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1966MGB

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My fan belt broke (again). It occurs to me that I should probably carry a set of tools in the boot. To deal with any reasonable eventuality, what tools -- and what sizes -- should I have in my kit? I'm thinking two or three sizes each of straight-blade and Philips screwdrivers, a set of combination open/box-end wrenches, two sizes of crescent wrench, and a pry bar. Of course there will also be the brass/rawhide hammer Anything else? And what sizes on the wrenches?
 

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You will find that most fasteners are 7/16, 1/2 and 9/16 for head size. Always nice to have a lead hammer and jack.
 

DrEntropy

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Primarily for wire wheel knock-off spinners.

And you can just about disassemble the whole car with those three wrench sizes.
 

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I bought a cheap tool kit from HF and threw it in the trunk - pliers wrenches sockets etc - enough to get a repair done and back on the road.
 

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Some baling wire wouldn't hurt. Truss up a broken tail pipe - or a Corvair engine that broke a mount and fell out on Route 22. And don't forget a cellphone.
 

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Here's what I have in my MGB. I converted to a single battery, and these all fit in a bin where the second battery used to be.

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Since you like cable ties....I don’t see any spares?

Temporary battery tie-downs. When the car is running again they'll be replaced with something more permanent. Spool of bailing wire covers the duty in the kit. :smile:
 

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Where did you get the battery cradle liners, and even more importantly, that really slick independently hinged dual compartment lid? Do the liners rest on the metal ledges at the bottom or are they free floating supported only at the top edge? I intend to go single battery on mine because A: finding the proper dual batteries locally seems just shy of impossible, and B: I happen to have a brand new battery which many fit (from a car that threw a timing belt last fall - battery was only used for 2 weeks) sitting in my storage shed getting a charge every once in a while to keep it alive. And on a disrelated note, has anyone figured out how to get these messages to accept the concept of paragraph breaks?
 

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Battery bins and the hinged cover came from Clark & Clark (though as mentioned I believe Moss sells at least the bins)

Bins: https://clarkandclarkinc.com/catalog/detail/battery-binslinersboxes-for-chrome-bumper-mgbs

Cover: https://clarkandclarkinc.com/catalog/detail/quick-lift-battery-cover-for-62-74-mgb

The battery liners sit on the top lip -- they were designed to work even if your metal battery frames have rusted out.

And on a disrelated note, has anyone figured out how to get these messages to accept the concept of paragraph breaks?

Just leave a blank line between paragraphs.
 

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You need 4 things. A hammer for things that are supposed to move and don't, duct tape for things that move and aren't supposed to, a cell phone to call for a tow, and a credit card to pay for it,
 

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You need 4 things. A hammer for things that are supposed to move and don't, duct tape for things that move and aren't supposed to, a cell phone to call for a tow, and a credit card to pay for it,

:winner1::lol:
 
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Well, I've got a set of open/box end wrenches, a set of screwdrivers, a set of different kinds of pliers, and a set of crescent wrenches. Now I need to find a tool bag for them.
 
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1966MGB

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I've put together a tool kit.

https://imgur.com/a/tiDEq7S

(The 'insert image' button isn't working for me, either uploading from my computer or using the URL.)

Eight combination wrenches, four Philips screwdrivers, four straight-blade screwdrivers, three crescent wrenches, pliers, and needle-nose pliers.
 
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