My diff whines a bit so I pulled it and opened it up today. My diff didn't have the metal tag with the ratio stamped on it, so I counted the teeth on the gears. 43 on the ring, 11 on the pinion = 3.91. Did any 323i ever come with a 3.91 open diff?
Correct, all 323i's were 3:45.
I have a small case 3.45 e36 lsd in my garage. I wonder if I can swap internals.
I couldn't help but notice what a nice collection of vehicles you have. Is that Baur listed in the Baur Registry?
What number is it?
I am curious to find how many Baurs there are in the US. I have one here in CT, I know of at least one in NY, you are in New Jersey, a couple in Philly, a Dietel Baur in VA, three or so in Atlanta area, there was one in Beaufort, SC for sale recently .... several that I am aware of on the West Coast... and of course a very famous one in Alaska (Hi Jeff) .... I am not aware of another Baur in CT (there was one in Mystic, but it was sold to the Philly area this year) ... or even another in New England, ---- and there may be a few--- but I just don't have the info.
It has been estimated that there are 25 in US... although there are probably more. Jeroen (Netherlands) estimates that there are 10% of the original production of 4595 Baurs left in existence. Very hard to figure how many of those were brought to the US, and how many remain on the road, after at least 27 years, minimum.
Also very hard to do a trace, since, as gray market cars, many 323i are registered simply as 320i's, and many Baurs may or may not be registered as convertibles.
So I am interested in any info you may have. Thanks.
I don't mean to hijack this thread, so if any info is forthcoming I will move it to a new thread.
Last edited by tomscat1; 11-28-2010 at 10:13 PM.
1982 323i Baur, 1977 320i (carbed),
1978 320i (parts)
1991 325ix 5 speed, 1989 325ix (winter),
1989 325ic (summer)
1973 2002 Malaga (with frosting)
1975 Mercedes W115 300D (The Departed)
the late 1979 323i Euro (project, Now Departed)
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Last edited by joey79; 11-29-2010 at 03:46 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Just updated my excell-sheet: 401 TC1. And these are the cars I know to be in the US (that's the only way to find out how many there are: to count them ):
70471 323i ("Dietel")
72565 323i (ex Michael Baur, wrecked)
74587 320i (US-model!)
So that are 29 cars.