Awfully close to the 10th anniversary of our Great Data Loss, by the way.
If, for some egregiously idiotic reason, the unthinkable happened AGAIN …
What have we learned? By which I mean, what are the most often recurring B- or D- car specific issues, based on our collective experience? Which leads me to …
1. What should we keep handy in our glovebox, clutter catcher, trunk [etc], in case we can't access the ISSF? (Yes, for Camaros, FireBirds, & Corvettes too.)
For example, I carry:
a spare pcm [that I probably don't need]
an idle air control motor & throttle position sensor
a complete ignition kit - Opti-Spark, Opti-wiring, Opti-snorkel, sparkwires & sparkplugs, coil & coilwire, driver module
a fuel pressure tester
a fuel filter & a[n adjustable] fuel pressure regulator
a spare waterpump spline key
coolant reservoir cap
a 4L60E glovebox guide
2. [If not in the car itself,] What should we keep at home [besides an OBD1 ALDL cable & a laptop with TunerPro & $EEhack]?
Oops! Just caught your meaning. I missed the boat with B-/D- specific pieces. I honestly don't keep too many car-specific things in the car, and stock more things for the kinda trouble "any and every car on the road" gets into. If I think of a pm item with even a hint of messing with my piece of mind out in public, then it's done ordered and in the garage waiting for a sunny to install. And then the takeoff kept as backup. It's sounds like the approach ZO- uses.
Another way of looking at it, is, I am being myopic by being too specific.
I don't like the idea of either waiting for parts, or settling for whatever parts happen to be available.
So far, I see nothing but good ideas. Keep 'em coming, everybody; thanks.
edit: If the stuff that belongs in every car, happens to be in the trunk of a Custom Cruiser / Caprice / Roadmaster /Fleetwood, that can only be good, so please continue to expound on ANYTHING that belongs in the car, whether it's a radiator fan motor, or an MRE.