Go down to your local auto supply and buy a 12volt tester( about $10.00, You are looking to make sure you have + and - current. I know it is frustrating,but, no spark starts at the positive supply into your box or distributor, or resistor.
Follow the current. No current check your GROUNDS, most of the time, a bad ground will be the culprit. Fabrication is much more complicated, you can do it.
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Originally posted by pantera chris:
Go down to your local auto supply and buy a 12volt tester( about $10.00, You are looking to make sure you have + and - current. I know it is frustrating,but, no spark starts at the positive supply into your box or distributor, or resistor.
Follow the current. No current check your GROUNDS, most of the time, a bad ground will be the culprit. Fabrication is much more complicated, you can do it.


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Originally posted by forestg:
Go to the MSD web page and follow their troubleshooting steps.


MSD instructions tested. No spark. I'm still a little uncertain because I really don't even understand what I'm doing with the electrics. Big Grin
Green and purple wire attached with the jumper and tested also grounding the white wire. No spark from the coil. How do I know is the ignition box or the coil faulty or do I have to buy both to test the system?
Love that front hood work! Nicely done. I might have to do the same thing myself.

And, check all the connections on the electrics (12V and ignition leads). As the other guys have said it's probably as simple as that. Hopefully its a simple fix.
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Originally posted by Michael 1424:
Love that front hood work! Nicely done. I might have to do the same thing myself.

And, check all the connections on the electrics (12V and ignition leads). As the other guys have said it's probably as simple as that. Hopefully its a simple fix.


Yeah, I think so too. The engine has run before so it couldn't be terribly big issue, because the car have been in the garage the whole time.


Thank you all for the positive comments. Hopefully I get the engine running and the car to the paintshop soon so I can really start getting all the pieces together.
A few photos about what's going on at the garage.

Installed those GT5 grills (yeah, the car is full of dirty fingerprints..)





Package from Hall Pantera..



I made the front quarterwindows from polycarbonate. Easier to install the sidemirrors which will be mounted to the glass and bolted through.



The rear declid still needs to be assigned properly in it's place. Installed the new molding to the hole.



Then couple pics of the sidescoops. They are now just put in their place, not attached.







And the great wide ass. I need to take the car out of the garage before the winter to take better pics.




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Originally posted by kim k:
Wow really nice! you just have the fun and easy work left!


I must disagree, because there is still a whole lot money spending ahead Big Grin

Biggest parts on to-buy-list:
- Willwood big brake kit
- Porsche 997 GT3 bucket seats (which I don't know will they fit)
- custom gauges propably from Speedhut
So well.. Some things have happened and some have been delayed.
At least the engine is running. The ignition issue was nothing but a loose wire.
Next thing is to clean the carburetor and the fueltank properly.

Short video of the startup.
More pics coming soon. Trying to make some progress with the interior during the holidays.

Pantera startup
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Originally posted by Camo:
Can't find any discussion about 345/40R17 tires in Pantera? Can they fit or are they way too chubby?


The answer is yes they will fit the GT5 flares you have, but it does depend on what wheel backspace/offset you have chosen and your shock spring/ride height. The stock wheel offsets will accommodate a 345 wide (I run 500 lb springs in rear).
Haven't got motivation for garagedays lately and it's been busy at work also.

Wrapped up the interior firewall today. The middlesection will be removable so you don't have to remove entire interior and rollbar if you need to get hands on the engine.
Bolted the rollbar on it's place. Also tried the shoulderharness on it's place.
Harness are yellow 5-point TRS. 4 inch shoulder and waist belts and camlock release.
The firewall interiorpanel is black leather and black alcantara in the middle. Yellow diamond stitching. Same pattern will continue in doorpanels and headliner.

I took the black Panther outside while the spring is just around the corner here in Finland.






Drivers seat on it's place as well as the 5 point harness just to see the whole picture..



Next the front wheels under construction and purchasing some big brakes.
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Originally posted by tajon:
Any pics of the firewall cover modifications?


Sure, I'll take some, while I'm at the garage next time.

Still not sure how the centercover will be attached, but I think I'll figure out some nice and clean solution Big Grin
My photobank is closed and I'll try to transfer the projectphotos to my new bank soon.

Right now I've had a couple weeks vacation and got something done at the garage.

Made some interior. New doorpanels made from 4mm plywood. Center black alcantara anr surroundings black walknappa leather.





Same thing for the headliner..

Alright. It's been a while again with the Pantera. Got myself a new stupid project with new apartment so the car will stay on hold for a while now. My first goal was to get it on the street this summer but let's face it. It will take another year atleast.

Well I can always buy stuff if there isn't enough time for the garage.
Some progress with the brakes. First I bought Mitsubishi Evo discs. Front 350x32mm and rear 320x32mm.
Today I received a package from Great Britain containing calipers. These are HiSpec calipers with EBC Yellow Stuff pads.














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