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11-14-2018 Inner Circle

11-14-2018 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 11-14-2018 –

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE –

We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.

There will be NO Inner Circle next Wednesday, November 21st. The next weekly Inner Circle will be Wednesday, November 28th. The winner of the Thanksgiving contest will be announced in that issue.



ANNUAL THANKSGIVING M&Ms CONTEST –

Long-time customers know the history behind our annual M&Ms Thanksgiving contest and later this year, our annual Christmas M&Ms contest. For those that may not know, I do the M&Ms contest in memory of my Mom. She would do it for us 5 kids, usually at every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I also do this at annual Open House events and any seminars I conduct.

Here are the rules. You get to submit 1 single guess as to the number of M&Ms you think is in the container that is shown in Photo 1. That single guess must be emailed to me - denniskirban@yahoo.com

The deadline for your guess is Saturday night, 12 midnight eastern time November 24th, 2018. This gives you plenty of time due to the holiday.

You don’t need to be a subscriber to the weekly Inner Circle to participate. Contest is open to all our customers. Buick parts companies are not eligible.

The closest guess under the actual count will be declared the winner. In the rare event of a tie, the earliest email I receive will get the prize that includes the actual M&Ms container shown.

The winner will get the actual container pictured filled with M&Ms. Included will be the 6 packs of French vanilla coca mix than came in the container originally, the new Denali power bank, and a copy of the “Kirban Side of the Road” book. The second place winner gets a Denali power bank.

PHOTO 1 – We show the metal container that is filled with M&Ms. Here are the clues. The container is approximately 4-½ inches tall by 3-½ inches wide on all 4 sides. Those of you that have an engineer degree may be able to figure out how many M&Ms would occupy that amount of space!

Your 1 guess must be emailed direct to me - denniskirban@yahoo.com before Saturday, November 24th midnight eastern time. Good luck to all that participate. Winners will be announced in the November 28th Inner Circle.



MORE LITTLE TIPS CONCERNING THE TURBO REGAL –

Again, this all comes back to me now that I have detailed this very original 1987 Grand National. Whichever Buick assembly line worker had the job of securing the plastic base collar to the leather-wrapped steering wheel often never tightened up the three 7mm screws.

It didn’t matter if I had a 5,000-mile Grand National or a 50,000-mile Grand National, almost without fail the base collar on the steering wheel was lose. This 1987 Grand National was no different. All three 7mm screws were completely unattached to the base of the steering wheel.

You need a basic steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel. Once you pop the steering wheel off the base collar, wheel in most cases is not even attached to the actual steering. Once you have both parts of the steering column, you can re-attach the base collar to your steering wheel. The end result is that you have eliminated one annoying rattle.

PHOTO 2 – The photo to the left top shows the basic steering wheel with the horn ring removed. You then have a safety clip that sits on the column stud that you need to remove before backing out the column nut. The top right photo shows the steering wheel puller in position ready to pop off the actual steering wheel. The bottom left shows that the actual steering wheel has been removed yet the base collar stayed in place because all 3 of the 7mm screws had come lose. The bottom right photo shows the steering wheel upside down and the base collar installed with the three 7mm screws secured. This is a simple project to perform. It’s just one that should not have happened in the first place.

With the steering wheel removed from the steering column take a good look at the column and see if it is centered up in the opening of the dash cluster. If it is not centered locate the nuts under the dash that secure the bracket to the column. I believe they may be 13mm nuts. The brackets are slotted so you can make a minor left or right adjustment if needed to center your steering column in the opening of your dash cluster.

Another possible annoyance may be the plastic chrome strip that just sits in a grove and goes across the bottom edge of most of your dash. In some cases, it may be drooping out of the groove. This is another annoyance. Butyl tape (which is like black chewing gum) will quickly solve that issue.

Another item related to the dash that droops is the plastic panel under the main dash cluster. Buick did not put much effort into making that part fit properly! Years ago, we made a fiberglass panel that did not droop. Choices today are to eliminate it completely or brace it.

For some reason, based on cars I have seen, on some 1986 models the dash pad may split along the top edge. Unfortunately, I don’t have any ideas on how to fix this quickly. Replacing the entire dash pad would be a project and I would not even want to attempt it with my limited skills. Not to mention the fact you have no idea if another dash pad may suffer the same fate.

It’s tough enough to replace that plastic speaker panel in front of the dash pad. By today’s standards, the entire dash and gauge cluster format is extremely primitive looking compared to even the most basic cars today. Not to mention the poor illumination of the gauges at night. But that is not why you bought the car in the first place. You bought the car because of what the engineers did under the hood. The magic was the combination of a turbo that was intercooled and developed tremendous low end torque. The cooler the air, the more power you have.

Coming next Inner Circle - a few more tips and solutions while I still have this 1987 Grand National on the premises.



ANOTHER NEW TURBO REGAL PRODUCT –

PHOTO 3 - Shows the new pair of stainless hood bumper studs with rubber stoppers. In most cases, you can’t adjust the ones on the Turbo Regals today as they are rusted making hood adjustments virtually impossible. Also, the rubber stopper is probably hard as a rock, which makes it useless. These two rubber stoppers should be soft and kept greased to eliminate what may sound like your windshield cracking when you go over railroad tracks or a big bump on the road. Actually that sound is from the hood moving.

See the New Product Section for further details on this new product. It’s the small little things that can make a huge difference.



BUICK PARTS FOR SALE –

Again, you must be a subscriber to see the details and pricing for these two items pictured in Photo 4 below. These parts ONLY appear on the emailed Inner Circle.

PHOTO 4 – The photo on the left shows a used set of the power six logo embroidered black floor mats we sell. The photo to the right shows a show quality set of fiberglass rear filler panels that were never used. See Rare Parts section for prices of these two parts. Subscribers have first option on Turbo Regal rare parts as they get to see the Rare Parts section listing with the prices.



OUR ANNUAL 2018 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS –

Here is a complete listing of our annual Christmas Specials for 2018. These orders must be called in to our office to get the proper discount and shipping costs. We tried to put related items together as a Package Deal to make your project easier.

I highly recommend the Christmas Special #8702 that gives you the complete body and core support bushing kit complete with new grade 8 bolts to make the car ride like new again. This is a worthy winter project. I can’t stress it enough, the longer you put this project on the back burner, the bigger the risk you have of having some of the body bolts spin on the cage nut. If this happens the project becomes a lot more involved and costly because welding would be needed to reattach a cage nut to the car.

Here is a link to the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on our website.

2018 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
SPECIAL PRICES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THROUGH - JANUARY 4, 2019 - 4 pm

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8700 - TOTAL VALUE - $449.95 - SPECIAL PRICE $419.95* Save $30 *INCLUDES SHIPPING
#6996 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - PYPES PERFORMANCE (Non-Polished Stainless Steel) Dual Exhaust System - $449.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8701 - TOTAL VALUE - $1,199.00 - SPECIAL PRICE $1,099.00 Save $100 *INCLUDES SHIPPING
#7219 - GNX / TRANS AM STYLE 16″ x 8″ Wheels (4) Set, 20 correct lug nuts, 20 lug nut black caps, 4 chrome-plated valve stems, 4 black center caps, and 4 reproduction “GNX” center cap decals - $1,199.00 / set 

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8702 - TOTAL VALUE - $321.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $299.95 Save $21.90
#7304 - Radiator Core Support Reproduction Bushings/Cushions (2) Kit - $41.95
#7305 - Reproduction Body Mount Bushings/Cushions (22) Kit - $249.95
#6974 - Factory-Style Body Mount Bolts (12) Kit - $29.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8703 - TOTAL VALUE - $155.80 - SPECIAL PRICE $129.95 Save $25.85
TWO - #6949 - NEW Power Window Motor Kits (2) - $34.95 X 2 = $69.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
TWO - #7170 - Window Rattle Elimination Kits (2) - $36.95 X 2 = $73.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
#6739-2 - “How to Eliminate Window Rattles and Wind Noise” Book by Pete Serio - $12

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8704 - TOTAL VALUE - $235.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $219.95 Save $15.90
#7837 - Window Racer™ - $149.95
TWO - #7170 - Window Rattle Elimination Kits (2) - $36.95 X 2 = $73.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
#6739-2 - “How to Eliminate Window Rattles and Wind Noise” Book by Pete Serio - $12

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8705 - TOTAL VALUE - $68.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $62.95 Save $5.95
#1531 - Custom-Cut, High-Performance Grey Plug Wire Set - $59.95
#6803 - GM Spark Plug Wire Holders (5) Set - $8.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8706 - TOTAL VALUE - $146.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $119.95 Save $26.95
#7804 - Rubber Stoppers (15) Set - $16.95
#7530 - Upgraded H4 Headlights (4) Kit Includes Four 55/60 H4 Bulbs and Plug-and-Play Harness - $129.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8707 - TOTAL VALUE - $77.90-$85.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $62.95 Save $14.95-$22.95
ANY TWO BANNERS - #8601 - “GNX AD from ASC” 2′W x 3′H Vinyl Banner - $38.95, #8602 - “1987 GRAND NATIONAL” with Hub Caps Background - 4′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - $42.95, #8603 - “WE4″ with Racing Checkered Flags Background - 3′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - $38.95, #8604 - “T-TYPE - A BOOST OF BUICK PERFORMANCE” 4′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - 42.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8708 - TOTAL VALUE - $106.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $79.95 Save $26.90
#6556 - Reproduction “3.8 SFI TURBO” Hood Emblems (2) - $24.95
#1518 - Machined Billet Aluminum Grey Horn Ring - $59.95
#7707 - Original GM Used Rearview Mirror - $21.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8709 - TOTAL VALUE - $130.80 - SPECIAL PRICE $119.95 Save $10.85
#7269 - Aftermarket DAYCO Molded Upper Radiator Hose - $26.95
#6842 - Reproduction Molded Lower Radiator Hose - $28.95
#6595 - Replacement Black Rubber Heater Hoses (4) Kit - $34.95
#1508 - 160-Degree Thermostat - $9.95
#6706 - Reproduction Stainless Thermostat Housing and 0-Ring - $30

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8710 - TOTAL VALUE - $69.95-$71.95 - SPECIAL PRICE $64.95 Save $5-$7
#7671 - Top 10 Reasons I Own a Buick Grand National T-shirt (specify size when ordering) - $15.95-$17.95
#7548 - TWO “BUICK MOTORSPORTS” Fender Covers (2) - $54

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8711 - TOTAL VALUE - $97.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $89.95 Save $7.95
#7506 - ProElite™ Extreme Duty Tan Car Cover - $79.95
#7231 - Battery Butler® - 12-Volt Automatic Battery Storage Charger & Maintainer - $17.95


These CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are available November 14, 2018 through January 4, 2019 at 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 on Christmas Specials #8702-#8711. Shipping is included to the contiguous 48 states on the Christmas Special price for #8700 PYPES Exhaust System and #8701 GNX-style Wheels Set.

Prices and availability subject to change without notice. These 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 each individual part number on our Kirban Performance website - www.kirbanperformance.com

KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
P.O. BOX 1199, PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949-1199
email - christina@kirbanperformance.com
215-766-1611 x 0


NOTE - New Grand National T-Shirts - We just started carrying these Grand National T-shirts. Although they are not part of the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS, they make a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic, and can make a great statement at a car show. You can order them on our website or add them when you call in your Christmas Special order.

To see these T-shirt options, put part #7845 in SEARCH box.
Here is a link to the new T-shirts on our website



UPDATE ON GM LICENSED GRAND NATIONAL T-SHIRTS –

These new GM licensed Grand National T-shirts have been a good seller for us. Our initial order is due to arrive in the next 3-4 days. We already have a second order placed for them as well. I have submitted some other product ideas to this company and they are submitting various samples to get GM licensed. We expect to have other products available over the winter from this source.

Here is a link to these new shirts on our website.



UPDATE ON 1986 GRAND NATIONAL – POSSIBLY FOR PARTS -

I should have this car later this week. Once I do, I will make a determination on either breaking it up for parts or selling it as a whole car. More than likely it will become a parts car based on my conversation with the owner.



SURF CITY GARAGE PRODUCTS UPDATE –

Since we endorsed this product line, we heard from several of our customers who were going to try the product line. I just discovered that Jay Leno now has a detail product line and he uses Surf City Garage products under his own private label. I just saw Jay’s new assortment of detail products at a local Pep Boys store.



SOMEBODY ALWAYS HAS TO BE FIRST –

Last Saturday, November 10th, I passed a house that already had all their Christmas decorations set up on their front lawn!



IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME –

It never ceases to amaze me whenever I see a squirrel scramble across electric wires over a 4-lane highway instead of darting in and out of 4 lanes of traffic. It appears some squirrels, like humans, have a higher IQ than others.



NON-BUICK PARTS - FOR SALE –

I have several items for sale this first week. In each case the price includes shipping to the basic 48 states. Perhaps you have a relative or a good friend with one of these cars. All these items are extremely nice and priced to sell. Again, Paypal is the preferred method of payment. You must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com to purchase or check if item(s) are still available. All these items are bargain priced and extremely nice otherwise I would not bother hauling them out of the junkyard.

C-2 – See photo 4 in 11-07-2018 issue. I have 4 of these Cadillac accessory trunk mats. I have them in the trunk of all our cars and use them in the pole building to keep any leaks from getting on the concrete floor. These trunk mats were a Cadillac option around the late 1980s. The mat is reversible rubber on the one side with the Caddy crest logo and grey cloth material on the other side. The trunk mat measures 33 inches by 36 inches, almost a perfect square. Mat is the perfect size for most trunks to protect your original trunk carpet. They are charcoal grey in color. Each one is almost like new with no stains. The price is just $34.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states. These mats are very high quality.

C-4 – For the Subaru Outback, a full set (4) embroidered with the word Outback factory carpet savers that are absolutely mint. Grey black color weave look. They are probably 1990s vintage. The price is just $38.95 for the full set, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states.

C-5 – For any 2001-2004 Honda Civic with the grey/black interior I have a mint original factory passenger embroidered floor mat and a mint one piece rear carpeted factory floor mat. The price is just $29.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states.

NOTE - If requested we can supply photos of any item in this section if you are unsure as to whether it will fit your application.



UPDATE ON 1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL - FOR SALE –

The buyer is currently arranging transport to pick up the Grand National the end of this month.



ANOTHER 1987 GRAND NATIONAL FOR SALE -

As of this writing this 1987 Grand National is still available. This example has a great history. I sold it thru O'Neil Buick/GMC back in May of 2000. At that time, it had 26,000 miles on it. It features all original paint, less than 60,000 miles. Very well optioned and has the desirable factory astroroof option.

I just learned of this car so I don't have much info. Car comes with a copy of the original window sticker. Car appears to be 99% stock.

The trunk ID label (SPID) has been signed by Molly twice as the car was at both Reunion events Molly attended for us. 

The price is $24,973 however, email Kevin direct at - koneilbuickgmc.com for more information and a special price for any of our customers. Here is a link to this car on their website - https://www.oneilbuickgmc.com/VehicleSearchResults?searchQuery=1987

We actually owned this car twice - first in May of 2000 when I got it from the original owner with 26,000 miles on it. The last owner bought it again from us and Mike O’Neil back in 2005 when it had about 55,000 actual miles. Car has always been owned by collectors.

Remember, as a customer of ours, you would get a special price on this original 1987 Grand National.



HERE IS A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR CHRISTMAS –

I recently discovered a product at a GMC dealership gift shop. Many GMC dealerships do not have much of a gift shop if they have one at all. While you have many cheaper choices for a portable power bank to charge tablets, smart phones, etc., most are cheap looking plastic ones. The real concern is most that are not UL certified. Being electrical,UL certification is critical. UL certification reduces the risk of fire or explosions related to lithium batteries. Almost anything electrical you buy today carries the UL certification. To have peace of mind, the UL certification is critical for an electrical product to have. I know GM would not offer anything electrical unless it has the UL certification. I know this for sure as a buddy of mine was working on an electrical project and needed GM approval. He was told his product would require a UL certification in order for GM to approve it.

The power bank we offer has that critical UL certification and also looks very elegant - two features many of the cheap ones lack. It is compact in size 2- ¾ inches wide by 3 inches high by only ¾ inches thick. The power bank has a metal outer shell with chrome edges and a grey textured finish front and back. On the front in small print is the word “Denali.” It is GM licensed. The supplier to GM has a limited number of these on hand. Four small lights on the front show you see how much power is available. Capacity is 4000mAh, Input DC 5V/1000mA, output DC 5v/100mA.

It will charge a typical smart phone 2-3 times before needing a charge. The power bank recharges using a USB port.

This certified GM licensed power bank makes a great gift for a spouse or a friend. It is far superior then the plastic ones you find at most stores. Plus, it has the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certification meaning it has passed all the proper tests required to obtain that certification.

PRICING – The price for one GM licensed power bank UL certified is $41.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states by mail. Want to buy more than 1? Add $36 for each additional charger with no additional shipping costs. NOTE - PA residents add 6% sales tax to total. Buy with confidence. To order this power bank call our office direct - 215-766-1611X0 - ask for Christina. Because the supplier has a limited inventory, we have no plans to add to our product line. Makes a unique gift that you can feel confident buying since it has the UL certification. I plan to use several as Christmas gifts. We already have several in stock for immediate delivery with more on order.

See Photo 4 in 10-31-2018 Inner Circle issue for photo of this UL certified GM licensed classic looking power bank. They are in stock for immediate delivery.



TURBO ENGINE DESCRIPTION MANUAL UPDATE –

In 10-17-2018 Inner Circle, we showed 4 pages from the 1987 Turbo Regal Engine Description Manual. I had gotten these sheets years ago from a source at Buick who helped me with information for my book. I just went through all my files and I found 50 different pages from this 1987 Turbo Engine Description Manual.

I have had several requests for copies so I had some copies made. Pages are in the correct numbered order and spiral bound for easy reading. The price is just $22.95, which includes shipping by mail. If this interests you, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com I only plan to run these once. Paypal payment is preferred.

One thing this Turbo Engine Description Manual does show you is the original part numbers for the attaching hardware and brackets etc. We still have a few copies available. You must email me direct for this booklet. We have maybe 2-3 copies left and then they are gone!



1966 GTO ACRYLIC PICTURE FOR SALE -

We also have a picture of a 1966 GTO on a piece of acrylic. I bought this several years ago at Carlisle. It measures approximately 15” by 20”. It is based on the box cover of the 1966 GTO slot car. That slot car has a value today of about $500, if you got one unbuilt in the original box. (I have one in my private collection). Either item makes for a nice unique gift.

See Photo 2 in 10-03-2018 Inner Circle. Contact our office if you would like to order – 215-766-1611 x 0. This is a NEW LOWER PRICE $29.95 and $12 shipping.



REMEMBER THE VIDEO PROFILE THAT WAS DONE LAST YEAR? –

Steve, the producer of that video, is now producing an automotive radio show in the Philadelphia market and is currently looking for sponsorship. Sponsors will receive commercial air time during the program as well as web and video presence. Because it’s the inaugural season of the show, rates are low compared to standard radio rates.

Business owners, particularly those in the Philadelphia region who are looking for a new way to advertise, should contact Steve at - steve@carsmartsradio.com and check out the website at -www.carsmartsradio.com

They are slated to begin broadcasting at 11am for one hour on 610ESPN radio. That Saturday slot will be the time slot for at least until May, with a few preemptions for football and basketball (Villanova).

The radio station kept the rates the same for Steve even though we’re now going to the larger radio station. This is very exciting!



GOOD NEWS - WE ARE ACCEPTING CLASSIFIED ADS -

Good news - We now accept Classified Ads in our weekly Inner Circle emails. Over the years several customers have asked about placing an ad in our weekly Inner Circle.

Here are the options and the costs.

Ads can be from any individual or company. It needs to be automotive related, meaning it does not need be specifically Turbo Regal related. It can be for something for sale or something wanted.

Maximum number of words is 125 words, which is about 7 to 9 lines of copy. No photos. You can list a website. We recommend you state your name, phone number or email, a price, and your location in your ad.

The cost for 2 consecutive weeks is $25. The cost for 4 consecutive weeks is $40. You save $10 with the 4-week plan. No changes can be made to your existing running ad. You can only run one ad at any given time. We will have a code system at the end of your ad, so we will know what week number your ad is to run - 2 or 4 weeks.

It can be an ad for something for sale or an ad for something you are looking for.

We have never missed a single week since we started the Inner Circle email format in 2009. It’s something I enjoy doing and I just always seem to have enough material to write about.

Our weekly Inner Circle reaches over 3,300 members every Wednesday direct to their inbox. The Inner Circle also appears every Wednesday on our website with the related photos. Your ad would be visible to both groups of readers. So, the exposure to your ad is well over 3,200 potential buyers.

Ads submitted properly by the previous Sunday would appear that next Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads must be submitted by email to - denniskirban@yahoo.com

Payment by credit card must be done by phone to our office 215-766-1611 x 0.



NOTE - IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE BUICK RARE PARTS SECTION -

If you are not able to see the Buick Rare Parts section at the end of this Inner Circle, it is because you are not an Inner Circle member, but instead are reading this on the website. You must subscribe to see the Rare Parts section each week. It would go directly to your inbox every Wednesday afternoon. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. Simply email - Christina@kirbanperformance.comto get on our weekly Inner Circle email.

The Buick Rare Parts section is only viewed by those that subscribe. Subscription is free, so complaints on what I write are nonexistent!



EMAILS TO KIRBAN PERFORMANCE -

NOTE- If you email us and do NOT get a timely reply, be sure to check your “SPAM” folder. Some emails do not go thru.

If you need to email us, use -  christina@kirbanperformance.com



TIPS AND IDEAS YOU HAVE TRIED -

If there are any tips or ideas you want to share with our readers, email me –denniskirban@yahoo.com



TIP FROM KIRBAN –

It’s best to make your major purchases before the end of the year. Because of the tariffs that have been put in place, many companies will be raising their prices beginning in January. We are already getting word of price increases from some of our suppliers.



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

URGENT NEED - Powermaster brake units. The must be complete. We will now issue you a Letter of Credit for $150 for each acceptable core. We currently will not buy any powermaster units outright, only Letter of Credit towards parts.

If you ship to us, the post office is the cheapest method. Pack the item(s) with a note with your name, address and phone number. These are the only 2 items we are currently accepting as cores.

MAIL - Ship to Address -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
PO BOX 1199
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949

UPS - Ship to Address -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
6201 Kellers Church Road
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949-1199



TECH CALLS -

If you need technical information, it’s best to email - Christina@kirbanperformance.com rather than call us. We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours. Please remember I have very little knowledge of the mechanical workings of the engine.



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US –

1984-1987 BUICK REGAL (Including Turbo Regals) -
HOOD STOPPERS (2) AND HOOD STUD BUMPERS (2) SET

In many cases, these will fit older GM cars (1958 and up) that used this same format.

GM used studs that rust over a period of time and the rubber bumper stopper gets hard. A rusted stud makes adjustments difficult. A hard rubber stopper can lead to squeaks when you drive over a rough part of the road.

By making them in stainless, you are assured they will not rust.

Each one comes with a new rubber stopper included.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7804 Rubber Stoppers (15) Set, #6507 Reproduction “Fan Caution” Decal, and #6502 Reproduction “ACCESSORY BELT ROUTING” Decal

Another excellent replacement for any under-the-hood restoration.

7842 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (Including Turbo Regals) - Hood Stoppers (2) and Hood Stud Bumpers (2) Set - $16.95 / set

Here is a link to this Hood Stoppers and Stud Bumpers Set on our website.



GM LICENSED “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” T-SHIRTS

For the many Turbo Regal enthusiasts out there, we now carry this handsome GM licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” T-shirt in 3 different T-shirt colors - white - black - dark gray. Shirts are high-quality pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Design colors are red, orange, white, and black.
We only stock the three most popular sizes - LARGE, X LARGE and XX LARGE.

NOTE - Size XXX-LARGE is available as a special order if you call our office - 215-766-1611 x 0.

This sharp design features the Grand National logo along with the Turbo-six logo on the front.

T-shirt makes a great statement at a car show and also makes a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related items - #7671, #7672 and #7673 “TOP 10 REASONS I OWN A BUICK GRAND NATIONAL” T-Shirts in LARGE, X-LARGE and XX-LARGE.

Here are the 9 options for these T-shirts.
7845-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7845-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7845-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

7846-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7846-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7846-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

7847-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7847-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7847-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

Here is a link to these T-shirts on our website.



ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS -

If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION FOR TURBO REGAL PARTS -

Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. We also may buy your new or used parts. Simply email me a list -denniskirban@yahoo.com. 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.



NOTE - ABOUT LINKS IN THE INNER CIRCLE -

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.
 
You may need to "UPDATE" your browser to be use you are using the current version.



NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE -

We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these must 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 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ABOUT OUR EMAILS -

Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com 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.



IN CLOSING –

Be sure to submit your single guess by email to - denniskirban@yahoo.com for the annual Thanksgiving M&Ms contest as soon as possible. The winners will be announced in the November 28th Inner Circle.

Remember, there is NO Inner Circle next week because of our Thanksgiving schedule.