5-06-09 Inner Circle

5-06-09 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members -5-06-2009


It's hard to believe that Pontiac has now joined Oldsmobile in the graveyard of cars built in the past. The Pontiac "Indian Chief" is probably shedding a tear on what was a long and great history. It may be awhile before anyone resumes making performance cars that are fun to drive. Let's hope every car in the future does not have a nightly "plug-in" ritual!


Finally, I was able to get some good news on the unique intercooler hoses that were on the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals when they were new. Through one of their distributors, we are able to order these hoses from the same company that supplied GM when the cars were new!

Our stock is expected in 8 weeks time. Watch for updates. You will want to have a set of these hoses on hand, since only one company in the country makes them.


We now have the new black headlight bezels in stock, no waiting. We have been informed that the company making the grilles and headlight bezels also makes the grilles for the Lexus for Toyota. That explains why the quality is excellent.

The headlight bezels and grilles are injected molded using a UV protective plastic to prevent warpage.

It makes little sense to mess with repainting your original headlight bezels or being stuck with originals, which have warped over the years.


Chris Caldwell
Deltona, FL 32725


The GM black passenger's side marker light is no longer available from GM, GM Part #0919874.

This is the side marker light that was used on all the 1984-1986 T-Types and 1987 Turbo-Ts with black-out package, WE4, Grand Nationals and GNX. This is the right hand side only (passenger's side) marker light that attaches to the headlight bezel.

We have a few left. Remember, these are brand new, still in the GM wrapper. Price is $69.95 and shipping.

We also have the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - GM Air Flow Duct (from turbo to MAF sensor)
in stock for $61.95.


If you are a long-time customer, you may recall the "Touch and Go" Ignition Cut-off System. We sold hundreds of them from around 1992 until 1999. Matter of fact, at one of our Reunion events back in 1992, our son Darrell installed about 30 units in cars at the show.

This system has all the great features.

First, only one wire in your car gets cut, then it is run in a series to the unit.

Second, no switch gets triggered.

Third, it sets automatically 30 seconds after you shut your car off. Nothing to remember.

Lastly, no siren. (It does have valet mode)

So, even on an all-original car, nothing is visible under the hood to distract from that original car appearance. With no switch to trigger it, makes it difficult for a thief to figure out how to defeat the system.

This new unit will be based on the original design, only now everything internally will be digital. We have a local source that is going to be making them for us. The projected price should be around $74.95 each.

This new "Touch and GO" system will work virtually on any car or truck that does not have an airbag. It is best suited for a vehicle that contains no other aftermarket electronic alarm system. The new Touch and GO system will come with easy-to-follow directions specifically for the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals.

Watch for updates. After all, if your car gets stolen, we lose a customer!


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

SOUTHERN BUICK SHOOTOUT 2009 - Reynolds, Georgia - November 6 & 7, 2009

We received information from Clint Atkins and Cal and Holly Hartline about The Southern Buick Shootout 2009 event at the Silver Dollar Raceway is scheduled for November 6th and 7th, 2009. This event will be open to any and all BUICK, OLDS, PONTIAC cars. The event will include a points race for the TSO and TSM categories, as well as other potential Buick categories. The plan is to have heads-up / index pacing available for those racers that cannot run in TSM/TSO categories. They also plan to have Gamblers Racing for both Sportsman type cars (no delay boxes allowed) and Top Eliminator (delay Box). The will be Test-N-Tune all day both days. If you have questions, email – [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


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.