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I've heard of modifications to allow parking light operation without having the headlight assemblies in the up position. I was wondering if early 308s were unique. My 1976 308 GTB allows for this operation. I also have headlight flashing function.

The light stalk has three positions:

The uppermost position is OFF. Turning the knob turns on the parking lights. Pulling on the stalk with the parking lights on flashes the headlight. The headlight assemblies stay up for as long as you hold the stalk back. Releasing the stalk retracts the headlights

With the parking lights on, moving the stalk down to the middle position turns on the dipped beams and the headlight assemblies go up. Pulling back on the stalk in this position does nothing.

Moving the stalk to its lowest position turns on the main (high) beams. Pulling back on the stalk adds the dipped beam filaments to the main beams.

I've also heard that instrument cluster lights tend to be dim in 308s. I guess it's a matter of preference as mine seem to be fine. I generally dim instrument lights off the maximum setting.

Barry
 

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for your reply. I know there have been no modifications made to my light stalk. Although my build sheet indicates a USA Version, there are some European/Australian elements. The light stalk function might be one example. The holes in the airbox for the Firing Order Plate (no plate was ever mounted) might be another. Finally, the rear exhaust valance is a three-piece valance with a detachable black metal center section. My car came with an Ansa muffler installed and the original muffler in a canvass cover separately. As the Ansa muffler pipes sit high, the center section of the valance was removed and stored in the luggage compartment. The 1976 parts manual shows this set-up for AUS cars and a single-piece valance for the USA version. Mine is a low-profile valance, different than the larger grilled valance of later carburetted 308s. There is just one elongated oval slot in the center section.

This might account for these added functions of my light stalk. I'm curious as to how other early 308s are set up. Magoo, how does your work?
 
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