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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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A/C improvements

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...
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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. 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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Fuel Sending Unit

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...
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1974 Pantera GTS Silver/Black for sale in SoCal

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Pantera # 5357 - Rocky's 1973 L model

I have been threatening to do a write-up on my build for a while. I see all these great threads, for example the ones by Rob B., Kirk Evans, and and others detailing extensive, very high quality work being done to their cars. My skills are not as tremendous, but I have the help and assistance of a an expert Pantera enthusiast and Hot Rodder (Wade - 4280 / Mark IV) and the resources of this board. My project started as a new motor build, with upgraded performance goals. I wanted to "freshen...Read More...
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My brake booster is broken, got a new one, well it has the THIN pushrod towards the main cylinder. I have the correct pushrod and the seal toward the main cylinder, but rubber on seal is pretty much gone. What/where can I get a replacment? What US vehicle did use the same model. Preferred shoping in Europe due to speed of delivery. Any thoughts please. In the picture I need the one on the right..with app 14mm pusrod.Read More...

History of 4621. UK registration VNP653L

I am wondering if anyone can shed any history on Pantera 4621, a righthand drive UK registered car (VNP653L) of 1973. I have owned the car since 2012 and have spent most of that time "recommissioning" the car for road use. When I bought it the car had been off the road for about 25 years and was basically "in boxes". I say recommissioning, as opposed to "restoring" as the car was substantially modified in its earlier life and is far from original. Obvious changes include a wide body "kit"...Read More...
Last Reply By Percy · First Unread Post

Hole in gas tank

Hi folks, I just put a 4mm hole in the bottom quarter of my gas tank trying to remove a rivet. It‘s in rear of the tank towards the wheel well and fairly accessible once the wheel has been removed. I believe the tank can only be removed once the engine has been removed. Any ideas how to repair the tank without removing the engine? ThanksRead More...
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Changing the color of a Pantera and effect on the value of the car

I am looking at a the CARROLL SHELBY'S 1983 DETOMASO PANTERA GTS to potentially purchase this vehicle, however, I am not fond of the red color and would consider doing a color change, and perhaps the interiors as well, how would this affect the historic value of this car being a one owner car by Carrol Shelby?Read More...
Last Reply By basque1 · First Unread Post

1973 Pantera L model for sale.

Sell- 1973 Pantera- L, Black, group 5 package, custom gray upholstery, recaro seats, electromotive fuel injection and ignition system, 8 stack weber lookalike. Manifold plumbed for nitrous. Air lifts on front end for driveway clearance. Wilwood brakes, Pantera performance aluminum radiator, fan, shroud assembly. Never runs hot. Safety wired 3,78 ratio polished ZF . Removable steering wheel. Appraised at $76,0000. Contact Forest at: (831) 724-3763 or Glenda at: (831) 818-2888. Asking $70,000...Read More...
Last Reply By forestg · First Unread Post

PCV Valve

Hi, I ordered a PCV Valve ADO-CV4002C, straight, from Summit and after 4 weeks I`m told it is no longer available. Are there any other PCV Valves in the Summit catalogue that you can recommend for a stock 351 with a mild cam and Holley/Edelbrock Performer combo? ThanksRead More...
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