Featured Member: Dale Sweitzer
 photo Dale Sweitzer_zps3uhmb9h4.jpg Dale is the original owner of his 1972-1/2 Pantera L, chassis 4284, the 16th L model Pantera. He and his Pantera are shown photographed at a car show in Moorpark California.

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I have searched the forum and can not find where anyone has tried to DIY Rebuilt/Repair OE trunk shocks I assume Corte Cosso ES 9995447K43 / 40mm shocks are original. Mine are in very nice condition cosmetically but one shock sticks. I realize there are a Upgrades, less $$, hassle free, less dangerous (I know I could put an eye out LOL) and possibly more reliable options- Glutton for punishment I guess. Anyone ever attempted this? Possibly first hand insight? Parts sources? Thanks in advance...Read More...
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Before I buy new, looking to see if anyone has any of these parts for my '72 Pre-L. 1) 1 front amber side marker 2) An original metal radio delete plate. One with chrome sides and panther. 3) Wilkinson's steering wheel quick disconnect with the black center T script. ( I called and he has none in stock) 4) Euro front grill T emblem. I know it's not orginal to my car, but like the look. 5) Good dome light Thanks, JBRead More...
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can anyone tell me what the cam specs are for a stock 72 Pantera. I assume them to all be the same in any given year. I bought this car 40 years ago and it came with Webers and one of about 15 DeTomaso Weber manifolds produced. The motor was rebuilt to be raced but never saw the track. The cam was changed, but I'd like to compare specs. The car runs fantastic. Thank you, TomRead More...
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Seeking help determining what the correct parts are for a Mangusta AC fan

Appreciate any help the fan blade or motor. I know now that the big radiator cooling motor is common with '68 Jag XKE. The early motor for the condenser fan is different yet from the 'small' radiator fan, but possibly the blade is common. Can anyone tell me if the blade looks like that used on Miura/Lambo http://www.miuraworkshop.com/Moplen%20fan%20blade.JPG ? These are still available new. Anyone know the motor maker ? Just were not that many electric fans in cars in the late 60's, the...Read More...
Last Reply By leea · First Unread Post
I cobbled together this arrangement to test a booster. I checked my adapter, using my fingertip as a plug I can quickly and easily pull and hold 25 inches on the gauge. Now, using it on the booster, after 20 or 30 seconds of vigorous pumping, I can barely get a reading of 6 or 7 inches, which then leaks off over the course of a minute or so. I have determined the external check valve at my adapter connection is good. And, if I push on the brake plunger rod I can hear the release of the...Read More...
Last Reply By larryw · First Unread Post
quote from Jake on another post: Boyd Legend Campy Series Thanks, Jake!! I had no idea these were available. Good Find!! But as you say, sure not cheap.... Eeker Larry American Republic Wheels has a Boyd Coddington USA web address. The "Campi" wheels are among the "Elite Series" of wheels. American Republic Wheels/Elite SeriesRead More...
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I Am Seeking Photos of Push Button Panteras to Help My Restoration

Dear friends, I start with the restauration of 1060 . Please help me a litte bit. My car is very rusty and many details are not original. Please if there is someone who have photos from his restauration , please post it. Verry importent is the front, the seat belt area, sidemarkers, side panels/ one side is 90degree to the floor the other about 45degree at my car/ Batterie tray ,... Thanks for your help PeterRead More...
Last Reply By George P · First Unread Post
Greetings, Hopefully the year is treating everyone well. The good news is my move to North Carolina went well and I have now tuned up the car after being in storage for 2 years. ( sparks, wires, points, filters, etc. ) The bad news is it seemed to have developed a knock. Would appreciate any insight as to what could be causing this. I have a feeling I know but am trying to not to admit it. See (or hear) the videos below. Thank you! WilliamRead More...
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Seeking Advice Concerning How To Correct An Engine Misfire

Bonjour, I have a modified Ford Cleveland 351C engine installed which generates, according to the simulation, a bit more than 500HP. Since engine rebuilt I have made now around 1500 miles and have started pushing the engine to higher revs. I have misfiring at 5200 rpm. Yesterday, I checked the fuel pressure at carburetor level (installed is a modified 600 CFM Holley (double pumper) from Bob Competition which is now at 720 CFM). I have a red Holley fuel pump installed which produces at idle...Read More...
Last Reply By sig · First Unread Post
I was wondering if anyone has tried machining the rear mounting face of the front upper joints and installing shims in front to increase Caster. If so, any advice? Also need a source for bump steer spacers? Just wanted to ad that The shear volume of information, resources and knowledge on this website is wild. (Information that would be lost or could only be passed.on the old way) In the old days it would not be possible for me or others to tackle a Pantera restore/repair without hours of...Read More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post
We noticed right away that the project car ('72 pre-L 3406) had 8" Campy wheels at all four corners, but the other day, as we were looking them over to consider refinishing options we see they're not all the same. Now that this has been seen, it cannot be unseen. On the front, we find one early style rim, date code 6/72, with the rounded features, and the other a late, date code 9/73, with the more squared features. The two rear are both late styles. The date codes on them are completely...Read More...
Last Reply By mpaschetto · First Unread Post

Big Batch of Pantera Parts FS....

rocky
Got a bunch of stuff for sale - cleaning out the garage... Buyer pays shipping. I try and use USPS Flat Rate when possible, this should give you an idea of SOME of the shipping costs. Not too excited about trying to ship overseas. Take a look at the list. If you think my price is too high, make me an offer with some rationale ("Hey, I can buy that camber-lock kit NEW from Hall for $xxx...") and we can talk. Thanks for looking. Pictures are up, and there are more pix at the slideshow below.Read More...
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Hazard Light Switch Question

perryh
One of the electrical parts in my 1971 that worked was the hazard switch. Unfortunately, it popped out today (hazards on position) and will not go back in and lock in the off position. I have searched and read up on the various alternatives - and read that mine is less likely to be repairable than later switches. My question, however, is about aesthetics instead. My red lens has no writing on it. I do not see any evidence that there ever was any writing on it, but it is possible that if the...Read More...
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