Restoration Blog

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Airboxes

Ferrari 308 airboxes… simple right? Sadly no. Above is the airbox from a European 308. Dry sump, wet sump, early, late… the same airbox from 1976 until the move to fuel injection in 1980....

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308 Paint Labels

My car needs a new paint sticker to replace one lost sometime in the last 37 years. The question is which one? Scaglietti used four types of paint sticker during the 308’s production and...

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A Sneak Preview…

…of something that I’m currently developing. Owners of early 308s might recognize it. Comment below if you know what it is…

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Library Additions

Two additions to my Ferrari library arrived this week: “Original Ferrari V8” by Keith Bluemel and “Inside Ferrari” by Michael Degni.  Bluemel’s “Original Ferrari V8” is a seminal work, that while not thorough enough,...

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More Videos

It’s been a couple of years since I posted a roundup of videos featuring the Ferrari 308 so I thought I’d post a few more for your enjoyment. Walentin & McKenzie at Kurhotel Skodsborg...

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Replacement Throttle Cable

With the airbox removed it’s easy to see where the throttle cable attaches and where it broke. The cable is still attached to the carburetor linkage at the right-hand side and has broken just...

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Deck Lid Removal

Fitting a new throttle cable requires removal of the air box from a 308 engine which requires removal of the decklid… this is like your Ford dealer having to remove your entire hood to...

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Failed Throttle Cable

The throttle cable broke while accelerating around 5 miles from my home. I managed to recover the car using a ‘bricolage’ hand throttle made with fishing line tied to the carb linkage. Macgyver would...

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Belated Happy New Year

January is almost finished and this is the first blog post of 2018. A case of life getting in the way I’m afraid. Let us go back in October… remember the exhaust leak had...