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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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2024 Pantera Palooza Jamboree

OC Panteras is excited to extend you an invitation to this years: Pantera Palooza Jamboree Car Show, BBQ & Swap Meet West Coast's Premier Pantera Event Saturday May 18 at 08:00 AM Mason Regional Park, Irvine, CA 92612, USA See you at the Palooza! For more information about the event and to Register, please click on the link below: Event Sponsors:Read More...
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The restoration of #4164

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stephan and living in Yardley, PA. Being the proud owner of a 1972 Pantera, #4164 which I acquired in December 2023. The car was accidentally found on craigslist while looking for something completely different. Located in upstate NY, the previous owner disassembled the car and was planning on fully restoring it before he became very ill and had to abandon the project. Being an aviation engineer he was meticulous in planning out the project and...Read More...
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The GTS project that I received in February came with a vacuum pump for the power brake booster. The pump is needed because its 8 stack EFI does not readily supply good vacuum for the booster. I got a battery into the car and began sorting out the electrical systems including the vacuum pump. The pump is working and was cycling on and off. It seemed to provide good vacuum to the power brakes. The only issue is the pump is LOUD and sounds a little like my cheap 21 gallon Harbor Freight air...Read More...
Last Reply By stevebuchanan · First Unread Post
Like you all have experienced, you are working on a specific project and the door panel is off, or the seat is out… you know there is something else that is staring you in the face.. 😳 it’s asking for your attention! So suck it up and do it… I suck a lot up… today I posted finishing the fresh air intake for the cabin and looking at the post it seems like … well, he puts a hose on today.. but as a working day goes, you come across a lot of things that 😳🤓🥹🥸🫣 look at you and ask to be...Read More...
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Vargas Turbo information

Hello all. New to Pantera and the forum, excited to be here! . I purchased #03749 a few months ago, it’s been parked for a while. I’m getting ready to start the resto and curious if anyone has info on the Vargas turbo set up this car has. My first thought is to just remove it all, but don’t know if this is a rare or desirable set up?Read More...
Last Reply By Matt Phillips · First Unread Post

Goose 8MA642 Refurb and Repaint

Switched to this thread from previous "Production Data" thread. The plan is to refurb both the exterior and the motor of 69 Goose 8MA642 (wouldn't call it a restoration). Will include pulling majority of components and have them cleaned/hot tanked/painted/chromed/etc or replaced if necessary, and replacing cam/lifters/pushrods to better accommodate Boss 302 with IDA Webers performance. Headers may be a bridge too far since the frame mod for the motor leaves very little room to route headers...Read More...
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Pantera Moved to Britain

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About 6 months ago this guy came from Britain, bought this car from Oklahoma and had it shipped to Britain so he could restore it. I'm sure lots of people here know the Pantera. I am posting this because about midway through some guy in Britain gives a great explanation of all the different tires used. I learned a lot. (The are two previous parts to this video) More...
Last Reply By DaveT · First Unread Post
The interior on my 1972 Pantera is original… no question about! You sit down and a cloud of foam dust is exiting the seat cushion left and right where the seat back is attached…and the seat vinyl is not prepared to stretch anymore it will rip if you sit in with a spirited motion! The glue holding the vinyl on the tunnel covers covering the heater box decided to be sticky but refuses to hold anything.. somebody decided to put loudspeaker holes in the door panels and those previous mentioned...Read More...
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Parts Available for delivery at Pantera Palooza

Available for delivery at the Pantera Palooza event. '73 decklid - original steel part, but with added plexi 'cover' to improve air flow to spoiler. Easily removable. Just drill out rivets and fill holes. $600 Stock radiator - needs re-core - $50 SOLD Rear Airfoil - fiberglass . Per a 1981 Autoweek magazine: "DeTomaso claims it produces up to 80 pounds of downforce while helping to keep the rear glass clean in foul weather". (Likely some creative marketing. But these were used for racing on...Read More...
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Th only one in the world! Having difficulty mechanically? Electrically? Parts availability? Call the Pantera Hotline. 305-322-9108 Pantera Miami. See us at the top of every page! We sponsor this forum.Read More...

AC and Trunk Combo

Just curious if anyone has tested or has an opinion on if the AC works better or worse with the fiberglass trunk installed? I know the AC condenser fan pulls outside air thru the fins. Guess I'm thinking if the trunk is removed then the hot engine air would flow into the condenser and make the fan less efficient in pulling in outside air? I have an upgraded system from Quella with an extra row of fins on the condenser and the evaporator under the dash. Maybe it doesn't matter? I'm getting...Read More...
Last Reply By jffr · First Unread Post

The Best Unforgettable Quotes

...Here's a few of My Favorites. I'll start this off with these... "NO sword cuts as Deep, as the Ingratitude of a Thankless Child!" "When You Pay Peanuts...You end up Hiring a Bunch of Monkeys" "Those who drive slower than You, are Idiots...Those who drive Faster are Maniacs" "Those who Live in Glass Houses...Shouldn't Throw Stones!" 'Let He (She) who is with-out Sin, Cast the First Stone" "How do You Expect Your Dream to come True...When You don't Even Have a Dream?" "Far better to be...Read More...
Last Reply By marlinjack · First Unread Post
I was looking thru a box of parts the other day for something completely different and ran across this piece! It is the original piece that came with my Goose a bazillion years ago......but was replaced with a more modern remote version that fit the new engine config better. So here it goes..... $40 includes shipping. You can FINALLY buy new Ford style repops and make them into a DeTomaso repop.....if you have the machine tools, nothing special, but if you do not have the ability to do...Read More...
Last Reply By mangusta · First Unread Post