[Spridgets] FW: I think I need a top/hood, Spridgets Spares list
bugeye15 at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 20:49:06 MDT 2012
I can't help you with the top, but as far as what spares to take,
I came across this old email from Frank.
You may not need all the items, it IS a long list, but as I
always say, better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have
Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
Thanks to Frank C.!
I carry too many parts but now that I do carry all those parts, nothing
Ever since I snapped an axle 2 hours from home, I carry a spare, it is
zip tied under the right front inner fender but I have never needed it.
I recommend all of us carry some basics.
short piece of 1/4" fuel hose
short piece 1/2 heater hose (head> water pump)
some bailing wire
SU float needle
back up fuel pump
spare dizzy ready to go with wires
set of spark plugs
length of electric wire
Couple of spare nuts and bolts and lug nuts
Tools should include
spark plug wrench
7/16, 1/2, 9/16 wrenches
lug wrench and jack
Road trip spares (more than a day away from home)
generator/regulator (or alt)
Head gasket set BTDT on the road
slave cyl (or kit)
front pulley (engine)
Stuff you will not find at the local auto parts store and don't want to
wait for 2 or 3 days to be delivered where you broke down.
I carry the basics in my small tool kit in each Sprite, I have the "Road
Trip Spares" bag that I throw in the car when I am going away for a few
I have lost a generator in Vermont, an axle in Pennsylvania, a fuel pump
in Maryland, and a petronix in Virginia.
If your brake pads go 1000 miles from home, you will be glad you have
spares, they can be used ones with some meat left on them. And remember,
if a caliper hangs up and you don't realize it, those pads will go away
fast and a down hill mountain run with metal to metal is no fun.
Happened to someone in Breckenridge in 92, not me but it happens.
Toms River, NJ
> Hi List,
> I'm sure it's been discussed before, but if anyone has recommendations on
> spares, tools, etc I should bring please pass along as well!
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