Thanks for the comments! I will try to have it all done by spring time!
Its one year later than planned but i had so much work last year, And i have made a lot of things much more complex than i had planned in the beginning Smiler
Its going to be interesting to see how different it is from my other Pantera

WOW, I do like the way you reversed the engine management components/compartment to the front. Very clever and so much better for access. Maybe others have done it, but I hadn't seen it before. That's a winter project idea. I hope you don't mind being copied. 

Hi Tom

Reason i put pictures  of my build here is just for that ! To help other with there projects.  Always when i plan some idea i scroll thru the post here to look for some good solutions. And  the other thing , if something is not right i hope somebody tells me that!

You have to share info on forums like this to make them useful for all.

IMG-20190202-WA0000Resized_20190124_165331I had some trouble to get the tachometer to work ! I thought it was the new engine management system that talked a different language than the tach but then i gave it to a friend that is a guru on electronics to test it! and he found this!!!? But he said its no problem to fix it   It must have been a lot of smoke and smell when that happened !


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Now i got the tachometer fixed!  But the needle still did not move! So here is a clever solution i got from the guy that sold me the engine management system that i think will work on other systems to and perhaps on the Msd.

It is just a ordinary relay with a small fix! You just put it in parallel between the +12v cable and the signal cable to tach

20190221_120724   The pieces on the paper i removed from the relay other wise they move every time with the spark signal  and are noisy!

+12v cable to tach is first connected to number 86 on relay and then to tach.

Signal cable to tach is first connected to number 85 on relay and then to tach.

It is a very simple way to get an volt peak to get the tach needle to trigger!

I think the Msd box for tach is just the same in a nicer package



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Okay now this build tread has reach the end

The car is now completed and i got it registered last Friday and on Sunday me and my son was on the first road trip thru the archipelago here in western Finland!

 I have from the start with this project  tried to get the car as modern and comfortable to drive as possible and it came out better than i could expect!

My other Pantera is much more original in many ways but with much stronger engine and it is very brutal to drive but i really like it

But this new one i am going to use on all longer trips ! The brakes and overall handling and quietness inside is almost like a brand new car!

Here is picture from first trip




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I'm so glad to see this project inspire others, it's always nice to see someone having fun with a Pantera, opposed to being scared by keeping it so stock that it remains an under-driven garage queen. This car takes everything to the extreme but wow what a great result. 

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