So while doing research on the 2013 Mustang GT I run across this little tidbit. It has no spare tire. Nope, nada! It has what FoMoCo euphemistically calls a "spare tire mobility kit". I thought tires WERE mobility kits. Sheesh. I'm getting old!
Really? Are you kidding me?!?!? It looks like a cheesy air compressor with a can of fixaflat attached to it.
And that is exactly what it is! One hose for the sealant, the other for the air to pump it up afterward. The warnings even after a successful repair are dire. Do not remove nail or whatever is in the tire. Drive 4 miles. Check pressure. If ok, do not drive over 50 miles per hour. Do not drive more than 120 miles on repair.
There was a time where if you could figure this sticker out on the inside of your trunk lid you could go about your business with a short delay.
I just happened to have a spare decal for scanning from the 1966 Mustang.
Beat the hub cap back on and ta-da! On the road again!
I really wanted to get angry about this then it hit me. The trunks of Mustangs has always been a bit less than roomy. Throw a spare tire in it and it gets worse.
This is the 1966 trunk.
This is the 1971 trunk. It sports the original spare! It has never been in service.
I could probably Ebay this thing off for a kabillion dollars for the people that want to have all the points at the Mustang Club of America shows, but I never got into that. If you cannot drive it, it's in a trailer and dusted before the show, what good is it really?
Oh, I digress. Sorry about that! The happy space saver tire made it's apperance on Mustangs in the late 60's.
A can of compressed air and a tire. It appears to some extent history does repeat itself!