Loading Up On Spares

This time next week we’ll be on Day Two of the Mille Miglia! It’s all hands on deck here at JK HQ as we prepare Jack, our 1956 Beetle, to take part in this historic rally.

As with any long trip in a classic VW, we’ve given some proper thought to what spares and tools to take. We’ve tried to plan for every eventuality and possible mishap, and have come up with a list of spare parts, tool and equipment that we’re pretty confident will see us through the 1,000+ mile rally.

Hopefully the list will also give you a good idea of some spares to carry! 

This is what we’ve plucked from the shelves here at JK HQ, loaded up into various boxes and packed away in Jack:

  • 2x Vbelts
  • Points
  • Condensor
  • Distributor cap
  • Rotor arm
  • Clutch cable, conduit and nut
  • Accellorator cable and barrel
  • Brake fluid
  • Fuel hose and clips
  • Fuel filter
  • Fuses
  • Spare bulbs
  • Engine gasket set
  • 5x Spare wheel bolts 

The tools we think we would to be able to fit these 'on the side of the road' are:

Things to keep us safe


Other useful bits packed

  • Cable ties
  • Gaffer tape
  • Small selection of metric nuts, bolts and washers
  • Small selection of electrical connectors
  • Phone and camera charging cables (we fitted under dash a JK USB charging plug) justkampers.com/hafele-usb-charging-socket.html
  • Sun cream
  • Head ache tablets