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Baur rebuildathon - ON THE ROAD

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Post by drjim » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:55 pm

How do you adjust the front height of the bonnet? I think I know how to adjust the rear, but it's the front that's most wrong.


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Post by Reck » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:41 am

Congrats! Awesome work. :)

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Post by gerrit323 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:32 am

Nice to see another one roadworthy again .. enjoy :!:
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Post by drjim » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:58 pm

Spare wheels left at National tyres for a set of Avon tyres fitting (guy offered Barum at first, but for an extra fiver a wheel I'd rather have a brand I've heard of!). Sadly the trackday used tyres on the car at the moment have one unevenly horribly worn, one which is not sealing against rim following the spinny stones in rim incident, one with cut in sidewall - so basically the whole set is goosed. New tyres going on the ex Arshad/Jeroen BBS-alikes, and MIMS can be re-tyred for the next trackday.

Stereo installed, microphone cable run up around windscreen rubber, speakers in but unable to fit the grille on the passenger side as the edge of the glovebox will foul it - need to unfasten the glovebox and cut back the edge so the speaker grille will fit, far more important than the edge of the glovebox!

Also put some countersunk head screws in to hold the front targa panel seal strip in, the ones I had when I put it together had raised heads, and the roof wouldn't quite shut properly.

Tomorrow it'll be going to the tyre shop to have the new wheels/tyres put on (driving on 3 MIMS and a steelie spare today), plus get wheel alignment done.


Murran asked about niggles - I definitely have one. Sometimes when I press the brake pedal it's very light and the brakes aren't there, pump pedal once and they work fine. I suspect this is a knackered Master cylinder, I have a spare off the slug, but might be best to just get a new one if it is at fault - I like brakes that work properly! Also behaves in an interesting way when I floor it from the lights, strange sideways lurch when I lift off, but I suspect that's the mismatched and wrong pressured tyres - will report back tomorrow!
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Post by e21-Mark » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:38 am

New master cylinder on eBay Jim at £129 iirc

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Post by arshad76 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:56 am

Maybe I just need to get used to the Mahle's on my car, but the MSW's looked nicer IMHO! I liked them over other MSWs I've seen, because of the plain silver faces, polished rims and BMW badges.

Ah well gone to a good home and want to see them with the new tyres on. Oh and first refusal if you do get bored at some later date, until I get a bigger house like yours and/or a dedicated workshop!
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Post by drjim » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:32 am

Tyres on, tracking done - all fine.

Good test drive this evening, drove to the Man City V Swansea match, parked in a field (40 minutes to get out after the match!) and drove home in poring rain.

Positive - no leaks, breaks traction in first three gears if you try.

Negative - made a clunk when I hit a pothole, and after that the near side rear tyre rubbed the arch on acceleration or bumps. Either the cut down springs can't cope with a large adult passenger (plus large driver!), or one is broken. Also the brake pedal is very variable so a new M/C as well as springs may be in order.
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Post by mr edd » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:13 pm

jim ...The bonnet lock behind the front grill is mounted on slotted holes so the front edge of the bonnet can be adjusted .Also the rubber stoppers at the front corners of the bonnet should be adjustable to keep both corners the same height...edd..
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Post by drjim » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:00 pm

Thanks for that Edd, 5 mins with the spanner out of the toolkit and it's looking a lot better already.

Drove to tescos to do some shopping, brakes are really strange - first press of pedal nothing, pump it once and release then it works fine. Sometimes it just works fine but you never know what you are going to get. Found the booster/MC assembly off the slug so will swap that onto it on Monday.

Tyre rubbing issue - realised the old Toyo's were 195/45/15 - got them off Gonzo years ago - new Avons are 195/50/15 and have a squarer edge than the toyo's which have hardly any tread left and have been thrashed on several trackdays since new so are not the original shape around the outer edge of the tread :D On further inspection it is the edge of the arch that's rubbing, and it did it with a case of beer in the boot and my 3 year old daughter in the passenger seat, so I need to roll the arches if the new stiffer springs don't resolve the problem.

So at the moment the car is effectively off the road again as I don't want to ruin a brand new tyre. Waiting for the springs to arrive.
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Post by arshad76 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:28 am

Place in Wigan can do the rolling, they did all four for about £60
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Post by drjim » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:13 pm

Well chaps I fitted the new gear linkage bits today, Murran did the brakes and springs last SUnday. Brakes are consistent every time now, and the tyres don't rub on acceleration. Feels very floaty above 70mph, but I suspect that's normal. Just need to get the paint polished/touched up now, then it's upgrade time!

Roof off today for the amazing sunshine, 80's rock on the stereo, brilliant!
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Post by Jeroen » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:59 pm

Yeah great! What a weather to enjoy a Baur, too!
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Post by e21-Mark » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:14 pm

I used to love my old Baur on a hot & sunny day.

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Post by drjim » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:35 pm

I had rock radio or as it is now called Real XS on the stereo. They played whitesnake, clapton, bon jovi and acdc while I was driving around for the first time after fixing the linkage. Hot sunshine and proper 80's tunes is what I always imagined it was about. Baur convertibles are the way forward chaps!


Every time I drive one of my old Beemers I ponder what the first owner did with it, I bet whoever owned my Baur from new had the roof down in the sunshine, so the choice of tunes is just icing on cake!

I'll be driving it all weekend, back to the focus next week. Shaun the paint man will do the paint stuff the week after next, all ready for winter hibernation.
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Post by e21-Mark » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:31 pm

A few more pics please Jim?

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