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Old 10-04-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default What "extra" or "spare" stuff do you bring to the track?

The car is getting more and more reliable every time it hits the track. Over the past I have brought basic **** to the track just in case. Along with my tool set I sorta have this list.

Extra:
front and rear pads
brake lines
brake fluid & pressure bleeder
oil (motor/trans/diff)
zip ties
spark plugs
foil tape
electrical tape
soldering iron
digital multimeter

Things i need to get/would like to bring to the track.
pyrometer
spare hub/wheel bearings
maybe even a spare diff or trans


Lets compile a list of things that we all take to the track "just in case" I think this could be really helpful for anyone looking to hit the track.
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Tow vehicle

Seriously though, all fluids and a wrench to match every single bolt on the car (Surprisingly not that many). Glue for when the piece of **** falls apart, zip ties for when body panels fall off. 8-in-1 screwdriver. Allan wrench set.

All this fits into one small toolbox and will fix most any problems with the exception of parts actually breaking, in which case you're not going home for a while anyways.
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My usual List of Spares:
Spare Wheels/Tires
Brake Pads
Brake Fluid
Blinker Fluid
Engine/Gear Oil
Assorted Spare Nuts/Bolts from torn down cars
Brake Calipers



Tools
Good Multimeter
Torque wrench
All possible wrench sizes from 1/4" and 5mm to 7/8" and 21mm
Impact Sockets
Regular Sockets
Air compressor
Impact wrench
Cut off Wheel
Sawzall
BFH
Parts Blaster
Breaker Bar
Zip Ties
JB weld
Allen Wrenches
Screw Drivers

Also:
Lots O water
Chairs
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a couple good set of pliers too!

needle nose
lineman pliers
regular pliers
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:15 AM   #5
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My usual List of Spares:
Spare Wheels/Tires
Brake Pads
Brake Fluid
Blinker Fluid
Engine/Gear Oil
Assorted Spare Nuts/Bolts from torn down cars
Brake Calipers



Tools
Good Multimeter
Torque wrench
All possible wrench sizes from 1/4" and 5mm to 7/8" and 21mm
Impact Sockets
Regular Sockets
Air compressor
Impact wrench
Cut off Wheel
Sawzall
BFH
Parts Blaster
Breaker Bar
Zip Ties
JB weld
Allen Wrenches
Screw Drivers

Also:
Lots O water
Chairs
I see what you did there
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key for the car if you trailer it real embarrassing if u forget
air compressor
jack/jacks stands, sometimes ramps (more stable if yer yanking on stuff)
29 and 32mm sockets (axles)
5/8" Spark plug socket
torque wrench (up to 250lbft)
correct size wrenches for all the v-bands
punch
brass hammer
8 mm wrench (bleeders)
tube for bleeding brakes
small pry bar (removing front hub dust cover), big pry bar and c-clamps (putting axles back into diff)
safety wire pliers / safety wire
extra fuses
zip ties
painters tape (leading edge of mag numbers and blocking off oil cooler on cold days)
spare serpentine belt
spare washers and lock pin for sway endlinks
socket for lug bolts on trailer
oil, watter wetter, distilled water
copper based thread antiseize (brake hardware etc)

general paddock equipmenet:
wheel chocks
Gojo Hand Cleaner
2x Shop Towel Rolls
jumper cables to run the winch on the trailer

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My helmet, toolbox and spare belts for the blower.
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Everything above is great - I use a small cylinder of nitrogen with a regulator, SSoooo much easier than hauling an air compresor around, but it won't flow enough for airtools if you needed, like an impact wrench.

I've often found a need for a 2x4 (clears the splitter) to park the wheels against to keep the car from rolling on uneven pavements after a run since ya don't lock the ebrake and are still cooling the engine down.
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Some chem dry could also keep you from getting an expensive clean-up bill too!
And always, blinker fluid.
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Extras:
bearings
rotors
pads
alternator belt
timing belt
water pump
CAS
COPs
zip ties (lots of them)

I bring little maintenence stuff like that because you never know and I keep that stuff on hand because I'll use it eventually.
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Everything above is great - I use a small cylinder of nitrogen with a regulator
thats a great idea. i have a tiny bottle of C25 i haven't used in long time, maybe i can swap it for a nitrogen.

add to spares list: brake light bulbs. i saw somebody meatballed for that.
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key for the car if you trailer it real embarrassing if u forget
Ha! I don't track my car but i tow a boat, same applies
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I use a nitrogen set up as well, but I use a big regulator and have never had a problem with flow it runs my impact guns no problem, I even used it once to port heads for some one at their house.its much nicer than having to bring a compressor and stores easy in a corner of the trailer
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i bring nothing, planning to fail makes you fail. my car is held together by hope and dreams.

the tx crew will verify that
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no one brings extra wheels and tires? (you never know if/when you might do a brake-check and flat-spot tires and I never want to be without backups especially if it is a really long drive to the track for the weekend!)
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no one brings extra wheels and tires? (you never know if/when you might do a brake-check and flat-spot tires and I never want to be without backups especially if it is a really long drive to the track for the weekend!)
Literally the first thing I listed
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the tx crew will verify that
Verified. He survived on borrowed bailing wire and duct tape. Like a hobo, he could be spotted roaming the grounds of Hallett in fingerless gloves, rifling through trash cans for half-eaten burritos.
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I usually bring a moderate bag of random tools, various rolls of tape, zipties of different sizes and colours, some lint-free shoprags and a bag of kitty litter. I don't usually run for more than 4 hours, so any problem not fixable in 15 minutes means packing up and limping it home anyway.

Then again, I haven't tracked my own car in over a year so I wouldn't really remember anywayz
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I use a nitrogen set up as well, but I use a big regulator and have never had a problem with flow it runs my impact guns no problem, I even used it once to port heads for some one at their house.its much nicer than having to bring a compressor and stores easy in a corner of the trailer
What regulator are you using? PM me -

Also to add: Windex/glass cleaner - nothing irritates more than bug guts right in your line of sight - other than jock itch on a hot sweaty day, which calls for Boudreaux's butt paste!


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no one brings extra wheels and tires? (you never know if/when you might do a brake-check and flat-spot tires and I never want to be without backups especially if it is a really long drive to the track for the weekend!)
This happened to me (flatspotted) - didn't have a spare then and had to sit out the rest of the weekend, 1.5hrs of track time
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