Reply to "What is the correct carb/manifold combination for my 1972 Pantera?"

jerrysr posted:

… Do the Casting # support my assumptions …  1972 Ford De Tomaso Pantera #2636  … Original Cylinder Heads 4* DA D1ZE 4V  ….  Original Engine Block D2AE-CA 2A31 … Non OE , Intake D0AE-9425-L  Square bore  ( 1970 ?) … Non OE  Carb Holley Square bore Double pumper List- 4777-2  … All seem correct??

All correct

2A31 = January 31, 1972  block's casting date.

9J2 = September 2, 1969 manifold's casting date.

The 1972 Q code was rated 266 net SAE horsepower by Ford. The carb swap was worth at least 75 horsepower; i.e. 341 net SAE horsepower. Add 20 horsepower to those numbers for the Pantera installation to account for the lack of a power steering pump and for the De Tomaso exhaust; i.e. 286 → 361. 

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