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General Chat Room / Re: Shannons Auction
« Last post by 69candy on Today at 07:00:19 pm »
wow!! lot of coin for an S  code!!!!!. Twin to my car,  but mine is a matching number C/Jet!!!
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by scollist on Today at 06:02:11 pm »
I thought I would test out my assumption that a TUST (Temporary Use Spare Tyre) space saver should always go on the rear - straight to Dr Google!

... and found some interesting advice from our Kiwi friends:

"If your flat tyre is on the front, and your car is front-wheel drive, swap one of the rear wheels to the front and put the space saver on the rear - this is because the front of the car is used for steering, braking and acceleration and therefore it needs the best rubber at the front.

If you have a rear-wheel drive car with a limited-slip differential, you risk damaging your differential if you put the space saver on the rear. Put it on the front and drive more slowly than the 80kph limit, especially in the rain."

Source: https://www.drivingtests.co.nz/roadcode-questions/car/theory/if-you-have-had-a-flat-tyre-and-have-fit/

The latter advice does seem correct, as any difference is wheel diameter on the rear (and there would be) would upset an LSD/Locker.

Nothing is ever straight forward  :toetapping:
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by GEOFF289 on Today at 04:29:59 pm »
I think that is actually the recommendation with standard space-saver wheels. You wouldn't trust a skinny wheel on the front for steering.  We're not driving Funny Cars here :).

I never thought about that but it makes a lot of sense Shane. However, it doesn't seem to be something the Benz people thought of as there's no mention of it in the manual. As far as I can recall I've only had rear wheel punctures in it.
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by scollist on Today at 03:24:24 pm »
... I figure if I get one in the front I'll just put one of the back wheels on the front and the spare on the back to get me going.

I think that is actually the recommendation with standard space-saver wheels. You wouldn't trust a skinny wheel on the front for steering.  We're not driving Funny Cars here :).
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by GEOFF289 on Today at 02:24:07 pm »
My spare doesn't fit on the front either. I've actually never had a puncture in that car but I figure if I get one in the front I'll just put one of the back wheels on the front and the spare on the back to get me going. Bit of double handling if it happens but not the end of the world.
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by AussiePhil on Today at 11:37:54 am »
Hey Geoff and Dwanye,
No my 14" spare won't fit over my front calipers. :omg:
I'm off to buy a 16" that will fit!
Cheers Phil.
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General Chat Room / Re: Shannons Auction
« Last post by scollist on Today at 11:35:17 am »
... and the 69 Mach1 S-Code sold for $172,500 (big price for a non-CJ or SCJ!!)

and the 67 Shelby GT350 sold for $350,000.

Wow!
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General Chat Room / Re: Shannons Auction
« Last post by scollist on Today at 11:21:04 am »
The 69 Boss302 replica ended up selling for $64,250.   Nowhere near the $30k-$40K range that Shannons stupidly quoted!!
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by Dwayne on Today at 10:08:33 am »
So I stick my view that it isn't worth bothering with.

Will the 14" spare fit over your front brakes?
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Mustang Chat Room / Re: Space saving spare wheel for 65
« Last post by GEOFF289 on Today at 09:57:56 am »
Just to confirm your suspicions that I can be a boring old fart sometimes....

My '66 has 225/45/17 road tyres. The spare is 195/75/14. My daily driver has 18 inch road wheels and the space saver spare is 125/90/16 and looks like a pushbike wheel compared to the 255/35/18's on the road wheels.

So assuming you could find a space saver for the Mustang and it was around 125 you'd only be about 70mm better off in vertical space above the spare in the boot of a Mustang compared to a standard 14 inch spare, i.e between the spare and the underside of the boot lid.

So I stick my view that it isn't worth bothering with.
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