Category: Restoration

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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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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...

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Spool complete

After a few weeks testing and some time under a hot engine cover, I’ve changed out the prototype spool to a final, finished version using the same internal sprung reel. Reproduction 3D printed spool...

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So Close…

Everything was in place to have my engine lid mechanism working again. I had remanufactured the retractable spool. I had found a supplier for the long-unavailable center rod. I had ordered a new, stronger...

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Spray, scrub, rinse, dry, repeat

With the airbox off the car, I’d be remiss if I didn’t do some detailing on the engine. There are a couple of things to be concerned about when detailing the engine of an...

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Repainting the Airbox

After cleaning out the inside of the airbox and removing all the restrictions, the outside was looking quite sad. Time for a new coat of wrinkle-finish paint. Wrinkle-finish paint is remarkable stuff… you spray...

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De-restricting the Airbox

With the airbox off the car, I was able to remove the airflow restriction that Ferrari had saddled my car with at the factory as a US-spec carburettor car. The US airboxes have a...