Front engine, rear-wheel drive
100 in, 254 cm
163 in, 414 cm
63 in, 160 cm
46 in, 117 cm
2,180 1b, 981 kg
The Allard J2X2 is a sports roadster that was made by A.H.A. Manufacturing Company Limited from the early 1980s in Canada.
To note the Allard J2X2 is not a replica. It is the resumed production, after 30 years, Of the Allard J2X, altered from the original by as much modern hardware
and as could be incorporated without compromising the intended J2X feel and look with the blessings of the Allard family and the participation of Allan Allard (son of Sidney) as European distributor.
Beginning in Canada from 1981 A.H.A. Manufacturing Company Limited, revived the original J2X concept as the J2X2 this was built by Mel Stein and Arnold Korne, who owned the coachbuilding company. The J2X2 came fully built but was also now available in kit form. The car also now received protection from the elements in the form of all-weather equipment with loose side windows and a hood and option for second side-mounted spare tyre. A right-hand drive version was available for overseas British buyers the original home of the Allard cars with approval from Allard's son Alan on the European distribution all be it in limited numbers with Turbo from there factory.
A number of changes were carried out to bring up to date compared to the original Allard design including rack and pinion steering rack. With the lightweight bodywork longer than the original made from fibreglass and aluminium giving the car a weight distribution: 61% to front, and 39% at the rear. while the front suspension was changed to an independent type with wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers at the rear was rigid axle type fitted with adjustable coil springs, telescopic dampers and Watts linkage. The brakes were power assisted discs at the front, and rear drums.
The fully built version received Chrysler's 318 cu in 5.2-liter V8 engine with bore and stroke of 3.91 x 3.31 in, 99.2 x 84 mm a 5-bearing crankshaft and compression ratio of 8.5:1 fitted with a single Holley downdraught twin barrel carburettor giving a max power of 130 hp (97 kW) at 4,000 rpm and top speed of 140 mph, (224 km/h).
PERFORMANCE Allard J2X2
- Max speed: 140 mph, 224 km/h
- Power-weight ratio: 16.8 lb/hp (22.8 lb/kW), 7.6 kg/hp (10.3 kg)
- Max power (SAE net): 130 hp (97 kW) at 4,000 rpm
- Max torque (SAE net): 230 1b ft, 31.8 kg m (312 Nm) at 2,000 rpm
- Max engine rpm: 4,200; 24 hp/l (18.6 kW/l)
Fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox with single dry plate diaphragm and gearbox ratios of 1st gear 3.090, 2nd 1.670, 3rd 1, 4th 0.730, and reverse 3, although an automatic unit was also available with 3 ratios (1st 2.450, 2nd 1.450, 3rd 1, rev 2.200).
There was also a competition version with optional turbocharger fitted with a shorter aero windscreen and fitted without the modern bumpers.
Allard J2X-2 Technical details and specifications
Chrysler, location front
4 stroke; 8 cylinders in Vee
Engine capacity:318 cu in, 5,211 cc
bore and stroke: 3.91 x 3.31 in, 99.2 x 84 mm
compression ratio: 8.5:1
5 crankshaft bearings
valves: overhead, in line, push-rods and rockers, hydraulic tappets camshafts: 1, at centre of Vee
lubrication: rotary pump, full flow filter, 10 imp pt, 12 US pt, 4.7 1
1 Holley downdraught twin barrel carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
coolant capacity: 26.5 imp pt. 31.9 US pt
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate (diaphragm)
gears: 4, fully synchronized
ratios: 1st 3.090, 2nd 1.670, 3rd 1, 4th 0.730, rev 3
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel.
(Optional) automatic transmission with 3 ratios (1st 2.450, 2nd 1.450, 3rd 1, rev 2.200)
max speed: 140 mph, 224 km/h
power-weight ratio: 16.8 lb/hp (22.8 lb/kW), 7.6 kg/hp (10.3 kg)
max power (SAE net): 130 hp (97 kW) at 4,000 rpm
max torque (SAE net): 230 1b ft, 31.8 kg m (312 Nm) at 2,000 rpm
max engine rpm: 4,200; 24 hp/l (18.6 kW/l)
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers
rear: rigid axle, adjustable coil springs, telescopic dampers, Watts linkage.
turns lock to lock: 4.20.
front disc, rear drum, servo.
325 Ah battery
60 A alternator
Chrysler transistorized ignition
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 100 in, 254 cm
tracks: 56 in, 142 cm front, 52 in, 132 cm rear
length: 163 in, 414 cm
width: 63 in, 160 cm
height: 46 in, 117 cm
ground clearance: 7.30 in, 18.5 cm
weight: 2,180 1b, 981 kg
weight distribution: 61% front, 39% rear
fuel tank: 19 imp gal, 23.8 US gal
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