6-17-09 Inner Circle

6-17-09 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 06-17-2009


Our new Touch & Start® Automatic Theft Deterrent Starter Cut-Off System is now available.

This system is designed to work on any 12-volt system in a car or truck that does NOT have airbags or a computer chip in the ignition key. It was designed specifically for older cars and trucks, since it has no siren and only one wire in your car gets cut.

This is ideal for a stock original car, and one that does not have power door locks.

This is basically the same system we used to sell in the early 1990s, except this one is more advanced and draws half the current as the old system.

Remember, no switch to trigger, sets automatically in 25-30 seconds after you shut your car off. Even if you left the key in the car, it would not start!

I just installed this system in my personal 1987 Turbo-T over the weekend. If I can do it, anyone can install it.

We expect to have our actual inventory later this week. System comes with detailed directions, and a special Buick supplement with step-by-step instructions and photos on how to install it on a 1984-1987 Turbo Regal.

Don't delay. This is just one more way to help to keep your car out of the hands of a thief.

Great for any older car or truck as added security and still retaining a factory original appearance.

Here is our complete product description:

ALL Cars and Trucks - 1987 and Older with a 12-volt System -

We first offered a similar system in the early 1990s. It was a popular theft deterrent, but was discontinued from the original company. This new system is identical to the original system, just improved.

NOTE - Do NOT install this cut-off system in any vehicle with airbags or one with a computer chip in the ignition key.

This starter cut-off system is the easiest solution and offers all the benefits you want to protect your car. You only cut one wire in your car's existing wire harness.

It sets automatically 25-30 seconds every time you shut off your car, so you do not have to remember to set it. It has a valet mode. There is no annoying siren. It does not matter if you have power door locks or a factory alarm. There is no kill switch for a thief to try and locate. It simply prevents the car from cranking. Even if you left the key in the ignition, it will not start.

Best of all, it will not be visible under the hood or in the interior on any car or truck. This is especially important if you want to retain the appearance of an original car or enter it in car shows. Nothing is visible. Everything is under the dash with the exception of a very small L.E.D. light, which can be mounted anywhere.

The control module is now smaller (3-1/2" long by 1-3/4" wide by 3/4" thick) than the old module. The unique relay inside the control module is designed for the automotive market and draws very little voltage to operate. The old system drew .010 amps when not in use, and this new system draws only .004 amps, less than half. Each unit assembled in the U.S.A. and is pre-tested prior to packaging.

Every unit comes with detailed illustrated directions. We also include separate directions specifically with installation instructions and photos for 1984-1987 Turbo Regals.

Remember, it will work on any 1987 or older car or truck (prior to when vehicles had airbags and a computer chip in the key.)

Another great theft deterrent for any collectible car or truck.

7230 - All Cars and Trucks - 1987 and Older with a 12-volt System -
Automatic Theft Deterrent Starter Cut-off System $79.95


1986-1987 Turbo Regal -

These three reproduction hoses (2", 2-1/2" and 2-5/8") are made from the same unique woven material and color as original GM intercooler hoses used on the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals.

The company that made them originally has made them for us, since GM discontinued the hoses. As far as we know, this is the only source in the U.S. to ever make this style hose.

Since more of these cars are being restored, this is a must-have part.

NOTE - Do not confuse these original-looking reproduction hoses with our stock-appearing heavy-duty (thicker) hoses upgrade, Part #7228.

Another great engine restoration item.

7233 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal -
Intercooler Reproduction STOCK Hoses (3) Set $36.95 / set

ALL Cars and Trucks -
BATTERY BUTLER® - 12-Volt Automatic Battery Storage Charger

This Battery Butler® is the least expensive method to retain a full battery charge on any 12-volt system in a car or truck in storage.

It's compact, small enough that you could actually leave it under the hood when not in use in most applications.

It is designed for long-term use. You can leave it connected to a 12-volt battery indefinitely. This unit provides a safe, 1/2 amp regulated charge. It prevents the self-discharge of the battery while extending the life of rechargeable 12-volt batteries rated from 5 to 125 amp-hours.

It has a red light indicator that indicates power to the module and a green light indicator that indicates the battery is being charged properly.

Specifications: Unit measures only 1-1/2" square by 1" deep, 12 volt DC, Input voltage 13.5 volts DC (only for use on 12 volt batteries), 1/2 amp.

The Battery Butler® automatic battery storage charger is designed for the maintenance of wet or gel-cell batteries that are stored or used periodically in such vehicles as cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, motor homes, ATVs snowmobiles, farm equipment, etc. - anything that uses a 12-volt system.

Since this can be used on all vehicles, you might want to purchase more than one.

Another great item to use to maintain the battery while your car sits in the garage.

7231 - All Cars and Trucks -
Battery Butler® - 12-Volt Automatic Battery Storage Charger $17.95

7232 - All Cars and Trucks -
TWO - Battery Butler® - 12-Volt Automatic Battery Storage Chargers (2) $31.95 (save $3.95)


1986-1987 Turbo Regal -

These three hoses are made from the same woven material and color as the original GM hoses, only these are thicker.

The two inlet pipe hoses are the same size for a nice snug fit. The smaller hose is for the turbo to intercooler.

This is a nice heavy-duty hoses upgrade for the engine compartment, while still retaining a factory original, stock appearance.

NOTE - Do not confuse this heavy-duty set with the original-looking reproductions, Part #7233. Both versions look stock with the difference being the version described here is slightly thicker.

Another great engine restoration item.

7228 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Intercooler Stock-Appearing Heavy-Duty Hoses (3) Set $39.95 / set

1986-1987 Turbo Regal and 1989 Turbo Trans Am-

This reproduction flexible drain pipe is an exact reproduction of the original. One end will screw into the factory fitting located on the engine block.

This new drain pipe is made in the U.S.A. and is slightly more flexible than the original, which makes it easier to install. Comes complete with a new gasket.

Another great engine restoration item. These are in stock for immediate delivery.

7229 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal and 1989 Turbo Trans Am -
Reproduction Turbo Oil Drain Pipe and Gasket $72.95

1984-1987 Turbo Regal -

We had this cardboard spare tire filler panel made using an original as a guide, so the size and material is exact.

This black panel attaches to the threaded rod that secures the mini spare tire in the trunk. It fills in the gap between the mini spare tire and the spare tire well, so the factory carpet can lay flat. If you don't have it, the carpet falls into the wheel well.

Many times this cardboard filler panel is missing, damaged or destroyed.

First photo shows the actual panel. Second photo shows the carpet pulled up, so you can see how the panel is secured to the spare tire. Third photo shows the panel in place with the carpet laying down flat.

NOTE - This panel is a black cardboard piece, but appears grey in the photos because of lighting.

A nice finishing touch to any trunk interior restoration!

6753 - 1984-1987 Turbo Regal - Spare Tire Filler Black Panel $26


Last week we had to raise the price of the GM Brake Pedal Rubber Pad, Part #6519 substantially because of another GM price increase. We have found the replacement brake pad, Part #7235 and have decided to only carry the replacement, and no longer sell the GM pad. Here is our description:

1978-1987 Regal -

Because of the age of these cars, the brake pad may be worn or damaged.

This is the replacement brake pedal rubber pad for all 1978-1987 Buick Regals.

Another great interior restoration item.

7235 - 1978-1987 Regal - Replacement Brake Pedal Rubber Pad $7.95


The GM Radiator Overflow Bottle is no longer available from GM, so we have discontinued the 2-bottle package, Part #6766. We now offer the windshield washer bottle only, Part #7237. Unfortunately, it's probably only a matter of time before this windshield bottle also becomes a discontinued GM item. If you need one, get it now.

1986-1987 Turbo Regal -

Because of the age of these cars, the original windshield washer bottle has probably turned yellow or is dirty.

Now you can make the engine compartment look new by replacing it with an original GM bottle.

Order while these are still available. If you plan to restore your car at a future date, be sure to buy this now, since it may be discontinued by GM.

Another great engine restoration item.

Part #7237 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - GM Windshield Washer Bottle $24.95


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), Part #6536 in stock for $61.95.


The Torque Straps, Part #6571, are no longer available.


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

ZDDPlus™ is also one of the 2 major sponsors for this year's F.A.S.T. events along with Nationals Parts Depot. This is another nationally recognized event that features stock appearing muscle cars. Here is the link to the F.A.S.T. events web site -

Labor Day Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, SEPTEMBER 5 & 6, 2009
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park - F.A.S.T. Race Series National Events Sponsored by ZDDPlus™ and National Parts Depot

Here are some other events you might want to attend -

SOUTHERN BUICK SHOOTOUT 2009 - Reynolds, Georgia -
Friday & Saturday, NOVEMBER 6th & 7th, 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 know of a GM or Buick Turbo event, let us know and we can post it in our weekly Turbo Regal Inner Circle so our members are aware of the event.


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] - 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 not remember who requested the item.


On the embroidered Grand National travel chairs. I have set up a deal where the company will drop ship them direct to my customers.

You must email me direct [email protected]

If you want to order one of these chairs. the price is $55, including UPS ground shipping to the 48 states. The price of two chairs is $100. Canada, Alaska, Hawaii would be more. We prefer PayPal, but can take a credit card payment too. Remember, prices quoted includes shipping to 48 states. If you need to see a photo first, email me and we can email you a picture.


Enjoy the car show season and local cruises with your pride and joy.

Watch for big announcement next week on our new really clever product. I already have a production set in my car. It really looks great and replaces what is a very primitive system that GM used in our cars. This is really a slick product.