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Old 04-26-2020, 10:38 AM   #1
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Hello all! I thought I would ask all of you what extras you carry with you (if you do) when driving. Iím thinking of a small duffel bag to keep with me with some tools and extra ignition parts, belt, a fire extinguisher, flashlight, magnet, and a tire pump.
So whatís in your bag?
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:49 AM   #2
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Cash -- and Triple A Card
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AAA card. I actually carry far more than any three cars need. I'm thinking of really scaling back. I have a small canvass Craftsman tool bag, hydraulic bottle jack,flares,fan,belt, Marvel Mystery oil,crank. I have 4 military surplus ammo cans with various stuff like spare dizzy, spare carb, light bulbs. Too much crap really.
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Old 04-26-2020, 11:08 AM   #4
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A cell phone it's the most important item to have!
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Old 04-26-2020, 11:11 AM   #5
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AAA card, Don’t ruin your trip carrying an extra car in parts. Some people even carry a glossary of parts. If the car is in that bad a shape stay home. Carry a spare tire, fan belt and set of points and the AAA card. You just opened a major can of worms. .
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When I drove my restored 29 as a daily driver years ago, I just had the bag of original Ford tools, jack and an extra condenser. I had the grease gun loaded with water pump grease and a little tin of Vaseline for the distributor cam and windshield wiper motor. That was all I needed.
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HISTORY,not allowed to carry in N.J.I have 200 mile towing with AAA and cell phone.
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HISTORY,not allowed to carry in N.J.I have 200 mile towing with AAA and cell phone.

Very sorry Mr Rocket, let's hope this gets changed.
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History: An S&W M&P 9 for me, plus AAA, cellphone, and a few misc tools and ignition parts under the seat.
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:25 PM   #11
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I carry a small canvass bag with common hand tools in it under the front seat. In the bag is also a trouble light for checking voltage points, a distributor by-pass cable, a feeler gauge, and a distributor cam wrench. Under the back seat is a spare fan belt, a spare Zenith carburetor and a spare distributor that is timed for my engine. I also carry a spare lower distributor shaft. The shaft is not for me, but for other people. A number of times I have had to use my spare distributor on other people's car during a tour and several times found the one removed had the long shaft on it. I also carry a suitable jack and a lug wrench.

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I carry a small canvass bag with common hand tools in it under the front seat. In the bag is also a trouble light for checking voltage points, a distributor by-pass cable, a feeler gauge, and a distributor cam wrench. Under the back seat is a spare fan belt, a spare Zenith carburetor and a spare distributor that is timed for my engine. I also carry a spare lower distributor shaft. The shaft is not for me, but for other people. A number of times I have had to use my spare distributor on other people's car during a tour and several times found the one removed had the long shaft on it. I also carry a suitable jack and a lug wrench.

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I do about the same as Tom. But I do have my AAA card and cell phone. Also throw in a tow cable. A lot of the road around here are two lane narrow and it is good the have the cable to be able to have someone pull you to a good parking spot.
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Old 04-26-2020, 03:30 PM   #13
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AAA card, and Iíve had to use it....
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Haha! Laughing and yet appreciative of all the responses.
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I carry tons too much, too much to list here. Am a firm believer if something breaks, it will be something you do not have. So if I carry enough maybe I will not break down.


I do mostly solo driving, am paranoid about getting stuck somewhere. Do not have a significant other to fetch me.


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WATER. For the radiator or me, whoever is thirsty at the time. A quart of oil, can of PB Blaster, can of ether,( not in the passenger compartment) basic hand tools, wrenches screwdrivers test light ECT, a couple jumper wires, wire nuts, flash lights, a tail and head light bulb, hand crank, bottle jack, blocks for said jack, lug wrench, points/condenser, a couple clean spark plugs, hose clamps, fan belt, carb kit, a pry bar suitable for rotating the engine backwards when the starter binds up, tow strap, a junk blanket to lay on or warmth, a set of channel locks that fit the water pump, a camping shovel, and a roll of paper towels.

And above all else in importance, GOOD pliars and bailing wire.

First aid kit ain't a bad idea either.

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WATER. For the radiator or me, whoever is thirsty at the time. A quart of oil, can of PB Blaster, can of ether,( not in the passenger compartment) basic hand tools, wrenches screwdrivers test light ECT, a couple jumper wires, wire nuts, flash lights, a tail and head light bulb, hand crank, bottle jack, blocks for said jack, lug wrench, points/condenser, a couple clean spark plugs, hose clamps, fan belt, carb kit, a pry bar suitable for rotating the engine backwards when the starter binds up, tow strap, a junk blanket to lay on or warmth, a set of channel locks that fit the water pump, a camping shovel, and a roll of paper towels.

And above all else in importance, GOOD pliars and bailing wire.

First aid kit ain't a bad idea either.

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Why not just a AAA card and a cell phone. It must be terrible contemplating a breakdown every time you start the A. Canít imagine your trips are much fun ! O
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Why not just a AAA card and a cell phone. It must be terrible contemplating a breakdown every time you start the A. Canít imagine your trips are much fun ! O
Maybe because I often find myself in non metropolitan areas, where AAA response time can be up to 6 hours,

Maybe because I don't pay for AAA,

Maybe because I'm almost guaranteed no cell service in many areas I go,

Or maybe, just maybe, because I enjoy a degree of self reliance, faith in my OWN skills and abilities, and take pride in handling bad situations on my own. Maybe that's it.

And contrary to what you may believe, I have more fun with my rattly rusty driver quality A than any restored show queen I've owned.

*Add to my last post, a handful of assorted fasteners in the bottom of the tool bag can be a life saver.

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I would like to add though, the phone is a great plan, I do carry one. Try as one might, it's nearly impossible to plan for everything.

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