[DeTomaso] How much has EFI advanced over the past few years?

JFFR pantera at vtc.net
Sat Oct 28 14:55:23 EDT 2017

The block is an aluminum Fontana, which dates back to the early 1980's 
and was used in a lot of sprint cars. The Fontana uses a Cleveland oil 
pan and crank shaft, but has the Windsor design oiling system. The front 
timing cover is like a Windsor, but is made to adapt to the Cleveland 
design oil pan. The cylinders liners are pressed in steel and you can 
bore them to .160. The heads are 100 percent Cleveland (CHI 3V 225cc 
aluminum) and the intake manifold is also CHI 3V, but it is made for the 
Fontana block. This is also a dry tall single plane air gap intake 
manifold. The front of the cylinder heads are drilled out and the water 
lines are routed out to a remote thermostat. The correct term for this 
engine may be a Clevor, but the Fontana block is neither a true Windsor 
or a true Cleveland.

There are other Pantera owners that have a Fontana block in their cars 
and it is an older and well proven engine design.

I don't have a clue as to how to post pictures on this website, but if 
someone could show me a simple way to do it, I would be happy to post 
engine picture photos. I have driven the car with this engine and fuel 
injection system to the last five Pantera Fun Rallies and it ran great 
every time.

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