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    Shane, I have been following part of a thread...

    Shane, I have been following part of a thread where there is talk about vehicular conspicuity related to the color of the se7en. When it comes to your Stalker, I don't think that too many people...
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    Dale, I very much appreciate you waiting up for...

    Dale, I very much appreciate you waiting up for me on the second day. That was an act of kindness. I wasn't calling anybody stupid. I was saying that I felt our group behavior on public roadways was...
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    Shane, Sorry to see your Storker go. I am sure...

    Shane, Sorry to see your Storker go. I am sure that people do not know how fully sorted that particular car is since you rebuilt it (updated chassis) with many components that were not available to...
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    Thanks for your thoughtful insights Kitcat. Croc,...

    Thanks for your thoughtful insights Kitcat. Croc, Kitcat has admitted by self-proclamation to hold the secondary title of Sir Spinsalot! Someday, when things settle down, I would love to see both of...
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    Kitcat, Can't say that I am overly impressed with...

    Kitcat, Can't say that I am overly impressed with your fellow Cincinnatian wandering all over the double yellow lines of country lanes demonstrating his 7 on BAT. I sold my last sevenesque car after...
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    Bruce, Happy Holidays! I have been enjoying the...

    Bruce, Happy Holidays! I have been enjoying the 2019 Stingray as a fun bopping around car in the countryside. My wife is not all that excited about riding along and feel exposed in low slung cars so...
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    In my above comments, I added some confusion...

    In my above comments, I added some confusion concerning the Classic XL Stalker that is out in California. After talking with Glen Minehart, he advised that the Classic XL's have the same frontal...
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    Lightguy, Croc's answer to the build issues of a...

    Lightguy, Croc's answer to the build issues of a 420r vs a Stalker XL are spot on. Shane (aka xcarguy) has numerous builds with the original Brunton Stalker classic chassis. I have owned both the...
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    I am sure you are going to gives us curious folks...

    I am sure you are going to gives us curious folks more pics, any lingering problems with the car and an asking price. Neat looking car from the one picture.
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    Congrats Richard on the very fun car. If you want...

    Congrats Richard on the very fun car. If you want to zip around cones faster like in slaloms, you can consider installing a faster steering rack. The rack that they typically come with is more track...
  11. Hey Dave, I went from se7esque cars to a...

    Hey Dave, I went from se7esque cars to a Corvette. Time to start shredding:smash: Just kidding. Vettes are indeed quite porky compared to the lithe Caterhams but have some amenities that are usually...
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    Spitfun, I was talking recently with Glen...

    Spitfun, I was talking recently with Glen Minehart, the father of Scott Minehart who makes Stalker cars, and Glen was mentioning that Classic Stalkers with LS engines are less than ideal for...
  13. Congrats on the spectacular Caterham Yogi! Bruce...

    Congrats on the spectacular Caterham Yogi! Bruce really spec'd this car out exceptionally well. After watching Croc's video of his RHD 420r in Europe, I realized even more, what a potent track...
  14. Kitcat, That is great information for myself and...

    Kitcat, That is great information for myself and others to know about. I am not sure how many Caterhams Kampena Motors is selling in the Sonoma, CA region but as you and others know, they too have...
  15. Yogi, In my exploration of buying this car, I...

    Yogi,

    In my exploration of buying this car, I had the same question about the seats because I have shrunk to 5'7". In talking with Bruce Beachman, he said that the seats are on sliders and that...
  16. Hi fellow se7en lovers. I had a very lengthy...

    Hi fellow se7en lovers. I had a very lengthy conversation with Bruce Beachman of Beachman Racing concerning the Caterham 420r that is ready to be crated and shipped to the USA. As some of you know, I...
  17. It was sold some time ago at Gator Motorsport.

    It was sold some time ago at Gator Motorsport.
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    Senna, Those large yellow "torpedo" looking...

    Senna, Those large yellow "torpedo" looking devices with the circular hydraulic rubber collars are large inside diameter pipe bending mandrels with the size of pipe they are used for labeled on the...
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    This thread reminds me of most of the expensive...

    This thread reminds me of most of the expensive hobbies I have been involved in. There seems to be a standing mantra that most of us repeat to our wives periodically: "Honey, if I die, please don't...
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    Mike, Talk about a piece of history. I often had...

    Mike, Talk about a piece of history. I often had wondered until today why Weber carburetors were designed and originally manufactured in Italy. It turns out the Eduardo Weber, the son of two Swiss...
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    John, It was likely Ward Memorial Blvd. I never...

    John, It was likely Ward Memorial Blvd. I never talked with the driver of the car that got caught so my understanding of the story came from hearsay of some of the other IV residents at the twin...
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    John, In 1968 while going to school in Santa...

    John, In 1968 while going to school in Santa Barbara, CA, a kid that lived in the private dorms (Francisco Torres) we lived in Isla Vista, was loaned a Lamborghini Miura S as his "school" car for a...
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    Skip, There are 2020 Vettes galore down here in...

    Skip, There are 2020 Vettes galore down here in Florida. Just go to Cargurus and you will find a half dozen of them for sale. Some at actual MSRP.
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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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