Saturday, December 31, 2022



Welcome to Day 1 on the last day of 2022 of what hopefully will be a long lasting, if random blog.

Please feel free or welcome to add your comments and thoughts.

However, please also observe the cardinal rule. 

If you have nothing nice to say, rather keep it to yourself, being nasty and unpleasant is just that.

Lets see what comes from this and my YouTube channel @ Grizzmakes or Riangrizz1963 where I have a bunch of the most random videos ever, uploaded. 

Hopefully in 2023 I will start to format the YouTube channel content into a more congruous thing with logic, chapters and subjects/projects uploaded.

So content on here will range from all sorts of automotive stuff, fixing, restoring, building from mowers to V8 cars and trucks, to woodwork, gardening, arty creative stuff, recycling (I love FREE MONEY) or fixing discarded items to give away, share or use myself or sometimes sell if that was part of the reason for dragging it home in the first place. 

My day job is very clean and clinical and academic, while I actually prefer to be in shorts, T-shirt and flip flops most of the year, getting dirty and occasionally hurt while doing or making stuff.  

As always, advice, guidance most welcome. 

I hope this becomes a fun place for learning and sharing. 

“The kettle is always on”

“Please Note/Disclaimer:

These articles and blogs going forward are a description of the work I do to my vehicles, builds, creations or “art” and in no way constitutes advice on how to work on your own projects. If you are not an experienced mechanic, tradesman, artist etc. then please get an experienced mechanic/tradesman to work on your vehicle/machines/projects for you. No liability can be accepted for anyone attempting to replicate anything shown on this blog."


  1. Although rixtrix1 suits me better than anonymous. I welcome this new blog. I, too, prefer the much less sterile countenance, but I don't weld in shorts and flipflops! Good to see my friend!

  2. I'm in, having already enjoyed the adventures elsewhere. Good luck with the blog and may the Angels of Pavement Gold rain down upon your path in 2023.

  3. Happy NY. Watching with interest

  4. Rian, I'm in as well. I hope this turns into something great for you.

  5. WOO-HOO!! I'm in!

  6. Watching you in a new place now.

  7. Yeah, we're waiting!!! 🤣

  8. Good morning gang!! (The usual suspects) Happy New Year to you all.
    Thank you all for taking the time to clock in, comment and make me smile.
    This thing will take some learning to make work, and though I point out one or another person by name in comments, please never feel excluded even if you are.
    People are so super sensitive to all sorts of bollox these day, and are offended by others being offended…..
    i will never intentionally offend, but we all have opinions and mine certainly don’t always align with everyone else.
    Here’s to a 2023 that gives us all we need and some of what we want.

  9. Hi Rian, congratulations on the blog, I'll be following here as I do on ukgser (mr.magicfingers) Here's to a 2023 filled with more fun and adventures and hopefully less stress. All the best, J.

  10. Good luck with the new portal… I will be following (bubb ukgser)

  11. Good luck subbed to your Youtube channel also

  12. All the best sunshine! Will check in often to check for non RR updates!

  13. and so it begins..........thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts elsewhere and don't expect this to be any less entertaining

  14. Can’t wait to see your content and creations Rian. Hopefully this is the continuation of your natural talents and eye for all that is quirky and unique.

  15. Let's GO! Или как говорил Гагарин: "ПОЕХАЛИ!"

  16. Looking forward to your posts, builds and everything else.

  17. Well, all I can add here for now is a huge thank you to those who took the time to post a reply.
    I still have to think through this thing and the Facebook page for Grizzmakes even just to make a comment.
    Hopefully it will evolve and become a more slick operation with some new content, mixed with reviews of some of the stuff I did before.
    I got contacted by my trucks owner from 10 years ago last night, he had inherited it from a friend and sold it 4 years later in a divorce.
    Looking at the stuff I had done with it the last two years, it becomes apparent how fast we forget stuff, the time, money, effort put into some builds and projects, as well as the learnings.
    So I do hope the readers find the revisits useful, if not amusing or cringeworthy.


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