Ok, your 356 is all beautiful, running fantastic, and it's a great day for a drive. Your wife agrees to take a spin for the day and have some fun. You are both dressed for the daytime date.
Then it happens, 30 miles from home.... flat tire. Darn big screw in the road! No big deal, just bought new tires a while ago and that includes the spare tire.
But, what are you going to use to put the car up in the air? That wonderful floor jack you have is back at home. How about using the original jack and the original jack spurs? Not on your life (literally)! Don't trust that jack, no matter how beautiful. Don't trust that jack spur, old or new. Not safe practice.
My advice, get one of the jacks shown below. Mine is a jack made by PORSCHE for the 944 as shown on the tag. It is aluminum, and lightweight. Fits behind the spare tire up front. The little hockey puck is available through one of our 356 Registry members for very little. It spreads the load evenly, no using unsafe areas, no denting the floor.
They don't cost much, and are on Auction websites frequently.
Get one and be safe!
ps- you might also decide to carry a spare generator/fan belt. I made some that look quite original. See the Tool Kit Section
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