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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

 

June 20 2021 -- 37 Dodge Failed CSRA Safety Inspection

 

July 19 2021 -- Pineapples on Pizza Canadian Style

 

Nov 23 2021 -- Joey Barnes KoO Book Author Page

 

 

Nov 26 2021 update 7:15am

 

just another fun day in the Kingdom yesterday with -28c morning temperature which means hide in the little shop with the wood stove and work on the 46 chevy 3 ton. at 4pm the staff arrived just as it was getting dark to pop the motor back in using the diesel powered engine lift. once back in the shop i did find out that the radiator misses the motor by quite a bit which means thought is now required plus the plasma cutter too. but i did get the Air Conditioning put back in the truck and i wrote on it so i know if i left it on.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 25 2021 update 7:06pm

 

1 of the shop staff when the regular staff is not around, works for food and treats.

 

shop help

 

update 7:34am

 

back when i was working too much and not working on my fun projects, i had bought the rad for 1 of my 8 projects in 2013. now i am installing the rad and hope it does not leak because the company is now out of business so there will be no warranty for sure. plus i need another 8 rads when the money tree blossoms for the other project too. plus it was my lucky day with getting the broken bolts out of the rad cradle by welding and welding some more to make them come out. FR*E book to enjoy after thanksgiving in the usa.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 24 2021 update 7:08pm

 

just a normal day in the life of being colour blind when they do not write the colour on the spray can to save money. i was just emptying out old spray cans and thought to splash the paint around on the 46 chevy to help preserve the truck. the staff had to tell me that the grey colour to me was yellow.

 

colur blind yellow

 

update 7:29am

 

since the windows in the 46 chevy 3 ton were smashed out a long time ago by people who hate to see their reflection. i changed out the window frames with ones that had glass in them. plus the glass was pre-broken so i don't have to worry about breaking them either. this window was the original plate glass and was loose in the frame. a little gasket goo fixed the problem which will not effect seeing out the window. the truck will be driven in the extreme cold temperatures which means the side windows will be all frosted up. we usually have to roll the window down to see out when all frosted up anyways. once the money tree blossoms then new safety glass can be purchased from the south and shipped to the Kingdom. my Russian Roulette book is FR*E on amazon as an ebook.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

46 glass 01

 

Nov 23 2021 update 7:32am

 

yesterday the staff and i got out the muskeg buggie from storage to make the motor mounts. since i have to make the motor mounts for the staff's 45 chevy 3 ton truck we decided to make the set for the muskeg buggie too. only problem was the motor with rebuilt trans was in the motor storage trailer and the cab was in another storage trailer plus the frame was upside down outside. it took a couple of hours to gather all the parts up. the 6th book in my winter road series is FR*E as an ebook on amazon.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 22 2021 update 7:10pm

 

with the ice storms in the south and no mail or freight for 6 days which can be normal for us in the Great White North. the mail truck came today with the pony's night light which was ordered back in october. now i can really see the pony on the walking trails around the Kingdom in the dark.

 

herk light

 

update 7:51am

 

to mount the brake booster and brake pedal from a modern vehicle i just printed off the picture of the holes in the fire wall of the 46 chevy cab from the welding truck that became the welding sleigh. i am also colour blind so i only own a B&W printer. i had mounted this brake booster and pedal back in 1990 so it was easy to do using the measurements. next i ran the new brake lines which are equal length to the wheel cylinders so equal pressure so 1 wheel is not locking up when trying to stop on snow or ice. only took 25 years to figure it out because GM ran the original brake lines at different lengths. then the fun part to finish out the sunday afternoon was mounting the windshield frame from the welding truck on to the hinges. i have only had the windshield in storage since the year 2000 know that i was going to use it some day. last day for this book being free.

Amazon.com: Winter Roads: 15 Seconds of Fame (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 5) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

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Nov 21 2021 update 7:24am

 

i performed magic in the shop yesterday with fixing the steering box for the 46 chevy 3 ton truck. great fun because GM used a different steering box on each of my 6 truck in the Kingdom. but i had enough parts and pieces to get this one rebuilt. since the steering wheel was long gone i installed a wheel from an 86 chevy until i can find one that will work. the fun we had filming my 15 second of fame on Ice Road Truckers is FR*E for 2 more days as an ebook.

Amazon.com: Winter Roads: 15 Seconds of Fame (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 5) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

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Nov 20 2021 update 7:11am

 

on thursday when we had the Green Toy out to unload and reload the storage trailer. we also used the Green Toy to pull the drag around the Kingdom and my neighbour's yard to smooth out the snow. pulling the drag makes a nice snow base for when the real snow comes and we have to get the plow truck Thor out to do some serious plowing. more on Ice Roads in my FR*E ebook on amazon.

Amazon.com: Winter Roads: 15 Seconds of Fame (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 5) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

GT dragging side

 

Nov 19 2021 update 7:14am

 

yesterday i needed the seal number off the front wheel seal on the 45 chevy 3 ton which my daughter owns that is an original Barnes Freighters truck. my grandpa and i changed out the seals in 1983 so i know it will be a good seal number then i can order a few. the staff decided to work on her truck so we unloaded it from the storage trailer which was a good thing. it took me 1.5hrs to get both front hubs off by unbolting them because the brake shoes are stuck to the drum. oh well more added fun in my life. 5th book my Ice Road book series is FR*E as an ebook.

Amazon.com: Winter Roads: 15 Seconds of Fame (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 5) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

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Nov 18 2021 update 7:23am

 

yesterday i started the day off with breaking the brass hammer handle on a "love tap" not in a fit of rage. but i did get the new brake shoes never seized up so they will last 40 years. the truck had to go outside so i could pop the motor out and toss it on the back because i need to remove the steering column to work on the steering box. also i had wheel cylinders and new rubber brake hoses in stock too. my 15 seconds of fame ice road book is FR*E on amazon for the next 5 days so share it well.

Amazon.com: Winter Roads: 15 Seconds of Fame (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 5) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

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Nov 17 2021 update 7:19pm

 

the staff was out smoothing out the dog walking trails with the little bit of snow we got over night.

 

quad trails

 

update 7:20am

 

it was my lucky day in the shop yesterday with finding a set of new kingpins for the front axle in the 46 chevy 3 ton that came wrong for the 39 chevy, 38 maple leaf and 38 gmc. after i had measured and doubled checked everything i spent the rest of the day installing them in the axle. the expensive reamer from the east coast of the usa worked perfectly. plus the caps on the bottom and top of the kingpins are welded in to place because i live in a frozen wasteland. if the caps are not welded then the grease comes out easily out the top and bottom and not around the kingpin when greasing the kingpin in the cold weather. last day for the Dream Team being FR*E which tell of the start of my Hollywood Fame which was only 15 seconds.

Winter Roads: Dream Team (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 4), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 16 2021 update 8:16pm

 

the staff took my cookie trays to make the Chicago Fry Bread at her house today. so i had to cook my Eggos on the tin foil on the rack. oh well.

 

eggos tray

 

update 7:15am

 

yesterday during the heat of the day of -2c which is un-usual for us in the Great White North in november. we brought the 46 chevy 3 ton in to the shop to do a little work on it. i was very surprised to find new brakes shoes on the front as if they were installed last week not 40 years ago. plus i used a little trick my grandpa taught me on using a big tap to knock out the old bushings for the kingpins. my grandpa owned these trucks when they were new while operating Barnes Freighters from 1930 to 1952 so he had lots of knowledge on working on these trucks. only 2 more days left for the Dream Team being FR*E on amazon.

Winter Roads: Dream Team (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 4), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 15 2021 update 7:33am

 

at 5pm yesterday i had the td-9 known as Zhoda in the shop. he is a confused cat like this generation of young adults because he is a TD-9 but a gas more instead of the diesel motor which means he is suppose to be a T-9 not a TD-9. i had to use the mini Hoe to pop the head off to find a little rust which is normal these days. 3 more day for my Ice Roads book being FR*E on amazon.

Winter Roads: Dream Team (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 4), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 14 2021 update 7:48am

 

just a boring day in the little shop doing up grades on the TD-18 known as Blaine. i changed out the factory flare fittings for common ones and upgraded the rubber hose that is known to collapse after 70 years for some reason. the ball valve makes it nice for turning the diesel fuel on and off under the seat. plus the "diesel" in line filter saves the cost of the big filters by catching any dirt before filters. only 4 more days for my ice roads book being FR*E on amazon as an ebook.

Winter Roads: Dream Team (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 4), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

td-18 fuel lines smaller

 

Nov 13 2021 update 8:14pm

 

the shop guard dogs are in a deep sleep on their blanket in front of the td-18 with the wood making it +35c in the shop.

 

deep sleep

 

update 7:40am Kingdom Time

 

not many people can say they had 2 TD-18 winter freighting cats up and running at -10c at the end of the world but i did. took one out of the shop and brought the other one in for a few up grades. my Dream Team book is FR*E on amazon as an ebook which tells of the Hollywood film crew visiting in 2012 that was the start of my 15 seconds of fame on national TV on Ice Road Truckers. money is tight so please share and enjoy the book.

Winter Roads: Dream Team (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 4), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

2 td-18 in shop

 

Nov 12 2021 update 7:21am Kingdom Time

 

it was a boring day yesterday in the shop finishing the new style starter on the TD-18. even the little video i made for tik=tok is boring but here is a picture of the dual stacks running on gas. last day for my big book at 594 pages long for being FR*E on amazon.

Dominatrix School: Failing Military Marriage (Naughty Natalie Series Book 3), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

dual stacks

 

Nov 11 2021 update 7:14am Kingdom Time

 

started this project in 2010 but had the brand new wilson starter self destruct on a test to see how far the bendix came out. the new starter was rebuilt in mexico and the company gave me no warranty even when i explained that it was a test on the bench with a 12v battery and booster cables. tried again in 2014 but my other td-18 got the new upgraded starter first. then in 2017 i bought the new 35MT starter figuring i would install it right away. now 2021 it was an easy job with drilling and tapping out the holes for the nose cone being able to drill the holes with the 3/8 drill using drill bits with the 3/8 shank. it was an easy install after waiting 11 years to have the correct tools to do the job. only 2 more days for my 7th book being FR*E on amazon has an ebook.

Dominatrix School: Failing Military Marriage (Naughty Natalie Series Book 3), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 10 2021 update 7:21pm Kingdom Time

 

since i have busy fixing everything the Kingdom, the staff is making the Chicago Fry Bread for the the guard dogs to enjoy.

 

xena fry bread

 

update 7:13am new time

 

at 7pm the 74 ih truck was dragged out of the shop after 3 hours of it not wanting to start. it would fire once in a while and when i checked the timing it looked like the timing chain had jumped. but google now tells me that there are big timing gears and the timing is set to #8 cylinder not #1 like most vehicles. then i also read the electronic ignition in distibutor is obsolete and know to fail so that might be the reason why and the only new part i did not buy. but the TD-18 fired right up at -5c and had no problem driving in the little shop to be worked on next. the staff added more reflective tape to the pony harness so i can see him on the walking trails in the dark dark we have until more snows come. my 7th book is written about life in the cold cold manitoba winter back i 1985 when i had hair and is FR*E on amazon.

Dominatrix School: Failing Military Marriage (Naughty Natalie Series Book 3), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 09 2021 update 7:23am new time

 

the gas tank was a little rusted on the 74 IH so i used the plasma cutter out side to pop a few holes in it so it can be cleaned properly. i made sure to do it on a sun clear day in case i blew the tank up and needed to be flown south for medical care. plus i even did a test fit of the front fenders that came with the cab which i have owned for over 30 years now. 4 more days for the big book of 220,000 words for being FR*E on amazon.

Dominatrix School: Failing Military Marriage (Naughty Natalie Series Book 3), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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Nov 08 2021 update 7:25pm new time

 

with the time change it is now dark on our walking trails with no snow in the dense trees which makes it dark dark. xena's pony does not act like a dog in the bush and my flash light only reflects back on his eyes which makes me think he is a timberwolf looking at me as if i am dinner. the staff put a piece of reflective tape used on semi trailer so i know it is her pony not a timberwolf.

 

safety herk

 

May 23 2018

i asked my son xena to take a selfie for me because i can never do it right. tee shirts during the day and jackets on at night. welcome to the great white north.

 

thansk selfie

 

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