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Featured Member: Michel Savard
 photo Dale Sweitzer_zps3uhmb9h4.jpg Michel (display name mic) is posed with his 1974 Pantera L, chassis 6610. The picture was taken at a car show held at “the Julep” in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's holding the event's First Place award, congratulations Mic!


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I'm nearing the end of my GT4 clone engine rebuild and now looking at the interior. (My car was formerly a full on race car and I am slowly converting it to something more roadable.) I currently have modern race seats (fiberglass, uncomfortable) and want to replace them with something more like 70's sports-racing seats - I was thinking of something similar to the attached image. I found some at but once they learnt I was in New Zealand they stopped talking to me! Has anyone...Read More...
Last Reply By jimmym · First Unread Post

need info '71 console air control knob

New to the forum and current owner of #2127, having just recently purchased the car . I am working through a pretty big parts and resto list, but am stuck trying to find out more information about this part. I know its NLA...figure that I will have to do some creative fabrication. Does anybody have any info, dimensions or photos that show the knob and cable assembly and how it attaches to the internal flapper valves? Anybody have any of the parts for sale? Thanks, RickRead More...
Last Reply By Rob Fridenberg · First Unread Post

F/S Stock Brake Calipers, Full Set

Front - Pair of stock Girling calipers w/pads. Stored for last ~15 years so assumed to need a rebuild, but appear to be in good condition and worked great before removed. Includes set of installed front pads as well as a new set of front pads. Rear - Pair of rear brake calipers & mounting plates. These all came off a 1972 Pantera. Full set of front and rear as shown, $150 plus shipping . Higher resolution pictures posted at More...
Last Reply By petematus · First Unread Post
Dave Kindig (Bitchin Rides) is going to do a Pantera on a up coming episode...on the last episode they showed a quick shot of a lime green early car in his show room...hope he does a mild interpretation and leaves the cutting wheel in the tool chestRead More...
Last Reply By broncomike · First Unread Post

Mangusta Engine Removal and Rebuild

After blowing a leaky freeze plug I've decided to pull the engine for a full rebuild, too many unknowns to chance it. I haven't found any threads on the proper sequence for pulling the engine on a goose, if there is an existing thread my apologies and a link would be much appreciated, if there isn't, any advice and suggestions would be appreciated. Obviously the first task is to unbolt the spine and remove the hood "wings". Should the transaxle come out with the engine or remain in place?Read More...
Last Reply By leea · First Unread Post
All, I currently have three pairs of iron closed-chamber cylinder heads. Two pairs are bare cylinder heads. All three pairs are for sale. One pair is complete and freshly rebuilt with no miles, but from what I can tell it was not a performance rebuild. I was told one of the bare pairs is the desirable Australian closed-chamber heads. If that is true then one of the two versions in this photograph would be Australian. I see distinct differences in the spark plug areas. Can anyone tell from...Read More...
Last Reply By rlee63a4 · First Unread Post

Engine performance

I just recently rebuilt my engine by resleeveing my block, running a standard set of some TRW dish pistons (9 1/2 to 1), reworking the closed chamber heads, a Perfomer Intake, .56 lift (intake and exhaust) with 110 separation reground cam from Scnider here in San Diego and a Holley 750. I took it over to the Dyno to test before installation. After cam brake-in we did several pulls and the best it did was 350 HP @5200 RPM. Is this is good as it gets? Was I expecting to much?Read More...
Last Reply By rocky · First Unread Post
Just got back from a test drive and am super happy with how this turned out. Total cost was around $110. The originals were cheap Wagner incandescent and were bordering on dangerous. The lamps came from these guys . Toyota OEM, excellent quality, made in Japan. They have a nice sharp cut off and look great too, so much better than the cheap sealed beams that were in there. They come with a nice harness and relays which I don't need. Ordered on a Monday, arrived Wednesday (Utah to California,...Read More...
Last Reply By tberg · First Unread Post

1971 4 Sale $40K

All, Not a pushbutton. Located in North Carolina. Parked in 1979. Seller states that this car “needs everything” but it does appear to be complete. 29 photos that will make you cry Larry Sent from me using a magic, handheld electronic gizmo.Read More...
Last Reply By husker · First Unread Post
The factory parking brake linkage mount on my car was chopped out and then welded back in place like a piece of farm equipment. It looks like it will be more practical for me to fabricate a removable mount rather than resuscitate the original piece that is mangled. The car is now setup with a nice removable crossmember. Thus, it makes sense to setup a removable parking brake mount in case the oil pan needs to be dropped. Ipsco offered such in the past. It looks like it is no longer offered.Read More...
Last Reply By stevebuchanan · First Unread Post

Pantera # 9228

Hi can anybody help me with the history of this car, it is claimed to be a RHD GT5 registered in 1982, i am considering purchasing it, but would like confirmation of the above if at all possible. I have tried to register on the De Tomaso registry twice but never get the confirmation email back from them to enable me to login, so i thought i would try to get the info on this forum. Thanks ColinRead More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post

Mangusta Freeze Plug Leaking / Blown Out

I had a rather unpleasant experience, while enjoying some brief 'spirited' driving I heard a metallic clink, I immediately shut the engine down and coasted to a side street. I get out and there is a massive amount of coolant stream back up the road. I walk to the beginning of it and find a freeze plug!!! The freeze plug is not rusty or showing signs of undo wear. Obviously the evening has taken an entirely new course at this point. I have the goose flatbedded back and find a small coolant...Read More...
Last Reply By panteradoug · First Unread Post