4-15-09 Inner Circle

4-15-09 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 4-15-2009


Over the years we have seen various 1986-1987 Turbo Regal inlet pipes or "up" pipes as they are sometimes called.

For the most part, that bend appears to be mandrel bent, meaning the curved area has no wrinkles.

On the main photo posted on this Inner Circle 4-15-2009 on the web site, we show 3 different 1986-1987 FACTORY GM Turbo Regal inlet pipes. You can plainly see that each of these pipes is slightly different. The pipe on the far right has many more wrinkles in the curved area.

So, although all 3 are factory original, they are all slightly different. Apparently GM used different tooling or manufacturers to have these made. I'm sure it happens with other parts as well. You may question a part as not original, when in reality, it is. Here's proof!


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.


Please note another price increase on GM door seals.

PART # 6902 - 1978-1987 Regal - GM Molded Door Seals (2) - $239.95

Since GM's prices change daily, be sure to store spare parts on some of the items that may go up in price or become discontinued.

Because of manufacturer and distributor supply issues, prices and availability are subject to change without notice.


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.

You can see a photo of this label on the web site with this Inner Circle or you can search Part #7223 to see additional photos of the label and its placement.

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


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.


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


3V Performance
2141 Lynmore Drive
Sherrillsford, NC 28673
[email protected]


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]


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.