11-30-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 11-30-2022 - CHRISTMAS SPECIALS - Here is a rundown on our annual Christmas specials. These discounts would be deducted at time of payment and credited to your credit card if order is placed online. If done by phone, the 10% discount would be immediate. Each case supplies may be limited. The deadline is Friday 12 midnite December 23rd 2022. The Christmas discount is on the following items. Note the big bargain is on the under the hood pads and the Cold Case radiators. Here is the complete list of the Christmas Specials and the normal retail price. You get 10% off the retail prices shown. #7926 The 8-hole hood pad $699.95, #$7457 Cold Case Radiator $449.95, and the #7205 Polished stainless turbo shield $299.95. The following are all Buick Turbo GM Licensed banners. Supplies are limited. You get 10% off the retail price shown. These banners make for an excellent Christmas gift. The part numbers are #8601 thru #8609. The retail price varies on each of them depending on the size. Refer to the website on these banners for more details. The part number for the new Turbo Regal banner is #8038. It is in stock! All orders no matter which of the 3 companies currently offering it you buy from are all shipped from my Pennsylvania location! Shipping is done in 2 days. OUR TURBO BANNER WITH ARTWORK DONE BY DANNY WHITFIELD - I had to get more banners made as my first run of them sold out. You can order from the Kirban Performance website #8038. Go to kirbanperformance.com Again I will be shipping them for Kirban Performance from my Pennsylvania location. So there will be NO delays if you order from any of these three companies. The price including shipping no matter where you buy it is just $44.95. To order from Kirban Enterprises, simply email me [email protected] However, keep in mind I only accept paypal. The artist Danny Whitfield has some impressive credentials having done work in the past for GM-Ford-Chrysler- Corvette Museum, Revelle and Monogram model companies as well. He has done some of the artwork for the models. The quickest way to go to his site is click on the link below https://www.dannywhitfield.com/buick_kirban_members.html Once you do under the word code type in DSK449. Another option is click on the link below to go directly to see the new Turbo Regal banner he did for us. Buick Grand National |1985 | Art Prints by Danny Whitfield You can purchase it directly from him if you want. Again the banner will be signed by me and shipped by me with the bad To The Bone decal included. I took 2 of these new Turbo Regal banners to a local toy store last week that specializes in collector types of old diecast cars etc. The first day he sold both banners! I had sold this store a number of the Turbo Regal diecast cars I had over the summer. ORIGINAL GM DEALER PROMOS STILL IN THE ORIGINAL BOXES - I have a local source that tells me he has probably 900 or more original GM dealer promo cars in the original boxes from the 1960s and later. I assume they are all GM. He wants to sell the entire lot. I have no idea as to their value as I am sure among them would be some basic “losers” as not every GM promo was a winner. Vegas, Citations, Beretta are three GMs that quickly come to mind under the category of losers. Any experts in this area of collectors? I see value in the Corvette-Chevelle-GTO- otherwise I have no idea. Email me [email protected] if you have some ideas. I have sold all but about 6 of the hand crafted Street Rods we showed several weeks ago to local people. They were a real hit being hand done. 1965 MERCURY MARAUDER FOR SALE - Local to my location is this unusual 1965 Mercury Marauder for sale. The 390 engine has been rebuilt. It runs and drives, but will require more work to be road worthy. Has solid floors and a solid frame according to the note on the car. Very straight looking hardtop priced at $5500. Email me [email protected] as I can provide more information and the phone number. PHOTO 1 - We show four photos of this 1965 Mercury Marauder for sale. Very straight looking car that are not very common to find. Needs work to be road worthy. ONE VERY UNUSUAL ORIGINAL BUICK BROCHURE FROM 1987 - This original brochure is printed on glossy stock and in full color. This brochure has all the ordering specifications that dealers could order 8 different outdoor billboard posters for their dealership. What I find interesting about this, is it lists all the models for 1987 except the one that was by far the most popular model which wo/uld be the Regals in the various models such as a Turbo-T or a Grand National. I understand not needing one for GNX since production was limited to 547. But totally neglected was the entire Regal model line up. PHOTO 2 - We show the cover of the outdoor program brochure and 3 of the 1987 Buick models that you could have ordered and had the name of your dealership printed across the bottom. These would be billboard size. BUICK SERVICE BULLETINS CONCERNING THE POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS - As I have stated many times in the past, I have a wealth of original Buick material that I bought up in the late 1980s and early 1990s mainly to have research material for the 350 page book I wrote. Most of which we have put in the handy size booklet formats that several companies are carrying as well as Kirban Performance. It is a series of about 12 different booklets with part numbers of #7989 thru #7992 and #8025 thru #8034. All in that handy size format 5 ½ by 8 ½. I have the original Dealer Service Bulletin one is dated May 87 and the other is dated June 87. The May 87 talks about repair kits have been released to assist in servicing the powermaster brake system. It lists the 3 components, the pump and motor, pressure switch, and of course the one most readers are very familiar with the accumulator bowl. This bulletin is dated May 87 which tells you early on Buick realized they got some real issues with the powermaster brake system! I don’t think they would put out a Service Bulletin if it was just a handful of problems. I clearly remember back in the day when I was buying these cars and getting records with many of them seeing repair orders for the powermaster brake system. In some cases more than one. Right off the bat was the issue with the original brake switch which was a recall and cost the owner nothing. In June of 87 the next Dealer Service Bulletin again addressed the powermaster issues and listed not only repair kits but also complete warranty exchange units. For complete warranty exchange units they show 3 different part numbers to cover the 1987 Turbo Regal, 1986-1987 Turbo Regal and the 1986 Electra and LeSabre Estate wagons. Again obvious that Buick saw a flood of issues early on to have an exchange program on entire units. I guess Pontiac was paying attention to these issues and chose to avoid it when they came out with the Turbo Trans Am in 1989! One reason why Buick may have had different part numbers was probably because part of the station wagons probably had that slanted plastic master cylinder reservoir whereas the Turbo Regal did not have a slanted reservoir. Again this is my educated guess. Again not being an expert and having zero mechanical ability it was several things that contributed to the failure of the powermaster brake unit. I don’t believe anywhere did Buick give any advice as to how often the brake fluid should be changed to avoid dirt getting in the delicate system. The brake accumulator balls I have no idea how long their life span is but they do lose pressure over time. If you're lucky it happens gradually with the brake light flickering on warning you that brake issues are about to get worse. Again I am not an expert. Basically the brake bowl has 3 versions. The original was the smallest of all 3 and was solid black. The nut to remove it was inward where it attaches. The second version of the brake bowl as it is commonly called had yellow wording silk screened around the outer part and the nut was at the back edge of the bowl. The 3rd and current version the bowl is slightly larger in diameter and the nut is inward where it attaches. I had a small part in that fitment of the latest brake bowl years ago. Going by memory I worked with a company as originally when I got one of the first new brake bowls the nut was too short to get between the bowl and the main unit to tighten it. I had to have the open end wrench machined down to slip it between the bowl and the main unit. (I still have that wrench!) Again going by memory of over 12-15 years ago. PHOTO 3 - We show the May 87 Dealer Service Bulletin and the second photo shows the June 87 Dealer Service Bulletin. Before you run those part numbers keep in mind if you are lucky enough to find a powermaster exchange unit new in the box it will be 30 plus years old and in 99% of the time the motor will be locked up solid! In other words a small lawn ornament. MORE ORIGINAL PRODUCT INFORMATION FROM MY COLLECTION - The one product information sheet is dated 3-20-87 and announces that Buick has discontinued the color exterior combination of brown and light brown accent paint option treatment code (62). This was for the remainder of the 1987 model year. The reason stated was deleting this paint combination will reduce overall build complexity and help improve Regal paint quality! Looking at the date 3-20-87 it's a shame Buick waited so long in the model year to try and improve the Regal paint quality. It appears that Buick only had paint issues with the Regal models. The other product information sheet is dated a day earlier 3-19-87. It refers to the Buick Electra and Park Avenue models which I believe were the top two Buick models in 1987. It refers to the code UV8 which was the special pre-wire harness for various new cellular phones that was in its infancy back in 1987. It lists 8 different cellular manufacturers at the time. Of the list of 8 I only recognize one AT&T that is still around today. PHOTO 4 - The left photo shows the Product Information 3-20-87 where they announced they would discontinue the brown and light brown exterior Regal paint combination, The photo to the right refers to the special cellular phone harness UV8 that was an option in the Electra and Park Avenue models and the 8 manufacturers the harness would be compatible with. FALL BLOW OUT - #8020 GN EMBLEM EMBOSSED METAL SIGNS STILL SEVERAL LEFT - Normal retail on this embossed metal sign was $249.95. Now while our initial supply lasts, pay just $179 with free shipping included to the basic 48 states. Go to our website under search put Part #8020 to see the picture and details, but recommend calling the office to order it. Stock is limited as we have around 30 left! Great Christmas gift to keep hidden from your spouse. Quality is excellent. It is GM licensed and Made in the USA. The size is 34 inches by 12 inches.. 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] 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 had it since 2011. I can provide photos and records. Simply email me direct [email protected] Asking $46,900. 1987 GNX - Less than 37,000 actual miles. Seller has the book, jacket, and window sticker. New fillers front and rear. The fender flares have all been repainted. New Borla stainless exhaust exits factory way. Transmission has been rebuilt at a cost of $1800. The GNX turbo is not on the car and it is blown. Turbo would need to be rebuilt. Asking $112,900. SALE PENDING 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Owned since 1989. Actual miles approximately 123,00. Car runs out great. Still operates on the powermaster brake format!. It was repainted about 5 years ago. The car is mostly stock. Located in NJ. Seats need attention, however the seller has a completely new repro seat material that goes with the car for all the seats in black and gray. The asking price is $24,900. NEW LOWER PRICE!. 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. 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 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. Email me [email protected] for details and prices. 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! 1981-1987 REGAL ALL TWO MODELS DOOR SHELLS - Part number is #8035 for the pair of door shells. See website for price and freight shipping. They must ship to a commercial address. We will only ship to the 48 states. 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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