Reply by panteradoug

There would be two likely sources. One is the rear seal on the crankshaft. The original was the "rope" type which literally is a rope...

Reply by marlinjack

...Second Photo is 'Leaving Holiday Inn, Pahrump, NV', Saturday Morning. (No!, the Spot of Oil on the Ground was Left from a Previous...

Reply by jffr

The Battery Tender trickle charger is a good product. It won't overcharge a battery and for a vehicle that isn't driven very often, it...

Reply by panterapatt

I have found Interstate makes a great product. Put it on a battery tender - lasts a long, long time

Reply by marcf

After 2 red and 2 yellow optimas, for me it's a no-go using this product in the future. Overpriced and not worth it for the time being.

Reply by jerrysr

Kirk, Thanks for the 101 on the mounts . Was nice catching up the other day. Can't wait to see your current project. Jerry

Reply by riverrat

I have a set of 10" and 8" that are powder coated and ready to go. But, to be honest I have too much tied up in them. I would only be...

Reply by jffr

I have to agree that some batteries are not what they use to be quality wise. I had two unsealed batteries fail in only three years in...

Reply by panteradoug

I'm a former Optima user. I have three dead ones here on the floor trying to figure out how to recycle them right. I would say that 15...

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Reply by matg

My experience on Optima is TERRIBLE. Got a brand new red top well left the ignition ON hence DEEP discharge..Battery way to...

Reply by jffr

Optima took back my red top battery after if finally became too weak to start my Pantera when it was warmed up. If I recall it was 14...

Reply by mpaschetto

Thanks Kirk! Is this issue usually more pronounced on the drivers side mount?

Reply by plt-1

My optima lasted over ten years in my car. It started rolling the starter over slow so I pulled it out. Now it's on a solar panel...

Reply by thrillrider

BTW. Don't shop for the battery by giving the car model. It's irrelevant, just get the most CCA that you can and that will fit That...

Reply by jfb05177

Have you measured to see if there is a current draw with the car switched off?

Reply by rrs1

If you got 10 years from any battery...Extremely rare, then I would stick with it for sure. Of course experiences vary depending on the...

Reply by jb1490

The Optima battery is physically smaller than the original Pantera battery. Optima's "long" dimension is only 10", which would require...

Reply by thrillrider

Update..Optima's website states that they don't have a battery to fit a 71 Pantera and refers me to who forwards me to ...

Reply by kirkevans

If Mike does not have all of them, I may be able to help. What is your vin? before or after 2000? My email is

Reply by king

I have many of the parts you’re looking for. You can reach me thru email. . Thanks

Reply by JayZ

I am the new owner:-). I have had many Panteras in the past (5) and now I am back in the community and I am starting to make a plan for...