4-08-09 Inner Circle

4-08-09 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 4-08-2009


With the first weekend now history, the movie Fast & Furious, fourth in the series, did $72.5 million in the U.S. and another $30 million overseas.

Although mostly panned by the critics, the mixture of girls, hot foreign cars for today's youth, classic muscle cars from the 1970s, and using the Grand National from the 1980s had all the ingredients to reach a wide range of the car-crazed consumer market.

Wish we all had an investment in that movie. This will easily pass the one hundred million dollar mark in ticket sales in the U.S. before the end of April.


Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - [email protected] We will answer you. However, if we 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 not remember who requested the item.


This driver's side relay cover will be discontinued when our current inventory is exhausted.

1986-1987 Turbo Regal -
Driver's Side RELAY Powder-coated BLACK COVER

The part GM forgot... This 1986-1987 Turbo Regal driver's side relay cover is cut exactly like the cover GM used on the passenger's side fender that shields the relays from moisture.

Although GM never made one, we have had this custom-made as a matching cover for the driver's side relays... this cover is a "must" for covering these 3 relays. Remember, moisture can cause critical failure of the fan delay relay and eventually kill your battery since the fan delay relay is wired directly to your battery.

Once installed this custom-made cover looks factory. We offer it in powdered-coated black metal for the stock original appearance. Cover is easy to install and comes complete with two mounting screws.

Another nice item to enhance your engine compartment.

NOTE - These covers will NOT fit a GNX.

6684 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Driver's Side Relay Powder-coated BLACK Cover $20

The chrome-plated relay cover, Part #6685, is discontinued.

We are currently having trouble getting from GM #6605 the GM Transmission Shift cable for the console model only. Please call for price and availability.


Some of you may remember the 1935 Buick Business Coupe that I found a few years ago for Mike O'Neil. Mike owns the Buick/Pontiac/GMC Dealership that handles our used car deals.

If you go to our website and look up this Inner Circle 04-08-09, you will see photos of how it looked originally, and how it is now painted and fitted with a rebuilt 1986-1987 Turbo Buick drive train.

The first and second photos show the car as it is being converted into a street rod.

The third and fourth photos show the car when it was purchased by Mike.

The coupe will have air conditioning and power windows. Our son Darrell did the layout for the placement of the engine, rear, suspension and steering for Mike several years ago. Mike's goal is to have it on the road later this year.


We discovered a unique idler arm label on one of the low-mileage Grand Nationals we owned. It was in poor condition since it's been exposed to the weather and elements for over 20 years.

Our reproduction is correct for a 1987 Turbo Regal, but we are not positive this same label appeared on earlier models. We will check other years at future car shows. Once we can confirm it was also used on earlier models, we will let you know.

1987 Turbo Regal -

This label appeared on the idler arm under the car.

The wording is printed twice on the label. It wrapped around the idler arm, then the two ends affixed on the other side.

Check out the web site for photos of the label and its placement photo on the right.

Since it is exposed to the elements over the years, the original label has probably fallen off or has deteriorated and become discolored.

This reproduction label measures 6-1/4" x 3/4". It is printed with black UV ink on a light teal green water resistant vinyl material, then clear coated for maximum exterior durability.

We discovered an original label on a 1987 Grand National. We assume there was a similar label on the earlier Turbo Regals, but we are not able to confirm it was exactly like this one.

We include two labels in each package; one to put on your car now and another to use later in case it deteriorated from the elements.

Another great undercarriage restoration item.

7223 - 1987 Turbo Regal - Reproduction Idler Arm Labels (2) $4


The best way to stay informed with the upcoming show season is to check out the various Turbo Buick forums.


With the economy in a downward spiral, our concentration is more focused on buying dead 1986-1987 Turbo Regals for parts rather than super mint originals. Naturally, with fuel prices we will focus on Turbo Regals within a 500-mile radius of our location and cars under $5,000. If you have such a vehicle, email me - [email protected]


Here is some information about how our Kirban Inner Circle is handled.

At this point, this is how we send out the Inner Circle.

Every Wednesday afternoon we send out an email to those who asked for the Kirban Inner Circle. Because of problems with recipients email preferences, we do not attach photos to that Inner Circle.

Usually within 24-hours we will then post that same Inner Circle on the web site - noted by the date it was originally sent out.

The listing of used parts at the end of the Inner Circle will NOT appear on the web site, since these usually get sold quickly.

Now that our web site is up, we are able to post 1-4 photos on each Inner Circle.

If you would like to see posted photos and past Inner Circles, go to the web site

Your can Click on "KIRBAN INNER CIRCLE" at the top bar or you can also click on the Inner Circles at the bottom.

Just select the one you want to read and click on "READ MORE." At the next page, select the Inner Circle you want to read again and click "READ MORE" again. You can then see the photos and the text.

The main photo shows up in the larger box. To view the other smaller photos to the right of the box, just click on a photo and it exchanges into the larger box.

Keep in mind, any information and pricing on parts from older Inner Circles may not be accurate today.

To unsubscribe from this group, send a blank email to [email protected] or notify our office.


Here is information about listing an ad:


We offer a special CARS FOR SALE section. This gives you an opportunity to reach enthusiasts looking for a Turbo Regal or other specialty car.

Advertising cannot be processed through the web site. You MUST contact our office to process a Car For Sale ad. You can call 215-766-1611 x 0 or email - [email protected]

Cost is $50 for one month (30 days). Cost is $35 to repeat the exact ad for an additional month.

In your Car For Sale ad, you can post up to 500 words and list 1-4 photos. Each ad must include your name, city and state, an email address or the phone number of the person to contact.

Photos must be at 72 dpi, minimum width of 500 pixels.

As a Bonus, we will also mention your car on the Kirban Inner Circle email newsletter once all the information in finalized and your photos are posted.


Kirban Performance Products now accepts Classified ads - WANTED or FOR SALE. You can list Parts for Sale or Parts Wanted ads in our classified section.

Advertising cannot be processed through the web site. You MUST contact our office to process a Classified ad. You can call 215-766-1611 x 0 or email - [email protected]

You can email us your ad, payment information and 1-4 jpgs of the photos you would like to appear in the ad. NO commercial ads can be posted here.

Cost is $10 minimum per month - 30 days (includes 100 words or less
description and 1-4 photos).

In your Classified ad, you can post up to 100 words and list 1-4 photos. Each ad must include your name, city and state, an email address or the phone number of the person to contact.

Photos must be at 72 dpi, minimum width of 500 pixels.


Larry's Auto Parts
8007 Grand Ave
River Grove, IL 60171


If you would like to see any Kirban Performance Products items listed on eBay, here is a link to our store and auctions -

http://stores.ebay.com/Kirban-Performance-Products-Inc_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZ km


If you are buying any of our used parts from the parts listing above, we can adjust the shipping if you buy more than one listed item. Canadian shipping is higher. Since we are now dismantling cars, look for smaller used items to be available at great prices. Some of which would be great to have as spares, especially since these parts cars are getting harder to find.

You have probably noticed, if something fails to sell in a previous week, we sometimes lower the price slightly the following week. After that it usually goes the ebay route.

Be sure to tell any friends to get on our FREE Kirban Inner Circle emails, if they are looking for parts.

We now accept Paypal for any of the used parts listed.