26359 Lives Again!

OK, the exclamation point is probably overkill and the title a little clickbaity… Guilty as charged. It was not really a surprise that the car started without too much drama. Overall, this car has been very reliable and has never failed to start in the 11 years I have owned Read more…

Deck Lid Removal

Fitting a new throttle cable requires removal of the air box from a 308 engine which requires removal of the decklid… this is like your Ford dealer having to remove your entire hood to change your spark plugs. Ridiculous but unfortunately necessary (on my car – see update at the Read more…

Failed Throttle Cable

The throttle cable broke while accelerating around 5 miles from my home. I managed to recover the car using a ‘bricolage’ hand throttle made with fishing line tied to the carb linkage. Macgyver would have been proud!  The throttle cable runs from the throttle pedal, backwards through the space between Read more…