Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 02-15-2023 - JUST IN CASPERS NEWLY DESIGNED KNOCK GAUGES - We have the standard one also one with the Kirban Performance logo on the dial. The plain one is #8053 and the one with Kirban Performance on the dial is #8054. The price is $191.95 for #8053 and $199.95 for #8054 with Kirban Performance on the dial. Both knock gauges come with directions and are currently in stock. They are designed to fit the standard 2 1/16 inch gauge opening or gauge pod. The three-color LED display gives you “real time” visual indication of the severity of detonation. It is a simple 3-wire hook up. It does require the use of the factory ESC module to operate. It may not be up on our website as of yet. You would have to call the office to order. 2018 THOR VEGAS MOTORHOME ONLY 16,000 ACTUAL MILES FOR SALE - John the seller bought new as a leftover in 2019 it has only gone 16,000 miles. The RV is just 25 feet long. List price when new was $118,900. Owner paid in 2019 as a left over $90,000. Motor home is pristine. Very cool design. It rides on a Ford F-450 chassis powered by the Ford Triton V10 engine. Frankly I have never seen one of these models before. The RV has had exceptional care by the original owner. Recently replaced at a cost of 3 grand all the tires due to dry rot. Asking price only $68,000 grand. Priced to sell. This RV is very well built. Has an extra large shower and Class 5 Hitch. Swing outside panel. Never smoked in. Local to me. Email me for more details and photos [email protected] PHOTO 1 - Shows 4 views of this Kirban Quality 2018 Thor Vegas Motorhome. It has a cool front end on it. This is really a nice motorhome for the money. The size is the perfect size to maneuver over the larger ones. There is a bit of wiggle room in the price. LOCAL TO ME A 2006 IMPALA SS FOR SALE - This is a really nice car. Car is white with tan leather interior all stock. Not smoked in a super straight body and mint interior which shows virtually no wear. Actual miles is 136,800. The transmission was rebuilt last year. Car runs out very strong. Body virtually has no visible dents, wheels are very nice as well. The seller is motivated to sell it and is a long time friend of mine.. Asking price is $5795. I have more photos simply email me [email protected] Here is a car at that price you could drive and enjoy and if you keep it nice it will still be worth a few bucks in years to come. PHOTO 2 - We show 4 different views of this really nice 2006 Impala SS. Car shows it has had great care since new plus the transmission was just rebuilt in the last year.. A weakness GM cars seem to have. REMEMBER ANY VEHICLES I LIST ARE EITHER UNUSUAL OR VERY NICE EXAMPLES - Also keep in mind we are hooked up with a transport broker for both open and closed trailers to any of the 48 states. Same broker we have been using for the last several years. His email is [email protected] Or his phone number is 919-808-8483. Use my name when contacting him for any transportation you need done. STILL AVAILABLE 1955 MG TF & MY PERSONAL 1996 FORD RANGER XLT TRUCK - For more details and photos on either the above simply email me [email protected] RARE PARTS OFFERING FOR THIS WEEK - PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows a brand new pair of front fillers, the good ones. They were painted glossy black show quality. (Owner sold his car before he installed them). The top right photo shows another set of 3 redone by my son AC vents and a Racing Champing Grand National. The bottom left photo shows 5 new GM wire holders, diagnostic cover and NOS GM rear trunk lid bumpers. The bottom right photo shows 5 NOS GM wire dividers, nood pad buttons, 3 under hood rubber bumpers, wastegate foam filter, water pump cap, shroud screws, connectors and connector ends. PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows a Racing Champion Grand National and a complete kit to secure the factory spare and jack in the trunk. The top right photo shows a pair of seat belts. The bottom left photo shows a glossy black powder coated stock air box with elbow and powder coated inlet bell. The bottom right photo shows a pair of the plastic surrounds for the base of the buck seat. . GRAND NEWS UPDATE - I now have almost an entire collection of the monthly printed versions of Grand News dating back to 1988. It appears I started in the late Fall of 1987 and did the monthly written version until around 2004-2005 before switching to the mid week email format 51 weeks every year. I take the week off between Christmas and New Years. It’s always been free in the email format and members number now around 3,700. I've been reviewing the old printed monthly copies. I had forgotten so much that I would write about. I had forgotten that both Trey Crease and Fred Vetter contributed articles. A lot of history. I used to sell brand new complete GM powermaster brake units for $499.95. Brand new brake switches for $35 each! Not to mention the low mileage Turbo Regals for under $12 grand! It's all there in print! Or how about the 150 real GNX books in the original boxes and sold them for $43.95 each. We all have regrets on cars we have over the years we sold to obtain the next car we desired. The only difference is the length of time we kept the car before the next one caught our attention! I am seeing if it's possible and within reason to scan the articles of interest from these printed issues and put in one booklet and offer it to my customers and friends. It’s one thing to get parts made but I feel books provide a lasting legacy. TOP TEN REASONS TO USE DYNOTECH PERFORMANCE - Back in 1987 we started to deal with Fred Vetter owner of Dynotech Performance out of New Jersey. He was one of the top shops at working on these new fangled Turbo Regals. Our new 1987 Grand National was the test bed for many of the new upstart products that were coming to market including the M & A Casting aluminum heads. In one of our printed Grand News issues I discovered this funny Top Ten Reason To Use Dynotech Performance. If you were fortunate enough to know and had Fred work on your car you will find this quite funny. It's been years since I talked to Fred who now resides in sunny Florida. We had a lot of good memories with Fred and Donna, his wife back in the “early days”. Below is the “Top Ten Reasons to Use Dynotech Performance”. 10 - Their shop has the cleanest floors in town. 9 - You have a 50/50 shot that your car will be quicker once the work is done. 8 - Their shop is on a dead end street. That means it's much easier to find again when you have to bring the car back, if they don’t do it right the first time. 7- Even if the car isn’t faster when they are done, at least it's washed. 6- Fred is old enough to remember most cars from when they were new. 5- You don’t have to bring your own service manual…they have their own. 4- You can always be confident the repair bill will be over $100. 3- They are happy to fix any problems the other four mechanics couldn't find. They suggest you start with Dynotech first next time. 2 - They can easily turn your car into a “parts” car if they fail to find the problem you are having. 1 - They are happy to make up two bills, one real one…and one for less than half so you can show your wife. 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 TURBO REGALS I 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] 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Actual miles about 49,000 miles. Current owner has had it for two years. Second owner always garaged the southern car when new. Original paint. Has the desirable GNX dash cluster and a set of real not reproduction GNX wheels that I know cost him 6 grand as I got him the deal for them. He has receipts for over ten grand of practical upgrades he has made in the 2 years of ownership. He has moved into collecting old trucks and that is the reason he is selling this 1987 Grand National hardtop. Car is in the New York area. Asking price is $54,900. I have lots of photos of this extremely well cared for 1987 Grand National hardtop. For more info and photos 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 directly [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. He was originally asking $44,900. NEW LOWER PRICE $30,000!!!! This car is a tremendous bargain. For more info email me [email protected] 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. For more .info email me [email protected] 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. For more info email me [email protected] 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. For more info email [email protected] 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! For more info email me [email protected] 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. For more info [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. 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.
Feb 15, 2023