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  • OX1
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    Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
    Hi Henry, yes, there is still a "well" for the spare tire. The Emergency Mobile Repair Kit fits into a container that sits in that "well". I took mine out of it and put a small spare, jack/wrench in it from Ford... I do not know when Ford started equipping the Mustangs with this Kit, but, as I recall, the 2016 that I saw recently, had it, as does my 2017. I assume that also includes the 2018's and the newer ones. I am told that buyers are now ordering their new Mustangs with the small tire, and jack/wrench combo...
    That's good, would hate to have it take up weird amounts of trunk space.
    I plan on using my "well", eventually, for batteries for a motor in wheel setup
    on the front, so I can have AWD.

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  • YellowRose
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    Hi Henry, yes, there is still a "well" for the spare tire. The Emergency Mobile Repair Kit fits into a container that sits in that "well". I took mine out of it and put a small spare, jack/wrench in it from Ford... I do not know when Ford started equipping the Mustangs with this Kit, but, as I recall, the 2016 that I saw recently, had it, as does my 2017. I assume that also includes the 2018's and the newer ones. I am told that buyers are now ordering their new Mustangs with the small tire, and jack/wrench combo...

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  • OX1
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    Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
    Tweety 2 came with the OEM Mustang Emergency Mobile Repair Kit with compressor and sealant,
    I've not looked in the trunk of an S550, but do they still even have a "well" for a spare?
    My 14 Stang did, but that was last of solid axle.

    I don't run a spare, but it's only a toy that doesn't go anywhere much and never in any kind of weather
    (or even if it's cold out since I only run summer tires), so no big deal if I even have to have it towed home,
    as it's under collector insr, so towing is free.

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  • captjohn
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    Ray, I had the same situation with my Hyundai Elantra. Bought a new tire and rim with jack. At least the car came with a compressor!

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  • YellowRose
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    Tweety 2 came with the OEM Mustang Emergency Mobile Repair Kit with compressor and sealant, which I am not fond of at all. After reading about what happens if you use it, and getting input from my friend Stan, a long time Mustang owner of many years, I decided to get the OEM Mustang Spare Tire Kit with the small tire, scissor jack, and attachments. Stan and from what I read on the Mustang Forums, after using his, will not use it again. In fact, from what I read, once you do use it, it can't be used again, unless you can get the sealant refilled. And I have been told by my dealer, you will need to buy another tire IF you do use it, because the use of that mobile kit can damage the tire you use it on. Most Mustang owners have opted to get the Spare Tire Kit, which is what I did yesterday. Or if they are ordering a new Mustang, they order it with the Spare Tire Kit and not that Mobile Repair Kit. So later today, I will pick up my Spare Tire Kit, and replace that kit that is in there now with it. It only takes about 5 minutes to take out that kit and put in the Spare Tire Kit. At least, if I have a normal flat, I will have the donut tire and jack to replace a flat tire with that tire to get me to a tire repair shop or the dealer. Or have a spare and equipment for someone else to change a tire for me.... If you have a blow out and not just a leak, that Mobile Kit would be useless anyway, and should not be used. Because you will just expend the contents of that sealant and it will do nothing to seal a blowout where the tire has been cut or split. So I am told... Here are a couple of pix...

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  • YellowRose
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    Fortunately, or unfortunately, there are no pictures of me, that I am aware of in my "uniform". Not even in my Air Force uniform, back then, that I know of!

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  • captjohn
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    How about posting some pictures of you as described!

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  • YellowRose
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    John, thank you for the update and the link on the Buena Vista hotel. I have some fond memories of the times spent working out of the hotel taking guests for boat rides and meeting many of the guests who were staying there. My uniform of the day was usually a black speedo swimsuit with crossed bands on each hip, which, when out of that swimsuit, left me with two diamond shaped sun tanned areas on each hip. That, sun bleached blond hair, a Captains hat and a heavy sun tan was my uniform of the day! Those 18 year old diamond colored sun tanned hips, blond hair and a "Baby Face" caused a lot of excitement among the women of Japan later on that year! lmbo... That was the nickname they gave me...

    CaptainsHat.jpg

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  • captjohn
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    Ok. That was many years before I was there! The Buena Vista was heavily damaged by Camille but burned in 1991. There is now a baseball park where it stood and the Beau Rivage Casino is on the beach side. I'm enclosing a link that best describes it. They just built a crosswalk about where the old one was to go from the casino to the baseball park.
    https://www.mississippimemories.com/...el-biloxi.html

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  • YellowRose
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    I was stationed at Keesler for several months in 1954, right out of Basic Training. Then I was shipped to Japan, Yokota AB, where I worked ground and air to ground radio with the RB-29's. Basic Training back then was held at Sampson AFB, NY on the Five Fingers Lakes for those enlisting on the East Coast. Central US you went to Lackland AFB which is a couple of miles away from me. If you were in the West, your went to Parks AFB California. I went into service in November and took Basic Training in the dead of winter that it was so cold the lake froze over! I think it was January when I got out of there, and was sent to Biloxi. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven because it was nice and hot! I see the Buena Vista is no more. Did a Hurricane get it, or did they just tear it down?

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  • captjohn
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    That's very interesting about your time in Biloxi. You wouldn't recognize it now after all the hurricanes. Buena Vista is no more! When were you at Keesler? My rock and roll band played there several times in 1969 at the Airman's Pub. Also at the Fiesta and Vapors night clubs. Any chance you were there at that time? We can now add music to our common interests.

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  • YellowRose
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    Hi John, thanks for the offer! Actually, the only reason I ended up at a Casino in Lake Charles, was to escape that storm. Otherwise, I would not have been gambling, such as my attempt at doing so was. As soon as I won that $19, I went back upstairs and got to bed so I could get some sleep for the next leg of the trip. As for Biloxi, I know it well. I went through Air Force Radio School in Biloxi, and while there, worked at the Buena Vista Hotel, taking customers out on 14ft sail catboats, and for rides in their Cushcraft speedboat, which was always a blast. While there, I played Baritone Bugle and Tenor drums in the Keesler AFB Bum & Drugle Corps. In High School, I was the lead Baritone Horn player. I loved playing Tenor drums because we got to do all the fancy movements with our wrist connected drum stick twirling. I see I am telling ya'll some things about me that you do not know!
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  • captjohn
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    Ray,
    Since you like to gamble I'm surprised you didn't make it to Biloxi last week for CrusinTheCoast. In fact, I saw a car that was just like your new one and thought of you. Come next year. There are 8 casinos. I go every week to play free slot tournaments. No cost to play! Can't lose that way. After the last week, room prices have dropped to as low as $39. at casino resorts. Can't beat a 4 star hotel at that price!
    Jump on Hwy 90 and it goes straight to Biloxi or there's always the fast lane for you fast drivers!.
    Regards,
    John

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  • YellowRose
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    John, I had briefly thought about taking Old Hi-Way 90, but decided not to because I thought it would take me through a lot of the smaller towns on the old route and slow me down. So I stayed with IH-10. Yesterday, I took Tweety2 or TweetyHorse to our Tbird Club social meeting for lunch. Now they had no clue that I had new wheels, because my fellow member, Stan, did not tell them. He was supposed to go with me to teach me things about Mustangs, being a long time owner of several of them, over the years, and to help with the driving, if needed. However, he came down sick and was not able to go. A question had come up about where I was, and Stan told them that I had gone gambling in Lake Charles, which was a bit of the truth, since I did gamble and won that HUGE sum of $19 in doing so. The fact that I had gone gambling caused some comments because no one knew that I liked to gamble. When I showed up at the restaurant, all eyes got BIG! Someone said "Wow! Ray went gambling in Louisiana and won a Mustang!" lol... I had taken the window sticker that was on the passenger seat when I got the car, with me, and passed it around during lunch so they could see all the goodies it has on it. After lunch, we went out to the car, popped the hood, opened the doors and the trunk as everyone was admiring it, and loving it. Several new names for her were pass around, like TweetyPony, YellowHorse, YellowPony, and probably a few more. I plan on staying with Tweety 2. So the "secret" is out, that I now own a Mustang, and a beauty of one! Attached are two pix of my customized floor mats that I had Danny, the interior customizer who did the work on Tweety Bird make for me and I picked up on Saturday. I had him encase them in clear plastic and trim them with yellow instead of black. Now they really stand out! Now I don't have to worry about getting them dirty. If I do, I just pull them out, and wash or wipe the dirt off the plastic..

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  • captjohn
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    I have found that using the old U. S. highways is a good alternative to interstates. Hwy 90 was the old east-west route before I-10. They are often 4 lanes and almost no traffic so making good time can beat the interstate with heavy traffic. Plus the scenery is much better and 18 wheelers won't run you over.

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