Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Welcome to Qwesto's Pug

Good morning / afternoon / evening whereever you are!

I go by the name of Qwest (just a random name plucked from obscurity many moons ago when the age of 28kbps Dial-up was all the rage!). I am 23 (At last count), I Live in London, UK with my girlfriend, 'H', and i have created this blog just out of shear curiosity!

This blog is about me & my car! I Currently Drive a phase 1 Peugeot 106 XR with a nippy-ish 1.4 engine. It goes well, well, it used to!.. but unfortunatly the car is getting old now!... Saying that though, the car is in rather good condition!.. No dents, no scrapes, it looks REALLY nice when it's clean... saying that, it looks veeery clean now, and it was last washed in September 04... considering that was almost 4 months ago now, that's rather good :D...

This is a picture of my lil pug...

Rather clean and shiny dont ya think!?!

I've done a few things to the car over the years that i've had it!.. I've removed the wheel trims because i prefer it on black steel wheels.. although everyone says it would look better with the wheel trims on!... baaah! it's my car, i'll have it how i like!!!

I've also uprated the sounds in the car. Starting off with uprating the front speakers to a set of pioneer 13cm speakers!... Rather tasty i thought, and a bargain at £30! Next up was the Pioneer Cassette tuner with CD Changer in the boot!... Yet again, another bargain at £230!.. After a year or so of fitting the Head Unit, my rear speakers started to flap & fail, so for my birthday, my girlfriend "H" bought me some Kenwood replacements which are rather good, and really make the sound in the car a lot better!... However, the Kenwood speakers were too deep for the small recess in the back where the speakers go!... So, a bit of D.I.Y came into play, and i fabricated some spacers made from plastic "conlit" tubing found at work.. I cut 4 spacers, around half an inch deep, and placed these between the speakers & the rear cards. This gave enough room for the speakers to perform well without hitting or even touching the bodywork!. JOB WELL DONE!

I've also got a lovely shiny chrome Momo Gearknob which needs putting into the car. H bought this for me for my birthday too which was nice :D.. i haven't fitted it yet though, as im after a rather tasty leather gear gaitor & chrome surround to make it look nice, as the standard peugeot one is made from rubber, and looks very naff!...

Other than that, not much has been done to the car! Only a few bits in the engine and to do with the mechanical side have been done.. Since i've had the car (nearly 3 and a half years now!), i've had 2 clutches fitted, a new rear brake slave cylinder and a new Stepper motor / Idle control valve (what ever you want to call it!)... New plugs & filters etc etc...

When i bought the car many moons ago, i did have plans of making it look really nice, you know, alloys, bodykit, & a custom ICE install... Nothing too over the top, just smarten the looks up a bit, but due to money, or lack of, nothing really happened!!!

Unfortunatly though, the car is now getting old, and im looking into getting a new car... But i will post updates on that as & when it happens!!

Check back soon, or whenever you fancy really!... ill try and keep the site up-to-date on my car and stuff related to it!!

~ Qwesto

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