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11-05-2014 Inner Circle

11-05-2014 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 11-05-2014

NOVEMBER CARTOON -

PHOTO 1 - Our first photo is this month’s “Adventures of Tommy Turbo” cartoon. In honor of Thanksgiving this month, the caption reads, “Henrietta come back, come back, we were only kidding!”

It’s hard to believe but next month’s cartoon will be number 30!



MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 GS NATIONALS -

Good friends of ours and the chefs at our Open House events, Nancy and Russ took home First Place at the GS Nationals in the one class that was for slightly modified Turbo Regals. You could only have 4 to 10 modifications for the class.

Car belongs to Nancy who, with help from Russ, restored it. They purchased it from me several years ago. I got it out of Maryland from a long-time customer of ours. Years earlier that customer drove the car down to Richard Clark’s place in North Carolina and had Richard install his reproduction GNX suspension kit in the Grand National. A receipt showing this came with the Grand National.

Over the years Russ has accumulated a huge collection of original parts, including four original brand new Eagle GT tires, all of which went on Nancy’s car.


PHOTO 2 - These photos are of Nancy’s car, which she dedicated to her father, William Pasco, who had passed away this year. The lower left photo shows a Dedication Board honoring her dad. As you can see in the top left photo, her car looks absolutely brand new. It’s a tremendous amount of work to restore a 25+-year-old car back to new again. The car looks fantastic! The top right photo shows the trunk compartment. The lower right photo shows the trunk display with a Grand National model beating out a Corvette, along with other literature and another model. NOTE - Some of the photos shown are courtesy of Virginia Vassallo.

A real show piece at this year’s GS Nationals was the modified 1956 Buick two-door sedan that has been featured in several publications including the September/October 2013 GS X-TRA. It’s also the cover car on Mothers Product Line. The car’s owner is Mark Willman out of Blue Grass, Iowa. The car’s builder is Troy Trepanier. The photos do not do the car justice. You have to see it in person to appreciate the workmanship and detail that went into this high-dollar project. The attention to detail is amazing. The interior design was extremely well thought out so even the material used to restore the seats still has that old classic look to them.

Under the hood you can’t detect any hint of any wires anywhere as they were hidden from sight. Equally amazing is the engine develops 800 horsepower out of an engine that is almost 50 years old! It has a C7 Corvette front suspension in it, a 9 inch Ford rear with 3.50 gears, and a 4L80E five-speed transmission. It has 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes and an Art Morrison chassis. Even though the car is over 50 years old and with the modifications that were done, it still retains that mid-1950s look inside and out. One can only imagine how difficult it was to find some of the parts they probably needed to complete the car. I always like the cars that are unique that someone used their imagination to create something that stands alone as being different.

PHOTO 3 - Shows four photos of this highly-detailed resto modified 1956 Buick two-door sedan. This was showcased in the swap meet area about 10 spaces from where we were set up.



1996 BUICK ROADMASTER STATION WAGON FOR SALE -

Locally to us a friend of mine owns a small used car lot and has this extremely nice 1996 Buick Roadmaster station wagon for sale. Car has less than 128,000 miles on it. The price is just $6,000. Here are four photos of the Roadmaster. If you are interested, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com for more information and photos.

PHOTO 4 - Here are 4 photos of the 1996 Buick Roadmaster station wagon for sale. The car is located near our house and Kirban Performance warehouse.



WINNING THE LOTTERY -

Winning your state’s lottery is like trying to find a late-model used car or truck that doesn’t have a recall notice on it. Somehow my wife and I have been lucky since our four vehicles have “escaped” all the various recall notices.



TWO REALLY GOOD MOVIES -

We went to see two really good movies over the last week - “The Judge,” which several customers emailed me about, and also “St Vincent.”

Both movies are worth the admission! I am currently reading the book “Unbroken,” which is based on a true story. It has been made into a movie due out the end of this year. I definitely want to see that one too.



DON GARLITS PISTON AND CONNECTING RODS -

We now have less than 50 of each left of the original Don Garlits pistons and connecting rods from his last two years (2002 and 2003) of running his top fuel dragster. Once these are gone, there are no more to be had.

At one time I had over 250 of each. Years ago I bought every one he had. Each one has been personally autographed by Don Garlits and comes with photographic proof he signed them. There is no bigger name associated with Top Fuel than Don Garlits. Each piston and connecting rod only has one run on them as they would replace them after each run. Our part numbers are #7254 and #7255 on our website.

They make for a neat unusual Christmas gift for any racecar enthusiast.

I also have several other unique one-of-a-kind items from Don Garlits, which I do not advertise. I have two of the original regular tires and steel wheels off his #001 Dodge Drag Pack Challenger autographed by him. I also have one of the front struts and rear spring from his #001 Drag Pack Challenger, again personally autographed by Don Garlits. I would consider selling them also.

For more information, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com Don received the very first 2009 Dodge Drag Pack car when they first became available. I think that first year (2009) only 100 were available. These were strictly racecars and could not be titled for street use. I was at Don’s shop shortly after he took delivery of his #001 Drag Pack Challenger. He had a huge Mopar car show the weekend I was there. I was helping him put out a lot of his parts he was putting up for sale. I made a deal for some of the takeoff parts from his Drag Pack Challenger. At the time, he had just signed up to be a spokesperson for ZDDPlus. I basically filled my truck with all the items I bought at his garage sale!



MULTI-FUNCTION JUMPER STARTER MODEL T-6 UPDATE -

As you read this current Inner Circle, we have the multi-function jumper starter models in stock. They also appear on our Christmas Specials if you buy 3 of them. (See our Christmas Specials below).

If you only want to order a single unit, you can now order it on our website - #7629.

Here is a link to these Multi-Function Jump Starter parts on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7629&submit_button=

We are looking for distributors for this product. The product is very easy to sell and not limited to any specific car or truck owner. For pricing and more details, email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com



2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS -

2014 Christmas Specials
- SPECIAL PRICES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3rd THROUGH - DECEMBER 5th, 2014 - 4 pm -

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8550 -
BUY THREE UNITS & GET FREE SHIPPING - TOTAL VALUE for 3 Units - SPECIAL PRICE $279.95 Save $19.90 + Free Shipping
#7629 - Multi-Function Jump Starter - Model T6 - Jump Starting / Digital Products / LED Lighting $99.95 each = $299.85 value


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8551 - TOTAL VALUE - $48.95
SPECIAL PRICE $42.95 Save $6
#7634 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Reproduction O-Rings (35) Kit $48.95 / kit for Fuel, Lubricants, Transmission, Powermaster Unit, Injectors & Fuel Pressure Regulator


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8552 - TOTAL VALUE - $74.95
SPECIAL PRICE $69.95 Save $5
#7506 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - ProElite™ Extreme Duty Tan Car Cover $74.95


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8553 - TOTAL VALUE - $1,494.95
SPECIAL PRICE $1,199.95  Includes FREE SHIPPING Save $295
#7219 - 1984-1987 Regal - GNX/Trans Am Style 16" x 8" WHEELS SET - 4 wheels, 20 Lug Nuts, 20 Lug Nut Black Caps, 4 chrome-plated valve stems, 4 Black Center Caps, and 4 reproduction "GNX" decals
NOTE - We only have 3 sets available at this price.


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8554 - TOTAL VALUE - $216.85
SPECIAL PRICE $189.95 Save $26.90
#6564 - 1978-1987 Regal - Front Frame Braces (2) Pair $49.95
#6756 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Connecting Front Brace (will only work with the stock Intercooler) $63.95
#6744 - 1986-1987 Regal - Under-the-hood Brace Kit $30
#1586 - 1978-1987 Regal - Rear Seat Frame Brace Kit® $72.95


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8555 - TOTAL VALUE - $126.80
SPECIAL PRICE $110 Save $16.80
#6842 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Repro Molded Lower Radiator Hose $26.95
#7269 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Aftermarket DAYCO Molded Upper Radiator Hose $24.95
#6595 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Replacement Black Rubber Heater Hoses (4) Kit $34.95
#7299 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Reproduction Rubber By-Pass “S” Hose $39.95


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8556 - TOTAL VALUE - $143.80
SPECIAL PRICE $129 Save $14.80
#7170 - TWO 1982-1987 Buick G-Body - Window Rattle Elimination Kit -
NOTE - Each kit does one door $36.95 each = $73.90
#6949 - TWO 1984-1987 Regal (all models including Turbo) - NEW Power Window Motor Kit -
NOTE - Each kit does one door $34.95 each = $69.90


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8557 - TOTAL VALUE - $99.50
SPECIAL PRICE $69.95 Save $29.55
#7177 - ZDDPlus™ - 10 bottles @$9.95 = $99.50


These CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are available November 3rd through Friday, December 5th, 2014, 4 pm. We will make every effort to fill orders in time for delivery for Christmas. However, depending on demand, some items may not be in stock as we receive orders closer to the deadline. ORDER EARLY to be sure to have items in time.

Unfortunately you CANNOT order these Christmas Specials through our website. To receive the discount, you MUST call our office with your order - 215-766-1611 x 0

NOTE - Shipping is additional (except for #8550 and #8553.) Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Discounts CANNOT be combined with other offers or Package Deals.

If you need additional information or would like to see photos on any items, check out the part numbers on our website - www.kirbanperformance.com



SPECIAL RUN OF CORRECT FITTING 1984-1985 TURBO REGAL PLUG WIRES -

We had a special run made of the correct length 1984-1985 Turbo Regal grey spark plug wires.

We used to sell these years ago, but stopped due to lack of demand. We had 10 sets made. If you want a set, you must call our office to place your order. The price is $49.95 plus $8 shipping. We only have ten sets available.

I don’t believe any other source has these available in the proper lengths. These are not on our website. You must call our office to order - 215-766-1611 x 0 - specify 1984-1985 Turbo Regal Custom-Cut High-Performance Plug Wires. We have about 6 sets left. If you own a 1984 or 1985 Turbo Regal don’t wait as we will not be running these again.



VEHICLES FOR SALE -

From time to time, whenever we spot an unusual or an exceptional car or truck for sale, or one we have for sale, we will put a blurb in our weekly Inner Circle. Also any cars that our customers have for sale will be featured here and you can see their car with photos on our website as well. In this category we will run the descriptions for two to three weeks and, if there is no interest in that particular vehicle, it will be deleted the following week. Any new vehicles that we add will appear first, so the oldest listing would be at the end of this section. If any of these vehicles perk your interest, email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com - for more information and photos.



2002 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET - FOR SALE -

Locally to me is a 1996 Buick Roadmaster stationwagon for sale. (See photo 4 in this issue 11-05-2014.) This Roadmaster is very clean. Excellent driver quality. These full-size GM station wagons are very rare to see today due to limited production when they were new. This is a 1996 model. The price is $6,000. For more info, contact me - denniskirban@yahoo.com.



GRAND NATIONAL POWERED 1986 MONTE CARLO - FOR SALE -

METCO MOTORSPORTS is selling Kristi's Grand National powered 1986 Monte Carlo. If your looking for something different that is a well done install see link below.

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/threads/metcos-gn-powered-monte-carlo-ss.41732
If you are interested, contact Rick or Kristi by phone during normal business hours - 864-332-5929, or by email - rick@metcomotorsports.com



TIPS AND IDEAS YOU HAVE TRIED -

If you have a tip or a discovery that you found that works on your Turbo Regal, drop us an email giving us the details so we can pass the info on to our readers. Remember, even with my knowledge, I don’t know it all. Simply email me at - denniskirban@yahoo.com



TR-6 HIGH TECH IGNITION SYSTEM - NOW IN STOCK -

We have several of the TR-6 High Tech Ignition Systems, part #7442, now in stock. See link below for more information.

Here is the link to this TR-6 System on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44016/TR-6+High+Tech+Ignition+System+%23+7442.html



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US -

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-RINGS KITS

Richard Clark has painstakingly put together 2 kits of reproduction O-rings.

O-rings are available in two kits:

#7633 has 14 O-rings for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

#7634 has 35 O-rings. These 35 O-rings will fit virtually every application related to the fuel, lubricants, transmission, and powermaster unit. This kit also includes the 14 O-rings in the #7633 kit for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

NOTE - The transmission and powermaster O-rings are for external leaks, and NOT for a complete overhaul.

In many cases, the same O-rings will work on the 1984-1985 Turbo Regal.

Since GM has discontinued many of the Buick O-rings, Richard has had to have some of the O-rings reproduced. In one particular case, the O-ring listed for over $20 from GM, making this kit a bargain.

Kit #7634 includes a real-size drawing to ensure that the correct O-rings can be easily identified. The O-rings should match the drawing exactly.

The O-rings are made of different materials based on the fluid they contact, so no O-rings from any group should ever be used for an application not specified.

In some cases, the original O-rings have been problematic on these cars. The O-rings in this kit has been improved to offer better than original performance.

Any time connections are disturbed, the O-rings should be replaced with new ones.

This kit is the first of its kind specifically for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals.

A must have item for any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal owner. You should have this kit on hand.

NOTE - We recommend these O-rings be installed by a qualified mechanic.

NOTE - The 14 O-rings in Kit #7633 are INCLUDED in the 35 O-rings in Kit #7634.

Great engine restoration items.

7633 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (14) Kit - $14.95 / kit
for Injectors and Fuel Pressure Regulator

7634 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (35) Kit - $48.95 / kit
for Fuel, Lubricants, Transmission, Powermaster Unit, Injectors & Fuel Pressure Regulator

Here is a link to these kits on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7633&submit_button=



2014 - UPCOMING TURBO REGAL EVENTS FOR 2014 -

BOPAPALOOZA 2014 - NOVEMBER 8th 2014 -
Atco Raceway, Jackson Road, Atco, New Jersey

Hosted by the South Jersey Pontiac Club. Car show is open to all Buick-Oldsmobiles-Pontiac. Event includes Super Pro and Pro racing. For racing info, go to www.atcoraceway.com For show information, contact Tom at 856-524-2588 or email goatgytom@aol.com

One of our good customers went last year and said it’s a very good event to attend. It’s also probably one of the last car show events in this area for the year.



ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS -

If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION WORKS -

Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. Simply email me a list - denniskirban@yahoo.com. Also, we are still buying dead or partially dead 1984-1987 Turbo Regals under $4,000 that are within 250 to 350 miles of our location.



NOTE - ABOUT LINKS IN THE INNER CIRCLE -

We have heard from a couple people that have had problems with the links in our Inner Circle.

When we check the links, they work fine. However, if you are not able to be directed to the exact website page or internet site, you can "copy" and "paste" the link into the URL in your browser (such as Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) If it doesn't link in one browser, it may work in another.

Most people having problems are using Internet Explorer… If you are having issues with links, try another browser to see if it works.



NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE -

We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these have to be low-resolution photos to work on the Inner Circle segments on the website, any photos of text don't appear clear when enlarged. This is a problem when you are trying to see numbers, such as those on the VIN labels or pages from Options booklet. Also, because of photo reproduction and computer screen variations, the colors may not be true to the actual product or photo.

If you would like to have us email you any photo at the higher resolution for viewing, just email us and we will email them to you. Be sure to be specific on which pictures you want to see - Reference Inner Circle date and photo number 1, 2, 3 or 4 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ABOUT OUR EMAILS -

Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com - I will answer you. However, if I fail to answer you within 24 hours, please email us again. Since expanding into used parts, I get a lot of emails and sometimes I may forget your request or may not remember who requested the item.



IN CLOSING -

It is hard to believe only a few weeks to Thanksgiving.

Gas prices continue to drop. In our area I have seen regular as cheap as $2.91 per gallon. I’m sure the dealers selling electric cars don’t like to see that happening!