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03-22-2017 Inner Circle

03-22-2017 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 03-22-2017 -

TURBO REGAL FLOOR MOUNTED SHIFTER -

Many of you have the bucket seat format with the floor mounted shifter in the console in your Turbo Regal. In my opinion, and I am sure others share my same opinion, the shifter is easily broken and was not very well built. What you may not realize is that exact style shifter handle dates back to at least 1978, and was used in a variety of G-body cars.

Years ago I had a 1978 or 1979 Olds Cutlass Calais model that had the same shifter. The handle showed wear very easy, and the internals in the handle because they are plastic tend to break. Even regular mundane cars today have beefier shifter handles.

With my background history about Hurst, I can relate back to the very early Hurst Dual Gate that Hurst made for automatic transmissions. The first Hurst Dual Gate shifters were made for various 1962-1964 Oldsmobile and Pontiac models. The first design of the Hurst Dual Gate had a key to lock out the one side of the shifter gate. It was more of a gimmick than something that was used a lot.

The Hurst Dual Gate would become a popular factory Pontiac option in the 1967 and 1968 GTO. It was not available as an option after the 1968 GTO model. I am not sure if Oldsmobile used it. In the later G-body years, Oldsmobile did have a Hurst shifter in the Hurst Olds models.

PHOTO 1 - The photo on the left shows a very early picture of a Hurst Dual Gate shifter display designed for the 1962-1964 Oldsmobile and Pontiacs. George Hurst can be seen on the left and I believe that is his wife at the time on the right. If that Hurst Dual Gate display still existed today, it would be worth a fortune to a Hurst collector. The photo on the right shows an original ad for the Hurst Dual Gate featuring the all new 1967 GTO, which received the all new 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission in 1967.

It’s hard to believe that about 20 years earlier Hurst had a more superior shifter for the console-style automatic shifter than what Buick offered in the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. Even if they had made it an option from Hurst, it would have proven to be a very popular option in our cars from Buick, just like it was for Pontiac 20 years earlier! I know I would spent the extra bucks to have it in our car.



THE HURST QUARTER STICK -

At some point in the late 1980s, AVC did market a kit that included the Hurst quarter stick and a new grey powder-coated metal top plate to replace the stock top plate on the Turbo Regal console. This top plate replaced not only the top plate of the stock console, but due to its length, it also eliminated the ash tray.

I had this Hurst quarter stick installed in our personal 1987 Grand National. The PRNDD21 indication was engraved in the top plate. NOTE - The one D had the circle around it to indicate overdrive. I then added a small metal turbocharged emblem from an earlier Turbo Riviera in the area below the actual shifter on the new console plate. I can’t recall what this Hurst quarter stick kit cost.

A few years later when we got our Syclone from GMC, I had my son install the same exact Hurst quarter stick in the Syclone factory console. In this case it was a drop-in fit. He was even able to retain the original leather boot.

PHOTO 2 - The photo on the left shows the Hurst quarter stick in our 1987 Grand National. The photo on the right shows the Hurst quarter stick in our Syclone. You can clearly see that the Hurst Quarter stick in the Syclone looks factory.

On a side note, we still have not had any Syclone owner indicating they have the #0018 Syclone, which is the one we had. It was just one of two GMC used for photo shoots and magazine testing. I have a lot of original paperwork to back everything up. Somewhere I would think 0018 Syclone exists, unless it has been wrecked.

If anyone has a complete AVC Turbo Regal Hurst quarter stick set up, please contact me. I would be very interested as I would like to bring this kit back to the market place. I already have a good connection with Hurst as we handle some of their license agreements for small companies. It’s the console plate I need and directions. I need to know what modifications were made to the factory bracket under the console for the Hurst quarter stick.

NOTE - AVC was originally known as “Quality Engineering.” I am not sure what year they changed their name. Their big success came with the GNX-style dash they marketed for many years. We also had one in our Grand National. They even came out to one of our Reunion events at the air base and did installs of the GNX-style dash both days. That GNX-style dash seems like such a good bargain now.



STEPPING BACK IN TIME AT BUICK CITY -

While I was searching for something else in my files, I came across this laminated group of 6 color photos taken at the Flint plant, which I assume was where our cars were born.

PHOTO 3 - Unfortunately, the photos are not very clear, but you can see some of the Grand Nationals coming down the assembly line in the one photo. Another photo shows rear end assemblies being put together. Another photo shows several Grand Nationals being serviced with the hoods up.



NO RESERVE AUCTION AT OUR SPRING OPEN HOUSE -

Our no reserve auction is something we started doing 2-3 years ago at our annual Spring Open House. It has been a hit.

The way it works is, as long as the starting bid has been met, the item sells for the highest bid. This year we have several GNX items going up for bid. I am also going to put up the office chair I had gotten made several years ago. It was made using a real 1984 Grand National passenger’s Lear Sieglar bucket seat.

PHOTO 4 - Shows three pictures of the office chair we had made using an original passenger’s side 1984 Grand National Lear Sieglar bucket seat. The seat is almost like new. All the control adjustment knobs are intact. It has the ashtray on the back cushion. Even the leather is close to perfect. I am sure it could be used as it is or removed from the bracket and used in a car.



BREAKING NEWS - UPGRADED STEERING SHAFTS -

I just got in 3 more of the refurbished lower upgraded steering shafts, our part #7574. The price is $119.95, which includes UPS ground shipping. If you want one, you MUST email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com

These are getting tougher and tougher to get.



CHRISTINA TURNS THE BIG FOUR-O THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 26th -

Christina, who many of you have come to know, turns 40 this Sunday. Last month marked her 17th anniversary with our company. That means almost half her life has been devoted to our company.

Years ago, she worked at a restaurant we used to frequent years ago and we stole her away to work for us.

As many of you can attest to, she handles each call in a cheerful manner, even if you are complaining about something.

Her recollection of our part numbers is nothing short of amazing.

She not only handles the Buick retail customers but our wholesale customers as well. Several companies have tried in vain to steal her from us.

She does not know we slipped this paragraph into this week’s Inner Circle.

Why not wish her Happy Birthday - send her an email - christina@kirbanperformance.com or mention it when you call to place an order.

Her value can't be measured and what she means to our small company. She is not replaceable. HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINA!



PENN STATE SCHREYER HONORS COLLEGE -

Our granddaughter, Devyn just got accepted for the Schreyer Honors College. This is a yearly $4,500 scholarship as long as she retains a 3.4 grade average. Only 5% of the entire Penn State students are in this Honors College. She is one of them!

Some of the perks include special living quarters, smaller class sizes, and placement in research and internships. At the end of four years she has to submit a big graduation project and gets an Honors medal. I am sure with those credentials she will have many job opportunities in her chosen field of Electric Engineering.

She has made all of us quite proud. About the only thing she has not yet mastered is how to drive a manual shift car or truck. I hope to give her a few more lessons this summer in my little Ford Ranger.



CHUCK BERRY RIP -

This past weekend we lost one of the greats of rock ‘n roll, Chuck Berry, at age 90. He is also known as the “Founding Father of Rock ‘n Roll.” His style of music just exhibits so much energy, and he was known for his famous “duck-walk,” his signature move at his concerts. His music was loved by all us teenagers who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.

When it came to rock ‘n roll, color was not a factor. Although they tried to have Pat Boone copy some of his songs for a white audience, it never caught on.

Another icon, Fats Domino at age 89 is the remaining artist from that early 1950s era of rock ‘n roll.

My wife and I were fortunate enough to see both of these icons in concerts years ago. It’s ironic that this past weekend my wife and I went to see a local group that sings and resemble Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens. We have heard this group before and, if you shut your eyes, you can picture yourself at a one of the original artist’s concerts in the late 1950s.



HUGE URGENT NEED FOR POWERMASTER BRAKE CORES -

Right now we will issue a Letter of Credit for $125 for every complete powermaster brake unit you send us. Normally it’s $100 but because of low inventory of cores we need powermaster brake units. Why not do it now? It also helps us help others. Or, bring to our Open House in April, which saves you shipping costs.



NEW PRODUCT NOW IN STOCK -

As you read this Inner Circle, we should have the new custom-made translator brackets in stock. Our part number is #7785. They shipped to us this past Monday.

Here is a link to this new bracket on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44356/TRANSLATOR+CUSTOM-MADE+BLACK+MOUNTING+BRACKET+%237785.html



SEAT ARMOUR SEAT COVER LOGOS -

Currently we have the following logos in the works. In each case, the company has given us an exclusive. They are all on black, machine washable, 100% heavyweight cotton velour terry cloth material.

We just did the Monte Carlo SS and the Dodge Hell Cat.

Coming soon will be two different 442 Oldsmobile covers as well as two different Mustang ones. Most of these designs will be for our wholesale market that caters to those particular car models. You must call our office, if you want one of these other designs.



COMING SOON - “GRAND NATIONAL” LOGO SEAT ARMOUR™ SEAT COVER-

The Grand National logo Seat Armour seat covers are currently being made and we expect to have them in stock in the next 5-7 days. You can order them now.

The pricing is the same as the other versions we currently sell. All of these seat covers will be on display and for sale at our upcoming Spring Open House, April 22nd, 2017.

Here is a link to the current Buick seat covers on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7751&submit_button=



1986-1987 TURBO REGAL EIGHT-HOLE HOOD PADS -

The price for the eight-hole hood pad picked up at our location is $279.95. If you want it shipped, the price is $349.95 to any of the basic 48 states.

Another option is to pay for it now and pick it up at our Spring Open House on April 22nd. We also have a source that can sell you the pattern so you can imprint the Buick logo on the hood pad.

These are not on our website. You must call our office and talk to Christina if you want one of these hood pads. You can contact Christina - 215-766-1611 x 0.



UPCOMING RELATED CAR SHOW EVENTS FOR 2017 -

KIRBAN SPRING 2017 OPEN HOUSE -
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 – 9 am - 2 pm
6201 Kellers Church Road, Plumsteadville, PA

Our Spring Open House will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. It is the same weekend as Spring Carlisle. Spring Carlisle starts Wednesday the 19th. You could hit two car events, since Carlisle is only about two hours west from our location. I go to Spring Carlisle midweek every year.

Our Open House will have the usual features - YumYums donuts, M&Ms contest, sale prices on new parts, tagged and bagged goodies, and no reserve auction. We already are putting aside unique items for the no reserve auction, including several GNX items and original pallex seat material. Several featured items will be discounted to save shipping. As the date draws closer, we will list which large items we will have a special show price. The usual array of tagged and bagged used parts and literature will be for sale as well.

We are currently requesting raffle items from many of the various Turbo Regal vendors that we sell to. We want to make this event special since it is our 30th year. We have a food vendor coming. You will be able to purchase hot dogs, Kielbasas, hamburgers, chips, and various drinks.

GBodyparts.com has really stepped up and donated over $2,000 in parts, which includes a set of his reproduction Grand National wheels. It will take half my Inner Circle to list each item Brian of Gbodyparts.com has donated. We are extremely grateful for his generosity.

Mike of Spoolfool has really stepped up this year and is donating for our raffle, not only a pair of front fillers but his one-piece rear filler and the new radiator top plate. This is over $700 worth of merchandise that can be won.


SPECIAL THANZ TO THE FOLLOWING RAFFLE DONORS- in alphabetical order:

Auto Zone Warminster, PA branch is donating three car wash kits with buckets. This donation is made possible by Terry and Coraly (CC).

CARS LLC a set of Grand National stainless steel brake hoses.

Casper’s Electronics donated a knock gauge, flex board for analog dash, and positive battery cable ($300 value.)

Derek Freyberger is donating a hand-carved Grand National picture frame that he had a friend make. He had two of them made and is donating one for our raffle.

Brian Weavy, GBodyParts.com, is generously donating OVER $2,000 in parts. There are 14 parts, including a set of 4 reproduction Grand National Wheels (value of $1,100.)

HR PARTS N STUFF Inc., Paul Ferry, is donating a driver’s side motor mount and a crossmember kit.

Lorenz Racing & Performance is donating billet manual boost controllers, a hoodie, and a T-shirt.

Henry Mann is donating an assortment of LED replacement house lights.

Metco Motorsports is donating a pair of their lower control arms for our raffle. These are a $270 value and can be seen on my personal white Turbo-T.

Nick Micale has donated 4 bottles of RMI-25, the radiator product that makes the engine run cooler.

OER (Classic Industries) is donating four sets of Buick Regal GTA wheel center caps.

Rich Warner, owner of Shine Enterprises and a customer of ours, will be donating over $300 worth of Race Glaze products for our raffle. His website is - www.mr-shine.com or phone 1-800-677-4463.

Russ, the baker, will also be making some special treats for the raffle.

Mike Barnard of Spoolfool is generously donating over $800 in merchandise - a pair of front fillers $350 value) his one-piece rear filler ($370 value,) and the new radiator top plate ($125 value).

World of Motorworks, Paul Castle, is donating T-shirts and hats.

Yum Yums Donuts is donating some mugs and T-shirts.

Russ and his friend Don are donating three trophies that we will be awarding - LONG DISTANCE AWARD (the Buick Turbo Regal that drove the longest distance, not trailered) - KIRBAN'S CHOICE AWARD (the Buick Turbo Regal selected by Kirbans as their overall favorite) and the TLC AWARD (the Buick Turbo Regal needing the most "TLC" Tender Loving Care.)

Donations big or small, we greatly appreciate it all! We are very happy with the tremendous response we have received among our suppliers, vendors, and competitors.

We now have over $4,000 worth of goodies contributed for our raffle prizes and the amount is still climbing.

NOTE - There will be special sale pricing on some of the bigger items. Watch for pricing in our weekly Inner Circle. If you pay for in advance, it will be put aside for you to pick up. This includes the under-hood insulation pad and the Pypes dual exhaust system.Save big bucks and shipping!

You don’t want to miss this Spring Open House! If you never attended in the past, this is the one you want to come to as it marks our 30th year. The raffle items alone make it worth attending if you reside anywhere in the northeast part of the country.

The timing allows you to attend the Spring Carlisle in Carlisle, Pennsylvania a day or so prior and then travel east to our Spring Open House. Carlisle features over 8,000 vendors over 90 acres. You would get your allotted exercise in by walking the grounds at Carlisle. I know I do.



2017 TurboBuick.com - NC TURBO BUICK NATIONALS-
MAY 3-6, 2017 - BURLINGTON, NC

The dates for the Turbo Buick Nationals in Burlington, NC are May 3rd thru May 6th, 2017. The main event is held at Richard Clark’s Garage, where you can see the largest array of turbo cars and parts. We will be attending this event. We will be at this event as a vendor both days at the race track.

For more up-to-date information, go to turbobuick.com, and scroll down to events. You must go to the post regarding the dinner tickets which my wife is handling for the NC Turbo Buick Nationals. The dinner is free and on Friday night.



PYPES EXHAUST/MAX PERFORMANCE CAR & TRUCK SHOW -
JUNE 16-17, 2017
Pypes Exhaust Headquarters, 2705 Clemens Road, Hatfield, PA

The annual Pypes Exhaust/Max Performance Car & Truck Show is June 16th and 17th, 2017 at Pypes Exhaust Headquarters, 2705 Clemens Road, Hatfield, PA. 19440.

This is a huge event. You can contact Mike - 267-638-5030 - for more information about registering your car for the event. I have attended this event in the past. It is located about 15 miles from our location.



KIRBAN SEMINAR TURBO REGAL EVENT - LEMONT, ILLINOIS -
June 27th, 2017, 6 until 9 pm

The location is Castle Performance, 220 River Street, Lemont, Illinois. I have arranged with Paul Castle and the local Buick GS Club to coordinate this event since I will be in Illinois as a speaker later that week at the GTO National convention.

Note: If you are planning on attending this seminar at Castle Performance in Lemont, Illinois, please email pcastle@castleguy.com so we have an idea how many people to expect. I will have a specific gift for each attendee.

I will have some Turbo parts with me and the usual M&Ms contest. This should be a fun time. Mark the date on your calendar. I have a special guest that will also be attending, that has been making a certain Turbo Regal part for us for over 25 years. You probably have it on your Turbo Regal.

We will have a special gift for all attendees! Hope to see many of my Illinois customers there.

Paul and the local GS Club request you bring a lawn chair. Food and drinks will be provided. If you reside anywhere near Lemont, Illinois, we hope you can attend and bring your Turbo Regal. I would love to meet some of my customers that may have never been to the GS Nationals. This is a rare opportunity, since I don’t travel long distances much anymore.

NOTE - You can bring any cores to cash in for credit at this event. It saves you shipping costs.



38th ANNUAL GTOAA NATIONALS -
JUNE 27-JULY 2, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois

This event is held in Springfield, Illinois at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. I am guest speaker Thursday, June 29th at 8:30 am until 10 am. I checked with a friend of mine and, although this event is not advertised to the public, you can come as a guest to see some of the finest GTOs in the country. You can use my name and say you are a guest of mine, if you plan to come Thursday.



CARLISLE CHRYSLER NATIONALS -
JULY 14-16, 2017
Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

This year’s Chrysler event has a special all new Hurst Nationals July 14th and 15th in conjunction with the Chrysler Nationals. I have been asked to conduct a seminar on Hurst both days, July 14th and 15th. The location of my seminars as well as the other seminars is held just off the grounds from Gate 3 at the Expo Center. They have not yet told me my speaking times.

My granddaughter, Devyn hopes to go with me to help. With Chrysler introducing the Demon this April, my guess is they will have several Demons on display at Carlisle. Hope to see some of my customers at this event. I am as well versed with early Hurst history as I am with Turbo Regals.

As with all my seminars, I will be doing a M&Ms contest in honor of my parents. The Don Garlits autographed connecting rod will make a nice prize!



21ST EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS -
SEPTEMBER 15th-16th, 2017
Cecil County Dragway in Cecil Maryland

This is a very well attended event. Once again we plan to be there as a vendor. It is the same weekend as the annual GS Nationals held in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

For more up to date information go to their website www.magnabuick.com


37th ANNUAL GS NATIONALS -
SEPTEMBER 13-16, 2017
Beech Bend Race Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky

For more details, go to their website or go to turbobuick.com and scroll down to the event section.



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



TIP FROM KIRBAN -

Those of you that reside in the northern climates be sure to flush your brake fluid this Spring especially if you have the original powermaster brake unit. Fresh fluid is the life line to having a trouble free brake system. Or, simply place a piece of black tape over the brake light on your dash! Kidding!



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

HUGE URGENT NEED - Powermaster brake units. The must be complete. We will issue you a letter of credit for $125 for each acceptable core. Currently we will also buy them outright.

URGENT NEED - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering wheels. They must not be bent or rusted. We will issue a $75 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core.

URGENT NEED - TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock turbo. They must be complete. We will issue you a $150 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 -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
PO BOX 1199
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949

UPS - Ship to Address -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
6201 Kellers Church Road
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949-1199



TECH CALLS -

If you need technical information, it’s best to email - christina@kirbanperformance.com - rather than call us. We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours. Please remember I have very little knowledge of the mechanical workings of the engine.



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US -

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
TRANSLATOR CUSTOM-MADE BLACK MOUNTING BRACKET

When converting your car to a modern Mass Air Flow sensor, such as an LT1 or LS1 style sensor, a translator is needed. This is a custom-made mounting bracket to hold the Mass Air Flow Sensor Translator.

This bracket provides a simple, yet effective way of mounting the Translator in a convenient location.

This clever bracket was designed and produced by one of our customers. He saw a need to eliminate have the translator wire tied under the hood.

The bracket is made in acrylic and painted black. It mounts using existing holes. NO modifications are made to the car or to the translator. It also leaves enough space below the bracket to access the headlight wiring or if you have the charcoal canister and stock intake or even a 4" Cold Air Intake pipe.

Once installed, the custom-made bracket is barely visible.

The bracket comes with a spacer and easy-to-follow directions.

Our photo on the left shows the bracket and the photo on the right shows it installed on a car.

NOTE - This bracket will not work if you retain the factory air cleaner box.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7326 MAF Translator and #7342 Rebuilt AC Delco LT1 Mass Air Flow Sensor.

A nice finishing touch to dress up the engine compartment while securing the translator

7785 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Translator Custom-made Black Mounting Bracket - $29.95

Here’s a link to this bracket on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44356/TRANSLATOR+CUSTOM-MADE+BLACK+MOUNTING+BRACKET+%237785.html



1984-1987 Buick Grand National or WE4 Turbo-T
and 1984-1987 Buick T-Type or Turbo-T -
POWDER-COATED BLACK AND CHROME-PLATED ALUMINUM
REPRODUCTION BUMPER MARKER LIGHT TRIM SETS

Over time, the marker light bezel trim may become pitted.

We offer two options, depending on the year and model of your car, to replace the original trim with excellent reproduction trim.

#7786 is an excellent reproduction in powder-coated black aluminum. It replaces GM part #25505980 right hand and GM part #25505981 left hand. Each set comes with hardware, 4 T-15 screws in black.

#7787 is an excellent reproduction in chrome-plated aluminum. It replaces GM part #25505980 right hand and GM part #25505981 left hand. Comes with hardware, 4 screws.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7438 Reproduction GM-style FRONT Bumper Filler Panels (2), #7566 Spoolfool Hand-laid Fiberglass Two-Piece FRONT Black Bumper Filler Panels, #7507 Reproduction “AMBER” Signal Lamps (2) Set, #7508 Reproduction “CLEAR” Signal Lamps (2) Set, #7071 Parking Lights / Marker Lights / Taillights Bulbs (16) Kit, #7436 Reproduction Marker Lights (2).
Another excellent exterior restoration item.

7786 - 1984-1987 Buick Grand National and WE4 Turbo-T - Reproduction Bumper Marker Light POWDER-COATED BLACK Trim (2) Set - $100

7787 - 1984-1987 Buick T-Type and WE4 Turbo-T - Reproduction Bumper Marker Light CHROME-PLATED ALUMINUM Trim (2) Set - $110

Here is a link to these trim sets on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7786&submit_button=



1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction ALKY CONTROL UNIT APPLIQUE INSERTS

Because we get requests and since we offer the Alky Kit, Part #7341, we now offer 3 dash appliques so you can install the switch in the dash and have it look factory.

These appliques are formatted for the Alky Kit we sell. Since the Alky Kit is for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, we note those years in our description. However, it will also fit the 1984 and 1985 Regal dash.

This high-quality applique comes with a self-adhesive backing for easy installation.

We offer 3 styles as shown - Part #7582 has both rear defogger and remote right mirror option, part #7583 has just the remote right mirror option, and part #7788 has the rear defogger option.

This applique insert is made by the same company that makes our other applique inserts and is a perfect match in material, font style, and color as the original applique on the dash.

This high-quality applique comes with a self-adhesive backing for easy installation.

NOTE - You may also be interested in this related part - #7341 Alky Alcohol Injection System.

Another great interior restoration item.

Here are the 3 options for these inserts.

7582 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Reproduction ALKY Control Unit Applique Insert with option for Rear Defogger and Remote Right Mirror - $24.95

7583 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Reproduction ALKY Control Unit Applique Insert with option for Remote Right Mirror Only - $24.95

7788 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Reproduction Alky Control Unit Applique Insert with Rear Defog Option - $24.95

Here is a link to the applique inserts on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7788&submit_button=



1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
GM LICENSED - EMBROIDERED
“BUICK MOTORSPORTS” SEAT ARMOUR™ BLACK SEAT COVERS
“T-TYPE” SEAT ARMOUR™ GREY SEAT COVERS
“GNX” SEAT ARMOUR™ BLACK SEAT COVERS
“GRAND NATIONAL” SEAT ARMOUR™ BLACK SEAT COVERS

Because of the value of original, Grand Nationals, T-Types and GNX seats, it’s best to protect them from stains, odors, and fading from the sunlight.

We are the exclusive distributor for these GM licensed embroidered Seat Armour™ seat covers.

This Seat Armour™ seat cover is a simple slip-on cover that slides over the head rest, which secures the top of the cover in place. It just covers the seat portion, not the headrest.

The cover installs in seconds. There are no straps or elastic and no other attachments are needed. You simply slide it over the headrest and it drapes over the seat.

The GM licensed “Buick Motorsports” logo is embroidered in the logo colors - red, yellow and silver on black material, part #7751 and #7752. The embroidered logo measures 9" x 2-1/2". It is machine washable 100% heavyweight cotton velour terry material.

The GM licensed “T-TYPE” logo is embroidered in the logo colors - red and silver outlined in black on grey material, part #7753 and #7754. The embroidered logo measures 7" x 1-3/4". It is machine washable 100% heavyweight cotton velour terry material.

The GM licensed “GNX” logo is embroidered in the logo colors - red and silver on black material, part #7755 and #7756. The embroidered logo measures 7" x 2-1/2". It is machine washable 100% heavyweight cotton velour terry material.

The GM licensed “Grand National” logo is embroidered in the logo colors - orange, red and silver on black material, part #7757 and #7758. The embroidered logo measures 7" x 2-1/2". It is machine washable 100% heavyweight cotton velour terry material.

It can be folded and stored in the trunk when not in use.

It is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s a quick and simple way to protect the seats.

Our photo on the left shows this one-piece seat cover laid out so you can see the shape. Photo in the middle shows the original driver’s side seat, and the photo on the right shows the cover on the seat.

Our other photos show the various options of designs.

We offer each design as a single cover. If you want to cover both seats, there is another part number for two covers.

This is another great interior item to protect your car seats.

Here are the 8 options for ordering seat covers.

7751 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
GM Licensed - Embroidered “Buick Motorsports” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Cover (1) - $36.95

7752 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
TWO - GM Licensed - Embroidered “Buick Motorsports” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Covers (2) - $69.95

7753 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
GM Licensed - Embroidered “T-TYPE” Seat Armour™ Grey Seat Cover (1) - $36.95

7754 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
TWO - GM Licensed - Embroidered “T-TYPE” Seat Armour™ Grey Seat Covers (2) - $69.95

7755 - 1987 Buick GNX -
GM Licensed - Embroidered “GNX” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Cover (1) - $36.95

7756 - 1987 Buick GNX -
TWO - GM Licensed - Embroidered “GNX” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Covers (2) - $69.95

7757 - 1984-1987 Buick Grand National -
GM Licensed - Embroidered “GRAND NATIONAL” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Cover (1) - $36.95

7758 - 1984-1987 Buick Grand National -
TWO - GM Licensed - Embroidered “GRAND NATIONAL” Seat Armour™ Black Seat Covers (2) - $69.95

Here is a link to these seat covers on our website. NOTE - The Grand National covers will be on the website this week.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7751&submit_button=



1978-1988 G-Body (Including 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal) -
POWDER-COATED BLACK REBUILT FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS

By now these cars can benefit with a fresh pair of rebuilt front brake calipers. These are 100% pressure tested, and fully assembled for smooth quiet performance.

The calipers come with all new hardware. You will need to re-use the original mounting bracket.

These are powder-coated black for a nice appearance behind the alloy wheels.

It makes no sense to buy new, bare metal calipers that are subject to rust.

This is a nice finishing touch that is a nice enhancement to the brake system. No cores are required. These fit every 1978-1988 G-Body model, including all 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regals.

7784 - 1978-1988 G-Body (including 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal) - Powder-coated Black Rebuilt Front Brake Calipers (2) Set - $99.95 / set

Here is the link to these brake calipers on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44353/POWDER-COATED+BLACK+REBUILT+FRONT+BRAKE+CALIPERS+%237784.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 -

Next week we will announce some of the special prices we will have on some of the large items that you can buy in advance, if you are attending our Spring Open House. These items can be
put aside for you, if you pay in advance for them.