01-04-2023 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 01-04-2023 - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023 - Like most Americans I am glad they got a suspect before 2023 of those 4 college students in Idaho. The suspect actually attended a college that is located about 30 minutes from where we live! We have several new items in the works, one we hope to have available next week. LOCAL TO US 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP FOR SALE - This car is located in NE Philadelphia. I happened to see it at a car show last summer. It is well optioned. Reportedly has original paint. It does have the new reproduction aluminum Grand National wheels on it. Digital dash. PA inspected. New seat covers. The owner has had it for 2 years. Asking price $31,900. Car is priced to sell. For more info and photos email me direct: [email protected] PHOTO 1 - We show 4 views of this 1986 Grand National hardtop. A nice car that needs a new home! TWO QUICK SHORT STORIES - Over the years my trademark has been my black Stetson hat and I have been asked when I started wearing it and what kind it is?. The hat is a Stetson called the Gun Club. I have always been a Clint Eastwood fan and probably seen every movie he has been in including his early TV days. It's funny Clint was originally told he was not handsome enough to make it in the movies. He has proven critics wrong working both sides of the camera for well over 50 years.! I have lost track over the years of how many Stetson hats I have gone through, but it is probably numbers 4 or 5. My Dad, one year as a Christmas gift, had my first Stetson hat bronzed which hangs in my pole building at home. This was a popular thing parents would do with baby shoes back in the 1950s would be to get them bronzed as a keepsake. I started to wear the Stetson Gun Club hat in the early 1970s when I would travel all over the country with my Dad. It became part of our trademark logo on our tow trucks. At one time we had 3 tow trucks on the road and the logo was painted on the doors. While looking for something the other day I found this photo probably from around 1973 where I am standing alongside my Ford pickup truck. This is the truck I bought out of Rapid City, South Dakota having flipped over my pick up truck which was a 1964 Studebaker truck. I still have that South Dakota License plate hanging in our basement. The other quick story happened last week. We got a quick blast of snow when my wife was out in her car. I wanted to get the salt off her car, but with cold temperatures I took it to one of these places that hand wash and dry the car. The owner knows me as sometimes we bring them cars from the car lot I do work with. So while I am waiting this young kid drives up with a 1970 vintage Pinto station wagon. You could put both fists through the one rear quarter panel and not hit metal! Original paint was really faded badly and in some places down to rusted metal. Originally I thought he was probably making a delivery to the place, but no he was there to get the Pinto wagon washed! I could not believe it so I started asking him about the Pinto. He says it has about 85 hp. He said he paid two grand for it. It still had the 1983 PA inspection sticker on it. He said 1983 was the last year it was on the road. In the back window was a new looking Jesus Saves decal and I remarked I assume Jesus saved this Pinto for you to restore? He laughed. As I was leaving I slipped my buddy an extra $20 and told him to tell the kid with Pinto wagon the car wash was a Christmas Gift from me. It's been many years since I saw a Ford Pinto station wagon on the road! PHOTO 2 - The top left photo shows my first Stetson hat bronzed plated and mounted on my wall in the pole building. The top right photo shows a very young me alongside my one truck wearing a Stetson and you can see my logo on the passenger door. The bottom left and bottom right photo shows the 1970s Pinto wagon. PARTS TO CONSIDER THAT NOT EVERY VENDOR HAS - Many of my readers all have one special vendor they go to for their parts. It is important to remember not every vendor has access to the same parts. A few items we have that are unique to Kirban Performance for example is the #1531 gray 1986-1987 Turbo Regal spark plug wires. It is critical you buy plug wires that have the proper length to avoid having them short out on the hit exhaust manifolds. A long time popular seller by us and 100% MADE IN THE USA. Another product we are extremely proud of is the 120 and 200 amp 1986-1987 Turbo Regal alternator that even includes the correct pulley. I know because we had to have the pulley made. Plus all the parts are in the correct color. Each unit is made by one individual and tested before I pick them up. They are made within 25 minutes of where I live so inventory is never an issue. My supplier has been making alternators for over 35 years. Part #7315 and #7316. We also have the unique 1984-1985 alternator and they all carry a one year warranty. The alternator due to its location under the hood is a very visible item! Pays to go with one that looks 100% correct. PARTS FOR SALE THIS WEEK - PHOTO 3 - The top left shows 3 mini phone chargers made by GM called the Denali. Also Bad to the Bone and We Brake for Mustangs black powder coated metal license frames. The top right photo shows a good used passenger black marker light, a slightly new blem reproduction gray horn ruing. Bad to the Bone metal license plate frame and a Diagnostic cap. The bottom left photo shows the last remaining booklet covering many of the GNX magazine articles from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The bottom right photo shows a NOS GM oil dipstick tube, a NOS GM LH exterior metal door handle, a use d'flip down stay down license plate frame, a NOS GM radiator overflow cap, and a used Made in England radiator cap. PHOTO 4 - The left photo shows a battery hold down used, a new power steering powder coated bracket, powder coated safety hood latch, and all the hardware ware to secure the jack and spare tire in the trunk. The photo to the right shows both in size Large (the sizes run small). A black GN licensed black sweater and long sleeve black button down shirt with GN logo embroidered. I never wore the sweater and the shirt I only wore a few times. All these parts can be found under the Rare Parts section. I have several deals in the works for more parts hopefully come this Spring. WE HAVE MORE BRAKE BOWLS IN STOCK - It is best to contact the office to be certain you get one. These are located at our Pennsylvania location and would ship from our Pennsylvania location. . 1969 GMC 1500 CAMPER SPECIAL 396 CUBIC INCH 310 HP STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE Here is a very unusual truck for sale locally to me. It has sat for 30 years in a metal container out of the bad weather. Body is very solid. Actual miles undocumented but is believed to be true is just 25,000! Body is super straight. Body has that patina look. This is believed to be an original 396/ 310 hp GMC 1500 truck! Long bed. Owner has the broadcast sheet. Has twin fuel tanks on both sides under the bed current disconnected. Has a Turbo 400 transmission. Reportedly originally sold in California to a fire company. Interior is good. Seat is perfect! AC does not work, needs a charge, and many new parts including exhaust and four new tires. Truck has been completely tuned up and all fluids have been flushed. New fuel lines and brake lines. Also a new gas tank. New battery and PA inspected. Runs and drives 100%! Trucks are also becoming the latest collector vehicles to gain value. For more info and pictures email me directly [email protected] The asking price is $17,500. Located about 15 minutes from my location. OUR 1996 FORD RANGER XLT FOR SALE IS ALSO STILL AVAILABLE - This is one of our personal vehicles that we have owned for 9 years. A very long time for me to keep a vehicle! Most of my vehicles seldom have one birthday! It has always been garaged during that time and based on how nice the original paint is the truck was probably garaged most of its life. Car does not leak anything. New tires, new brake lines, new brakes, battery all maintenance done at a timely matter. Wheels are updated to the later Ranger 15 inch wheels. Interior has all been redone and is like new. The body is super straight with no dents and with zero rust. Truck a 5-speed manual shift with crank windows. Actual miles is 196,000. My email is [email protected] for more info and photos. Asking $3995. GOT TURBO REGAL PARTS TO SELL? - We are always in the market for buying collections if you have sold your car. Granted we will not pay retail but it can be far easier and quicker to sell everything at one time rather than deal with all the questions you get from any advertising you do. We can also set up someone to pick up the parts if it's a distance from my location and you can't ship. HERE IS A COMPLETE RUN DOWN ON THE CARS I CURRENTLY REPRESENT - In each case email me specifically which car perks your interest. We give the car model, location and price on each of the ones we now are working with the sellers. Each case there is some wiggle room as we realize in most cases you got transport costs involved. Remember we are hooked up with a broker that can get you a good price for an enclosed or open transport. I can supply more photos and information on any of the below cars I represent. Email me [email protected] 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Actual miles 68,000. Car reportedly has original paint. Located in NE Philadelphia, PA. I saw this car last summer at a car show. Owner has had it for 2 years. Extremely well detailed. HJas the new reproduction Grand National wheels on it. Recently serviced and inspected. Email me direct [email protected] for more photos and details. Asking price is $31,900. 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Miles is under 62,000. Car was professionally appraised in 2018 for $48,500. Since 2018 the car has only been driven about 500 miles. Car is well optioned. Located in western, PA. Has records all the way back to 2003. Current owner has owned it since 2011. I can provide photos and records. Simply email me direct [email protected] Asking $46,900. NOTE: This seller is away and not available until March 2023. 1987 TURBO REGAL WE4 T-TOP - Belongs to a long time customer of ours that used to live near us years ago and now resides in Florida. Car recently had over 5 grand in work done on it at KDK in Orlando. The seller is willing to consider as partial trade another Turbo Regal that may require work. Car was repainted in 2007. He is the second owner; actual miles are 36,000 miles. AC works. Asking price is $44,900. NEW LOWER PRICE $34,900!!!! 1986 GRAND NATIONAL CANADIAN CAR - Same owner since brand new. Car has every possible option offered in 1986! Including the power sliding sunroof. If you are a US buyer be sure to do your homework on what is required to bring a car across the border. Asking price has been lowered to $40,000 US. 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Same owner since 1992. It was purchased back then with less than 400 miles on it. Now has 3,062 actual miles 100% original paint all stock. Original tires have been saved. Car has had proper climate controlled storage since 1992! One of the best original examples you can find. Located in New York. Price tag is $67,900. If you are seeking a near perfect example this is the one to buy! 1987 TURBO-T HARDTOP - Rare black exterior with black out package which could not be ordered after the WE4 was introduced. Same family since new. Tons of work done to this rare example. Looking for the best offer. A chance to get a really rare example with paperwork to back it up. Work was all done by Steve’s Automotive in Virginia. Car is located in Virginia. They are seeking the best offer. SELLER ANXIOUS TO SELL. 1987 TURBO-T LIMITED HARDTOP - chestnut brown. Car resides and always has in California so no exposure to issues with rust, Same owner since 1995. Actual miles 129,000. Asking price is $28,900. This is a great buy! NEW LOWER PRICE asking $22,900. 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - . Car resides in Michigan being sold by the owner's sister as the owner passed away suddenly. He was a top notch mechanic. Actual Miles 58,666. Highly modified many many upgrades including TA 49 Turbo. She has receipts from my company for over two grand. Car has a high dollar repaint. Asking price is $40,000. MAJOR PRICE DROP!!!!! Originally it was priced over $50 grand! Seller has a lot of receipts! 1968 OLDS 442 W30 package. Car resides in Michigan again purchased by her brother who passed away unexpectedly. Owned since the early 1980s purchased from the original owner when it had just 3,000 actual miles. A super rare car. The asking price is $80,000. Again we can provide more information and photos on any of the above. My email is [email protected] WE CAN MARKET YOUR CAR - When the time comes you need to downsize or simply move on. We can market your car for you. Especially now with Spring and Summer fast approaching. We handle the advertising and answering the questions and weeding out the tire kickers. We never give out the exact location of your car. You decide on the price after any bargaining is done. The money goes directly from the buyer to your bank account. I have a flat commission based on the price span. This format has worked out very well for me for both the buyer and the seller. The buyer has more confidence about the car especially if you are a long time owner and a customer of ours. . The seller is not bothered with phone calls or emails. Most potential buyers know who I am. So whenever the time comes you want to sell your car, email me the particulars. I can explain the process to you which also allows you to sell the car as well. My email is [email protected] I can also help you determine the price. I can also take in a trade and pay you the seller the difference. I have worked with JJ Best in the past which is quite generous in granting loans. So you have plenty of options. We also work with a broker that can handle transport both open and enclosed. This transport broker is a customer of ours and owns personally a 9,000 mile Grand National! He just had the last 3 cars I sold transported to their new homes! The car needs not be a Turbo Regal. NEED A CAR TRANSPORTED? - Whether you need an open transport or enclosed transport we highly recommend Sal Hamed. Sal is a broker with a number of transporters and can get you the best price. He knows what you expect as he personally owns a 9,000 mile original Grand National and is a customer of ours. You must use my name when contacting him to get a special price. His email is [email protected] We highly recommend his services! His phone number is 919-808-8483. CANADIAN CUSTOMERS - You must contact our office. Because of the many issues and fees in shipping to Canada we have suspended shipping to Canada. You need to hookup with a US address as shipping has become quite costly. IMPORTANT - INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SHIPPING ADDRESS – If you are returning any cores for a Letter of Credit or cores that we charged you for, it is important that you send them to the address below. Please make sure you put a note in the box with your information. KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930 For all other returns such as a part you purchased that is incorrect or defective you must call Christina and get a RA number. She will determine if it goes to our main warehouse in Kintnersville, PA or our distribution center. CORES NEEDED - URGENT REQUEST – Here is the information on our credits for cores. POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS. Currently, we NOT accepting powermaster brake units. This is due to the fact we have a huge supply of cores and we have no exact time table when our supplier will get brake bowls. Everyone is in the same boat that rebuilds powermaster brake units. The key ingredient is the brake bowl. 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. We need cores now. Or we will pay $135 cash for each complete stock turbo core. BRAKE PEDALS we issue a letter of credit for $50 for each powermaster brake pedal or we will pay $40 cash for each pedal. MASS AIR FLOW SENSORS we need original non cracked 1986-1987 Turbo Regal mass air sensors. We issue a $40 letter of credit for each unit. They are a gamble for us as some of these can’t be rebuilt. 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. UPS or MAIL - Ship to Address – KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930 NOTE - IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE BUICK RARE PARTS SECTION - If you are not able to see the Buick Rare Parts section at the end of this Inner Circle, it is because you are not an actual 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 at 3 pm eastern time. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. To subscribe simply email – [email protected] - to get our free weekly Wednesday Inner Circle email. This allows everyone to have the same opportunity on the parts we list each week. We currently have over 3,600 members. 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 through. If you need to email us, use - [email protected] TECH CALLS - If you need technical information, it’s best to email - [email protected] 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 TURBO REGAL POLISHED STAINLESS CUSTOM TURBO SHIELD WITH POLISHED HARDWARE INCLUDED. Part number is #8047. The price is just $299.00! This is an excellent price for this polished stainless turbo shield. Limited supply available. 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL DEALER SERVICE BULLETINS, PRODUCT CAMPAIGNS, & PRODUCT INFORMATION BOOKLET - Part number #8031. This latest booklet runs 110 pages. It also covers all the various paint codes Buick used in 1987, the numerous recall bulletins on the powermaster brake system. The breakdown of the number of Turbo Regals sold each year in Canada and the USA. Also a section on driveability and emissions. This may not yet be on our website. The price is $19.95. It runs 110 pages. AC DELCO 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL SPARK PLUG SET (6) - Part number #8048. These are in stock. We have no idea how long AC Delco will have these available. TOP TEN REASONS TO OWN A BUICK GRAND NATIONAL - Part number #8044. This Made in the USA 13 ounce vinyl banner measures 23.5 by 13.5 in size and is in full color. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL 3.8 SFI HOOD DECALS - Part number #8040 and #8041. #8040 is for one set and #8041 is for 2 sets. Done on chrome vinyl it duplicates exactly the original or reproduction plastic hood emblems which now cost $55 to $60 a set. This set of decals is only $16.95/set or 2 sets for $30 you save $3.90. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL HIGH OUTPUT V6 HOOD DECALS - Part number #8042 and #8043. #8042 is for one set and #8043 is for 2 sets. Done on chrome vinyl it duplicates the font style and length of the .38 sfi turbo emblems. If you have a modified V6 this decal makes more sense! Plus a lot cheaper than the reproduction plastic 3.8 sfi turbo emblems which sell for $55 to $60 a set. These are $16.95 per set or 2 sets for $30 you save $3.90 by purchasing 2 sets! 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. We also may buy your new or used parts. Simply email me a list - [email protected] 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 used if 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 - [email protected]

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