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07-29-2020 Inner Circle

07-29-2020 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 07-29-2020 –

A FEW MORE USED AND NEW 1986 AND 1987 TURBO REGAL PARTS

We have put together a few more Package Deals featuring some hard-to-find items for the 1986 and 1987 Turbo Regals. This past Saturday we ventured out for the first time in months to one of the junkyards and found 2 of the rare third brake lights that were used in the Gbody cars in 1986 and 1987. This first design seems so primitive against the versions that GM and others used in the later years. These are very hard to find in good shape as heat and sun light take their toll on the housing and bulb socket.

PHOTO 1- The top left photo shows a good used powermaster reservoir cap with gasket, a factory powermaster hose line to the pump, a new rubber plug for the water pump nose, and a used brake switch. The top right photo shows a modified original Turbo Regal brake pedal with the proper pin welded in the correct position for vacuum brakes, with a new vacuum block with port, gasket and screws, and 10 vacuum block hoses.

The bottom left photo shows a refinished and painted grey 3rd brake light assembly (minus the base) with an original GM flip down stay down license plate bracket. The bottom right photo shows another refinished and painted grey 3rd brake light assembly (minus the base) with an original real nice under the hood light assembly.


2016 DODGE CHALLENGER HELLCAT - FOR SALE

I was at the local Dodge/Jeep dealership the other day and they had this mint 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for sale. Car only had 4,000 miles on it. ‘It’s basically a brand new car that is 4 years old. Owner traded it in for some sort of Jeep. What caught my eye was the very unusual color combination Plum Crazy Pearlcoat against a tan leather interior. It has a flat black hood. Hemi motor was painted orange which is a nice touch to its history. Unless you saw this color combination in person you would not think they would possibly go together.

Somehow this color combination works. I am sure if you did some research you would probably discover that this color combination in 2016 on the Hellcat model was extremely rare. Most seem to be black on black or burgundy with a black interior.

The price tag is $57,900 plus whatever taxes would be due. Contact Bob Mitchel in sales at Fred Beans Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Cell is 561-302-3580 or mitchell@fredbeans.com I have bought 2 vehicles from this dealership in the last several years. This salesperson knows me.

PHOTO 2 - We show four different views of this mint 4,000 mile Challenger Hellcat. It occupies one of the spaces in the showroom.



MORE OF FRED BOATMAN’S CARTOONS FROM YEARS AGO -

Besides the roughly 30 different cartoons Fred did for our Inner Circle we had him do some special ones.

PHOTO 3 - The cartoon to the left we had Fred as a gift from us for Russ and Nancy who over the years generously donated their time to cook at several of our Open House events and provided a unique desert as one of the raffle items.

The cartoon to the right Fred did that we gave our son and his wife for some special occasion. It shows them and Devyn on their Cigarette boat.


THE OLDEST DRIVE IN MOVIE THEATRE IN THE U.S. -

This past weekend I went to this one junkyard that is about an hour away from us. About halfway there I always pass a sign for the Shankweiler Drive In Movie Theatre. I knew it was one of the oldest ones still in existence in the U.S. Turns out it is the oldest in the U.S. It was the second one ever built also. It opened on Tax Day April 15th back in 1934.

Drive Ins were huge in the 1950s and 1960s. I am not sure what killed most of them but the escalating value of the land some of them were built on was probably one reason for their demise. I know that is what killed several of the old junkyards in my immediate area. I remember one in a nearby town from my youth that a Target now occupies that ground space.

Ironically, in the last several months there has been a resurgence with the remaining drive in movie theatres that are still in operation. They provide the easiest method to show movies and maintain the guidelines of social distancing. Whereas an indoor movie theatre has several challenges to overcome before they are able to open.

PHOTO 4 - Here are two pictures I took of this landmark. I am sure the sound and video has been upgraded many times since its opening day on April 15th 1934. One can only imagine what cars made up that opening day showing.

KIRBAN REQUEST -

We need a customer that is local to us that has a T-Top Turbo Regal. It does not need to be a Grand National and condition is not important. It must have T-Tops. Email me if you live near me and own a T-Top Turbo Regal. My email is denniskirban@yahoo.com



HERE IS A NOVEL IDEA -

The above story got me thinking. Retirement is something that eventually each of us hopes to reach. One step prior to the Nursing Home. You read about all these retirement places in Florida for those that love golf or boating. Entire communities are built for those groups.

You never hear of one that was built specifically for the car or truck collector. Think about it. An entire community built for those of us that are into cars or trucks or bikes. Here are a few ideas. Pick a part of the country that is not extremely hot. Maybe in the Carolians. Make the minimum age requirement 55. Offer one story ranch style houses with 1 to 3 bay garages. Have several drive-in restaurants in the town. A pool hall, bowling alley, and a pinball arcade. Just outside of town is a ¼ mile drag strip. Maybe 2 junkyards with no vehicles newer than 20 years. Area for car shows.

A car museum where residents could rotate cars or trucks they restored to show others that reside in the same community. Imagine the perfect solution to having a good neighbor who shares the same interest! The association fees would cover all the outdoor upkeep such as lawn cutting etc. Time to let others cut the lawn and do the trimming.

I am amazed that nobody has thought of building such a town devoted to the car or truck collector. Clearly that would be a huge demand for such a place. Sure beats walking 18 rounds of golf!



AMAZING WHAT SOME PRICES OWNERS ARE SEEKING AND GETTING -

Recently on the internet I spotted a few things in the automotive world that in my opinion seem to be outrageous. An 8,000 miles original 1988 M3 BMW red with a tan interior sold for a quarter million dollars. An original Porsche dealer display sign that measures about 16 feet long is being advertised for $12,500. On a Craigslist I spotted a 1979 VW transporter Type 2 needing work for $17,000. A few weeks back a 20-year-old Honda Civic SI with 5,600 original miles sold for a cool 50 grand. The word bargain would hardly be a term associated with any of these prices!

Proof positive that original low mileage pristine examples no matter what the year or model can fetch some serious money. It also helps if the vehicle has a muscle heritage.



AUTO EASEL CAR SHOW HOOD LATCH DISPLAY STAND - FITMENT AND UPDATE –

The Auto Easel Car Show Hood Latch Display Stand is on our website, part #7880, #7881, and #7882. Because of the special sale price noted on the website, you must call our office to place your order - 215-766-1611.
CLICK HERE - For the link to our Auto Easel pictures and information on our website.

We also now have a YouTube video showing it installed on a 2012 Camaro SS and on a 1985 Regal. In this 9-minute YouTube video we also show all the parts in the kit as well as the unit complete. It clearly shows how it installed in mere seconds, if you use a power hand tool with the proper bit to secure the single allen head screw on the 2-piece clamp.

We have filmed an informative video for YouTube filmed by our son Darrell showing how to attach the unit to your vehicle.

CLICK HERE - For the link to the video on YouTube.

If the link doesn’t work, put copy and paste this information into your URL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWGPZkGhnE&t=3s

Or you can search "The Kirban Auto Easel - A Car Show Hood Latch Display Stand" on YouTube.

Here is an up-to-date list of cars and trucks we know our new Auto Easel Car Show Hood Latch Display Stands will fit. As we discover more applications, we will list them.

Remember, there is a Special Introductory Price that is in effect until midnight August 31, 2020.

1982-1988 G-Body - All Models
1955-1957 Chevrolet
1979-2004 Ford Mustang and 2010-2014 Ford Mustang
1995-1997 Ford Ranger
1967-1968 Firebird
1982-2002 Chevrolet Camaro / Pontiac Firebird
2010-2018 Chevrolet Camaro
1966-1967 and 1968-1969 Pontiac GTO
2005-2010 Chrysler 300
2005-2010 Dodge Magnum
2011-2020 Dodge Charger
2009-2014 Dodge Challenger
2001-2004 Honda Civic
1996-2004 Mazda Miata

Remember, as long as the hood latch extends above the core support by 1½", this Auto Easel Car Show Hood Latch Display Stand will fit. You don’t have to get it centered on the hood latch since you can adjust your display panel so the display panel is centered in front of the car or truck.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE –

If you order before midnight August 31, 2020, you can save $30 on either display stand. We are also offering special $10 shipping for the 48 contiguous states.

#7880 - THE KIRBAN AUTO EASEL™ -
CAR SHOW DISPLAY HOOD LATCH STAND - with Polished Stainless Handle - $129.95*
*Special Introductory Price - $99.95 plus $10 shipping

#7881 - THE KIRBAN AUTO EASEL™ -
CAR SHOW DISPLAY HOOD LATCH STAND - with New Original HURST Handle - $189.95*
*Special Introductory Price - $159.95 plus $10 shipping

#7882 - THE KIRBAN AUTO EASEL™ -
CAR SHOW DISPLAY HOOD LATCH STAND
NEW ORIGINAL HURST HANDLE & Hardware - $89.95 plus $10 shipping

You must call our office to order at this special price - 215-766-1611 or email - christina@kirbanperformance.com



TIPS AND IDEAS YOU HAVE TRIED -

If there are any tips or ideas you want to share with our readers, email me – denniskirban@yahoo.com



TIP FROM KIRBAN –

With the never ending heat wave throughout most of the country the need for an upgraded dual fan is almost a necessity for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal. We have the perfect solution with the Dodge Intrepid dual fan format complete with the Casper plug-and-play harness. Usually in stock. Part #7607 for $259.95. In about a week we expect to have the installation kit that will make this upgrade simple with no hotels to drill and the end result is the dual fan will sit against the radiator with no space.


2020 - BUICK RELATED CAR SHOW EVENTS –

NOTE - With the ongoing crisis, watch for updates as some events may be cancelled or pushed back to a later date.

If you know of a Turbo Regal related car show, email us the promotional flyer and we will list it FREE! - denniskirban@yahoo.com



EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS -
September 12-13, 2020
Cecil County Dragway, 1916 Theodore Road, Rising Sun, Maryland 21911
For more details, contact John Csordus 914-447-6068 johncsordus@optonline.net or Jim Chaudrue 215-266-1052 phillyturbosix@comcast.net

NOTE - We will be attending this annual event. It may be the only Buick event we go to this year.



BUICK AT BATES 2020
NEW DATE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA
NOTE- Attendees that bring a Turbo regal to this event get the show T-shirt and poster FREE!



IMPORTANT - INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SHIPPING ADDRESS –

If you are returning any cores or products, it is important that you send them to the correct address.

KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD
KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930

We discovered that FedEx will not forward any packages that are sent to the PO Box or to our old address in Plumsteadville. Instead they deliver the packages to the old address and leave them outside. They refuse to forward and say that we should notify the shipper. In most cases, we have no idea when we are getting packages shipped back to us.

If you have any cores that are being sent back to us, be sure to use the correct address, especially if you use FedEx. Otherwise, we may not receive your package or it may be sent back to you.



EBAY SALES –

We have been placing some of our special items on ebay. Be sure to check it out.

CLICK HERE - For the link to the Kirban Enterprises ebay listings.

Here is the URL if the link doesn’t work.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/kirbanenterprises/m.html?item=264511012420&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562



IMPORTANT NOTE ON RARE PARTS FOR SALE –

In order for our Inner Circle members to have an equal opportunity on the Rare Parts, no emails regarding orders on rare parts will be honored prior to 3 pm Wednesday. This way Inner Circle members get the opportunity first to purchase any of the rare items that may be pictured in the main body of the Inner Circle which may go on our website earlier in the day each week. Inner Circle members are the ONLY people that get to see the Rare Parts listing and see the prices.



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.

POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS. Currently, we are accepting powermaster brake units. We give a $150 Letter-of-Credit for each acceptable core. If you include the turbo pedal add $10. You would receive $160 Letter-of-Credit. To avoid having your core not accepted, you MUST first email me a photo of the core you plan to send in - denniskirban@yahoo.com - 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 $150 Letter-of-Credit for each acceptable core. We urgently need these cores!

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
529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD
KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930



CARSMARTS RADIO IS NOW A NATIONAL PODCAST!

CarSmarts Radio (hosted by Turbo-6 enthusiast and “The Kirban Story” producer Steve Saffier) is moving from traditional radio and becoming a full-time Podcast.

Some past shows are already available on iTunes and new content will begin in May. The new platform allows for greater flexibility and affords the host the opportunity to conduct interviews and broadcast from car shows and other events or by phone.

Subscribe to the podcast by downloading iTunes on your phone or computer, and searching CarSmarts Radio. The program will also be on Spotify and other platforms in the future.

For more information or to suggests guests, go to - https://www.carsmartsradio.com



GOOD NEWS - WE ARE ACCEPTING CLASSIFIED ADS -

Good news - We now 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 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 reaches over 3,400 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 3,200 potential buyers.

Ads submitted properly by the previous Sunday would appear that next Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads must be submitted by email to - denniskirban@yahoo.com

Payment by credit card must be done by phone to our office 215-766-1611.



FOR SALE - 1986 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL T-TOP -

This 1986 Grand National with the optional T-Top option only has 30,000 original miles. Options include power windows, tilt column, working power antenna, posi rear, and rear defroster. It has some areas of benign repainted and bumper fillers have been replaced. Factory chip guard is on the bottom of both sides. Car has a few tasteful upgrades including the H4 headlights, rare seat braces, connecting front brace and connecting brace pair, new body bushings. Car has been converted to vacuum brakes (has the rebuilt powermaster that goes with the car) and AC was converted to 134A.

Car is in excellent shape inside and out. New tires and exhaust. Car is located in Pennsylvania. Price is $24,000 Contact Steve Fabina at 814-539-4236 or email for photos stephenfabina@yahoo.com 1 of 2.



FOR SALE – 1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP -

The following information is for Joe Boyle’s 1987 Grand National that he is selling. He has owned this 1987 Grand National since 1988.

Here is a chance to own a very well cared for 1987 Grand National hardtop owned by the same owner since 1988. Joe has been a long time customer of ours and has brought this pride and joy to several of our Open House and reunion events. This is one of the very few Grand Nationals that the SPID label (trunk label) has been personally signed TWICE by Molly at two different Reunion events, including the last one he attended in 2007.

Joe Boyle bought this Grand National in July 1988. This car has been well maintained by Richard Clark of Burlington, NC. Car has been to several Kirban Open House events. It is basically stock and has all the brace kits installed, all new body bushings, and the window rattle kits installed by Pete Hoffman. It has recently been serviced by Richard Clark. Richard put a value of $33,000 on the car.

It has become a daily driver for a while now and Joe is looking to sell it to someone who will enjoy it as much as he has through the years. He has the original Window Sticker. Car has 174,000 miles on it and Joe can provide you with the history of the car. Car runs extremely well and just needs a little TLC. NOTE: NEW LOWER PRICE 24,500 or BEST OFFER.
Contact Joe Boyle at 609-923-0019 or email him at pattijoe527@gmail.com for more info and pictures. He will accept cash only for this transaction. 2 of 4.



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 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 afternoon. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. To subscribe simply email – christina@kirbanperformance.com - to get our free weekly Inner Circle email.

The Buick Rare Parts section is only viewed by those that subscribe. Subscription is free, so complaints on what I write are nonexistent!



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 - christina@kirbanperformance.com



TECH CALLS -

If you need technical information, it’s best to email - christina@kirbanperformance.com - rather than call us. We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours. Please remember I have very little knowledge of the mechanical workings of the engine.



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US –

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
HYDRO-BOOST INSTALLATION KIT

We now offer the Hydro-Boost Installation Kit by itself.

This kit includes the syringe, new gasket to the firewall, power steering filter and the universal hose kit with fittings.

You can purchase your own hydro-boost unit and master cylinder and buy these parts separately as a kit.

We also include our directions which details how to install the kit.

This kit is what you need if you buy a hydro-boost unit and master cylinder elsewhere.

This is a universal kit that you will cut lines as needed and install the fittings as needed.

7888 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Hydro-Boost Installation Kit - $199.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to this Hydro-Boost Installation Kit on our website.



GLOSSY-BLACK SPRAY PAINT –

This spray paint is glossy black and is excellent for exterior or interior applications.

It is made by the same company that color matches the semi-black, grey, dark blue, burgundy paint we sell.

It dries within minutes.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these other spray paints - #7883 Semi-Black Exterior Spray Paint, #7419 Aluminum Grey Last Blast High Temperature Formula Spray Paint and #6822 Interior Spray Paint (grey, dark blue or burgundy).

NOTE - Spray paint can ONLY be shipped by UPS GROUND… because of restrictions, we CANNOT ship paint by AIR.

Another excellent replacement for any restoration.

7887 - GLOSSY-Black Spray Paint - 11-oz can - $19.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to this spray paint on our website.



GM LICENSED “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” T-SHIRTS –

We now carry these GM licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” T-shirts for the many Turbo Regal enthusiasts out there.

#7884 is GM Licensed GRAND NATIONAL BLACK T-shirt with the words “GRAND NATIONAL” silkscreened on the front in white and gray and the Power Six logo is printed in yellow and red on the upper neck area on the center of the back.

#7885 is GM Licensed GRAND NATIONAL GRAY T-shirt with the words “GRAND NATIONAL” silkscreened vertically down the left side on the front in gradient gray and the Power Six logo is printed in yellow and red on the upper neck area on the center of the back.

Shirts are Gilden brand high-quality pre-shrunk 100% cotton.

We stock the 4 most popular sizes - LARGE, X-LARGE, 2XX-LARGE, and 3XXX-LARGE.
T-shirts make a great statement at a car show, and T-shirts also make a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic.

Here are the 8 options for these T-shirts.
7884-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size LARGE - $21.95
7884-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $21.95
7884-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size 2XX-LARGE - $23.95
7884-XXXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size 3XXX-LARGE - $23.95
7885-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” GRAY T-shirt - size LARGE - $21.95
7885-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” GRAY T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $21.95
7885-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” GRAY T-shirt - size 2XX-LARGE - $23.95
7885-XXXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” GRAY T-shirt - size 3XXX-LARGE - $23.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to these T-shirts on our website.



GM Licensed -
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL BASEBALL-STYLE EMBROIDERED BLACK HAT –

Hat is brushed 100% cotton, structured, low-profile, 6-panel, adjustable back velcro closure. This GM licensed black hat has the Grand National Power six logo and wording is embroidered in red, orange and silver gray on the front. Hat is brushed 100% cotton, structured, low-profile, 6-panel with an adjustable back velcro closure.

Another excellent Buick enthusiast gift idea.

7886 - GM Licensed - BUICK GRAND NATIONAL Baseball-style Embroidered Black 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 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



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 - denniskirban@yahoo.com

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 use 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 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ABOUT OUR EMAILS -

Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me directly - denniskirban@yahoo.com - 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 if you have any NOS or good used parts you do not need consider selling to us or trade for parts we have for your project.