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Firebird Parts

Postby Basement Paul » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:38 am

I'm just starting this post as a good place to put parts I may or may not need for the Firebird, depending on the seriousness of the build.

Front hub conversion:

http://www.stranoparts.com/searchbymode ... &ModelID=7

Strut Tower Brace:

https://www.hawksmotorsports.com/bmr-93 ... ild-steel/

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Re: Firebird Parts

Postby Basement Paul » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Power Steering Info:

https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outl ... reserved=0

I found this helpful after my power steering fluid overheated at Nelson on track day. Synthetic fluid and a cooler are being ordered shortly.

Turn One power steering pump modification:

https://www.turnone-steering.com/

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Re: Firebird Parts

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:35 pm

So with my current tire size, and gearing (3.42), the car will be at 134mph at 6000 rpm in 4th. If I switch to 3.73 it would go 124, 3.90 would go 117 mph, and 4.10 would be at 112mph in 4th.
I'm not changing anything yet, but since I looked it up, I figured I'd post it.

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Re: Firebird Parts

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Eliminating DRL module

Postby Basement Paul » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:15 pm

We're having some issues with our Daytime Running Lights, and now the directionals. I'm hoping bypassing the module will help fix the problem. I guess they go bad inside:

There have been several hacks that people use to disable DRLs. Most of them have unwanted side effects. For example, some suggest unplugging the DRL module. This disables DRLs but also disables the automatic headlights, disables the brake warning light on the dash, and prevents the remote hatch release from working (on M6 cars).

The only way to disable DRLs without any side effects is to bypass the DRL module. The DRL module is a black box about the size of a pack of cigarettes mounted to the ductwork behind the radio. It has two connectors - an 8-pin black and an 8-pin blue. In the black connector you will find pairs of blue wires. The light blue with white is the left signal input from the T/S switch and the plain light blue is the DRL & T/S output to the left front light. Similarly, the dark blue with white is input for the right side and the plain dark blue is output to the right front light. You can't just disconnect them because you would lose turn signals. You need to cut (or remove from the connector) those four wires and connect the pairs together - light blue with white to light blue and dark blue with white to dark blue. This will retain the turn signal function and all other functions of the DRL module but eliminate the DRLs themselves.

This same bypass has been proposed by opening the DRL module then cuttting and soldering the traces inside. It achieves the same result but I prefer external, reversible modifications because they are easier to troubleshoot down the road.


***Another guy says to just unplug the DRL module completely with no side effects. We'll see.

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Re: Firebird Parts

Postby MostMint » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 am

^ is this module the same in many GM models? What is the price and have you considered replacing it with one from pull a part or Rock Auto?
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Re: Firebird Parts

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:53 pm

My understanding is that they are specific to this car and I don't think there's much aftermarket support. But bypassing it seems like a cheap and simple solution. If that doesn't work, I'll have to figure something else out, but multiple people claim it fixed the problem. I'll let you know Saturday.

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Re: Firebird Parts

Postby MostMint » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:37 am

reading the fix again the bypass does not seem too difficult if that is the solution.

while its probably not so important for a track day car, I just get nutty about simplifying the wiring in my race car and would definitely want to ditch that thing.
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