12-07-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 12-07-2022 - DECEMBER 7TH 1941 - Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history,,,,the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This event holds a special meaning to my wife's side of the family. Her Mom was born and raised in Hawaii. Her future husband, Nick was stationed at Schofield Barracks that fateful day. He actually witnessed the Japanese low flying planes as they flew over his base on their way to Pearl Harbor that Sunday morning. Two of my mother-in-law’s playmates who lived across the street from where she lived were killed as they were getting ready for Church that Sunday morning by machine gun fire from the Japanese planes. My in-laws have passed down to me a piece of one of the Japanese planes that my father-in-law kept for all those years from that fateful day. Something that I will pass down to our son. My mother-in-law who is 94 still remembers that fateful day. It’s hard to imagine witnessing such a terrible event in one's lifetime. FUNNY GRAND NATIONAL STORY - Last February I was looking through Craigslist and spotted a foreign car for sale that had a mileage of 260,000 miles. From the pictures the car looked really nice. Plus the car was a 5-speed manual shift. I was intrigued as I always like seeking out high mileage cars that have had extremely great care. Car was at a body shop nearby. I think at best it was like 25 degrees the day I went to look at the car. I did not tell the seller when I was coming as I wanted to start the car up when it was dead cold to see how it sounded before it warmed up. Turns out the shop is run by 2 brothers, one of which owns a GN that I have known for 25 plus years or longer. I go look at the car and it is in surprisingly great condition. Damage was to the front bumper and core support which happens to be a bolt in plastic core support. Radiator was already replaced and I knew this would not be much of a challenge for my son to repair as long as I was patient enough to wait for an appointment. Spare never used, window sticker in the glove box, good clutch, no engine noises when cold and dry underneath. Interior was as close to perfect as could be even the driver's seat. I bought the car. I basically restored it with a new steering wheel, tires and redone stock alloy wheels. Car is quite solid with no rust. So last week I had some errands to do and figured I would stop and show them the car now that it is all done. The one brother has owned a 1987 GN for over 25 plus years and drives it to work every day. His wife every day tells him she hates it. For 25 years he has been trying to stop the oil leaks. Never has been able to stop them completely! He repainted the car and did it right, removing the mirrors and quarter glass prior to painting. So we outside as and in a humorous way I start picking apart his car. I first noticed the trunk lock hole had been filled in it. A common thing that was done a lot in the 1960s. I even had a 1956 Crown Victoria Ford that had the lock filled in and had a rope under the ear seat to one the trunk. We open the trunk and he has repainted the inside of the trunk lid and the first thing I notice is the SPID label is gone. He said he saved it years ago but lost it! I said that is gonna be a big issue for your wife when she sells your car some day! He then said you don’t notice anything else unusual about the outside. He did have the seats redone with the reproduction material which looks good but not exact to the original Pallex material. I said yes the wheels were powder coated glossy black. Turns out I was only half right! He had the two wheels on the drivers side done in glossy black powder coating at $85 each and on the passenger side left them factory chrome GN wheels! His reasoning is because he liked the Fast & Furious look and at the same time liked the stock chrome look! I then said I doubt this idea will gain much steam among Grand National owners! I said I have never seen that done before! We had a good laugh. He then showed me in the one drawer of his massive tool box a battered original 1987 Regal owners manual that I had signed for him years ago and one of my 350 page books. I reminded him that the value won’t increase much until I die. He also noted that I had forgotten on page 89-91 of that book the white T-Type in the book was his car that I used for the original emblem placement photos. He also remembers picking up parts at our Sugar Bottom Road address one time when a tractor trailer was there and he got stuck helping me unload the GN wheels I would buy. He said he did get a nice dinner prepared by Eileen that night though. It was good reminiscing with him. So if you live in my area and see a GN with black powder coated wheels chances are the other side will be original chrome ones! Don’t follow him too close as it does leak oil! PHOTO 1 - We show one wheel from the drivers side and one stock wheel from the passenger side. I doubt this format will become fashionable on Grand Nationals! Also a photo showing the lack of the trunk lock. I guess because of the rear spoiler it is not that noticeable. The last photo shows his passenger redone bucket seat. For being driven every day the car is in very good condition. Least he gets to enjoy it every day and at the same time irritates his wife! A win-win situation. CHRISTMAS M&M CONTEST COMING NEXT WEEK - Watch for details. Also a reminder the week between Christmas and New Years is the one week during the year that we do not do a weekly Inner Circle. LOCAL TOY STORE - Last week we mentioned selling our Turbo Regal diecast cars to this local toy store. I think he bought over 25 from me over this past summer. Several members wanted to know where it was. This store specializes in toy collectables. My son just got from there an original Spiderman display that was at one time a display in a BlockBuster store. I just bought from him the other week a 1:18 scale 1967 GTO, one of just 400 made that I had never ever seen before! They have a huge array of diecast cars, slot cars, model kits, old steel toys, hot wheels, almost everything is still in the original boxes! They also buy collections! The owners are Neal and Sue. Their store is located in the huge Q-Mart in Quakertown, Also called Quakertown Mart. A well known place that features over 75 stores under one roof! They are only open Friday thru Sunday. Two other stores I like in this mart are the huge video store with new and used DVDs, and also a magazine store. Two stores that are not common to find anymore. Neal and Gale are there personally only on saturday. They also have my banners for sale. Check it out. Using my name probably gets charged double! If you go through number 20 entrance once thru the doors go to the right in the first aisle. Their store is about 2 stores down on the right. For more info email Neal at [email protected] EARLY CAR CELL PHONES - Car cell phones, at least on GM cars, were in its infancy in the mid 1980s. In doing some recent research of a lot of my original Buick information I came across a 7 page original Buick letter address to all Buick Dealers. It lists every model for the new 1986 Buick models. Basically lists new ordering information and additions that did not make it in the new 1986 Car Order Guides. It has a section for all the Buick models for the 1986 year reason it is 7 pages long. Under the Regal T-Type and Grand Nationals two changes. One is the code YF4 for California emissions. California always seems to have different emission standards! The other newly added code is UV9 and this is for the cellular telephone wiring harness. They also recommend UA1, the heavy duty battery if you get the UV9 cellular phone harness. That YF4 code would also carry over in the 1987 models specifically for the very few original California sold GNXs. So in other words since all the options were the same for the GNX the exception would be the very few (How many I do not know) were originally sold in California. Again I never saw UV9 code on a 1986 or 1987 Regal. The cell phone was like I said, very new. In the early days it was the top of the line models that had a shot of having that feature such as the Park Avenue. Corvettes would be another prime candidate. You learn something new every day. PHOTO 2 - We show page 5 of this 7-page letter and half way down the page is the reference specifically for the Regal Grand National listing the new YF5 code and the UV9 code. I would be curious if any readers have that UV9 code on the SPID label. The second photo shows a very early typical car phone from my personal collection. I got it several years ago out of a car in a junkyard. I can’t remember what car or model. SPEAKING OF ADDITIONAL HARNESSES- With cars today being packed with more and more features/options etc I would be curious to know how many miles of wire are in a typical high end car such as a BMW or MB. It has to be some outrageous number compared to cars of years ago. The latest idea is car companies want to charge a monthly fee for certain options! One of the cars I have now has satellite radio. It is still on the previous owner's subscription bill as I have not had to pay for it yet! Small perk! ORIGINAL PAIR (2) 1986-1987 GRAND NATIONAL WHEELS - See the Rare Parts section for price for the set. See story above about the Grand National that has mixed wheels on it. While I was at their body shop I noticed a few things. One was a 1956 T bird, just the body shell down to bare metal still on the rack untouched since I saw it last February! One of those projects that progress happens very slowly at best! I can’t remember what he said about how many years it's been sitting prior to last year! But I think 5 years is not out of the question. I spotted two Grand National wheels that had 10 years of body shop dust on them. I said to dust them off and I will come back tomorrow with a check. He agreed so I bought them. . The wheels being stored inside a heated building for at least 10 years are in very good condition as well as the backs and the bead area. The chrome is still very bright showing no fading at all. The black needs to be redone. PHOTO 3 - We show 4 views of the 4 wheels. My observation is these are high driver quality. Chrome is still very bright. The black needs to be redone. They seem straight with no wheel weight marks on the outside of the rims. See Rare Parts section for price. PHOTO 4 - The top left photos shows NOS GM 1986-1987 factor oil cap. Also 6 NOS GM pull strap caps. The top right photo shows a good used 1986-1987 Turbo shield and inlet pipe. The bottom left photo shows a factory 1986-1987 air box assembly powder coated glossy black with new reproduction AC decal attached. The bottom right photo shows a new powder coated power steering reservoir bracket, a powder coated safety hood latch, a NOS GM wastegate foam filter, a 100% correct used Made in England radiator cap, and a NOS GM factory overflow bottle cap. (Reproduction of this cap is not exact! Neither is the reproduction Made in England radiator cap. See Rare Parts section for prices. 2005 SAAB 9-3 SEDAN FOR SALE - Dealer I work with just got in a 2005 Saab 9-3 sedan. Remarkable condition inside and out. A one owner had to be garaged. Miles a remarkable 270,000. Runs out 100% no lights on. Latest PA inspection. Wheels are all in nice condition as is the interior. Gray exterior and gray leather interior. $3495. Buys it. Body is super super nice. ANOTHER .UNUSUAL CAR FOR SALE LOCAL TO ME - Small time dealer who I have known personally for 25 plus years. He recently acquired a 1990 Olds Touring Sedan. Olds only made these I believe 3 years 1988-1989-1990 in I think 4 different color combos. Over the years I have bought and sold 2 of them. These were top of the line models probably with every available option. A project Oldsmobile did with ASC if I recall. This fine example has just under 80,000 actual miles and the asking price is $7995. Email me for photos and more details. Dealer did just spent a grand on repairing the brake system. I think the brake system is similar to the powermaster format used in the Turbo Regals. Car is gray with a matching gray leather interior. Extremely nice inside and out. Car shows it has had exceptional care over the years. CHRISTMAS SPECIALS REMINDER - 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. These are some real savings on some of the high demand items we carry. 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 not included in this Christmas Special promotion since it is a new item and I ship from our Pennsylvania location, OUR TURBO BANNER WITH ARTWORK DONE BY DANNY WHITFIELD UPDATE - 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. We now have another distributor carrying our new Turbo Regal banner GBodyParts.com He has them currently in stock. We expect other vendors will soon be offering this new banner as well. Unlike reproduction parts, fitment is never going to be a problem! 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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