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11-25-2015 Inner Circle

11-25-2015 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 11-25-2015

THANKSGIVING DAY CONTEST -

Here are the rules for our annual Thanksgiving Day contest.

This contest is open to all our Inner Circle readers. The deadline is 5 pm eastern time this Saturday, November 28th, 2015.

You get only 1 guess. That single guess must be emailed to me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com

In case of a tie, the earliest time is the winner. The exact guess or closest guess under the actual count is the winner. The second closest guess will take second place. Rules must be followed exactly!

The first place winner gets the actual Route 66 2-DVD set with the M&Ms in the container and a $50 Gift Certificate. The First Place winner also gets a 12-ounce bag of Yum Yum Bake Shops Premium Ground Coffee and 1 of Yum Yum’s plastic coffee cups.

The Second Place winner gets all the same prizes as the first place winner (minus the M&Ms) and a $25 Gift Certificate.

Gift Certificates can be redeemed against any of our website parts.

PHOTO 1 - Our photo on the right shows the Route 66 metal tin with the 2 disc DVDs taken out. The two DVDs were removed and it is currently filled with the M&Ms, shown in the photo on the left. You need to base your single guess on what you think is the number of M&Ms in this Route 66 metal tin without going over the count.


TV SERIES - ROUTE 66 -

The Route 66 series ran from 1960 to 1964; a total of 116 episodes.

Our prize consists of 2 DVDs covering 10 episodes of the first season of the TV series Route 66.

I remember this TV show as a teenager. As many readers may recall, at age 16 in 1963, I ran away from home and actually was picked up by the police on Route 66 about 10 miles east of Gallup, New Mexico.

From what I read, the TV series was never filmed on or near Route 66.

I can’t recall ever reading anywhere among Corvette collectors if the Corvettes they used in this TV series have ever surfaced and have been restored.



OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE THANKGIVING HOLIDAY -

Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Monday, November 30th.

Also, keep in mind that any orders sent during this holiday week, may be delayed in shipping because of UPS and U.S. mail holiday closing dates.



MORE FROM MY ARCHIVES -

Last week we showed the brochure entitled, “High Technology from Buick” from the 1984 Buick Press Kit.

These full-color glossy brochures were part of the yearly Buick Press Kits.

The Buick Press Kits are extremely difficult to find today. I can’t recall ever seeing one for sale over the last half dozen years or so at Carlisle or even at the GS Nationals. Even though the Buick Press Kit would cover all the Buick models for that given year, the highlight of the Press Kit was the Turbo Regal or, more importantly, the Grand National.

PHOTO 2 - Here are 2 original black and white photos from the 1984 Buick Press kit showing 2 versions of the new Regal T-Type. The one being a two-tone version, known as the Designers’ Accent Paint, that was available on the Regal coupe models. The additional cost for this two-tone paint scheme was $205. A similar paint scheme was available on Regal sedans, but the colors that were offered were different than the coupe models. The cost was just $200 for the sedan version.

PHOTO 3 - Shows the black and white photo from the 1984 Buick Press Kit that shows the Grand National and the Century Olympia Sedan. It seems strange that the Grand National would be featured on a smaller photo than the T-Types for 1984.

PHOTO 4 - We show an original black and white photo showing the 1983 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Twin Turbocharged 4.1 liter V6 engine. One can only imagine what that engine would be worth today. It would be nice to have it sitting as a neat display item!



2015 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS -

Below is a complete listing of our 2015 Christmas Specials.

Because they have a special part number, you must call our office to order any of these 10 Christmas Specials.

We have extended the sale date until 4 pm, Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. In some cases, depending on when you order, you may not receive it in time for Christmas so plan ahead.

We have included several of our popular sellers, including one of the vacuum brake systems, Scanmaster, and the Pypes Exhaust System.

Be sure to note shipping is additional, except it is included in the Pypes Exhaust System.

2015 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
SPECIAL PRICES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 18th THROUGH - DECEMBER 30th, 2015 - 4 pm

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8558 - TOTAL VALUE - $74.95 SPECIAL PRICE $64.95 Save $10
#7640 - Multi-Function MINI Jump Starter - Model U3-M -Jump Starting / Digital Products / LED Lighting $74.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8559 - TOTAL VALUE - $279.90 SPECIAL PRICE $239.95 Save $39.95
#6974 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Factory-Style Body Mount Bolts (12) Kit $29.95 / kit
#7305 - 1982-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - Reproduction Body Mount Bushings/Cushions (22) Kit $249.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8560 - TOTAL VALUE - $93.85 SPECIAL PRICE $72.95 Save $20.90
#7170 - TWO 1982-1987 Buick G-Body - Window Rattle Elimination Kit -
NOTE - Each kit does one door - $36.95 each = $73.90
#6739 - “How to Eliminate Window Rattles and Wind Noise” Book by Pete Serio - $19.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8561 - TOTAL VALUE - $69.90 SPECIAL PRICE $60 Save $9.90
#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 #8562 - TOTAL VALUE - $399.95 SPECIAL PRICE $384.95 Save $15 + FREE SHIPPING
#6996 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - PYPES PERFORMANCE (Non-Polished Stainless Steel) Dual Exhaust System $399.95* (*includes UPS shipping within the 48 contiguous states)

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8563 - TOTAL VALUE - $73.85 SPECIAL PRICE $52.95 Save $20.90
#7660 - 1986-1988 G-Body All Models (including Buick Turbo Regal) - Third Brake Light LED Panel - $49.95
#7661 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body (Inc Turbo Regal) - Aftermarket LED Interior Light Panel - $10.95
#7663 - 1984-1988 GM G-Body (Inc Turbo Regal) - Aftermarket LED Under-the-Dash Interior Lights Bulbs (3) Set - $12.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8564 - TOTAL VALUE - $279.95 SPECIAL PRICE $249.95 Save $29.95
#6783 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Scanmaster 2.1 - Diagnostic Tool - $249.95
#7496 - Scanmaster Mounting Bracket for any Buick Turbo Regal Steering Column - $29.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8565 - TOTAL VALUE - $389.95 SPECIAL PRICE $349.95 Save $40
#7625 - 1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster Kit with Vacuum Brake Pedal - $389.95

CHRISTMAS  SPECIAL #8566 - TOTAL VALUE - $579.95 SPECIAL PRICE $544.95 Save $35
#7440 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - Reproduction GM-style FRONT & REAR Bumper Filler Panels (4) Set - $579.95

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

BONUS ITEMS - FREE WITH EACH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ORDER - TOTAL VALUE - $15.90
#7641 - 4-IN-1 Charging Cord with Micro USB Connector - $12.95
#7184 - “KIRBAN 2007 Reunion and Birthday Bash” DVD - $2.95

For each Christmas special order you place you will also receive absolutely FREE our part #7641 Four in one charging cord with Micro USB connector and part #7184 “Kirban 2007 Reunion and Birthday Bash” DVD. This is a $15.90 value.

These CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are available November 18th through Thursday, December 30th, 2015, 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 part #8562.) Prices and availability subject to change without notice. These discounts CANNOT be combined with other offers or Package Deals. Each order will receive TWO Bonus items while supplies last.

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

Here is a link to these Christmas Specials on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/inner_circle.php?nak=381



SET OF REAL GNX WHEELS FOR SALE -

A good customer of ours has a set of original GNX wheels for sale. This is a matched set of 4 ORIGINAL wheels. The price for the full set is $5,000. Email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com - for more details.



TENSIONER PULLEY BEARING REMOVAL -

This tip comes from Ken, out of Ohio, who did this install with our new bearing for his tensioner.

If you don’t have a press, the old bearing can be removed by laying the pulley on a hard flat surface such as a garage floor. Using a 1 inch socket, gently tap the old bearing out with a hammer.

To install the new bearing, use a 1-1/8 inch socket and gently tap the new bearing in from the other side of the pulley. It’s important that you make sure the socket stays centered on the bearing and the bearing is squared up in the pulley as you tap it in, and that it seats all the way at the bottom.

It took only about 10 minutes to perform this task.



TURBO REGAL HOOD SHOCK INSTALLATION -

This tip comes from Clem out of Massachusetts.

We pointed out in a recent Inner Circle that the piston sleeve is towards the hood, rather than towards the fender. The reason Buick did it this way was to keep dirt from collecting and dragging debris into the piston when the hood closes. The debris would scratch the seal that holds the pressurized gas inside the shaft.

Eventually this would ruin the seal and the gas shock would fail. While I agree that theory is correct, I have noticed on other applications (whether it’s another car model hood or a SUV rear hatch) the gas shocks are reversed. However, in an effort to keep your car correct or original, the piston end goes towards the hood!



NEW PRODUCT FROM US -

See the New Products section for our latest new product. Once again we located the original style valve stem caps that GM used on all the G-body cars from at least 1984 thru 1987.

We had to paint them grey to match the original color, but the actual shape of these is exactly what GM used on all the G-body models. Of course, the one exception is the GNX, which used regular black valve stem caps. This is not a huge new product, but one that as time goes on will be something that many customers will want as these cars get restored. These are in stock for immediate delivery.



NEW PRODUCTS IN THE WORKS -

We have 1 unique item now in the works. It’s being produced by Spoolfool exclusively for our company.

We have also been in conversation with another company about something that we hope to be able to make happen. Both of these projects will work with any year Turbo Regal.

Watch for updates.



TURBO REGAL POWER ANTENNAS UPDATE -

We had our son Darrell make up a sample bracket and template so these new power antennas will bolt into the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals, like the originals.

He installed one in a Grand National that he had painted, and it used this new bracket.

These new power antennas have a manufacturer’s One-year Warranty.

Antennas are actually made for another GM car. They use the same screw-in bezel that sits on the top of the fender, so you can use the original bezel. The 3-wire lead and plug is identical to the original. The new bracket will be bolted to the new antenna. A rubber boot will also come with this new power antenna to protect the motor from the elements.

We expect to have these new power antennas ready to ship before the end of November. If you place your order in advance now, the sale price is $179.95 plus $12 shipping. The retail price once they are available will be $199.95 plus shipping. We would not charge your credit card until we are able to ship the power antenna to you.

This power antenna is not on our website, so you have to call and talk to Christina to get on the list if you want one - 215-766-1611 x 0. By ordering now you save $20. This also gives us a good idea on how many power antennas we need to have initially. We should have production of these shortly.



BREAKING NEWS - REFURBISHED STEERING SHAFTS AVAILABLE -

We just got 3 more of the refurbished steering shafts in stock, our part #7574 Upgraded Used Lower Steering Shaft. Don't delay if you want one. If you want one, email me - denniskirban@yahoo.com

Here is a link to this steering shaft on our website. http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44150/UPGRADED+REFURBISHED+USED+LOWER+STEERING+SHAFT+%237574.html



BREAKING NEWS - POWERMASTERS IN STOCK!

For the first time in years, we now have Rebuilt Powermaster Brake Units in stock, Part #7021. Units are always in demand, so if you need one, call our office 215-766-1611 x 0.

Here is a link to the Powermaster on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/316/REBUILT+POWERMASTER+BRAKE+UNIT+%237021.html



BREAKING NEWS - TR-6 HIGH TECH IGNITION SYSTEM IN STOCK -

We just got in 2 of these TR-6 High Tech Ignition Systems from Bob Bailey, our part #7442 TR-6 High Tech Ignition System or #7443 TR-6 High Tech Ignition System and Custom-Cut High-Performance Grey Plug Wires. We have 2 left.

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



SPECIAL LIMITED SALE -

Currently we are overstocked with our fiberglass front and rear bumpers. Part #1507 is the front bumper and #1532 is the rear bumper. The retail is normally $190 each. However, if you purchase both the front and rear at the same time, your cost would be $365. You would save $15 by purchasing both. These are for off road use only.



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

We currently need original good 1986-1987 AC Delco mass air flow sensors. We allow $25 credit for each core that can be rebuilt. Credit will not be issued until we get your unit back from Cardone showing it was able to be rebuilt. Recent cores have shown that some of them are simply not able to be rebuilt any more.

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



TECH CALLS -

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.



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.



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 G-Body (Including Buick Turbo Regal - except for GNX wheels) -
CORRECT LOOKING GRAY VALVE STEM CAPS (10) SET

More and more Turbo Regal owners are starting to restore their cars, since the values of original Turbo Regals is on the increase.

One visible small part is the unique style grey valve stem caps that were used on all the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals, except for the GNX.

These are the correct looking valve stem caps for the T wheels and the Grand National wheels. These are not correct for the GNX wheels.

If you have an original spare tire in your trunk, you can check that valve stem cap and the design will look identical to the caps pictured here.

These are the correct style. We did however had to paint them grey to match the original color.

Each car uses 4 valve stem caps for the wheels and 1 for the spare. Our set includes 10 caps, which gives you 2 full sets.

An excellent replacement item for any exterior restoration.

7700 - 1984-1987 G-Body (Including Buick Turbo Regal - except for GNX wheels) –
Correct Looking Gray Valve Stem Caps (10) Set - $46.95

Here is a link to this set of Valve Stem Caps on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44281/CORRECT+LOOKING+GRAY+VALVE+STEM+CAPS+%2810%29+SET+%237700.html



1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
AFTERMARKET MANIFOLD AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Over a period of time, the original manifold air temperature sensor may fail to read accurately, due to age or dirt.

This manifold air temperature sensor gives the computer a reading of the air temperature as it enters the turbocharger. The sensor is capable of reading between -40 and 266F. This is the sensor that mounts in the factory elbow off the air cleaner assembly.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #6719 Black Powder-coated Aluminum Mass Air Flow Pipe, #7045 Rebuilt Original AC DELCO Mass Air Flow Sensor, #7054 Reproduction Air Flow Duct (from turbo to MAF sensor/air cleaner), #7480 FACTORY STOCK MAF - TinMan Cold-Air Intake Kit, #7481 3″ LT1 - TinMan Cold-Air Intake Kit, #7482 3.5″ LS1 - TinMan Cold-Air Intake Kit, or #7483 WITHOUT MAF - TinMan Cold-Air Intake Kit.

Another excellent engine restoration item.

7697 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Aftermarket Manifold Air Temperature Sensor - $15.95

Here is a link to this Air Temperature Sensor on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44280/AFTERMARKET+MANIFOLD+AIR+TEMPERATURE+SENSOR+%237697.html



1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
VACUUM BLOCK REPLACEMENT VACUUM HOSES (10) SET

These are the hoses that connect the vacuum lines to the vacuum block.

It takes 3 different sizes of the vacuum hoses to complete the set.

If you are buying either of our reproduction new billet vacuum blocks, it’s best to replace the 5 rubber hoses, since the originals may be cracked. Hoses may also split when you attempt to remove them.

Because the material is inexpensive, we only offer a set of 2 complete sets (10 hoses), so you will have a spare set.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #6796 Stock Vacuum Block or #6797 Vacuum Block with extra vacuum fitting for vacuum brakes.

Another excellent engine restoration item.

7695 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Vacuum Block Replacement Vacuum Hoses (10) Set - $6.95 / set
NOTE - 2 sets of 5 hoses

Here is a link to this Vacuum Hoses Set on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44278/VACUUM+BLOCK+REPLACEMENT+VACUUM+HOSES+%2810%29+SET+%237695.html



1984-1987 Buick Regal (Including Turbo Regal) -
Powder-Coated Glossy Black
HOOD HINGES & HOOD SHOCKS BRACKETS BOLTS (14) SET

Original bolts between both hood hinge brackets and both hood shock brackets are prone to rust over the years.

We offer a set of 14 replacement powder-coated glossy black bolts. You only need 12 for the noted application, and we include 2 extras.

We purchase brand new OEM bolts, then have each bolt individually powder coated with a high glossy finish.

NOTE - We sometimes we have good used hood hinges, which have also been powder coated in a high gloss finish. If you are interested in the powder-coated glossy black hood hinges, email - denniskirban@yahoo.com.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7680 - Hood Shocks Reproduction Bolts (4) Set, #6700 STOCK STEEL Hood Gas Shocks (2), or #7343 Stock Steel Hood “BLACK CARBON FIBER” Gas Shocks (2).

Another nice finishing touch for any under-the-hood restoration, especially the back of the hood area, which can look neglected over time.

7694 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (Including Turbo Regal) -
Powder-Coated Glossy Black
Hood Hinges and Hood Shocks Brackets Bolts (14) Set - $17.95 / set

Here is a link to these bolts on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44277/Powder-Coated+Glossy+Black++HOOD+HINGES+%26+HOOD+SHOCKS+BRACKETS+BOLTS+%2814%29+SET+%237694.html



1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
OEM BEARING for the Stock Belt Tensioner Pulley

We discovered that most of the aftermarket belt tensioner pulleys from the various suppliers do not match up to the original design.

The simple solution was to find the manufacturer of the actual bearing that GM used. We carry that exact bearing, made by the same manufacturer.

It is a double-sealed ball bearing.

You need to get it pressed in by someone that has a bench press. It does not require much effort to press in the new bearing.

Our photo shows an original on the lower left, this new replacement bearing on the lower right and a stock belt tensioner pulley at the top.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7115 Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley and #6609 Serpentine Belt.

This is another great replacement item.

7693 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
OEM Bearing for the Stock Belt Tensioner Pulley - $13.95

Here is a link to this Bearing on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44276/OEM+BEARING+for+the+Stock+Belt+Tensioner+Pulley+%237693.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 FOR TURBO REGAL PARTS -

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.



IN CLOSING -

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and remembers everything they are thankful for this year.