Work now complete on our 1974 De Tomaso Pantera

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

One of the star attractions of last week’s Classic & Sports Car & Bike Show was our 1974 De Tomaso Pantera.

The engine work is now complete and the car is ready to return home.

The car came to us for a full service, to tighten, loctite the gear linkage and to investigate a misfire. We have replaced the obvious; plugs, leads, rotor arm, distributor cap. The fault was still present. We have now discovered an incorrect push rod fitted which has resulted in the rocker arm breaking.

We have stripped own and crack tested all rocker arms where we have established 3 being cracked.

We have fitted lifters, inlet manifold gaskets, pushrods and 4x rocker arms.

We have also removed offside rear hub assembly, replaced nut and tightened.

The torque has been adjusted to manufacturers recommendation.

Lastly we carried out a full MOT inspection.

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