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Who carries a spare module??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RedDwarf, May 21, 2002.

  1. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Well gang, the ignition module gave out last night. I knew that was the problem, but I had to walk out anyways (my cell went dead). Had i had a spare, I could have fixed it...

    Who carries spare ignition stuff? We've all got driveshaft bolts and u-joints, etc, but are we carrying what we need to fix the engine?
     
  2. Goober

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    Among other things, I always carry:


    [*] spare module
    [*] a few spare coil buttons
    [*] spare spark plugs

    I have had HEI's in at least 1 of my vehicles for the past 20 years. It's amazing how often these simple parts come in handy when you are out in the woods.

    Yes, I always share parts if someone is broken .... just remember to buy me some beer when we get back! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I carry a spare module, cap & rotor, plugs, and plug wires.
     
  4. K5Jimmy

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    I Always carry the same thing.....I also carry a broken slip yoke ( to slip into the T case while I change U Joints).....U Joints of course, Duct tape, vinyl tape, and Aluminum Tape. Zip ties of various sizes (metal ones also), and spare belt(s) and hoses......Most all of this is stuff I have needed Really Bad at one time or another when I broke down ON the road.....buttload of radial plugs also.....
     
  5. Thunder

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    I always carry spare ignition stuff. it weighs nothing and takes little space. And can save a long walk
    I was out in my boat a while back and the condenser went bad out on the lake.
    I was sure glad I had a spare on board. it took me a few minuts to put in a set of points and a new condenser and we were sailing the high seas again
     
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    are you talking about the one inside distributor or like a msd ignition module?i dont carry spare either of them but just thought id ask.if it was the msd or alike product you could just unplug it and plug in the stock wiring to it again.
     
  7. RedDwarf

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    stock HEI
     
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    WIth my MSD box the module was bypassed and taken out. I carry it incase something where to happen to the box though. I also am about to go pickup a spare pickup coil, as I just had to replace one of those. I also carry a spare coil, spare plugs, spare plug wires (a full set and then some incase myself and someone else should need them), and coil resistence bushing.
     
  9. RedDwarf

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    pickup coil is kinda hard to replace on the trail though, huh?

    I am thinking I will just throw a whole distributor in the toolbox.
    That way, I have all of the parts, and also the option of swapping the whole thing
     
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    Gee, i have at least two modules, ( i used to have three but used one to fix somebody elses truck), a capacitor, a pickup coil, a cap and rotor, wires, plugs, a coil.

    I've seen a few trucks get the whole damn thing wet and fry parts so i thought it best to throw in one of everything, plus a set of wires just in case.
     
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    I carry spare ignition parts
     
  12. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I keep one in the glove box. I always point it out when someone makes a "what do you carry?" post. You can drive out with a lot of broken stuff but no fire=walking.
     
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    LOL that's what I found out!

    Well, guess I will be joining the "in crowd" /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Don't feel too bad I learned it the hard way, too. I was lucky enough I was still in HS & living w/ my dad. I still had my old 78 and it wouldn't fire. Dad knew what it was almost instantly.
     

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