George P posted:

welcome

I believe I recognize your Pantera, was it previously owned by Tony Blevins?

For a service shop I'd suggest Pantera Miami, one of our sponsors, you'll find their banner ad everywhere you look.

I saw a scan of the title today.

A couple were the POs and their last name was different

husker posted:

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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 pan2

351 Cleveland four bolt main block honed and decked
Edelbrock Cleveland aluminum heads that were ported and polished by Keith Craft Inc in
Arkansas
Custom solid roller cam shaft and roller lifters by Comp Cams
“Diamond” teflon coated forged aluminum pistons
Forged seat crank shaft
Ceramic coated headers and exhaust
Original ANSA swept mufflers
Aluminum Edelbrock water pump
Wilson Manifolds custom aluminum manifold for port fuel injection
FAST EFI 2.0 fuel injection system, dual sync distributor, tuneable MSD ignition
Custom fuel system with surge tank, Aeromotive fuel pump and solid state Aeromotive fuel pump
controller
Fuel system plumbed with braided lines and AN fittings

Thanks but I'm not sure this is the same car that's in the Registry but this Pantera is from Illinois

joea posted:

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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!

Thanks You a Ton,

I will order one right away.

Just trying to locate a practical yet hidden location

husker posted:

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.

pan1

 pan2

I finally got access to the Registry to see pictures and video of my soon to be delivered Pantera.

I"m very happy that aftermarket wing is gone and I salute the Updates installed since it;s Oregon ownership.

Thanks for the preview.

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

Garth,

I just wanted you to know that I have printed your punch list of suggestions and I am going to follow each and every one.

Thanks Again

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