Happy New Year Everyone

Happy New Year to everyone who follows my restoration blog. Wishing you a happy, healthy and fun Ferrari-filled 2017.

Ferrari 308 photographed by Isaac Brook26359 as photographed by Isaac Brook 

Progress has been slow this year. I decided to refit my garage in April to be more efficient but only after I had already removed my car’s suspension for a full renovation of shocks and bushes. (It would have been much smarter to do them in the other order!)

So work on the car stopped while work continued around it on my side of the garage. And that work was slow because the Ferrari was there in the middle of it all.

Ferrari 308 restoration garage

Garage restorations continued around the Ferrari

That side of the garage is now basically finished and indeed, working on the car is now more efficient than before. So Ferrari work is progressing again now but until my next update, here’s a funny story…

Couple not talking

Her Diary Entry

Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn’t say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, “Nothing.” I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.

On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can’t explain his behavior I don’t know why he didn’t say, “I love you, too.”

When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent.

Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About five minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep — I cried. I don’t know what to do. I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.


His Diary Entry

Ferrari won’t start…can’t figure out why.


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. More than a hint of truth in that story.

Happy New Year everyone!

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5 Responses

  1. Tara says:

    Love the story – great posts as always!

  2. Kris says:

    Funny story!

  3. SBDaytona says:

    Great site – thanks for posting all the details on your 308 rolling restoration. I have an early euro dry sump 308 that is going to get similar treatment. I don’t want to take the car off the road for two years and do every nut and bolt. Like you, I would rather do it in smaller projects and enjoy driving it in between. Your posts are very helpful. I was wondering if the dash could be done without pulling the windscreen – and now I know! Many thanks SB

    • David says:

      SB, congrats on the dry sump Euro – the 308 in its purest form. Enjoy it in good health! Thank you for the kind words. David.

      • SBDaytona says:

        Thanks David, very happy to have found an early dry sump 308 (before the prices went crazy) but it is very much a rescue mission. The car barely ran and the cosmetic need to be seen to be believed. The car was painted in an open car port with rattle cans. It looks to be basically sound but is as ugly an example as you will ever see. The good news is that the improvement will be huge. Take care and thanks again for all the help. Best wishes SB

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