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1 hour ago, redratbike said:

sorry to hear you’ve been ill Grizz lots of it going about either a nasty cold flu thing or what you had 

 

the mrs phoned in sick 2 weeks ago to be told she was the 19th that had called  within 15 minutes!! 

i’m the only one in the house that hasn’t been affected 


I think some of these random viruses are just very virulent and move about fast. Also, some are more easily transmitted. 
 

Like the one I got off Sally. 
 

It wascjust in the air. 

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So I called the MOT testing centre and got a booking for 12.30

Headed out  

 

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Place was running on time with loads of vehicles waiting to be tested  

Rezin Rockit went in and onto the ramps. 

 

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I chatted to a couple of people outside, one guys Astra came out, failed on some aspects. 
Not encouraging to see  

Later I heard the Jeep being reversed out of the building, it does sound rather nice  even if I have to say it  

Tester said “Nice car, all is good, let me do the paperwork “ 

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So I went inside and paid for the test  

 

MOT to 24 February 2025

 

Once done I headed outside where the car was waiting and headed home  

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Now I really need to get my finger out and create an advertisement and associated value for this little car to find a new home. 
 

It was great fun to build and is no perfect trailer queen but I need the space. 
 

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FOR SALE

Eagle RV 

Reg: Q168GRN

Fresh MOT 24 February 2025
Second year back on road. 

MX5 1.6 engine and gearbox, wiring loom.  
Lowered. Polybushed, RX7 leather seats. MX5 steering column and instruments. 

Wheels are 4x100 on adapters from Ford pattern 4x108 front and rear 

This car will typically never be everything to every man. Always things to change, things you may not like. 

Ultimately a toy, a summertime open car. 


FULL BUILD THREAD HERE: 
Take a look first.  

https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/215488/grizz-purgatory-rezin-rockit-summertime?page=1

Such a difficult car to price. I know that I will not get back what it cost me but I do need the space, having 4 cars on the road and a 1966 Chevy C10 truck to build or sell on as well. 

I would like to see near £3000.00 as possible for it. One never recovers the costs of these. 

Car at ME3 post code area of Rochester, Kent. 

Use Messenger for contact please.

Video of engine running. 

https://youtu.be/s48unyqG0Y0?si=eANxbUqoEa0gUxOP


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A mate sent me this picture of what he could have for £1200.00 

And thats before a water bottle and lycra. 

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1 hour ago, grizz said:

A mate sent me this picture of what he could have for £1200.00 

And thats before a water bottle and lycra. 

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I’d guess you are expected to ride it with the stem up & no saddle fitted, just to remind you you’ve been royally fucked up the arse (dry) 🤣

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Rian - I wondered where you'd gone!

I haven't been on RR much recently and just found the updates to your threads.

So, I followed you from Garage Journal to RR, and now I've followed you over here! I registered here a while back but this is my first post.

Hope life's not treating you too badly chap,
Steve

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22 hours ago, Westbay said:

Tell him he's too old for it and to buy the 206 instead! 😄

He would love it but logistics preclude action. 

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21 hours ago, rattlecan said:

I’d guess you are expected to ride it with the stem up & no saddle fitted, just to remind you you’ve been royally fucked up the arse (dry) 🤣

Ahhh yes.  
Like a pornhub special. 

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16 hours ago, Morris 63 said:

Rian - I wondered where you'd gone!

I haven't been on RR much recently and just found the updates to your threads.

So, I followed you from Garage Journal to RR, and now I've followed you over here! I registered here a while back but this is my first post.

Hope life's not treating you too badly chap,
Steve

Morning Steve

I am sorry for giving you the runaround 😉

I had put up with censorship for a long time. 
Having the likes of Kelly the waitress banned off my 🇺🇸 road trip reports and seeing more and more wokeness enforced for a very small minority. 
 

YET………

The forum can advertise sex services because it creates revenue. 
 

Thanks to a friend showing me this, I know the standards are like the tracks of a train. 
 

I was there for over 28k posts and threads like the Rezin Rockit pulled over 1000 views a day earning them £££’s. I miss it almost every day but I have made some people happy by leaving. 
 

This place is different from other places and they all differ but I hope to still give you some entertainment. 
 

 

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FB reminder that today a year ago we got the first MOT pass. 
A clean pass, with all the technicians coming to take a look and wow about it. 
 

Some pics of what we started with. 

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Quick video update. 


Some of you may recall that I owned a Canta LX for a while last year. 

Got to a point when I had done all the Grizzifying stuff I wanted to. 

Had three guys all wanting to own it. 

But only @glenanderson was able to pull the trigger. 

So he delivered a lawn tractor for @craigrk up in Shropshire, to be collected and took the Canta to Dover as a father and son project. 


Three videos. 

Me finding it the day I bought it, and delivery that night. 

https://youtu.be/Ny5UZP65TU8?si=wLWOOVASxyVwj3iP

And the day Glen and son Fin collected it. 

https://youtu.be/PZ-K08G8gC8?si=NTsF7hzroGHxzvb3


Video sent last night. 

Where Glen has got it to now. 

Starting off ignition and lights working along with the correct drive belts. 

https://youtu.be/uXdeW_9FXUQ?si=8OvVKoj86uX-tvSQ

This is an absolute smile generator. 

Many more videos on my YouTube channel. 

360cc big block fun. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Been busy. 

 

No job, market and placement agencies are also very quiet. Spoke to IQVIA my last employer of over 8 years this week as they had an oncology role with primary focus on lung cancer they wanted to put me forward for at Pfizer whom I had worked for nearly three years and won their top corporate award at, but the hiring manager is looking for lung experience and more specifically established contacts. So I bowed out. 

 

I have declined quite a few potential opportunities for various reasons and unless you are actually walking in my safety flip flops I urge you not to judge my choices. There are jobs, companies and therapeutic areas that I prefer to avoid. 

And I honestly can’t be bothered wasting my or a potential employer’s time and will also not allow a potential employer to waste my time when I don’t have the right experience or in some cases know they are looking for a rainbow coloured unicorn that pisses Bud Lite from its earhole. 

 

I am always touched by those who have a genuine interest in my wellbeing and surprised of course by those who just have a morbid fascination with car crash TV. 

 

I have been busy. 

 

Every day. 

 

Touching stuff. 

 

Moving things. 

 

Progressing. 

 

No photos being posted as my internet connection has been dead again, thanks to Openreach who could not reach their own butt to scratch it, even if you gave them a spoon. 

How these corporations survive despite atrocious service I don’t understand. 

 

So……. What is progress?? 

 

My very good friend @CraigRK  suggests that just touching stuff every day is progress. Sometimes physical activity and other times psychological. 

 

So all the tools used for the Rezin Rockit build been cleaned, cleared, sorted and packed away. 

 

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And just look what I found. 

 

Terrible sound quality. 

 

https://youtu.be/x62zfyfLFGI?si=Ak5UQ64LOC41zoeH

 

I also pulled my 2006 R1200GS with 24500 miles and dry stored the last 5 years out, washed it and realised it needs to be sold on. 

 

My welding table was cleared, cleaned and tools packed away. 

Followed by more shelves, workbenches. 

Then the floor where a pile of MX5 parts from the Rez Rockit build were still lying. 

Next up a load of corporate junk from my last job. 

I am not yet done inside the garage but the carport got a significant clear up as well. 

 

During all this cleaning process I tried to give away stuff and realised nobody was taking, so I started listing on FB Marketplace at low prices and stuff started to disappear. 

I made about £500 in the first 24 hours 

Crazy yes. From “junk” that just needed to be gone. 

 

FREE CASH in my mind. Stuff I neither wanted, needed or if bought previously, still making small profits. 

 

Last night I counted the money and was shocked to find £875 in the safe. If tonights visit works, and a guy buys one item, add £135 and if he buys two, add another £50 to that. 

 

Money already allocated to a next shall we say “thing” 

 

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Neither of the cars I have for sale have sold, possibly the fact that both are summertime cars does not help or maybe the prices are wrong but hopefully I will regain that space some time in order for me to fill it with something else. 

 

So today I will carry on creating some more space and maybe list more junk that takes up valuable space in the garage and carport. 

 

Weather seems to have improved. 

 

 

 

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"How these corporations survive despite atrocious service I don’t understand."

No real competition ...

 

 

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33 minutes ago, grizz said:

Been busy. 

 

No job, market and placement agencies are also very quiet. Spoke to IQVIA my last employer of over 8 years this week as they had an oncology role with primary focus on lung cancer they wanted to put me forward for at Pfizer whom I had worked for nearly three years and won their top corporate award at, but the hiring manager is looking for lung experience and more specifically established contacts. So I bowed out. 

 

I have declined quite a few potential opportunities for various reasons and unless you are actually walking in my safety flip flops I urge you not to judge my choices. There are jobs, companies and therapeutic areas that I prefer to avoid. 

And I honestly can’t be bothered wasting my or a potential employer’s time and will also not allow a potential employer to waste my time when I don’t have the right experience or in some cases know they are looking for a rainbow coloured unicorn that pisses Bud Lite from its earhole. 

 

I am always touched by those who have a genuine interest in my wellbeing and surprised of course by those who just have a morbid fascination with car crash TV. 

 

I have been busy. 

 

Every day. 

 

Touching stuff. 

 

Moving things. 

 

Progressing. 

 

No photos being posted as my internet connection has been dead again, thanks to Openreach who could not reach their own butt to scratch it, even if you gave them a spoon. 

How these corporations survive despite atrocious service I don’t understand. 

 

So……. What is progress?? 

 

My very good friend @CraigRK  suggests that just touching stuff every day is progress. Sometimes physical activity and other times psychological. 

 

So all the tools used for the Rezin Rockit build been cleaned, cleared, sorted and packed away. 

 

IMG_5370.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit

 

IMG_5382.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit

 

And just look what I found. 

 

Terrible sound quality. 

 

https://youtu.be/x62zfyfLFGI?si=Ak5UQ64LOC41zoeH

 

I also pulled my 2006 R1200GS with 24500 miles and dry stored the last 5 years out, washed it and realised it needs to be sold on. 

 

My welding table was cleared, cleaned and tools packed away. 

Followed by more shelves, workbenches. 

Then the floor where a pile of MX5 parts from the Rez Rockit build were still lying. 

Next up a load of corporate junk from my last job. 

I am not yet done inside the garage but the carport got a significant clear up as well. 

 

During all this cleaning process I tried to give away stuff and realised nobody was taking, so I started listing on FB Marketplace at low prices and stuff started to disappear. 

I made about £500 in the first 24 hours 

Crazy yes. From “junk” that just needed to be gone. 

 

FREE CASH in my mind. Stuff I neither wanted, needed or if bought previously, still making small profits. 

 

Last night I counted the money and was shocked to find £875 in the safe. If tonights visit works, and a guy buys one item, add £135 and if he buys two, add another £50 to that. 

 

Money already allocated to a next shall we say “thing” 

 

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Neither of the cars I have for sale have sold, possibly the fact that both are summertime cars does not help or maybe the prices are wrong but hopefully I will regain that space some time in order for me to fill it with something else. 

 

So today I will carry on creating some more space and maybe list more junk that takes up valuable space in the garage and carport. 

 

Weather seems to have improved. 

 

 

 

Sounds like spring is in the air at Grizz' towers 👍🏼

Keep +ve 👍🏼.

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Tormek 250

 

It’s a chisel sharpener. 
 

I would like to see £100.00 for it. 
 

Specialised tool, hence price. 
 

Weighty, so  collection please. 

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With stuff happening it was just a matter of time before I got back to the Astro van. 

 

Well, John my old lodger and driving school instructor got going. I don’t know much about electronics and he loves it. 

 

His driving instruction car was lightly damaged recently when someone cut across and pushed him off the road. 

 

He was quoted £100 for a “repair” which took me about 10 minutes to do with some G3 compound and polish.  I touched up a few other marks too. 

 

Because he had cancelled his lessons he spent part of the day here and we started to look at and mess with the Astro’s 1.5 DIN radio that I always disliked, along with the dash that had been cut. 

 

So he/we started to disassemble and try figuring out what the two amplifiers and speakers were doing. 

 

Currently only the 6x9’s in the door work. 

 

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Of course because the radio hole is so shallow, one cannot fit a standard sized radio in there so I will have to go to Halfords to see if there is a suitable replacement for it. 

 

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The other thing that became apparent was that the replacement is a different colour. 

 

But I will live with that. 

 

I could repaint it like the lower sections that I did before. 

 

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So hopefully tomorrow is an easy day for the electrical stuff. 

 

Fingers crossed again. 

 

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9 years ago. 
 

WTF Happened? 
 

Time to dig it out. 
 

So buy my shit cars and help me make some space. 

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Peugeot 206 CC 2.0 manual price dropped.    
 

EDIT: The bastard thing has decided that it will NOT allow me to open boot. Price dropped to £1000.00  
Come, Pay, Drive it away. Price is not negotiable as I would rather set it alight.

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20 minutes ago, grizz said:

Peugeot 206 CC 2.0 manual price dropped.    
 

EDIT: The bastard thing has decided that it will NOT allow me to open boot. Price dropped to £1000.00  
Come, Pay, Drive it away. Price is not negotiable as I would rather set it alight.

try this ...

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2 minutes ago, grizz said:

Linky no Worky. 
 

My broadband does suck. 

yes that is a dead linky atm!

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So with starting on the Astro van radio @sparkplug and mate Martin in different ways immediately sprang into action finding me sources of short radios. 

 

Some are crazy expensive and some are not. 

 

Martin found a like new Pioneer radio with a load of auxiliary functions for £30.00 about 30 miles or 50km from home. Regular advertised price is £90.00

 

Mate Darren had “bought” my Cortina steering wheel from the Rezin Rockit that was advertised for £25.00 and was going to come collect it next week. His workshop is a mile from the radio seller so John and I decided to buy the radio for £30.00 and save £60.00 plus deliver the steering to Darren for free, though he absolutely insisted on giving me £10.00 for the “Free Cash” savings kitty. I then got into his skip and rescued a wheel clamp with two keys that I have given to mate Martin for his trailer as well as some solid wheels and an axle, plus some scrap steel for my stash, all free. 

 

So a good day in the end, despite not making a load of progress on decluttering. 

 

It was also miserable with the temperatures around 6’C and a nasty cold breeze cutting through our bones. 

 

Called it a day by 4.45 

 

Today John is back and trying to figure out the total clusterf#€k of duplicate and dead end wiring in the van. 

 

I am at the garage, continuing the clean up. 

 

 

 

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More later. 

 

Its 12.45 already. 

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15 hours ago, 93fxdl said:

Just seen your video, congrats on getting the radio installed and working

Ttfn Glenn 


Thanks Glenn @93fxdl

 

John was the guy who figured it all out. 
 

It was like archeology with loads of dead stuff, wires, dead ends and amps to figure out. 
 

John won. 

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Saturday was a good day. 

 

Not warm but the cutting breeze reduced to  something more tolerable. 

 

No rain. 

 

John was back by 10.00 in the morning to carry on with deciphering the archaeological history and crap of 33 years of each new owner adding their stamp to the sound system. 

 

This includes two amplifiers, a 720 and 360 Watt units. Presumably forva sub woofer and the rest of the system. 

They both power up. 

I do not have any need for a Sub. So bypassed that. 

 

The rear door speakers have never worked since I bought the van. 

Front door speakers were and still do but not great quality. So I will go get some subtle 6x9’s for the front doors and a pair of new 6’s for the rear doors, which work but I think replacing the whole system makes sense. 

 

Once all the chaos was sorted, John started the van with a jump pack as ignition had been on all day and the van not driven for 3-4 weeks, only to find that on starting the van, the radio stopped working. Buggerrr.  

So back to tracing wires and then all fixed. 

 

It sounds brilliant with the four speakers all working and set to the way my ears like them. 

 

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Next job for me, will be to make a U-Shaped radio surround blanking plate to close in the 15mm gap under the radio in the replacement dash unit. 

 

I think I have just enough of the Mazda Bongo/Friendee interior trim panel that I used for the rear door trim making left to create something that is grey and colour matching. 

 

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Video. 

 

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And of course it is still raining outside but I have dry jobs that can be done. 

 

 

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