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Well, well. Close to mine, 1797. 

The registry has pictures back to 2002. Similar paint scheme except hood and rear deck lid were back. Had a delta wing installed. Out of Oregon. This is the write up in the first attachment.

Also has pictures from 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2019 with Illinois tags. Probably with the existing  paint. The 2nd attachment is from 2006.

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thrillrider posted:
husker posted:

To gain access to the site, www.provamo.com, you have to "donate" a VIN. The administrator does this to encourage people to add to the registry. Note: this can be the VIN of ANY DeTomaso, not necessarily yours, People have even used old For Sale ads from Car & Driver.

I tried..i believe that My VIN # has already been submitted therefore wont accept my efforts to register

Right. It has been. But you don't have to register with your VIN. Any VIN, of any DeTomaso will do.

Best Fixes for under $20

by Larry Finch, posted to the DeTomaso Forum on June 17, 2003

The following maintenance should also be the first order of business for any new Pantera owner...

  1. Add an emergency front hood release cable.
  2. Make sure your engine oil dipstick is the correct length. Early cars showed "Full" but were actually a quart low.
  3. Add Zerk grease fittings to your ball joints.
  4. Replace stock ceramic/aluminum-strip fuses with GBC glass fuses and clean all fuse holders.
  5. Make sure throttle linkage has two return springs.
  6. Make sure water temp sender is moved from surge tank to engine block.
  7. Change ZF gear oil.
  8. Change brake fluid.
  9. Change clutch fluid.
  10. Make sure distributor gear shear pin is upgraded to stock pin with a second smaller pin inside for added strength.
  11. Drill drain holes in rust prone areas, if not already done on your car.
  12. Remove stock spring spacers if they are still there after thirty years.
  13. Make sure cooling system has all air bubbles removed.
  14. Re-route overflow tank vent hose to exit behind rear wheel.
  15. Add two heater hose shut-off valves to assist the A/C in actually cooling the cabin.
  16. Buy a fire extinguisher
garth66 posted:

Best Fixes for under $20

by Larry Finch, posted to the DeTomaso Forum on June 17, 2003

The following maintenance should also be the first order of business for any new Pantera owner...

  1. Add an emergency front hood release cable.
  2. Make sure your engine oil dipstick is the correct length. Early cars showed "Full" but were actually a quart low.
  3. Add Zerk grease fittings to your ball joints.
  4. Replace stock ceramic/aluminum-strip fuses with GBC glass fuses and clean all fuse holders.
  5. Make sure throttle linkage has two return springs.
  6. Make sure water temp sender is moved from surge tank to engine block.
  7. Change ZF gear oil.
  8. Change brake fluid.
  9. Change clutch fluid.
  10. Make sure distributor gear shear pin is upgraded to stock pin with a second smaller pin inside for added strength.
  11. Drill drain holes in rust prone areas, if not already done on your car.
  12. Remove stock spring spacers if they are still there after thirty years.
  13. Make sure cooling system has all air bubbles removed.
  14. Re-route overflow tank vent hose to exit behind rear wheel.
  15. Add two heater hose shut-off valves to assist the A/C in actually cooling the cabin.
  16. Buy a fire extinguisher

That's quite a list

Thanks

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My 2 cents on fire extinguishers.

Do not go cheap!  As a Fireman, I have seen many a nice car ruined by the use of dry chemical extinguishers. It looks like you threw a 5 pound bag of corn meal over everything, major mess that is next to impossible to totally remove. 

I recommend a Halotron extinguisher. It is a gas that totally dissipates and leaves no residue. 

One other thing, don’t drive with the deck lid locked. If you have to get in there in a hurry to put out a fire or whatever, you’ll be glad it was unlocked!

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