08-06-2014 Inner Circle

08-06-2014 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 08-06-2014


PHOTO 1 - Our first photo shows this month’s “Adventures of Tommy Turbo” cartoon. The caption reads, “Remember to lock the T-Tops when traveling at high speeds”.

Speaking of T-Tops, we are very close to having an inexpensive set of T-Top shades produced that will fit into each T-Top. Watch for updates soon on this project we have in the works. Sunlight can be very damaging to the interiors of cars with the T-Tops option, and makes it difficult for your air conditioning to cool you off.


What you may not realize is in the mid-to-late 1980s GM offered an optional under-the-hood light that you could reel out a total of about 16 feet! From what I recall, prior to that in the 1960s and 1970s GM offered something similar to that for the trunk. Although not offered in the Buick Regals, it may be something you want to add to your car. I remember one of our pickup trucks in the late 1980s had this option.

PHOTO 2 - Shows the factory GM reel out under-the-hood light. Originally this was held to the passenger’s side inner fender by three small screws. It sat right behind the battery. A simply two wire hook up with a ground and a positive wire is all you need. I would also recommend an inline fuse. It has an off/on switch on the housing. It’s a neat GM option that you can virtually add to any car or truck.


The 2015 Collector Car Price Guide is now available from Krause Publications. Their website is www.krausebooks.com or oldcarbookstore.com The price is $21.95 plus shipping.

The book is just over 800 pages. Values are based on a #1 to #6 scale, with a #1 example being a 95 point or higher restoration and #6 being basically a parts car. This book covers virtually every car and truck model, U.S. and foreign. Even my favorite the Yugo rates a three-line listing!

Years ago I contributed to this Price Guide and was instrumental in getting a separate category for the 1987 Turbo-T Limited. Fortunately for any Turbo Limited owners this is a separate category in their listing. I tried in vain to also get the WE4 listed as a separate category, but had no luck. My feeling is they made enough WE4s to warrant a separate category and I felt like many owners do… they are worth a few more bucks over a regular 1987 Turbo-T.

For the most part, I agree with the values they put with each Turbo Regal model with the exception being at the low-end values. By that I mean, for a GNX in #6 condition they have it worth only about $3,700. Quite frankly, any GNX basket case would easily bring three times that.

At the top end of the spectrum they show a #1 GNX value at $92,000. Keep in mind, in these price guides there are no breakdowns for mileage or options - it’s based strictly on condition.

A 1987 Turbo-T, such as what we own, tops out at $24,000. In the #2 category a 1987 Turbo-T is at $16,800. This seems realistic to me as I peg our Turbo-T to be a very strong #2 condition example and I believe it would fetch that and possibly a grand or two more because of color, 100% original paint, and lack of options.

Remember, it’s simply a guide. At the very least, it is a hard copy to help prove the value of your car.

On a sad note, thumbing through this price guide and recalling some of the cars that have passed through my hands I spotted several that today are worth $50,000 or more. On certain Mopar models with the Hemi option they note that the value can’t be estimated. The same goes for the BMW 507 models. Those cars, even if a basket case, fetch close to a million dollars. Speaking of BMW, is currently restoring the BMW 507 Elvis used in Germany when he was stationed there.

The 1989-½ Turbo Trans Am comes at $19,000 in #1 condition. Again, this does not reflect any difference between the rare hardtops versus the T-Tops versions. In comparison, a 1987 Monte Carlo SS in #1 condition only tops out at $12,000. It shows the Aero coupe in #1 condition as being worth $16,500. I think that figure is on the high side for the Aero models. For the 1987 Corvette hatchback #1 condition they show it at $28,000 and the convertible at $32,000. Again, I don’t see these as being realistic numbers for a 1987 Corvette. I can see that for a 1996 model with the LT4 option but not for a 1987 Corvette. They even list the 1984 Corvette in #1 condition being valued at $27,000. In my opinion, the values they show for the mid -1980s Corvettes is vastly inflated. A C5 Z06 would be a better deal if you had $27,000 to spend, and also it would be more comfortable to drivel.

The 2015 Collector Car Price Guide is the only book of its kind that I am aware of that will give you a basic idea on virtually any collectible car or truck and its value.

PHOTO 3 - The photo on the left shows the actual 2015 Collector Car Price Guide. The photo on the right shows the Vehicle Condition Scale 2-page spread.


Massive brakes is not exactly the word you would use to describe the brake rotors on a 1984-1987 Turbo Regal.

PHOTO 4 - The photo on the left shows a close up of the front brake set up on a 2014 Ferrari. I don’t know the size of the front rotors, but from a visual standpoint they are enormous. The photo on the right shows the rear brakes on the same 2014 Ferrari. I spotted two 2014 Ferraris in attendance at a recent car cruise event, and took these photos.

GNX 267 SELLS FOR $43,000 -

GNX #267 recently sold at a no reserve Barrett Jackson Auction in Reno for just $43,000. According to John Mulligan who witnessed the auction, the GNX was all original except for the tires and had 35,000 miles on it. Once in a while bargains can be had at major collectible car auctions. Someone got a good deal if car was as represented.


No matter how carefully you plan your vacation, allow one day for rain.

You can never eat just one M&M.

No matter what car you own, the gas gauge will always go through the last ¼ tank of gas the fastest.


We now have a wide assortment of brake kits to replace the 1986-1987 powermaster brake units.

We offer two kits for converting to the vacuum format. These are very popular and work quite well on cars that are fairly stock since they require vacuum to operate. In recent years the hydro-boost format has become very popular because it operates at a lot higher pressure and off the power steering system.
We now have three versions of this available to fit everyone’s budget. From just under $300 for the stock rebuilt original 1984-1985 Buick Regal hydro-boost to the upper end Hydratech version.

Our latest version listed under New Products is similar to the Hydratech version with the main difference being it uses rubber pressure hoses instead of the stainless braided hoses. You also need to cut the rubber pressure hoses to length and affix the fitting on the cut ends. The hydro boost unit with that kit is also brand new, comes with the special adapter for your application, and can be installed right side up or invert if you want.

Like the Hydratech unit, everything is also brand new. Due to a lack of hydro-boost cores, the version that uses the rebuilt original 1984-1985 Buick hydro-boost unit can be discontinued at any time.

So, you have plenty of choices now on what method you want to go with to improve the way you want your Turbo Regal to stop.

As far as vacuum set ups go, you would be hard pressed to find a better deal than $349.95 for our complete system, which includes a factory correct vacuum brake pedal, part #7625 for just $349.95. The key part in this kit is we supply you with the proper vacuum brake pedal.

It’s important to read all the brake descriptions thoroughly and read what others say on the Turbo Buick forum before making a decision on what system will work best in your application. Whatever you decide, we offer enough choices for everyone’s budget and application!

We still offer rebuilt powermasters for those that want to retain the original brake system.


We just had a special run made of the correct length 1984-1985 Turbo Regal grey spark plug wires.

We used to sell these years ago, but stopped due to lack of demand. We just had 10 sets made. If you want a set, you must call our office to place your order. The price is $49.95 plus $8 shipping. We only have ten sets available.

I don’t believe any other source has these available in the proper lengths. These are not on our website. You must call our office to order - 215-766-1611 x 0 - specify 1984-1985 Turbo Regal Custom-Cut High-Performance Plug Wires.


The Russell stainless braided brake hoses, Part #7218, are now in stock This is one of the easiest improvements you can make to the brake system, especially since the stock hoses to the front brake calipers are now 25 years and older. Stainless does not swell. When you eliminate the swelling, the end result is a quicker pressure delivered to the front brake calipers. No matter what brake conversion you have in your car, this is one inexpensive upgrade that is well worth the price!

Here is a link to these braided brake hoses on our website:


From time to time, whenever we spot an unusual or an exceptional car or truck for sale, or one we have for sale, we will put a blurb in our weekly Inner Circle. Also any cars that our customers have for sale will be featured here and you can see their car with photos on our website as well. In this category we will run the descriptions for two to three weeks and, if there is no interest in that particular vehicle, it will be deleted the following week. Any new vehicles that we add will appear first, so the oldest listing would be at the end of this section. If any of these vehicles perk your interest, email me personally - [email protected] - for more information and photos.


Fully documented original North Carolina car with ultra rare option combination of Heavy Pad Landau roof, T-Tops, coach lamps, cornering lights, 6-way power driver’s sear, reclining passenger seat, and factory trunk kit, to name a few. Original Window Sticker, Bill of Sale, stock ID tag, and other sale and factory literature come with the car. The car was disassembled and repainted once which occurred in 2011, rebuilt transmission/converter, upgraded rear, and recent tune-up/spring cleaning. The previous owner could not verify if the engine was ever rebuilt but it pulls strong with zero hesitation and it’s the best running stock Turbo Regal I’ve ever owned. No smoke at start-up or while driving and no issues with the turbo seals. The only aftermarket upgrades to the car are: Racetronix high-volume fuel pump and new wiring on factory hanger, adjustable fuel pressure regulator, 160 degree thermostat, boost control valve, 3.5 inch mild steel down pipe, Hooker 2.5 inch exhaust (Sounds great), cold air intake with K&N filter, pillar mounted boost gauge, oil and temp gauges in overhead. Needs nothing mechanically other then power antenna replacement kit. Family priorities force sale and would like it to stay in the Buick community. Destined to be a collectible and appreciate over time. PRICE - $12,900

If interested, contact Bill - email - [email protected] - or phone 215-801-0906.

BILL SZABLEWSKI - Bucks County, Pennsylvania
email - [email protected] - Phone - 215-801-0906

Here is a link to this car on our website:

FOR SALE - 1987 Buick Grand National - Same local owner for the last 13 years. Matter of fact, the owner is one of our M&M contest winners. The Grand National is well optioned with T-Tops, power windows, power locks, power seat, posi rear, power trunk release, cruise, and tilt. The owner has been a customer of ours since he got the car. He has done all the braces, vacuum brakes conversion, translater, and adjustable fuel regulator. Pete Serio adjusted the windows years ago as well. These are the main improvements that have been done. 58,000 miles. Prior to his ownership, the car was painted. He did install new front fillers several years ago, painted by our son Darrell Kirban. The exterior looks very nice, but some bubbling in the paint can be seen on the hood and roof area. No molding down the sides. He also bought a redone steering wheel from us about 2 weeks ago. Under the hood is original, meaning it has not been cleaned or touched. The interior needs some attention; the driver’s seat shows some wear and the door panels have worn look to them. Car runs out 100%. The owner is looking for $13,900. Car is located about 25 minutes south of our office. For more info and photos, you can email me - [email protected]

FOR SALE - 2009 OPEN UTILITY TRAILER - This is a 5 by 8 open utility trailer that has a railing around the outside that is about one foot up from the wooden floor surface. A matching height tailgate is on the back. The floor has been reinforced underneath as I used it to take Turbo Regal drivetrains down to Richard Clark’s place in North Carolina. It has a front mounted spare, which is included. It will need tires due to heat cracks. Price is $695 NEW LOWER PRICE. This is owned by our company and is in Kintnersville, PA.

FOR SALE - GNX #314 - The car is a two owner with the current owner having owned it for 16 years. It has been garaged and covered. Mileage is 10,542. Owner does have the jacket, but no book. Car is 100% stock runs and drives. The power antenna does not work and the fillers need to be replaced as they are showing cracks. Tires have been replaced. Paint and body is mint and car still retains the new car smell. I know the owner as I bought 4 turbo cars from him and his son over 10 years ago. I did see the GNX years ago. He has hardly used it as the mileage indicates. The price tag is $55,000. For more info and photos, email me direct - [email protected] The GNX is located in Maryland. SALE PENDING

If any of these vehicle strikes your interest, email me for more info and photos - [email protected]


If you have a tip or a discovery that you found that works on your Turbo Regal, drop us an email giving us the details so we can pass the info on to our readers. Remember, even with my knowledge, I don’t know it all. Simply email me at - [email protected]


We finally got in another run of the popular Duttweiler modified intercooler necks, our part #1519 at $78.95. Here is a link to this part on our website:


1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

This brand new CPB hydro-boost system and directions are specified to fit the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal models with the understanding that the application is specific - This means you must have the original powermaster brake pedal in your Turbo Regal for it to bolt up. You will also need the firewall mounting bracket that the powermaster bolts to, so you can attach it to the new hydro-boost unit. Everything in this kit is brand new.

NOTE - email - [email protected] - if you need a pedal assembly. It is NOT compatible with a vacuum assist G-Body brake pedal.

Kit comes complete with everything you need including the fasteners to secure the master cylinder to the brake unit. The actual hydro-boost unit complete with the special adapter is drop shipped from our supplier. Everything else in this kit, including the directions and receipt, is shipped from our warehouse in Pennsylvania. You can expect to receive the hydro-boost unit within a week of getting the other parts from us.

NOTE - We recommend you either clear coat or paint the master cylinder prior to installing it, since it is brand new bare metal.

This kit is 100% BRAND NEW high-quality direct bolt-in hydraulic brake assist system designed to upgrade your brakes with a powerful and compact modern hydraulic assist unit. This system includes everything you need to install into your vehicle. It consists of a direct fit high-performance high-pressure rubber hoses, brake assist unit, heavy-duty power steering return line, pedal rod hardware and mounting hardware. Using all new parts, this unit puts out an amazing 2400 psi line pressure at the front calipers.

Here are the specifics -
- This model fits the later GM "short rod / shallow" master cylinder design
- Designed to fit with the 1986-1987 remote power steering reservoir
- For use with disc / drum OR disc / disc brakes
- Installed adapter, so it can be installed in either direction on the firewall mount
- Features an adjustable brake pedal rod set to provide OEM pedal height
- High-pressure rubber power steering hoses will need to be cut and fitted in your application
- No firewall modifications required
- Slight modification is required to enlarge the center hole of the firewall mount

1 - Instruction booklet of detailed directions and photos
1 - New CPB Hydro-boost unit with installed adapter plate
1 - Brand new Corvette master cylinder (It’s best to either paint or clear coat it to avoid rust issues)
1 - Reproduction foam gasket replaces the original gasket between the actual unit and the firewall
1 - Syringe for bench bleeding the master cylinder
1 - Magna Pure filter with clamps
1 - Brass, barbed 3/8 return line T fitting
1 - 6 foot low pressure return hose
2 - High-pressure 5/16 pressure lines. Both have one end already made up approximately 4 foot each in length.
6 - Small hose clamps
12 - Assorted fittings (some you may or may not need to use, depending on how you wish to run the return line)

Kit comes with very detailed instructions in clear, easy-to-read and understand format.

NOTE - We highly recommend installation be done by a qualified auto mechanic.

NOTE - Be sure to check out the other options we offer for converting your 1986-1987 Turbo Regal to a hydro-boost system. See #7617 Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit and #7618 HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit.

NOTE - This kit uses high pressure rubber hoses which require one end to be cut, then you install the fittings in the kit. The #7618 kit comes with braided stainless pressure lines already fully assembled. Also this CPB kit #7619 comes with a steel adapter plate which allows you to mount the hydro-boost unit right side up or inverted. Both kits have all new parts.

7619 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
CPB Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit - $649.95

Here is the link to this CPB Conversion Kit on our website:

1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

Because of the age of these cars and the engine heat, the original valve cover gaskets are probably allowing oil to seep out of the valve covers in the back corners. The nuts that secure them can also become lose over time.

The tabs on the edges of these Victor Reinz valve cover gaskets are designed to stay in place on the valve covers, which gives these a good seal. The material is the best material to correct this problem.

These are the best fitting valve cover gaskets that Richard Clark has found, and he uses them in his shop. These fit better and there is no need to retighten them.

Gasket are sold as a pair of two gaskets.

When you are purchasing this item, you may also be interested in these related items - #6746 Heavy-duty Valve Springs (12) Set, and #7478 Rocker Shaft Braces (4) Set. You may also want to consider #7060 Fel-Pro® Valve Cover Gaskets (2).

Another great restoration item.

7606 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Victor Reinz Valve Cover Gaskets (2) Set - $18.95

Here is the link to these Valve Cover Gaskets on our website:

1978-1987 GM G-BODY (including Buick Turbo Regal) -

These control arms fit all 1978-1988 GM G-Body (Cutlass, El Camino, Regal, Malibu, Grand Prix, Monte Carlo.)

The Metco Motorsports high performance lower control arms for the G-Body are CNC-machined from 6061-T6511 billet aluminum for unsurpassed strength and precision-fit. The control arms are clear-anodized for long-lasting surface protection. These are extremely lightweight, only weighing about 11 lbs for both pieces. Stock control arms weight about 9 lbs total.

The control arms are designed to be installed as a direct replacement for the factory control arms, but offer the benefits of the dramatically stronger billet design and Energy Suspension-brand polyurethane bushings. Each bushing has a grease fitting for long term, noise-free service. The arms are machined to accept the factory rear sway bar (or aftermarket equivalent) and require no modifications to the vehicle for installation.

Detailed installation instructions and high-grade mounting hardware are included.

NOTE - We recommend these control arms be installed by a qualified auto mechanic.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7077 Larger Rear Anti-Sway Bar Kit, #7169 Reproduction GNX Rear Seat Brace Kit, #6820 KYB Front and Rear Gas Shocks (4) Set, #6678 Bilstein Gas Shocks (4), #1520 Variable Rate Rear Springs (2), and #1586 Rear Seat Frame Brace Kit®.

7605 - 1978-1987 GM G-BODY (including Buick Turbo Regal) - METCO High-Performance Lower Rear Control Arms (2) and Hardware - $270

Here is the link to these Lower Rear Control Arms on our website:

1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Bucket Seat Models) -

These are the 6 internal parts for the factory shifter handle.

The factory parts are plastic and can break, or the chrome-plating can peel off the exterior bezels of the original console shifter handle. These reproduction parts are made in billet aluminum so they will not break. You only need to reuse your two external black plastic end buttons.

You can polish the 3 exterior bezels that come in this kit, so it would look factory.

NOTE - You may also be interested in replacing the actual shifter handle - Part #6521 - GM Grey Console Shifter Handle and Locking Clip. You may also be interested in these related items - #1589 Console Shifter Indicator or #1568 Applique Kit for Console, 3 pieces.

Another great interior restoration item.

7604 - 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regal (All Bucket Seat Models) -
Reproduction Shifter Handle Billet Aluminum Parts (6) Kit - $52.95 / kit

Here is the link for these Shifter Handle Parts on our website:


1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

This is another option to consider if you have a fairly stock 1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal and want to switch from your original powermaster brake system. This kit comes complete with everything you need as shown. This unit comes with a REBUILT Cardone brake booster and a BRAND new master cylinder. The booster has a 9" diameter. The master cylinder and vacuum booster in this kit is exactly what GM used in 1986-1987 on a non-Turbo Regal application.

There are no clearance issues with this unit and the stock remote power steering reservoir. It also comes with our new vacuum block with gasket and hardware. It has the vacuum port similar to what GM used on the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. We also include 2 feet of vacuum hose and our new reproduction gasket to firewall.

The kit also includes a used correct Buick Regal vacuum brake pedal assembly. This pedal has the correct size pin and in the correct location so you can hook up the rod from the vacuum booster with no interference. You would get a Letter of Credit for $25 if you send us your powermaster brake pedal that you have removed and replaced with our vacuum pedal assembly.

Depending on our current core supply, we may be interested in your original powermaster brake unit for a Letter of Credit.

This booster uses the same factory holes in the firewall as the powermaster. The rod on this brake booster will only work with the vacuum pedal assembly that comes with this kit.

Since nothing gets cut or drilled related to the original powermaster, the original powermaster can be re-used should you want to convert back to the factory set up at a later date.

We highly recommend installation be done by a qualified mechanic, since you have to properly bleed the brakes and making sure the system is operating properly under all conditions.

Remember, your best option is always to stay with the factory GM powermaster brake system. This unit is only to be used with a stock or a fairly stock Turbo Regal. A modified engine or one with a performance cam would cause vacuum levels to be greatly reduced, which would could cause braking problems. One possible solution would be to purchase from Summit or Jegs an additional vacuum canister to retain proper vacuum levels.

When purchasing this part you may also want to purchase Part #7218 Stainless Braided Brake Hoses as these will improve the stopping ability.

For our rebuilt powermaster brake unit, See our Part # 7021 - 1985-1987 Turbo Regal - Rebuilt Powermaster Brake Unit.

However, if you have a STOCK engine, there is adequate vacuum to switch over to a vacuum brake system. We have another option: Our Part #7044 - Brand New Complete Vacuum Brake Booster Kit. This kit retains the original brake pedal because the booster has a different rod. Also both the master cylinder and brake booster are brand new. This is the major difference.

NOTE - A vacuum brake system is NOT recommended for a Turbo Regal with a modified engine or one with a performance cam because vacuum levels are greatly reduced, which could cause braking problems.

NOTE - Be sure to check out the other options we offer for converting the Turbo Regal brake system - Part #7044 Brand New Complete Vacuum Brake Booster Kit that works off the existing turbo brake pedal, Part #7617 Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit, or #7618 HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost System conversion.

NOTE - If you send us your original powermaster brake pedal, you will receive a Letter of Credit for $25. Depending on our current core supply, we may be interested in your original powermaster brake unit for a Letter of Credit.

NOTE - We recommend installation be done by a qualified auto mechanic.

7625 - 1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster Kit with Vacuum Brake Pedal - $349.95

Here is the link for this Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster Kit on our website:


We now have two versions available in kit form. See New Products below and click on the link on our website. We hope to have yet another version available shortly. On a side note, we will also have a chrome tube available that you can slip over the cylinder on the hydro-boost system to make it better looking. This will be a two-piece design made from copper and brass, so once it’s chrome plated it will never rust.

We are doing two different lengths to cover the various cylinders on the hydro-boost units.

To learn more about converting your 1986-1987 Turbo Regal to the Hydro-boost format, go to turbobuick.com, scroll down to the Turbo Lounge and look for my thread entitled, "Kirban Request."

Here is a direct link - http://turbobuick.com/forums/threads/kirban-request.411950/page-1

CHROME-PLATED 2-PIECE COVERS (3-1/2" & 4-1/2")

These new chrome-plated covers are designed to slip over the accumulator cylinder portion of any of the various hydro-boost systems.

Covers are available in two lengths - 3-1/2" or 4-1/2". Simply measure the cylinder portion on the unit to order the proper length cover. Most systems have the 3-1/2" accumulator cylinder.

Each cylinder cover is a 2-piece design made in copper and brass, so it will never pit or rust.

Each cover comes with easy-to-follow directions. You do not remove anything to install the cover.

You may also be interested in these related parts - #7618 HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit and #7619 CPB Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit.

Another great engine compartment dress-up item.

Here are the two options for these covers.

7620 - Chrome-plated 3-1/2" 2-Piece Cover for the Hydro-Boost Accumulator Cylinder - $38.95

7621 - Chrome-plated 4-1/2" 2-Piece Cover for the Hydro-Boost Accumulator Cylinder - $39.95

Here is the link to these cover on our website:

1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -

This brand new Hydratech system and directions are specified to fit the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal models with the understanding that the application IS specific - This means you must have the original powermaster brake pedal in your Turbo Regal for it to bolt up.

NOTE - email - [email protected] - if you need a pedal assembly. It is NOT compatible with a vacuum assist G-body brake pedal.

Kit comes complete with everything you need including the fasteners to secure the master cylinder to the brake unit. The entire Hydratech kit is drop shipped from Hydratech in Tennessee. We will ship the brand new Corvette master cylinder #7616, a new bracket to firewall gasket #7610, and your receipt from our warehouse in Pennsylvania.

NOTE - We recommend you either clear coat or paint the master cylinder prior to installing it, since it is brand new bare metal.

This kit is custom made specifically for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal and requires 10-12 days for delivery.
100% BRAND NEW high-quality direct bolt-in hydraulic brake assist system designed to upgrade your brakes with a powerful and compact modern hydraulic assist unit. These systems include everything you need to install into your vehicle. Most installations can be accomplished in an afternoon, using common hand tools, with average mechanical skill levels. These systems consist of a direct fit high-performance, hydraulic brake assist unit, braided stainless high pressure line set; heavy-duty power steering return line; pedal rod hardware and mounting hardware. Using all new parts, this unit puts out an amazing 1800 psi at the wheels!

Here are the specifics:

- CNC Machined T6 billet aluminum direct fit firewall mounting plate design
- This model fits the later GM "short rod / shallow" master cylinder design
- All engines with PS pump on driver's side - compatible with rack and pinion conversions
- For use with disc / drum OR disc / disc brakes
- Features an adjustable brake pedal rod to allow for a range of brake pedal height adjustment
- Models with PS line set include over length hoses with re-usable / re-buildable hose ends
- 7-1/4" installed length from firewall to MC mounting flange - no firewall modifications required

Kit comes with very detailed instructions in clear, easy-to-read and understand format.

NOTE - We recommend installation be done by a qualified mechanic.

NOTE - Be sure to check out the other options we offer for converting your 1986-1987 Turbo Regal to a Hydro-Boost system. See Part #7617 Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit.

7618 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit - $759.95

NOTE - This kit is custom made specifically for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal and requires 10-12 days for delivery.

Here is the link to this HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost Conversion kit on our website:



The location is Cecil County Dragway near North East, Maryland. The dates are September 19th and 20th. Friday is test and tune. Saturday is Buick race day and a judged all Buick powered car show. This is a great event. We plan to be in attendance. For more information, contact Doug Dougherty 302-653-2201 or John Csordas 914-447-4068. Website is http://tristategsclub.com


The local Magna Club has posted events related to the Turbo Regals for this coming summer season.

Here is a link for the latest information:

34th ANNUAL GS NATIONALS - OCTOBER 15-18, 2014 -
Beech Bend Raceway, 798 Beech Bend Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Ron Joseph informs me that the dates for the 2014 GS Nationals are October 15th thru 18th. The intent to move it to September has been shelved at least for a year, according to Ron. We will share more info as it becomes available. Also for the first time ever there will be an auto cross open to all cars October 15th and 16th. 2014. This year ALL vehicles are welcome to participate and have some fun, prizes will be given away and sponsors will be there!

Click here for more info:


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. 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.


We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these have to 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 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 may not remember who requested the item.


Watch for update soon on when we will be holding our annual Fall Open House.