The Pantera Place
"Your de Tomaso Connection"
1959-60 de Tomaso Isis Formula Junior
By Mark Drastal
The photos show chassis #8 in various stages of repair and re assembly. November 2010 thru March 2011.
1. 1100cc Fiat engine with two twin choke Weber DCOA3 carbs, 4-speed transaxle
2. #8 of a total eight cars built.
3. Aluminum body over tube frame
4.15” magnesium Amadori wheels
Wheel bolts (not studs) were made by hand on a lathe. The bolts are not true and wobble as they are inserted!
The 4-speed transaxle is upside down, so the gear pattern is reversed and upside down; so, first gear is where 4th should be, 2nd gear where 3rd should be and so on. First gear is non-syncro, the others are synchronized. The shifter is on the driver’s right.