Astral Tweeks

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Describe your plans, project(s) evolution, works progress and final result!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 20 Mar 2012 07:31 am

@jtbo: Its damp here 9 month's out of every year! :lol:
@MCHUDD: The song is Woody guthrie and is from 1941 (70 years young) : disclaimer : i do not own the rights to Woody Guthrie's material.
Thanks again for your comment's :D
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by jtbo » 20 Mar 2012 10:17 am

I wonder why people start their post on some forums by saying "Hello from sunny Belfast", but maybe it is so rare to have sun that it makes an event :lol:

We are having our sunniest time here right now, yesterday 20cm new snow, today hardly any clouds, from october to february almost constant cloud cover.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 17 Mar 2013 02:46 pm

Got another 340!, an LE MCHUDD had told me about for sale (its not the same LE as on page 10 of this thread). The red 1.7 has been parked up since august in my drive as i got married last year and did not have the funds to put it back on the road, so i got this silver manydoor LE a few weeks back and have been driving it in very standard form (plus a roofrack) to work everyday.

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Ive just replaced the home made exhaust i made for the red 340 earlier in this thread, back to a new standard exhaust and middle box, but it will still need some work to make good, seriously thinking about a full colour change as the red is slowly turning pink and the paints just too thin to keep applying t-cut by the gallon, also after all the arctic weather the battery was completely knackered again and i got rid. The red one just got new indicator's aswell.

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I think in my head my plan is to drive the LE until i get a year out of it then swap or sell for a set of badass wheels YAY!, or maybe just keep for a neverending supply of spares for the red one, undecided as yet, but i think i may just keep silver one as standard as i can and do like nothing to it.

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I had the roof rack in my shed for a while, but i put it on the silver LE cos it just looked so purposeful, just seems to suit it.

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so now ive got 2 x 340's yesss!, this is perfect! :D, maybe i am developing a strange fixation with 300's, or maybe i just love the boxy styling rwd goodness grandad, ....Get ...In...!!!!
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 17 Mar 2013 05:13 pm

Hi Dub.
Motor looks great. Did you manage to get the sterio working?
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 17 Mar 2013 06:02 pm

No Mark, No stereo, the auld one is banjexed, does'nt bother me too much, i dont really want to spend anything on the silver LE more than i have to, looking forward to working on the red 1.7 a bit more, once it gets above a few degree's and stops rainig long enough to get a chance to.

If i got a cheauffeur i could just sit in the back and play my gee-tar and wave at passer's by and pretend i'm from an 80's rock group, like motley crue :lol:
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 17 Mar 2013 09:06 pm

Hi Dub.
We will have to meet up in June for a few pints of black soup
before the WHO gig at the oddessey arena.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 18 Mar 2013 07:46 pm

yeah nice 1 mark, shoud be good, ive now got tickets to see the mighty Black Sabbath wiv Ozzy at the odyssey as well :D

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F|2oM +he Far side of the 0Cean, if i put the W|¬££|_$ in Motion, and i stand with one &rm |3ehind me and ?ush @nother Door, could you find me?, Would you kiss a my eyes, |_A`/ me |)own in $ilence £asy to be |3orn @gain, to be B0|2n @gain, There you go, there you go, $tanding with the look of @varic=, a talking to |¬uddie Leadbetter, a $howing pictures on the walls, @ whispering in the |¬alls, and ?ointing the finger at me, ....There you go, ....There you go, .....$tanding in the $u^N |)arlin, with your arms behind you, and there you go, +aking care of your |3o`/, i'm seeing now that he's got cle&n cl0thes, ?utting on his little |2ed shoes and ?ointing the finger at me, to be |3orn @gain, !n another +im=, in another ?lace, !n another World |)arlin.............$o far awa`/...........$o far awa`/........

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The great thing about this wee LE is it has 5 Speed Gear Box, uncommon for a 1.4 i think, :lol: at the dust there

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This sunroof is completely brilliant as well and works perfectly and is always dry,

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Volvo seats feel like your sittin on big comfy armchair all the time :340:
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 21 Apr 2013 11:31 am

Hi Dub.
I saw the mighty Black Sabath back in the early eighties just after Ozzy had left.
Ian Gillan from Deep purple was fronting them. It was strange seeing
Toni Iomi playing Smoke on the water but they were brilliant :D :D :D
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by Ride_on » 21 Apr 2013 12:26 pm

I might goto that, another mate is going already, £60 though!

1.4 GLs are all 5 speed BTW

Probably best to leave the sun roof alone, one they stick it can be a bugger to fix.
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 23 Apr 2013 07:22 pm

thanks for the comments!,
the sun roof is brilliant, i cant stop opening it when i drive anywhere, so i just permanently have it on the open fully selector thingy, and i have to say it is the best 23yo working sunroof ive ever seen! 340pw


Hey you! out there on the road
Always doing what you're told, can you help me??????
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Hey you! out there beyond the wall
Breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me
Hey you! don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall


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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 04 Jul 2013 11:15 pm

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Meltin' in a pot of thieves
Wild card up my sleeve


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heart of stone
My sins my own
They belong to me, me
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 04 Jul 2013 11:32 pm

People say "beware!"
But I don't care
The words are just
Rules and regulations to me, me


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I-I walk in a room, you know I look so proud
I'm movin' in this here atmosphere, well, anything's allowed
And I go to this here party and I just get bored
Until I look out the window, see a sweet young thing
Humpin' on the pawking meter, leanin' on the pawking meter
Oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
And I got this crazy feeling and then I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine


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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 04 Jul 2013 11:43 pm

Here she comes
Walkin' down the street
Here she comes
Comin' through my door
Here she comes
Crawlin' up my stair
Here she comes
Waltzin' through the hall
In a pretty red dress
And oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
And I got this crazy feeling that I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine


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And then I hear this knockin' on my door
Hear this knockin' on my door
And I look up into the big tower clock
And say, "oh my God here's midnight!"
And my baby is walkin' through the door
Leanin' on my couch she whispers to me and I take the big plunge
And oh, she was so good and oh, she was so fine
And I'm gonna tell the world that I just ah-ah made her mine


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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by MCHUDD » 05 Jul 2013 09:28 am

Hi Dub
Car seems to be coming along great :D

Talking of walls, Guess where i will be on Sept 18th?
IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
HELLO, IS THERE ANYBODY IN THERE?
JUST NOD IF YOU CAN HERE ME
IS THERE ANYONE AT HOME
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Re: Astral Tweeks

Post by dubweiser666 » 05 Jul 2013 08:01 pm

Thanks Mark, I knew you would appreciate the pink floyd lyrics :)

The Red car is now in primer, and....................i ran out of primer, so getting another tin shortly and more pics

There's "No going back now", but there may still be a bit of graft to do

Updating windows, do not switch off your computer!,,..................................... well u can if u want sm4

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And I said darling, tell me your name, she told me her name
She whispered to me, she told me her name
And her name is, and her name is, and her name is, and her name is


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