02-09-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 02-09-2022 - WE CAN SELL YOUR CAR - When the time comes you need to down size or you want to strike while the value is high we have a good success rate at finding buyers. 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. The seller is not bothered with phone calls. 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. FOR SALE 22,000 MILES 1987 GRAND NATIONAL WITH T TOPS - This mostly stock example has been sold! Car is going from sunny warm Florida to Wisconsin not known for warm winters! We sold this car in basically 3 weeks. COINCIDENCES INVOLVING CARS - First, concerning the 22,500 mile Grand National I just sold. When the potential buyer looked over the carfax he discovered the date the seller bought it in 2007 was the exact month and date of his birthday!. I wrote about this on the facebook forums I am on and heard from several people that observed similar instances. One person bought a vehicle and the oil sticker was the month and date of his birthday so he left it on. Another customer who bought a GSX realized the date it was introduced was the same month and date of his birthday. Old timers may remember Trey Crease who had his own turbo regal parts business and at one time worked for me. His birthday was the same month and date as mine. Another instance was when the two guys that bought me over 50 cars were test driving a Grand National when they pulled into a gas station to get gas. Shortly after another Grand National pulled in for gas and it had a for sale sign in the car. They did not buy the one they were test driving as it did not measure up to the asking price. However, we did end up buying the one that by chance pulled in to get gas at the same time. Another case a good customer of ours who happens to own my second test car was following up a lead on a Typhoon to buy. He resides in the New England area. The seller was explaining where he lived. Turns out he lived within a ½ mile of our old house on Sugarbottom Road in Furlong, PA! Naturally my customer hired me to check the Typhoon out and handle the paperwork. Another customer Jason from Canada, a long time customer from Canada years ago, bought Reggie Jackson’s personal 1987 Turbo T Limited. Well optioned example. Jason takes detailing to an entire higher level. Every Fall he removes the wheels and cleans the backs of the T rims and removes any stones in the tread. The coincidence? Jason’s birthday is the same month and day as Reggie Jackson's! Growing up my Dad was quite poor and he and his brother were sent to Girard College in Philadelphia for schooling. Every Christmas his Mom would send him a dime. A dime back in the late 1930s, early 1940s would go pretty far. Us five kids heard that story almost every Christmas. In recent years I have made it a point to save dimes. I also have the uncanny luck of finding dimes in my travels. Several times I have pulled up to a parking spot and as I get out of my car there lies one thin dime at my feet. It's uncanny how frequently this has happened to me. Even when I have pulled up to a gas pump I have found a dime on occasion. I am sure many of you have stories of unusual coincidences you have witnessed first hand. TWO UNUSUAL CARS FOR SALE NEAR OUR LOCATION - If either car perks your interest email me [email protected] as I have more details and photos. Both are at the same place mabe 20 minutes from me. One car is a red Suzuki Vitara 2002 vintage nice shape red 169,000 miles very solid. Cute little car seldom seen anymore priced at $4,000. Runs and drives. The other car has great potential. It is a 1967 Cougar woman owned. Super straight body red exterior needs interior work. Car has been sitting for a number of years. It does need some floor pan work on one side. Car does run. What makes it rare is its a manual 3 speed car! Seller is seeking $3500. FOR SALE 300 MILE ORIGINAL 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - This example has been properly preserved all these years. Runs and drives. Been stored on a 4 post lift as part of a huge car collection in Illinois. This car shared space with Lamboghins and Ferraris so it was in good company! My seller will consider partial trades of one or more vehicles of interest towards the price tag. The window sticker has never been removed from the car. Originally sold in Texas. The price tag $199,900 takes it home. The tires have been upgraded to the correct new reproduction tires. The original tires have been replaced with the new reproductions. The car has been properly preserved and runs. The window sticker has never been removed. For more info and photos email me direct [email protected] SUPER BOWL BY THE NUMBERS - Ad space for the game total 7 million dollars. One company is charging $1500 to park in their lot that day. Like many of you I am not a fan of commercials however the ones that rely heavily on humor I like. GM has 2 that involve a cat that are quite funny. Mercedes Benz has one where the wife is driving and her clothes were ruined by a careless husband and he is forced to sit in the back seat. Hopefully humor is the popular setting for the commercial spots during the super bowl. MORE PARTS FOR SALE - PHOTO 1 - The top left shows a good used driveshaft loop and a catalytic converter bracket for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals. The top right photo shows a good used mass air duct hose for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, a brand new Grand National logo grille emblem, a good used crank fan for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal and a speed sensor gizmo that attaches behind the dash to the speedometer cable bracket area, The bottom left photo shows the bracket to the inner fender that holds the relays and sensors. The safety hood latch. Also a reproduction exact of the bracket that secures the power steering reservoir to this bracket. In each case all 3 parts have been powder coated glossy black - show quality! The bottom right photo shows for the Grand National or a T model the 4 gray plastic covers for the outer side of both bucket seats. All these parts can be found under the Rare Parts section. PHOTO 2 - The photo to the left shows the reproduction power steering reservoir bracket we made several years ago and our reproduction 3.8 sfi hood emblems. These are 100% correct with the blac edge. The metal power steering reservoir bracket is exactly like the original that it appeared GM never really painted. These are powder coated satin or semi black. Both the bracket and the 3.8 sfi hood emblems are Made in the USA. See the Rare Parts section. I got mabe 10 left of those power steering reservoir brackets. They attach to the inner drivers fender. The photo to the right shows a pair of our reproduction 3.8 SFI hood emblems and both GM door locks NOS GM with both the stainless and the black cap for the door lock so it will work for either a Grand National or a car with a black out package or chrome package. See the Rare Parts section for price. PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows a set of brand new black floor mats and a brand new set of the correct looking 3.8 SFI hood emblems. The top right photo shows a used drivers side 1986-1987 exhaust manifold. The bottom left photo shows a NOS rite black side marker and a pair of our corect 3.8 SFI hood emblem. The bottom right photo shows a Hot Wheels Grand National, a used 1986-1987 Turbo Regal EGR cap, and our 3.8 SFI reproduction correct hood emblems. PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows 2 used gauge clusters for column shift Regals not turbo models as these lack the tach and boost format. The top right photo shows a stock am/fm radio with cassette player. The bottom left photo shows a glossy black powder coated safety hood latch and NOS GM spare tire washer. The bottom right photo shows a factory mass air elbow and NOS GM spare tire washer. BARRETT JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION - I was told that a Turbo Trans Am with a mere 1,500 miles sold for $82,000. This is strong money for a Turbo Trans Am assuming it was a T-Top. The rarer model of course would be the hardtop. I am just not a fan of the ride the F body car has. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TURBO REGALS - In last week's issue we mentioned that Josh from Hemmings is looking for any information regarding Turbo Regals being purchased back when they were new by various government agencies, police departments, FBI and others. I heard from Gary out of Nashville who attended a Cars & Coffee event last May. At this event he met two gentlemen that initially worked at the Pontiac plant and then got transferred to Spring Hill Tennessee to build Saturns. One of these gentlemen mentioned that the FBI sent a car carrier to pick up a load of Turbo Regals. None of them had ECMs were not installed in any of them. I was told years ago that FBI cars or ones that the Federal Government bought were titled through Hertz or Avis rental places so they could not be traced back to the government. I regret I never pursued any of this information back when these cars were new to verify any of this information. I do recall a number of Grand Nationals were confiscated during drug busts. They also said at the plant they had a steel plate on the floor they would do burnouts on the steel plate. Sometimes when they took a break they would put the car on a lift and sleep in a Regal or a Cutlass as the seats were so comfortable. OUR RARE PARTS LISTING AND SHIPPING CHARGES - Concerning our Rare Parts. We have reduced slightly the dollar amount in order to qualify for free shipping. The total of your order on the listed Rare Parts is now $75. If your order of the rare listed parts falls short of $75 you must add $15 to cover shipping. This is due to UPS raising their fees beginning last month. You hit $75 and we cover shipping. Below $75 you have to tack on $15 additional. CANADIAN CUSTOMERS - Due to the many issues concerning shipping to Canada and the problems that arise when we back order something which costs us more money and also you the customer due to customs we have a new system effective immediately. You must call our office with your order. We will determine what is in stock and put aside for your order. You would only pay for what we have in stock at that point in time. You in turn have to arrange the shipping either with USPS, UPS, or with Fed EX from our Chicago location. Larger items would still be shipped from our PA location. This is effective immediately. WIDE VARIETY OF USED TRIM, BODY, BUMPERS, MOLDINGS - PICK UP ONLY We acquired several plastic bins packed with used 1984-1987 Turbo Regal interior plastic trim parts. Almost every imaginable plastic interior part including ECM covers, T-Top moldings, seat trim, a-pillar moldings in various colors, including door panel armrests, and pull straps. I also have a wide variety of used black outside trim molding around the windshield and back glass and some used exterior Limited stainless moldings etc. We also have some exterior parts, core support, Turbo Regal hood, powder coated transmission mount, driveshaft, complete tilt steering column, 4 of the 1984-1985 Grand National wheels to name some of the bigger items we have. We will not ship. You must come to our location to buy them. We may ship the wheels. SHOW CAR EVENTS FOR 2022 - The dates have recently been announced for the 41st annual GS Nationals. The dates are May 11th thru the 14th 2022. Beech Bend Raceway, in Bowling Green, KY. Facebook BuickGS Nationals. Instagram BuickGSNationals TIPS AND IDEAS YOU HAVE TRIED - If you have an idea or tip or a product idea, send it to my email [email protected] 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. STEERING WHEEL CORES. Currently we need good 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering cores. They must be straight and not have rusted spokes. We will issue a Letter of Credit of $100 for each acceptable core. You must email me [email protected] a photo first to make sure the steering wheel is acceptable. POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS. Currently, we are accepting powermaster brake units. We give a $150 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core. Or, we will pay $125 cash for each powermaster core. To avoid having your core not accepted, you MUST first email me a photo of the core you plan to send in - [email protected] - We will NOT accept any cores that have severe rust issues or have been disassembled. Core must have the brake switch and brake bowl reservoir. Too many of the cores we have been getting are in such terrible shape they are worthless to us. TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock turbo. They must be complete. We will issue you a $175 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core. We need cores now. Or we will pay $150 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. 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 CLASSIFIED ADS - We accept Classified Ads in our weekly Inner Circle emails. Over the years several customers have asked about placing an ad in our weekly Inner Circle. Here are the options and the costs. Ads can be from any individual or company. It needs to be automotive related, meaning it does not need to be specifically Turbo Regal related. It can be for something for sale or something wanted. Maximum number of words is 125 words, which is about 7 to 9 lines of copy. No photos. You can list a website. We recommend you state your name, phone number or email, a price, and your location in your ad. The cost for an ad for 2 consecutive weeks is $25. The cost for 4 consecutive weeks is $40. You save $10 with the 4-week plan. No changes can be made to your existing running ad. You can only run one ad at any given time. We will have a code system at the end of your ad, so we will know what week number your ad is to run 2 or 4 weeks. It can be an ad for something for sale or an ad for something you are looking for. We have never missed a single week since we started the Inner Circle email format in 2009. It’s something I enjoy doing and I just always seem to have enough material to write about. Our weekly Inner Circle now reaches over 3,500 members every Wednesday direct to their inbox. The Inner Circle also appears every Wednesday on our website with the related photos. Your ad would be visible to both groups of readers. So, the exposure to your ad is well over 3,500 potential buyers. Ads submitted by the previous Sunday would appear the following Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads and payment (paypal) must be submitted by email to - [email protected] 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. 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 BUICK TURBO REGAL HEAVY DUTY ENGINE MOTOR MOUNTS (2) - Part #7981 can be found on our website. These are currently in stock. These poly mounts are designed to benefit the everyday driver as well as the full time racer. BUICK T-TYPE FENDER COVER - This fender gripper fender cover is GM licensed. Part #7980 can be found on our website. It is currently in stock. BUICK MOTORSPORTS FENDER COVER - This fender gripper fender cover is GM licensed. Part #7979 can be found on our website. It is currently in stock. 1981-1987 BUICK TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION LICENSE PLATE LIGHT HOUSING AND LENS - See Part #7977 on our website for photos and more detailed information on this restoration part. It is in stock for immediate delivery. ELECTRIC 2 ½ STAINLESS DUMP PIPE WITH HARNESS - See Part #7975 on our website for photos and more detailed information on this stainless electric dump pipe. 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL HYPERTECH PROM - If you have a fairly stock 1986-1987 Turbo Regal here is one easy and simple way to improve performance and torque. Hypertech is one of the very first companies to make a Prom for the Turbo Regals. The introductory price good for the month of January is $174.95. The part number is #7973. See our website for pictures and more details. BAD TO THE BONE LEATHER KEY CHAIN - Using the same quote and font style we now have a leather key chain. The price is $14.95 and the part number is #7974. See our website for pictures. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL GM BRAND NEW BLACK WIPER BLADES.- These are available once again. These are brand new GM in the wrapper. See part number #7800 on our website for photos and details. 1986-1987 BUICK TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK HANDLE, REPRODUCTION TURBO REGAL TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK HANDLE & REPRODUCTION BUICK TURBO REGAL OIL CAP Part # 7970, 7971, and 7972 for pictures and order details. All 3 of them are currently in stock. “BAD TO THE BONE” EMBROIDERED BEANIE BLACK KNIT HAT - This black Beanie knit hat has the quote "Bad To The Bone" embroidered on it in the same design as our decal, part #7968. Each black hat is embroidered in red, gray and black. The embroidery work is some of the best I have ever seen. It almost looks like it was printed on the material. A prime example of poor embroidery work can be found on the Power Six logo on the Grand National bucket seat headrest. The embroidery on this hat is much sharper. An excellent winter hat. Also makes a great gift. 7967 - “BAD TO THE BONE” Embroidered Beanie Black Knit Hat - $21.95 CLICK HERE - For the link to this hat on our website. “BAD TO THE BONE” DECAL This “BAD TO THE BONE”decal is similar to the one we sold years ago. The script wording is red and black with a black shadow. The line between the words in the gray area is black. The design is die cut with a self-adhesive backing. Each decal measures about 5-1/2" x 1-3/4”. It is designed to fit in the area on the back window, just under the third brake light on the outside of the glass. It can also be used in other areas, on a tool box, or a car show display board. 7968 - “BAD TO THE BONE” Decal - $4 CLICK HERE - For the link to this decal 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 - [email protected] 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] ABOUT OUR EMAILS - Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me directly - [email protected] - and 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 - Remember, the weekly Inner Circle always goes out at 3 pm eastern time so subscribers all have the same equal chance on the Rare Parts. All our parts generally are priced to sell and priced below what others offer. Also our used items are exactly as described. Emails are acknowledged in the order we receive them regardless of when I respond as I am not always by a computer and I only use a flip phone. It's best to email as soon as possible with your request(s) as many of our items sell within the first hour! Do NOT call the office on the listed Rare Parts as you could lose out by someone beating you with an email. Remember if the total of what you purchase on the Rare Parts falls short of $75 we will charge $15 extra for shipping.

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