further back, to assist with weight distribution.
May the For(d)ce be with you, fellow Allardistes. And for those with Cad or Hemi power, just concentrate on keeping your wheels on the tarmac and facing uphill😅.
You are right to be aware of the distinction between spinner dimensions, Diederik. I’m not sure of the diameter/tpi on my Special, but am pretty sure they are smaller than the standard J2, since they also fit my Triumph TR (15″ wheels) – and my Allard wires are 16″. I tried to find a firm to inscribe the Allard logo on my spinners – so far, no joy.
Jeez! That drive in the J2 is phenomenal! What an armful that car is. Full kudos to the driver👍.
And yep – it’ll be great to see the Ballamy Special on an outing…
Can’t seem to post up more than one image at a time…
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Anyway, re. spec., my Special has indeterminate provenance but has P-type front axle/suspension and nosecone and what appears to be a ‘top-hat’ front x-member. In fact, apart from the alloy body, almost everything is ‘Allard’. Rear x-member has been moved back and the chassis shortened to a 100″ wheelbase. Robert R-C, owner of KLD 5, has said that the rear (Columbia Skydrive) axle is from a derelict J1. It has a stock 3.6L Ford Pilot engine (single carb) and 3-speed gearbox, phase 2 brakes, and mostly Allard dashboard instruments. A huge Allard fuel tank. The ‘early’ radiator l have had recored with more tubes. Custom exhaust. I’ve fitted a 100A alternator and an electric ‘puller’ fan (retaining all original parts for keeping with the car). David Cornwallis has rebuilt the steering box so that it now feels as good as rack & pinion. The car weighs 19cwt.
I’ve gone on for too long😆.
Ben: l do have pics of Roger Daniels building up my Special in the v. early 90s. I’ll try and pick some out which show how it took shape. Then, in 2012, Roger Murray-Evans took it all apart and built it into roadworthy condition for the owner previous to me. He sent me photos which l’ll also sift thru.
Yes, l think l’ve got it now, Mel; l managed to post up a pic earlier today. Thanks for the tip.
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