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03-29-2017 Inner Circle

03-29-2017 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 03-29-2017 -

HANK’S CARS -

Hank is a local friend that we have known for over a dozen years. He has come to many of our Open House and Reunion events in years past. Usually he brings one of his ultra rare muscle cars.

He owns a LED light company that is about 20 minutes from our shop. In this same building he houses his extensive car collection, which numbers over 75 cars. It’s an impressive collection ranging from Studebakers to the exotics including the AMG Mercedes, Acura NSX, and the Nissan GT-R. He has enough Corvettes where he could drive a different one every day of a week. He also has a 1987 Turbo-T and a 1987 Grand National as well as 4 different Syclones and Typhoons.

His tastes and variety of muscle cars is amazing. To view just a portion of his collection go to his website - hankscars.com

PHOTO 1 - The top left photo shows a close up of Hank’s 2009 XLR V Cadillac. This is 1 of just 9 made in the rare black cherry color. This one with a tan leather interior is just 1 of 1 produced! The bottom left photo shows his 1987 Grand National with T-Tops. The car is like brand new. The top right photo shows a lineup of just some of his Corvettes, which includes several of the 1966-1967 Big Block models. The bottom right photo shows the Typhoons and Syclones. NOTE - He has one of the very rare red Syclones.

He has donated a few of his LED products for our upcoming Spring Open House. One of the products he donated impressed me so much, I decided to add it to our product line and sell to our market. It is a Solar Motion Exterior Light.

I researched the specifics with the one he offers versus solar lights in some of the local stores. His product, for the money in size and specifications is far more superior from what I have found in various local stores. It’s also a very compact size measuring just 4 inches by 6 inches and weighs just 6 ounces.



SOLAR MOTION EXTERIOR LIGHT -

I think all my readers will agree that the solar industry is really coming on big in recent years. Probably the only group that frowns on this is your electric company!

What makes this solar motion exterior light special is the fact it has 3 modes settings. Also, unlike what is available in various stores, this one has 36 individual LED lights which has the output equal to a 100 watt incandescent light bulb! The lithium battery is good for 50,000 hours.

This compact unit is built for outdoor use in a white high-density polymer plastic and aluminum case. It measures a mere 4 inches by 6 inches by just ½ thick and weighs just 6 ounces. This Solar Motion Exterior Light easily lights up any distance around an exterior doorway or garage entrance. It can also be mounted and attached to any tree by your walkway. The ideas are endless on placement. It quickly pays for itself since it uses no energy, just sunlight!

It puts out 450 lumens with the 36 individual LED lights. So, when you compare this compact model to any similar ones found elsewhere, this model is tough to beat with its compact size, light brightness, and it’s waterproof as a very reasonable price. With 3 modes, you can set it to work by detecting motion or simply go on at low light at dust.

We now have these in stock. It’s a good price structure if you buy more than one. The pricing is just $29.95 each or 2 for $54.95 or 3 for $78.95. You save $10.80 when you buy 3 or more.

NOTE - If you own a retail outlet and would like to carry these, contact me about our wholesale program - denniskirban@yahoo.com

PHOTO 2 - The 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.

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=



EXAMINING THE 1987 GM CAR WARRANTY -

Until now we have not touched on the GM warranty that was available on these cars when they were new. In 1987, they did make a few changes to the warranty from the previous years. Basically, it was a 6-year or 60,000-mile warranty, whichever occurs first. This was offered to the first retail purchaser or the second retail purchaser with a Warranty Transfer Identification Card. If the second retail purchaser did not have a transfer card, they only had a 3-year or 36,000-miles warranty.

The point is mute now since the cars are 30 years old. At best, depending on the record keeping of the owner, you may have the original information and possibly the warranty card from 1987 or earlier.

PHOTO 3 - Here we show 7 original GM Protection plans brochures covering 1986 and 1987 GM cars. The earliest one was revised in 9/85. The second one shown was revised in 3/86. The third one is for 1987, followed by 3/87 revised issue, then a 9/87 revised issue, and last a 11/88 revised issue. I have no idea if what I have pictured here covers all the revisions GM issued for the 1986 and 1987 GM cars. You could have virtually any of these with your car records.

PHOTO 4 - We show the 2 related GM warranty items you are probably most familiar with. The photo to the left shows a mint, never used Protection GM Plan window decal. This would have been on the inside glass, usually on the side quarter window. The second photo shows the plastic business side card the owner received listing the VIN number, name of the owner, expiration date and expiration mileage. These cards were basically the size of a typical credit card. These warranty-related items are very difficult to find today.



BREAKING NEWS -

If you are reading this week’s Inner Circle I am looking for a customer that has installed one of our upgraded refurbished steering shafts in their Turbo Regal.

I need a specific photo taken and I have some questions to ask you. Please email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com

We have a nice gift for the first two customers that respond.



LOCALLY FOR SALE - EXTREMELY NICE 1999 WINNEBAGO -

The 1999 Winnebago is owned by a woman, well maintained and serviced, non-smoker vehicle, V-10 power. There are no mold issues as this was used frequently over the years. Owners are moving out of the country. Ford chassis 20,500 GVW 37-foot long. All new individual window awnings. Well optioned. Sold new for $97,900. Buy it for just $16,900. This is an extremely nice example. I can provide photos. I am good friends with the owner of this small local dealership near our house. I bought some of their cars and have found buyers for some of their cars over the years. Email me for photos and complete print out of the options and equipment - denniskirban@yahoo.com



“KIRBAN’S GUIDE TO 1986 & 1987 BUICK TURBO REGALS” - NOW IN STOCK -

We just got in our 7th reprint of “Kirban’s Guide to 1986 & 1987 Buick Turbo Regals.”

If you order now, we will autograph it and not charge you shipping. If you have already ordered this 7th reprint of our popular book, it is being sent to you this week.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. In the cases where we listed the actual count available, those items are being discontinued. So those parts are limited.



SPEAKING OF OUR APRIL 22ND OPEN HOUSE -

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.

3 uniquely different car events, all nearby and in the same week.



WORLD’S TOP BILLIONAIRES -

The world’s top billionaire for the fourth year in a row is Bill Gates. No surprise there! He is currently worth a cool $86 billion. This is up from a mere $75 billion last year.

It’s interesting that one of the newcomers to the billionaire list is not only a woman, but she hails from Vietnam. She is the first woman from Vietnam to join the billionaire exclusive club. She owns the budget airline VietJet in Vietnam. Once again, the U.S. has the most billionaires on record.



ONE BIG EMBARRASSING MISTAKE -

A man staying at his parent’s house decided to incinerate an ant problem in his parent’s basement. Unfortunately, there were combustible materials nearby, which quickly ignited. When it was all said and done, 3 family pets perished and the house was destroyed.

Here’s hoping any mistakes you make do not have major consequences! The person did live and I assume was faced with telling his parents what happened. I hope any mistakes you make are on a smaller scale!



RUNNING OUT OF GREY PALLEX MATERIAL -

We have almost exhausted original dated Grand National grey pallex seat material. The largest single section we have is less than 3 yards long. Everything else we have are in smaller sections from various years.

I have completely wiped out the source for original grey pallex material. If there is one spare item you should have, it’s a section of original grey Grand National pallex seat material as it’s also the same for both upper halves of the door panels. None of the reproduction materials comes close to having the real originals dated grey pallex material.

I still have some black original pallex material available.



HUGE URGENT NEED FOR POWERMASTER BRAKE CORES -

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

Help us help others while getting credit for something you want or need for your car.



SEAT ARMOUR SEAT COVER LOGOS -

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

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

Coming soon will be two different 442 Oldsmobile covers as well as two different Mustang covers.

Most of these designs will be for our wholesale market that caters to those particular car models. You must call our office, if you want one of these other designs.



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The timing allows you to attend the Spring Carlisle in Carlisle, Pennsylvania a day or so prior and then travel east to our Spring Open House. Carlisle features over 8,000 vendors 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.



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 -

Be sure to look over the Open House special deals listed in this week’s Inner Circle. Several items are at a great price.

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 -

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. 1 - It can come on at dust on low power and stay on until dawn. 2 - It can be set to come on at dust on low power, go to full power by motion, then revert back to lower power. 3 - It can be set to go on by motion at dust 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.

Because we personally know the company owner (he’s a long-time friend and Turbo Regal customer,) we can deal direct with the company which is local to us, we can offer this special pricing. 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! The only person not happy is your electric company!

Specifications:
Compact size - 4" x 6" x 1/2"
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 2000 mAH
Solar panel 6 v, 2.5 w
50,000-hour operating life
Weighs 6 ounces

While many 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 first photo shows the box, the panel, the hardware and cardboard pattern for the screw holes. Our second photo - The 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another great interior restoration item.

Here are the 3 options for these inserts.

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our other photos show the various options of designs.

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

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

Here are the 8 options for ordering seat covers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS -

If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION FOR TURBO REGAL PARTS -
 
Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. Simply email me a list - denniskirban@yahoo.com. Also, we are still buying dead or partially dead 1984-1987 Turbo Regals under $4,000 that are within 250 to 350 miles of our location.



NOTE - ABOUT LINKS IN THE INNER CIRCLE -

We have heard from a couple people that have had problems with the links in our Inner Circle.

When we check the links, they work fine. However, if you are not able to be directed to the exact website page or internet site, you can "copy" and "paste" the link into the URL in your browser (such as Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) If it doesn't link in one browser, it may work in another.

Most people having problems are using Internet Explorer. If you are having issues with links, try another browser to see if it works.

You may need to "UPDATE" your browser to be use you are using the current version.



NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE -

We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these have to be low-resolution photos to work on the Inner Circle segments on the website, any photos of text don't appear clear when enlarged. This is a problem when you are trying to see numbers, such as those on the VIN labels or pages from Options booklet. Also, because of photo reproduction and computer screen variations, the colors may not be true to the actual product or photo.

If you would like to have us email you any photo at the higher resolution for viewing, just email us and we will email them to you. Be sure to be specific on which pictures you want to see - Reference Inner Circle date and photo number 1, 2, 3 or 4 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ABOUT OUR EMAILS -

Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com - I will answer you. However, if I fail to answer you within 24 hours, please email us again. Since expanding into used parts, I get a lot of emails and sometimes I may forget your request or may not remember who requested the item.



IN CLOSING -

We may have good news on the return of another product. I got a sample set in the other day and picked up some originals over the weekend in a junkyard to see if they will fit the factory brackets. We will explain next week what this product is and if it fits for our cars.