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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All, The accelerator, brake and clutch pedals all pivot on pins that use either E-clips, or C-clips. They are a royal PITA whenever you must deal with them. There is another option often used to retain pieces to a shaft, the hitch/hairpin cotter pin: These pins are much easier to use than the stock clips. They do require a drilled hole through the shaft. With my pedal box sitting on my workbench it looks like the accelerator shaft has enough meat to allow the drilling of a suitable hitch pin...Read More...
Last Reply By shashi27 · First Unread Post

Clutch slave rebuild or replace?

I don't want to wear out my welcome but have one more newbie question. The slave on my new P is shot and curious about potential to rebuild vs replace. I'd lean towards replacing except the current slave doesn't look like any of the replacements on the market. I haven't taken it all apart yet, so perhaps its just the standard slave inside this chrome housing? Open to suggestions! Thank you again for all the answers, this forum is invaluable! I look forward to reciprocating!Read More...
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Can anyone identify the make of fuel pump in my Pantera or recommend a replacement?

Fuel pump is shot. No marking on it (perhaps filed off pre-chroming?). If not made anymore (which is likely), what would be the best replacement? Current fuel lines appear to be 5/16, but appears most newer pumps are at least 3/8, so I assume all the fuel lines will need to be replaced as well. Thank you as always for the advice in advance.Read More...
Last Reply By sharkey · First Unread Post
Can I remove and grease the shaft & bushings on the lower rear A-Arms without removing the whole suspension? That's pretty much the whole question... Can I support the suspension, and get the shaft out to check & grease it without total rear suspension disassembly? Thanks - RockyRead More...
Last Reply By rrs1 · First Unread Post

Steering; ideas as to how to raise tab?

I am at a lost as to how to get this dented raised so I can unscrew to get the rack out. I can not get anything to grab the dent without destroying the locking collar. I was looking at using a Dremel to cut it some so I can get a tool in there to bend it up. Is this collar available to replace?Read More...
Last Reply By marlinjack · First Unread Post
When I sat in my Pantera before dismantle I noticed that the steering wheel was low, almost touching my legs. I do not like that and I was already thinking of a way to sort it, like a more dished steering wheel. That would bring the steering wheel shorter to my chest but also higher. After dismantling the interior and cleaning I found THIS: It is welded poorly and that scares me already but why would someone do this?Read More...
I decided to test my gauges to see if they even worked. I really wanted to make a test stand and harness, BUT I just used a handful of test leads from my days of “keeping the lights on”. For the senders, I had a 1Kohm multi-turn rheostat that I used to do similar for verifying the controls of 2gigawatt thermal nuclear reactors. The battery was borrowed from my trailer “break away brakes”. My original gauges responded and the sender resistor values recorded. I discovered a spare fuel gauge I...Read More...
One of only two 90 Si Panteras known to be in the US will be auctioned at the RM Sotheby's auction in Monterey August 15-17. #9609 belonged to Kjell Jansson, treasurer for the Svenska DeTomaso Klubben, and was then purchased by De Tomaso collector Simon Vels in the Netherlands before being sold recently to a gentleman in Chicago (who I'm told also imported another 90Si from Japan). Here is the link: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auct...so-pantera-si/781352Read More...
Last Reply By simon · First Unread Post
Hello all, I'm changing the thermostat on my car and have run into a problem that I need some opinions on. My car is completely stock and I don't think the Tstat has ever been replaced. Some time ago I purchased the correct 180 degree Robertshaw Tstat along with a brass restrictor plate from MARLINJACK. When I pulled the old Tstat out, I compared it to my new one, and although they look very similar the "hat" on the top of the button on the old one I pulled out is a bit smaller than my new...Read More...
Last Reply By George P · First Unread Post

Seeking advice regarding the PE "temp. gauge compensator"

Trying to get my gauge to read more accurately, I tried various resistors, but was not satisfied so I purchased the compensator from Pantera Electronics. Now the gauge pegs out. I understand the sender could be the wrong one, but got it from Dennis I believe, so figure it's right. Anybody have ideas or experience with the "Compensator" ?Read More...
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