I'm glad I'm not alone on that issue. Believe it or not, I have a friend that bought a '96 Camaro, for the drivetrain, to install into a 1937 Chevy coupe, and he's planning to install the ABS, as well. I tried to tell him not to, as the car, once finished, will live for another hundred years, but parts availability will probably be gone within 10 years, once the "engineers" design the next whiz-bang system. When was it, perhaps 10 years ago, that the yuppies invented the term,"thinking outside the box"? As a hot-rodder, I like to say I've been thinking outside the box my whole life. We have a lot of winter up here in Canada, and I cringe when I see someone coming up behind me on an icy road to a stop light. (My T-bird got rear-ended winter before last, exactly this way) The ABS unit does a better job of gauging how to keep the braking traction on a slippery road at maximum, but it doesn't have a clue how far away the stopped vehicle in front of it is. Lots of people now, when trying to stop, just "jam" the brake pedal down, and let the ABS do the work for them. Let's just hope they have gauged the proper distance to stop, and that the fresh snow on the ground has pavement underneath it, and not glare ice. With ABS, (in my opinion, anyway), people are losing their feel for the road. When I was deciding whether to get rid of my system, I had to decide whether to change from stock, or not. Will anyone want the car, when I want to sell it? Of course not, its got way too many miles already, most folks consider them worn out before 150,000 kms. Next, did I want a non-stock T-bird? Of course not, everyone does any number of things to change the performance, why not upgrade the brakes? After trying to find an "affordable" repair solution to the ABS, and talking to a lady on Ontario, that specializes in repairing these types of systems, she confides in me that she preferred not to own a car with ABS, either. Way too many problems, far to expensive to maintain. She told me they only had 1 more rebuild kit for the mid-80's Buick Grand National systems, and they were obsolete, and she no longer had access to any parts. These cars will live forever, and until someone else starts doing rebuild kits, she says, the owners of these cars are in trouble. I personally have no use for any parts on any car that are under-engineered, and I am most definitely not a "restorer". If I want to go on about "engineering", I could go on about Volkswagen Passats forever. I bought one for my daughter about 7 years ago, real nice car, with an automatic transmission (another subject I can go on about forever, I'm a 3 pedal type of guy now, forever). The VW dealer wanted $4900.00 for a "rebuilt" trans. I researched the whole deal, and got all the parts I needed from a wrecking yard in Winnipeg, for $900.00, including the console parts, pedals, trans, flywheel, the whole enchilada. My brother's daughter now owns the car, no trans problems whatsoever, and I even installed the original used clutch disc. All I did was ask the auto wrecker to check the part number on the auto trans car, compared to the manual trans car on all the following items. crankshaft,(which tells me if they're the same, the flywheel will bolt onto where the flex plate was, engine computer( was the same on both cars, and the trans computer, I found out was a stand-alone system) drive shafts were the same, etc.etc. It turned out to be a complete bolt-in operation. The bolt holes were even there on the inner fender well, for the hydraulic clutch line to bolt to. The only glitch was the wiring was different for the starting system. It took me a couple weeks to figure that out, but its simple hot-rodding, whether you're working on a '32 Ford, or a VW, or a T-bird. I personally wouldn't ever buy another VW, and anyone that believes in that phrase that we've heard called "that fine German engineering", should call me or my brother. He's pretty much done with it also, but he now has so much money in that car, he can't get rid of it. If you doubt me, go price the ignition coil for a 1990 Passat. $400.00 (by the way, it ran fine on a used 1978 Olds Delta 88 coil off a 455 for all the while I had it) The door handles break regularly, if you pull "up" instead of outward, terribly under-engineered design, there's a tiny piece of aluminum that breaks off. It takes 12 hrs (by the VW manual) to change a heater core. And I could go on, and on, and on. Sorry to any of you that own any of that over-priced VW garbage, but almost all cars have some bad points. It will continue till we quit buying this crap. I'm getting tired of typing now, so I'll get off my soap box. John V.O.