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Doing The Pre-trip With Monster Truck

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1578 by King of Obsolete
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.

kingofobsolete.ca/monster_truck_running_...eer_lake_WEBPAGE.htm

kingofobsolete.ca/sterling_SUNKEN_CAT_WEBPAGE.htm

thansk

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1584 by D4Doug
King,

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.
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15 years 3 weeks ago #1586 by Delta Dirt
King---

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

Delta Dirt
Avon, Ms 38723

D2 5U and other scrap iron

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1600 by gwhdiesel75
KOO, very much enjoyed this post. Read it all. Very Interesting! Very Exciting!! I hope you get plenty of ice this winter. GWH

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1603 by King of Obsolete
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

kingofobsolete.ca/monster_truck_runs_reindeer_lake_WEBPAGE.htm

thansk

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1612 by tomseabee
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,
Tom

Tom Smith

D2 5U dozier (1956)
D311 Genset (ex RCAF unit)
Cat Twenty (1928)
Cat Ten (1929)

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1613 by Bill Glenn
Replied by Bill Glenn on topic Hey K of O,
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!?!?!

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1636 by King of Obsolete
thansk guys, it what we do to have fun in the great white north, getting the plans in line for maybe another trip?????


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15 years 3 weeks ago #1643 by gwhdiesel75
KOO, I read your piece on Monster Truck Runs Reindeer Lake and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for letting us know about it. GWH

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15 years 3 weeks ago #1645 by King of Obsolete
glad you enjoyed it, when you visit the great white north are you going to bring the right selection of underwear?????

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