03-07-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 03-09-2022 - BREAKING NEWS IN STOCK #7572 FIVE PIECE STEERING COLUMN BEARING KIT - We have not had these for over 5 months. We just got our shipment of them last week. This kit has the metal bearing instead of the rubber seal that Buick used in the steering columns. A 35 year old rubber seal becomes spongy and this is the fix. Part #7572 the price is $39.95. NEW GM LICENSED GRAND NATIONAL EMBLEM SIGN UPDATE - Announced last week we are getting a very good response on this dealer quality 3-dimensional stainless sign. Part #8020. It weighs 9 lbs and measures 12 inches high by 34 inches wide. Special price $179.95 and $30 shipping to the basic 48 states. As of this writing it is still not on our website. You must call the office to order - 215-766-1611. The company that makes them is licensed by all the major US car companies and just made this sign a few months ago. We hope to get them to make others for us as they have the inside track with GM and getting them properly licensed. 1987 TURBO-T HARDTOP BLACK EXTERIOR WITH BLACK OUT PACKAGE UPDATE - New information: What makes this car extremely rare besides having the burgundy interior instead of gray is the split bench seat with the shifter on the column. You could attend every Buick car show for the next 2 years and probably never see another one! Also the seller has sent me over 60 more photos which show details on all the work that Steve's Automotive did including removing the body from the frame! Total costs between Steves bills for the work and parts total over $35,000. Keep in mind the car has only gone about 1,000 miles since all this work was done! The paint is original and respectable however it does not show quality due to its age. This car is a great investment when you weigh all the effort, expense, that went into this one family owned example. There is some wiggle room in the price. Contact me [email protected] for more details and I can provide this detailed file of photos showing the work that was done. The owner's father purchased this rare 1987 Turbo-T brand new in August of 1986. The car has been mechanically restored at great expense in 2018 and only driven about 1,000 miles since then. Steve's Automotive in Virginia did the work on this car. To verify this you can call Steve directly at 570-560-2782. The father since then has passed away and that is the reason the car is now for sale. Fortunately the father did get to drive it a bit before his passing. Car is a hardtop black and blackout package. They only offered the black exterior combo with the blackout package for a few months due to the introduction of the WE4 model. All this can easily be verified in my one book. Reportedly only a few hundred at most were made in that short 3 month period before production ceased due to the introduction of the popular WE4 model. This is quite unusual as it has a 60/40 split bench seat and the interior is burgundy. Most black models would have come with a gray interior. All new body bushings, our front frame braces and rear seat braces are installed. Most of the paint is still original. The paint is not 100% perfect due to age. The car originally was bought in Illinois but has been in Virginia since 1994. All the documents, order sheet and SPID label are intact. Currently I have photos and a copy of the order invoice. Car is located in Roanoke, Virginia. Email me [email protected] if this car interests you. The entire drivetrain and frame etc has been restored. The asking price is $34,900. Receipts from Steve's Automotive total over $26,000. This amount does not include the many parts he purchased from various vendors myself included for this project. Remember the car has only been driven about 1,000 miles since all this work was done in 2017-2018. The car is priced to sell. I have a link available that shows over 200 photos detailing the work that Steve did on this car back in 2017-2018 for the owner. Simply email me [email protected] and I can forward you the link to these photos that show great detail in the work that Steve did. FOR SALE 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP CAR ON HOLD - Due to the seller's dementia I am going to hold back marketing this car for fear the seller may change his mind during the course of the sale. I can’t blame the owner for having second thoughts and his judgment is probably cloudy from his dementia. This concern just came up the day before this inner circle went out. This car is owned by a Navy veteran that was a jet mechanic in the Navy. He has cancer related to Agent Orange in Vietnam and has reached the conclusion that it is time to part with the car he has loved all these years due to his failing health. The owner Henry is 81 years old. I am working with a good friend of his that is a long time customer of ours and he himself owns a GNX. They both would attend car shows together. He has taken the photos for his friend. Car runs and drives great. He took these photos I have about a week ago. The owner built the engine himself about 8 years ago. The transmission has also been completely rebuilt. The original motor is not in the car but goes with the car. The car is well optioned with most of the power options including concert sound, power driver's seat, power antenna (non working), analog dash, power windows, power locks, to name the main options. Car is located in Alabama so it is virtually rust free and has always been garaged. According to the owner, the car is all original paint. The body is really nice having only minor door dings at most. As you can imagine having health issues and realizing it is time to sell a car you have passion for is not easy. The owner lives in a very small town in Alabama and he has no computer or internet. A town I never heard of! His concern is he wants the car to go to a person that will appreciate it like he has all these years. I have priced it accordingly to sell quickly due to his failing health. He also has dementia. The asking price is $34,900 which includes the original engine that he removed about 8 years ago. That original motor is still good. The motor in the car he bought years ago at the GS Nationals and rebuilt it himself. The car is fairly priced. According to the speedometer it shows 85,000 miles. Keep in mind the car has 85,000 on it however the engine he built has far less miles on it since the car has not been used much in the last 7-8 years. The owner says the miles are correct. For more details and photos email me directly [email protected] Keep in mind the buyer gets the original motor which holds a value of around $2500 or more. THIS DEAL IS ON HOLD. PHOTO 1 - We show 4 views of this Alabama 1987 Grand National hardtop. We have more photos available. RARE PARTS FOR SALE - We are currently working on several more deals to acquire more rare parts. Remember all our parts are priced to sell and accurately described as its impossible to photograph all the parts. Most of my parts come from long time collectors that have been customers of ours for a long time. PHOTO 2 -. The top left photo shows a 1986-1987 EGR solenoid with a bracket and set of 3 original hoses. The top right photo shows a pair of good used original marker lights, and a set of our new reproduction sfi hood emblems. The bottom left photo shows a pair of the triggers for the seat belts, NOS washer for the spare tire and a powder coated glossy black safety hood latch. The bottom right photo shows a small We Brake For Corvette decal, a pair of decals that says “High Output V6” and a NOS GM filter for the EGR solenoid. PHOTO 3 - The top right photo shows 3 reproduction GNX center caps. The top right photo shows a good used inlet pipe, a good used battery hold down bracket, a glossy black powder coated safety hood latch and a NOS GM spare tire washer. The bottom left photo shows a used powermaster reservoir brake cap and gasket, both lines to the electric pump, and a used brake switch. The bottom right photo shows a nice original pair of blue sun visors. PHOTO 4 -. The top left photo shows a power trunk release with button, a used battery hold down bracket and a satin black reproduction power steering reservoir bracket. The top right photo shows a used radio bezel, and Caspers ECM connector repair kit. The bottom left photo shows a refurbished pair of original GM aluminum brake drums. The bottom right photo we show a NOS GM pair of 1986-1987 Turbo Regal valve covers. All these parts can be found in the Rare Parts section for sale. 1965 MUSTANG V8 COUPE FOR SALE STILL AVAILABLE - This car is owned by a long time customer who had the 3 Turbo Regals and Syclone I recently sold. This Mustang coupe has had a frame off restoration. Garage kept. In the last two years it has gotten a new brake system, Gas tank, brake lines, 3-row radiator, rebuilt carb, and new battery. Car has only 72,000 actual miles. The price tag is $25,000. Contact me [email protected] for info. Car is located near Nashville, Tennessee. This car seems like a bargain to me being a frame off restoration and being a V8 model with low miles. 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. We have sold 3 of the Grand Nationals in the last 6 weeks! For a total of over $135,000. All 3 sellers will gladly give me a good review. We also work with a broker that can handle transport both open and enclosed. This broker is a customer of ours and owns personally a 9,000 mile Grand National! He just had the last 2 cars I sold transported to their new homes! ONE UNUSUAL CAR FOR SALE NEAR OUR LOCATION - If this car perks your interest email me [email protected] as I have more details and photos. The 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 abandoned at a body shop. 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. Note the Cougar has no title as the woman owner abandoned it years ago at a body shop. So you need to check with the laws in your state on what would be required to obtain a new title. In some states you can get a title issued so you can register it in your state. 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. 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] NEED A CAR TRANSPORTED? - Whether you want an open transport or enclosed transport we highly recommend Sal Hamed he 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] THE FORGOTTEN REGAL MODEL - I am referring to the 1987 Regal with the “T” package option minus the turbo powerplant under the hood. In my factory Buick price directory this option only appears under the code Y56. It does not appear in the earlier 1984 thru 1986 Regal options only the 1987. This was the “T” package that included the FE2 suspension, aluminum wheels black wall tires, sport steering wheel, and fast ratio power steering. The engine would be the carbureted V8 Olds 307. In other words the Turbo Regal looks minus the turbo engine, 3.42 gear set, and the turbo hood. Also these cars would also lack the boost and tach gauges as well. The idea was to offer a model that had eye appeal and a lower insurance rate for customers. Again I see no reference to the Y56 codes in the earlier years nor have I ever seen any cars to verify. I have seen at least 1 of the 1987 versions actually Pete Serio the window rattle guy had one years ago. No idea as to the production figures but it probably was not many. As for exterior colors and interior combinations I would assume you could pick any you wanted split bench seat or bucket seats with console. Very little is known about this model. It would have gotten I think the T emblem on the fenders but of course not the 3.8 sfi emblems! If you have such a car, email me photos. 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 – NEW GM LICENSED GRAND NATIONAL EMBLEM STAINLESS SIGN - Part #8020. Sale price $179.95 and $30 shipping to the basic 48 states. You must call our office to order 215-766-1611 as it is not yet on our website. This sign was just made recently by a company that is licensed by most of the major US car companies. It measures 12 inches high by 334 inches long and weighs 9 lbs. This sign is something that would have hung in a dealer showroom….it is that nice. 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL PYPES 3 INCH DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM.- Part #7982 can be found on our website. It is the same format as our popular 2 ½ Pypes dual exhaust system. It can be found on our website. 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. 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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