Here's how I did it:
Spend 3 weeks looking for a car on Ebay; Buy said car sight unseen; purchase
airline ticket for self and sucker who wants to go on road trip; pack
ducktape, screwdriver, flashlight, baling wire, pliers and lots of beer;
pick up car two days after worst snowstorm area has seen for years; spin car
three times in parking lot as you are leaving as you are from Hawaii and
they don't have snow; Head south and pray, pray, pray...
Seriously, it was the best trip of my life and I wouldn't trade it for
anything. The list provided me with the items below that I should take and
I pass that on to you. Most of the items fit into a small grip in my trunk.
My trip was to get it back as soon as possible as it was the dead of winter
in a new car so I can't offer site seeing trips.
3/8" pipe plug
something to plug 1/2" heater hose.
Phone #'s/catalog for The Roadster Factory, Victoria British, Moss
Carb diaphragm (2)
carb sync tool
insulated wire & connectors
open end wrenches (non-metric)
needle nose, regular pliers, crescent wrench and vice grips
Haynes repair manual
hose clamps (different sizes)
15" inner tube
HEATER CONTROL VALVE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Sulcs" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:39 PM
Subject: RE:Iron Butts
> I've been reading with interest people's experiences with long
> I'm planning one of my own from Los Angeles to Long Island in my 74' daily
> Do those of you who have made these treks have any words of wisdom in
> preparing the car for the trip? What extra parts/tools were brought
along? Any particular
> routes to avoid (speedtraps), or any routes of particular beauty to
> Erik S.