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Old 09-18-2019, 08:51 AM   #21
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:53 AM   #22
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I really like the home depot 6in1 screwdriver. It gives you 1/4in 5/16 and 4 screwdriver tips. very convenient to put in pocket or tool belt on a job.


These are a few things I have beyond whats listed. And there are things up list im going to add.

channel locks
vise grip
2lb hammer
real big screwdriver
6n1 screw driver
large crecent
small crecent
line man pliers(they always have a good cutter on them)
needle nose pliers
punch
chisel
tiny carb screw driver
a handfull of nuts couple bolts
short but sturdy tow rope
a small roll of electrical wire
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:24 AM   #23
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I am an old timer with Model A driving and for many years carried a condenser as my spare parts, and my tools were a jack and a screwdriver. I gradually morphed into carrying more spare parts and I have helped others with them, and never needed more than a condenser for my own car.

Let me tell you a story. I got a phone call one day from a female asking me if I had a generator available. I said yes and in a few hours she appeared. She was a hippie type with a rather run down appearing Fordor. I asked her how far she had driven with the generator not working. Her reply was MONTANA. I then asked how many times she charged the battery and she said once, near Chicago. She parked at night on hills to coast and start or she cranked it. She did not drive at night. She had Model A common sense. She visited her mother on the Cape and left for Tennessee. The next time I saw her, months later, the Fordor was smashed in the rear. She was driving back from Tennessee and on the New Jersey Turnpike she got rear ended by a semi. She was towing a U Haul trailer carrying her mothers furniture to the Cape which absorbed most of the damage and trailer and contents were totaled. The car was still running and free of mechanical problems but the rear of the body had extensive damage. The last time I saw her she was leaving to return to Montana in the car.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:51 AM   #24
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:15 PM   #25
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I have my "bag" I put in any vehicle I drive. It contains those all in one tools they keep coming out with. They really do help in an emergency. Including bailing wire and duct tape. I guess I'm just old fashioned Boy Scout "Be Prepared"
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:26 PM   #26
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I asked her how far she had driven with the generator not working. Her reply was MONTANA. I then asked how many times she charged the battery and she said once, near Chicago.

I almost lost my cookies on that one. Lol!


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Old 09-18-2019, 03:22 PM   #27
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Is that a volt/ohm meter?


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Old 09-18-2019, 06:12 PM   #28
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Here is a list I made several years ago, it is broken down in three lists, tools, parts, and supplies with an code for location, TB (tool box), T (trunk), US (under seat), and the blanks are for item NOT included this trip.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:19 PM   #29
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I am an old timer with Model A driving and for many years carried a condenser as my spare parts, and my tools were a jack and a screwdriver. I gradually morphed into carrying more spare parts and I have helped others with them, and never needed more than a condenser for my own car.

Let me tell you a story. I got a phone call one day from a female asking me if I had a generator available. I said yes and in a few hours she appeared. She was a hippie type with a rather run down appearing Fordor. I asked her how far she had driven with the generator not working. Her reply was MONTANA. I then asked how many times she charged the battery and she said once, near Chicago. She parked at night on hills to coast and start or she cranked it. She did not drive at night. She had Model A common sense. She visited her mother on the Cape and left for Tennessee. The next time I saw her, months later, the Fordor was smashed in the rear. She was driving back from Tennessee and on the New Jersey Turnpike she got rear ended by a semi. She was towing a U Haul trailer carrying her mothers furniture to the Cape which absorbed most of the damage and trailer and contents were totaled. The car was still running and free of mechanical problems but the rear of the body had extensive damage. The last time I saw her she was leaving to return to Montana in the car.
Nice story. Every time that I read a story like this one I understand more the folks at the club. I am new, first summer with a Model A. It is in excellent shape. But I am in my learning curve. So everything worries me. I go and tell them " guys, I hear this, or I saw this , or I have the impression that...." they always take a look to the car and their answer is "All is OK Dan. Remember that these are Model A and they where built to survive" go and enjoy the car.

That story tells me that my club members are OK. These cars are difficult to break.

Can I ask around what year that story took place.

Thanks you !!!
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:42 PM   #30
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Here is a list I made several years ago, it is broken down in three lists, tools, parts, and supplies with an code for location, TB (tool box), T (trunk), US (under seat), and the blanks are for item NOT included this trip.


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Old 09-18-2019, 10:50 PM   #31
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Wow 160, you don't mess around when it comes to travel kits. Good for you.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:32 PM   #32
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I carry all of this in a tool box mounted between the front frame rails:
Abrasive Papers
Axle Hub Gasket (2)
Axle Keys (2)
Cable Ties
Clamp (2)
Coil, 12V Internal Resistor
Coil Hi-V Wire Terminal
Coil Hi-V Wire
Condenser OEM
Condenser, Modern (2)
Cotter Pin Pick
Crank & Lug Nut Wrench
Crimper, Wire Termini
Cyl Head Eye Bolts (2)
Distributor, Rebuilt
Distributor Body
Distributor Cap
Drum Puller
Duct Tape
Extension 3/8 x 3”
Extension 3/8 x 6”
Feeler Gage
File, Rat Tail
Flashlight, LED
Float Valve Shim Set
Gasket Paper
Gasket Scrapper
Gasket, “A” Water Pump
Gloves
Grease, 2 Ounces

Grease, Die-Electric
Hammer, Ball Peen
Hardware Assortment
Ignition Point Posts (2)
Ignition Point Set, OEM (2
Ignition Point Set, Modern
Insurance Policy
Jack & Handle
Knife, Utility
Magnet, Telescoping
Marker, Black Sharpie
Mirror
Nut Drivers 3/16, 1/4, 5/16
Nut Drivers 11/32, 3/8
Nut Drivers 7/16, 1/2
Paint Brush 2”
Pin, Valve Stem
Pliers
Pliers, Diagonal
Pliers, Needle Nose
Pliers, Vise Grips 7”
Pliers, Water Pump
Putty Knife 2”
Rags (3)
Ratchet 3/8 Drive x 6”
Ratchet 3/8 Swivel Head
Rod, Plastic
Rope, 32”
RTV Silicone, Tube
Scissors
Scotch Brite Cloth
Screw Driver, Offset
Screw Driver, Phillips
Screw Driver-Holder 1/8
Screw Driver 1/4
Screw Driver 1/4 Short
Screw Driver 5/16
Screw Driver, Large
Shims, Rear Axle (2)
Silicone Sealer
Socket Adapter 1/4 to 3/8
Socket Adapter 3/8 to 1/2
Socket Adapter 1/2 to 3/8
Socket 3/8Dr x 3/8
Socket 3/8Dr x 7/16
Socket 3/8Dr x 1/2
Socket 3/8Dr x 9/16
Socket 3/8Dr x 5/8
Socket 3/8Dr x 11/16
Socket 3/8Dr x 3/4
Socket, Timing Gear Nut
Spark Plug TT10
Spark Plug Gap Tool
Stop Leak, Barr’s
Tape, Electrical
Test Light, Coil
Test Light, Hi-Voltage
Rain-X
Rotor
Timing Gear
Timing Pin w Key Ring
Tire Irons (2)
Tube Patch Kit
Tube Valve Service Tool
Tube Valve Puller
Tooth Brush
Towels, Micro-Fiber (3)
Towels, Paper
Towel, Terry Cloth
Valve Guide Driver
Water, 1 Gallon
Water Pump, “A”
Wheel Bearing Set, Front
Wheel Bearing, Rear
Wire AWG 16 x 24”
Wire Brush
Wire Hangar
Wire Strippers
Wrench, Adjustable 4”
Wrench, Adjustable 10”
Wrench, Brake Adjusting
Wrench, Box 1-1/8
Wrench 1/4
Wrench 3/8
Wrench 7/16
Wrench 1/2
Wrench 9/16
Wrench 5/8
Wrench 11/16
Wrench 3/4
Wrench, Car Jets
Wrench Set, Allen
Wrench, Nu Rex Timing
I carry a cylinder head gasket & blankets in the bustle behind the rear seat.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:51 AM   #33
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