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    The Vette is a bit tame in some respects. Power...

    The Vette is a bit tame in some respects. Power to weight ratio could not match my Stalkers and the fun factor of my 300/400r Caterham that I had for a short time. I still want to autox but don't...
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    Croc, I can't believe that you finally realized...

    Croc, I can't believe that you finally realized that our Storkers look better than Donkervoorts! OTOH, the 1.5g's that Stalkers can pull turned out to be a bit much for my old inner ears. This past...
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    As an anecdotal data point, I reached Hunter, one...

    As an anecdotal data point, I reached Hunter, one of Hayes' sons at Wirewheel yesterday and alerted them to our thread and the family was aware of the critical posting on BAT. Hunter who has...
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    I found this beautiful 1991 RHD Westfield SEiW...

    I found this beautiful 1991 RHD Westfield SEiW (wide body) in Phoenix with reportedly 17k miles for $16k or reasonable offer. The owner reportedly has redone some of the mechanicals and interior. ...
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    Hayes at Wirewheel never listed a price for the...

    Hayes at Wirewheel never listed a price for the few days he had it up on his website AFAIK.
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    Bonjo2, Those Storkers are pure hoodlum buggies!...

    Bonjo2, Those Storkers are pure hoodlum buggies! However, when it comes to power to weight, that sport bike that blew by you in the tunnel likely had the edge but not four wheels on the ground. I...
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    Mike, It appears that the folks at Wirewheel in...

    Mike, It appears that the folks at Wirewheel in Vero Beach, Florida that was a few miles from my rental home last year may have decided to put this car up on Bringatrailer. It was on their website as...
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    You guys are being too esoteric! Vodka is the...

    You guys are being too esoteric! Vodka is the answer. It can help with toothaches, bad breath, virus laden countertops, etc.
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    Mike, Unfortunately, I think you are right on the...

    Mike, Unfortunately, I think you are right on the money (pun intended), about the value of our beautiful discretionary toys taking some financial hits moving forward for a period of time. As many...
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    Mike, That is indeed one of the cars. The car...

    Mike, That is indeed one of the cars. The car comes with a small, non-spec fuel tank (8.5 gallons IIRC) that someone would likely want to replace with a larger one. The air conditioner never worked...
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    Croc, You could rent your paddock when not using...

    Croc, You could rent your paddock when not using it. It is so clean and tidy that you could rent it out as a Day Surgery Center and take the rental proceeds and pay for support staff at your new...
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    Anker, Where is the maid's quarters? BTW, I...

    Anker, Where is the maid's quarters? BTW, I didn't know that you owned a Checrolet (See your car list)? I bought a Checrolet Vette but don't own a Checrolet Volt.
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    Wow, it is only 1.25 hours South of our current...

    Wow, it is only 1.25 hours South of our current home. Sadly, my spouse is tired of cooking and cleaning and with the acquisition costs, I don't think we could swing any domestic help? Thankfully, I...
  14. I am not a bird, I am a Stork! And Pee Wee took...

    I am not a bird, I am a Stork! And Pee Wee took me and my flock buddy, Mr. Bill, out. With that goofy outfit, I bet he couldn't even drive a Se7en worth a darn. Les Suave
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    IIRC, the tubing that Dennis and Scott used on...

    IIRC, the tubing that Dennis and Scott used on the Classic Stalkers was 1.25" OD vs 1.0" on the Caterhams. Those old GM 3.8 liter iron engines with aluminum heads (?) actually weigh more than a...
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    Very well said!!!

    Very well said!!!
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    Nah. More like about 1860 pounds. At least, that...

    Nah. More like about 1860 pounds. At least, that is what my XL weighed with 1/2 fuel and the slightly less powerful LS3/480. I suspect that the LS3/525 does not weigh anymore than my former engine....
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    The person who is his own doctor has a simpleton...

    The person who is his own doctor has a simpleton for a patient.:jester: My spouse already thinks she is married to a simpleton. I don't want to prove her correct:willy_nilly:
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    I suspect that I could figure out a way to stay...

    I suspect that I could figure out a way to stay hydrated in my 8-15 thousand square foot "villa" overlooking my exotic cars and the race track. Only problem I can foresee is that it is more likely...
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    Sadly, my pockets are shallower than my...

    Sadly, my pockets are shallower than my personality. What a terrific three days some people are going to have driving two of the most legendary tracks in the world. I wonder if Croc already has his...
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    "Unlikely there will be a post next Sunday as I...

    "Unlikely there will be a post next Sunday as I am in Bintan, Indonesia." Croc

    Ahem, it is unlikely that I will ever get a chance to visit Bintan, Indonesia (sob). Mike is probably having to...
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    Shane, I have finally been able to drill down on...

    Shane, I have finally been able to drill down on a couple of the prime "enablers" for this se7ens vice and they are the Double Mikes aka Croc and Kitcat. There is a "sevens disorder" known as folie a...
  23. The buyer of the Stalker XL was exceptionally...

    The buyer of the Stalker XL was exceptionally pleased when it arrived at his home in St. Paul, MN. He luckily had a few good days before Winter set in and went out for some fun blats. He commented to...
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    Mondo, I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of LA...

    Mondo, I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of LA and never thought a thing about the heat but I was also maybe 60 years younger. I also know that other than the Valley Fog, Bakersfield could get...
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    Shane, I can only drive slow cars now according...

    Shane, I can only drive slow cars now according to my wife who says I have been slow all my life? Is your Stalker sporting a souped up LS7 engine? Less and Pee Wee are digging the air conditioning....
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