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WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

 

SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS, IT IS NOT TODAY BUT THIS IS WHAT THE KING DID YESTERDAY. info@kingofobsolete.ca

THANSK

CHANGES MADE

KING TODAY DIAL UP PAGE -- OCT 20 2014

 

NEW PRICES BECAUSE OF SHIPPING COSTS ON THE BOOKS

 

SCREAMING FORD ON KM 17 HILL IN THE DARK ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD SCREAMING FOR MERCY ON KM 20 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD KM 29 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

LINN TRACTOR IN THE KINGDOM ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

T-9 INTERNATIONAL FAMOUS BLACK CAT ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

TD-18 INTERNATIONAL CAT PULLING A ROAD DRAG ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

2006 CHEVY 2500HD ICE CROSSING ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SICKLE LAKE LODGE ELEVEN YEARS LATER -- MAY 01 2014

 

CAT TRAIN NEWSLETTERS BOOK for sale here on the website

LIFE IN THE KINGDOM BOOK for sale here on the website     

 

OCT 20 2014

 

FINISHED THE WEIGHT BOX TOW TRUCK JUST IN TIME BECAUSE WE GOT A TOW CALL MONDAY MORNING.

 

TOW

 

IT TOOK A LOT OF CHAINS AND BINDERS TO MAKE SURE THE BREAD TRUCK WOULD NOT FALL OFF ON THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD.

 

CHAINS

 

OCT 19 2014

 

SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT I WAS SICK WITH THE FLU WHICH RUINED MY WEEKEND OF FUN, LOL. ON SUNDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET THE WEIGHT BOX FINISHED UP ON THE SCREAMING FORD AND DID A TEST RUN WITH A DODGE TRUCK.

 

TOW

 

OCT 16 2014

 

BETWEEN THE LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW TODAY, I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PULLEY ON A STICK SET IN TO PLACE ON THE WEIGHT BOX. SOMEDAY I'LL GET THE BIG SHOP FINISHED SO I CAN WORK INSIDE IN COMFORT, LOL.

 

PULLEY

 

OCT 15 2014

 

TODAY I GOT THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT UP AND RUNNING ONLY TO SHOVEL OUT THE TRACKS BECAUSE THE MUSKEG SMELLS WHEN IN THE HEATED SHOP.

 

SHOVEL

 

AFTER CLEANING THE TRACKS I DRAINED THE OIL FOR THE SECOND TIME AND IT CAME OUT A NICE BRIGHT WHITE BECAUSE OF THE WATER. THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE I'M GETTING ALL THE WATER OUT OF THE SYSTEM.

 

WHITE

 

OCT 14 2014

 

IHAD A BUSY WEEKEN IN THE "KINGDOM" BUT YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO WORK ON THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT. IT WAS WARM ENOUGH TO TAKE THE CAT OUT OF THE HEAT SHOP AND PUT HIM IN THE NEW SHOP OVER THE PIT.

 

SHOP

 

IN THE 18 TIMES OF GETTING THE CAT WET, I HAVE IT PRETTY ORGANIZED ON HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL TO GET ALL THE WATER OUT.

 

OIL

 

OCT 11 2014

 

I HAD TO MAKE A QUICK TRIP WITH THE BLACK VAN TRAILER AND THE "SCREAMING FORD". IT FELT GOOD TO GET THE 40 YEAR TRUCK OUT ON THE HIGHWAY AND UP TO CRUISING SPEED.

 

BLACK

 

OCT 09 2014

 

WE HAD A LITTLE CONVOY UP TO KINOOSAO TO LOAD THE BARGE. WE HAD NO PROBLEMS ON THE KINOOOSAO RALLY ROAD BECAUSE ALL THE TRUCKS HAD THE TIRE CHAINS ON.

 

SNOW

 

I HAD GREAT FUN LOADING THE BARGE IN THE RAIN WHICH MADE EVERYTHING SLIPPERY.

 

BARGE

 

OCT 07 2014

 

WE ARE BACK FROM OUR SECRET MISSION BUT THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" GOT A LITTLE WET. SINCE THE SECRET MISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, WE CAN TALK ABOUT GETTING THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" HOME. THE POOR CAT HAS GOTTEN WET 18 TIMES IN THE LAST 30 YEARS SO SALVAGING HIM WAS VERY EASY.

 

SUNK

 

IT IS A GOOD THING ALL MY CATS HAVE TAILS ON THEM BECAUSE DRAGGING THEM OUT IS A LOT EASIER.

 

DRAGGING

 

THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" HAD NO PROBLEM DRAGGING THE WET CAT OUT.

 

HOOD

 

 

OCT 03 2014

 

I WON'T BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS BECAUSE WE ARE DOING AN ADVENTURE. OF COURSE I CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT BUT I HAVE MY YELLOW BOXES ALL LOADED UP AND READY TO HEAD OUT IN THE MORNING.

 

YELLOW

 

OCT 02 2014

 

OH MY!!! IT ONLY TOOK 13 MONTHS AND $300.00 IN BOLTS, DRILL BIT AND A TAP TO FIX THE DRAW BAR BOLTS ON THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "DUALLY".

 

TAP

 

NOW THAT THE DRAW BAR IS FIXED WITH NEW BOLTS I'LL BE ABLE TO MOVE THE TD-18 OUT OF MY LITTLE SHOP AND GETTING GOING ON A FEW OTHER FASTER PROJECTS, LOL.

 

BOLTS

 

OCT 01 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOR 2 DAYS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH SO WE CAN'T DO MUCH WORK OUTSIDE. THIS MADE FOR A PERFECT TIME TO GO AND GET A LOAD OF FIREWOOD TO HEAT THE SHOP THIS WINTER. PLUS WE DID A LITTLE SHOPPING IN THOMPSON TOO. THE SO-CALLED ROAD WAS GREAT FUN TO TRAVEL ON AND THE WET CONDITIONS ADDED ANOTHER 2 HOURS TO OUR REGULAR TRAVEL TIME.

 

RAIN

 

SEPT 30 2014

 

I GOT A CALL TO GET A FANCY SOUTHERN CAR OFF THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD TOUCH THIS CAR DUE TO IT BEING FANCY. I HAD NO PROBLEM LOADING IT BECAUSE I HAD THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB.

 

CAR

 

SEPT 29 2014

 

A QUICK PICTURE FROM THE OTHER DAY WHEN I RAN UP TO LOAD THE BARGE IN KINOOSAO. WITH THE SEAT REMOVED IN THE "SCREAMING FORD", ALL MY SUPPLIES STAY PUT ON THE ROUGH ROAD. I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO.

 

SEAT

 

SEPT 28 2014

 

IT ONLY TOOK 16 YEARS BUT I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MOUNTING THE SPARE TIRE ON THE TANDEM TRAILER. FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS I HAVE MOVED THE SPARE TIRE, TOSSED IT IN THE BOX OF THE TRUCK AND TIED IT TO THE DECK OF THE TRAILER. TO THINK IT ONLY TOOK 2 HOURS TO MOUNT THE TIRE INCLUDING FIXING THE JACK HANDLE STAND. OH MY, THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN THE SUMMER OF FINISHING LOOSE ENDS.

 

TIRE

 

SEPT 27 2014

 

AS USUSAL, IT WAS A MIDNIGHT TOW CALL TO DELIVER THE "NOW" FIXED FORD VAN WHICH I TOWED ABOUT 4 DAYS AGO. MY $1000.00 SPOT LIGHT SURE WORKS GOOD WHEN IT IS PITCH BLACK OUTSIDE.

 

FORD

 

SEPT 26 2014

 

IT WAS GREAT FUN WORKING IN THE SNOW AND RAIN IN THE "KINGDOM".

 

WET

 

SEPT 25 2014

 

IT ONLY TOOK US 3 MONTHS BUT WE ARE FINALLY DONE PICKING THE SCRAP METAL ON THE TRACK BED. THE 1939 CHEVY SERVED US WELL CONSIDERING THE TRUCK IS 74 YEARS OLD. NOW A FEW LOOSE ENDS TO CLEAN UP BEFORE WINTER AND THE PROJECT WILL BE OFFICALLY COMPLETE.

 

39

 

SEPT 24 2014

 

IT WAS A FUN DAY YESTERDAY DOING A TOW CALL OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" IN THE "PINK CREW CAB". THE 200 KM ROUND TRIP ONLY TOOK 6 HOURS BECAUSE THE ROAD WAS IN GOOD SHAPE.

 

TOW

 

SEPT 23 2014

 

THE PARTS FOR THE TOW TRUCK HAVE ARRIVED 1200KMS FROM THE SOUTH. THE HOOKS AND BINDERS WITH FREIGHT WAS ONLY $200.00 BUT IT IS THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.

 

HOOKS

 

SEPT 22 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" AND THE SUN SET SURE WAS NICE BUT IT MADE MY PICTURES LOOK FUNNY. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" WITH THE WEIGHT BOX ON AND THE PULLEY ON A STICK JUST JIMMIE RIGGED TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WHEN FINISHED.

 

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HAS RELEASED A 3 MINUTE VIDEO OF RICOCHET HILL, CLICK ON TO ENJOY.

 

 

BOX

 

SEPT 21 2014

 

I HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY ON BUILDING THE "A" FRAME AND CRADLE TO MAKE THE "SCREAMING FORD" IN TO A TOW TRUCK. BY 9PM I WAS DONE SPLASHING A LITTLE PAINT AROUND.

 

TOW

 

SEPT 20 2014

 

ONE THING I HATE THE MOST IS GRINDING STEEL SO I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO TO USE THE CUTTING TORCH PROPERLY. I CUT MY PLATES OUT FOR THE TOW TRUCK ASSEMBLY FREE HAND.

 

PLATES

 

THERE IS NO SLAG TO GRIND OFF PLUS THE HOLE IS NICE AND TIGHT WHICH WILL MAKE FOR EASY WELDING. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN CUT ROUND HOLES TIGHT, LOL.

 

TIGHT

 

SEPT 19 2014

 

I GOT A PHONE CALL TO HEAD UP TO REINDEER LAKE TO UNLOAD A POLAR TRUCK BECAUSE THE FANCY NEW SKID STEER BROKE DOWN. IT SURE WAS DIFFERNET WORKING WITH POLAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SNOW OR COLD WEATHER NOT LIKE WHEN WE DO THE FILMING FOR "ICE ROAD TRUCKERS".

 

POLAR

 

THE FUN PART WAS DRIVING A 45 YEAR OLD FRONT END LOADER ON TO THE BARGE BECAUSE THE BARGE FLOATS WHICH MEANS IT IS MOVING UP AND DOWN PLUS SIDE WAYS TOO.

 

BARGE

 

SEPT 18 2014

 

IT ONLY TOOK 2 WEEKS TO GET THESE PIPE JIGS SHIPPED TO THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE I LIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD. I NEED THESE PIPE JIGS FOR A SMALL JOB SO I CAN CUT THE PIPES AT THE CORRECT ANGLES INSTEAD OF GUESSING. THEN USING THE GRINDER FOR 1/2 AN HOUR TO MAKE THE PIPE FIT. AS I GET OLDER, I'M GETTING SMARTER.

 

 

SEPT 17 2014

 

SINCE IT WAS A COLD DAY OUTSIDE YESTERDAY, I DID A LITTLE WORK IN THE HEAT SHOP ON THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "DUALLY".

 

TD-18

 

THE DRAW BAR BOLTS ARE STRIPPED OUT SO I DECIDED TO RE-TAP THEM WITH A LARGER TAP. THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE A BIG PROJECT, LOL.

 

TAP

 

SEPT 16 2014

 

I WOKE UP TO -10C THIS MORNING IN THE "KINGDOM" BUT BY THE TIME I GOT AWAKE ENOUGH TO TAKE THE PICTURE IT HAD WARMED UP. OH WELL, MY ORANGE JUICE IS MORE IMPORTANT, LOL.

 

TEMP

 

SEPT 15 2014

 

I MADE A QUICK TRIP TO KINOOSAO TO DELIVER A COUPLE OF ITEMS TO THE BARGE. THE BARGE WAS WAITING FOR THE NEXT LOAD TO ARRIVE WHICH COULD BE ANYTIME.

 

BARGE

 

THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AND THE TREES WERE JUST STARTING TO TURN COLOUR.

 

TREES

 

SEPT 14 2014

 

ONLY IN THE "KINGDOM" IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH WOULD YOU FIND 6 BEAVER TAIL TRAILERS IN A ROW. THE OLDEST BEAVER TAIL TRAILER GOES BACK TO THE 1960s.

 

BEAVER

 

SEPT 13 2014

 

SINCE I LIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, I MAIL A FEW GIFTS AROUND THE WORLD TO MY "KINGDOM FOLLOWERS". HERE IS A PICTURE OF A FEW SAMPLE ROCKS I'M SENDING TO A YOUNG GRADE SCHOOLER IN THE USA PLUS A COUPLE OF BOOKS FOR HIS PARENTS TO ENJOY. NOT TOO MANY KIDS CAN SAY THEY GOT ROCKS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD, LOL.

 

ROCKS

 

SEPT 12 2014

 

WE FINALLY GOT BACK TO PICKING SPIKES ON THE TRACK BED. WE LOST A COUPLE OF WEEKS DUE TO A FLAT TIRE ON THE 1939 CHEVY PLUS THE START OF THE RAINY SEASON.

 

TRACKS

 

SEPT 11 2014

 

WE MADE A QUICK 18 HOUR TRIP TO THOMPSON AND BACK TO GET SUPPLIES.

 

PINK

 

THE BARREL RACKS IN THE "KINGDOM" IS JUST ABOUT FULL SO WE ARE ALMOST DONE HAULING BARRELS. THE NEXT TRIP TO THOMPSON WILL BE THE LAST OF THE BARRELS THEN WE WILL SWITCH OVER TO FIREWOOD PALLETS.

 

BARREL

 

SEPT 09 2014

 

I HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING THE "KINGDOM" AND YESTERDAY I HAD TO MOVE THE "TOON BARGE". I FORGOT HOW BIG THE BOAT REALLY IS UNTIL I TRIED TO BACK UP BECAUSE I COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING. PLUS MOVING THE "TOON BARGE" BROUGHT BACK BAD MEMORIES OF NOT GETTING PAID THE $45,000.00 IN RENTAL PLUS THE $10,000.00 TO TRANSPORT MY BOAT BACK TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

TOON BARGE

 

SEPT 08 2014

 

IT WAS A COOL MORNING IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH FROST ON EVERYTHING. BY THE TIME I ENJOYED MY MORNING ORANGE JIUCE, THE SUN WAS ALREADY MELTING THE FROST AWAY.

 

FROST

 

SEPT 07 2014

 

BETWEEN THE RAINS YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET ONE SIDE OF THE BEAVER TAIL COMPLETED ON THE RAFTER TRAILER. BUT I DID RUN OUT OF BLACK PAINT TO SPLASH ALL OVER TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD, LOL.

 

BEAVER

 

SEPT 06 2014

 

AFTER 2 YEARS OF HAVING A TOGGLE SWITCH ON THE DASH OF THE PINK CREW CAB I DECIDED TO FIX THE HEATER BLOWER CONTROL.

 

SWITCH

 

OF COURSE I'M THE "KING OF OBSOLETE" AND THE RESISTOR FOR THE BLOWER MOTOR IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND EBAY. I SPENT AN HOUR ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND THE CORRECT ONE TO ORDER. ONCE AGAIN THE INTERNET HAS MADE MY LIFE EASIER AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

 

RESISTOR

 

SEPT 04 2014

 

I WOKE UP IN THE "KINGDOM" TO SOUNDS OF RAIN ON THE TIN ROOF. THE RAINS MEANS IT WILL BE AN OFFICE DAY DOING PAPER WORK TO KEEP REVENUE CANADA HAPPY, LOL.

 

RAIN

 

SEPT 03 2014

 

I HAD A RELAXING DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WHIPPING UP THE BEAVER TAIL PART FOR THE RAFTER TRAILER. NOW WITH THE TRAILER IN THE RAISED POSITION THE BEAVER TAIL SITS NICELY ON THE GROUND FOR EASY LOADING OF SLEIGHS AND COLLECTABLES.

 

BEAVER

 

WITH THE TRAILER IN THE TRAVEL POSITION, THE BEAVER TAIL IS HIGH ENOUGH FOR LOTS OF GROUND CLEARANCE.

 

TRAVEL

 

SEPT 02 2014

 

AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF THINKING ABOUT THE RAFTER TRAILER, I DECIDED TO BEAVER TAIL THE TRAILER. IT ONLY TOOK 10 MINUTES WITH THE TORCH AND THE BACK OF THE TRAILER WAS REMOVED.

 

TRAILER

 

THEN I STARTED CUTTING OUT THE NEW PIECES FOR THE BEAVER TAIL.

 

BEAVER

 

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