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06-05-2019 Inner Circle

06-05-2019 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 06-05-2019 –

BREAKING NEWS - FOR SALE - 2007 MUSTANG COUPE SIX-CYLINDER MANUAL 5-SPEED -

What makes this 2007 Mustang unusual is one simple fact. The car has only been driven 3,000 miles since it was purchased new in Tennessee by a 75-year-old man. It is now up in my area being sold by one of the family members. Car is red with a black interior deluxe model with the Window Sticker. Car is 100% original. The car is a good color combo and an inexpensive Pony car that you can enjoy. It still has the new car smell without the new car cost!

You are basically buying a brand new 2007 Mustang in the year 2019! The price tag is $10,900. If you are interested, email me denniskirban@yahoo.com  I do have photos of the exterior. 



TURBO REGAL WRIST WATCH –

A while ago I found this cool looking Turbo Regal wrist watch on ebay. The dial depicts the analog style dash found in the Turbo Regals complete with the grey leather-wrapped steering wheel in front of the analog dash format. We actually had one that we auctioned off at our recent Open House. If you saw that wrist watch, this is the exact same wrist watch. If your eye sight is exceptionally good, you can actually read the mph numbers! See Rare Parts section as we have a limited number of them available.

PHOTO - 1 Shows this handsome unique brand new Turbo Regal wrist watch. The wrist watch comes in a nice gift box. The dial is approximately 1¼ diameter with a stainless-steel band with removable links. See the Rare Parts section for price.



DODGE DEMON LIGHT-UP DISPLAY SIGN –

By chance last week I stopped at the local Dodge Dealer. My son and I have an account with almost every car dealer in the Doylestown area. I remember a while ago seeing this cool light up Demon logo sign based on the Dodge Demon. The price tag was $260. I wondered since we had a wholesale account, would it apply to the Demon sign? If so I would be a possible buyer.

The parts guy said he would check with the manager as to what he could sell it to me for. He came back and said the manager would sell it for half their cost since they had it for over six months. My price was just $110! Naturally, I bought it with no hesitation.

So, next time you pass a Dodge dealer, stop in. You may get lucky. If they have a Demon sign that is gathering dust, they may want to sell at a reduced price.

If you check ebay, they run $250 or more.

PHOTO 2 – Shows this Demon logo sign lit and turned off. The Demon sign measures approximately 22 inches wide by 10 inches high at its highest point. The Demon is considered one of the quickest U.S. production cars when it was first introduced. A record the GNX held back in 1987. Any U.S. factory dealer logo sign associated with a fast production car will surely increase in value in years to come. This cool sign now hangs in my home office.



MORE AUTOGRAPHS FROM MY PRIVATE COLLECTION –

We recently showed the Maxine figure autographed by the artist that created Maxine for Hallmark Greeting cards. I have many different framed prints that I had Molly sign on several of his visits to our house for the events he attended. I also visited Don Garlits several years back and bought a number of items autographed by him. I also had Bill Campbell, the co-founder of Hurst, autograph several items for me as well over the years. I was at an event years ago and met Vic Edelbrock and was fortunate enough to get his autograph as well.

PHOTO 3 – The top left photos shows just one of the signed prints that Molly autographed years ago for me. The top middle shows the Hurst hat autographed by Bill Campbell. The top right photo shows the Edelbrock hat autographed by Vic Edelbrock. The lower photo shows virtually a one-of-a-kind item signed by Don Garlits, the tailgate off his Dodge truck that got dented. I am sure Don Garlits has signed many items over the years, but there can’t be many autographed tailgates signed by Don Garlits. This one sits against my desk at home.



SCHOOL IS OUT –

June, as many of you know marks the end of the school year, and graduation for others. My wife Eileen graduated in 1967. I graduated in 1965. I was in Vietnam, so I could not attend her graduation that June of 1967. The senior class was slightly over 100 students. The high school was set up with a courtyard that was only accessible by regular size doors. Two of Eileen’s fellow classmates, Norm and Duane, hit upon the idea of “why not put a car inside the courtyard”? This would be an engineering feat because the car would have to be disassembled in order to fit through the doors to get to the courtyard.

The idea was set in motion and donations were collected to buy a car for the project. It was discussed with the school principle, Mr. George Robinson, who thought they were completely out of their minds but agreed to give them permission and a key to have access to the courtyard with one provision. It would have to be removed prior to graduation.

Several guys helped with the project. They purchased a Hillman with a blown engine from Heller’s junkyard for a mere $25. (Heller’s junkyard actually ended up with several of my cars!). The cost was refundable upon the return of the vehicle intact!

Now the engineering part came into play. How to take a car through the door opening, which was 54 inches high by 36 inches wide. In another student’s garage, they unbolted the various parts that could be unbolted from the Hillman. The roof posts and door jambs were clean cut with a hack saw and round rods were inserted in the posts to align and hold the roof on when it was reassembled in the courtyard.

Wheels, tires, and gas tank was removed. Using an acetylene cutting torch, the car was cut from front to back down the center, frame, and cross members. They then welded 12 inch by ¾ pipe to each crossmember at the center line to accommodate a ½ inch round rod to slide inside to reconnect the two cut halves of the frame at the time of reassembly.

It was then loaded into a pick-up truck on a Sunday night and reassembled in the courtyard in time for the students to see it Monday morning. At the last minute, they painted “Class of 67” on the side of the car.

The two local newspapers came out and photographed the car and called it “A rather unique feat in the history of the school.” To our knowledge, this feat has never been topped to this day at Lower Moreland!

Heller’s junkyard took the Hillman back, but did not return their $25 investment because it was in parts. In looking back, it would have been nice if the school had agreed to keep it there as a remembrance of the class of 1967!

PHOTO 4 - Shows two different views of this remarkable feat accomplished for just $25 and the work of some ingenious 1967 Lower Moreland graduates. The photo on the right is a small article that appeared in the school paper.



UPDATE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TEST PIPE AND 4-BOLT FLANGE GASKET –

As I write this week’s Inner Circle we are either completely out of test pipes or, at best, only have 1 or 2 left. It’s best to call prior to placing your order 215-766-1611X0. If it is not on the website as part #7422, then they are sold out.



GNX #206 FOR SALE –

We are selling GNX #206 for one of our long-time customers. While several GNXs can be found for sale on the internet, what separates this one from the pack is not only does it have the GNX book and GNX jacket but the trunk is full of everything associated with a GNX and all the documents back to the original owner in 1988. It is a 2-owner car. This GNX has never been advertised since the current owner purchased it in 1998.

It has been garaged with the wheels off the ground. Even the steering wheel was covered. Most unusual is that the little rubber bumpers are on both doors that came on the car when it was shipped is still on the car! I did not count them but Molly’s signature appears on a dozen or more items, including the GNX jacket. Car has 100% original paint and 100% stock. Front and rear fillers have just been replaced in the last 30 days.

The car still smells factory new. Mileage is 23,839 and original. Car has the latest PA inspection. It’s close to 100% perfect in every regard. The factory paint is outstanding, a term you seldom see used on a black Regal of any version. The price tag is $99,900. To help ease the pain, since I hold a license, I am open to consider any car or cars in partial trade. Trade value cuts down the sales tax bite and out-of-pocket money. Remember, a partial trade car need not be a Turbo Regal. It can even be more than one car. Buying this example eliminates any surprises that some of the other GNXs seem to have that are for sale. This GNX is one that can only advance in value. You can email me for more photos. My email is denniskirban@yahoo.com



NEW PRODUCT COMING DESIGNED FOR JEEP OFF-ROADING –

A local company has patented a clever new product and we are the marketing agent for this new product. Jeeps are well known for having over heating issues especially when used to pull a trailer or to go off-roading.

Until now the solution has been to install lovers or vents in the hood to let the heat escape. The problem with this is the vents are open all the time. So, when it rains water gets under the hood and can cause issues with the electronics under the hood.

This company has developed a vent system that is heat activated so the vents close automatically when the engine is cooled down. No wiring is involved. The vent system is flush mounted on the hood of any Jeep and can be painted. The vent system is made from 6061 T aluminum.

In the next several months we will be approaching various Jeep companies about this new product. This clever product will be on display at our Open House. The Jeep off road market is huge. This product can be adapted to virtually any flat hood to allow heat out of the engine compartment. Email me denniskirban@yahoo.com for more details and photos.



URGENT REQUEST –

We have an urgent need for usable 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering wheel cores. Each acceptable core is worth a Letter of Credit of $100. Help us help others by sending us any acceptable cores you may have. The cheapest method to send them is by mail. Ship to Kirban Performance, PO Box 1199, Plumsteadville, PA 18949. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.



CARSMARTS RADIO IS ON THE AIR AND ON THE WEB! –

Turbo V6 enthusiast Steve Saffier (who produced “The Dennis Kirban Story” on YouTube last year) is producer and host of a new automotive radio program broadcasting live every Saturday from 11am - 12 noon on 610 ESPN radio (the old WIP 610 am for those in the area.) The show talks about different aspects of the car world and Steve’s affinity for Turbo Regals and Syclone/Typhoons often is expressed in nearly every show.

You can tune in live or livestream the show at http://www.610espn.com from anywhere in the world.



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 –

With Tariffs in place with China and possibly elsewhere be prepared as prices on parts from various vendors (myself included) are bound to increase!



CAR SHOW LOCAL TO US
THIS COMING SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 –
Jamison, PA

This event is always a good event held on the grounds of the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology located at 2740 York Road in Jamison. This is where Darrell went to tech school as we lived about 2 miles from the school in nearby Furlong on Sugarbottom Road. I plan to go.



2019 TURBO BUICK RELATED CAR SHOWS EVENTS -

To get your Turbo Regal event for 2019 listed here, you must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com Also, send me a copy of the flyer promoting the event.



1ST ANNUAL BUICK BASH AT THE QUAKE -
FRIDAY& SATURDAY - JUNE 14 & 15, 2019
Quaker City Motorsports Park, 10225 West South Range Road, Salem, OH 44460

For more info, contact John Csordas 914-447-6068 johncsordas@optonline.net or Denny Moore 330-647-3615 gsca3216@aol.com - www.quakercitymotorsportspark.com



EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS -
FRIDAY& SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 20TH& 21ST, 2019
Cecil County Dragway, 1916 Theodore Road, Rising Sun, Maryland

This will be the 23rd year. Host hotel Information: Comfort Inn located just off exit 100 on I-95. Call 410-287-7100 and mention Northeast GS/GN Club for special pricing. For more info, contact John Csordas 914-447-6068 johncsordas@optonline.net or Jim Chaudrue 215-266-1052 -phillyturbosix@comcast.net



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.

CLASSIFIED ADS –

For Sale - 1987 Regal Turbo-T
1987 Regal Turbo-T, fully documented with 58K miles, including original owner’s info, warranty booklet, warranty cards, owner notes, etc. Carfax also included for ownership and mileage documentation. Lots of receipts and only the best Kirban parts used. Car has never been wrecked or damaged. Color is the rare Rosewood with mint burgundy interior and W02 black-out trim package and Kirban GNX-style wheels and new tires. Stunning combination. Adult driven, runs and drives like new, smooth, quiet and fast. Stainless exhaust and the usual performance enhancements but the engine has never been modified. 

I am in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Please call for more info and pictures. No disappointments, first person to see this car will probably buy it. $23,500
Call Ken, 440-655-8731 Week 1 of 4



WANTED TO BUY – NOS Buick Parts for 1986 and 1987 Buick Turbo Regal. Have you sold your Buick Turbo Regal and have NOS Buick Turbo parts left or have a NOS collection you are interested in selling? Are you located in NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA, MD, DE VA, OH, IL, MI, or IN? I travel to purchase and am a CASH buyer – so no shipping, e-bay or Paypal issues. No part too small or too big. Please call or e-mail and leave message anytime. All calls and e-mails will be returned. Contact Jason Maxfield at (416) 399-7265 or jkmaxfield@gmail.com Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Thank You Week 1 of 4.



FOR SALE - 1986 T-Type ex FBI car with documents. Owned for almost 22 years rebuilt motor 1500 miles maybe with 500 plus RWH car is white with GTA wheels I had made with the right offset 16×9 and 16×8 burgundy interior in nice shape 140 factory dash CD radio air bags with GNX flares. Many top of the line parts used, car not driven.

It's not mint but it's a good condition 2 and a half I think, but it's all there EGT gauge scan master new power master and a lot invested in 22 years. Bids start at 20 K serious seekers please. Call after noon California time. Stephen Donegan – Hayward, CA - 510-706-2800 Week 3 of 4



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. To subscribe simply email - Christina@kirbanperformance.com to get our free 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



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

URGENT NEED –

POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS. Unit must be complete. We will issue you a Letter of Credit for $150 for each acceptable core.

TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock turbo. They must be complete. We will issue you a $150 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core.

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 –

GM Licensed –
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL 22-Ounce BEVERAGE TUMBLER MUG

This GM licensed 22-ounce beverage tumbler is made of a durable double-wall stainless steel vacuum construction with copper insulation. This allows the beverage to stay cold for 24 hours or hot for at least 6 hours!

The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the tumbler. On-trend, durable powder coating, and easy sipping with a push-on lid with a wide opening for comfortable filing and pouring. An Eastman Tritan T straw is included.

The Grand National Turbo-six logo is imprinted in red, orange and white.

It makes a great statement at a car show, and also makes a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic.

This is another excellent Buick enthusiast gift idea.

7875 - GM Licensed - BUICK GRAND NATIONAL 22-ounce Beverage Tumbler Mug - $24.95

Here is a link to this Tumbler on our website.



GM Licensed –
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL BASEBALL-STYLE EMBROIDERED BLACK HAT

This GM licensed 6-panel structured low crown pre-curved visor black hat is made from moisture wicking polyester. It has a micro-hook/loop closure in the back.

The black hat has the Grand National Turbo-six logo embroidered in red, orange and white on the front and adjustable in the back.

This is another excellent Buick enthusiast gift idea.

7876 - GM Licensed - BUICK GRAND NATIONAL Baseball-style Embroidered Black Hat - $17.95

Here is a link to this Hat 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 –

Remember, local to us this coming Saturday, June 8th is a Classic Muscle Car show at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology located at 2740 York Road, Jamison, PA.