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04-08-2015 Inner Circle

04-08-2015 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 04-08-2015

GNX #331 FOR SALE -

This is the GNX we mentioned last week that is for sale. I hope to have better photos available later this week for anyone that is interested. When I was there last week, behind the GNX there was a John Deere tractor with a snowplow still attached to it. She is getting her son to start up and move the tractor so it is not behind the GNX. That way I can pull the GNX out of the garage for better photos. Interesting enough, I thought the John Deere tractor was maybe 2-3 years old at most because it was so clean looking. It turns out to be 12-13 years old! Her husband really took care of everything they owned. They even had 3 or 4 blankets on the trunk floor in the GNX, so the original trunk carpet still looks new. This is a Kirban-quality car that needs very little detailing to be show worthy inside and out.

The original 1989 Pennsylvania title not only shows the date of purchase, but also the actual miles in 1989.This is positive proof for the next owner of this GNX will have a very well documented history. Because it was strictly her car (she is now 80 years young), as a buyer you can be assured this GNX has no hidden surprises or disappointments.

I have personally known the owners for over a dozen years.

This GNX should be at our Spring Open house so you can marvel at how clean and original this car is.

PHOTO 1 - The top left photo shows the GNX #331 in their two-bay garage. The top right photo shows the engine compartment. You can probably see part of my battery jumper that I used to start it up. The bottom left photo shows the original 1989 Pennsylvania title. Her husband paid $30,000 for the GNX back in 1989. The photo on the bottom right shows the owner, Jean alongside her pride and joy - GNX #331. She has been the only driver since 1989. No young kids, no pets, and never smoked in. Jean used the car to simply do her errands and is one of the few GNX owners that really enjoyed driving it for many years. Reminds me of the first GNX I sold that had 175,000 miles on it.



IN STOCK - BOB BAILEY’S TR-6 HIGH TECH IGNITION SYSTEM -

PHOTO 2 - Shows the Bob Bailey High Tech Ignition System, part #7442 and #7443. Check out our website for more information. We have several units now in stock. Bob only builds these a few times a year.

#7442 - TR-6 High Tech Ignition System
#7443 - TR-6 High Tech Ignition System and Custom-Cut High-Performance Grey Plug Wires Set

Here is a link to these to options on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7442&submit_button=



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BOLTS ARE NOT PROPERLY TORQUED -

When I go to the annuals GS Nationals, I like to walk around the various Turbo Regals located on the show field. Almost without fail, I can usually find one or two things that the workers on the Buick assembly line just did not apply enough torque to the screws or bolts.

I remember years ago during the production of the C5 Corvette, it was determined that an assembly worker on the Corvette assembly line was actually tightening the battery terminals just past the specs, which in some cases ended up cracking the battery case and causing the battery acid to drip down on some of the wiring. Mistakes happen… I believe the wording car makers use is “Recalls”!

In the case of the Turbo Regals, if you have the optional power trunk release, it’s secured behind the trunk mechanism by a single 10mm head screw. It also latches in on the one side of the latch assembly. In some cases, this 10mm screw may be loose.

Another item to check is the plastic base collar on the steering wheel. I can remember when I was buying these cars, almost without fail, I would have to use my wheel puller and remove the steering wheel and tighten the three small screws that hold the plastic base collar to the backside of the steering wheel. It doesn’t matter if your car has 5,000 on it or 100,000 miles on it. In many cases, these screws are not tight. If you want to eliminate a rattle in the interior, chances are this is part of the cause.

PHOTO 3 - Shows the bottom side of the base collar on the 1984-1987 Turbo Regal steering wheels. You can see the 3 small factory holes were the screws go. I also show the 3 small screws next to the collar.

What reminded me of this was when I was picking up parts from my long-time friend who makes GTO and Buick parts for me. He was working on his Ford pickup truck on the driveway. I noticed on the wall in front of his truck was a busted crank pulley.

I asked him what happened? He said about two weeks ago he was letting his truck warm up on the driveway when all of sudden he heard a tremendous noise from under the hood. The nut that secures the crank pulley on the engine came off and took a chunk out of the crank pulley and a few plastic blades off the fan. Lucky for him, it happened as the truck was simply idling on his driveway. The damage would have been a lot worse had it happened while he was driving. The truck has about 100,000 miles on it and he bought it brand new. He never had any issues with the crank or the pulley. The nut and washer was nowhere to be found.

PHOTO 4 - The photo to the left shows both the broken crank pulley and the new replacement. In the photo to the right I show the fan and you can see the missing blades. No damage at all to the radiator or the shroud.

I remember a few years on the PA turnpike following a pickup truck that a large metal tool box fell off the back of the truck that scattered tools all over the interstate. Somehow I was able to dodge all of them.
So the lesson is, make sure everything is tightened properly.

Back in my towing days, I recall one instance where the cables that held the boom in place snapped when I had a 4,000-pound car on the back. The car came right up the tow sling and wedged against it. I could not move the truck or the car by myself. I had to get help and have the car lifted up off the tow sling.



JOKES AND PRANKS -

I am sure we all have pulled jokes and pranks on friends and families over the years.

Because it was April Fools Day last week I thought I would share two that I did years ago. One was not intentional as a prank to my brother-in-law and the other was intentional to my old-time mechanic that would travel with me to various Pontiac and GTO conventions.

In the early 1970’s, I would buy cheap used cars and resell them. Back then laws were not as strict as today. I would sometimes take my wife’s sister and a license plate off one of my parent’s cars, and then simply go get the car I was buying…putting my parents’ license plate on the back.

It was easy to get away with this back then, as most of the cars I would buy were usually nearby. One Saturday I needed a license plate but both my parents were going out for the afternoon, so I could not use their license plate.

My brother-in-law (who was only dating my sister at the time) was at my parents’ house working in the yard. At the time I really did not know him very well. I figured he was going to be several hours working at my parents’ house, so I simply removed the license plate on the back of his Pontiac station wagon.

Unfortunately, I guessed wrong and he went to pick up my sister and was pulled over by the local police for driving without a license plate on his car. He gave a pretty convincing argument that he had no idea where the license plate went. The police let him go without issuing a ticket. When he got back to my parents’ house and saw that I had his license plate, he was not amused.

This next one was a well-planned prank. In the 1980s I had one of those popular 13’ foot Scotty travel trailers. They were actually made in Pennsylvania. From year-to-year these small campers all basically look the same. I can remember buying new factory hubcaps for the wheels for around $9 each.

In the 1980s I would attend the GTO National convention and the Pontiac National Convention in the summer. Usually the two conventions were two weeks apart and most times several states apart. I would take my old-time mechanic, known as Big Bill, as he loved to travel and he especially loved staying in campgrounds. On one trip we pulled into this huge campground where the bathrooms where down a hill and all the campers parked around the main facility on top of the hill in a circle.

Big Bill had kidney problems, which meant he would have to get up in the middle of the night and use the bathroom. On this particular night, I listened for him to get up and walk down the long hill to use the bathroom. I got into my truck and drove the truck and trailer completely around to the other side of the ridge and waited for him to emerge from the bathroom.

As I watched him come out of the bathroom I could see he was bewildered as he could not locate my truck and trailer. Keep in mind, most campers have huge trailers or motorhomes. so spotting a small pickup truck and 13’ foot camper can be difficult at 3 am on a dark night. Big Bill did not appreciate the joke at all!

What made me think of this was a Scotty trailer was recently for sale near our house. Also my brother-in-law just traded in my old pickup truck he bought from me in 1989. It had over 220,000 miles on it. So, if you see a black sport side Chevy pickup truck around Spokane, Washington, and it has a badly worn Grand National steering wheel in it, it was my old pickup truck.

They are moving to Grand Island, Nebraska in the next 10 days or so.



GARY ROSS DAHL PASSED AWAY -

While his name - Gary Ross Dahl - may not be someone you know, the fad he created in the 1970s may be one you remember. He created the wildly popular “PET ROCK.” The smooth stone came packaged in a cardboard box with “care and feeding” instructions.

He had to be marketing genius to convince over 1.5 million people to spend $4 for his creation before the fad fizzled.

We should all be that lucky and develop a product that defies logic and yet makes people buy it.



DO YOU OWN A MOTORCYCLE, ATV OR SNOWMOBILE? -

We have made is a 23” long wire harness that you attach permanently to the 12-volt battery in your motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, etc.

All of the various brands of battery jumper modules, including the one we market, have the same blue universal connector that plugs directly into the battery jumper module.

Our new special harness has that blue connector on it to plug into the battery jumper module. This makes it very easy to jump-start your motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile, should the battery be dead. In many cases, on the newer motorcycles it can take 45 minutes or longer just to get to the battery.

We installed one last week on my brother-in-law’s 2012 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Limited Edition. Just imagine if you are on a road trip and your battery fails… you could be stranded. This harness eliminates that worry.

A friend of mine has a 2004 Yamaha Grizzly with a remote start and an alarm on it. Every spring his battery is dead. Last week he hard wired this harness to his Yamaha and pulled the choke out and it started right up.

It works on any 12-volt motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile, whether it’s fuel injected or carbureted.

Each harness has the one-way circuit breaker, which is the same as the jumper cables in all the various battery jumper modules. This one-way circuit only allows current to go to from a battery jumper module to the battery - the current can’t go the other way.

By duplicating the length that is used by the battery tender’s harness, it assures you that this harness is long enough to get to it easily with any of the various battery jumper modules. It will easily pay for itself the first time you need to use it.

If you own a motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile, and would like more information, email me - denniskirban@yahoo.com

If you are a dealer email me for more details and wholesale pricing - denniskirban@yahoo.com This is an ideal product to promote in your store and also to install on your customers bikes.

We will have full product information and pricing on this neat new product next week.



SPOOLFOOL REAR SPOILER CONTEST UPDATE -

Good News - Mike Barnard has confirmed he will be coming to our upcoming Spring Open House event, April 18th. He has also sent us a supply of each of his new rear spoilers.

Get to meet the man behind the popular one-piece rear filler panel that has been a hit since it was first introduced.

He also made two rear spoilers - one is the same as the original 3-piece spoiler, and the other is a one-piece design. The one-piece design simply overhangs the top edge of both rear quarter panels and is attached to the trunk lid.

Both spoilers are made in the same high-quality as his popular Spoolfool fillers. In most cases, the finish on them needs no work.

We have both rear spoilers available at our upcoming Spring Open House. In the meantime, Mike is running a contest, which will award the winner their choice of one of the new rear spoilers that he has produced.

The contest started on April 1, 2015 - April Fools Day!

You can request a “FUN METER” button when you contact our office. We have them in stock. The Fun Meter button is what you need for the contest.

Here is the link for the contest rules:
http://turbobuick.com/forums/threads/spoolfools-all-new-spoiler-give-away-photo-contest.424396/#post-3529132



GOOD NEWS - BODY BUSHING KITS, PART #7305, IN STOCK -

We just received our initial order of body bushing kits and have filled our back orders. We have a few in stock, so if you want a body bushing kit, part #7305, you can order it now.

Here is a link to our Bushings Kits on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7305&submit_button=



HEADLIGHT KIT UPDATE -

We currently have our headlight kits in stock. We also have ordered more headlight kits to have on hand for our Spring Open House. These kits make a huge improvement over the original format.

Here is a link to information on these upgraded headlights on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44102/Upgraded+H4+Headlights+%284%29+Kit+%237530.html



CORES NEEDED -

We have an urgent need for powermaster cores, steering wheel cores, and turbo cores.

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

POWERMASTER CORES must be complete with brake bowl and brake switch. You get $100 Letter of Credit or we will trade our complete headlight kit #7530 a $129.95 value or $75 cash for each acceptable core. Powermaster units must be nice and not look like they been in a river for the last 10 years.

STEERING WHEEL CORES must be the 1986-1987 style. They can’t have any bent spokes and spokes, and can’t be rusty. We will issue you a $75 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core.

TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock ones. They must be complete. We will issue you a $100 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core.

If you ship to us, the post office is the cheapest method. Pack the item(s) with a note with your name, address and phone number
Mail Ship to Address:

ATTN DENNIS
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
PO BOX 1199
PLUMSTEADSVILLE, PA 18949-1199

You can save shipping costs by bringing any cores to our Open House, April 18th 2015.

NOTE - You are welcome to bring other good parts you do not need or want to sell to our Open House. We may be interested in trading something we have for what you have, or we may purchase your parts outright.



MORE SPRING OPEN HOUSE BREAKING NEWS -

We hope to announce word on a new product we have been involved with for the Turbo Regal market. Watch for word in a future Inner Circle.



TECH CALLS -

Because our busy season is starting, if you need technical information, it’s best to email - sales@kirbanperformance.com rather than call us.

We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours.



1987 BUICK TURBO REGAL T - FOR SALE

For Sale - 1987 Buick Turbo Regal T, 71k mile original light-weight CA survivor, 100% rust free, aluminum drums and factory aluminum bumper inserts, too many Kirban upgrades to list, totally stock looking, ice cold A/C still uses R12, PW, tilt, cruise, 342 posi, window sticker, original exhaust with stock replacement muffler, under carriage as clean as top side, fully detailed for show or drive anywhere.

Received “Award of Excellence” at 2013 BPG East Coast Regionals.

Over $17k invested, needs nothing, runs better than new.

Sell $15,000 FIRM. Need to make room for newly acquired ‘70 GSX.

Member NE GS/GN Club and Co-Director local BCA club.

Steve Perry - 914-262-9965, - Carmel NY.

PRICE - $15,000

Here is a link to this Turbo-T with photos on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44234/1987+BUICK+GRAND+NATIONAL+-+FOR%E2%80%88SALE.html



ORIGINAL GM AC DELCO HEATER WATER VALVE -

Our supplier was able to locate a few more of these original brand new AC Delco heater water valves. You must call our office to order one - 215-766-1611 x 0. The price is $60 plus shipping. It appears this AC Delco heater water valve will be discontinued from GM and AC Delco. It doesn’t appear that we will be getting any more of theses.



MORE NEWS ON THE MULTI-FUNCTION JUMP STARTERS -

We will have a supply of these at our Spring Open House. It is one of the most powerful ones on the market, putting out 250 cranking amps and 500 peak amps for less than $100. It is this larger module that has very few limitations on what it can do.

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=



DISTRIBUTORS WANTED -

The company is starting to get inquiries on their products, which they forward to us since we are their U.S. distributor. We already have several automotive mail-order companies going to start carrying this unit.

Now that we are the only supplier for the Multi-Function Jump Starter for this company is the U.S.A., we want to line up more distributors.

We are looking for distributors for this product. We currently have two price breaks - 5-9 units or 10 or more.

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



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. 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.



1957 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF SAFARI - FOR SALE -

I spotted this 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari for sale sitting at my friend’s gas station near our shop. This is a ground-up restoration of an extremely rare Pontiac.

The Safari was Pontiac’s sister car to the more popular Chevrolet Nomad of the same vintage. From what I am told only 1,292 were built in 1957. Of that figure, I am sure it’s just a very small percentage of this model that is still around today. Over $20 grand was spent just in redoing the chrome. It has flawless black paint against a mint black and white stock interior. It is powered by a new Chevrolet crate ramjet 350 engine, backed up with a Richmond 5-speed going to a stock rear end. It has vintage AC and a GM tilt column. Exterior looks 100% stock, down to the wheel covers. Price is $62,900.

Email me - denniskirban@yahoo.com for photos.



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



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US -

1984-1987 Buick Regal - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
REPRODUCTION DASH CONNECTOR SEALING GASKET

Over time, water can enter the interior due to a deteriorating dash connector sealing gasket. This can potentially create rust and water damage to the driver’s side floor and surrounding materials.

This new reproduction dash connector sealing gasket fixes the problem. It restores a weather-tight seal to the harness feed-thru location.

This is a critical gasket, since it’s for the dash bulkhead.

GM has discontinued the actual connectors.

If you are restoring the interior, this is the time to check to see if you need this part.

The gasket comes with very detailed directions.

Our first picture shows the actual gasket and the second photo shows the general area (indicated by a red oval) where this gasket is used.

Another great interior restoration item.

7657 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Reproduction Dash Connector Sealing Gasket - $24.95

Here is a link to this Dash Connecting Sealing Gasket on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44235/REPRODUCTION%E2%80%88DASH+CONNECTOR+SEALING%E2%80%88GASKET+%237657.html



1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal)
AFTERMARKET LED UNDER-THE-DASH INTERIOR LIGHT BULBS (3) SET
& LED TRUNK or UNDER-THE-HOOD LIGHT BULB

This aftermarket LED under-the-dash interior light kit will replace both of the under-the-dash factory lights to the upgraded LED format.

GM used two different styles of sockets under the dash. It used a slotted socket on the driver’s side and a regular round socket on the passenger’s side.

This kit includes 1 round LED bulb for the passenger’s side and 2 of the slotted LED lights for the driver’s side. This will give you 1 extra slotted LED light. You can use this to replace the stock bulb for the license plate light in most cars. Because of its flat face, the LED will fit in the housing for the license plate light.

You can also purchase an extra passenger’s side LED light, if you want to upgrade the trunk light since it takes the same LED bulb. The same LED bulb will also work for the under-the-hood light.

LED lights greatly increase the amount of light over the stock glass bulbs, draws far less amperage, and does not generate the extreme heat like the original glass bulbs.

Our top left photo shows the original bulbs in the housings, and these replacement LED bulbs.

Our top right photo shows a single LED bulb, which can be purchased separately as a trunk or under-the-hood light bulb, Part #7664.

Our lower left photo shows the interior driver’s side.

Our lower right photo shows the interior passenger’s side.

NOTE - The round LED bulb may look slightly different than the bulb shown in the photos, depending on our supplier.

NOTE - The slotted LED bulb in #7663 will fit the driver’s side under-the-dash interior light or the license plate light on most GM G-Body cars. The round LED bulb #7664 will fit the passenger’s side under-the-dash interior light, the trunk light, or the under-the-hood light.

We also recommend you check out our Aftermarket LED Interior Light Panel, Part #7661. This would give you a complete kit of LED interior lights.

Excellent replacement items for any interior restoration.

7663 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Aftermarket LED Under-the-Dash Interior Lights Bulbs (3) Set - $12.95

7664 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal) -
SINGLE Aftermarket LED Trunk or Under-the-Hood Light Bulb - $4.95

Here is a link to these LED bulbs on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44236/Aftermarket+LED+Under-the-Dash+Interior+Lights+Bulbs+%283%29+Set+%237663.html



1986-1988 G-Body - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
THIRD BRAKE LIGHT USED HOUSING WITH NEW BULB AND USED DEFLECTOR WITH LENS

In many cases, you may find that the third brake light socket may be burnt or cracked from heat or age. Also the deflector may become warped over a period of time due to summer heat over the years.

We now have good used third brake light housings available, complete with a brand new 1156 bulb installed. The socket and housing are in very good condition.

We also have good used deflectors with the red lens.

You can buy either or, if you purchase both, you can save $3.95.

We also recommend you check out our Third Brake Light LED Panel, Part #7660. It would be an excellent upgrade with the good used housing.

Excellent replacement items for any interior restoration.

7667 - 1986-1988 G-Body - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Third Brake Light Used Housing with New Bulb - $19.95

7668 - 1986-1988 G-Body - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Third Brake Light Used Deflector with Lens - $6.95

7669 - 1986-1988 G-Body - All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Third Brake Light Used Housing with New Bulb AND Used Deflector with Lens - $22.95 (save $3.95)

Here is a link to this Housing and Deflector on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7667&submit_button=



1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal)
AFTERMARKET LED INTERIOR LIGHT PANEL

This aftermarket LED interior light panel is made up of 9 LEDs and can replace the fuse-style glass tube bulb found in the interior lights in all the 1984-1988 GM G-Body cars, hardtop and T-Tops models.

This panel consists of 9 LEDs on a panel. It will fit virtually every version of the GM G-Body interior light housings. The ends are specific to properly contact the factory contacts in the light housing.

We show the four versions of the G-Body interior lights that this LED panel will fit - the 2 pillar lights for cars with T-Tops, Oldsmobile Cutlass interior light, the standard dome light, and the optional map reading light. We also just discovered it fits all the third generation Camaros and Firebirds 1982-1992. It fits both the standard light and the optional map reading light format.

The LED panel is easy to install.

The benefits of this LED light panel are that it’s a brighter light and has wider spread of light over the glass tube format.

The LED panel draws far less amperage and does not generate the extreme heat like the original glass tube bulb.

These LED lights will greatly increase the amount of light over the stock glass tube light on cars with T-Tops. Our first photo shows an original glass bulb on the left and this LED replacement on the right.
Our second photo shows the 4 versions on interior lights, which can use this LED panel as a direct replacement.

Our third photo shows a comparison of lights. The top left photo shows the original fuse-style bulb in the ceiling light without the cover and lit with the cover on the top right. The lower left photo shows the LED light in the ceiling light without the cover and lit with the cover on the lower right.

If your car only needs one, you might consider purchased part #7662 with 2 panels. Then you would have a spare and save $1.95.

If you need to replace the interior lights in car with T-Tops, you will need to order TWO, part #7662 for $19.95 (save $1.95.)

Another great interior restoration item.

7661 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal) -
Aftermarket LED Interior Light Panel - $10.95

7662 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body - All Models (Including Buick Turbo Regal) -
TWO Aftermarket LED Interior Light Panels (2) - $19.95

Here is a link to these LED panels on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44230/AFTERMARKET+LED+INTERIOR+LIGHT+PANEL+%237661.html



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.

You may need to "UPDATE" your browser to be use you are using the current version.



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.



2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS -

KIRBAN PERFORMANCE SPRING OPEN HOUSE -
SATURDAY - APRIL 18, 2015 - RAIN or SHINE - 9 am until 3 pm.

One of the first events for 2015 is our Annual Spring Open House.

Once again Russ and Nancy will be providing an excellent prepared meal for this event - this time brunch.

Brunch Menu - County Ham, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, French Toast, Bacon and Egg Wraps, Hash Browns, and much more.

Our spring event is always our biggest event. We will have several of our new products on display, special pricing, Yum Yum donuts, our favorite M&M contest, and our popular no reserve auction. This event has no rain date. More details as they become available. Mark your calendar!

This would be an excellent time to bring any cores we need or parts you have to trade.

It’s the perfect opportunity to see our latest products, meet new friends, and enjoy a specially prepared gourmet brunch by Russ and Nancy. Pete Hoffman and myself will have an array of used parts for sale as well. It’s always a good time.

More details to come once confirmed. Mark your calendar!

CONFIRMED GUESTS - Richard Clark will be making a return visit to our event. Coming for the first time from Arizona is Nick Micale. Nick is a well-known enthusiast that has been involved with the Turbo Regals for many years. Mike Barnard, Spoolfool Productions (Filler Panels) is also coming from California.

LODGING IN THE GENERAL AREA - Quakertown is about 25 minutes west of our warehouse location and the newest motels are by Route 663 and the exit for Quakertown off the northeast extension of the turnpike Route 476.
COMFORT SUITES INN
RT 663, 1905 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951 - 215 / 538-3000
HAMPTON INN
RT 663, 1915 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951 - 215 / 536-7779
QUAKERTOWN HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
RT 663, 1915 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951 - 215 / 529-7979

This is one of the first major events of 2015 for the Turbo Regal owner. Don't miss it.



5th ANNUAL “RIDE ON MOLLY” MEMORIAL RIDE -
April 25th and 26th, 2015
Headquarters - Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001.

Join them for a weekend of great fun and to honor the memory of a truly unique and wonderful friend. Donations are not required, but 100% of any offered are deposited directly to the Brooke Sanders College Fund.

Here is a link for more information on “Ride on Molly” event:
https://www.etouches.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=95341&



25TH ANNUAL BUICK RACE DAY 2015 -
May 29-31, 2015 - Norwalk, Ohio

Time trials start Friday, May 29th and Buick Car Show is Saturday, May 30th, and Race Day is Sunday May 31st, 2015. Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 State Route 18 Norwalk, Ohio 44857. Quick 16 - Turbo Heads Up - Renegade, Cash and Trophies.

For more details, contact Roberta Vasilow 810-655-8277 - email - buickracer@comcast.net
OR Bill Wills 330-747-1029 - email skylarkwilly@aol.com

This is the last time Roberta and Bill will be promoting this event as they plan to retire.



35th Annual GS NATIONALS 2015
October 14-17, 2015
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Here is a link to the event on their website:
http://www.gsnationals.com



IN CLOSING -

We will have several of our new items on display at our Open House. Remember, if you plan to buy either the Spoolfool filler panels or the Pypes Exhaust, contact our office (215-766-1611 x 0) now, so one can be set aside for pick up. Payment must be made to hold it for you.