What is the best size for a spare wheel?
First of all the car is a 1965 Elf with 12” wheels (8.4 discs). The spare wheel I have is a 12” steel with a 135(/80)x 12. This is a tight squeeze between the fuel tank and the battery, also the wheel prevents the boot floor from dropping into place.
Obviously a 10” wheel which the car had originally would be no good as it would not fit over the disc brakes, so if I carry a spare it has to be a 12” wheel.
I was wondering how the spare is accommodated on the later Minis with 12” wheels and a larger fuel tank.
One solution may be to shrink the bottom corner of the fuel tank a wee bit, but before I do that I thought I would ask.