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Featured Member: Garth Rodericks
Garth (display name garth66) and Leslie Rodericks are posed with their 1972 Pantera, chassis 4033. The picture was taken at the Ironstone Conours in Murphys, California where their Pantera was awarded "Best in Class". Their Pantera was featured in the movie "Banzai Runner" (1987).


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ignition switch has covid

My ignition switch starting getting more difficult to work correctly during these past 6 months. Working on getting my car back on the road has been a challenge to say the least. So starting the car today the ignition switch felt like it had dirt in it. Smoke came from the starter while it turned over. I stopped immediately and then checked for lightning to hit me. Ground cable to battery was hot also. Electrical surge caused by ignition switch? Well I waited for 10 minutes, made sure the...Read More...
Last Reply By cengles · First Unread Post

Stray wire at fuse panel

I am installing a Pantera Electronics fuse panel in my 74 Pantera and came across a stray wire that was likely left as such by a previous owner. It looks like the wire was pulled out of a crimped quick disconnect terminal. It is small gauge and brown or purple in color with a black stripe. Does anyone know what this wire is used for?Read More...
Last Reply By stevebuchanan · First Unread Post
Had an issue starting today. Saw no fuel getting into my carb. No spray when I actuated the pump. I have a pressure gauge inline and it showed pressure. I scratched my head and nothing. I rmoved what I could of the fuel line up to the carb. The filter when i shaked it sounded like one big chunk inside hitting back and forth. I think its the problem. I have to find a post on here talking about which ones are decent. I dont remember buying this one from the dollar store.Read More...

Brake Booster Recommendations

Good Day All, I ordered a completely new Wilwood brake setup from Scott at SACC today. Calipers, rotors, MC with adaptor kit and proportioning valve. The only thing he doesn't carry is the booster. Does anyone have recommendations for a booster with this setup? Thank You, John #2551Read More...
Last Reply By jwelch68 · First Unread Post

Jehle Deauville, chassis #2012, in Norway

A couple weeks ago I found the Jehle Deauville, in what seemed to have been its Tomb over the last couple decades. As there seem to be very little activity around the Longchamps and Deuville around the web, I figured a "project thread" could serve a purpose. It's also nice to have a log of what has been done to the car. The car was posted on the local classifieds site (, only a few miles of where I live. Having never owned anything Italian, and hardly ever seen a De Tomaso, ofcourse...Read More...
Last Reply By S.Hafsmo · First Unread Post
I bought this for my Pantera after seeing a SuperLite SLC using the same item. It's a replacement rear view mirror but the image comes from a rear view camera. It would be perfect for a Pantera owner with a high rise induction system that they can't see past. It works as a backup camera too. When you put the car in reverse, the guide lines pop-up but when you take it out of reverse, they go away. The unit has a front camera too. Here's some info:...Read More...
Last Reply By haydude · First Unread Post
Hello All After my heater hose failed and I had to take almost all carpets etc out of the car I also found the heater regulator valve leaking. The bend rod actuator was leaking. After taking everything apart I found in the internet a shop in Germany that sells that valve new, I bought it and it arrived today. with very little work the valve is ready to be put back into the car. Here are some pictures for who is interested. Best regards UlliRead More...
Last Reply By panterapatt · First Unread Post

Rotors and Windshields

A very good day to you all, I am currently working on Goose 834 with a full resaurtion. This project was delivered to us in parts, after doing an inventory I found out that several parts are missing. Most of the parts I was able to find and buy new. The brake discs I have not been able to find yet. Now I have Goose 846 as an example here, where I can take over a lot of sizes. The question remains whether there is a difference between brake disc sizes for the production period of the car.Read More...
Last Reply By v8jet · First Unread Post

Clutch Slave Cylinder - Leaking Again

Has anyone found a clutch slave cylinder that does not leak? I'm on my second OE style sold by all of the Pantera vendors, and it is leaking after approximately 5 months/750 miles of driving. This is getting really old, having to replace them every few months (had the same problem with the master - using a Wilwood now - no problems). Is there a non-Pantera vendor part that anyone has adapted to fit the Pantera?? Thanks!Read More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post

Brake Fluid brand question

I have always used Castrol DOT 4 in my brake and clutch systems with no problems. Was shopping for some new containers to find that nobody seems to sell Castrol DOT 4 anywhere in the US. I see Pentosin has a Super DOT 4 which looks very high quality. Anybody have other suggestions they have been successfully using - system is stock brake and clutch with stainless lines and CNC clutch slave. thanksRead More...
Last Reply By panterapatt · First Unread Post

MSD 8920 Tach Adapter without MSD 6AL

Good Evening, I sleuthed thru many tach topics before asking so hope this isn't posted in plain sight. Just got my 8920 Tach adapter today and ready to hook-up but noticed the MSD instructions only show installation with the MSD 6AL. I prefer not to run the 6AL if I don't have to. Anyone know if it is possible to connect with my MSD 8350 ready to run distributor without the MSD 6AL? Are there diagrams anywhere? Thank You, John #2551Read More...
Last Reply By panteradoug · First Unread Post

Short Circuit During Key Accessory Position

Good Evening, I'm having an intermittent high current draw/short circuit when the key is in the accessory position. Sometimes I can go switch from Accessory to Run and it will start and other times it won't. I thought the starter may have been hung up again and maybe the starter was pulling lots of current. I was able to remove the starter one time and ground it with battery cables and everything work fine. Started the car a couple of times with no issue. Came out the next morning and the...Read More...
Last Reply By panteradoug · First Unread Post

Mangusta Heater Controls

Hi all, this is going to sound like a very basic question, but how do you control the heat from the Heater (not AC) on a Goose? Reason I ask is that my car never had the centre console cover fitted (had interior stripped to some degree), and from what I can see has also never been retrimmed. Behind the ashtray it had 3 slots with Ferrari Dino / Daytona style sliders for hot cold and direction (x 2 same) . I’m pretty convinced they were a later edition as I have never seen another car with...Read More...
Last Reply By mkeh · First Unread Post

Dayton Cars and Coffee #6 --16 Sep 23

FWIW, I go to a lot of cruise-ins every year, weather permitting, of course, but this has to be one of the coolest photos taken of 3336 as I was leaving the Dayton Cars and Coffee that was held at the Carillon Historical Park Saturday morning.Read More...

Seat bends

I decided to try out a long throw slave on the clutch and yes it works just fine. I had my daughter help with the bleeding and saw that each time she pushed the pedal, the seat back was ready to snap off from so much bending. I drive with the seat up against the "firewall" so it's locked solid in place but the pedal takes one hell of a push. I am pretty sure that I can go back to the original (new too) slave and make it work correctly with less effort. Everything is new, clips, pins, etc.Read More...
Last Reply By Dan A. · First Unread Post