11-24-2021 Inner Circle

11-24-2021 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 11-24-2021 -


We are closed Thursday (tomorrow) and Friday. Any emails, phone messages will not be answered until the following Monday.


A special inner circle will go out to you tomorrow morning.


Here is how we are doing our Black Friday Specials. All the parts on our website we will give 10% off that price. The minimum sale is $100 to acquire the 10% discount. You can place multiple orders as there is no limit as long as they are placed before midnight this Sunday the 28th of November Eastern time 2021.

Because of the limitations of our website you will be charged the stated regular price. A refund of the 10% against the parts price (not the shipping ) will be re-applied to your credit card when your order is processed. The 10% discount does not apply to any of the listed Rare Parts in the Inner Circle. The 10% Black Friday specials only apply to our website parts. Remember you can place multiple orders as long as it is $100 or more and it's done before midnight this Sunday Night November 28th eastern time.

We will also be sending you a special email Thanksgiving Morning as well. Again 10% discount of your total website purchase or purchases (minimum $100) between now and 12 midnight eastern time Sunday November 28th 2021. This is our way of saving Thanz. It’s been a tough year for everyone. My Dad’s saying “Your Health is your Wealth” really carries a lot of meaning these last 2 years.


For new Inner Circle Members the M&M contest has been a long time standard contest we do several times a year during special Holidays. It reminds me of my youth when my Mom during special occasions would do a M&M contest for us 5 kids. I am the oldest and provided the most problems for my parents growing up! A tradition that I have done for many years for our Inner Circle Members to honor my Mom. Maybe something you want to do if you have any little ones. This year the container probably looks familiar to you as it is a brand new 1986-1987 Regal windshield washer bottle filled with M&Ms. I don’t know why I never thought of this idea earlier!


This contest is open to all subscribers with these exceptions: Previous contest winners and any person that works or owns a Turbo Regal company are not eligible.

Under no circumstances will any submitted answers be accepted before 3 pm eastern time today. This is so everyone has an equal chance.

The earliest entry with the closest guess of the M&Ms shown in the windshield washer bottle under the actual total, or exact dead on correct guess will be declared the winner. You get one guess and it must be emailed directly to me [email protected] No exceptions.

The winner will be announced next week and receive the windshield washer bottle filled with M&Ms and all the prizes shown in Photo 1 below.

PHOTO 1 - The top left photo shows the actual windshield reservoir bottle that you are making your guess on. The top right shows the two bags of M&Ms in a turbo inlet bell with the award you will also receive as the winner for this contest. The bottom left photo shows the 350 page copy of the Kirban Side of The Road book the winner also receives. Rounding out the prizes can be seen in the bottom right photo all 4 mini booklets and a diecast Grand National based on the Fast and Furious movies. Over $150 worth of prizes. Good luck players!


Again only subscribers can see the Rare Parts and prices. If you are not a subscriber simply email me direct [email protected] to join. It's free. We now have sent over 700 weekly Inner Circle emails. Rare parts have numbered over 4,000! We also have over 3,600 subscribers. To my knowledge we are the only supplier/vendor that does a mid week Inner Circle email 50 weeks a year!

Next week we start sorting out this 12 foot trailer and pickup truck of parts we just acquired from a source in the midwest. A few items from this trailer appear in this week's Inner Circle. He is a long time Turbo Regal collector and has a huge stash.. Just one of many loads to come to us over the winter depending on weather conditions and if my friend can make the trip.

PHOTO 2 - The top left photos all 4 black NOS GM wheel well moldings in the original GM wrapper. The top right photo shows a NOS in the original box never used Caspers CCC1 Ignition Stimulator. The bottom left photo shows an analog metal speedo face plate and gas gauge and tachometer/boost plate. The bottom right photo shows a pair of glossy black powder coated 1984-1987 hood hinges.

PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows a glossy black powder coated upper radiator support, catalytic converter bracket and safety hood latch. The top right photo shows both halves of the factory 1986-1987 air box glossy black powder coating. The bottom left photo shows a brand new Art Carr transmission cooler kit. The bottom right photo shows a mint pair of quarter glass with the chrome edge. No busted studs and good rubber seals.


We now carry the TA Performance aluminum finned transmission pan. It holds two more quarts over the stock transmission pan plus has a drain plug on the bottom. A really nice upgrade!

PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows this real nice aluminum finned transmission pan that we now offer Part #7963. The top right photo shows this customer's truck who was here the other week from New York. Rust is a major killer on trucks in New York! The rockers were also long gone as well!

The bottom left and bottom right photo is a cool product for the trailer hitch I had never seen before. Called the HiTow it clamps on the receiver and the hitch keeping both tight and no rattles. A slick idea and cheap. On Amazon I paid $13 for one to have. If you do a lot of trailering I highly recommend this. I remember back in the days I did a lot of trailering I was wearing the receiver hole oblong on my trucks! I wish I had known about this cool product then if it was available. I went through two 2500 HD GMC pickup trucks and 2 open Econo trailers when I trailered over 300 Turbo Regals.


I guess I am mostly old school, I have 3 manual shift cars I drive, a flip phone, and I love sitting down in the late afternoon with a cup of coffee and a car magazine to read. It's even tough to find newspapers in some areas of the country. I remember as a teenager buying Car Craft and Hot Rod every month. Never realizing years later I would deal with Hurst and Isky Cams who used to run full page ads. A letter I wrote to the editor of Hot Rod magazine back around 1978 actually appeared in one issue of Hot Rod. I was making a point that the 1964 GTO was mostly responsible as being the Premiere Muscle car from that era. Some Ford owner credited Ford with creating the Muscle Car market. Hard to argue today that indeed the GTO was the leader. The early GTOs notably the tri-power ram air 4-speed examples started the revival of the muscle car. Later I discovered Hemmings Motor News which is where I posted my first classified ads to sell the GTOs and Mopars I was buying in the late 1970s.

Hemmings Motor News printed mostly on cheap paper has remained a steadfast must have magazine. It appears to not be affected by the internet. It still runs over 350 pages each month! Two other publications from Hemmings are Hemmings Muscle Machines and Hemmings Classic Cars. Both top notch magazines and well written. I subscribe to all three from Hemmings and also Hot Rod magazine. Years ago Hemmings Muscle Cars sent a writer out to our old Sugarbottom Road address and we sat out back and he did an article on me about the growing popularity of the Turbo Regal notably the Grand National. Might say back then it was the “tip of the Iceberg” compared to the values today these cars bring. Back then 20 grand would get you a really nice original low mileage example from me.

These magazines need your support. Granted, the internet is a great source for information, but there's something to be said about sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading a good article in a car magazine. In Vietnam I was the editor for the 17th Aviation Group. I did it all by taking photos for the newspaper and writing the articles. It was a small way to keep the spirits up in the troops connected to the 17th Aviation Group. Not realizing at age 18 I would later do a GTO newsletter and then a Turbo Regal Newsletter which led to the weekly Inner Circle that you now are reading. You can probably tell English was not my strong suit in school!


I read in a recent newspaper in Florida a homeowner has been threatened with a hefty fine up to $1,000. The crime? Hanging Christmas lights too early! Seems a few neighbors who obviously lack the Christmas spirit griped about his decorations. He only put them up November 6th! It wasn’t like he put them up in the middle of summer! Reminds me of a joke my Dad would tell audiences when he would speak.

The people in East Germany took a truck load of trash and garbage and dumped it on the West Germany side of the wall. The people of West Germany could have easily done the same thing but instead took fresh vegetables and meats and stacked them neatly on the East German side of the wall. With a note that read “Each gives what they have!”

Note: Years ago Germany was divided by a wall for you young readers that may not remember that bit of history.


These are original GM hood pads with the wording on them. These are the 8 hole ones. They are shipped in the original GM box.These are


As of this writing we still have copies of all 4 mini booklets we did packed with a lot of originalBuick Turbo Regal Information. Due to printing costs we have no plans to reprint any of these for at least a year. See Rare Parts section as the best deal is to buy all 4.


As of right now we have a good supply of these on hand for immediate delivery. If you have a powermaster brake system eventually this bowl will need to be replaced. You can order through our website.


These are in stock now for immediate delivery. A great winter project to remove and install the new mast. Note be sure to save your original mast as the new AC Delco masts do not come with the screw up tip at the top. You need to switch over your tip from your busted mast to this new AC Delco mast. No idea why AC Delco sold them minus the 5 cent tip! Again these are original GM AC Delco masts that we bought that are being modified. Part number #7433 the price is $99.95. Order from the website or call our office. With a steel cable these should last a long time. Supplies are limited.


These wheels are now on our website you can also call and order as we have them in stock. These wheels are aluminum so they are lighter and not subject to rust issues. Simply call our office to order if you do not see these on our website. Shipping in the US can generally run between $65 and $95 per set of 4 wheels depending on your location. Shipping will mostly come from our Illinois location.

If you order a full set of the 4 wheels, with caps, lug nuts, and valve stem as a bonus you will also receive a copy of our Guide to Buying a 1986-1987 Turbo Regal at $29.95 value. Signed personally by me! The book bonus ends November 30th 2021. Your order must be placed prior to November 30th 2021 to receive my Guide to Buying a 1986-1987 Turbo Regal at $29.95 value.

Here is the pricing. The part number is #7956 for a full set of 4 Reproduction 1986-1987 Grand National wheels, with 4 center caps, 20 lug nuts and 4 valve stems is $995 plus shipping.

The part number for a single complete reproduction 1986-1987 Grand National wheel with center cap lug nuts and valve stem is #7957. The price is $249 plus shipping.

If you already have a set and are seeking an extra center cap the price for a single center cap the part number is #7958 and the price is $48.95 plus shipping.


Car is located near Chicago. It is a hardtop with a mere 26,000 miles on it. Two owners. Car was taken down to bare metal and repainted 8 years ago. Car was always kept in the garage. Paint does have some flaws. Paint is cracking on the header panel. Overall nice exterior with all new weathersripping and seals. Concert sound II car with factory radio. No cracks in the dash or console. No tears or fading in the seats.

Under the hood is a built factory block with stock crank, rods, forged pistons and a comp camshaft. Everything is well documented. Engine was built by Gary Oswald of Street Performance, a well known performance shop from years ago. Car has only gone about 1,000 miles since the work was done. Maintains factory heat and AC. The entire car is rust free. Rides on reproduction GNX style wheels with new tires. Perfect turn key, enjoyable show and street car. Asking price is $38,500. Clean title and carfax. Partial trades considered. Email me [email protected] and I can provide more info and photos.


We badly need the original not cracked 1986-1987 Turbo Regal AC Delco mass air flow sensors. Each core is worth a $40 letter of credit. Remember every core we get no matter what part it is we sometimes get ones that can’t be rebuilt. It's unfortunate, but true. It happens frequently with turbo cores especially. Also we need powermaster brake units and original 1986-1987 Turbos. We need cores to get rebuilt to help others maintain their cars. If the situation gets much worse it will force us to raise the price of cores as some customers are not returning them to get their core deposit back.


This 1993 GMC Typhoon is white with a black leather interior. Paint is original. Currently it has just 73,000 miles on it. It has the ATR upgraded Intercooler, a $2,000 upgrade. (AC currently unhooked because of the ATR intercooler). The Typhoon is located in the midwest. The price is $18,900. For more info, email me direct [email protected]


We now have all the braces in stock, no waiting. We also got in the upgraded injectors part #1544. We just got in valve springs #6746. We also have the stock trunk carpet #6509 in stock. Also Pypes Dual Exhaust, and Jeep modified brand new lower steering shafts.


We will only post any new additions to avoid confusion. Refer to previous Inner Circle emails to see the entire list.


If you have an idea or tip or a product idea, send it to my email [email protected]


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.


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.


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


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.

MASS AIR FLOW SENSORS must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal sensors. They can not be cracked or broken. Each acceptable unit is worth a letter of credit of $40 each. We need cores now!

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 –


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 3,500 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 3,400 potential buyers.

Ads submitted properly by the previous Sunday would appear next Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads must be submitted by email to - [email protected]

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


FOR SALE:: A large collection of rare Buick diecast and other Buick memorabilia. Most of the diecast is from the 1990s and includes rare GS cars and Turbo cars. Including the GS Nationals special editions. These are all brand new in the original boxes, never been removed or displayed. Also 1986 and 1987 Buick Marketing Manuals with the Grand National and T-Types as well as other years. Some rare Buick posters from my personal collection. This is an online auction via Mecum. Go to Mecum.com and look for the “Mecum OnTime'' tab, scroll down to the Alan Oldfield collection. Auctions end December 3. More information: [email protected] On a personal note I know Alan personally for many years. I have no doubt whatever he is selling here is exactly as described.


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 afternoon. 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.

Remember the Buick Rare Parts section is only viewed by those that subscribe.


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]


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.



We carry a GM licensed “GNX & GRAND NATIONAL” T-shirt for the many Turbo Regal enthusiasts out there.

It is a black GM Licensed T-shirt with a distinctive artwork design of a GNX and GRAND NATIONAL and the Grand National and Tri-Shield logos on the back in full color. The Grand National logo is silkscreened on the upper left area on the front.

Shirts are Gilden brand high-quality 100% cotton with the GM Licensed tag attached.

We stock the 3 most popular sizes - LARGE, X-LARGE, and XX-LARGE.

The T-shirt makes 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 3 options for these T-shirts.

7965-L - GM Licensed “GNX & GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size LARGE - $24.95

7965-XL - GM Licensed “GNX & GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $24.95

7965-XXL - GM Licensed “GNX & GRAND NATIONAL” BLACK T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $26.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to this T-shirt on our website.

1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

This new aluminum finned transmission pan has a drain plug for easy access when changing the transmission fluid.

This pan holds 2 quarts more over the stock factory transmission pan.

It comes complete with mounting hardware, new AC Delco gasket, and transmission filter.

An excellent upgrade for your transmission.

7963 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - 200-4R Aluminum Finned Transmission Pan - $299.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to this trans pan on the website.

1983-1987 Buick Turbo Regal & 1978-1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass-

We offer this new upgraded floor shifter with or without a NOS GM grey shifter handle.

NOTE - You will need to transfer your original parts to the new handle.

This new upgraded floor shifter has several improvements over the factory original shifter. The original shifter had a steel chrome-plated handle. This was prone to rust. Also the grove at the top where the handle locks in is subject to breaking, which causes the handle to not stay in the correct position.

The new handle is stainless steel so it will not rust and it is stronger than the original steel handle. Where the shifter cable attaches to the factory pin can wear over a period of time. This pin on the new shifter is stainless and welded into place to eliminate those issues.

Buick never painted the base plate or the driveshaft. Most are now rusted. The new plate is painted. The spring for the J hook can also rust and lose tension over time. The new spring has upgraded tension for cleaner, firmer shifts. The original J rod bends over time and will not always return into alignment of the detent bracket. This was solved by increased hardened steel. The detent bracket is also subject to wear issues. The new detent bracket is made in stainless steel to avoid those issues.

All these improvements make for a nice upgrade that you will quickly notice each time you shift from Park to Drive.

Another excellent replacement for any interior restoration.

7959 - 1983-1987 Buick Turbo Regal & 1978-1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass - Reproduction Upgraded Floor Shifter - $269.95

7960 - 1983-1987 Buick Turbo Regal & 1978-1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass - Reproduction Upgraded Floor Shifter & Handle - $299.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to the shifter on our website.

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

Over time, an original under hood (insulator liner) pad can deteriorate or rodents may have eaten holes in the material.

We now offer the NOS GM 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal 8-hole under hood insulator liner pad.

This will be shipped in the original GM box and include 8 new push pins.

NOTE - Price includes the oversized box shipping and handling by UPS Ground shipping to the 48 U.S. contiguous states.

These have the wording “BUICK - TURBOCHARGED” with the Turbo-Six logo.

Another excellent replacement for any engine compartment restoration.

#7926 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - GM 8-Hole Molded Under Hood Insulator Liner Pad - $499.95

CLICK HERE - For the link to this Hood Pad.

1986-1987 Buick GRAND NATIONAL -

Because of many requests, we now offer reproduction Grand National wheels.

This high-quality reproduction of the popular chrome steel 15" by 7" Grand National wheel has been well received since it was first introduced a few years ago. Due to the high costs involved in getting original steel wheels re-chromed, it has made this reproduction Grand National wheel in aluminum extremely popular among Grand National owners. In order to re-chrome the original steel Grand National wheels, it requires the wheels to be cut apart so the center is separated from the outer rim.

These reproduction wheels have the same back spacing as the original wheels, 3.75". The entire wheel is fully powder coated. This was done for corrosion protection. The front of the wheel is done in the correct black powder coating. This will not flake off. The center caps with these wheels have the correct looking “Turbo 6” logo in the matching original colors. To make the caps stay in place on the wheel a snap ring is used on the back side of the cap.
The opening for the center cap is 3". You can install a T-Type center cap or a GNX-style center cap if you desire to achieve a different look. The inside lip that appears on the front of the steel wheels, which usually collected dirt and eventually rust, was eliminated. Water would generally get trapped in that area of the wheel.

Aluminum wheels have several advantages over the steel chrome wheels. The major advantage is the weight savings. Also, no more issues with rust. The typical steel Grand National wheel with center cap weighs 28.36 lbs. This reproduction aluminum 15" by 7" Grand National wheel with center cap only weighs 17.76 lbs. When you multiple by 4, you can see the tremendous weight savings over the steel chrome Grand National wheels.

All wheels are tested and speed rated. Each set comes complete with center caps, lug nuts, and valve stems.

Wheels are dropped shipped from Illinois and a set of 4 wheels generally costs about $65-$100 for shipping to any of the 48 contiguous states. Call for shipping for other states or Canada - 215-766-1611.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #6820 KYB Front and Rear Gas Shocks (4) Set, #7487 Reproduction P215/65-R15 Goodyear Eagle GT TIRES (4) SET.

NOTE - If you are interested in tires, call our office - 215-766-1611 - to get special pricing on BF Goodrich tires in the correct size. We can also have the tires mounted on the wheels.

7956 - 1986-1987 Buick Grand National -
REPRODUCTION GRAND NATIONAL 15" x 7" Wheels (4) SET - $995.00 / set
NOTE - Set includes 4 Wheels, 20 correct Lug Nuts, 4 chrome-plated Valve Stems, and 4 “Turbo 6” Center Caps.

BONUS GIFT - If you purchase the full set of 4 Grand National wheels, we will also include “Kirban's Guide to Buying a Used 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal” book, part #7945, valued at $29.95. Each copy is autographed by Dennis Kirban. In order to get this FREE gift, we must receive your order by November 30, 2021.

7957 - 1986-1987 Buick Grand National -
REPRODUCTION GRAND NATIONAL 15" x 7" Wheel, 1 “Turbo 6” Center Cap, 5 correct Lug Nuts, and 1 Chrome-plated Valve Stem - $249.00

7958 - 1986-1987 Buick Grand National -
REPRODUCTION GRAND NATIONAL “Turbo 6” Center Cap (1) - $48.95

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

1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

This is an attractive 30 lb. boost and vacuum combination gauge has a 2" diameter face, which fits any of the A-pillar holders, single or twin gauge holders we offer.

It is made by Garrett, the same company that makes the turbo found on the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. It’s the perfect combination boost and vacuum gauge for your Turbo Regal.

The quality is excellent and features a silver bezel face, red needle, silver boost numbers, and red vacuum numbers.

The kit will allow the factory gauge and this gauge to function at the same time.

Gauge comes light, tubing, and directions to install in any 1984-1987 Turbo Regal.

Another excellent replacement for any interior restoration.

6627 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Garrett Combination 30 lb Boost and Vacuum Gauge - $99.95

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

1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) -

For the serious racer who wants every available advantage. These are made from the same bumper molds we used to sell over 35 years ago. My son did the prep work using the original bumpers on my 1987 Grand National.

These are for the serious racer and not designed for street use since they offer very little protection in case of an accident.

Both bumpers are done in black gelcoat and can be sanded and painted. The factory marker lights and bezels will fit the openings in the front bumper. Both molds were fully prepped and eliminated the rubber cushion completely. Both bumpers have a smooth front since the rubber cushion was completely eliminated. Both bumpers have fiberglass brackets on the back side that are slotted for adjustments to attach just like the original bumpers.

The fiberglass front bumper weighs just 8 pounds. The stock steel bumper with the reinforcement brace can weigh as much as 45 pounds depending on whether the reinforcement brace is steel or aluminum. You save 37 pounds.

The fiberglass rear bumper weighs less than 10 pounds. The stock steel rear bumper weighs as much as 45 pounds depending on whether it has a steel or aluminum reinforcement brace. You can shed as much as 35 pounds with this fiberglass rear bumper.

We have a special price if you buy both fiberglass bumpers at the same time.

NOTE - Our bumpers are for OFF ROAD USE ONLY! They are NOT made to withstand any collision! NOT LEGAL FOR STREET USE!

NOTE - We recommend these bumpers be installed by a qualified autobody shop. Bumper should be sanded and painted. Easy to install.

Another excellent replacement for any exterior restoration.

*NOTE - Price includes the shipping and handling UPS Ground Shipping to 48 U.S. continental states

1507 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - Reproduction Fiberglass FRONT Bumper - $349.95 includes Free Shipping

1532 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - Reproduction Fiberglass REAR Bumper - $349.95 includes Free Shipping

7949 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - BOTH Reproduction Fiberglass FRONT & REAR Bumpers - $649.95 includes Free Shipping

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

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

If you are replacing the radiator with an upgraded Cold Case radiator, you may want to replace the radiator cap with this unique cap.

This is an attractive radiator cap specifically designed for the Cold Case radiator. Wording is engraved and polished to a high luster finish.

This billet cap has the “COLD-CASE” logo and the words “WARNING: DO NOT OPEN WHEN HOT” embossed on the push-on cap.

An excellent replacement for any engine restoration.

7948 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - COLD CASE Billet Radiator Cap - $26.95

CLICK HERE - for the link to this cap on our website.


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]


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.


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.


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]


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.


Our Rare Parts are owned by my other company Kirban Enterprises. We only accept payment by PayPal. You must email me directly [email protected] and refer to the part number you are requesting. Parts are accurately described. Don’t hesitate as some items sell very quickly.

P-4134 - See Photo 2 in a previous issue. Fast & Furious 3-pak featuring Dom’s Buick Grand National, Brian’s Toyota Supra and Brian’s Nissan GT-R. Cars measure 5 inches long (1:24 scale). Brand new in the original box. Great detail. Collector items. One can only imagine what the original cars are worth today! I only have 2 left! The price is $60 each including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4136 - See Photo 1 in a previous issue. This can be put on credit card thru Kirban Performance as eventually we may make these available through our website. I had a local muffler shop duplicate these factory tailpipes off the original set shown above. The person who made them for me actually owns a 1986 Grand National. While he did not have a pattern to go by these as the pictures show are fairly accurate. He kept a set to make others. The critical part is the angle cut of the tailpipe exit point. You would have to cut off from your original tail pipes the hanger bracket or make some sort of hanger. The price for this copy of the original is $149.95 plus shipping. Estimated shipping cost is $22. These are aluminized. Remember neither company currently making the reproduction exact dual exhaust system will sell any of the parts individually. The tail pipes being the one part that tends to rust out. Remember on this part to call the office 215-766-1611 to order and charge your credit card.

P-4192 - I just got in 3 more sets of these 5 bushing GNX ladder bushing kits. These fit the original GNX ladder bar and the reproduction GNX ladder bar. This 5-piece bushing kit is very difficult to find. The kit requires three different part numbers from two different companies! The price is $95 a kit including shipping to the basic 48 states. I have 3 sets available. Extremely difficult to get.

P-4220 - For any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, one used plastic black EGR cap, 4 original black 3 inch intercooler clamps, one mint correct original rear view mirror. All for just $39.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4221 - For any 1984-1987 Turbo Regal, one mint lighted rear view mirror, one used mint set of inner and outer radio knobs and a mint set of the 3 push buttons arrow, and stop-eject, plus one pair of rear speaker brackets. All for just $52.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4229 - I have just 1 set left of the 4 headlight rings that I had done in glossy black powder coated. The crowning touch for any Grand National or Turbo T-Type with the black out option as Buick never offered them in glossy black. This completes the black look. Hard to find these rings and nobody makes them in black. The price is $74.95 for each set of 4 including shipping to the basic 48 states. One set only. Add $30 more if you also want P-4265 pair of booklets!

P-4255 - For any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal a real nice stainless mass air pipe with hose connectors and clamps. Bargain priced $42.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. Or add $30 if you want P-4265. Total price would be $72.95.

P-4265 - See Photo 4 in a previous issue. Both booklets are spiral bound 5 ½ by 8 ½ booklets. The first booklet is entitled 1984-1987 Buick Regal Price Directory and GM Production Options runs 70 pages. It covers every 1984-1987 Buick Regal model, each option for each year with the price of each option, the code for each option and cost of the basic Regal. The second portion of this handy spiral bound booklet covers 90% of the SPI trunk ID codes and also for each year 1984-1987 breaks down the entire 17 digit VIN number. In other words this booklet can document your car and how it was equipped!

The second 5 ½ by 8 ½ spiral bound booklet runs 40 pages entitled GNX Project From Proposal to Production and includes a copy of virtually every letter between Buick and ASC back to July 1986 on the history of the GNX project. Also Molly letters, also Molly letters about the free jacket and GNX book, performance specs, test results between the various test vehicles. (Buick had 3 GNX test vehicles). Also the warranty information. I also include a copy of the actual ad of the first GNX I sold for $13,500. This was back in the spring of 2001. (Car sold in one week!)

Because shipping costs are virtually the same cost to buy for either booklet or both booklets, it makes the most sense to buy both booklets. We also include 2 small Bad To The Bone decals. See below information.

P-4265 - Buy both 5 ½ by 8 ½ booklets as described above plus 2 mini Bad To The Bone Decals. The price for both booklets and the 2 mini decals is $49.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. LESS THAN 10 COPIES LEFT.

P-4266 - Buy just the 5 ½ and by 8 ½ spiral booklet entitled 1984-1987 Buick Regal Price Directory and GM Options booklet runs 70 pages and 2 mini Bad To The Bone Decals. The price is $39.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

NOTE - I figure anyone that buys the GNX Project to Proposal booklet will also want the 1984-1987 Buick Regal Price Directory and GM Production Options booklet. That is why the GNX Proposal booklet is not listed by itself.

P-4270 - See Photo 2 in a previous issue. For any 1984-1987 Turbo Regal. I had 8 left of these. The factory hood safety latch attaches to the front of the hood. Black glossy powder coated show quality. The price is $59.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. This is a firm price due to the cost of getting them powder coated. Or just add $30 if you also want P-4265 for the two booklets.

P-4277 - My source at GM just found me a few remaining NOS original 1986-1987 Turbo Regal radiator overflow bottle caps. The font style (type style) on the reproductions is not correct! If you purchase both spiral bound booklets (P-4265) at $49.95 value and just $20 more for this NOS factory GM water radiator overflow bottle cap. Total $69.95. Price includes shipping to the basic 48 states. Limited supply!

P-4278 - See Photo 2 in a previous issue. Super rare for any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal one of the last GM original radiator overflow bottle caps NOS, 2 NOS GM foam wastegate solenoid filters, one glossy black powder coated safety hood latch and both booklets P-4265. All 5 items for $119.95. I can probably make up four kits.

P-4279 - Similar to P-4278 NOS GM original radiator overflow cap, two NOS wastegate foam filters, and both P-4265 booklets. All for just $72.95.

Remember the reproduction radiator overflow cap the font is not a match to the original font style which ones we sell are original. Also the foam filters for the wastegate solenoid are no longer available from GM!

P-4283 - See Photo 2 in an earlier issue. For any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal a complete factory used original electric fan with uncut harness includes bracket nothing busted or cracked. The price is $125 including shipping to the basic 48 states. NEW LOWER PRICE $100.

P-4286 - See Photo 4 in a previous issue. I have this original Buick Grand National poster that I had framed many years ago. It's been sitting in our basement. Frame has a glass front. So you must pick up only as I will not risk shipping it. The framed Buick Grand National poster measures 3 ft across by 2 ft deep. The price is $100 in case you convince your spouse this would look good on the living room wall instead of photos of the inlaws. Pick up only. NEW LOWER PRICE $50 OWNS IT.

P-4289 - Kirban Side of the Road book. Over 360 pages of great Christmas gifts for that car collector all short Kirban stories with photos. Personally autographed if requested. The price is just $49.95 shipped to the basic 48 states. Or add $30 if you want a P-4265 booklet set with them.

P-4290 - See Photo 2 in last week’s issue. The two new reprinted booklets. The 1987 3.8 SFI Turbo Engine Description Manual which runs over 50 pages. Also the 1985-1987 BuickTurbo Regal Powermaster Brake System Trouble Shooter Booklet. This reprinted booklet runs 55 pages and is what Buick wrote about trouble shooting the problematic brake system! Both booklets for just $49.95. See Part number P-4297 if you want a set of all 4 reprinted booklets.

P-4293 - See Photo 3 in a previous issue. The 1984 Buick full color brochure includes a picture of the 1984 T-Type Regal. Price is just $24.95 or add $30 for P-4265 set of the two booklets. Prices include shipping to the basic 48 states. The 1984 brochures are hard to find.

P-4294 - I have one blue steering wheel horn ring reproduction. Normally we only do grey but this one we did in blue. The price is $65 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4295 - I have one pressure tested good used GM style brake bowl. Real nice in appearance. Plus 2 used brake switches with no warranty and one used original reservoir cap. All for $69.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4297 - All four reprinted spiral bound 5 ½ by 8 ½ booklets P-4265 and P-4290. Lots of good useful factory info between the 4 booklets. All 4 including shipping to the basic 48 states. $79.95.

P-4298 - For the 1986 Turbo Regal with the optionals factory power seat option. I have 2 mint control switches. The 1986 Turbo Regals had a 7 pin plug which they have. None of the control buttons or the center trigger is broken! Hard to find. Even the outer housing is not cracked. The price is $49.95 each including shipping to the basic 48 states. I have 2 to sell.

P-4300 - Similar to above only this is for the 1986 Turbo Regal power seat includes a perfect switch and the plug-in harness that is under the seat. No wires cut to the plastic multi connector. The price for this is $79.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4302 - For any 1984-1987 Turbo Regal with a chrome front bumper I have a good used pair of front bumper guards with perfect rubber cushions attached. Real nice used matched pair. Studs etc all intact. The price is $89.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. Good driver quality.

P-4303 - For any 1984-1987 Turbo Regal with a chrome rear bumper I have a good used pair of rear bumper guards with perfect rubber cushions attached. Real nice used match pair. Studs etc all intact. The price is $89.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. Good driver quality.

P-4304 - Purchase P-4302 and P-4303 for just $169.95 includes free shipping to the basic 48 states. (You save approximately $10.00).

P-4305 - I have a super mint used 1987 chrome Regal grille. The 1987 grille was different from the earlier years. This has been stored for many years indoors. The thin chrome ribs are mint and brite and show no corrosion. The price is $179.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states. NEW LOWER PRICE $159.95.


P-4306 - See photo 2 in this issue. Set of all 4 black wheel well moldings still in the factory GM wrappers. Can’t beat GM NOS. Price is $150 for the set including shipping to the basic 48 states. Same price if picked up!

P-4307 - See photo 2 in this issue. A set of glossy black powder coated hood hinges. These are the ones that sit back by the windshield. The price is $89.95 for the pair including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4308 - See photo 2 in this issue. The metal analog gauge speedo plate, with the front plate with the gas gauge and the boost and tachometer. Plates only. Only the gas gauge is complete. The price is just $35 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4309 - See photo 2 in this issue. The Caspers CCC1 Ignition Simulator. Brand new in the original ox with the directions. Best method to put load on the ignition system and be able to detect a weak speak to any of the 6 plugs. We used to sell them years ago. The price is $125 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4310 - See photo 3 in this issue. For the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal glossy black factory air box both top and bottom shell. Price is $79.95 for the set including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4311 - See photo 3 in this issue. For any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal all done in glossy black an original catalytic converter bracket, radiator top plate, and hood safety latch. All three items for just $125 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4312 - See photo 3 in this issue. A brand new in the original box Art Carr trans cooler. With directions appears to be 100% complete. The price is just $89.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4313 - See photo 3 in this issue. A real nice mint set of quarter glass with perfect rubber seals, clean glass, no busted studs. Chrome molding. Original would almost pass for new. The price is $99.95 for the set including shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4314 - Pickup only. A real nice driver quality chrome rear bumper complete with steel reinforcement brace and bumper guards. It needs new rubber cushion. Price is $100 pick up.

PC-4314 - Again pick up only I have a nice Turbo Regal front core support. The price is $100.

PC-4314 - Again pick up only I have one left and one rite front fender. The price is $150 each.

PC-4315 - SUPER SUPER RARE. I have a pair of used original GNX front fenders that have the louver cut outs and tabs around the wheel well opening. Missing the vents and internal guts for the side vents. They both have the cut out inner fender part. Price is $1995.. Pick up only.

PC-4316 - I have 3 original used 1984-1987 Turbo Regal jacks. Same jack I believe for all G body models. (No handles). Decal is intact. These are used. The price is $100 each including shipping to the basic 48 states. I have 3 available.

PC-4317 - I have 3 in the original boxes: The 1:18 scale Peach State Grand National trailers. The outer box shows age, but the inner box is mint. Doubt they ever been out of the box. The price is $100 each including shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4318 - I have 4 of the 1:64 scale Grand National Ertl cars. These were made back in 1999. Comes with a little screwdriver and you have to assemble them. Again brand new never opened but boxes are not perfect. The price is $34.95 each including shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4319 - Similar to above but boxes have been exposed to sunlite so the brite silver chrome parts have turned gold in color. Weird. At least that is my guess as to why they are gold in color. The price is the same $34.95 each or buy both for $64.95. Price includes shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4320 - A 1:18 scale GMP 1986 white T-Type Regal new in the double original box. The outer box does show age. Includes window sticker. Brand new. The price is $100 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4321 - A 1:18 scale GMP 1987 Turbo-T Regal blue! Very rare. Brand new in the original box. Perfect. The price is $125 including shipping to the basic 48 states. Seldom if ever see a blue diecast.

NOTE: For $30 more you can add any of the 2 mini booklets to your order if you buy any of the above diecast cars. Great Christmas gifts.

PC-4322 - The Monogram Special 2-Pack the GNX and ZR1. Factory sealed 1:24 scale that you assemble. This is the plastic model kit. The price is $49.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

PC-4323 - Similar to above only this box is not factory sealed the parts inside are still factory sealed, but the outer box is not. Box is partially crushed but parts are not affected. The price for this Monogram Special 2-Pack kit is $34.95 including shipping to the basic 48 states.

P-4324 - I have 1 in the original box, the 1:18 scale Molly Prototype red Grand Nationals. Signed personally on the trunk lid by Molly. The price is $285. Includes shipping to the basic 48 states. Extremely rare.

P-4325 - Similar to above also signed on the trunk lid by Molly the red prototype Grand National in both of the original boxes issue is rear bumper is broken off and I had to reglue it. The price is $275. Includes shipping to the basic 48 states. It happens frequently in shipping as it was a weakness on these 1:18 scale diecast cars.

P-4326 - I have 5 of these kits. They include a NOS GM original radiator overflow bottle cap. Remember the reproduction type style is NOT the same. Also in this kit 2 NOS wastegate foam filters, 1 used shifter handle clip, 1 wastegate used C clip, and 5 used dash bezel clips that are very hard to find! I can do 5 of these kits. The price per kit as described is $32.95. Price includes UPS. However, buy anything else under rare parts and pay just $25 for this kit. Saves shipping costs that way.

NOTE: - Parts NOS and good used are getting increasingly difficult for me to find and purchase. If you have any and looking to sell please contact us. We are a buyer. We have the customer base and can make the sale easy for you rather than bother with ebay and a multitude of questions from potential buyers.

REMEMBER - You must email me your request [email protected] calling the office or myself will not work as we go by whoever responds first by email for their request. Demand for our parts is usually quite high as we price our parts to sell rather than grow old with them. I work on the theory I will always find more parts since I have been at this so long and have a loyal following.

It is not cheap to get limited items done in powder coating. It pays to buy something that has already been done as then you know it looks nice rather than buy something used and end up spending more money having it blasted and powder coated. Better to spend the more money up front so the part is ready to install.

Remember we will pay cash for certain cores if a letter of credit is not acceptable. Payment instead of credit. Example turbo cores cash payment $150. Powermaster brake pedal cash payment is $40 each. Powermaster payout is $125 cash. These are the only 3 items we will do a cash payout. Items must be sent to:

529 Haycock Run Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930

Include a note with your info and which you want cash payment or letter of credit.

Remember you must email me directly - [email protected] to make sure it is still available. All prices as noted include shipping to the basic 48 states. Other two states and Canada call for pricing. Be sure to include my part number on your request makes it easier for me!


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 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 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.