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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    I discovered that I’d gained a little more weight over the past few months than I realized.
    Its that damn Outback steakhouse you keep hitting up in Secaucus every time you fly into Teteboro!
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Dear SpfldIL62701,

    Thank you for such a nice report on the Chassis #104 Superstalker. I have been trying to help Bill sell this car even though I have never seen it in person myself. This car was built for the seller's father who passed away about a year ago. the car only has about 1100 miles on it and was never driven hard. I personally know the fabricators that did the final assembly and they are the best. They built my chassis #21 and I could not be happier with their work. They are very professional and honest and have provided Turnkey Stalkers for others in the past. This was most likely the last one they built and did provide some custom options that the original owner wanted.

    Jack Banker
    Last edited by jbanker; 02-16-2020 at 06:56 PM.
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    2003 Stalker V6 with Clamshells (new owner C. Banker now in Maine)
    2009 turbocharged Ecotec SuperStalker
    2009 C6 Corvette Coupe
    1999 Miata MX-5 Classic Red (sold)
    2009 Miata MX-5 Grand Touring Competition Yellow (sold)
    Indy Region SCCA
    CHILL (Club House Indianapolis Lotus Lovers)

    http://www471.pair.com/stalkerv/gall...?g2_itemId=807
    http://www471.pair.com/stalkerv/gall...2_itemId=17181

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    Is that why your Porsche 944 project is lying neglected in your garage?
    The 951 is simply proof that I've elevated procrastination to an art form.

    -John
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    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spfldil62701 View Post
    The car is perfect, altering it would be to dishonor it. I did consider buying it and either modifying the current seat or having a custom seat made. Then I remembered all the occasions where friends of mine have bought something like this and I accused them of heresy when they took a Sawsall or other device to modify or make better something that was perfect to begin with.
    Nice try but no! A car is perfect when you own it and have made it yours. Its time for you to join my fellow forum members above. Modify the seats - thats part of making it yours. These cars are 'bitsas' - especially Stalkers - which have adopted half the parts catalog from Napa by taking a bit of this and a bit of that. They can be customized any which way. Owners have used all varieties of seats. So now its' time to think big for you.

    As your literal body double (no joking), I feel more than qualified to bring my vast and considerable bulk...err...experience and knowledge to this problem.

    The Stalker usually uses the Kirkey seats. These have sides which will munch up about 1-1.5 inches in lateral width from the seat cavity. That makes all the difference. Never been a fan of those seats personally - made out of the same aloominum foil I have in my kitchen. I think the Stalker seat cavity is around 17 inches wide. The Kirkeys slim that down to around 15.5 inches - thats designed for those with anorexia. Not designed for a real man who appreciates a good chicken sandwich and a pint or five of good beer.

    You have two broad options to get yourself in the drivers seat:

    Option 1
    Use the Caterham or Westfield style of seat. These have no sides instantly getting you back to the full width of the available space. 17 inches wide is the standard seat width in most airlines zoo class section. I can make that and I bet you can too - no lube needed. Those seats look like this:

    Caterham

    Attachment 16607

    Westfield

    Attachment 16608


    These are comfortable and work very well. The sides of the seat space will stop you from sliding around.


    Option 2

    If you are thinking of doing a lot of track work and want something that anchors you a little more firmly then I would suggest the resin bead seat option. I am in the middle of making one right now - refer here - scroll past the Tillet

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.p...903#post112903


    I am mid way through making one. You trim the foam back neatly, get some professional upholstery and it looks like below.




    There are also urethane versions of the kit plus you can get a pro to do one properly instead of a hacker like me.

    https://www.butlerbuilt.net/e-z-sert...ne-insert-kits


    Ok so you don't like options 1 or 2. So I have an Option 3. A Caterham SV chassis has a seat cavity width of 18inches+. I fit it comfortably. So much so I can even make a Tillet carbon seat (with a side!) fit plus get myself in there comfortably. In my old roadsport, fitted with the Caterham leather seat pictured above, back in 2008 I managed to squeeze 6'8" 320lb Karl in there with leg room to spare. I have even managed to fit a 350lb friend in there to take him out on track - put a dent in the performance admittedly. You would fit fine and there are a few for sale in the price range you are looking at.


    So there you go - your friends on this forum are determined to get you in a car that suits you better than your hairdresser's Miata. This is the best looking Stalker I have seen and it deserves a good new owner.

    Cheers
    mike

    PS - have a bourbon and buy it before I have a weak moment and buy it!
    Last edited by Croc; 02-16-2020 at 08:14 PM.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Although I prefer Croc's unedited post (Mike, don't tell me you've actually been swayed by all those HR mandated classes?!) even this version nailed it. If the car doesn't work for you, then it's not perfect and you shouldn't hesitate to make it yours. Let's face it, as nice as it is, no Stalker will ever be invited to participate at Pebble Beach and no one is going to lament it's lack of originality when it shows up on Bring a Trailer in 30 years. We aren't caretakers, we're owners. Embrace that reality and modify it to to your heart's content.

    In addition to the Caterham and Westfield seats, Intatrim makes some that may also work. http://www.intatrim.co.uk/. Now about your banking details I asked about earlier...

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    Its that damn Outback steakhouse you keep hitting up in Secaucus every time you fly into Teteboro!
    You mean those times Iíve been in Secaucus when you came over, had dinner with me....and encouraged me? Are those the times to which you are referring? If so, then yes....guilty as charged.
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    WOW... what a fun group. You are seriously a bunch of enablers. Almost like drug dealers (wait, isn't the first one usually free?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    Mike, don't tell me you've actually been swayed by all those HR mandated classes?
    Come on John. Classes? You know I am smarter than the average 300 pound bear. I easily avoided that. However, my little evil HR minions I inherited are slowly and insidiously turning my mind to the dark side. I am now being sensitive to the feelings of deviant alternative sexual persuasions - I have never been polite to attorneys before! And I thought being an actuary corrupted me. I no longer call chicks chicks. Alas, I am turning into an HR flunkey. So yes I edited my post to exclude 4 letter words, as I was sensitive to hurting the feelings of Spiffy or whatever his profile pronounces to. He could be an emotionally sensitive teetotal vegan in Texas driving a Prius. So all kidding aside ....


    Quote Originally Posted by Spfldil62701 View Post
    WOW... what a fun group. You are seriously a bunch of enablers. Almost like drug dealers (wait, isn't the first one usually free?)

    Life is too short to not drive good cars. We are men. We know. We get it. Our signatures below our posts show our enthusiasm for cars. So do it before your better half says "Honey...do you like the white or cream cabinets for my new kitchen? Or would you prefer wood?"
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Did I miss a price ?

    I used to weigh 265 and one day got sick and tired of looking in the mirror.
    Went on a Keto diet and lost 70 lbs in about 7 or 8 months.
    Now I'm exercising but only to add strength not to lose weight.
    Weight loss come from diet control.
    The way I figure it I eat about 1 hr per day max. The other 23 you pay for it.
    Although the beer went I switched to Scotch and water.
    Some sacrifices are too much to endure

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