Astral Tweeks

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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 14 Jun 2011 09:04 pm

Hi Dub.
Nice work there mate. You seem to have put a lot of efort in. sm23
I have had enough of gearboxes for a while after doing the five speed conversion on the mk1.
Cheers Mark. sm4

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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Evoman » 15 Jun 2011 12:18 am

nice one! thinking of doing this soon (ish) so this maybe helpful :) going back to the exploded midbox, there was a 240 that came into the garage i used to work at, exactly the same had happened, petrol fumes had biult up inside and booooooom!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Nimminz » 19 Jun 2011 10:02 am

I did this not long ago too, the kit really is spot on!

You were much better prepared than me, i had no torque wrench or filler plug remover tool lol. managed fine though and it hasn't leaked yet!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 26 Jun 2011 07:11 pm

A small update!

I swapped both my ghey grey bumpers for MCHUDDS 91 LE 340's black with red pinstripe bumpers.

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I took off the rear ghey grey bumper with attached towbar, and realised it weigh's absolutely load's so it's not going to be put back on...EVER (cant believe i drove around with all that weight for so long). I did'nt get any pic's of dismantling the towbar / rear bumper which is regrettable as many have asked on the forum how to remove rear bumper's, but anyway this is it off the car!.

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really weigh's an incredible amount this tow bar so i am anticipating better fuel consumption and less weight over the back wheel's which can only be good.
And this is the new look for Astral, the darker bumper's and red pinstripe seem to compliment the red paintwork better, i think these style bumper's were fitted to later 90, 91, 340's, and/or redline 340's although i could be wrong on that score!.

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I think it is a small improvement over the grey one's that were on it, any member's opinion's, comment's are welcome as alway's. Thank's V3M 'er's
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by volvosneverdie » 26 Jun 2011 07:34 pm

Dude, that looks so right.
Good call. Really good call.

Theres not many cars that look good at standard height, but red ones seem to carry it off. Yours and Evomans spring to mind.

Kepp it oot of the way of the troubles dude!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Evoman » 26 Jun 2011 08:33 pm

Looks spot on!! big improvement

btw cheers vnd but i washed it today and the car washer soap seemed to remove ALL the polsih
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by volvosneverdie » 26 Jun 2011 08:42 pm

Evoman wrote: btw cheers vnd but i washed it today and the car washer soap seemed to remove ALL the polsih
Re-apply polish? :lol:
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Evoman » 26 Jun 2011 08:54 pm

Im going to, but you should see it, its hangingn
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Nimminz » 26 Jun 2011 09:19 pm

looks good mate! suits it well
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 27 Jun 2011 05:41 pm

Hi Dub.
That motor gets better looking everytime i see it sm4
I will be wanting to buy it next :lol: :lol: :lol:
Only jokeing, the wife wonn't let me have another one.
Keep her hid in July :lol:
Cheers Mark. sm4

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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 10 Oct 2011 07:57 pm

I sent my towbar by courier to a V3m forum member in Kent!!!
I've done nothing to the Volvotron!!!!, Yaayyy!!!, still make's an awesome daily driver!.

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^^^^^^^^LOCKED!!!! that's just typical :roll:
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 10 Oct 2011 08:17 pm

Hi Dub.
The motor looks a cracker as usual.
Your a credit to 300 owners everywhere.
I was up at my mates house the other day looking at the LE,
which now has your old bumpers, they look like shite :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 10 Oct 2011 08:24 pm

sm4 cheerz they did look shite :lol:
thank's Mark for all your help and comments.
I Made another vid of my 340!!!!, Scorcese eat your heart out!!!!!!, Copyright dubweiser666 2012, this short clip was filmed, directed and edited by myself (& my mate who we'll just call Dangerous Dave for the purpose) all rights reserved. hope you all enjoy!!!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 19 Mar 2012 08:54 pm

Hi Dub.
Just watched that vidio. I hope that wasn't you doing the singing :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by jtbo » 20 Mar 2012 12:42 am

dubweiser666 wrote:I sent my towbar by courier to a V3m forum member in Kent!!!
I've done nothing to the Volvotron!!!!, Yaayyy!!!, still make's an awesome daily driver!.

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Looks tad damp, I'll say :lol:
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