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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Original wheels and tyres.

Hi i would like to make my Mangusta tyres web page better. Currently I don’t think it is right. However it is difficult. https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/de-tomaso/mangusta.html do you guys know what the original wheel and tyre set up on these cars was? Because they are such rare cars data is difficult to come by . I have some old books from period that say 185-15 front and 225-15 Rear . do you know what brand and tread? i think there are a lot of low profile tyres out...Read More...
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foam air filter burned

I have installed a Holley double pumper early last year. it happens now twice that by turning on the engine that smoke came out of the air filter, the foam looks like grilled. The car drive well at certain speed but turns of by stopping. Is the carb wrong adjusted only, or possibly the valves as well ? thanks, UliRead More...
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I am searching for a driver's side engine cover. The one with the bulge for the external fuel filler neck. It's the bottom one in the diagram below. Mike Mayberry has a bunch of the earlier style covers but I am hoping to find the correct one for my car.Read More...
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Mystery Turn Signal Switch

I found this switch in spare parts. It seems to be different then the switch I have in my 1973. The Part number on it is 70EB--13335-A1A. 8 wire connector. Is this worth anything to anyone. I doubt it works. Why else would it be in the spare parts pile I got with the car when I bought it. Feels OK.Read More...

#9634 - 1991 90 Si - Sold by Goodings

#9634 sold earlier this month for $357,000 USD at the Ameila Island 2020 Goodings auction. It is claimed that this car was the one displayed at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show by De Tomaso. It spent most of its life in the Netherlands and has only 308 km on it. https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1991-de-tomaso-pantera-90-si/Read More...

1973 Pantera, Ford GT40 for sale.

For sale is the former Pantera of Ace Mechanic and POCA technical contributor, Jack Richards. He owned this car from 1978-2005 and made this car as user friendly as possible to drive while also being extremely easy to service. The car is a work of art. It looks like a stock Euro Pantera on the outside, but gives the essence of the GT40 experience from the driver's seat, while being much easier to drive and live with compared to those legendary cars. I am the 4th owner and have owned the car...Read More...
My 408 Stroker engine is almost ready to put in the enginebay and fire up. But before I do that, I've tried turning the engine over, while still laying on the pallet. But...... My OEM starter can't turn the engine over, when I have more than two sparkplugs in it.... The combination Original starter / 10.5 compression seems to be a bad cocktail. So I may need a mini / Hi-Torque starter. But what to buy ? Summit have a ton of different starters. I've been looking at the Powermaster 9604. But...Read More...
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Coolant System Tanks and the Proper Caps?

Hi Gang, One of the many items I'm inspecting this winter is the cooling system on my car. I already found a non-stock thermostat and restrictor plate, and the caps on the system tanks may be another possible deviation from stock... But first and foremost, how can I tell if the filler necks on my tanks are US spec or European spec? There must be a measurement I can make, no? Meanwhile, here's a photo of my leaky main tank: It has a older Stant 13 PSI cap on it now, it's obviously not sealing...Read More...
Last Reply By mpaschetto · First Unread Post
Hi All. I would like to start a thread about swapping to a new generation Ford 5.0 There seems to be a lot of discussion about it on this web site but not a lot of technical info shared. Soooo I would like to start openly sharing what I have found and ask others if they could also share their info. I AM POSTING INFORMATION AS I DISCOVER IT. PLEASE TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. I HAVE NOT FINISHED THE INSTALL YET AND SOME INFO MAY NOT PLAY OUT AS I GET DEEPER INTO THE SWAP. ENJOY! Thanks To...Read More...
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Reassembly Mystery items

I found the best way to address the current unfolding crisis was to totally isolate in the garage. For a minimum of 14 days. What a surprise - an Pantera requiring reassembly! After scrabbling through the parts compost heap I came across these two parts that I am struggling to see the purpose of. Any Ideas from the brains trust ?Read More...
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