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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DeTomaso emaille shield

I am gathering orders for a DeTomaso enamel shield. The manufacturer needs 10 orders before he will make them. They will depict the DeTomaso emblem. I have already bought shields from this company and they are very good quality. They are 60cm x 40cm and made of thick metal. I am not the seller. Just trying to get the minimum order together. Will cost approximately 100 Euros. PM if you are interested. ThanksRead More...
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Consecutive VINs... Who’s Got ‘Em?

After I saw Rene's / Ken's comments on 4406/4403, I thought it would be fun to hear about people who have vehicles with consecutive VINs, especially if some of the cars are unique. Of course everyone has searched ProvaMo to see cars close to them, but come have encountered them (or very close ones) in the flesh. Would love to hear those stories. This might be too hard, since I can no longer link multiple photos in a single post, but, here goes... My car, 5357:Read More...
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Edelbrock performer LB 351–4 V

All, I have an excellent condition Performer LB 351-4V intake manifold, #2665, available for sale. As far as I can tell it has not been physically modified. About 12 years ago I had it CermaKromed here in Fresno at CAPS . I recently had them re-tumble it to help restore the shine. If you are not familiar with that coating it is often used on exhaust headers. I have found it to be very easy to keep clean, much more so than polished aluminum. I have an empty Blue Thunder shipping box waiting...Read More...

Replacement Brake Master Cylinder Lacks A Sleeve Shaped Push-Rod Guide

My stock brake master cylinder recently failed and in order to get back on the road ASAP I ordered what I believed to be an OEM brake master cylinder replacement. The master cylinder which failed has a cylindrical metal sleeve that extends back from the cylinder which slips over the pushrod inside the booster. The new master does not have this sleeve. Is the sleeve necessary? Is one of these not a stock master cylinder? Thanks in advance for the help. EvanRead More...
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Mangusta Gauge Illumination (brightness)

My Goose has some pretty dim gauges at night. It has a functional rheostat, and the bulbs are reasonably bright looking at them behind the dash/gauges, but I can hardly read the gauges during night drives. I am currently running 12V 3w (fiat) bulbs. Not completely sure if this is stock and correct. I found some 6.3 V 250 MA replacement bulbs that will fit and seem brighter. Are they safe to use for long term in a Mangusta? What have some of you guys been using?Read More...
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Dear forum members, I understand there may be a problem with the cast valves on the US-produced 351c and that they should be replaced (they may break and ruin your engine?!). Do anyone know if this also complies to the Australian build engines? My Longchamp (#3259) was build in 1984, engine no. 351/1366. Is there other known issues with the Australian build engines I should be aware of? I found another article on the connection rod nuts and guess I also should replace them? I want to keep...Read More...
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