I'll go with Scott on the mobile phone and AA card (that's Automobile
Association, not Alcoholics Anonymous - although that might also be
useful...) but I'd suggest a good book to read while waiting for the
breakdown truck, too!
If it makes you feel any better, I took my Spitfire on it's first "real"
journey a couple of months ago - Slough to Coventry round trip, total
about 200 miles. All I took with was a bottle of water and a can of oil
- and I didn't need either of them.
I used to know a guy who had a rotor arm snap in half while driving
along one day. Since then, he's always carried a spare rotor arm with
him - and never needed it. I suppose what I'm trying to say is that
whatever you think to take with you, the one thing you'll need will be
the one thing you left behind - so why bother?
Hope you enjoy the drive!
>Sent: 08 July 1999 04:16
>To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: Spit Trip
>In a message dated 7/7/99 4:47:45 PM Central Daylight Time,
><< At 120 miles a journey it's the longest run I have
> done. Just wondering what problems I might encounter on such a trip. It's
> half duel carriage way, and half 'A' roads. I'm camping, so theirs little
> room for tools, so what on my kit should I take. >>
>I just ran the GT6 on its first long trip of the year (about 1,200 miles
>total, Wisconsin to Ohio and back), with camping gear stowed, so I know what
>you're talking about.
>Most important items in the kit -- cell phone and AAA card. Ok, Ok, I took a
>small toolkit as well: 2 ea. 7/16, 1/2, 9/16 comb. wrenches; similar sockets
>and ratchet; adjustable wrench; small vice-grip; needle-nose and regular
>pliers; selection of screwdrivers; wire and connectors and strip/crimp tool;
>fistful of various appropriate fasteners; massive quantities of duct tape,
>spit and bailing wire; spare long plug wire or two; spare cap, rotor, points,
>condenser; spare belt. Several gallons of 20W50 Castrol and other vital
>fluids (such as Vodka). Reliable mechanic.
>But really, that stuff is all along just to make me feel better. Most any
>problem that would require those things would be the sort of thing that would
>be tough to fix at the side of the road. Maybe the most useful thing would
>be a laptop, with the ability to check the VTR list of available help from
>local Triumph owners.