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04-19-2017 Inner Circle

04-19-2017 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 04-19-2017 -

BREAKING NEWS FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND -

I just got word the other day that our Open House this year will take on a special meaning for me personally. Vincent Goglucci, who I last saw in Nha Trang, Vietnam in the fall of 1966, will be coming with his son who is a Buick customer of ours.

I replaced Vincent as the photographer for the 17th Aviation Group in 1967 as he returned state side. I later became the editor for the 17th Aviation Group newspaper called the “Eagle Talons.” This will be the first time we have seen each other in 50 years. Many of you may recall the article I did last year about the coincidence. His son owns a Turbo Regal and never realized that his father and I had this connection from over 50 years ago.

I am really looking forward to this and have found some of my photos from Vietnam, even my short-timer’s stick. My dog tag has always been on my key chain.

This reunion is really special and it’s neat to share it with so many of our customers firsthand.

When I was looking for the photos from Vietnam, if found copies of the “Eagle Talons” newspaper, which I was the editor for back then.

Most important, I even found a photo of Vince and I standing side by side in front the 17th Aviation Group office where we worked. It’s hard to believe that after 50-plus years we will come face to face again under far better circumstances.

Of course, the last time we saw each other, he was extremely happy as he was going back to the states in probably less than a week and I was less happy since my year in Vietnam was just starting!

Our son Darrell and his crew have been working around the clock and expects to have his customized Ford F-650 done and on display. Wait until you see the workmanship he has poured into this Ford truck, taking a four-door truck and converting it to a six door to look like a 2017 model. Not to mention all the other personal touches he has done. The kid has talents far greater than me.

The latest weather report looks good.

This is one event you don’t want to miss! Our granddaughter Devyn, who starts Penn State college this Fall, will be helping with the various raffles.



UPDATE ON OUR UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE IMPORTANT -

This event is shaping up to be one of our biggest events since our 20th Anniversary in 2007 when we had Molly come.

We just received more raffle items this week –

Rich Warner, Shine Enterprises, has sent over $600 of items - www.mr-shine.com.

Mark Huffman, TR Custom Parts - buickgn.com - sent us 5 $50 Gift Certificates.

We have a huge assortment of many of the small knick knack items you may need. Also we will have a Show Special on the stock rearview mirror and the upgraded lighted rearview mirror.

We have 75 show plaques made for the event that will be available as well.

The M&Ms are all counted for the contest. This is something I do at every event in honor of my parents.

Because of the anticipated crowd this year, nobody will be admitted inside our building until 9 am. The area directly behind our shop entrance will be for the food vendor and vendors only. Please park in the main parking area.

Raffle tickets will be available all morning up until show time!
We will have three different raffles.
One raffle is specific for one winner of the reproduction Grand National wheels.
One winner for the 50/50.
Last raffle container will be for drawings for the remaining donated raffle items - almost $5,000 (this total includes the wheels.)
Tickets will be available all morning up until show time!

Early indications are we have quite a few first-time customers attending. If you are coming in Friday night and staying in the Quakertown area, email me your cell number. I always meet up with Jason from Canada around 8-9 Friday night for dinner in Quakertown. You are welcome to join us for dinner or dessert. I need your cell number to advise you as to the exact time.

The restaurant is called the Quakertown Family Restaurant, located at 25 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA. It is open 24 hours and has a separate room in the back that we can use. This restaurant is less than one block north on Route 309 off Route 663 near the motels. If you have not emailed me with a count of the people in your party, you must email me. The plan is to meet around 8 pm. I will call you that evening as the time may change. Already we have almost a dozen people coming for dinner Friday night. Again, email me - denniskirban@yahoo.com - with your cell number.

Also, remember on the large items and discontinued items listed elsewhere in this Inner Circle, you must contact our office and pay for it in advance if you want to be sure we have it aside for you for pick up. This is very important. Already a number of the big items have been reserved.

Paul Castle is bringing the stencil kits for the hood pads, plus parts to sell. The few hood pads we have left are at an excellent price. We expect them and all the other discontinued items to sell out.

Pete Hoffman will also be set up as a vendor. He has a huge array of used parts.

Already we have heard from people from Canada, Michigan, Virginia, and Illinois that are planning to attend for the first time.

For first timers, you will see that we have a nice array of used tagged and bagged items. We will have a good variety of literature for sale. Almost all our items are priced at $1 to $35.

The No Reserve Auction is always a hit. This year it features several GNX items and some of the remaining grey pallex seat material. As long as the starting bid is met, the item has no reserve and goes to the highest bidder.

Plus, you get to have free Yum Yums donuts and Philadelphia pretzels while they last! Last, but, not least, is we have almost $5,000 worth of donated items to award at our raffles. Everyone should go home a winner!

Eileen’s sister Liddy and her husband Bob will be bringing a huge tray of Philadelphia pretzels, which will be available at no charge! They were a hit last year.

We have a very unique item made up just for this event. I have personally signed each on the back with the words “30th Anniversary 1 of 20.” This is a great item for your desk. I just made 20 of them for this 30th Anniversary event.

If you have parts to sell, you are welcome to bring and set up behind your vehicle. All I ask in return is something donated for our raffle and I would like first option on your items, either in trade or cash.

Remember to bring any cores that we need. It also does not matter what type of car you bring. This is not a “show” type event. Naturally, we expect most of the cars will be Turbo Regals.

We will have our personal white Turbo-T on display. Looking back, I bought this car out of Ohio in March of 2006. I remember getting to the seller’s house around 10 at night. It was brutally cold, maybe at most 15 degrees. I took a quick spin around the block in the car making sure everything functioned and there were no weird noises. I then did a walk around with a flashlight before loading the car for the trip home.

I put the Turbo-T up from sale back then, I think for $12,500. I had zero interest in the Turbo-T because the car had 75,000 miles on it. The car just sat in my pole building for several months. I had already sold my third test car, so I decided I would title this car and keep it. I figured it was important to have one Turbo Regal when you’re in the business.

Today, anyone that sees it realizes the car is an extremely nice example and the miles is not even a consideration as to its value. First timers to our Open House can see just how nice this Turbo-T is. While the engine bay area and interior is 99% stock, the suspension has virtually every upgrade done that we sell. Car rides on the vintage Kirban-style GNX 16" x 8" wheels. Every possible method to lighten the car has also been done. Plus, I have all the records including the Window Sticker for the car from the original owner.

Since this is our 30th year and with such a large assortment of donated raffle items, some of you may be coming in Friday night and may be looking for a motel in our area.

The closest town to us is Quakertown and it has 5 major motels. Quakertown is about 20 minutes from our location. The motels there are Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Hampton Inn, Spring Hill Suites, and Quality Inn. The Marriott and Holiday Inn Express are both fairly new motels.

All the major motels are located by the northeast extension of the PA Turnpike and Route #663.



TWO NEW OLDSMOBILE 442 SEAT ARMOUR COVERS -

PHOTO 1 - The photo to the left shows the GM Licensed early 442 Seat Armour seat cover we had done. This logo covers the 1964-1967 Oldsmobile 442 models. The photo to the right shows the later 442 logo which covers 1968 through 1988 Oldsmobile models. We have an exclusive on these two new designs. We will be making it available to all the various Oldsmobile suppliers soon. You can contact our office if you want one. Currently we have no plans to put this on our website.

PHOTO 2 - This photo shows the Chrysler Licensed Hellcat logo we had done on the Seat Armour. Again, we had it made exclusively for our company. We will be offering it to the various Chrysler vendors shortly. You can contact our office if you want one as currently we have no plans to add this to our website.



NEW 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION RADIATOR -

We will have this new reproduction radiator on display at our Open House this coming Saturday. Not only does this shed 10 pounds over the original brass copper radiator, but because it is 100% unpainted aluminum, it is more efficient over your 30-year-old radiator. It has two oversized cores inside. Nick Micale in Arizona has been testing it in one of his cars over the last several months. All the stock filter lines attach like the original ones do.

We supplied Max Performance with the original radiator to copy over a year ago. We expect to have them in stock in late May. The price will be just $399.95.

PHOTO 3 - Shows the new 1986-1987 Turbo Regal reproduction all aluminum radiator made by Max Performance under their Cold Case brand.



PAST MEMORY -

Over the last 30 years we have sold many different novelty items related to the Turbo Regals, besides a variety of Turbo Regal T-shirts, etc.

I happen to be at O’Neil Buick the other day in Mike’s office and among his huge Turbo Regal diecast display he had one of the neon light displays we sold years ago. We must have only offered it for a very short time as I can’t find any description of it in our yearly catalogs.

PHOTO 4 - Shows a photo of one of these displays that I found in my photo collection. Ironically, I don’t even have one. From what I recall, the display was designed for the 1:24 or 1:25 scale cars.



BREAKING NEWS - HELLCAT COLLECTIBLES AT THE OPEN HOUSE -

I’m at Carlisle today and just bought a bunch of ultra-rare and one-of-a-kind collectibles - banners and shirts for the 2017 Hellcat.

I’m planning to auction some of these items at our Open House on Saturday.



OPEN HOUSE SPECIALS -

Here are some of our Open House Specials on some of our large parts and some parts we are discontinuing. In some cases, we show the number available of those items that are being discontinued.

If you contact our office now and pay for the item(s) you want, you will be assured your order will be put aside for pick up at our Spring Open House on April 22nd. That is the only way we will hold the specific part(s) for you. In some cases, these parts are limited in quantity. On the larger items, like the Pypes exhaust system and hood pads, you will need to bring a SUV or truck to our event.

Below is the list of parts with the part number and the special Open House show price. If the part has a count with it that means it is being discontinued and that is all we have.

We have just 10 available 1986-1987 Turbo Regal blank correct-looking hood insulation pads with 8 holes. The normal price is $279.95. Buy it now for pick up at our show and pay just $179.95. You save $100 and you save shipping costs. These do not have a part number on our website. This hood pad looks exactly like the original hood insulation pad, except it does not have any words on it. FEWER THAN 5 REMAIN AVAILABLE.

The 1986-1987 Turbo Regal Pypes Exhaust System, part #6996, is normally $419 shipped. Buy it now for pick up at our show. The sale price is $385. You save $34. WE HAVE TWO SYSTEMS IN STOCK.

For the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, one-piece triangle powder-coated black front brace, part #7766. We only have 3 of these available. The normal price is $234.95. The sale price is $189.95. You save $45 and you save shipping costs. JUST ONE REMAINS AVAILABLE.

For the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, the firewall heater block off plate, part #7765. We only have 1 of these available. The normal price is $112. The sale price is $69.95. You save $42.05 and you save shipping costs.

For any Turbo Regal, the display fiberglass hood scoop, part #7714. We have 7 available. The normal price is $89.95. The sale price is $50. You save $39.95 and you save shipping costs. JUST ONE REMAINS AVAILABLE.

For any year Turbo Regal, a pair of our Cardone reproduction aluminum drums, part #7716. The normal price is $234.95 plus shipping. The sale price is $189.95 for a pair. You save $45 and you save shipping costs. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 6 SETS IN STOCK.

For any year Turbo Regal, we have Spoolfools one-piece rear filler, part #7567. The price is $370 plus shipping. You save shipping by picking it up. However, to be certain we have one available for you, it’s best to pay in advance so we have it in stock in time. You save an average of $55-$60 by avoiding shipping costs.

Remember, to avoid disappointment you need to pay for any of the above items you want in advance, so it is put aside with your name on it at our upcoming Spring Open House. So those parts are limited.



SPEAKING OF OUR APRIL 22ND OPEN HOUSE -

A business called “Tina’s Natural Products” is also having an Open House at the office next to our front entrance this Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm. She does aromatherapy single oils, blends, jewelry, etc. So, if you are interested or bringing your spouse, she may want to visit Tina’s Open House. Her website is - tinasnaturalproducts.com

Speaking of our April 22nd Spring Open House, you can hit 3 major car events on the same week.

First, you can attend the annual Spring Carlisle event that sits on 99 acres of nothing but used cars and parts for sale in nearby Carlisle, PA. That starts earlier that same week.

Friday you can travel to the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Jarvits Center and witness the unveiling of the Dodge Demon for the first time.

Last, but not least, attend our annual Spring Open house Saturday, which is about a two-hour drive from the New York City area.

These are three uniquely different car events, all nearby and in the same week.



ANOTHER COINCIDENCE -

Last Saturday I was at one of the major junkyards I go to and, as I was walking among the rows of GM cars, I overheard two guys talking about trying to locate any G-body cars. I told them very few exist in this yard and those that do are pretty much stripped. I asked him what model G-body car he had and he said he had a Grand Am, which is a fairly rare Pontiac model. He then said he had a restored 1965 GTO that he has had for over 30 years.

Once he said that, I figured he would know who I am. Once I told him my name, he was shocked. He could not believe it. He remembers coming to our old house in Furlong and buying a set of redone 1965 GTO taillight bezels that still look brand new on his car. I told him now we deal in Turbo Regals. I remarked 30 years ago we were both a lot younger!



McDONALDS SCORES BIG WITH 8-YEAR-OLD BOY -

McDonalds just got some of the best free publicity ever when it was reported a boy just 8 years old drove his 4-year-old sister in his Dad’s van to the nearby McDonalds for a cheeseburger. He figured out how to drive by watching You Tube videos and managed to make the trip without incident. McDonalds should keep that kid stocked with cheeseburgers as they did the best commercial ever for McDonalds in a format via the internet.



NEEDING TURBO WORK DONE IN THE VIRGINIA AREA -

If you need any turbo work done in the Virginia area, give Steve Vaillancourt a call. He does all aspects on these cars. He has done work on several Turbo Regals and actually owns one of the cars we sold years ago. It now pushes out 600 hp.

Steve’s cell is 757-560-2782 or email is - sasybit@ymail.com



BY THE NUMBERS -

The new halo car from Chrysler/Fiat is called the “Demon,” which pumps out 850 HP. It will do 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and cover the ¼ mile in 9.65 seconds. It is the first U.S. production car that is capable of lifting the front wheels off the ground in its stock configuration.

It’s hard to envision this is the same company that produces the Fiat 500, which takes almost 10 seconds to hit 60 mph and does the quarter mile run in a blistering 17.3 seconds.

Production of the Demon is limited to just 3,300 cars. The Hellcat seems more practical for daily street use plus it is more readily available since production is not as limited.



RIP EMMA MORANO -

The name Emma Morano probably is not known to my readers, but she had the distinction of being the oldest person in the world, and believed to be the last survivor born in the 1800s. She was 117 years old. She resided in Italy. That is quite an accomplishment, which I am sure most of us will fall way short of!



THE NEW TURBO REGAL PRODUCTS JUST KEEP COMING -

Max Performance, who produces the Pypes Exhaust systems, makes reproduction radiators under their Cold Case brand. See Photo 3 in this issue for more details.

Pypes now also has available the exhaust system we sell in the larger 3-inch diameter format.

This was tested by Richard Clark on one of his cars. Because we pick up the exhaust systems, it gives us an edge on our costs. We will soon be adding the 3-inch system to our inventory. It uses the same style mufflers and exits out the side like the original system. The projected price of the 3-inch exhaust system will be approximately $520 shipped.

New Turbo Regal products just keep coming. This is why it’s important you deal with several different vendors not just one. Some vendors are very limited on what they offer. Still others may not offer any used parts or take in parts in trade. Our company, on the other hand, tries to cover all the options with new, used parts, weekly newsletter, and trades considered. We are also one of the oldest company that deals in the Turbo Regals.



RUNNING OUT OF GREY PALLEX MATERIAL -

Currently we have sold out of every bit of the black pallex material. We only have small sections of the grey pallex material available. We have nothing over 3 feet in length in grey pallex. See the Rare Parts section for some of the various lengths of grey pallex available and pricing.



IN STOCK - “GRAND NATIONAL” LOGO SEAT ARMOUR™ SEAT COVER-

The Grand National logo Seat Armour seat covers are in stock. You can order them now from our website.

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=



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 - Yum Yums donuts, Philadelphia pretzels, M&Ms contest, sale prices on new parts, tagged and bagged goodies, $4,000 in raffle items, and no reserve auction. We already put aside unique items for the no reserve auction, including several GNX items and original grey pallex seat material. Several featured items will be discounted to save shipping. 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.

Limit Engineering is donating 6 T-shirts.

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) has donated four sets of Buick Regal GTA wheel center caps.

Rich Warner, owner of Shine Enterprises and a customer of ours, will be donating over $600 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).

Mark Huffman, TR Custom Parts - buickgn.com - 5 - $50 Gift Certificates.

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

Yum Yums Donuts has donated 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 Kirban’s as their overall favorite) and the TLC AWARD (the Buick Turbo Regal needing the most "TLC" Tender Loving Care.) See Photo 1 in this issue.

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.

NOTE - There will be special sale on our items if bought at the show plus you pay no shipping charges. 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 covering over 90 acres. You would get your allotted exercise in by walking the grounds at Carlisle. I know I do several times a year.



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. Note: The Best Western which is the headquarters motel for this event is fully booked. I know this for a fact as I got one of the last rooms last week.



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 -

Many times you may have doubts as to what shade of black to paint certain items under the car or under the hood. I always use satin black. You want to avoid using gloss black as you do not want to bring attention to those areas. Flat black is too dull. Satin black is just a nice color black to blend in with the surrounding area. Again this is my opinion only but one I have practiced for many years.



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 -

1978-1988 G-Body (Including 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal Models) -
Reproduction 4″ x 10″ REAR SPEAKERS (2) SET

It has been hard to locate a suitable 4″ x 10″ speaker for the 1984-1987 Turbo Regal rear package shelf. The space is too narrow to use anything but a 4″ x 10″ speaker. It must also fit the factory cage bracket.

We found this suitable reproduction 8 ohm speaker. You do have to replace the connector ends, since the factory plug on the harness will not fit the terminals on this new speaker.

These fit the factory metal cage that GM used to secure the original rear speakers.

Over the years, age and sunlight have probably cracked the original speakers. These are a perfect replacement.

A nice upgrade for any interior restoration.

7789 - 1978-1988 G-Body (Including 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal Models) –
Reproduction 4″ x 10″ REAR SPEAKERS (2) Set - $64.95

Here is a link to these speakers on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44363/Reproduction+4%22+x+10%22+REAR+SPEAKERS+%282%29+SET+%237789.html



EXTERIOR SOLAR LED MOTION LIGHT PANEL -

This exterior solar LED motion light panel is a neat compact product that fills a need for any home owner, shop owner, or apartment owner. It’s a simple and inexpensive method to light up a walkway at your house, or garage door way.

Since it’s powered by the sun, it means zero electric costs!

Panel is compact, just 4" x 6" x 1/2". The housing is white. It has 36 LED lights that equals the output of a 100 watt incandescent bulb! It does this with zero costs to your electric bill.

It has 3 different modes that you can set. MODE 1 - It can come on at dusk on low power and stay on until dawn. MODE 2 - It can be set to come on at dusk on low power, go to full power by motion, then revert back to lower power. MODE 3 - It can be set to go on by motion at dusk on full power and turn off after about 10 seconds if no motion is detected or activate by motion walking by it.

Most small solar powered outside motion lights are rated at only 20 to 50 watt and less than 400 lumens, unless you buy the larger ones. This one equals a 100 watt incandescent light and 450 lumens. Not only is this compact and bright enough to light any walk way or entrance, it is priced below most units available in stores.

You can mount this anywhere outside as long as it gets direct sunlight. The ideas are endless. It pays for itself since it draws no electric energy!

SPECIFICATIONS -
Compact size - 4" x 6" x 1/2" - Weighs 6 ounces - 50,000-hour operating life
450 lumens / zero energy usage - Equal to a 100 w incandescent bulb -
Motion activated - 3 different modes - White IP65 Housing for outside usage - high-density polymer, aluminum and plastic laminate (protects against dust and low pressure jets of water)
Lithium battery 3.7 volts 2000mAh - Solar panel 6 v, 2.5 w

While larger versions are readily available at various stores, few choices exist for a compact unit that can easily be installed to light up walk ways or entrances for your home or garage.

Our top left photo shows the actual packaging and the Solar Motion Exterior Light. It comes with directions to set the mode you want. The mounting hardware is included. The top right shows just how bright the 36 LED lights are when they go on. The lower left photo shows our back door entrance at our home lit with a normal 100 watt bulb. The lower right photo shows this same area lit by this solar motion light.

An excellent exterior solar light upgrade for you home and office.

7790 - Exterior Solar LED Motion Light - $29.95
7791 - TWO - Exterior Solar LED Motion Lights (2) - $54.95
7792 - THREE - Exterior Solar LED Motion Lights (3) - $78.95 Solar Motion Exterior Light -

Here is the link to order this Solar Motion Exterior Light from our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7790&submit_button=



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 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:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7751&submit_button=



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 must 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 -

We deleted several of our used parts because they will be for sale this Saturday at our Open House. We expect most of these items will sell at this event.

This event is something special… don’t miss it!