Then smoke started coming out of the glove box, both driver and junior co-pilot nearly sh** ourselves (pardon my French), pulled over, exited car, stress levels at max and I thought "What am I doing?
Why didn't I just trade up for a 430 like I first thought of doing??!!"
Well first classic issue ironed out on the GT4. After my smoking glove box I drove the GT4 home with no lights on for most of the way and "the fear" keeping a firm grip of me with each mile...
Once home I noticed that a bizarre variety of lights didn't work.
1) front fog lights
2) front parking light passenger side
3) rear reg plate light driver side
4) rear parking light driver side
Check on the fuse board showed that all fuses were working correctly. Check on the bulbs in question also showed that the bulbs were all working correctly.
My brother, (thankfully) is an electrician so he set about testing cables for volt readings and such like and in a very short amount of time realised that different fuses were being fed by 1 electrical supply. For example on the 308 GT4 fuse 14 and 15 are both fed by an electrical supply to fuse 14. Because fuse 15 had overheated and melted the plastic surround, it had effectively severed it's supply (from fuse 14) in the process. A little bit of rewiring later and fuse 14 and 15's various functions now work perfectly again!
In any case I am awaiting my Birdman fuse blocks which I will install anyway.
What did make me smile was the fact that at some point in the 70's an Italian engineer made a conscious decision that fuse 15 would control the 4 items above. Where was logic at that meeting.....
Classic Ferrari's, electrics, Italians,... I suppose these things are to be expected.
Anyway the good news is, I'm just back from a 40 minute drive, front fogs on all the time, all other lights working perfectly and no smoke.
Oh and each drive gets better than the one before...