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June '19

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JUNE 2019 THE SHOP 33 REDIRAD: THE SPACE RANGER'SPACE SAVER M att Planning of Delafield, Wisconsin is our Space Ranger. Just like on the old sci-fi TV show, Planning uses Space Age technology—but, in his case, the former electrical engineer combines it with vintage car radios. While collecting seven 1962 Pontiacs, Planning discovered that car enthusiasts wanted up-to-date audio quality and features when cruising. Some of them had AM/ FM conversions done to their old radios. Others replaced the factory radio with an aftermarket unit so they could use their Sony Walkman or iPod to play high-quality music while driving. Planning created RediRad to help hot rod owners get full enjoyment from their cars' original radios at an affordable cost. It's an adaptor that allows modern music players like a CD player, iPod, Sirius/XM satellite radio, cassette player or simple portable FM radio to be hooked to a pre-1985 car's original radio and played through the old AM band. The device can be hidden behind the dash. The classic car retains its functional original radio. However, when the collector wants to use a modern music player, he or she can simply plug it into the RediRad and enjoy up-to-date sound. The easy-to-install RediRad box is made in the USA. It is small and often can be hidden behind the OE radio. There are five versions for different voltage and polarity, as well as an FM radio model. For information contact Matt Planning at Brew City Engineering: customerservice@ brewcityengineering.com. —John Gunnell The original radio sticks through the front of the dashboard much like this and can be used both as a normal radio and as a "speaker" for modern music players. Matt Planning displays all the RediRad components at the Milwaukee World of Wheels show. WWW.ENERGYSUSPENSION.COM

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