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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2011, 04:15:54 PM »

If you are not worried about concours in the trunk and want something smaller why not use a late model donut style spare. In an emergency you can use it just fine and its small enough to be out of your way. I know a mid 80s off a 5 lug Ford will work-I had one on my 69 Boss 429 when I bought it in 86. There should be enough clearance to run it on the front unless you have a bundle of snakes headers like i did on my boss. It probably had about 1-2 inches off the ground when it was on it in storage when I bought it  Smiley.  Those donuts can be had for next to nothing and can get you to a tire place rather safely or to the event if desired. Gary

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2011, 05:55:24 AM »

Full size spare fits in a 68 no problem.
FYI.

Yea, and I can get four people and 175 pounds worth of luggage in the car to. That doesn't mean it is a desirable thing to do?  Angry

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2011, 07:35:33 AM »


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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2011, 12:55:38 PM »


 stickshift....you seem to be trying to build the proverbial, "mountain out of a mole hill". You have been given several possible answers to solve
 your spare "problem". As I see it, you have 2 choices: use your regular spare ( thats why its there ) or don't use a spare.

 You live in Virginia, so driving to SAAC-36 can't be much of a chore. There are quite a number of us, that will be driving much greater distances, to
 be there. I don't see this ( spare or no spare ) as being a major impediment to driving to the Convention.  Popcorn

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2011, 01:21:28 PM »

stickshift....you seem to be trying to build the proverbial, "mountain out of a mole hill". You have been given several possible answers to solve
 your spare "problem". As I see it, you have 2 choices: use your regular spare ( thats why its there ) or don't use a spare.

 You live in Virginia, so driving to SAAC-36 can't be much of a chore. There are quite a number of us, that will be driving much greater distances, to
 be there. I don't see this ( spare or no spare ) as being a major impediment to driving to the Convention.  Popcorn

Yes. One of the above is the obvious answer. The Convention is the motivation to find the best compromise for beyond that into the future. Just trying to investigate other less obvious choices. I hate to kill useful space in the trunk with a full spare. Tossed that out years ago for room back there.

Trying to combine the air hours of an experienced group here.

The 65 Shelby solution of the tire on the panel in the back through the trap door is an intelligent solution. Might go that way with a full spare. 65 panel only mounts a skinny tire though in that tire pocket. Think it was molded off of a 6.95-15 way back then? Back seat isn't fit for humans anyway.

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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2011, 02:11:44 PM »

i think you should email shelby doug and ask him again

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2011, 07:33:52 PM »

If you take a spare tire, where will you fit a usable jack, or do you plan on destroying the original one? HeadSpin


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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2011, 07:36:16 PM »

i think you should email shelby doug and ask him again

I would very much like to see that.

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2011, 08:07:20 PM »

Perhaps you would find one of these kind to be more to your liking.



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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2011, 08:38:49 PM »

Dave - where do you keep all your stuff? Or maybe I should ask; how do you find all this stuff.

Cheers Doug

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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2011, 09:12:05 PM »

Dave - where do you keep all your stuff? Or maybe I should ask; how do you find all this stuff.

Cheers Doug

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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2011, 01:53:52 AM »

Perhaps you would find one of these kind to be more to your liking.
That is the style I was recommending for him in an earlier post. I have one if he is interested. It was previously installed on a 69 Boss 429  Grin.

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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2011, 10:18:23 PM »

That is the style I was recommending for him in an earlier post. I have one if he is interested. It was previously installed on a 69 Boss 429  Grin.

The one I have was never mounted on a Mopar!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2011, 03:21:00 PM »

What is the application specification for the donut? (what did it come from that has a 5x4-1/2" x 1/2" pattern).
Is it hub centric?

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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2011, 05:10:42 PM »

What is the application specification for the donut? (what did it come from that has a 5x4-1/2" x 1/2" pattern).
Is it hub centric?
depends on the donut and rim its mounted on. The one I have came on a 69 Boss 429. The owner had his car at a shop sitting outside. Someone stole the f-60-15 tires and Magnums off of it. The owner happened to be a Ford engineer and had 3 lincoln LSC wheels/tires and a donut lying around. He installed them on the boss so it would roll. All I can say is that maybe the donut came out of a mid 80s lincoln lsc? Also I can tell you the donut mounted on the front still gave enough clearance for the bundle of snakes headers on the B9 to clear the ground by about 2 inches when I bought the car. I later bought a 70 Boss 302 that had KK stamped Boss 429 magnums on it( NOT the stolen ones)-go figure. Gary

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