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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Photo Blog: Chassis 3643 Refurb Project, RHD Conversion and more.

Thought I would get my build thread going while I wait for the car to turn up. I bought the car from BHCC and they say the car has been in storage for a long time. I'm planning a full rebuild and RHD conversion, will respray the car the original white colour. If anyone has seen this car or knows more about it I would love to hear about it.Read More...
Last Reply By albanygt40 · First Unread Post
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Looking for a Pantera

Hi everyone, my name is Georg(e) and i am from Germany. So first: sorry for my bad english. I am thinking about buying a Pantera for several years now and finally decided to get one. Of course it would be best to find one here in Europe, but i imported my Dodge Charger in 2012, so if you are not in a hurry, an offer from America would be fine too. I am looking in the prize range of 75000€ (85000$) and preferably the car is quite close to original, because of the German TÜV. Thanks a lot, GeorgRead More...
Last Reply By punkdog · First Unread Post
I plan on running 8 stack E.F.I. on my car and I'm looking for opinions on what is the current state of the art available today. Holley seems like the way to go for ECU but I'm not sure who makes the best Manifold and throttle bodies. I'm looking at Borla, Inglese, and Hillborn but are there others I should consider? Do any of these companies cast their own manifolds...if not then who does? How do you determine throttle body size? The engine is a 408 cleveland with iron 4v heads, it made 500...Read More...
Last Reply By scifi · First Unread Post
There were once many solid flat tappet street/strip cams for the 351C with intake duration at 0.050 in the range of 238° to 248°; literally everybody sold one. The popular Crane F246 is one such cam. This is my stab at the genre. I recently penned this camshaft for a Mustang owner. I thought I'd share it here in case anyone might be interested (if so I can provide full information). Similar cams typically have narrower lobe centers (108° to 112°), more overlap (70° to 85°), and a steeper...Read More...
Last Reply By George P · First Unread Post

Seeking advice concerning what may have caused my Pantera's ignition to stop working

My 1973 Pantera has decided to throw another curveball at me. We installed a new Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley Sniper EFI system in the car. After some significant effort, we finally had the car idling smoothly when it just died entirely. There is no longer any power when turning the ignition. The EFI system has been wired separately, directly to the battery as directed and none of the fuses or relays on the EFI harness are bad. We are getting 12v to the harness as expected and all...Read More...
Last Reply By George P · First Unread Post
click above The 351C was manufactured in the US for 5 years, in a period of time in which society (supported by US auto manufacturers, yet opposed by the petroleum industry) was seeking to remove lead from gasoline. During the last 3 of those years the 4V version of the 351C was equipped with open chamber heads; these were the Q code engines, the engines we call the "351 Cobra Jet". The majority of the 351C 4V engines manufactured were Cobra Jet versions; the majority of Panteras were...Read More...
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Dave Kindig (Bitchin Rides) is going to do a Pantera on a up coming episode...on the last episode they showed a quick shot of a lime green early car in his show room...hope he does a mild interpretation and leaves the cutting wheel in the tool chestRead More...
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Seeking suggestions regarding throttle cable improvements.

Replaced throttle cable after finding knots tied in it by previous master mechanic. The design of this system does not appear to me to be the best design . Plus the cable return spring tension seems awful high and that bend the cable makes before the engine bracket is way too tight. Not too satisfied.Read More...
Last Reply By punkdog · First Unread Post
I've reworked my steering rack, getting it ready to install. I can't stop the leaks at the big end of the bellows. Everything is smooth & clean, new bellows, even put #2 permatex (non hardening) in to seal - and it still leaks. Any suggestions??Read More...
Last Reply By bosswrench · First Unread Post

OEM De Tomaso windshields and rubbers available via Mr. Fiat

If anyone is looking for OEM quality Detomaso Windshields and rubber gaskets please visit our website www.mrfiat.com The windshields are made in Scandinavia with sanded edges and original thickness. For concourse quality restorations. www.mrfiat.comRead More...
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Pantera # 4656: New project with BMW V8 power

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Hello I have not posted here since 2008 when my first Pantera was done. But now i have a new project. This spring i got a Pantera from Sweden. some body shop had rust repaired and painted it in 1986, since then it has been stored with all parts in boxes. The work they have done on the car is very poor so i have to do it again!Read More...
Last Reply By marcf · First Unread Post
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Has anyone replaced their broken turn signal? I wonder if this is a big process or not. The turn signal in my red 5S has been broken for years and just now my Group 4 turn signal broke, so its a bit annoying now with both broken. To activate the turn signal I now have to hold it in the left or right position because it will not stay in that position. Thanks.Read More...
Last Reply By stee · First Unread Post

Sonoma Show & Shine Car Show............

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Join us for Sonoma Raceway's third annual Speedway Children's Charities event. 5 Panteras were in attendance last year, and I'm sure there are lots more of us North Bay/Wine Country Panteras that should attend this year. We are planning to gather at 7:30 am Saturday in the small parking lot just to the right inside gate 1 to then enter the show and park together. https://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/sonoma-show-shine-car-show/Read More...

For Sale: Pantera #2659. A gr4 project

Hello I'm selling my Pantera car #2659 (US Title) due to personal changes. Wide flares, lot of new parts to build a gr4 car, restored body, car is in south of France 351 rebuilt engine, ZF, rebuilt suspensions (bearings, bushings, paint etc ... all new), Holley dominator intake new parts 4 Racing calipers from BGDevelopments in UK new shocks (SACC restorations) 180° racing exhaust water pump, High Torque starter, FIA roll cage 750 quickfuel mechanical MSD ignition and distributor damper 100A...Read More...
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