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Old 05-20-2019, 09:37 PM
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Isn't is fun trying to dry all those louvers before they water spot?

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Isn't is fun trying to dry all those louvers before they water spot?

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I use my leaf blower to dry off my cars after a wash. Gets all the water out of the little nooks and crannies. Wife thinks Iím cleaning the yard....win win!

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Isn't is fun trying to dry all those louvers before they water spot?

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Wow that was a PIA. I tried to be careful with the water, but noooo. Actually, I got a Wayne CariniI ďMaster BlasterĒ blower for Christmas to deal with that, but I havenít gotten around to getting it out there yet!

Of course I posted the pic at FChat and got the lectures about never putting water on your car. Whatever, man.
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...Of course I posted the pic at FChat and got the lectures about never putting water on your car. Whatever, man.
They melt even faster than Corvettes when they get wet?
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They melt even faster than Corvettes when they get wet?
Apparently.
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Of course I posted the pic at FChat and got the lectures about never putting water on your car. Whatever, man.
Drive it and enjoy. Some of the guys there (and here . . . and on every forum) are awful.
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OK, so I posted I was looking for a spaghetti car here awhile back. I was thinking Pantera, but I decided instead on a 308 Ferrari and I bought this one at Barrett Jackson on Friday.

Some of my Barrett threads have been surprisingly generating a lot of 308 buying posts, so Iím starting this thread on my non- Corvette buy. Iíll post a few pics from the auction tent and catch up once I get it delivered and I can get more pics and info. In the meantime, this is where we can chat about it if you are interested.






Great looking car! Congrats!


Tell me about the wheels please. What brand are they? Where can they be purchased?


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Thanks!

They are HRE racing wheels, I think #505, 16”. They fit the car well.

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Well, next week starts the 308 upgrade.

The motor gets a crankshaft from a 360 (drops right in), and 85 MM bore cylinder liners, larger valves, head porting and larger cams, all in the original block.

that comes out to 3586 CC, or 3.6L. And 115- 120 extra HP over stock. Too bad that 360, 5 valve heads won't fit, that upgrade would be worth another 75 HP if it could be done.

It will be like having a matching numbers 327 punched out to 383.

Along with rebuilding the gearbox,and master cyl and PB booster. The suspension has already been all gone through.

Wanna race?

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Might be worth bumping to a 328 trans with the extra power. My friend is finishing up a few 308 TT cars currently (has done multiple 348 and 355 TT builds) and beefing up the trans is a requirement to handle the significant power gain.

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Maybe for racing use.

The stock gearbox can handle 400 HP with no problem. The transfer case from the clutch output shaft, to the gear box can be upgraded easily.

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Well, next week starts the 308 upgrade.

The motor gets a crankshaft from a 360 (drops right in), and 85 MM bore cylinder liners, larger valves, head porting and larger cams, all in the original block.

that comes out to 3586 CC, or 3.6L. And 115- 120 extra HP over stock. Too bad that 360, 5 valve heads won't fit, that upgrade would be worth another 75 HP if it could be done.

It will be like having a matching numbers 327 punched out to 383.

Along with rebuilding the gearbox,and master cyl and PB booster. The suspension has already been all gone through.

Wanna race?

Doug
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Woohoooooo.

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