328 GTS/GTB

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gmarsh

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98 posts

130 months

Sunday 1st December 2013
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Hi, great to see so many separate headings from Ferrari owners, moderns and classics. It would be great to see some comments from fellow 328 & 308 owners as well, or maybe too many have been exported when the pound weakened, so not many left in the UK? My 328 lives in Bristol and is taxed and insured and driven when weather permits and roads salt free in the winter.

Goodsteed

625 posts

168 months

Sunday 1st December 2013
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thumbup Top Lurking.

Would be great to see a readers cars thread.

Aero8

371 posts

268 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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They're just too reliable :-)

The only thing I'm considering is replacement of the soundproofing/firewall at the rear of the engine bay that breaks up as soon as you look at it. Apparently it can be done without engine removal, so I assume from the inside of the car.


FerrariV8

356 posts

176 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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The insulation on a 328 is removed in stages, the top strip underneath the rear window can be pulled off as one piece from one side of the car to the other, you will need to loosen the coil packs to get the last bit off. The insulation on the rear firewall is best done from underneath (unless you have the engine out - as you can then stand in the engine bay!) The rear boot compartment insulation (engine bay side) is a fiddly job regardless - preserverance pays off.

Please note that if you are going to remove the original insulation - that it crumbles badly so make sure you have not left any residue on the exhaust manifolds or on the lower exhaust sleeves before you start the engine.

T.

Aero8

371 posts

268 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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FerrariV8 said:
The insulation on a 328 is removed in stages, the top strip underneath the rear window can be pulled off as one piece from one side of the car to the other, you will need to loosen the coil packs to get the last bit off. The insulation on the rear firewall is best done from underneath (unless you have the engine out - as you can then stand in the engine bay!) The rear boot compartment insulation (engine bay side) is a fiddly job regardless - preserverance pays off.

Please note that if you are going to remove the original insulation - that it crumbles badly so make sure you have not left any residue on the exhaust manifolds or on the lower exhaust sleeves before you start the engine.

T.
My boot compartment material is fine, its the other between bulkhead and engine thats starting to let the rest of the engine bay down. I'm trying to avoid having the engine taken out to do it and I've been told it can be done. Have you done this yourself? Is so what did you replace the original material with?

FerrariV8

356 posts

176 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Most people leave the bulkhead uncovered, there is very little difference with / without to noise in the cabin, there are many adhesive fireproof insulators available, some look original other are foil backed - it depends what you want.

Yes it can be done with the engine in.

And I was not refering to your boot carpet but the rear face of the engine bay (against the luggage compartment) also has the same insulation within a series of triangle shapes - this can also be removed - replaced.

Yes I have done it many times!

T.

Aero8

371 posts

268 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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FerrariV8 said:
Most people leave the bulkhead uncovered, there is very little difference with / without to noise in the cabin, there are many adhesive fireproof insulators available, some look original other are foil backed - it depends what you want.

Yes it can be done with the engine in.

And I was not refering to your boot carpet but the rear face of the engine bay (against the luggage compartment) also has the same insulation within a series of triangle shapes - this can also be removed - replaced.

Yes I have done it many times!

T.
Yes I understand about the boot.. I meant the fireproofing material. Mines untouched, so intend to leave that.

My car is pretty much mint aside from the bulkhead, so I want to put it back as its supposed to be, only I think the original material is no longer available.

Thanks for the info :-) Job for next spring...

Edited by Aero8 on Monday 2nd December 17:44

gmarsh

Original Poster:

98 posts

130 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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Can anyone suggest the best place to fit a fire extinguisher? I don't want to drill anywhere preferably: any ideas please.

FerrariV8

356 posts

176 months

Monday 2nd December 2013
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You can fit an extension bracket that bolts to the seat runner - so it mounts underneath your passengers knees.

I think I have a used one on the shelf which you can have for a pint if you can collect or pay postage plus a pint.

T.

Jonty355

4,423 posts

197 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2013
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I've just bought myself a 308 GTB to go alongside the 355 Spider. Not picked her up yet though but will post pics and comments as soon as I do! Cant wait! Beautiful car!

I borrowed someone 328 GTS the other day. They're such a brilliant car that can still shift. Drove her to Blyton Park circuit and gave her a few hot laps round there along with a Scud and although the scud is brilliantly fast, the 328 was just so much fun to throw about.

It was then so easy to drive on the way home, they just cruise along so nice, probably down to the slightly softer suspension and the bigger profile wheels. They just absorb the poor quality british roads a lot better!

Behemoth

2,105 posts

115 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2013
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Jonty355 said:
I've just bought myself a 308 GTB to go alongside the 355 Spider. Not picked her up yet though but will post pics and comments as soon as I do! Cant wait! Beautiful car!

I borrowed someone 328 GTS the other day. They're such a brilliant car that can still shift. Drove her to Blyton Park circuit and gave her a few hot laps round there along with a Scud and although the scud is brilliantly fast, the 328 was just so much fun to throw about.

It was then so easy to drive on the way home, they just cruise along so nice, probably down to the slightly softer suspension and the bigger profile wheels. They just absorb the poor quality british roads a lot better!
Congrats. I love high profiles on my 14" wheels. Shame there isn't much rubber choice for them. Start a new thread when you get driving. I'd be interested in your 355 comparisons.

M001

1,232 posts

212 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2013
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Aero 8, can you post some more pics of your 328? It looks gorgeous in blue.

Nmj

274 posts

130 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2013
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Jonty355 said:
I've just bought myself a 308 GTB to go alongside the 355 Spider. Not picked her up yet though but will post pics and comments as soon as I do! Cant wait! Beautiful car!

I borrowed someone 328 GTS the other day. They're such a brilliant car that can still shift. Drove her to Blyton Park circuit and gave her a few hot laps round there along with a Scud and although the scud is brilliantly fast, the 328 was just so much fun to throw about.

It was then so easy to drive on the way home, they just cruise along so nice, probably down to the slightly softer suspension and the bigger profile wheels. They just absorb the poor quality british roads a lot better!
carb or injection car ?

Aero8

371 posts

268 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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M001 said:
Aero 8, can you post some more pics of your 328? It looks gorgeous in blue.
Thanks :-) I will try and remember to do it over the weekend.

Forza71

34 posts

198 months

Thursday 2nd January 2014
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Hi,
I purchased my 308 GTB last year and think its a cracker (79' Carb). I've owned a F430 Spider and also a 430 Scuderia previously.
This is raw driving with no real creature comforts and far more rewarding and enjoyable than most cars I've driven as you get a much better 'experience' from a short drive at lower speeds than faster cars at higher speeds (on the road!), in my opinion.

superpippo

169 posts

186 months

Friday 3rd January 2014
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I have a 328 GTS too and a CS and still never get enough of driving the old lady!

Aero8

371 posts

268 months

Wednesday 8th January 2014
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superpippo said:
I have a 328 GTS too and a CS and still never get enough of driving the old lady!
My perfect combination :-)

Bo_apex

1,783 posts

202 months

Sunday 12th January 2014
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Forza71 said:
Hi,
I purchased my 308 GTB last year and think its a cracker (79' Carb). I've owned a F430 Spider and also a 430 Scuderia previously.
This is raw driving with no real creature comforts and far more rewarding and enjoyable than most cars I've driven as you get a much better 'experience' from a short drive at lower speeds than faster cars at higher speeds (on the road!), in my opinion.
^ THIS ^

Many more smiles per mile smile

We took the 308 (QV) to Spa for the Classic, never missed a beat en-route or on the circuit, and you can park it anywhere, greeted by universal smiles.

gmarsh

Original Poster:

98 posts

130 months

Monday 10th March 2014
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Interesting to read the comments under the 'considering a 308, what would £40k buy' thread. I expect that many 308/328 owners and enthusiasts would have noticed the price paid for the Azzuro Blue 1986 328 GTS #62871, 9100 miles, 2 owner car, which was sold at the Arizona RM Auction in January this year for $132000, or roughly £79K. The article in the March edition of Classic Cars mentions a UK 308/328 for sale for £82500 - how long will it be before the best of either version are advertised for £100k plus? And how many 308's and 328's are still in the UK?

Jex

767 posts

112 months

Monday 10th March 2014
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FerrariV8 said:
You can fit an extension bracket that bolts to the seat runner - so it mounts underneath your passengers knees.

I think I have a used one on the shelf which you can have for a pint if you can collect or pay postage plus a pint.

T.
What size of extinguisher would fit? Any idea where you can get the brackets?
Also, any suggestions what to use on the leather to keep it soft?
Thanks
J