Monthly Archive: November 2013

Ferrari 308 throttle pedal parts 0

Anatomy of a throttle pedal

My throttle pedal was sticking a little so with the carpet out I thought it would be the right time to disassemble it, clean it and replace the bearings. Quite a lot of parts...

Ferrari 308 center vent flaps 0

Crusty old flaps

I can’t really put anything back together knowing that a part of it is not working as new. With renovations like this, that means simple jobs grow and grow as I find more and more...

Ferrari 308 interior lined acoustic damping 4

Lining the interior

With interior out of the Ferrari I can fit a Hushmat acoustic/thermal liner. Invented to improve the audio response of vehicles with ‘large’ stereo systems, it works pretty well on older vehicles to remove...

Ferrari 308 indicator stalk reassembled 0

On a roll…

Fresh from my success sourcing Land Rover bolt caps for my Ferrari’s interior I decided to tackle my wayward headlight stalk. When the lights of the Ferrari are on, the headlight stalk is unfortunately...

Ferrari 308 seatbelt covers 1

Land Rover Parts in a Ferrari?

The original covers for the seatbelt bolts had long since deteriorated and cracked. They are no longer available so replacements had to be sourced from another vehicle – in this case a Land Rover...

Ferrari 308 rear heater switch 1

Ford Parts in a Ferrari?

My rear window heater switch needs to be refurbished. As you can see the chrome is peeling off the bezel. This switch is a bit of an anomaly. Only the US models had them...

Ferrari 308 dashboard electrics 0

Italian electrics…. meh

The source of the burning smell inside my car every time I turned on the headlights was revealed when I removed the dashboard. My Italian electrics where slowly burning my tachometer 😮

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Off to the upholsterers

Everything covered in leather or vinyl was removed and transported up to Hudson Valley Auto Interiors. The seats will be recovered in AutoLux leather  to factory specification in the original colour of VM 3218...

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You can call me #798

Ferrari manufactured the V8 engines for the 308 model and performed the final assembly in its factory at Maranello. However, the body of the Ferrari 308 was built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti across the road from Ferrari using chassis supplied...