Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
My battery and a cardboard box full of stuff. Box has spare fuses, spare bulbs, leather/cloth gloves, can of fix-a-flat (since I don't have a spare due to my battery location), paper towels, Gerber multitool, zip-ties, 1/2" wrench for battery cables and distributor hold down, screwdriver for carb adjustments, small spool of wire to hang exhaust or whatever if a bracket fails, bottle of water, headlamp, duct tape, small amount of wire, spare spark plugs, tire pressure gauge, and hand tools to install/repair the above items.
My fire extinguisher is mounted inside so it can quickly be grabbed when needed.
Ultimately though, I've had my car break down 3 times and none of the items I bring along helped (I have an insurance policy which includes free tows and used a flatbed each time). The first time I needed a tow was when one of my Hurst shifter rods lost a spring clip and locked in reverse (car is too low to get underneath); I replaced all the Hurst spring clips with cotter pins and washers. The second time was when the top bolt holding the Hurst shifter to the mounting plate backed out and I couldn't shift (car is too low so I just had it towed home and then reinstalled the two shifter bolts with red loctite). The last time was when my battery failed and no amount of jumping helped (tow truck even tried using a battery jump pack and it would start but as soon as the pack was disconnected the car would die).
66 GT350 Tribute in Sapphire Blue built over 12-years and finally being driven!
Last edited by Brent; 07-14-2019 at 02:36 PM.