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10-02-2012 Inner Circle

10-02-2012 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 10-03-2012

MORE INFORMATION ON ATR’s 7TH INJECTOR SYSTEM -

In last week's Inner Circle (09-26-2012) in Photo one, we showed ATR’s 7th injector system on Bill Ross’s 1987 Grand National. This kit was developed and marketed by ATR for several years during the 1990s until they shut down. In last week's issue we mentioned that I could not find any information in the copies of ATR's catalogs that I had in my reference material.

Several of our readers responded to my request for more information. We like to personally thank all those that emailed me information on this. I especially want to thank Randy Rodriguez who scanned the actual catalog page for the first photo.

PHOTO 1 - Shows the page from one of ATRs catalogs featuring their 7th Injector System. This page gave the explanation on how it worked and had a price of $369.95. From the description, it worked on any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal from stock to highly modified.

PHOTO 2 - One unusual sighting at the car show portion of the East Coast Buick Regionals can be seen in these two photos of an original B34 code carpet saver for the passenger's side. The owner has carefully saved the original GM parts sticker (top photo) and placed it on the carpet saver! The mats with the B34 code are the better ones with the metal insert and the GM logo on the front of the passenger's side, which can be seen in the lower photo. By the way, this Grand National owned by Glen Weisman has almost 200,000 miles on it.


One of the most unusual racecars at the East Coast Buick Regionals was this Pontiac Tempest station wagon. The attention to detail was exceptional.

PHOTO 3 - Our top photo hows this highly-modified Pontiac Tempest station wagon. The lower photo shows the powerplant under the hood.



ENGLISHTOWN SWAP MEET -

This past Saturday I attended the annual Englishtown Swap Meet held at raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. It's been years since I've been to the annual swap meets held there. As many old timers may remember, Raceway Park was the home of the annual Mustang and Turbo Buick shootouts during the mid-1990s. Back in the day this event attracted many of the big racers of the day including Kenny Duttweiler and Lawrence Conley for Buicks and Gene Deputy for the Mustang side.

I don’t recall the exact win loss record but generally the Mustangs would win. I remember after most of these weekend events I would buy up the remaining T-shirts that they did for their events.

PHOTO 4 - The left photo shows the Team Mustang vs Team Grand National T-shirt for 1996. I bought this T-shirt recently from one of our customers. Another part of history from the past!

The big thing at this swap meet seemed to be old bicycles. At this swap meet if I saw one bike, I must have seen 300 or more and all kinds of parts for bikes. The photo on the right shows what one person can fabricate with imagination, extra bike parts and a welder! It's a good idea to wear a helmet if you intend on riding this contraption.

MORE NEXT WEEK FROM RACEWAY PARK



GMC TYPHOON FOR SALE -

Locally to us, a one-owner 100% stock GMC Typhoon has been put up for sale. It has been garaged since new and only has 39,000 miles. The nearby dealership that has it plans to bring it this Saturday to our Open House.

It does not have the sunroof option, but does have the factory AM/FM radio with CD option. The body and paint is very nice. The interior is also quite nice. Even the factory wheels do not show any wear or corrosion. Truck is green with grey trim. I would guess this was one of the more rare colors available.

The original owner who had this Typhoon actually owned two of them. You can tell this Typhoon has had very good care since new. I personally have seen this one around our area over the years since the owner lived in this area.

It can be purchased for just under $15,000, although it is being advertised at a higher price. I am good friends with the sales manager of the dealership.

If you are interested, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com



REPORT FROM BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS AUCTION -

This auction was held September 20-22, 2012 in Las Vegas. One of our California customers, Chuck Wesley, attended this auction. He witnessed lot number 65, which was a 1987 Grand National with T-Tops and 53,170 miles. The write-up on the car even stated the Carfax showed accident involving front impact. According to Chuck, the car looked rough under the hood and had fairly new paint.

This Grand National sold for $33,000 (not a misprint).

If you recall, it was just a few weeks back in our Inner Circle that we sold a 1987 Grand National one-owner car with T-Tops and 20,000 miles for just $15,500. It would appear that several buyers got caught up in the excitement of the auction or these cars are hard to find in the western part of the country.



IMPORTANT - THIS SATURDAY - OCTOBER 6th -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE OPEN HOUSE UPDATE -

We may have a new set of the GNX-style wheels available at a good price.

We have Pypes exhaust systems in stock. If you pick it up at the Open House, can save shipping plus you get the 5% discount.

Be sure to bring any powermaster brake cores you want to cash in for a $125 Letter of Credit. Also accepting original 1986-1987 AC Delco mass air flow sensors for $25 Letter of Credit. Be sure to see me at the Open House.

New this year at our Fall Open House - We will be doing a few auctions on some items as well. Hope to see many of you there.

Also, we just received word that a local customer has a perfect, never used, original, brand new factory 1984-1987 Turbo Regal hood he wants to sell. It still has the GM parts sticker on it. The hood is perfect, never painted, just like it came out of the GM box. He can bring it to our event, if you are interested. He wants to sell it and does not want to ship it for fear of damage. The price is $1,200. Email me if you are interested - denniskirban@yahoo.com



KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PARTS - FALL OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2012 - 9 am - 3 pm - RAIN OR SHINE

FREE Yum Yum Donuts & Coffee (while supplies last), Door Prizes, M&M GUESS Contest

ZDDPlus™ will be on sale. Our newest products will be on display and available for sale. Dennis Kirban and Pete Hoffman will have used parts for sale. Kirban's personal white Turbo-T will be on display.

Save 5% on in-stock catalog items - Save shipping on purchases - If you’re planning to come and purchase specific items, call at least one week in advance and have our staff hold them aside for you to be sure we will have what you need that day.

Be sure to bring any parts you want to trade. It's an excellent time to bring any cores to cash in for parts credit.

Additional Vendors - Pete Hoffman -

Here is a link to the Open House information on our website.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/inner_circle.php?nak=203



NEW PRODUCTS -


1978-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) -
SEMI METALLIC FRONT DISC BRAKE PADS SET

From the same supplier of our rear semi metallic brake shoes, we also offer the semi metallic front disc pads.

The specs are the same. These are professional grade, asbestos free and have a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty against the pads coming apart. These are heavy duty and designed for extreme use. These have superb stopping power and are also quiet.

To give them more constructive strength, the company uses a positive mold means of manufacturing.

Each set comes with 2 new clips, as shown in the photo.

We also offer Semi Metallic Rear Semi Metallic Brake Shoes, Part #7447 and #7448.

NOTE - We recommend these be installed by a qualified mechanic.

7449 - 1978-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) -
Semi Metallic FRONT Disc Brake Pads Set - $34.95 / set

Here is the link to this Front Disc Brake Pads Set on our website.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44019/SEMI+METALLIC+FRONT+DISC+BRAKE+PADS+SET+%237449.html



NOTE - SALE PRICE ENDS ON MONDAY for this Rear Bumper Impact Cushion -

1982-1987 Buick Regal -
Reproduction REAR Bumper Impact Cushion & Thread Cutting Nuts (25) Pack, Part #7450.

Remember, you can save $30 if you purchase the new reproduction rear Bumper Impact Cushion before Monday, October 8th, 2012.

To save you shipping, you can pay for it now and pick it up at our Open House on Saturday, October 6th, 2012.

Here is the link to view the Bumper Impact Cushion and Thread Cutting Nuts on our website.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7450&submit_button=



VERY URGENT REQUEST - WE NEED POWERMASTER BRAKE CORES ! ! !

Once again we find ourselves needing complete powermaster brake cores. By complete we mean they must have a brake bowl, switch, and reservoir with lid. They can't look like they have been sitting 6 months in the local river.

You must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com - if you can help us help others.

For a limited time, we will issue a $125 Letter of Credit towards any of our website parts. Shipping by mail is the cheapest method to send it to us. If you are sending it by mail, you must use our PO Box in the address - Kirban Performance Products, P.O. Box 1199, Plumsteadville, PA 18949-1199. You MUST include your name, full address and a note explaining this is a core for the $125 Letter of Credit in the box. Do not send anything until you first email me, so we have a record of what units to expect.

This $125 Letter of Credit deal expires once we get ample cores. We still need more complete cores! We still need more cores.



WE HAVE ANOTHER GNX DASH AVAILABLE -

This dash is just like the GNX. It has all new Stewart Warner gauges with sending units as needed. It includes a new upper speedometer cable, directions with a copy of the original AS blueprints, a good used original gauge bezel, new applique, most important a pre-cut stock dash bezel. In other words, this is a complete kit ready to install. You do not have to cut any part of your dash, you simply remove your dash and drop this one in. All the gauges are all pre-fit properly.

The only item you will have to buy to complete it is the proper plug-and-play harness, which is available from World of Motorworks. You have to specify if you have an analog dash or a digital dash when you order the harness.

The price for this complete GNX-style dash is $1,995 plus shipping.



REPRODUCTION GNX SUSPENSION - NOW AVAILABLE -

Pete Hoffman has a limited number of the reproduction GNX Suspension Systems available. These are the Richard Clark systems that he has had made locally.

They are nearly exact to the originals, down to the welds and material used. They come with complete detailed instructions.

Limited availability!
Call or email Pete 215-778-1036
Phoff548@Comcast.net



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.



2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS -


KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PARTS - FALL OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2012 - 9 am - 3 pm - RAIN OR SHINE

FREE Yum Yum Donuts & Coffee (while supplies last), Door Prizes, M&M GUESS Contest

ZDDPlus™ will be on sale. Our newest products will be on display and available for sale. Dennis Kirban and Pete Hoffman will have used parts for sale. Kirban's personal white Turbo-T will be on display.

Save 5% on in-stock catalog items - Save shipping on purchases - If you’re planning to come and purchase specific items, call at least one week in advance and have our staff hold them aside for you to be sure we will have what you need that day.

Be sure to bring any parts you want to trade. It's an excellent time to bring any cores to cash in for parts credit.

Additional Vendors - Pete Hoffman -

Here is a link to the Open House information on our website.
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/inner_circle.php?nak=203



2012 GS NATIONALS -
OCTOBER 17-20, 2012 - Wednesday - Saturday
Beach Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Racing is FREE on Wednesday, October 17th. The correct dates are October 17-20, 2012. Because of the reschedule, they have negotiated FREE racing on Wednesday, October 17th. This includes "everyone" who comes thru the gate and pays the usual nominal entrance fee. There is NO usual additional charge to race your Buick powered cars on Wednesday.

The BCA (Buick Club of America) will be joining the GSCA event. This combination will make for a well-rounded event featuring all kinds of Buicks. This is one fall event you do not want to miss!

In addition to having representatives from Reynolds Buick of Wes Covina CA in attendance, it appears they also may have Jim Bell of Kenne-Bell fame also in the house. Don Reynolds Buick sponsored Pop Kennedy's unbeatable Buick's starting in '59 thru the early 60's.

Also scheduled to be in attendance and possibly racing is famed CA Buick racer Fred Caitlin. Reynolds Buick will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary as a Buick dealer and will be highlighted and honored during the event. Add to this, the presence of BCA members attending, should offer additional interest and fun at the event.

Once again we will be attending this national event as we have every year since 1988. Pete Hoffman and, of course, Richard Clark will be there too.



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 km



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 - Hope to see many of you this coming Saturday at our annual Fall Open House. Yum Yum donuts have been ordered!