Restoration Blog

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Alignment (Part 4)

After dialing in the camber settings, the next job was to set the toe-in.  The same Tenhulzen equipment is used for the toe measurement but now the two plates are placed against each wheel...

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Alignment (Part 3)

Remember I said camber adjustment on the 308 is a pain… Well, it really proved to be exactly that. I went back and measured the wheel that was previous -1.95° and found it had...

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Alignment (Part 2)

Lots of websites describe camber, how to measure it and how to change it but very few seem to actually discuss why one car’s recommendation might be for 0° but another car calls for...

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Alignment (Part 1)

My car was in need of an alignment. I had not had one performed since replacing all the bushes and lowering the car last year. After lowering, it drove pretty well and tracked straight...

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A quick run

Driving this car just makes me happy… and I don’t think it is just the fumes. It’s partly the sound. With a free-breathing airbox, the Maranello orchestra has gained a whole new section. On...

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Car Collecting Podcast

Today, I had the pleasure of listening to a new car collecting podcast from Chris Harris (of Octane, /Drive and Top Gear fame) and not just because it heaped praise on one of my...

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Glidden Salchi Labels Available

Reproductions of all types of Glidden-Salchi and Salchi paint labels are now available from this website. These are correct for 308 models from 1975 to around 1981/1982 when the factory switched to Glasurit paint....

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$1400 detail (just one panel!)

The rear-end of my car has always shown its age so time for some $$$$ cosmetic surgery. The rear end had numerous issues. The first and most important is the state of the lights...

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Rear Badge Renovation

The rear badges have not been taken off of the car in the 9 years of my ownership and they were looking decidedly the worse for wear. The 308 logotype, in particular, was dirty...

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Rear light removal

Removing the rear lights on the 308 is an easy task with the right tools.  Because of the inordinately long threaded stud on the back of the light, the trick is to find a...