When I bought my otherwise pretty perfect '74 L a few months ago and drove it the brakes were hard and not much use at all. I read the usual posts "Pantera brakes are not good" so carried on with my life. But I decided that maybe the servo was not good. So I checked the hose in the front and made a vacuum fitting and measured 0 vacuum. Hmm, this was the first indication. So I got under the car and traced the servo pipe along and to my astonishment I found what you see, no hose attached! So the PO had been driving around for 6 years with no servo at all !! Anyway I hooked up a piece of rubber hose to what I then realized had been the blanked off vacuum port on the manifold and on the first test - oh my!! I had proper brakes. So that's the back story.
The question is where should the servo hose route from the end of the metal pipe here. It's all a bit tight for space but I can get a hose up to the fuel tank size and route it that way, but it's close to the headers and I don't like that. What is the proper route for the hose ? or am I missing another hard line section perhaps ? I've got a plan, e.g making up a section of steel tube to route it from this point to the top of the engine bay then fit a rubber hose but would like to hear what people have to say. thanks
oh and I have a modified engine so my manifold had the vacuum port at the trans axle end - not sure if that is standard.