Hello everyone
I just need your 2 cents
Today I've seen pantera #3929. I've been told it's a 1972 GTS.
This car has small popped plastic flares , is that normal ? This car should also have engine # 3139 according to the plate but the engine has #2727 stamped ?? Looks like it's not the original engine Isn't it ??
What do you think
Thanks for your help
Thierry (from switzerland)
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Is the motor number it "should have", from the plate on the footbox ? (that the brake booster is bolted to)
Does it match the motor number tag in the engine bay ?
Are you comparing it to the number stamped into the back of the block (left side) right below the head ?
Numbers stamped on the block here are not the typical location Ford used. So the block you have may have been swapped by DeTomaso themselves, or someone found a block from another DeTomaso.
Chuck
Yes the "should have" engine # is the one stamped on the footbox plate , and Yes it matches with the one that's on the tag in the engine bay.
Yes the engine # I was looking was on the left head (looking from the rear license plate)
I always thought that all those numbers should match
Thierry
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