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Russell there are kits made in the USA by ” Mr Gasket”. They for lhd boxes but with a bit of ingenuity can be adapted to rhd boxes. David Kinsella had in in his P1 sold by Mathewsons earlier this year.
Mark Wilkinson (the kitchen designer) installed an automatic box in his M type because he had damaged his leg in an accident on a motorcycle.
I notice the seller of the RKS, was gilkes so he is possibly Roger Gilkes, friend of AOC member Tony Batt .
I bought a P1 from Roger, AEN 393 which was a combination of two P1’s from the Manchester area. He used to work for the Bristol Bus Company.
I don’t think you will be able to purchase the fuel filler grommet from the Complete Automobilist as they are ” special” to Allards. The ones from a pre-war Ford V8 look similar but they are not. The only place to obtain reproduction ones are from a bloke called Mike Knapman! The other items on your shopping list you should have no problem.
In one of your earlier posts you said the roof rain gutters had been sealed with clear silicon. As you suspect the gutters are just strips of aluminium formed into a channel and tacked to the roof. The silcon is a way of preventing ingress of water which will rot the wood and the edges of the head lining.
Russell, the door hinges are usually (!) attached to the B post by countersunk set screws with nuts to the rear. You may have to remove a trim panels by the rear seat to get access to the rear of the B post.
You do not however have to remove the doors to inspect their interiors
You should be able to get access to the internals of the door by removing the door cards which are secured to the doors by dome headed slotted screws in cup washers.
To remove the window winder handles and the internal door handle press the sprung bezels between the handles and the door cards bezels towards the cards and tap out the pins which will be revealed.
Your question has been answered but it might be worth adding that the cheap ones are made in China for the Ford flathead. I don’t know yet how good their quality is.
The radiators in the Ford flatheads and Ford Pilot are much taller than Allard ones. Maybe that is one of the reason why Allards tend to overheat.
Also there are two heights of Allard rads. The tallest was used in the P1 and the shorter one in the K2, J2 , J2X.
For sake of good record the Le Mans body was fitted to a few J2X’s not the JR.
The all-enveloping “Le Mans” body became necessary when the ACF banned open wheeled cars .