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ivs 19-06-13 02:28 AM

Arnolt Bristol Mirror?
 
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This is a period photo of 3038 probably well know to many. Can somebody identify the dash mirror supplier?
Thanks

kfitzgerald 19-06-13 09:56 AM

Mirror
 
It looks like a typical american mirror placed upside down on an mg post.

Arnolt57 20-06-13 01:08 AM

Arnolt Bristol mirror
 
Actually, the entire dash board of the car pictured is not correct, or is a one off. The brow above the large instruments does not correspond to either a Bolide or a Deluxe. The three toggle switches above the instruments are added and do not appear on a normal Bolide or Deluxe. I can't tell if the base of the mirror is correct because I can't see the bolt pattern.

The car is obviously equipped with various options, including the remote shifter.

Jim McQuay
West linn, Oregon
thumpermcq@aol.com

ivs 20-06-13 02:34 AM

Arnolt mirror?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnolt57 (Post 6577)
Actually, the entire dash board of the car pictured is not correct, or is a one off. The brow above the large instruments does not correspond to either a Bolide or a Deluxe. The three toggle switches above the instruments are added and do not appear on a normal Bolide or Deluxe. I can't tell if the base of the mirror is correct because I can't see the bolt pattern.

The car is obviously equipped with various options, including the remote shifter.

Jim McQuay
West linn, Oregon
thumpermcq@aol.com

Jim,
This is a factory racing car, equipped with a "small racing windshield" probably for club racing as the team cars used normal windshields for races like Sebring.
The rest of the dash is normal bolide but the three toggle switches, identical to the ones in my own car 3140. Left one to activate either coil, the other two for the racing pit lights. About the mirror, all works cars had them as this one, the base is a diamond or triangle shaped with 3 or 4 fixing studs, the glass is pretty big and I suspect it was installed by the factory in IN, probably using an American supplied mirror manufacturer, but which one? Or which American car of the era used it?

Restoguy 24-03-15 04:06 PM

Arnolt Bristol Mirror
 
Any luck identifying this mirror? This is one of many items we are going to need for #3075 There are 3 holes in a triangular pattern on the top of the dash which appear original and have a reinforcement on the underside.
Thx!

ivs 29-07-15 09:30 PM

AB mirror
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Restoguy (Post 7731)
Any luck identifying this mirror? This is one of many items we are going to need for #3075 There are 3 holes in a triangular pattern on the top of the dash which appear original and have a reinforcement on the underside.
Thx!

The mirror is the same as as the Alfa Romeo Sprint speciale. It has indeed three mounting studs. Repros are available, if you do not find the source send me an email.
Ignacio

Kenneth Andrén 18-11-15 10:28 PM

as far as I know the mirror is unique for the Arnolt but might be fitted to some other Italian cars of the same period. The Sprint Speciales I have seen have similar mirror but not exactly the same


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