Given the popularity of the Vega manual steering box in hot rods, we have a feeling Classic Performance Products' new 400 Series Power Steering Box will be a success. Powerful while being lightweight and compact, this brand-new box utilizes late-model power steering technology, and allows use of the original steering column or aftermarket tilt column.
The 13.6:1 ratio is comfortable for highway use, yet responsive for road course action, and will improve driving enjoyment in any hot rod application that currently uses a manual Vega box. For more information, contact CPP at (714) 522-2000 or www.classicperform.com.
Having a portable air compressor in your car is useful for so many more jobs than inflating tires. Got air shocks, inflatable chairs, or rafts? It'd even be useful for blowing parts clean should you have to make roadside repairs, like emergency carb rebuilds.
Viair portable compressors (except automatic models) are shipped complete with an open-ended air hose, and models from 300P up to 450P are equipped with a quick-disconnect coupling, pressure gauge, replaceable air filter, sand tray, and carry bag. Models 65P, 85P, and 88P do not come with a bag. For more information, contact Viair at (949) 585-0011 or www.viaircorp.com.
Custom & Restyling
The Rodder's Journal has released the Dan Post Custom & Restyling box set, a reproduction of seven books originally printed from 1944 to 1953. As rare as they are revered, the original books had a huge impact on the development of the early custom car style. Reproduced as a limited edition, the box set contains the six original titles plus a bound volume containing reproductions of all four editions of the extremely rare mimeographed pamphlets, Remodeler's Manual for Restyling Your Car, the earliest published texts on customizing, printed from 1944 to 1947.
The set has been lavishly reproduced in typical Rodder's Journal fashion, and at over 700 pages, contains every photo, illustration, and word Dan Post ever published on the subject. The first 1,100 sets will be numbered and signed by the Rodder's Journal Publisher Steve Coonan. For more information, contact Rodder's Journal at (650) 246-8920 or www.roddersjournal.com.
The Ballistic D35 DieHard battery box is perfect for safely mounting a DieHard Platinum battery. CNC laser cut from 1/8-inch steel, then CNC bent, it allows you to retain the battery handle for easy removal.
Four tabs and six holes in the bottom allow for mounting in any position, though mounting hardware is not included. The unpainted battery box does include PEM nuts pre-installed, with hardware, to retain the battery. For more information, contact Ballistic Fabrication at (520) 888-4441 or www.ballisticfabrication.com.