I want to know if the roof scoop is functional for air inlet.

I tried to contact them about their blog, but they never responded to my e-mail.

I would love to see more pictures of the build. That is what interests me. I do know about the other thread on this car as well where there are a few more pics.
These guys are just about in my back yard. I guess I should go knocking and see what I can see. Ringbrothers has a great reputation for their Mustang work, and I'd expect similar quality in this car.

I don't know if the roof scoop ever made it into the finished car. Here are some other photos, and it's not there from what I see: http://blogs.hotrod.com/can-th...1.html#axzz2gwg0lniD

I don't personally like the hood scoops, but they may look better in person.

Bottom line: If given a chance, I'd be happy to be seen in that car.
I agree, too each their own!!!

If I don't like cars with wings, should I bash them because someone other than me likes something different.

It is their car, as such, they can do whatever they want with it. Regardless of anyone's opinion.

What they are doing is getting the Pantera LOTS of exposure. And that is always a good thing for the marque...

Flame suit on... hehehehe...
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I agree, too each their own!!!

If I don't like cars with wings, should I bash them because someone other than me likes something different.

It is their car, as such, they can do whatever they want with it. Regardless of anyone's opinion.

What they are doing is getting the Pantera LOTS of exposure. And that is always a good thing for the marque...

Flame suit on... hehehehe...



Exactly - just an opinion Big Grin.

Still, it reminds me of the "lambo-door pantera" and the "audi-R8 pantera" party
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Exactly - just an opinion .

Still, it reminds me of the "lambo-door pantera" and the "audi-R8 pantera"


The difference is you will never see me bashing other peoples cars because I don't agree with what they have done.

My mother taught me "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"

And come on!!! They didn't stray to far from the original look!!! I will be going to sema to check it out for myself.

If I don't say anything, you will have my opinion... Big Grin Wink
The Ring Bros work is top notch for sure. They definitely push the limits in the pursuit to build a one off car. I'm sure the Pantera won't be any different. It will probably not be well liked in the Pantera circle by most. I think it will be a hit with the SEMA crowd though.

To me I see this Pantera and think. If Hall Pantera had built a 2014 Ultra Pantera this may be what it would look like. Of course anybody that met or knew Gary Hall knows he would never approve of a LS engine. Lol...
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I was never a fan of engine make change. Whatever make of engine that came with the car is what I like to see go back in.


I think that point is more valid when an ABC-car has an ABC-engine, home produced. Here we're talking a hybrid from birth, and this is not in my mind a Ford product like e.g the GT40, it's a DeTomaso product. I guess having read about him, he was just looking around for the cheapest decent power? Could just as easily have been a SBC or a Mopar engine?

That said, I don't think you will increase the car's value by shifting engine brand, some will not like it, so you should only do it if you yourself want to try it. I have 600HP the hard way, engine needs looking after quite a bit (which I enjoy), but no doubt a 600HP LS3, when installed and dialled in is a much more stable rocket.

Just my $0.02
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Originally posted by ZR1 Pantera:
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Exactly - just an opinion .

Still, it reminds me of the "lambo-door pantera" and the "audi-R8 pantera"


The difference is you will never see me bashing other peoples cars because I don't agree with what they have done.

My mother taught me "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"

And come on!!! They didn't stray to far from the original look!!! I will be going to sema to check it out for myself.

If I don't say anything, you will have my opinion... Big Grin Wink


I hope you don't think I'm bashing you car. You do what you like to it, it's your car. I really don't care. I just stated what I would have like to see.
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I hope you don't think I'm bashing your car. You do what you like to it, it's your car. I really don't care. I just stated what I would have like to see.

Mark


Hi Mark,

Thanks for saying that, I really appreciate it and I do understand why some folks would prefer a Ford motor. I get so much crap that sometimes I overreact. But I do agree that everyone should do what they want and what makes them happy. That is what freedom is all about. If everyone liked the same thing or had identical cars, it would be very boring.

Again, thanks for your comment. Kind of made my day!

Take care, Scott
Good luck to them on that roof scoop. There's a LOT of structure up in the Pantera roof that may need to be reworked, all (hopefully) without compromising headroom- which is already at a premium for us taller drivers. And in a roll-over accident, the owner may wish they hadn't cut away structure just for styling. As-stock, a Pantera is very survivable.

The cars that actually need a roof intake are the big-block engine swaps like Jr Wilson' Boss 429 Pantera- no matter what you do, the carb intake winds up close to the roofline. LS engines are so similar in size and shape to a Cleveland, I can't see a roof scoop as necessary. After all, they fit in 'Vettes and Z-28s with very low hoods. The LS-7 has a dry sumps with a nearly flat pan to skinny the motor up even more.
But then, modifiers don't much care. '60s customizer Darryl Starbird once cut up an old Maserati GP racer to make a hot rod. Later he found it was the only car made that year.... one guy offered him 6 figures just for the suspension.
I agree a roof scoop is not needed, but it sure is a way of getting cooler intake air charge. I also can understand about the roof structure - good points Jack.

If you can cut a scoop into the roof you should be able to to make it structral as well and not loose head room as it would be over the center of the car?

Looks like the Ring Bros car will be functional with the still capture. It also looks like they really reworked the bulkhead divider for structure too.
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