Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coyote in Pantera Spotted!

Yes, it's true!  I'm excited to see this progress.  I would love to put a Coyote 5.0 or a new Boss Coyote in #1998.

See it here:

Check out the second page for 180 degree headers.

I'm going to attempt to contact the guy doing it and get the scoop.  I just didn't want to be the first one if I did do it.  The Cleveland will make more power under the curve, but won't be as reliable as this motor will be for sure.  Not to mention the power adders that could be employed easily...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Light Bar Removal

I received a headlight bar removal kit from Gary Walker the other day.  The old adage of "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" is definitely relevant to the Pantera's headlight-raising steel tube and gearbox system.  However, I needed a solution that required a little more adjustability and the stock headlight-raising system was not going to work without serious modifications.  A little background:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Blue Car and Music Video link

Here are a couple pictures of the "preferred" color on Ron's Pantera:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ron McCall's Blue #1889

I have been debating on several car colors lately.  I have finally narrowed by choices down, but I'm going to think about it for a while.  Here's a car color I like on the Pantera, and may choose:

Ron McCall's Blue #1889

I wanted a red car originally but have since changed my mind.  Several Pantera parts vendors have said that red is the most common color by far, with yellow close behind.  I don't want to be one more in the crowd.  Ron's car color is "Arrival Blue", common on GM cars.  I saw a paint chip at TK Customs and loved it, but realized that it's a metallic color with pearl and aluminum flake.  I'm normally not a blue fan, but I appreciate a nice solid blue, which this is nearly 99%.  There is less than one percent violet in it, but I'm told that the violet helps prevent it from having a greenish tint.

Ron's car has some really classy Halibrand-style wheels, probably with lugnut covers and spinners.  I like the wheels for sure, but I'll probably go for a 5 or 7-spoke gray center/polished rim wheel.  Notice that the car has 180 degree exhaust tips coming through the AC condenser opening under the rear license plate.  I won't be using 180 degree headers since I'd prefer to keep the AC where it is supposed to be.

Pictures courtesy the Provamo Registry with permission from Ron McCall.