Restoration Blog

Leaking Ferrari 308 exhaust header 0

Exhaust leak found

The exhaust leak causing the loud tick, tick, tick, tick has been found. I was expecting a loose header or failed gasket letting exhaust gasses escape from the head. What I was hoping not...

Ferrari 308 Maintenance 4

Running Rough

After the last breakfast drive, I noticed the car was running a little rough. It had picked up a minor missfire/stumble at idle. The car was also starting to crackle and pop more than...

Missing spark plug insert 0

Lemons into Lemonade

I have new spark plugs for the Ferrari but I can’t find my old spark plug socket and my new spark plug socket does not fit down the hole in the 308’s cam cover....

Ferrari 308 Frunk Latch (US version) 0

 Help – I can’t open the frunk

There are few things more harrowing for a 308 owner than pulling the cable release for either the front or rear compartments and having them not open. If you are lucky, the backup cable...

Ferrari 308 assembly number on frunk frame 4

Something new everyday

I discovered today that the assembly number is also stamped on the front trunk (frunk) frame of a Ferrari 308. Ferrari used the assembly numbers to ensure that parts fettled and modified for a...

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QuickJack Part 3

I found after doing all the work, I didn’t have to make the center sections of the ramps removable for the 308. It’s a little unusual in that the jacking points (actually the chassis...

Homemade ramps for Ferrari 308 and QuickJack 0

QuickJack Part 2

As I found out after their assembly, the QuickJack lifting platforms are too tall to slide under my 308 now that I have lowered it. So I needed to build some ramps I could...

QuickJack unpacked 0

QuickJack part 1

I wanted a lift to help me with the maintenance and restoration of 26359. The problem was always a small garage with restricted height at a location that made delivery of any heavy duty...

Ferrari 308 breakfast 0

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

My 308 has both Jekyll and Hyde characters. I say my 308, because I suspect all 308s drive a little differently. Being hand-built cars they will have had some natural variance when built which...

Buy one, get one half off. 0

Male Logic

Did you ever hear your mother or maybe wife, say that by spending more money, she was actually saving money? Typically with the ‘buy one, get one half price’ type of deal. I noticed...