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Old 01-14-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Must haves for the truck/trailer???

OK, getting close to hitting the track. What are some "must haves" that are easily forgotten for the truck/trailer? The obvious stuff I get, Jack, Jack stands, Tools, ETC, but what things have you added after needing it?
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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I find Tim that i never seem to have the right tool,, so I am slowly building 2 complete sets of hand tools 1 for my shop, and 1 for the truck.

Also you should bring a piece of plywood to put under the jack stands, alot of tracks wont let you use jack stands unless you have some wood under them.

I also like to bring a small generator with me too.. helps to run lights and what not
 
Old 01-14-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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It's all the little stuff you think you'll never need at the track that bites you in the butt. For example, electrical tools, connectors, wiring stuff, etc. The dragster had a habit of running great in the garage, and in the pit during warm up, however, when it'd hit the track, electrical gremlins would come from out of nowhere.

Like I said, it's always the stuff you think you'll never need. The best habit, like said above is to have two separate sets of tools; one for your garage and one for your trailer, that way you won't be moving tools from one place to another and forget them when you head to the track.

And ALWAYS have spares; if you're running nitrous, have extra jets, bottles, etc.

Finally, and MOST important of all; the BBQ and Beer. (that's as important as the racecar itself).
 
Old 01-14-2010, 12:39 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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Extra rain gear.... everytime I've went to the racetrack its rained weather it was forecasted or not, not kidding! For your sake, hope I never come to watch you race
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:52 PM   #6
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air compressor or an air pig, duct tape, zip ties, like dustin said a full aray of electrical parts including extra fuses, extra misc bolts, tap and die set, heat wrap, either plywood or some 2x6s, extra yoke and driveshaft lol
 
Old 01-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #7
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Chairs, boost/jump box, zip ties, boost, npt plugs and fittings, garden sprayer (cool down intercooler), log book. Just a few things off the top of my head.
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couple feet of misc. size hoses, catch pan, extra trans fluid, oil, good flashlight, cause the generator will not start when you really need it. Extra straps, bungee cords, funnel, rags. I'm sure I will think of other things.
 
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Hose, tow strap, turbo clamps, intercooler boots, water, extra water.
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All good. I removed a couple comments since I want it to be a serious thread......well as serious as it can be on Comp D.
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Extra fluids in case of a leak. Its also good to carry a few parts for the tow rig in the trailer.


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Old 01-14-2010, 03:22 PM   #14
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Grab a extra air tank. Very useful when the truck needs some air and you dont want to drag the whole dang compressor out. Also, get a bigger compressor, one with a 30-50 gallon tank. Cant have too much air.
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The big thing is to have a "Macgyver" box. Hose clamps, electrical tape, Duct tape, ether, zip ties, misc fittings etc. Must have the bag/box of tricks.
 
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All good. I removed a couple comments since I want it to be a serious thread......well as serious as it can be on Comp D.
Was wondering what happened... was all said in good humor

But in all seriousness... definitely a portable air tank or three. I know how you drag racers like to adjust your tire pressure all the time. And I prefer the electric equivilant to pnuematic tools. Alot easier to drag an extension cord around than an air hose IMO Or better yet, cordless.

Extra lights too... shop lights, flashlights, little LED lights that clip to your hat... never fails, I always end up working on something or loading it in the dark.
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When I used to go to the sand dunes all the time, all it took to keep everything running was: WD-40 for sticky parts that need to move, Duct Tape for moving parts that need to stick, a crescent wrench: one size fits all, and a good pair of vice grips for all those rounded-off bolts, allen heads, etc.
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Extra V-band clamps for turbos, an extra CAC boot and clamps, and everything already mentioned. It seems you always need something you don't have.
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At this rate, just build another truck to scavenge spare parts off of... basically thats what you'll have to do if you listen to every post in this thread
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brake parts cleaner...cause if you have an oil leak its your best friend
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