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10-29-1014 Inner Circle

10-29-1014 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 10-29-2014

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 GS NATIONALS -

PHOTO 1 - The photo to the left shows a die cast model that I had never seen before 1:18 scale of the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. It was the T-Tops version. This vendor had several of these for sale. The photo on the right shows a pair of original Kenne Bell valve covers.

PHOTO 2 - The photo on the left shows one really scared passenger! The photo on the right is the Buick Skylark race car that the skeleton was a passenger in!

PHOTO 3 - The photo on the left shows one of the cool super clean early 1960s compact Buicks. This car was absolutely mint looking. The photo on the right shows a very clean 1978 Regal Coupe that was V8 powered. Years ago we had a very nice white 1978 Regal coupe that was V8 powered. That car had an aluminum trunk lid on it from the factory.

PHOTO 4 - The photo on the left shows two used Kirban-style GNX wheels that are over 20 years old. These are quite rare as they are the 15 inch versions we did. We only sold a few sets, since most people wanted the 16 inch size. The photo on the right shows a complete Grand National padded dash for sale. Not an easy project to undertake to install or remove!

MORE GS NATIONAL PHOTOS NEXT WEEK -



KPP NEW BUSINESS HOURS - 9 am - 4:30 pm -

Effective immediately, we have new winter hours for our office. They are 9 am until 4:30 pm eastern time.



BREAKING NEWS - BRAND NEW REPRODUCTION POWERMASTER BRAKE UNIT -

The company that is actually working on making a brand new reproduction powermaster brake unit has contacted us.

Currently they do not have a price structure for their unit. From what they have told me, the product should be available later next Spring. When this happens I am sure this new powermaster will be available from several suppliers.

As we learn more we will keep our readers informed.



MULTI-FUCTION JUMPER STARTER MODEL T-6 UPDATE -

We expect another shipment of the Multi-Function Jumper Starter Kits to arrive in the next 3 or 4 days. This next shipment should catch us up with any back orders. We are adding more dealers every week.

We want to clarify something about these Multi-Function Jumper kits, which probably applies to most of the other similar small mini jump starters kits on the market, since most of them use the same jumper cables.

We had one person try it on an early 1970s carburetor V8 car that had been sitting for six months. The battery was completely dead. It failed to start his car. He then had a friend try another brand of a similar mini jumper kit and it also failed to start the car.

From all the various starters I have seen on ebay, the cables for most of them are the same. The jumper cables are virtually interchangeable with other style mini jumper kits. It’s unlikely any of them would be capable of starting a carburetor-fed car or truck. Plus the fact in this case the car had been sitting for six months, so the battery was completely dead. Also this car has a high compression V8 engine.

As most everyone knows, fuel injected vehicles fire up a lot quicker than one that is fed through a carburetor. (Unless the vehicle has another issue).

I remember when cars had manual chokes and then went to electric chokes. You had to pump the gas pedal several times in advance to start the car.

So, we want to make that clear that these are not designed for the older carburetor cars or trucks, but only for fuel injected cars or trucks.

I have proved that it will crank a car with a completely dead battery.

We have made these one of our Christmas Specials as it makes for a unique gift for that special someone. It’s nice to have in case of an emergency or simply use to charge your phone.

The company we are buying these from assures me I am their only agent in the USA with this specific product model T6.

I personally have jump started over a dozen fuel injected cars in demonstrations. I have also heard from several people that have bought them from me that have jump started several cars and trucks with no issues. In one case, a local auto store bought one, then gave it to a customer to try. The customer called him at 7:30 am in the next morning, waking him up to tell him it started his dead car with no problem.

These will make great holiday gifts this year.

You can now order the unit on our website - #7629.

Here is a link to these Multi-Function Jump Starter parts on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7629&submit_button=

We are looking for distributors for this product. The product is very easy to sell and not limited to any specific car or truck owner. For pricing and more details, email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com



TESTIMONIAL ON OUR T-6 MULTI-FUNCTION JUMPER STARTER KIT -

Nick Micale, who is the tech advisor on turbobuick.com, posted the below thread after receiving one of our kits.

The day I received my unit, my son's car battery would not start his car, and he was getting ready to use jumper cables and to move his truck in place, which was not easily done.

Here was the perfect opportunity to test this in real life.

He was amazed how well it worked, and I will keep this in my truck as it is such a small and compact package, I do not want to be without it on the road or track!

We then did a couple more tests like hooking it up to a fuel pump to check out how easy that would be, worked great.

Thanks Dennis for bringing such a useful tool to our attention. Nick Micale



COMING NEXT WEEK - OUR 2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS LISTING -

We will have the Christmas Specials in next week’s Inner Circle and on our website next week.

We have made the new 35-piece O-ring kit one of the Christmas Specials (See New Parts section). Also, we have a special price on the Multi-Function Jumper kits when you buy 3 units.

Please order in enough time to receive your choice(s) before Christmas.

If you can’t wait til next week, email me for our Christmas Specials prices for these two items - denniskirban@yahoo.com I will only explain prices on these two items for any early birds ready to order.



SPECIAL RUN OF CORRECT FITTING 1984-1985 TURBO REGAL PLUG WIRES -

We had a special run made of the correct length 1984-1985 Turbo Regal grey spark plug wires.

We used to sell these years ago, but stopped due to lack of demand. We had 10 sets made. If you want a set, you must call our office to place your order. The price is $49.95 plus $8 shipping. We only have ten sets available.

I don’t believe any other source has these available in the proper lengths. These are not on our website. You must call our office to order - 215-766-1611 x 0 - specify 1984-1985 Turbo Regal Custom-Cut High-Performance Plug Wires. We have about 6 sets left. If you own a 1984 or 1985 Turbo Regal don’t wait as we will not be running these again.



VEHICLES FOR SALE -

From time to time, whenever we spot an unusual or an exceptional car or truck for sale, or one we have for sale, we will put a blurb in our weekly Inner Circle. Also any cars that our customers have for sale will be featured here and you can see their car with photos on our website as well. In this category we will run the descriptions for two to three weeks and, if there is no interest in that particular vehicle, it will be deleted the following week. Any new vehicles that we add will appear first, so the oldest listing would be at the end of this section. If any of these vehicles perk your interest, email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com - for more information and photos.



2002 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET - FOR SALE -

This 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet has a 6-speed manual with hard and soft top. Comes with two sets of wheels. Dual sport exhaust impeccable condition. Has been garage kept. Car has a black interior and black exterior. Has a 16-month 26,000-mile warranty. Actual miles is 78,300. All wheel drive. Priced below market value at $24,995. A friend of mine has this car for sale. It’s located in my area - Plumsteadville, PA. If you are interested, email me denniskirban@yahoo.com for more info.



GRAND NATIONAL POWERED 1986 MONTE CARLO - FOR SALE -

METCO MOTORSPORTS is selling Kristi's Grand National powered 1986 Monte Carlo. If your looking for something different that is a well done install see link below.

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/threads/metcos-gn-powered-monte-carlo-ss.41732
If you are interested, contact Rick or Kristi by phone during normal business hours - 864-332-5929, or by email - rick@metcomotorsports.com



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



TR-6 HIGH TECH IGNITION SYSTEM - NOW IN STOCK -

We have several of the TR-6 High Tech Ignition Systems, part #7442, now in stock. See link below for more information.

Here is the link to this TR-6 System on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44016/TR-6+High+Tech+Ignition+System+%23+7442.html



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US -

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-RINGS KITS

Richard Clark has painstakingly put together 2 kits of reproduction O-rings.

O-rings are available in two kits:

#7633 has 14 O-rings for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

#7634 has 35 O-rings. These 35 O-rings will fit virtually every application related to the fuel, lubricants, transmission, and powermaster unit. This kit also includes the 14 O-rings in the #7633 kit for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

NOTE - The transmission and powermaster O-rings are for external leaks, and NOT for a complete overhaul.

In many cases, the same O-rings will work on the 1984-1985 Turbo Regal.

Since GM has discontinued many of the Buick O-rings, Richard has had to have some of the O-rings reproduced. In one particular case, the O-ring listed for over $20 from GM, making this kit a bargain.

Kit #7634 includes a real-size drawing to ensure that the correct O-rings can be easily identified. The O-rings should match the drawing exactly.

The O-rings are made of different materials based on the fluid they contact, so no O-rings from any group should ever be used for an application not specified.

In some cases, the original O-rings have been problematic on these cars. The O-rings in this kit has been improved to offer better than original performance.

Any time connections are disturbed, the O-rings should be replaced with new ones.

This kit is the first of its kind specifically for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals.

A must have item for any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal owner. You should have this kit on hand.

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

NOTE - The 14 O-rings in Kit #7633 are INCLUDED in the 35 O-rings in Kit #7634.

Great engine restoration items.

7633 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (14) Kit - $14.95 / kit
for Injectors and Fuel Pressure Regulator

7634 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (35) Kit - $48.95 / kit
for Fuel, Lubricants, Transmission, Powermaster Unit, Injectors & Fuel Pressure Regulator

Here is a link to these kits on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/products.php?search_text=7633&submit_button=



1981-1987 GM G-BODY (Including Buick Turbo Regals) -
Reproduction WINDSHIELD WASHER CAP

This is a reproduction of the windshield washer cap for all 1981-1987 GM G-Body cars, including the Turbo Regals.

This black push-on cap goes on the windshield washer bottle, located on the driver's side inner fender. While many later replacement caps will fit, only this cap is an exact match to the original washer bottle cap with the raised wording and the nozzle opposite the ear.

In many cases, the white wording on the original cap may be rubbed off, the cap may be cracked, or you may have the wrong washer cap on the washer reservoir.

Our second photo shows a worn original cap on the washer bottle.

This is a simple way to replace the old cap.

NOTE - You may also be interested in this related part - #1558 Radiator Water Reservoir Chrome-plated Cover and #6880 GM Engine Coolant Cap.

Another nice under-the-hood restoration item.

7632 - 1981-1987 GM G-Body (including Buick Turbo Regals) -
Reproduction Windshield Washer Cap - $9.95

Here is a link to this Windshield Washer Cap on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44208/Reproduction+WINDSHIELD+WASHER+CAP++%237632.html



2014 - UPCOMING TURBO REGAL EVENTS FOR 2014 -

BOPAPALOOZA 2014 - NOVEMBER 8th 2014 -
Atco Raceway, Jackson Road, Atco, New Jersey

Hosted by the South Jersey Pontiac Club. Car show is open to all Buick-Oldsmobiles-Pontiac. Event includes Super Pro and Pro racing. For racing info, go to www.atcoraceway.com For show information, contact Tom at 856-524-2588 or email goatgytom@aol.com

One of our good customers went last year and said it’s a very good event to attend. It’s also probably one of the last car show events in this area for the year.



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 WORKS -

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.



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 - It is hard to believe that winter will soon be here. Remember, our new office hours 9 am until 4:30 pm eastern time.