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Spare tire options
#11
I got a space saver spare from a Crown Vic and it fits ok. Good enough to get me to a place to fix the flat.

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#12
(04-26-2017, 04:42 PM)jbojo Wrote: I got a space saver spare from a Crown Vic and it fits ok. Good enough to get me to a place to fix the flat.
Does this space saver tire fit where the stock spare tire was located (passenger side of the trunk)?
Can you tell me the dimensions of your space saver tire?

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(04-26-2017, 04:48 PM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(04-26-2017, 04:42 PM)jbojo Wrote: I got a space saver spare from a Crown Vic and it fits ok.  Good enough to get me to a place to fix the flat.
Does this space saver tire fit where the stock spare tire was located  (passenger side of the trunk)?
Can you tell me the dimensions of your space saver tire?

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It fits but at an angle.  My car is kept in storage so I wouldn't be able to get dimensions until the weekend.

EDIT: Just looked a Crown Vic in 1994 used a P 215-70 x 15 tire. Diameter was 26.8"

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

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#14
(04-25-2017, 08:17 PM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 08:01 PM)BOSS351 Wrote: I have a donut spare that the PO added to the car. He said it came from a mid 80's Lincoln that a guy he met from Ford told him would work. I can see if I can get a part number next time I am at the garage if you want. I keep it in the trunk along with the original spare.
Sure. Would you know the tire diameter or size? Do you carry the second one laying in the trunk without being attached?

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I believe it has the same diameter but maybe that is only with a stock tire for the car. I do leave it laying in the trunk, It doesn't slide around. I will get the diameter and take a pic of it in the trunk.
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#15
I have recently restored 71 Mach 1 back to original . 351C 4V with factory air. It is in body shop being painted this week. I am missing the space saver spare tire , jack and lug nut wrench. I have heard that a space saver from a Crown Victoria, Lincoln or Marquis would fit , any idea what years?
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#16
Pretty much any year. I had one from a Lincoln Versailles.


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#17
I have the same one. It is a poor fit in the trunk. My 2015 Mustang comes with an inflator with a switch to pump in fix a flat. They are on ebay regularly for under 40 bucks

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#18
I appreciate your input, do you think the tire will still fit as car has a fold down rear seat and the panel that drops back into the trunk.
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#19
Hey spare tire is not really needed in today's world. The new mustangs do not have any spare just a pump in the well in the back. Lots of cars have no spare today. How many blow outs have you had? A screw or nail in the tire you can plug it or just pump up and go until you get home or to tire shop. With a cell phone and your road side assistance help will be there quick. Not like you are going to walk miles on a dark lonely road today. You do not have to worry about burning out the rear. A donut spare will get you home. If you have a space saver spare I think it is 14" not 15". Hey I never used my space saver spare in my Mach 1. I have only had 3 blow outs in over 2,000,000 miles and I was just running it till there was nothing left.
Keep check on your tire pressure each time you go out you will never have an issue.
I also bought a 72 vert that the spare had never been used.
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Just drive it no worries.


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#20
I ended up getting a 125/80D15 donut. It was the tallest i found that would fit in the trunk. It fits very nicely at an angle. I forgot what car it came from, but I found it with the correct stud pattern.
Edit: checking my ebay emails, the tire/wheel combo was from a 2010-2013 Kia Forte

   

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