Here is my check list for trips (especially Truck Shows): parts to carry on 1954 truck trips (shows): I have always needed lists - I need them more as I age. I now need/have ways to find/remember where my list is.
☐ assembled/tested/adjusted points/condenser/cap distributor ☐ ignition wires ☐ various bulbs? ☐ 2 qts of oil (spout/funnel) ☐ a few clean rags ☐ jack and tire changing tools ☐ two jack stands ☐ two or 4 2"x12" blocks of wood for under jack stands ☐ two wheel chocks ☐ iPhone and/or GPS ☐ long and longer USB cables ☐ iPhone/iPad holder ☐ 12v power source - Wagner beefy 12v/240v power unit (USB ports and jumper cables) ☐ long and longer USB cables ☐ jumper cables? ☐ medium cooler for beer/soda ☐ folding chair ☐ accordion chair ☐ 2 tire-stops (2-rolling stops) ☐ first aid kit ☐ work gloves ☐ baseball cap ☐ "Australian" hat ☐ raincoat / rain suit ☐ rain boots ☐ EasyPass ☐ portable radio from garage (check battery)
☐ medium cooler and ice packs ☐ water, soda, beer, wine, whisky?
☐ fill gas tank ☐ check oil level (and color) ☐ check air in tires (jack up and spin/rock front wheels - bearing adjustment) ☐ check air in spare tire
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When I'm in my own area I usually just carry the stock jack, a fire extinguisher (in all my vics, since they are cheap insurance). When I'm on the road, I'll fill up an ammo box with (std or metric) tools, maybe a small hydraulic jack.
Most important, I carry my AAA card.
When I'm dragging a trailer, I keep a spare hub with me. I also toss in a few 4x4's or 4x6's to use as a trailer jack,, just pull the trailer tire up on them and the other axle is hanging.
When BW and I go on a long trip I take my "junkyard tool box" which is a 50 cal ammunition box packed with tools, my AAA card, and a cell phone. No spare, jack, or extra parts except for a points style distributor which has never been used. Going to eliminate the extra dizzy but keep the tool box to help OTHER broke down old rides.
I built the biggest box possible using one 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood so I have lots of room. A bottle opener (obvious reason), a gas can with non-ethanol (my gauge doesn't work), jumper cables (I jumped neighbor's Honda), tow strap (I towed a Model A home), gasoline additives (Sea Foam, etc.), fire extinguisher, fan belt, tool box, 1 quart oil. The shovel is in case I slide into a snow bank in the winter or dig someone else out.
You made me think about my scissor jack shown. I don't know if it will get high enough to get a wheel off the ground. I better try it sometime.
Last edited by Wally / Montana; Sun May 03 2020 09:33 PM.
28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.