Restoration Blog

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...

26359 is back on the road 2

Shakedown

S/n 26359 is back on the road for for a few suspension shakedown tests. The 308 is currently my only three pedal car so the very first impression is that it’s great to be...

Ferrari 308 drivetrain 2

Transmission Oil

The 308’s gearbox sits under the block and shares its lubrication with a set of transfer gears and the limited slip differential. It’s a complicated arrangement due to the transverse mounting of the V8...

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Oil Change

One subject that is constantly discussed without coming to any conclusion is what engine oil to put in a 308. The reality is that our 308s don’t get driven often enough or far enough...

Impact site near anti roll bar bracket 4

Damaged by a previous owner

I know my car had some sort of incident in its past. I’ve written about this before. The body work is totally undamaged and offers no clue as to what happened. The only damage...

Completed shock absorber 0

Rear shock assembly

Step 1: Remove the gaudy QA1 sticker. Lacquer thinner makes quick work of removing the adhesive without affecting the aluminium shock body. Step 2: Remove the shock eye and lock nut. The lock nut...

Ferrari 108294 bushing 0

How much!?!?

Ferrari part number 108294… it’s a small steel tube used as a spacer in the rear anti roll bar drop link. The tube is 34 mm long with an 10 mm inside diameter and...