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Old 15th November 2016, 13:20
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Old 8th January 2017, 21:28
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Hi

What's the story with this? Is the kit available to buy?

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...psbe4aa717.jpg


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It's on the tribute website so I would say yes ....contact Chris

http://www.tributeautomotive.co.uk/mistral.html

Contact details http://www.tributeautomotive.co.uk/contact.asp
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Old 9th January 2017, 19:32
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Gosh, that looks like a Jomar front- forerunner to the TVR. And it has the 11" Austin Healey drum brakes with 48 spoke wires- Just like my Grantura Mk2.

I just found Electron's post which says that two early TVRs had Mistral bodies- that explains it !!!

Latest URL for info about the original Mistral cars and their production history is now at http://www.fordspecials.co.uk/microplas.html

Last edited by IanA; 28th August 2019 at 12:05.. Reason: Early TVRs had Mistral bodies. New URL.
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Old 14th April 2017, 22:04
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Is anyone making any progress with a Mistral project?

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Old 21st April 2017, 17:50
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Good evening everyone,
After more than 2 years of abscence I am back.

After 2 Sammio, 2 A352, 2 Jaguar type D and 1 Newport ... I needed a pose ... But I did not remain inactive though!

I am interested today by the Mistral kit.

Someone should it pictures of the kit installation on a Spitfire or frame Herald? The wheelbase of the kit is it ok with these cars?

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Old 22nd April 2017, 07:20
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Good evening everyone,
After more than 2 years of abscence I am back.

After 2 Sammio, 2 A352, 2 Jaguar type D and 1 Newport ... I needed a pose ... But I did not remain inactive though!

I am interested today by the Mistral kit.

Someone should it pictures of the kit installation on a Spitfire or frame Herald? The wheelbase of the kit is it ok with these cars?

patoune
Hi Pat, I rather like the Mistral body too and have been quietly hoping that someone would build one to a decent specification with a build thread here so I can see what's possible.

As for the wheelbase, the 1955 Microplas original was intended to be fitted to the Ford Ten, which had a 90" wheelbase. I guess most of the images of complete cars on Google will be on a 90" chassis, so that would suggest that the Herald/Vitesse at 91.5" would be an ideal donor.

Having said that, if you go back to page one of this thread there are pictures of a bare Mistral body balanced on both Herald and Spitfire chassis' and both look very good indeed.

Alternatively, Lotus/Caterham 7's and their spin-offs (pun fully intended) are typically somewhere between 87" and 90" wheelbase, so a Spaceframe Seven chassis should also work.

If you do go for a Mistral build please don't forget to post a build thread as I'd love to see it come together. If past projects are anything to go by I expect to see an exceptionally well finished car completed by 1st June...
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Old 8th June 2017, 17:38
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The project has to start ...
On a base of Bond Equipe, 6 cylinders 2000cc .... Small problem with the wings. We had to use parts of the wings of the Bond to fill the gaps.
It remains to find the way to exit the engine in case of problems! ...
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