Ok I am researching the forum for your experience on tools and parts to bring along on my FIRST Model T tour, probably the labor Day Ohio tour. I am so grateful the forum archives great info. I used tools AND list as search term going back to 2003 to 2013. Here are some great excerpts and links for those that are curious. These are NOT my inputs just those of great Model T’ers for years past.
For those of you seeking knowledge click on the search icon research, then ask a question on the forum. If anyone has a list of MODERN day tools to bring along vs Ford parts numbers it will be appreciated. I am going over the nut and bolt chart listed in 2003? Below to make one up
23. Original radiator caps to replace motometers at night in the motels.
I also carry a 3/8" socket set, a roll of combination wrenches for 3/8" to 3/4". An old Ford nuckle buster, Small hammer and a bunch. A walden spark plug wrench ( the old ford ones are next to worthless on a real tight sparkplug). I also carry a rear hub knocker. Alway carry a 14 gauge jumper cable. I manage to carry an original ford jack in the tool box. Don't carry the flat hub cap wrench, carry the type with the two tabs so you can reach in and turn the front wheel outer bearing. I alway carry the generator third brush Z wrench in case I have to regulate someones generator. I carry a set of long box end wrenches fron 1/2" to 3/4" (make sure they are long). That is all the tools that I can think of but I suppose there are more in my tool box.
Standard Ford tool set. Oe/Box wrenches 1/4 to 1 1/8". Screwdrivers. 6", 10" 14" Crescents, and a small (I thik it's 12") pipe wrench. 3/8 and 1/2" socket set with a rachet handle (in one of those bank bags - they work *good!), and a breaker bar and cheapy torque wrench. Various pliers, vise grips, a 2' crowbar, wheel puller, VOlt-ohm meter, and a bic lighter. putty knofe and a real carbon scraper (one with the wires). Hacksaw and a couple blades. There's probably a dozen or 2 things I'm forgetting, and a couple things I made up special (like a "wrench" to do the front wheel bearings and a "punch" for the bearing races). Did I mention a suction cup valve grinder handle and a film cup of valve compound?
Parts: Spare plugs and coils, and a full set of bands already mounted and ready to go, spare tubes (1 ea size) and tires (on the running board).... Hunk of 1/4" rubber fuel line, 2 hose clamps to fit, and also a chunk of 1/4" copper line and fittings to match the carb/shutoff valve/strainer bulb. Spare headlight, and a 28v dual contact light (aviation parts) in case I have to emergency rig a headlight direct and want to make sure it doesn't blow. Couple quarts of oil, pint of 600W, an old hills bros coffee tin (probably worth more than the car now!) with assorted hardware, in T sizes, threads, etc. (Incl. valves and springs, etc.), and an old tobacco can full of wheel bearing & grease cup grease. A working NH and an adapter for it to match the Winfield manifold. And to top it all off, one of those cool 3 can accessory gas/oil/water carriers, restored, coated inside, and full. (I've been known to also have a desert bag on the front of the car...)
Great NUT AND BOLT CHART !!!
Steve, I agree with Lawrence, The typical tours that I have been on involved trailerng several hundred miles then driving the T on the tour of about a week or two.
I carry only a few basic items like a spare tube for front and rear, patch kit, tire irons, jack and elect compressor. I have a tool bag with some baling and elect wire, duct tape. elect tape, a tube of JB weld, and some hand tools like a vise grips, hack saw blade and a file. I might get rid of my spare coils and timer since I now have an E Timer. A can for gas, water and oil. I will add a tow rope not for me but maybe someone else. So far I've toured on about 8 major tours and have be fortunate to only needed a new crankshaft on the last day at Kanabe! I feel that if you need to change bands, pistons or rods, wheel bearings and such you might want to consider better inspections before the tour and put the car in the trailer.
If you think you need pistons, valves, bearing scrapers etc then your car isn't ready to do a long tour.
Take list of T owners from both T clubs,
It appears you have a 1926, at least that is what the hubcap wrench you have pictured is for, and the monkey wrench too. The jack handle usually has a tire iron end on it, hence you really only need one tire iron. The tool pouch is incorrect. The correct one is a bag with draw strap across the top of it. Mark Cameron makes these. I don't recall if Langs sells them or not. I have a NOS original, and use one of Marks for my car.
If you have an E Timer you need to carry a spare E timer and a spare fully charged battery. The E timer can be easily rendered useless and it won't work at all with a dead battery.
If your coils are screwed up by modifying them per the e timer instruction sheet then you will have to carry a good set and a standard timer to run the car on coils.
Your original Model T ignition system is far more reliable than an E timer because it needs no battery or charging system.
Anyone realize the hubcap wrench is also for hot radiator caps? ws
Once again Royce, Your comment is totally unfounded and un-called for!
David, Thank you for your confidence in E-Timer reliability.
You may be interested to learn your confidence in E-Timer reliability has a firm and growing basis with several maintenance free long distance tours to its credit. The latest being Jacque White who chose the E-Timer to transverse some of the most environmentally hostile regions of the country this summer on his 8100 mile journey which included the scorching 116F temperatures of death valley.
Jacque reported the E-Timer worked flawlessly the entire trip without the burden of 16 messy timer maintenance operations a stock roller timer would have demanded of his time.
Also, it's great to see folks demanding greater accountability on this forum, thanks Dennis.
If you use a jack, you gotta' have wheel chocks. They come in handy parking on hills, too.