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11-02-11 Inner Circle

11-02-11 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 11-02-2011

WINTER BLAST HITS NORTHEAST -

At our house we lost power last Saturday morning and reportedly will not have electric again until Thursday, November 3rd. Fortunately, we have a generator that can handle some of the load at the house. But it's hard not to have television, internet, or most of the electrical necessities for days! Forget about autumn, we went directly to winter! Since the trees haven't dropped their leaves, the snow made the branches so heavy, they just broke off. We have lots of damaged bushes and trees.



DON'T MESS WITH THIS 10-YEAR-OLD AND HIS CANDY -

Reported in Aiken, South Carolina - A woman told authorities she recognized some of the youngsters Monday evening and joked she was going to take their candy. One boy in the group said no, and pointed a hand gun at her. The gun wasn't loaded but the 10-year-old had a clip of ammunition on him. So, in review, kids can be pretty serious about their stash of Halloween candy.



PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 GS NATIONALS -

PHOTO 1 - Our first photo shows a novel beanbag toss game for sale at the GS Nationals. The beanbag game was hand crafted in wood and featured the well-known power six logo on the board. Definitely something that would be one of a kind!

PHOTO 2 - One of the unique shifter assemblies that can be found in a Turbo Regal is the Hurst Lightning rod shifter assembly as seen in this top photo. Not only was the console modified for the Lightning Rod shifters, but a cup holder was also added. This Turbo Regal belongs to Greg Horvath out of Canada. The lower photo shows the ultra rare Lear Siegler seats in a 1982-1/2 Grand National with one of our little Grand Pandas sitting on the console.

PHOTO 3 - Here is a seldom seen part. Most of you are familiar with the light-weight aluminum bumper supports. Reportedly Turbo Regals that were exported to Canada received these "mini" bumper brackets. Although they were made in steel, they were quite small since they did not extend the entire length of the bumper. These photos show both brackets and the information on the piece including the price the vendor wanted for the brackets - Canadian Lightweight Reinforcement - Saves 31 lbs - $150

PHOTO 4 - Here are two of the unusual Buicks at the event - a late-model Grand Sport coupe and a late-1930s turbo powered coupe.



BREAKING NEWS - CARS STOLEN AT the 2011 GS NATIONALS -

It appears that the initial number reported of cars and rigs stolen was not correct.

Now, the count seems to be 2 turbo cars and tow rigs stolen.

I did hear from several customers that stayed over that Saturday night. They reported that someone attempted to steal their cars with out any luck or were scared off.

For more up-to-date information, go to the turbobuick.com website:
http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/stolen-buick-information-exchange-vin-check/362427-five-cars-trucks-trailers-stolen-bowling-green.html



2011 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS -

Be sure to check out our website as we have announced our 2011 Christmas Specials. Discounts range from 10% to as high as 15% on a huge array of parts, including ZDDPlus™ for your oil. The effective dates runs thru 4 pm December 16th, 2011. Be sure to check out our website for complete details.

NOTE - Our website will not be able to calculate the discounts, so you MUST call in your order to take advantage of the Specials.

Here is a link to the 2011 Christmas Specials page on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/inner_circle.php?nak=155



URGENT REQUESTS -

We are in dire need of stock 1986-1987 Turbo Regal turbo cores! We will allow $100 Letter of Credit for any complete 1986-1987 Turbo Regal turbo core. It does not need to have the inlet bell nor the wastegate actuator.

We also need badly 1986-1987 Turbo Regal original AC Delco factory mass air flow sensors. We allow a $25 Letter of Credit for each one. They can be missing the screens. Unit cannot be cracked or busted.

We really need both of these cores so we can continue to offer the services of having rebuilt ones for other 1986-1987 Turbo Regal owners.



NEW PARTS FROM US -

All of the new items listed here are currently available.

The headliner molding clips is a must-have item, as it appears they are unique to these cars since they do not fit any later GM cars. Sooner or later your Turbo Regal will need a headliner and chances are when you remove your original clips, some of them may break.

1978-1988 Buick Regal (All G-Body Models) -
HEADLINER MOLDING CLIPS (8) SET

This is a complete set of the 5 upper windshield garnish plastic molding clips and 3 upper rear window garnish molding clips, which secure the metal molding by the headliner.

This is a must-have part as many headliners are starting to sag and need to be replaced. Because the original unique clips are plastic, many may break or crack due to age and heat when you remove them in order to replace the headliner.

One of these clips has already been discontinued by the major supplier for GM since both of these clips were last used on the rear wheel drive platform cars back in 1988.

This kit includes enough new correct black plastic clips for the front windshield and the rear window moldings on any 1978-1988 G-body vehicles, which includes all 1984-1987 Regals.

Complete set includes 5 of one style for the front molding and 3 of the correct style for the rear molding, enough for one car.

Another excellent replacement part for any interior restoration. Keep a set for when your have the headliner redone.

#7362 - 1978-1988 Buick Regal (All G-Body Models) -
Headliner Molding Clips (8) Set - $19.95 / set

Here is a link to these clips on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/43893/HEADLINER+MOLDING+CLIPS+%288%29+SET+%237362.html



Silver Bullet White T-shirt was first introduced by World of Motorworks at this past GS Nationals and we now carry the two most popular sizes, large and extra large.

World of Motorworks
"SILVER BULLET" WHITE T-SHIRT -

For the many Turbo Regal enthusiasts out there, we now carry this World of Motorworks awesome “Silver Bullet” white T-shirt.

We only stock the two most popular sizes - Large (Part #7363) and Extra Large (Part #7364).

It features the Silver Bullet logo in red, black and gray on the front left side. The distinctive large 14" x 15" Silver Bullet artwork appears in full color on the back.

The Hanes high-quality white T-shirt is pre-shrunk 100% heavy-weight cotton.

Makes a great gift for any Turbo Regal enthusiast or for your mechanic.

#7363 - World of Motorworks "Silver Bullet" White T-Shirt - size LARGE - $19.95

#7364 - World of Motorworks "Silver Bullet" White T-Shirt - size EXTRA LARGE - $19.95

Here is a link to the shirts on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7363&submit_button=



Another hard-to-find interior parts is the 1978-1987 Buick Regals A-pillar moldings set. What GM did originally was simply modify the hardtop versions to fit the optional T-Top ones. These are made from the original GM molds. The best deal is to buy the set. Directions are included to modify them for a T-Top application.

1978-1987 BUICK REGAL (All Models) -
Also fits 1978-1987 Chevrolet - El Camino, Malibu, and Monte Carlo
Oldsmobile - Cutlass, and Pontiac - Grand Prix -
REPRODUCTION INTERIOR PLASTIC A-PILLAR MOLDINGS

Because of many requests for restoration items, we can now offer reproduction interior A-pillar moldings made with the original GM tooling.

These are a high-quality reproduction of the interior plastic A-pillars, which fit many of the 1978-1987 GM models noted. They were made using the original GM tooling, so they are EXACT reproductions.

You can buy the driver's side, the passenger's side, or both sides as a set.

By now, many of the originals are faded and have become brittle due to age and exposure to sunlight. In some cases, the original driver’s side A-pillar may have been drilled at one time to accommodate a guage holder.

Originally all the GM A-pillar moldings were made to fit the hardtop models. They were modified and cut at the factory to the correct lengths for the T-Top models. So, if you need to replace the A-pillars on a T-Top model, you will need to remove the original to measure for the correct length. These reproduction replacements would need to be cut to match the original length, but only if you have a T-Top model.

These are molded in dark blue plastic, identical to the originals. A-pillar moldings need to be properly prepped and painted to match the interior color of your car.

NOTE - We also offer interior spray lacquer paint: Part #6822, specify grey, dark blue or burgundy.

NOTE - These are made to fit the hardtop models, but can be modified to fit T-Top models.
Another great interior restoration item!

#7359 - 1978-1987 Buick Regal (All Models), Chevrolet - El Camino, Malibu, and
Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile - Cutlass, and Pontiac - Grand Prix
Reproduction Interior A-Pillar Molding - DRIVER'S SIDE - $29.95

#7360 - 1978-1987 Buick Regal (All Models), Chevrolet - El Camino, Malibu, and
Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile - Cutlass, and Pontiac - Grand Prix
Reproduction Interior A-Pillar Molding - PASSENGER'S SIDE - $29.95

#7361 - 1978-1987 Buick Regal (All Models), Chevrolet - El Camino, Malibu, and
Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile - Cutlass, and Pontiac - Grand Prix
Reproduction Interior A-Pillar Moldings -
DRIVER'S & PASSENGER'S SIDES - $55 / set

Here is a link to these A-Pillar Moldings on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7359&submit_button=



We also have the hood shocks for the fiberglass hood available in black carbon fiber as well, Part #7357 at $54.95 a pair.

1982-1987 BUICK REGAL (All Models)
FIBERGLASS HOOD "BLACK CARBON FIBER" GAS SHOCKS (2)

We now carry unique black carbon fiber vinyl wrapped FIBERGLASS HOOD gas shocks to be used with the fiberglass hood. These are the correct gas shocks so the fiberglass hood will stay open when raised. These are highly recommended, since they directly bolt in and operate the factory way.

Using a unique process, the outer shell of each new shock is vinyl wrapped using 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 Black Carbon Fiber. It covers the unsightly wording that is printed on each shock. The material is durable and not affected by heat.

The final result is a gorgeous carbon fiber look to enhance the engine compartment.

Our first photo on the website shows a pair of these shocks with a piece of the black carbon fiber wrap. The second photo shows the stock shocks at the top (notice the wording) and the black carbon fiber wrapped shocks at the bottom. Unfortunately, shocks are hard to photograph, but these really look great, especially in the sunlight.

NOTE - These are for the FIBERGLASS steel hood. They CANNOT be used for a stock hood!

NOTE - We also offer Part #1516 - 1982-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - FIBERGLASS Hood Gas Shocks (2)

Another under-the-hood dress up item!

#7357 - 1982-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) -
FIBERGLASS Hood "BLACK CARBON FIBER" Gas Shocks (2) - $54.95 / pair

Here is a link to these Fiberglass Hood Shock on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/43892/FIBERGLASS+HOOD+BLACK+CARBON+FIBER+GAS+SHOCKS+%282%29+%237357.html



OUR NEW COLLECTIBLE ITEMS -

We recently were granted a license by James Ibusuki for a unique product.

James did the famous gorgeous GNX art print used on the ASC poster around 1987-1988. It also appears on the cover of our "Kirban's Guide to 1986 and 1987 Buick Turbo Regals" book.

We had a company that works with this material wrap it around a 5 inch tall metal can. The material is a high grade 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film that is then laminated. The diameter of the can is 4 inches. It's the ideal size to use on your desk to hold pens. The wrap is laminated, so it can’t be accidentally scratched and is chemical resistant. Makes for a unique gift for Christmas and is a must have item for any GNX owner.

Here is our complete description:

JAMES IBUSUKI LICENSED - GNX ART PRINT COLLECTIBLE CAN -

First time ever offered!

This is a licensed replica of the gorgeous GNX artwork on a collectible mini metal can.

We recently were granted a license by James Ibusuki for this unique product.

Automotive artist James Ibusuki created this dramatic painting in 1987 for ASC/McLaren to announce the debut of the Buick GNX. James did the famous gorgeous GNX artwork used on the ASC poster around 1987-1988. It also appears on the cover of our "Kirban's Guide to 1986 and 1987 Buick Turbo Regals" book.

We first start with a new sturdy metal can, which helps to avoid dents.

The artwork is digitally printed on a high-quality vinyl wrap, which is laminated and then heat sealed on the can. The lamination enhances the colors, helps to protect the vinyl from sun fade, and makes it more durable.

The can measures about 5" tall x 4" diameter, and has a pop-on black plastic cap. The art print appears twice on the can.

It's the ideal size to use as a pen holder for your desk, to display on a shelf with your other collectibles or to add to your car show display.

It's an unique gift for Christmas or any other special occasion.

An excellent collectible for any Buick Turbo Regal enthusiast, especially a GNX owner!

#7358 - James Ibusuki Licensed - GNX Art Print Collectible Can - $27.95

Here is a link to this GNX Art Print Collectible Can on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/43887/JAMES+IBUSUKI+LICENSED+-+GNX+ART+PRINT+COLLECTIBLE+CAN+%237358.html



BLACK CARBON FIBER STOCK HOOD SHOCKS -

Here is a link to these Black Carbon Fiber wrapped stock shocks on our website.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/43886/STOCK+STEEL+HOOD+BLACK+CARBON+FIBER+GAS+SHOCKS+%282%29+%237343.html

1982-1987 BUICK REGAL (All Models)
STOCK STEEL HOOD "BLACK CARBON FIBER" GAS SHOCKS (2)

We now carry unique black carbon fiber vinyl wrapped STOCK gas hood shocks to replace the weakened shocks, which may not hold the steel hood properly. These are a direct replacement at a very reasonable price, sold as pair.

Using a unique process, the outer shell of each new shock is vinyl wrapped using 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 Black Carbon Fiber. It covers the unsightly wording that is printed on each shock. The material is durable and not affected by heat.

The final result is a gorgeous carbon fiber look to enhance the engine compartment.

On our website, the first photo shows a pair of these shocks with a piece of the black carbon fiber wrap. The second photo shows the stock shocks at the top (notice the wording) and the black carbon fiber wrapped shocks at the bottom. Unfortunately, shocks are hard to photograph, but these really look great, especially in the sunlight.

NOTE - These are for the STOCK steel hood. They CANNOT be used for a fiberglass hood!

NOTE - We also offer the plain 1982-1987 Buick Regal stock steel hood gas shocks (2), Part #6700.

Another nice under-the-hood dress-up item!

#7343 - 1982-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) -
Stock Steel Hood "BLACK CARBON FIBER" Gas Shocks (2) - regular price - $46.95 / pair



GRAY PALLEX SEAT MATERIAL UPDATE -

Currently we have less than half of our roll left, as several customers have bought 2 and 3 sections of it to do several cars. So, if you have a 1985-1987 Grand National, you may want to get a sample of this material to see if it's something you want to have tucked away. Most of the pallex material you find today from companies sells for over $75 to $95 a yard.

We do NOT have the black pallex material. In many cases, the original black material should be good enough to simply re-use and install the new gray pallex material. The black is a lot easier to match whereas the gray is something that can vary. Keep in mind, before we sell you any material, please email me your name and address so I can send you a sample. That way, you know the exact shade of gray material you would receive - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION WORKS -

Got any turbo 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 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.



2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS -


PONTIAC FALL NATS 2011 SHOW & GO -

Saturday, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 - Gates open at 9 am. Show registration until 12 noon. The day of the event rain information, call 856-768-2167. Open to all Pontiacs. Location is Atco Raceway, Jackson Road, Atco, NJ. Website - www.atcoraceway.com. For show info, call Tom at 856-524-2588 or email - goatguytom@aol.com.

This is probably the last race/show event in our immediate area before winter sets in.



EBAY LISTINGS -

If you would like to see any of the Kirban Performance Products items listed on eBay, here is a link to our store and auctions -
http://stores.ebay.com/Kirban-Performance-Products-Inc_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZ%20km



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 -

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving and then Christmas is fast approaching.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Special information on our website. Remember, you MUST call in your order to take advantage of the discounts.