[T3] Emergency Supplies Checklist
jazfloyd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 21:36:34 PST 2014
I appreciate it! I'll make a checklist of those pieces so that I can get
them all together before I start my test roadtrips.
67 Squareback "Scone"
On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM, <Bobsnotch at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 2/16/2014 3:55:19 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jazfloyd at gmail.com writes:
> I was wondering which parts I should keep on hand during long drives,
> especially with the Invasion coming up this summer. I was planning on
> an extra fan belt/bulbs/fuses/kitty litter(for any possibility of getting
> stuck in mud). Anything else I should bring along just in case?
> I wouldn't ask Keith this question, as he'd tell you to pack a spare car
> into your car. ;-)
> But the extra belt, bulbs, fuses, and ignition spares are always a good
> thing to carry. Add in some hose (with clamps) that your car uses, a long
> length of wire, some mechanics wire, and tools wouldn't hurt either.
> For long trips, I carry a gasket set, tune up parts (plugs, points and
> condenser), along with a section of hose, some wire, and anything I think
> might need to fix the car along side the road (mainly to get it to a safer
> place to really work on it). I'll also carry a set of brushes for the
> generator, and maybe even a spare voltage regulator (I'm still using the
> old style
> non-solid state version). When I used a mechanical fuel pump, I used to
> carry 1 of those too, but I've since switched to electric, and don't carry
> spare anymore. I also carry 3 or 4 quarts of oil, as you never know when
> you could get an oil leak. For tools, it's mostly the metric tools I
> normally use on a VW, plus assorted screw drivers, as sometimes you need a
> 1, and other times it's a long one. If you have a AAA card,and a cell
> phone, carry those too. ;-)
> So far out of all the road trips to different Invasions over the years,
> I've used part of the gasket set (to help a fellow Invader), the spare
> pump (when the 1 I was using became vapor locked), and some tools to fix a
> few things that I didn't before I left. :O On my last Invasion trip
> I did go thru 2 starters (used), but I can't complain, as I just got that
> car up and running a month or so prior. Other than those items, I haven't
> had to do much on a long trip. I feel part of that is from prepping the
> as well as possible (making sure the front beam is greased, and the upper
> sway bar adjusted, oil changed, and the brakes working correctly and
> adjusted, and having good tires on the car) along with making a couple of
> trips (an hour or so long) before leaving to go to an Invasion. Some of
> stuff I carried came back home, and never got used (which is fine with
> but it's nice to know that IF you need an item, you have it with you.
> I'm sure others will chime in, as I know I'm not the only one who carries
> an assortment of stuff with me. I hope this helps.
> Bob 65 Notch S w/Sunroof and IRS aka Krusty
> 64 T-34 Ghia aka Wolfie
> 71 Square-vert under construction
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