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Long distance travel kit - what spares do you carry?

I've put over 30k Km on my Euro Dino in the last 7 years and have developed a travel kit that I want to share with the community. Most have been added because of problems I've had happen to me, problems I heard about, or ones that I anticipate might happen.

Please chime in and let's make a list to help others who want to drive their Dino long distances and be prepared for what might happen.

1) Alternator Belt
2) Alternator
3) Throttle Cable
4) Ignition switch electrical contacts (behind Neiman key cylinder)
5) spare fuses and bulbs
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I'll assume a spare tire? However, I am surprised at the spare alternator.

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12 V tire pump because I have no spare. You can usually fill it enough times to get you somewhere the tire can be repaired.

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I'll assume a spare tire? However, I am surprised at the spare alternator.
I have found more than 10 Dinos in the past few years that have had an oil leak take out their alternator. The position of the alternator tucked in close to the block below the heads is an efficient packaging layout but Italian engines sometimes get leaks.

A friend with a 355 mentioned that his alternator had failed and is positioned just as the Dinos, low and under the heads.
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A towing eye, if the screw-in type is required, where one is not already fixed to the chassis.
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A towing eye, if the screw-in type is required, where one is not already fixed to the chassis.
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12 V tire pump because I have no spare. You can usually fill it enough times to get you somewhere the tire can be repaired.
Probably good advice, but was hoping to center more on the Dino model which doesn't require a tow hook and has 5 tires all the same size.

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Sounds like a good deal on the registration and front plate, although there is no front plate requirement here, either.

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You don't want to have them driving around without licences do you? Do they have to pay traffic fines as well?
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A supplier of spares in U.K. is adevertising an upgraded alternator with built in regulator or an original type alernator with a regulator. Not too good with this sort of things so what advice as to the option to hold in the spares bag in the car?
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I've put over 30k Km on my Euro Dino in the last 7 years and have developed a travel kit that I want to share with the community. Most have been added because of problems I've had happen to me, problems I heard about, or ones that I anticipate might happen.

Please chime in and let's make a list to help others who want to drive their Dino long distances and be prepared for what might happen.

1) Alternator Belt
2) Alternator
3) Throttle Cable
4) Ignition switch electrical contacts (behind Neiman key cylinder)
5) spare fuses and bulbs
6) Alternator fuse


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A supplier of spares in U.K. is adevertising an upgraded alternator with built in regulator or an original type alernator with a regulator. Not too good with this sort of things so what advice as to the option to hold in the spares bag in the car?
Very easy to do, I've done the same with either a Fiat Marelli alternator or a Bosch alternator from a 308, both work well and fit the Euro Dino bracket
You bypass the Dino voltage regulator, shunt the wire and use the 12V it provides as the exciter voltage on the alternator.
So easy that it takes longer to describe it than do it
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Fuel pump and filter.

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Good idea, what about three Carburettor floats and needle valves too?
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