12-03-2014 Inner Circle

12-03-2014 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 12-03-2014


PHOTO 1 - Our first photo is this month’s “Adventures of Tommy Turbo” cartoon. In honor of Christmas, this month the caption reads, “And what would you like for Christmas little boy?”


Here are the rules to our Mini Christmas Contest...

You get 1 guess and 1 guess only to identify the part shown in Photo 2. Entries must be received by this Friday, December 5, 2014, by midnight our time.

You can’t work for or own any of the various automotive mail-order companies related to the Turbo Buick business.

Your 1 single entry must be emailed direct to me - [email protected]

All the winning entries will be put in a container and 2 winners will be drawn.

The first correct entry drawn wins the actual part shown in Photo 2 plus a full set of 4 DVDs listed as Christmas Special #8558 (a $57.80 value.)

The second correct entry drawn receives the set of 4 DVDs (a $57.80 value.)

Winners will be announced in next week’s Inner Circle.

PHOTO 2 - Here is a photo of the actual part. According to the part number, GM used it on 9 different models during the mid-to-late 1980s. I have only found two in all the junkyards I have been through. This one came out of a 1985 Olds 98 Regency Brougham. It would almost fit the 1984-1987 Regals. It appears in the 1987 GM Price Directory for $8.05. It is long gone from GM system as it does not appear in my 2001 GM Price Directories. I want to know what this part covers. Good luck readers! Remember you get 1 guess and it must be emailed directly to me - [email protected]


Last week we showed two of the prints we had made from some of the GNX slides that I had bought.

PHOTO 3 - Shows one of the ASC employees holding up one of the GNX wheels with the center cap in place. Note the stacks of tires behind him. This employee is wearing one of the ASC white and red GNX T-shirts. You can almost smell the new Goodyear rubber! This photo does not appear in the hardbound GNX book.

PHOTO 4 - Shows a famous pose of the GNX in motion. This could be one of the prototypes or actual production GNX cars. This photo can be seen on page 59 in the hardbound GNX book and elsewhere.
If interested, we are going to sell off some of the actual slides and film strips. If you own a GNX and want something truly rare, email me - [email protected] The binders have probably been sold already.



The company that makes the Multi-Function Jump Starters that we have been selling has made our company their only agent in the USA for this product.

It’s important to know, that while several similar versions of these modules are available in the USA, the company that makes the internals for the battery module only sells them to us. The company is SBN-POWER and it has given us exclusive on sales for their product in the USA. Most of the other jump starter kits that you see advertised in the $80 to $130 range only put out 200 cranking amps and 400 peak amps. The one we market for $99.95 puts out 250 cranking amps and 500 peak amps. There are more expensive ones that put out 300 cranking amps and 600 peak amps. So, if you compare our unit with others out there, make sure they match the amps the unit we sell.

The new one they are currently testing will be rated at 200 cranking amps and 400 peak amps. This will match most of the current available competition specs and retail for under $80. It has its own design case and will fit in your shirt pocket. The company sent me two different cases to choose from. The one I picked is black and measures 2-½ inches wide by 5 inches tall by a mere ½ inch thick! It will also have the ability to jump start fuel injected gas powered cars only. It should be able to jump start 8-10 cars on a single charge. I will be testing it on our personal Turbo-T to verify its ability once I get one. I don’t think this will be available until after Christmas.

As I said before, this company is in the battery business and not in the automotive business. They are working on another idea, for which I provided a prototype.

With our next order we will be ordering additional 4-in-1 connectors for cell phones. We will have an excellent price structure on them as well.

Having 4-in-1 one connector is very convenient, if you have multiple electronic devices as it saves having a connector wire for each device. Some of the individual connectors for the Apple products can run $15 or more for a single connector.

As you read this current Inner Circle, we have just a few of the multi-function jumper starter models in stock. Don’t delay ordering, if you want to have any in time for Christmas. We are ordering more next week.

They also appear on our Christmas Specials if you buy 3 of them. See our Christmas Specials below.

If you only want to order a single unit, you can now order it on our website - #7629.

Here is a link to these Multi-Function Jump Starter parts on our website:

Now that we are the only supplier for this company is the USA we want to line up more distributors. We are looking for distributors for this product. We currently have two price breaks 5-9 units or 10 or more. The product is very easy to sell and not limited to any specific car or truck owner. For pricing and more details, email me personally - [email protected]


If you have any ideas for usage of small batteries, we welcome your suggestions. Who knows, your idea may prove to be a winner for everyone.


One of our local customers who bought one of our first multi-function jump starters got a chance to demonstrate it for his neighbor.

His neighbor has a 2005 F-250 Ford V8 truck. The battery was completely dead. It would not even turn the interior lights on when you opened the door. The neighbor thought my friend was attaching some sort of tester to his battery until my friend told him to go ahead and crank the truck. It started right up!

He plans to purchase at least one of them from us next week. He was amazed that something so small could power up his F-250 Ford truck when the battery was completely dead.

Because of the 500 peak amps this jump starter puts out, it may also start most older vehicles that are carbureted depending on how long they been sitting.

We have also heard from several customers that have successfully used it to jump older carbureted vehicles, including a 1968 Corvette. Of course, the key factor is to getting a good contact with the battery posts, getting fuel up to the carburetor first before cranking the engine, and having the battery be the only issue with your vehicle.

Generally we say it’s for fuel injected vehicles, but it may work on certain carbureted vehicles.

With cold weather fast approaching, you never know when your battery will let you down!


If you want any of our regular 2014 Christmas Specials, you MUST order by Friday, DECEMBER 5th, 2014 - 4 pm

Our two new DVDs specials (#8558 and #8559) end Friday, December 19th, 2014 - 4 pm.


We have a new Christmas Special on this special set of four DVDs. This special pricing runs from now until Friday, December 19th, 2014 - 4 pm.

For more information on each of the DVDs in this set search the part number on our website.

SPECIAL PRICE $24.99 includes FREE U.S. SHIPPING Save $32.81 + shipping

Here is a list of the four DVDs in this special Christmas Package:
6990 - Kirban's Guide To Turbo Regals (Includes Bad to the Bone Decal) - $16.95
7048 - The 25th Buick GS Nationals DVD - $10.95
7183 - Molly Designs Art and the Machine DVD - $14.95
7184 - Kirban's 2007 Reunion and Birthday Bash - $14.95

Total Retail Value is $57.80 plus shipping. Christmas Special is $24.99, which includes shipping to any of the 50 States. You are saving $32.81 and getting free shipping too. Supplies of some of the DVDs in this package are limited.

You must call our office to get this special deal. Unfortunately you CANNOT order this Christmas Special through our website. To receive the discount, you MUST call our office with your order - 215-766-1611 x 0

These DVDs make an excellent Christmas gift to watch, especially when you are snowed in this winter!

We have a new Christmas Special on this special set of nine DVDs. This special pricing runs from now until Friday, December 19th, 2014 - 4 pm.

7064 - The Nickel Tour of One Man’s Private Turbo Collection $7.95
7084 - GM at Carlisle 2004 $6.95
7085 - Step-by-Step Details on Two 1987 Grand Nationals $6.95
7086 - Detailing an Original Buick GNX and Related Memorabilia $6.95
7095 - Dennis Kirban’s 26th Annual Buick GS Nationals $7.95
7122 - The Making of the GNX Wall Mural $6.95
7141 - Chicago Trip January 2007 $6.95
7182 - Buick GS Nationals 2007 and Grand National in the Barn $6.95
7246 - Richard Clark’s Open House 2008 and Back to the Bricks Event 2009 $6.95

Total value is $64.55
SPECIAL PRICE $34.95 includes FREE U.S. SHIPPING save $29.60 & shipping

NOTE - Supplies of some of the DVDs in this package are limited.

You must call our office to get this special deal. Unfortunately you CANNOT order this Christmas Special through our website. To receive the discount, you MUST call our office with your order - 215-766-1611 x 0

These DVDs make an excellent Christmas gift to watch, especially when you are snowed in this winter!


2014 Christmas Specials

BUY THREE UNITS & GET FREE SHIPPING - TOTAL VALUE for 3 Units - SPECIAL PRICE $279.95 Save $19.90 + Free Shipping
#7629 - Multi-Function Jump Starter - Model T6 - Jump Starting / Digital Products / LED Lighting $99.95 each = $299.85 value

SPECIAL PRICE $42.95 Save $6
#7634 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal - Reproduction O-Rings (35) Kit $48.95 / kit for Fuel, Lubricants, Transmission, Powermaster Unit, Injectors & Fuel Pressure Regulator

SPECIAL PRICE $69.95 Save $5
#7506 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (All Models) - ProElite™ Extreme Duty Tan Car Cover $74.95

SPECIAL PRICE $1,199.95 Includes FREE SHIPPING Save $295
#7219 - 1984-1987 Regal - GNX/Trans Am Style 16" x 8" WHEELS SET - 4 wheels, 20 Lug Nuts, 20 Lug Nut Black Caps, 4 chrome-plated valve stems, 4 Black Center Caps, and 4 reproduction "GNX" decals
NOTE - We only have 3 sets available at this price. THESE SETS ARE SOLD OUT

SPECIAL PRICE $189.95 Save $26.90
#6564 - 1978-1987 Regal - Front Frame Braces (2) Pair $49.95
#6756 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Connecting Front Brace (will only work with the stock Intercooler) $63.95
#6744 - 1986-1987 Regal - Under-the-hood Brace Kit $30
#1586 - 1978-1987 Regal - Rear Seat Frame Brace Kit® $72.95

SPECIAL PRICE $110 Save $16.80
#6842 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Repro Molded Lower Radiator Hose $26.95
#7269 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Aftermarket DAYCO Molded Upper Radiator Hose $24.95
#6595 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Replacement Black Rubber Heater Hoses (4) Kit $34.95
#7299 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - Reproduction Rubber By-Pass “S” Hose $39.95

SPECIAL PRICE $129 Save $14.80
#7170 - TWO 1982-1987 Buick G-Body - Window Rattle Elimination Kit -
NOTE - Each kit does one door $36.95 each = $73.90
#6949 - TWO 1984-1987 Regal (all models including Turbo) - NEW Power Window Motor Kit -
NOTE - Each kit does one door $34.95 each = $69.90

SPECIAL PRICE $69.95 Save $29.55
#7177 - ZDDPlus™ - 10 bottles @$9.95 = $99.50

These CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are available November 3rd through Friday, December 5th, 2014, 4 pm. We will make every effort to fill orders in time for delivery for Christmas. However, depending on demand, some items may not be in stock as we receive orders closer to the deadline. ORDER EARLY to be sure to have items in time.

Unfortunately you CANNOT order these Christmas Specials through our website. To receive the discount, you MUST call our office with your order - 215-766-1611 x 0

NOTE - Shipping is additional (except for #8550 and #8553.) Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Discounts CANNOT be combined with other offers or Package Deals.

If you need additional information or would like to see photos on any items, check out the part numbers on our website - www.kirbanperformance.com


We 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 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 six 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. We have about 6 sets left. If you own a 1984 or 1985 Turbo Regal don’t wait as we will not be running these again. NEW SPECIAL LOWER PRICE $39.95 plus $6 shipping.


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.


A gorgeous 1992 Corvette Coupe, garage kept with 58,500 actual miles. It’s dark green with tan interior. Car is automatic. Just $10,500. For more info and photos, email me direct - [email protected]


This 1999 Firebird is a hardtop model, red with a grey cloth interior. It has the dependable 3.8 engine backed up with the factory 5-speed manual transmission, and is inspected through 2015. It has always been garaged. It’s a three-owner car with 95,000 original miles. I have receipts showing it has a complete new clutch assembly, valve cover gaskets rear main seal, and a tune up. The body and paint are absolutely perfect. I even have the original manuals and Window Sticker. The original spare has never been used. It does have aftermarket power windows. Everything works. Price is $5295. For more photos and information, email me direct - [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]


1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-RINGS KITS

Richard Clark has painstakingly put together 2 kits of reproduction O-rings.

O-rings are available in two kits:

#7633 has 14 O-rings for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

#7634 has 35 O-rings. These 35 O-rings will fit virtually every application related to the fuel, lubricants, transmission, and powermaster unit. This kit also includes the 14 O-rings in the #7633 kit for the injectors and fuel pressure regulator.

NOTE - The transmission and powermaster O-rings are for external leaks, and NOT for a complete overhaul.

In many cases, the same O-rings will work on the 1984-1985 Turbo Regal.

Since GM has discontinued many of the Buick O-rings, Richard has had to have some of the O-rings reproduced. In one particular case, the O-ring listed for over $20 from GM, making this kit a bargain.

Kit #7634 includes a real-size drawing to ensure that the correct O-rings can be easily identified. The O-rings should match the drawing exactly.

The O-rings are made of different materials based on the fluid they contact, so no O-rings from any group should ever be used for an application not specified.

In some cases, the original O-rings have been problematic on these cars. The O-rings in this kit has been improved to offer better than original performance.

Any time connections are disturbed, the O-rings should be replaced with new ones.

This kit is the first of its kind specifically for the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals.

A must have item for any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal owner. You should have this kit on hand.

NOTE - We recommend these O-rings be installed by a qualified mechanic.

NOTE - The 14 O-rings in Kit #7633 are INCLUDED in the 35 O-rings in Kit #7634.

Great engine restoration items.

7633 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (14) Kit - $14.95 / kit
for Injectors and Fuel Pressure Regulator

7634 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Reproduction O-Rings (35) Kit - $48.95 / kit
for Fuel, Lubricants, Transmission, Powermaster Unit, Injectors & Fuel Pressure Regulator

Here is a link to these kits on our website:


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.


We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

News reports say that in some areas of the country gas is almost back down to $2 per gallon for regular.

When I first started to work at a gas station in the mid-1960s, gas was 27.9 to 32.9 cents a gallon. That was back when the original “wave” of GM muscle cars started to hit the streets. Back then, new cars usually came out in the fall each year.