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Although we didn't get much of an opportunity to mash the brakes in the braking challenge, the Baer four-piston clamps performed flawlessly on the road course. Even after several laps, they exhibited zero fade and inspired the confidence to brake late entering every corner. Project Olds' original steering column had a nasty tendency to deflect as the big-block torqued over on its mounts, so an aftermarket unit is definitely in the cards. Our pilot says the DSE steering box was remarkably responsive and provided as much feedback as a rack-and-pinion setup.