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323i racer 2.7L
Owner: Tricord
In registry since: Sunday, Apr 9th 4:56pm.
Year: 1981
Location: Belgium

myersport   Posted Sunday, Aug 15th 6:40am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Member
Post nr. 17
   
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
Tri-
I wouldn't reccomend the 3.91 with a stroker. I had the same setup and found several drawbacks-
1-spent all of first gear spinning tires and sliding around, even with limited slip
2-spent more time shifting than accelerating
3-anything more than 80 mph relegated to 5th gear

I changed to a 3.64 limited slip and am much happier. Strokers have too much torque to make use of steep gears, and the 3.64 seems to make very good use of the 2.7's flexible power curves.

Tricord   Posted Sunday, Aug 15th 11:06am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 668
   
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
Thanks for the heads-up, myer.

There has been a slight change of plans due to the unavailability of a five speed gearbox. I'm going to keep the stock diff (3.45) with a four speed gearbox for now. I have been passenger in another race 323i with this setup and it seemed to run quite well. I'll have a more powerful engine so it should be alright.

titanica73   Posted Friday, Mar 10th 1:05am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 11

serbia
bmw e21 323i
very good car,i like your type of rims.are they from hartge?

titanica73   Posted Friday, Mar 17th 3:12am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 18

serbia
bmw e21 323i
Yours rims are funtastic,your e21 looks much younger!

kpeters   Posted Tuesday, Apr 11th 6:15am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 720
   
San Jose, Costa Rica
1981 320/6 Kastanienrot-Metallic 5spd
That's a nice ride! I can imagine how great the sound of the engine is when the solex opens second stage with that 2.7! I can also imagine how un-economical it is

BTW: 25 is my racing number also!

Tricord   Posted Wednesday, Apr 12th 11:31am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 936
   
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
kpeters wrote:
That's a nice ride! I can imagine how great the sound of the engine is when the solex opens second stage with that 2.7! I can also imagine how un-economical it is

Actually, last track day I stuck the second stage barrels open with some zipcord thingy, they're always open now

Tricord   Posted Saturday, Jun 3rd 5:26pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 952
   
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
The car should be back on the public road by November. It'll be 25 years old then, and I can get registration for cheap and without tech inspection (it wouldn't pass any of the tests I think )

It'll be crazy to have the stroker on the road, the torque is just addicting. Can't wait to take it for a spin round the block rather than a spin round the track..

This summer there is a track day planned in Assen (NL) and Zolder (BE). Not sure about Spa-Francorchamps (BE) yet. We'll see.

giorgis_e21   Posted Friday, Aug 18th 5:44pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 8
   
athens,greece
bmw e21 3.16
nice car i agree about the rims they look good

roninjaune320   Posted Wednesday, Aug 23rd 3:08pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1

Romania, Bucharest
1979 e21 m20 modif. 2.7 liter
Your E21 looks fantastic. Where could I find that BBS front spoiler? I don't mention the rims. Just restore it and keep it until the E21 is accepted and priced as a genuine collection car...

Tricord   Posted Sunday, Aug 27th 12:05pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 994
   
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
Next track day is friday 1st of September. If you're in the neighborhood, pop in and come have a look

If not, expect some pictures of the event on the website.

Tricord   Posted Tuesday, Aug 29th 1:30pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 995
   
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
Got a new set of Dunlop slicks in today!

I wonder how they will compare with the Michelin set I had earlier. Supposedly, the Dunlop compound is a little less soft and so more durable. We'll see friday


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