Some things that I have been trying to locate....

The spark plug wire holder that mounted to the front and right of the carb, to keep the wires off of the jackshaft... Had one but it shipped with a "kit car" that I sold...duh! I'd like to borrow one and copy it. They really aren't much...but I forgot to get the dimensions!

Radio block off plate, for cars that didn't have radios installed yet. Similar to, but not the same as a valve cover emblem castings. I'd like to copy this and modify it to fit over my DIN style radio to cover it.

I would also like to copy the emblem that is on the valve covers, as I am missing one and I know others are too, as they were just glued to the stock Ford tin valve covers.

Just need to come up with someone that does sand castings....

Probably will want more later....!!!
Ciao!
Steve
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Man I hate this getting old thing!

For the spark plug wire thing......I saw it in a recent picture that I saw.....was it on here????? That is what reminded me of it!!!

JMM3: Congrats on being the new owner of #600!!! That is a car that I have no pic's of yet! Hint hint!!!! Where in Nor Cal are you? How far Nor? Smiler

The Goose valve cover castings are sort of pork chop shaped, unlike the rectangular Pantera type..... Mine came with the Pantera version....because the originals are probably road debris somewhere in So Cal or the central valley and all that was ever repop'd was the Pantera version!

Ciao!
Steve
OK, I cannot find the great pic that I saw of the spark plug wire holder! Here is a not so big shot of the engine from 760 that went to the UK a couple of years ago...



You can just make out the small retainer or loom holder to the left of the distributor cap.

Note that this engine came with a stock Ford crank pulley on it! No cast iron thing here! It was original....

Steve
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Originally posted by Mangusta:
Some things that I have been trying to locate....

The spark plug wire holder that mounted to the front and right of the carb, to keep the wires off of the jackshaft...


Steve,

Denis and I were pawing over the Goose today and he looked at this and said that it was what you were looking for an image of. It's just a simple strap, and the wires were not through it until I took this pic, but is what you wanted?

I have other views if it is.

Mark

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Great!. It seems to be mild steel and it is just a flat strap that's 20mm wide. Here's the other side.

By the way, when we were poking around we realized that the passenger-side generator (?) cast bracket from the bell-housing is gone (broken off). That might explain your previous point about my jack-shaft pulley looking different. I don't suppose you have an extra bell-housing sitting in your pile of spares?

Mark

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Mark,

Yes, it would appear that someone removed the RH wing from your bellhousing, but that doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing!

While my alternator is on the outboard RH wing mount, many others, like yours, have the alternator mounted closer to the AC Pump.

On smog pump cars, IIRC, the alternator is extreme RH, with the Air Pump next to the AC Pump........ I have no idea what my engine came with stock (smog or no smog) but it would appear that my wiring is stock (correct ends) and isn't long enough to reach to the other location!!!!

I've tried to come up with a good alternator adjusting bracket other than what I have, but the pictures I've received from others had designs that resemble a different solution for every car almost!!!! Go figure!

So, your pulley may be the only thing that is a variant after all! I have seen single, double, and triple sheave rear pulleys! Typically cast iron...

Steve
I can not speak for the Mangusta as I was just a child when they were made, but when I was working on Panteras, each one was different. You have to remember, deTomaso was a small shop. In Modena, all the real car people worked at Maserati, the F car guys (I was told that I would die if I ever said the other car manufacturer with an i at the end) and Fiat (Yes, they made some parts for cars there when they were not building trucks and farm stuff). Even with the Pantera, all of Ford's designers could not influence the way they were built.
I recall one morning, a Note was written on the time stamp machine, "willie come see me." I went to see my uncle, and he asked me if I thought there was enought room in the right hand drive Pantera. I told him that I do not recall sitting in one. I was greeted by "...you are such a fu..ing american, go see" So I went to the floor where we had one finished right hand drive (Red if I recall). I got in and my left arm hit the hump of the engine cover. I went back and told them, there were several of the draftsmen in the conference room with my uncle. We all walked out and looked, several hours later a "memo" came in English and Italian that we were to saw off part of the cover, and then glue it back on after trimming it and the center console. Funny thing was that it did not say only the right hand drive cars only. At luch everyone asked me what I thought, and I said that I thought we should do only the right hand drive, but the next car went to the US with a cut in the cover and center housing. I am sure someone else told them to stop a while later, so those few cars, summer of 1981 went out different than the others.
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