spares when touring abroad
Bob Grieves (Black 2778) from Kent posted a query for ideas from fellow
members of the essential spares anyone should carry when touring overseas.
Responses came from Geoff King, Bob Owen, Victor Smith, Jim Gibson,
Rob Lewis, Rob Collier and Mike Lane. So the combined list below will
probably cover most reasonable spares needs.
Set of bulbs and a screwdriver so they can be fitted.
Reflective vests (two).
First aid kit.
Set of points for the distributor.
Condenser for the distributor.
25A 1 1/4" fuse.
Can of brake fluid - so with a weeping wheel or clutch cylinder could
help get you to a garage.
Some galvanised steel wire - handy for temporary fix. for dislodged
items, for example exhausts.
Basic tools to allow the use of the above spares including feeler
alternator - I had one fail going down to le Mans one year and my
good fortune was Paul Busby had a spare.
Spare rotor arm.
Set of contact breakers.
Set of bulbs.
Simple test meter.
Dwell meter - in case I have to set up a new set of points.
Duck tape and a small roll of insulating
Corkscrew - once forgot it so will not make that mistake again!
Swiss army knife.
Spare radiator hoses - but pay particular attention to the cooling
system and would flush and refill the radiator system and fit new
hoses before setting off.
Spare hose clips of the correct size as well as spare hoses - as
I found out, the clips originally fitted cannot always be re-used!