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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

Aug 14 2018 -- Bombardier Muskeg Buggy

 

Aug 14 2018 -- TD-6 motor change to T-6

 

April 28 2018 -- Beech 18 water recovery

 

April 28 2018 -- Water Salvage Index

 

April 08 2018 -- King's Bar Starter

 

April 08 2018 -- Barnes Freighters

 

April 04 2018 -- Hats for sale

 

March 25 2018 -- Linn Tractor Working

 

March 25 2018 -- Winter Drill Road Index

 

Dec 25 2017 -- 1953 Bombardier Model B-18

 

Nov 21 2017 -- KoO-Tracks

 

Nov 17 2017 -- King's Cats

 

Nov 17 2017 -- Black Fleet on Wheels

 

Jan 07 2016 -- YouTube Videos

 

 

Dec 09 2018

 

of course we had to have a group photo of the 2 Hoes together to show the size difference. i think my mini Hoe makes more money then the big one being so cute, lol.

 

hoe and hoe

 

while we are out working outside the guard dog is enjoying the heat from the wood stove.

 

warm dog

 

Dec 08 2018

 

we worked the 1939 chevy till 10:30pm last night in temperatures of -12c but feels like -17c. the 79 year old truck hauled the magnet to the job site for the scrap guy and his ladys. then did 2 service calls on the the semi and the big Hoe. the last thing we did was bring the magnet back to the Kingdom at 10:16pm of course the night time picture didn't turn out.

 

39 magnet

 

if you look very closely you can see the exhaust coming out the 2.5 inch exhaust stack on the 39 chevy. the shiney pete just came out of the body shop and is looking good.

 

39 pete

 

Dec 07 2018

 

yesterday we had to load out some drill equipment that is moved around by a helicopter which means all lifting lugs are on top. but we didn't have a helicopter to lift the pieces on the semi trailer so we used the big Hoe to lift. this worked out really good because we got everything to fit.

 

drill motor

Dec 06 2018

 

it only took 22 years for me to put a pallet in the front of the little shop but i had to buy a little forklift to do it. the scrap guy and his ladys blew a hydraulic hose on the magnet so the magnet has to be warm for the repairs to be done.

 

magnet

 

my view for 15 seconds like my fame on national TV.

 

kw view

Dec 05 2018

 

yesterday my son and i tossed the new rebuilt trans in to the bombardier to get a measurment for the drive shaft.

 

bombardier trans

 

then we laid out the drive shaft parts and made notes so rodney at westrans got an understanding of what needs to be built. the old driver shaft had 2 slip yokes in it which made for great fun.

 

drive shaft

Dec 04 2018

 

the canada post mail strike delayed my new yard lights by 3 weeks. so last night i put them up to make the new shop area brighter.

 

new lights

 

Dec 03 2018

 

10 years ago when the tractor forklift in the background was complete and running. the owner wanted me to do work on it and pay me with 2 of these yale forklifts. i said thansk but no thansk, i'm the King of Obsolete not the King of Junk. so it goes to prove if you work hard and not say I Do, you can pay cash for a new style forklift wth cab and heater.

 

forklifts

 

i even took the forklift in to the town of WHOville to get some free old diesel fuel out of the tank in the compound where the scrap guy and his ladys are hauling from. now i can wash parts and soak old cats down, recycling at it's finest.

 

free fuel

Dec 02 2018

 

for some reason the chrome bumper on the fancy scrap hauling truck is bigger then the blade on my TD-6 known as Aggie.

 

big bumper

 

even the magnet for the big Hoe is bigger and weighs more then my TD-6 known as Aggie. maybe the T in TD-6 stands for Tiny??????

 

magnet td-6

 

Dec 01 2018

 

it was a boring day yesterday with loading scrap and fixing a flat tire so a puppie picture will have to do. xena aquired another dog to raise which is going to be big.

 

puppie

 

Nov 30 2018

 

took a southern lady friend out for a quick spin in the KoO-Tracks Truck only to get a nice walk back to the Kingdom.

 

broken

 

it was like Dr. Evil used his LAZER to cut the thick rubber track in 1/2. oh well it is only money.

 

lazer cut

 

the D6 known as The Hood had no problem dragging the broken truck back to the Kingdom. not the first time i had to walk with these tracks.

 

Nov 21 2017 -- KoO-Tracks

 

d6 towing

Nov 29 2018

 

the semi that brings the beer and hard booze every wednesday broke down. so we worked late to get it up and going in the new shop with the pit.

 

red army

Nov 28 2018

 

the td-9 known as Zhoda got stripped down of the junkie blade parts by means of the torch. the srap parts will go back south on the same trailer that brought him north.

 

scrap

 

Zhoda is all stripped down and soaked with diesel fuel, he was put in the line up to wait till summer when i can work on him since we are busier in the winter then summer.

 

line up

Nov 27 2018

 

the poo truck went back to work only to toss a code up at the lagoon. a quick trip out with the code reader erased the code and got the truck up and working again.

 

ppo lagoon

 

Nov 26 2018

 

the td-9 known as Zhoda caught a ride inside the sided scrap trailer with all the other supllies for the scrap guy and ladies to do 2 months of work.

 

loaded

 

when Zhoda arrived in the Kingdom it was only a quick drop on the ground to his new home, lol.

 

unloaded

 

Nov 25 2018

 

the scrap guy and lady finally arrived in the Kingdom to do a little clean up. for some reason my forklift looks small.

 

small forklift

Nov 24 2018

 

my favorite dvds that i enjoy which are the collectors edtion with all the extra info. now my Kingdom Followers in Argentina can zoom in on the picture to see more details.

 

dvds

Nov 23 2018

 

on the way home from recovering the burnt car, the extra chain on the deck of the trailer fell off and knocked off the valve stem on the trailer. a game of Russian Roulette with one hit and it was cold enough to break off the rubber valve stem too.

 

flat tire

 

but i had no problem fixing tires with my $5000.00 italian tire machine.

 

tire machine

Nov 22 2018

 

i was stuck in the office doing paperwork yesterday at -32c so i should not complain. but here is a picture of loading up the burnt car the other day.

 

loading

Nov 21 2018

 

yesterday at -30c we fired up the Screaming Ford to do a little recovery of a burnt car in the bush. the exhaust fog made the picture look so good and the morning sun shine off the chrome too.

 

SF -30c

 

even the newest cat in the Kingdom fired up too. the1952 TD-6 known as Aggie had no problems starting on gas then switching to diesel.

 

aggie -30

Nov 20 2018

 

you know it is a monday morning when the new poo pump comes with funny screws in it. oh well.

 

funny screws

Nov 19 2018

 

we aquired serveral drawigs from up north where santa claus lives. these drawings will become someone's xmas gift in the near future. more to come on this later.

 

drawings

Nov 18 2018

 

we worked late last night to get the white mini bus over the pit in the new shop to drop the fuel tank. there was a lot of snow in the shop but the mini Hoe and the td-6 known as Aggie had no problem moving it.

 

mini bus in shop

Nov 17 2018

 

with the extra cold temperatures at -31c but feels like -42c, i was able to snap this picture at 9:32am in the morning which gives the long shadow.

 

-31c

 

Nov 16 2018

 

woke up to -31c but feels like -42c which was not forecasted. it is a good thing we used the forklift to get xena's quad when it didn't start at -22c last night. the quad was tossed in the heated loader shed so it will start today.

 

quad tow

Nov 15 2018

 

we worked late last night trying to get some of the vehicles fixed but that didn't happen. oh well.

 

night light

 

Nov 14 2018

 

my son used the new forklift named Mr. Clark yesterday to start empting out a container. plus she did not get stuck at all yesterday too.

 

mr. clark

Nov 13 2018

 

then new forklift arrived in the Kingdom yesterday and had no problem zipping around the snow packed ground which was a surprise.. for some reason the new style forklift look out of place and it is not just the colour green.

 

equipment

Nov 12 2018

 

for a family fun day we took out the quads to check ou the winter drill roads. the first time in 2 years the new enclosed trailer has moved since it's arrival in the Kingdom.

 

black trailer

 

xena took a selfie of me wearing a go-pro to get the filming of our adventure.

 

KoO go-pro

 

i went and got the quad stuck in non-frozen muskeg by the creek. my son xena told me i'm to old to drive the quad aggressively to get it out to better ground. so as of yesterday i'm offically to old.

 

my son quad

 

Nov 11 2018

 

for my son and her boyfriend to do the poo haul, i had to plow out the tanks so she could find them. it was a family fun day.

 

39 convoy

Nov 10 2018

 

we are loaded up and ready to head out this morning. the 1939 chevy that i have owned since 1981 is hauling the newest cat in the Kingdom. which is the TD-6 known as Aggie who was made in 1952. so i guess you can say i'm a big time contractor for the 1955 era.

 

39 aggie

 

 

Nov 09 2018

 

it was a boring day in the Kingdom yesterday working on the poo truck. so here is a picture of the 39 chevy on our drill roads we built in march 2017 when there was way too much snow.

 

39 chevy

Nov 08 2018

 

we did a tow call yesterday because the poo truck would not start in a heated shop. we dragged the truck out and hooked up the Screaming Ford.

 

poo tow

 

once on the road the truck towed really nice back to the Kingdom.

 

tow poo

Nov 07 2018

 

more snows came and i had to get the Hoe out to clean the walk ways in the Kingdom. this is where the size of your Hoe matters.

 

hoe snow

Nov 06 2018

 

my son took this quick selfie picture of me looking like a dork. not sure if i'm trying to show off my man boobs or what. oh well take the good pictures with the bad i guess.

 

jacket

 

Nov 05 2018

 

a relaxing sunday signing books to be mailed to the usa. plus the time change will have me screwed up for the next 2 weeks. not sure who thought the time change up and 2 countries change the clocks with no one protesting. oh my.

 

books

Nov 04 2018

 

people ask me why i don't have a modern semi to haul my collectables and supplies from the south. i then tell people i'm smart with my money and buying a highway semi is a waste of money for me. the highway semis have to run steady miles to cover the cost of insurance and repairs. plus the manitoba D.O.T. is the new form of tax, if the DOT inspection people see you and pull you over for no special reason you will be getting a pink piece of paper to remember them by. the Screaming Ford is a winter road truck and serves me well and it not a highway truck any more. i have Metalz in Motion in winnipeg do all my southern trucking for the last 5 years and they are good at it. susan is my regular driver who hauls north and over the so-called road which is no dramas for her. she has the coloured(forgot the colour i was told being colour blind) Kenworth hooked up to my 3rd van trailer i purchased this summer and will load on monday to head north. i bought the trailer over the internet not the phone and was surprised to see matching mud flaps on the trailer. matching mud flaps are rare on trailers just like matching undies on ladys of the north.

 

3rd trailer

Nov 03 2018

 

not sure how this colour of spray paint got in with the others but the mounting brackets for the LED yard light on the caboose is offically paint. being colour blind i don't know what colour it is.

 

led light

 

after installing 4 more LED yard lights which made the Kingdom so much brighter. i was able to take this picture with the auto setting on the camera not using the night picture setting. you it is bright when you can take a picture like this because we have never been able to get any night pictures in the past.

 

shop night

Nov 02 2018

 

it is offical, my new forklift has been loaded up and heading north to the Kingdom. yes the money tree has been blossoming very well lately compared to other years.

 

loaded

Nov 01 2018

 

my son and her boyfriend got to do the supply run over the so-called road. we had to wait till everything we ordered to show up in thompson because of the mail strike before we could head down to pick it up.

 

trip

Oct 31 2018

 

we are about 3 weeks late in putting the chains on the Screaming Ford but it is still october. not like the stars of the winter road TV show that show up from the south only spend 3 weeks of the season driving on the winter roads when the camera is filming then leave. we got 6 months of winter road season ahead of us.

 

chained up

Oct 30 2018

 

yesterday we packed a wooden box to be shipped south and of course it was a tight fit like getting dolly parton in a training bra. but we made everything fit in the box and the mini Hoe is handy to hold the lid open plus help get the lid shut too.

 

metals in box

Oct 29 2018

 

yesterday i took my 2017 quad out for a ride which is only the second time for this machine. i paid cash for this machine which stays in the shed and i'm the only one to ride it. in 2 years i have gotten 21.2 hours on it so in a couple more years it will be ready for it's first oil change. on my ride i went behind the Kingdom to check out how the muskeg is freezing up where i build my test winter road.

 

BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD - - DEC 31 2015

 

quad ride

 

Oct 28 2018

 

it took me 2 years to figure out the $400.00 industrial yard lights with the $50.00 do not touch bulb suck because they don't have a light sensor. plus they take forever to warm up when you turn them on. the farm supply store had these LED lights on sale for $128.00 with light sensor included but i had to make the bracket to mount them. at 8pm in the dark i grabbed the wrong spray can of paint being colour blind. oh well. painting at -5c is always great fun.

 

yard light

Oct 27 2018

 

the new air compressor for the school bus left winnipeg in the south on wednesday at 4pm. by friday at 4pm it was in the Kingdom with all the other parts needed for the school bus. the joys of living 1200kms at the end of the world. for the price the credit card got whacked for air compressor, you would think they would have splashed some paint on it.

 

new

Oct 26 2018

 

yesterday i said bye bye to the 3 speed transmission in the bombardier to get measurments for the new custom built automatic transmission being built as we speak (type). 3 on the tree shift pattern didn't work when you sat beside the transmission so it is not going to work when the transmission is 8 feet behind you.

 

trans

Oct 25 2018

 

we have been so busy in the Kingdom that i got stressed out and bought a T-9 cat which is named Zhoda. he has been picked up and ready to be shipped north to the Kingdom.

 

zhoda

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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