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What to do with my Baur?

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by Bigmeat » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:30 am

Thanks for the offer Arshad , I appreciate it.


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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by cobbler2u » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:49 am

I've got brand new rear 1/4 window rubbers for sale if any good to you

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by loentje » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:28 pm

Great job, beautifull baur!!


greetings loentje

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by Bigmeat » Fri May 15, 2015 3:55 pm

As the weather improved we were looking forward to getting the car out and enjoying it. Unfortunately it wouldn't run for more than a few seconds and it turns out the Solex was knackered.

In the end I spoke to Rich at Fritz's Bits and we decided to dump the m10 1.6L and replace it with a 2002 tii 2.0L with twin 40 Webers.

He found me an engine with less than 40k on it and rung me today to say it's in and running and just needs the carbs tweaking a bit.

He's fitted a new diff to cope with the extra power, but we haven't been able to find a 5 speed box for sensible money so that'll have to wait for now.

He's done a front brake/disc upgrade, just waiting for the calipers to arrive early next week.

It's had a full stainless exhaust fitted, and once the cars been on the dyno and set up properly he's going to see how the suspension copes and whether we need to upgrade it or not.

Rich did ring me last week to tell me they'd removed the old engine and opened it up. When they drained it they removed 9 litres of fluid, it seems the car was over fuelling A LOT!
Apparently the bores were quite badly worn and also the (I forget which and I'm not engine minded so can't be sure) cam / crank shaft had more than half an inch of play in it, so it sounds to me like that old engine was pretty shafted... I'm glad we didn't bother just trying to get hold of a new weber and do anything with it.

Anyhow, Rich is hoping to finish the car by next weekend which hopefully means I can pick it up when I go down to Bath for my brothers wedding on Saturday. Fingers crossed.
1979 Baur TC1 - Currently undergoing restoration.

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by Jeroen » Fri May 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Wow, and ready on time to enjoy summer to the max, sounds good!!!! :thumbsup
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by uwbuurman » Fri May 15, 2015 9:09 pm

Nice development! Always good to get a good engine, it'll put a smile on your face when driving it!
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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by 325ixbaur » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:04 pm

Hi Alan,

Just found out the Baur-number of your car: A70954-11. And it was indeed converted. Because it was sold in Germany, by BMW-dealer Fledderlung in Flensburg. That´s just underneath Denmark :)

Gr Jeroen

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Re: What to do with my Baur?

Post by Bigmeat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:58 am

Ah thanks for that. I did try to track down the original owner, I've got all the original paperwork, and his address etc. but a lot can happen in 38 years... I'd love to see some pictures of it as it was.
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