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King of Obsolete
12-28-2006, 02:20 PM
well we took MONTER TRUCK out and did a little scouting on reindeer lake to see what the ice conditions were like. we did't try to cross the big water to see the area where sterling sunk his rd6 58 years ago. so click on and enjoy.




12-28-2006, 06:53 PM

What was your monster truck origonally? It looks like a Military style Dodge Power Wagon. I will try to post a photo of my old Dodge that has been in the family for the past 53 years.

Delta Dirt
12-28-2006, 07:11 PM

Great trip to Brochet----enjoyed the posting. (reckon you could turn the heater up a little on the next trip?):D Seeing the "pressure ridge" crack is interesting-----I remember seeing something about them from a show on the Discovery Channel a few years ago covering "ice road trucking". How often do you run up on one of them??? Presume in reality the "pressure ridge" serves the same purpose as the joints in a concrete slab highway----allowing some flex???

Also caught up on latest news on Sterling's sunken Cat. Hoping ya'll get some heavy ice this winter----want to see that Cat back up top.

Good luck----keep us posted on all the adventures of the King of Obsolete.:cool:

Delta Dirt

12-29-2006, 08:11 AM
KOO, very much enjoyed this post. Read it all. Very Interesting! Very Exciting!! I hope you get plenty of ice this winter. GWH

King of Obsolete
12-29-2006, 12:59 PM
thansk guys, here is the whole story with out the pictures so dial up guys can enjoy.

nice truck d4doug, but the monster truck started out as a 1974 IH 3/4 ton and we put the 46 cevy cab on it.

dd, yes we had lots of fun, we have to, LOL

gwh, enjoy the story, i tell about the ice thickness and underwear, LOL



12-29-2006, 06:51 PM
Being from south Louisiana, I was fascinated when I discussed the technique of driving on a frozen lake with a Cat pulling a trail of wagons. It seems that a wave is generated by the weight and speed of the Cat train (it precedes the motion of the equipment). It also seems that if you go a little too fast, you can outrun the wave which results in breaking through the ice. :eek: Apparently they wait for this situation because in northern Manitoba, it's a lot faster going across the frozen ice than it is to drive the roads around the lake. That trip would have to be several hundred million miles around the lake to make it worthwhile for me.

The whole thing sounds like a death wish, like suicide. Anytime I go out on water (even if it has made a temporary change of state from liquid to solid) I want to be in something that floats or have my scuba gear on.

Happy new year to all,

Bill Glenn
12-29-2006, 06:59 PM
Hey K of O,

If you could hop on one of the Ice Shelves about the time that it is about to break away from land (like the one up on Ellesmere Island) maybe you could float down my way for a visit.

I could meet you on the New Jersey coast!?!?!

King of Obsolete
12-30-2006, 09:06 AM
thansk guys, it what we do to have fun in the great white north, getting the plans in line for maybe another trip?????


12-30-2006, 10:40 AM
KOO, I read your piece on Monster Truck Runs Reindeer Lake and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for letting us know about it. GWH

King of Obsolete
12-30-2006, 10:52 AM
glad you enjoyed it, when you visit the great white north are you going to bring the right selection of underwear?????


King of Obsolete
12-31-2006, 12:11 PM
thansk guys, getting good reviews on my story, i think i'll give up my day job and do writing full time. oh wait, i need a day job to give up first, LOL


eugene vik
12-31-2006, 01:07 PM
so do you have a SBC or 345 or 392
usually the 392 has a 4 BL but they are usually dogs does it have the mopar Torkflite behind a IHC ??

King of Obsolete
12-31-2006, 02:20 PM
eugene it is a 304 with the 727 trans behind it, sure takes a licking and keeps on ticking, LOL


12-31-2006, 03:26 PM
Great pics on your site, KoO.

I had a '64 IHC 3/4 ton PU. The front axle had a factory-installed ratio different enough from the rear that it couldn't do anything on snow or ice. One axle had to be slipping at all times. I traded it for a Dodge full-time 4wd--much better. One of the best I ever had in fact.

Is your IH set up this way?

Have a great year next--plenty of ice and maybe that RD6 too! Cheers,


King of Obsolete
01-01-2007, 10:18 AM
i never really check the ratio, a fellow gave me the truck and it was running and driving but had no cab. itwas rusted right out with the front fenders. he had used it as a wood hauler with a flat deck box. when we built monster truck out of it the drive line was good. never had a problem on the ice, when monster truck has the snow plow on the front, he is all chained up and the front diff is chianed so it can't twist and ripp the drive shaft off. he will push a 43" windrow of snow on the ice. which is amazing.