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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When driving my fuel injected 427 Fontana yesterday it felt a little rough to me like maybe not firing on all cylinders. I was going to spot check a few plugs to see what they looked like but then I googled about plugs and aluminum engine and saw a few sources saying plugs should always be torqued to various specific strengths depending on type of plugs (tapered or gasket), the type of threads and whether you have iron or aluminum engine. When I had my stock iron 351 I never thought twice...Read More...
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I need back spacing numbers for 19 & 20” aftermarket wheels. Let me know if you have purchased and “installed” on your stock bodied Pantera. putting flame suit on now for everyone who doesn’t race their Pantera who will try to convince me I don’t need 19/20” wheels and tires😉Read More...
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1969 Mangusta #8MA858 with less than 3,000 original miles is for sale

I believe 858 is the lowest mile goose that exists (2,950). The car is completely documented from new. Delivered to the selling dealer in blue, the 1st owner had the car painted fly yellow. The car was stripped and painted back to it's original blue scheme in 2015. Everything else on the car is original including the tires. Original California car, still in CA. Zero rust. Photos of the paint restoration show the perfect condition of the body. Best, lowest mile Mangusta, period! $375K. my #...Read More...
Last Reply By Tom B. · First Unread Post

1975 Detomaso Longchanp

1975 Longchamp. same owner since 1988. 1300 kilometers. new front sheet metal. new power rack. new Penske NASCAR coilovers and shocks. Original 351. electronic distributor. rebuilt trans. rebuilt rear with new pump. new leather interior with headliner. repainted 15 years ago- very presentable. call 609-317-6392 for more info and pics.Read More...
Last Reply By Mitchell Rosen · First Unread Post
Since I got my car I have spent a lot of free time freeing up the engine that sat for over 15 years. My plan was to get it running and then slowly freshen up the car one system at a time instead of doing the complete teardown and not driving the car for a year or more. I got it moving, then I had to deal with some stuck valves. Then I did a compression test with some cylinders being great and others being awful. I did the rope in the cylinder trick, removed the springs, and spun the intake...Read More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post
This is one of the last series ZF built boxes from Germany. This may be the last new ZF built late case version trans left. I opened it and it's perfect inside with no hint of rust, corrosion or driven miles. It was bought new and installed in an unfinished kit car. Priced new at 12,500.00 cash only and I will meet half way up to 300 miles from Perrysburg Ohio. Or fly in to Detroit metro, I will meet you there for an inspection and payment. Then it can be shipped wherever you wish. Please...Read More...

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George P
I received this notice from Social Strata regarding forum maintenance on Thursday December 5, 2019. The outage will last for an hour or less. Quote: " We will be performing maintenance to update the software that powers your community. This maintenance is scheduled for December 5th, 2019. The maintenance window will be from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. During the maintenance window, there could be downtime of up to 1 hour ." Regards, The Social Strata Operations TeamRead More...

Parts for Sale...

rocky
Not sure if anyone is interested, but if they are, here's what I've got.... The photos are quick ones I snapped. I'll get more/better ones if any one is interested in this stuff. PM me with your email address. Feel free to make offers. You pay shipping. STILL FOR SALE 1 Set Port Plates for 4V Head. Intake Side. $100 Used Telecars & Springs ('73 Car), ~100K Miles on them $100 (OBO) with all hardware, spacers, rubber parts, etc. Glass Fuel Filter $10 - This is the kind that can crack, and...Read More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post
The VDO speedometer adapter on my ZF transaxle is bladed. But my new and shiny speedometer cable has square ends on the inner cable. It looks like I am missing a piece, perhaps a bladed to square adapter. Or I may have the wrong cable. The new cable connects properly on the speedometer side. Does anyone have any insight on this? ThanksRead More...
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Suggestions on 4V Head Rebuild

I purchase a used set of D1AE 4V quenched chamber heads. They've been rebuilt with what looks like Stainless Steel intakes (because there is no rust on the valve stem tip, see picture) and steel exhausts have a mild rust on the stem tip, all the valves are like this. The one concern I have is the exhaust valves, they look to be welded due heat discoloration where the head and stem meet and could have been welded? Can someone confirm? Just want to make sure they are one piece valves. My...Read More...
Last Reply By panteradoug · First Unread Post

CHI 3V 225cc Aluminum Cylinder Heads

Reconditioned CHI 3V 225cc high exhaust port cylinder heads. These cylinder heads have new valve springs and seals. They have stainless steel valves and 60cc chambers. The heads have water outlet ports installed and can be used on a Cleveland, Windsor or Fontana block. There are also temperature sending unit ports on each head. The high exhaust ports on these heads did not cause any clearance problems with the headers on my Pantera. The price is $2200 plus shipping.Read More...
Last Reply By jffr · First Unread Post

Speedometer Cable: proper orientation for inner cable?

Hi all. I recently replaced my speedometer cable using a new outer housing and a new OEM inner cable after a few attempts with various vendor replacement cables (inner and outer sleeve). I put in my OEM inner cable with the retaining collar on the ZF side. It was working fine for a while but now I have a speedo needle bouncing around like crazy....even up to 180MPH with lots of noise. It's well lubed and has graceful curves when installed between the ZF and the speedo. I was wondering if it...Read More...
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