New steering wheel – removing the airbag

The thirdgen Firebird is an 80’s design icon. However, for the 1990 model year, Pontiac introduced the steering wheel airbag, which in my opinion never really suited the style of the interior. I’ve found a more period correct steering wheel. Not an original Firebird steering wheel from the previous years, but a new style from VSW. It’s 35 cm in diameter, compared to the 38 cm of the OEM steering wheel. Just slightly smaller, so you don’t really notice it when you see it, but definitely feels more like a Go Kart when you drive it.

Parts used:
Steering wheel: VSW S6 Leather Series – ST3060B-8B-21BLK
Adapter: 6061 Billet Aluminum
Compatible with 1969 – 1994 Pontiac Firebird or Chevrolet Camaro (and others)

KITT Firebird Trans Am – Episode 29 – I’ve re-restored KITT

Join me as I somewhat re-restore my KITT. Over the winter of 2020 / 2021 I gathered a few parts I knew I’d have to replace at some point in the future. When I recently discovered a few oil and coolant leaks, I thought I might as well do everyhting in one go. I was shocked at how many original parts I still hadn’t changed on this car: springs, transmission mount, power steering mount, steering rack, water pump, power steering pump, the spark control module as well as a number of other parts I changed off camera (see below for parts list).

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