Philco's Baur

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Philco's Baur

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Time to reveal what Fritz has been busy with for the last two years!
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She's got leather recaros door cards and rear seat etc and the alloys speak for themselves.
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Stainless exhaust & manifold and an E30 325 engine (auto)


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Looks like Richard and his compadres did a nice job! Definitely calls out for more photos and it must be great fun to drive her after such a long time!
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Looks good :thumbsup
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Jeroen wrote:Looks like Richard and his compadres did a nice job! Definitely calls out for more photos and it must be great fun to drive her after such a long time!
They did a great job but the fun to drive part...Yes but no. It's a looker of course and the leather interior & new carpet makes it comfy but the auto box seems to have been a mistake (Richard did warn about it sucking power but I had no idea it would leach so much). The idea was to make the car easily driveable for "her indoors", but I suppose I knew all along the car was more mine than hers - so I ought to have chosen the powerplant/gearbox specs more wisely. Now it will be costly to put right.
Its not been an easy car to get right and I still suspect it needs brake calipers rebuilding and a new brake master cyl. Fritz have fought an uphill battle to get her roadworthy (it needed lots of welding and if I'd found a better car from the outset I'd have saved £££'s - a fact Richard pointed out to me from the beginning).
Aaaanyway, that's E21 fever for you - more photos in a while.
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very nice
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Well and if you're really fed up with the auto box a conversion isn't that much hassle. It's a days work but not impossible!
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