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Old 03-25-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Road trip supplies

You still use points?!?!?

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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> Not having done one in quite a while, it struck me as funny, the things I
> thought I naturally bring with me on a road trip in a vintage car, in
> addition to my phone. After all, I did put most of the thing together
> myself...
>
> About 25-30 wrenches, sockets, extensions, etc. (with carefully selected
> duplicates) and a crowbar; 15-20 screwdrivers and nutdrivers, 3 pair
> pliers, a pair of wire cutters, a Swiss Army knife, and 2 vice grips; 1
> gal. antifreeze, 5 qts. oil; fire extinguisher, jumper cables, electrical
> tape, an air pump (with neato flashy lights), a new spare, AND a can of
> fix-a-flat; 2 funnels, several pair latex gloves (no, not for the hotel
> stay), zip ties, a flashlight; extra points & condenser set, extra coil,
> distributor cap and rotor, fuel filter "cartridges", a plexi cowl cover,
> and a dwell meter. Oh - and something clean to lie on. I'm only going
> about 500 miles. However, there are spots along the way where you're at
> least 25 miles from anyone who could help you... and I did change the
> belts today.
>
> "Crap... my multimeter needs batteries! Gotta get those tomorrow.
> Did I forget anything?"
>
> =)
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Old 03-25-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Mark C. wrote:

> You still use points?!?!?


I think that's in case the Pertronix craps out.

I'm like Big Al. In Summer '00 we drove our unrestored '70 Cougar
(351C, FMX) from SF Bay Area to Tampa by way of the Grand Canyon and
back by way of Kansas City wth nought but a cheapie $20 plastic case
kit in the trunk. Although I always make sure the spare is good and
there's full tire-changing stuff. 119 degrees one day, pouring rain
on several others. Nary a problem. Same deal, Summer '01, drove the
Coug to Alaska, through Bend Oregon the way up and through Vancouver
Island on the way back.

Last summer, we got the kids' '65 289 (with points) 3-spd stick
Mustang fastback in good running condition (but also unrestored) for
the first time in 25 years, and the youngest and I just hopped in
and made a huge 5,000 mile loop through NorCal, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas
City Mo., Kansas again, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Cali. Nought
but the same sort of cheap tool kit in the trunk. The kicker is that
we stayed off the Interstate for all but the Salt Lake City to home
drive-through-the-night death march. Nothing but two-lane blacktops,
with a divided highway here and there, and gravel here and there too.
I'm telling you, it is really sparsely populated out there in the
Great Plains. You can drive for hours without overtaking or being
overtaken, and a car coming at you as seldom as every 10-30 minutes.
In other words (for a city boy) Paradise!

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Old 03-25-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Road trip supplies

Mark C. wrote:

> You still use points?!?!?


I think that's in case the Pertronix craps out.

I'm like Big Al. In Summer '00 we drove our unrestored '70 Cougar
(351C, FMX) from SF Bay Area to Tampa by way of the Grand Canyon and
back by way of Kansas City wth nought but a cheapie $20 plastic case
kit in the trunk. Although I always make sure the spare is good and
there's full tire-changing stuff. 119 degrees one day, pouring rain
on several others. Nary a problem. Same deal, Summer '01, drove the
Coug to Alaska, through Bend Oregon the way up and through Vancouver
Island on the way back.

Last summer, we got the kids' '65 289 (with points) 3-spd stick
Mustang fastback in good running condition (but also unrestored) for
the first time in 25 years, and the youngest and I just hopped in
and made a huge 5,000 mile loop through NorCal, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas
City Mo., Kansas again, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Cali. Nought
but the same sort of cheap tool kit in the trunk. The kicker is that
we stayed off the Interstate for all but the Salt Lake City to home
drive-through-the-night death march. Nothing but two-lane blacktops,
with a divided highway here and there, and gravel here and there too.
I'm telling you, it is really sparsely populated out there in the
Great Plains. You can drive for hours without overtaking or being
overtaken, and a car coming at you as seldom as every 10-30 minutes.
In other words (for a city boy) Paradise!

180 Out

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Old 03-25-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Mark C. wrote:
> You still use points?!?!?


No. I use an Ignitor, but I have a spare P&C set and coil

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Old 03-25-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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I do. Just in case. It takes up very little space in a tool bag, and
it's a quick fix in case the Ignitor should fail. That was my reason
for going with an upgrade rather than replace the entire distributor.

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>You still use points?!?!?
>
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