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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 have Pantera #6973 that was brought to the US from Europe via the gray market process in the mid 1980's. It has the large rubber bumper in the front and I am now learning that the car probably had small chrome bumpers when it was originally sold in Europe. Apparently federal law required that the car's bumpers had to meet US federal standards upon entering the country. Does this sound correct? I am considering putting it back to small chrome bumpers but want to ensure that I am keeping the...Read More...
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Mangusta 8MA1010 project - running quad Weber DCNFs with a stock jackshaft

With all the recent project action in the Pantera section, it seemed like a good time to post a few images of my (still incomplete) custom induction setup for #1010. If ANY stock carb or manifold parts had come with the car I would likely have dutifully returned it to stock, I thought it would be more fun (?!!) to try something different. I wanted to run Webers, but didn't want to omit or modify the OEM jackshaft, so IDAs and IDFs were out of the question. After debating various options,...Read More...
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1972 Pantera for sale in Canada

Hi fellow members I have decided to sell my Pantera 4453. I have had it for a few years now and I havent driven it at all in the last two years. Rebuilt motor, FAST EFI, Fiero seats, Quad headlights, new tires and wheels, Headers and exhaust, pretty much everything is new. I still have the original tail lights, seats and exhaust system. I am asking $95000CDN. ThanksRead More...
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Wing door latches

8ma1248
To all, since years I am looking for these rare latches. Does anybody know where this part can be find or from which car they are? After years I found only this very similar parts. Trunk lock from a Grecav Eke (Grecav founded in 1964 in Gonzaga /Italy). Maybe is this a following version from the first original one, so it would be interesting which is the car with the first version, which looks like the Mangusta ones :-)Read More...
Last Reply By raeckorz · First Unread Post

Pantera Sun Visors

thrillrider
VINTAGE DETOMASO PANTERA SUN VISOR MATCHING SET GENUINE ORIGINAL DETOMASO ( THESE ARE NOT REPRODUCTIONS } MORE THICKLY PADDED ORIGINALS SALE INCLUDES: LEFT VISOR PART # 250038 RIGHT VISOR WITH MIRROR PART # 250028 COLOR IS LIGHT TAN BRACKETS ARE LIGHT GREY GLOSS MIRROR IS CLEAR AND UNBLEMISHED NO TEARS RIPS OR CREASES THERE ARE A COUPLE OF VERY MINOR MARKS IN THE VINYL ( See 3rd Photo Bottom Visor has Dark Line Right Side ) OVERALL CONDITION IS EXCELLENT ( ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE ) Part...Read More...
Last Reply By simon · First Unread Post
I hope Geo. has no problem with me posting this, as it came from the PI News magazine listed above, I hope it is OK. I thought it may be of benefit to the community, and it is within the stated scope of PI's mission... Rocky PS> The cover photo is Byron Tomingas' car... Interesting mags/tires, and no gill on the driver's side... Things were different in 1980, when people drove the He-double-L out of these cars! PSS> I wish I had a better scanner! I uploaded the pictures at a high...Read More...
Last Reply By joe1974l6656 · First Unread Post

Warning rocker arm pedestals machining on 4V heads

To machine the rockers pedestals of my OEM 4 V Open chambers heads, I had indicated to the machinist that the axis of the studs had to be parallel to the axis of the valves and I had made a sketch BUT I had also provided this shema : and he only looked at this one without taking into account what I had told him, but this diagram is FALSE because the original surfaces of the pedestals ARE NOT PERPENDICULAR to the axis of the valves and here is the result: The correct geometry cannot be...Read More...
Last Reply By rene4406 · First Unread Post
This morning the first of three additional rack bays was installed at Panteras by Wilkinson. He is reconfiguring his shop to make more room for parts that he is producing. The space for the new rack in the picture below was occupied by a lift that was similar to the lift with the yellow Pantera on it. The next two rack bays will take the place of the lift with the yellow car on it after the customer's car is completed. Steve said that the additional rack space is needed for all of the new...Read More...
Last Reply By haydude · First Unread Post
So when I bought my car, the interior was in good condition except for a large crack on the dash. The seller had a Hall Pantera dash cap/cover brand new in the box, so I put that on for a bit... and it was alright, but ultimately knew I wanted a more permanent solution, which included redoing the console etc. I wanted to match the vinyl grain pattern that's on the doors, gauge cluster, and bulkhead cover, so was fortunate through fellow owner and neighbor (and upholstery expert) Ted aka...Read More...
Last Reply By tberg · First Unread Post

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...
Last Reply By dickruzzin · First Unread Post

A/C improvements

ufo-low
A while back, I saw a write up on improving the stock HVAC box. Essentially, it consisted of adding a wedge shaped plenum between the fan and the box, to expose more of the evaporator core to the air flow, along with some other improvements. Trouble is, I can't remember where I read it; here, in the poca newsletter, or elsewhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction? TIA, RodneyRead More...
Last Reply By Percy · First Unread Post

Fuel Sending Unit

jag13cat
I have exhausted my search from previous posts - any help appreciated. My fuel gage either reads completely full or empty (with fuel light on) when I switch the sending unit wires. I'm thinking my sending unit float arm is stuck against the interior of the tank. The two wire terminals at the top of the tank are pointing to 9 o'clock. The float swing arm should be pointed to the rear of the tank. Without removing the sending unit to check the arm, is there a relationship of the arm's position...Read More...
Last Reply By mpaschetto · First Unread Post

1974 Pantera GTS Silver/Black for sale in SoCal

livinabroad-forabroad
One of 98 1974 Pantera GTS models built with "GT" in the VIN. Very collectable. This is an all Southern California GTS that started out in Santa Ana. From there it spent three decades in Palm Springs. It was treated to a restoration and respray in the late 90's. She just had a nearly $30,000 refresh on her in the last two months to address any remaining niggles. Some of the old greats had a hand in keeping this GTS in fine shape over the years. It still has its Lance Nist built 351C,...Read More...
Last Reply By livinabroad-forabroad · First Unread Post

Brake proportion valve make OE.

As above - does anyone know who originally made this? Our normally very good brake re-conditioner won't touch it. I've read about modifying them or fitting a different type, but this car is going full concours. I don't feel there is anything wrong with it, but I wouldn't want to be a part I've overlooked and it fails! Chris.Read More...
Last Reply By leea · First Unread Post

Larger diameter wheels. Upgrading wheels and tires. Resizing wheels and tires. Modernizing wheels and tires. Campy clones, etc. Featured

This is my first post here as I just aquired my father's 1972 Pre-L (#2725) after his death. Now on to my question. I've basically given up on 15" tires and have decided to move on to Campi Clones as the car has maintained it's "stock" appearance and I would like to continue that look. Question: Which tire-wheel combo will keep that 4" clearance that I love so much?Read More...
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