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  1. sue308

    sue308 Karting

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    #1 sue308, Sep 12, 2004
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    I want to see if I can get an idea of different modifications that have been done to 308's. Post your mods here.

    I have done a few things but nothing spectacular:
    Shortend the shifter by 2"
    Compressed the bumbers
    Re"dyed" the interior leather
    applied leather to the rear deck
    Added Subwoofer to footwell and tweeters to dash
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  3. 308 GTB

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    Flux capacitor, Mr. Fusion, twin cooling stacks, and hover conversion.
     
  4. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    LOL..They should have used a 308 instead of the DMC!!
     
  5. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Where'd you find that hover conversion unit? I've been looking everywhere.
     
  6. Matt Morgan, "Kermit"

    Matt Morgan, "Kermit" Formula Junior

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    In all seriosness, that is a FINE job. I am not a big fan of music in 308's so the speaker isn't "my cup of tea", but to each their own (or they would all look the same). I particuarly like the shortened shifter. Did you just cut and rethread it? As they are tapered, I have shyed away from doing that, even though I prefer a short stalk. I have heard that GT4's had shorter shifters, but havent gotten them side by side.
    Other than that, as I specialize in engine modification, I can't give you much input, except go for it!
    Kermit
     
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  8. cavallo_nero

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    Things I have done to my 78 308 GTS Euro:
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    Deep sump oil pan
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    Radiator overflow system
    Borgo Hi comp pistons
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    Upgraded Speakers in doors
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    Aluminum pedal set, aluminum shift ball
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    including removal of side markers and return to original round side markers in front.
    Custom aluminun channel around bottom of euro front spoiler for protection.
     
  9. Dom

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    For my 1975 308 GT4:

    Stebro Exhaust
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    328 Wheels
    Aluminum Pedals from Ultimate Pedals (Bling Bling!)

    Dom
     
  10. Mike C

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    How did you shorten the shifter? Did you put in a GT4 assembly? I know you can't just cut and rethread since they're rolled threads (larger than the base diameter of the shift rod).
     
  11. FasterIsBetter

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    Susan,

    What did you use to redye the leather? It looks really good.
     
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  13. AR!

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    You Dummy! You installed your positron field reverser the wrong way, this is why your Starbro Stasis field doesn´t build up properly and you won´t be able to enter the subspace freeway :)
     
  14. Smiles

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    Do you mean 50 mm? ;)

    Please do tell how you did that!
     
  15. barcheta

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  17. sue308

    sue308 Karting

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    I shortened the shifter when I did the redye on the leather. I just cut it off and rethreaded it. The taper required me to put a thread over the newly threaded portion. Easy stuff and looks (I think) better. The redye was done with Leathereeek. I think I would use something else that is solvent based if I did it again.
     
  18. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Would you explain what you mean by "put a thread over the newly threaded portion"?

    By the way, the shorter shift mechanism out of a 308GT4 is a drop-in replacement for those who don't want to cut their stock shifter. I've got an extra one here (though it needs rechroming) if anyone is interested.
     

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