March 2, 2014

Cobra-style Steering Wheel

A new Cobra-style steering wheel is part of GT Performance Parts' GT Retro series. Featuring a 15-inch diameter and 1.75-inch dish, the Cobra-style steering wheel is manufactured using a laminated wood process so you see the layered pattern in the grain and includes sculpted finger grips. It features a nine-rivet design and hand-rubbed walnut stain, which is sealed with a polyurethane clear coat to protect the wood. Retailing for $203.98, the Cobra-style wheel can be used with any of the GT 9-bolt installation hubs and GT 9 horn buttons. Info: 818/847-9611; www.gtperformanceproducts.com.

Mustang in a Capsule

If you're looking for the ultimate in long-term storage, the CarCapsule will completely seal and protect your Mustang from dust, dirt, corrosion, mildew, and even pests. Available in Indoor and Outdoor versions, the CarCapsule is maintained by a high-pressure fan that provides continuous airflow to keep the car dry. Air inside the bubble is completely exchanged with filtered outside air up to eight times an hour to keep the temperature inside consistent with the temperature outside to eliminate the possibility of condensation. Set-up takes less than 10 minutes. Price ranges from $399 for Indoor to $699 for Outdoor. Info: 219/945-9493; www.carcapsule.com.

Modern Classic Radio

Custom Autosound's new USA-630 radio is the pinnacle of the company's 35 years of perfecting modern radios for classic cars. With large OEM-style pushbuttons, the 300-watt USA-630 has a classic look yet it incorporates many modern features, including an iPod interface, alpha/numeric display with song/artist/album titles, and auxiliary input for satellite radio or portable player. For flash drives with MP3/WMA song files, there's a USB input mounted on a 14-inch extension to allow hiding the drive in the glove box or ash tray. Custom Autosound modifies each radio to fit specific vehicles, including vintage Mustangs, so the radio will fit the dash opening right out of the box. Info: 800/888-8637; www.custom-autosound.com.

S197 Take-Offs

Now you can restore OEM performance and safety on your '05-'10 Mustang GT or V6 with take-off brake rotors and shocks from Latemodel Restoration. A great way to restore ride quality and braking performance without breaking the bank, the budget-friendly kits are OE direct replacement parts with less than five miles of use. Info: 866/507-3786; www.latemodelrestoration.com.

Fox Lowering Springs

For an improved stance and lower center of gravity for increased cornering capabilities, BMR Suspension now offers 1-inch lowering springs for '79-'04 Fox-body Mustangs. Cold-wound from high-tensile silicone chromium spring wire, the BMR springs do not sacrifice ride quality. Front springs have a linear spring rate of 525 pounds, with 235 pounds per inch for the rear springs. Priced at $149.95 per set, they are also available in a red powdercoat finish. Info: 813/986-8055.