Re: spare tire???
I wrestled with what to do about a spare last year. I concluded that; I'm not usually on long trips from home. My insurance covers towing. The chance of getting a tear/hole in the sidewall is slim, and a can of Fix-A-Flat in the trunk should suffice. And I don't need the extra weight of a spare. But that's me.
Learning & Relearning about the cars I grew up with.
69' - Built 350, 750 Holley, Elgin E920P Cam, 283 PP Heads, Long Comp Headers, MSD, TKO-600, 12 Bolt Posi 3.73, Hotchkis Rear, Eibach Front w/Hotchkis Sway, SPC UCAs, 3rd Gen PS, AR TTII's. Still working on it.