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Finally.. new 1978 308 GTS owner... :-)

Discussion in '308/328' started by Doogie, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Ricambi America

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    yeah, maybe just a call would be appropriate? you need the drop in filter 95180050

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  3. Doogie

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    How's THAT for customer service!! Simple phone call !! I know who I'll be getting all my stuff from! Thanks Ricambi America!
     
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  4. Doogie

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    Wow.. just received an email with the confirmation of the Fuel filter being shipped! I haven't even called Ricambi yet! WOW!
     
  5. jimangle

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    Congrats on the purchase and beginnjng of your 308 gts experience! They are great cars!
    Jim
     
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  6. Doogie

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  8. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    This is cool,congrats!
     
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  9. QV308

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    Re. the winking headlamp, there are many past FChat posts to reference. Common things to look at: relays, headlamp assy actuator linkage issues (worn, loose, out of adjustment etc), headlamp motor diodes, column switch, and condition of your relay board (and grounds).

    e.g. https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/diode-location-headlamp-motor-please.183786/
     
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  10. Doogie

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    Thanks! That's a great link, I appreciate it! Doogie
     
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  11. Doogie

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    First Start! Only ran for a total of about 4 minutes, but very happy! I get some "spittle backfire" through the carbs every now and again, so I'm sure the carbs need to be tuned... but for now I'm very happy!
     
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  13. miketuason

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    That sounds sweet Douglas!
     
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  14. 308 milano

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    I think I just fell in love with carb cars! That sounds terrific and put a big smile on my face. Thanks for posting!
     
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  16. Doogie

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    Nov 19, 2015
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    So, making pretty good progress (I think). I have the car home in my garage now, running better each start. I get a LOT of 'spittle' backfire out of it, trying to sort that out.. I did find the Left Rear carb vacuum hose not tight (huge air leak) and that made it run better. I put the air box on and took it for a ride today and well. here are the results... still much to be sorted (listen carefully as I back the car over the curb, you can hear the suspension is really loose)... But all in all, a very fun day!


     

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