Not much has happened in a month. I'm still waiting to see any progress on my car's body work and paint. It may be a long time before I see any of it, but who knows, it could happen tomorrow. In the mean time, I received the single-pod dash in trade for my harness and gauges. Not a bad trade, and I can recover the dash.
There are several threads on the Pantera International forum I've started:
Weber IDF's and Cain Manifold.
I think Weber carbs are classic. The set of eight stacks on a V8 adds a sense of urgency and rawness. I think I understand the temperamental nature of these systems, but there are some accounts that the IDF's are much easier to use on the street.
Do it yourself upholstery
I may be a nut for thinking that I can do this myself, but I think I will try it. It's a skill that, with some practice and dumb luck, can be learned well enough to be adequate.