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08-09-2017 Inner Circle

08-09-2017 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 08-09-2017 -

NOW AVAILABLE - ORIGINAL NEW AC DELCO AC COMPRESSOR -

These new AC Delco AC compressors are correct for the 1986 and 1987 Turbo Regals, our part #7806.

Since we offer the black power-coated GM AC Delco Accumulator Evaporator Receiver Drier, part #7768, customers have inquired about the AC compressor. What makes our GM AC Delco Accumulator Evaporator Receiver Drier so popular is the fact we take the time to have it powder-coated black so it looks correct and original. The units from GM are all bare metal. The units were black on our cars. I believe we may be the only source for the black-powder coated ones. Be sure to see the New Parts section for more information.

PHOTO 1 - We show this brand new AC Delco AC Compressor. It comes with NO oil in it. We recommend it be installed by a qualified mechanic.



ONE COOL NEW GARAGE WALL DISPLAY -

This is cool garage wall display is one of the projects we have been working on the last several weeks. With access to several major You Pull Yards in a 60-mile radius, I been looking for a cool idea to market that is something that was Buick related, unique, and most of all something owners could personalize. I also wanted to make it happen for less than $100 retail. I think I found it.

While several Buick models have a one-piece taillight assembly on the trunk lid that includes the license plate, I wanted to focus on the smallest and lightest taillight assembly with a license plate area to use for this project.

I determined that the early 2000 Century models and Regals had a shared common taillight assembly on the trunk lid. The only difference was the Regal lacked the chrome trim around the top and bottom of the one-piece taillight assembly on the trunk lid.

One problem I encountered is, for every 2 I found, one had a busted or cracked light. I wanted only taillights that are close to mint. The other issue is, unlike older cars if the trunk was locked and you have no key, you can’t just hammer out the lock and insert a flat-bladed screw driver to pop open the trunk. Those cars have the lock assembly below the key hole for the trunk lock.

I was not discouraged! I now have several of each in stock. In each one we have replaced the 6 194 standard bulbs with the LED bulbs. This provides light from the red area as well as the two bulbs over the license plate area. I then install a small switch and power is accomplished with a 9 volt battery. Using a thin metal wire, I secure it so you can easily hang this on your garage or living room wall, if your spouse allows it. It weighs less than 5 lbs.

As a personal touch, you can put any of your old license plates in the center, a photo of your car, or a logo license plate. The ideas are endless. Several companies make plastic similar products based on the Corvettes.
Mine is the real deal, an actual Buick part. I even polish each assembly so it looks as close to new as possible. These cars are disappearing in the junkyards, so I try and get them every chance I can.

I know from things I have collected, I like the unusual items, and most unusual items are also rare.

I almost regret giving the junkyard the Yugo we had at our old house, rather than simply moving it up to our current house 12 years ago. I also got rid of the VW split-window van we had sitting and you can see what they bring today!

The price for our wall display is just $79.95 plus shipping for either the Regal version or the Century version. They are LED lighted and ready to hang. We now have some available for immediate delivery. See the New Products section for more information

PHOTO 2 - We show the wall display lit and four different photos showing ideas we did for the license plate areas. NOTE - Whatever emblem Buick put on the assembly, we leave it there unless it was broken. You can remove it if you want to.



POWERMASTER VERSUS VACUUM BRAKES -

The big debate among 1985-1987 Turbo owners is the decision many have to make as soon as they see the brake light on their dash come on and realize something is going on with their brake system.

By far, the two most popular solutions are to retain the powermaster brake system or convert to the vacuum brake system. Pontiac must have realized there were powermaster issues when they decided to use a vacuum system with the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. At least that is my educated guess.

We ran the numbers for the first seven months of this year and we sell almost an equal number of both systems. Matter of fact, only 7 units separate the totals with the powermaster outselling the vacuum conversion kit we sell.

The thing to remember is that the warranty we have with Cardone on the rebuilt powermaster is good for virtually as long as you own the car and as long as I am still alive and in business. We have stood behind the warranty on units that we sold over 8-10 years ago.

Obviously, staying with the powermaster system keeps your car more original. When converting to a vacuum brake system, you do have to also replace the brake pedal or at the very least have a different diameter pin welded in a different spot on the brake pedal. I have not driven a Turbo Regal with vacuum brakes in years so a can’t explain how it feels compared to a powermaster format.

We also sell two different hydroboost systems, which are more involved to install and are more costly to buy.

My point for this article is simply this, whatever brake system you decide to go with, we have those parts available. Our vacuum conversion kit even includes a new gasket to the firewall as well as the vacuum block and gasket with the extra port to pick up the source for vacuum.

PHOTO 3 - We show a close up of both the powermaster brake pedal and a vacuum brake pedal. The powermaster brake pedal is the top one. The one under it is for a vacuum brake format. You can clearly see the pin sizes are different, as well as the location of the pin on the actual brake pedal.

I can also tell you from vast experience, removing a vacuum pedal from a junk car that smells is not a fun project. In some cases when I locate a G-body car, I try and locate another customer in the junkyard and pay him a few bucks to remove it for me. At my age, bending down in a smelly car is getting tougher to do!



GMP DIECAST GNX RACE CAR 1:18 SCALE -

Back in 2003 for Buick’s 100th Anniversary, GMP did a special run of a GNX diecast racecar version. It was limited to 2003, which matches the year 2003 for the 100th anniversary for Buick. They came packaged from GMP 6 to a case. I bought a sealed case of 6 from a friend of mine along with other parts. See the Rare Parts section for pricing. We have them priced very reasonable.

PHOTO 4 - We show 4 different photos of this rare 100th Anniversary GNX race car in the 1:18 scale. Since it is a racecar, it lacks some of the original GNX detail such as the suspension.



IT IS A SMALL WORLD -

I am sure at some point in your lifetime the saying, “It’s a small world” has rung true. I just experienced it last week. Over a year ago I bought a used car that sat on the lawn at a house near our old neighborhood. The home owner was the father of the son who had it for sale. The car had all the good features I was looking for and was pretty close to being a “Kirban quality” car. I was looking for a nice daily driver. The owner had all the records, including one showing the transmission was rebuilt in the last year.

The seller had a price of $5,600 on the car. I offered $4,000. The seller said he would pass as he had several people at his work that were interested. I decided to wait it out to see if the car was sitting, since I pass by it several times a week. A few weeks go by and the car is still on the father’s lawn. The owner calls me and says two potential buyers both backed out due to lack of funds.

I then told him I would come up to $4,400 firm as the car needed a few items to make it really nice. Again, he said no. After a month, he took my offer and I bought the car.

Fast forward to last week. Another car showed up on the father’s lawn. Turns out this car belongs to one of his friends who has a machine shop nearby. The car is nice and priced around $3,000. I get the phone number for the owner and offer $500 under what he is asking. I don’t need the car, but figured at the right money, I can resell it.

This seller remains tough at his asking price until he discovers my last name during the conversation. It turns out years ago I bought his personal Turbo-T from him for $6,000. With that revelation, the seller agrees to my price. I bought the car. It is indeed a small world. Can’t wait to see if a third car appears on this same lawn and maybe I can go 3 for 3!



THERE IS A SAYING IN THE CAR BUSINESS -

The saying is, “You can never go up in price, you can only down in price”. For the most part I think people will agree that is true.

I recently heard from a customer of mine where the opposite happened to him. He bought one of my Grand Nationals in 1999. He came up from Virginia to buy it and later retired to Florida. He was a cop. He garaged it when he lived in Virginia and in Florida. The car stayed as good as it was in 1999. In 2015 he put the Grand National up for sale. He had a buyer who wanted it, but first they wanted to have it appraised to make sure the appraisal would at least match the price my customer wanted for the car.

Guess what? The appraised value came in for several thousand dollars more than my customer wanted for the Grand National! The buyer really wanted the car, so he paid several thousand over the asking price.

What is the moral of the story? Sometimes the car you are looking at buying is worth more than the seller is asking. I don’t know if the buyer knew it was one of my cars originally.

Background - I sold the Grand National in 1999. That year I sold 44 Turbo Regals. The Grand National had 63,000 miles on it in 1999. When he sold it, the miles on the car was just under 73,000. I sold it in 1999 for $11,800. I rather not say what he sold it for in 2015, but needless to say, he got more for it than he paid me in 1999.

This story reminds me of another story. Maybe 15 years ago Trey Crease and I were going out for dinner. At the time, I had a mint 1989 5-series BMW. The car was white with a black leather interior and it was manual shift. Actually Pete Serio, the Window Rattle Guy, found it for me in Columbus, Ohio. The car was a Kirban-quality car. I spotted an ad in our local paper for an identical BMW 5-series, same year, manual shift, that was described as mint. I called the seller and he insisted his car was mint. I said I have one just like it. He was so positive his BMW would be nicer, he bet me $10. I told Trey we can pick up $10 on the way to dinner without much trouble!

So, Trey and I made this quick stop to check out this “mint” BMW. Within a few minutes, the seller realized my BMW was far nicer than his and honored his verbal agreement and gave me $10. Trey and I went on to dinner. A true story. I figured I would add this story and the next story this week in honor of Trey.

Trey would go with me on several trips when I would buy various Turbo Regals in the early 1990s. He enjoyed these frequent road trips, easy money and he got to drive every Turbo Regal back home. I mostly drove my 1995 M3 BMW. Those were the days. Sometimes in life you don’t realize those were the good times until they are gone.


ON THE NEWSFRONT- HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE -

The Hemmings Motor News September 2017 issue has an interesting article where they compare the 1987 Buick GNX to the 1990 Nissan GT-R. In my opinion, a very unusual comparison as the GT-R is only recently been imported into the USA. They both power up with a turbo but major differences exist between the 2 cars. I also feel the GNX is more fun in daily driving, especially when you punch the gas pedal and quick acceleration is realized at very low rpms. The GT-R, on the other hand is more of a racecar and you have to reach higher rpms to realize the power potential. It is a 10-page article. Don’t get me wrong, I would make room in my building for a GT-R.

On the plus side, it’s great to have any ink or comparison keeping our cars in the spotlight, even now when they are over 30 years of age.

Probably more amazing is the fact Hemmings Motor News started in 1954 and, unlike some magazines, is virtually untouched by the internet. For example, this issue totals over 500 pages! I can remember advertising the GTOs I sold back in the early 1980s in Hemmings Motor News. Back then I was getting $2,500 to $3,500 each.



1987 GRAND NATIONAL FOR SALE -

I am representing this 1987 Grand National for sale for the owner who resides in Florida. This car is at the top of the value chain and is, without any doubt, one of the best. It has been in the same family since it was new. The original owner bought it when he was single. Soon after, with a growing family, it became evident the Grand National was not a practical car, so he sold it to his brother who I have known for probably 20 years. His brother recently passed away and that is why the car is back down in Florida.

It has been made better than new. When I say better than new, it is mainly due to the fact it has had a very high-dollar repaint applied and everything has been freshened up.

I knew the brother that passed away quite well, since he was heavily involved with GTOs and even wrote a very detailed book on GTOs that is still sold today. He also had a GTO and was a very meticulous individual. His name was Eric White. The book he wrote years ago was titled, “GTOAA of America Pontiac GTO, GT-37 Illustrated Identification Guide.”

I will give a copy of Eric’s GTO identification book to whoever buys this pristine Grand National. Eric was very well known in the GTO world at the national level. I would see him every year at the National events during the 1990s. As a matter of fact, we discussed his new book and what he needed it to say since he was using GM logos, etc.

The Grand National is now in his brother’s hand, Kirk White, in Florida. They have every single document with this car since it was new. Plus, they even have the original Window Sticker. They also have every single repair receipt. Over $12,000 was spent on the repaint and to freshening up this car.

It still smells new! A smell that no company as of yet has ever duplicated. If they did, Corvette owners would line up to buy it!

The Grand National has almost every single option. The actual mileage is under 23,000 original miles. The car is 99% stock with the one exception being an aftermarket alarm system.

It has the stock powermaster brake system with the upgraded Cardone brake bowl. The car has used seat covers, which have protected the original seats. According to Kirk, he doesn’t believe anyone has ever sat in the back seat of this car.

This is a Kirban-quality car based in my numerous emails with Kirk and the fact I knew his brother from our mutual GTO connection for many years.

The price is $33,900. Keep in mind, receipts come with the car and the repaint totaled over $12,000. The repaint was only done because the car had such a poor paint job from the factory as many of them did.



ALFRED “TREY” CREASE III MEMORIAL DINNER IS THIS COMING SATURDAY -

Mike, my wife and I will be hosting a Memorial dinner in honor of Alfred “Trey” Crease III. This is a time for his local friends to get together and share stories about Trey and remember the good times.

The date is this coming Saturday, August 12th at 6:30 pm at the Quakertown Family Restaurant located at 25 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA. The restaurant is about half a block north on 309 of the intersection of 313 and 309 on the right side. They have a section of the restaurant away from the main dining area that can hold about 20 people. I have it reserved for this event.

If you plan to attend, please email me direct, so I have an accurate head count. My email is - denniskirban@yahoo.com

If you can’t attend and have a memory of Trey you wish to share, email me your story and I will read it at the dinner that night.



CAR FOR SALE - 1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL -

1987 Grand National - exceptional condition, 30 k miles, t-tops.

It has all the options I am aware of. Car is most original with upgrades that address original design shortcomings; Monte Carlo brake system, original and up-sized wheel and tire sets, under body detailed, upgraded suspension bushings, GNX Speedometer, performance mufflers, rerouted vacuum lines, shift kit, and lowered. The stance, tire package, sound, and t-tops get the car noticed.

You won’t find a cleaner interior, underbody, motor compartment, trunk, and t-top set.

I have owned this car for 10 years. It ALWAYS starts first or second turn over out of storage.

I have not had a drive train failure requiring repair.

Don’t need to sell, but I don’t get it out enough and would like someone who is more enthusiastic to have it.

810-441-6121

Located in Flushing, Michigan

$25,000 firm - Chris - 810-441-6121

Here is a link to this Grand National for Sale on our website.



NOTE - IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE RARE PARTS SECTION -

If you are not able to see the Rare Parts section at the end of this Inner Circle, it is because you are not an Inner Circle member, but instead are reading this on the website. You must subscribe to see the Rare Parts section each week. It would go directly to your inbox every Wednesday afternoon. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about.

Simply email - Christina@kirbanperformance.com - to get on our weekly Inner Circle email.



URGENT NEED FOR CORRECT STEERING WHEEL CORES -

We have an urgent need for correct 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering wheel cores that are not bent. They can have minor rust on the spokes but cannot be pitted. If you owe us a steering wheel core, please send it in to get your core deposit back.

In order to continue this service, we have had to raise the core price. Without cores, owners can’t get a redone leather-wrapped steering wheel. Help us continue this needed service. We now issue a Letter of Credit for $100, if you have a correct 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering wheel core.



EMAILS TO KIRBAN PERFORMANCE -

NOTE- If you email us and do NOT get a timely reply, be sure to check your “SPAM” folder. Some emails do not go thru.

If you need to email us, use - Christina@kirbanperformance.com



TIP FROM KIRBAN -

Remember we are always looking for good used Turbo Regal parts. You can now trade in any correct original 1984-1987 Turbo Regal am/fm cassette radio for $50 Letter of Credit. You must email me a photo of the radio first, so I can make sure it is acceptable. My email is denniskirban@yahoo.com This makes even more sense, if you buy one of our ready-to-install GM AM/FM CD players!



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



UPCOMING RELATED CAR SHOW EVENTS FOR 2017 -



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.

NOTE- We will be there the afternoon of the 15th and just in the morning of the 16th. I have to get back home as my wife’s 50th High School Reunion is that night! We will be set up as a vendor at the East Coast Buick Regionals. We will be accepting cores and interesting trades as usual.

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.



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

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 -

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
AC DELCO NEW AC COMPRESSOR

This is a new factory AC Delco compressor for the 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal engine code 7.

It comes with the correct 6 groove pulley.

It is only the compressor. It includes an installation seal kit.

IMPORTANT - The unit has no oil. Appropriate refrigerant oil MUST be used, which is compatible with the system.

CAUTION - This compressor must be installed by a qualified mechanic.

NOTE - You may also be interested in this related part - #7768 GM AC Delco AC Accumulator (EVAPORATOR) Receiver/Drier, Powder-coated black.

Another excellent replacement for any AC restoration.

7806 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
AC DELCO NEW AC Compressor - $269.95

Here is a link to this new AC Delco AC compressor on our website:



1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
CUSTOM-MADE BUICK TURBO REGAL VALVE COVER DESK LAMP

We are the exclusive supplier for this unique desk lamp.

The valve cover on this custom-made lamp is an original from a 1984-1987 Turbo Regal. The value cover is then powder-coated silver so it looks new.

The base of the lamp is a new chrome-plated timing chain cover.

The pull chain used to turn the lamp on and off features a brand new AC Delco spark plug on the end of the pull chain.

The LED light strip used to light the lamp is almost as long as the valve cover.

The overall height of the assembled desk top lamp is approximately 16".

The lamp comes with easy-to-follow directions since minor assembly is required.

NOTE - Supplies may be limited due to having to find and purchase original Turbo Regal valve covers.

Another excellent addition to any office, desk or garage. It makes the perfect unique gift for any turbo car enthusiast.

KE-017 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Custom-made Buick Turbo Regal Valve Cover Desk Lamp - $129.95

Here is a link to this desk lamp on our website.



CUSTOMIZED BUICK TAILLIGHT LED WALL DISPLAY -
CHROME EDGE OR PLAIN

During one of my many trips to various junkyards, this idea recently came to me. It’s a cool way to offer an actual original Buick part that you can personalize in the section for a license plate.

Some of you probably save you old license plates or mementos from a previous car. Now you can mount your old license plate or logo plate in this unique wall display. Better yet, you can insert a picture of you and your pride and joy in that space (see photos.) The ideas are endless.

We purchase original taillight assemblies from used Buick Regal or Century models. Both taillight assemblies are vintage early 2000 models. These are not easy to find in perfect condition.

Each taillight assembly is pre-wired with 6 LED bulbs and a 9 volt battery with a switch. Hanging hardware is attached and the display comes ready to hang on the wall. You can light it up in your garage or work shop.

Each taillight assembly has been polished and cleaned. Display piece measures approximately 38" wide and weighs about 5 lbs.

We offer two versions. The version with the chrome edge (#KE-018) is from a Buick Century model. The plain version shown without the chrome edge (#KE-019) is from a Buick Regal.

NOTE- Some assemblies may have the Regal model or Century emblem still on the surface. It can easily be removed, since it is merely stuck on.

Our photos show both versions and 4 different ideas on what to put in the section where the license plate would normally go.

Here is a unique way to have something that you can personalize to your liking, and know that it is not something that has been mass produced since it is made from an original Buick part.
The top photo shows the wall display lit. The lower photos show ideas on how the license plate area can be personalized with a license plate or photo.

Our second photo shows the wall displays without any insert.

NOTE - You may also be interested in this related item - #KE-016 Custom-made Buick Turbo Regal Valve Cover Desk Lamp.

Another excellent addition to any office or garage. It makes the perfect unique gift for any car enthusiast.

NOTE- Part is oversized for shipping.

KE-018 - Customized Buick Taillight LED Wall Display - CHROME EDGE - $79.95
KE-019 - Customized Buick Taillight LED Wall Display - PLAIN - $79.95

NOTE - Since supplies are limited, you must call our office to order these wall displays and have the oversize shipping calculated - 215-766-1611 x 0.

Here is a link to these two taillight LED wall displays on our website.



1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
UNDER-THE-HOOD STAINLESS STEEL BUTTON HEAD BOLTS, SCREWS & WASHERS (110) SET

Here is an easy method to dress up the engine bay area under the hood by replacing the factory hardware bolts with a new button head stainless set.

Developed by a fellow Turbo Regal owner several years ago, we are able to make this set available to our customers.

Each set comes with easy-to-follow directions. Each piece in the set of hardware is clearly marked, so you can simply remove and install each bolt one at a time. We suggest you replace one piece at a time, and put the original hardware in the same marked bag for future reference.

The set includes -
Bag 1A & 1 - A set of bolts and screws that secure the fenders to the inner fenders.
Bag 2 - The set of bolts that secure the radiator top plate support to the radiator.
Bag 3 - The battery hold-down bolt.
Bag 4 - The core support plate bolts.
Bag 5 - The hood latch at the core support bolts.
Bag 6 - The hood latch on the hood bolts.
Bag 7 - The hood shock at the hood bolts.
Bag 8 - The hood hinges, top and bottom bolts.
Bag 9 - The inner fender ground screws.
Bag 10 - The header panel bolts.
Bag 11 - The bolts to secure the turbo shield to the turbo for the 1986 and 1987 Turbo Regals. If you own a 1984 or 1985 Turbo Regal, these bolts would not be used.

There is a total of 110 button head bolts, screws, and washers in this set - 54 button head stainless screws/bolts and 56 stainless washers.

The stainless steel washers in this set are two different sizes, so when they are installed correctly, they stay centered on the bolt. This makes a nice, even appearance.

Our photo shows the complete set and the directions that show where most of them go under the hood.

Excellent upgrade to replace rusty bolts for any under-the-hood restoration.

7805 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Under-the-Hood Stainless Steel Button Head Bolts, Screws & Washers (110) Set - $67.95

Here is a link to the bolts and washers set on our website.



1984-1987 Regal (All models Including Turbo Regal) -
Drop-In Flush-mounted PIONEER AM/FM CD, AUX, MP3 player
complete with Harness and GM Flush Mount Kit

Some Turbo Regal owners may want to upgrade their radio to any of the various aftermarket radios available today.

One of our long-time customers, who owns a Turbo Regal, operates a mobile radio shop. He has made up this special kit using a brand new Pioneer DEH-150MP radio. He then pre-wires it to a special harness that will plug into the original Regal radio harness, so none of the factory wires get cut and spliced.

This Pioneer radio comes with full instructions and a remote. You must re-use the original factory brackets that attaches to the sides of the mounting bezel. The main photo shows the factory Regal brackets on the Pioneer radio. The radio does NOT come with those brackets. That photo shows the original radio brackets that you need to re-use from your stock radio to make this new mounting kit fit flush in the radio bezel opening. We do NOT include these brackets.

You simply attach the original radio brackets to the side of the kit. It comes with the proper hardware to secure the factory brackets to the outer radio bezel.

You can also buy the GM Flush Mount Kit by itself, part #7802. Then you can buy any aftermarket radio and use that mounting kit to have a flush mounted radio in your Regal. Most mounting kits do not use the factory brackets nor does it allow the radio to sit flush in the dash opening.

Another excellent replacement for any interior restoration.

7803 - 1984-1987 Regal (All models including Turbo Regal) -
Drop-In Flush Mounted Pioneer AM/FM CD, AUX, MP3 player, complete with Harness and GM Flush Mount Kit - $229.95

Here is the link to this radio kit on our website.



1984-1987 Buick Regal (All models including Turbo Regal) -
RUBBER STOPPERS (13) SET

Over time, these small detail rubber stoppers can be missing, become hard, or broken. A careless repaint can also create overspray on the stoppers on the doors.

Just like original 30-year-old tires that become hard, so can these critical rubber stoppers, which makes them useless.

Although a minor part, these stoppers help keep the car rattle free, especially the 2 on the trunk lid. Once these are adjusted properly, the trunk lid will not rattle.

This set includes a total of 13 pieces - 5 under-the-hood stoppers, 4 for the door jamb area, 2 for the trunk lid, and 2 for the gas door.

Each set includes:
3 Round stoppers. These are the critical stoppers for under the hood. In most cases due to engine heat, these have become hard and are no longer pliable.
2 Stoppers for the fender-to-hood lip.
4 Stoppers for the door jamb area. A sloppy paint job can leave overspray on the 4 located on the door jambs.
2 Trunk lid stoppers so you can adjust the trunk lid to seat correctly. The originals may be missing or broken.
2 Stoppers for the gas door.

Even the rubber stoppers under the hood of my personal car were rock hard and needed to be replaced!

Unfortunately, the company we get these from does not offer a complete correct set for our cars. I have to include some from another source to make this set correct for the 1984-1987 Regal models.

Excellent replacement stoppers for any interior and exterior restoration.

7804 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All models including Turbo Regal) - Rubber Stoppers (13) Set

Here is the link for these stoppers on our website.



1984-1987 Buick Regal (Including Turbo Regal) -
GM FLUSH MOUNT KIT FOR AFTERMARKET RADIO

Some Turbo Regal owners may want to upgrade their radio to any of the various aftermarket radios available today.

Most of the radio mounting kits sold today for doing an aftermarket radio installation do not allow the radio to sit back in the factory bezel.

The end result is it looks tacky. This special mounting kit uses the factory radio side brackets which attach to the side of this mounting kit.

By using this method it allows any aftermarket radio/CD, etc. player to sit flush with the factory radio bezel. As the one photo shows it accepts two different size radio units, which will work with most Pioneer units as well as many of the other aftermarket brands.

You must have the factory brackets, which we show in the lower center photo. Those brackets do NOT come with the new kit. 

This kit was made possible by one of our Turbo Regal customers who is in the radio installation business and has it in his personal Turbo-T.

See part #7803 if you want to purchase a complete Pioneer radio with the mounting kit included. That part number also shows you how it will look once installed in a Turbo Regal.

Photo on the top left shows all the pieces included in this kit.

Photo on the lower left shows the insert installed into the main housing, which you may use depending on the size of the radio you are installing.

Photo on the lower center shows the original radio brackets that you need to re-use from your stock radio to make this new mounting kit fit flush in the radio bezel opening. We do NOT include these brackets.

Photo on the right photo shows this kit installed on a Pioneer radio/CD player, so it sits flush in the radio bezel opening.

NOTE - You may also be interested in this related part - #7789 Reproduction 4″x 10″REAR SPEAKERS (2) SET

Another excellent replacement for any interior restoration.

7802 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (including Turbo Regal) - 
GM Flush Mount Kit for Aftermarket Radio - $21.95

Here is a link to this kit on our website:



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 -

I met two very interesting people over this past weekend. The one person has been hired by the Trump family to make President Trump a personalized gift.

This individual has a patent on a unique product that we may offer.

I went to the house of the other person and was truly amazed at what was in his garages and around the property. Fortunately, I had my camera and will share the photos next week. It was like being on that TV show “American Pickers.” I ended up buying two dead 1985 regular Regals from him for parts that I hope I will have soon. I bought them even though one of them I could only see about 25% of the car in the garage! He has 4 of them. One is a V8 Regal with 2,200 actual miles on it.