My wife drove the Bonne today. The sun was out and the roads were dry, so while I was at work she drove it to the mall. It was the first time it was out since the brace was installed. I didn't want her to drive it until I had a chance to test it out but she couldn't wait.
Well, I guess my install was not perfect because she phoned me at work to tell me, in a very frightened voice that scared the crap out of me, that the Bonne was making weird noises and she thought she broke something.
When I got home I checked it out and the brace was hitting the alternator when in gear. It had a bit of clearance but apparantly not enough.
So I went to work and re-adjusted it
Needs to have about 3/8" clearance.
No noises now.
Took it out for a spirited drive and tested the cornering and it seems to have stiffened up the front end but without the limited slip diff the inside wheelspin is still too darn aggressive to play like a RWD. Needs more anti-sway or stiffer front springs/struts
God I love my Firebird.