I have been chasin' my tail for the past few months, and just came up for air. I will try to catch up on all the new posts and be a regular here over the next week.
I have been working (investing), building engines (bike, car, boats), working on the final details for a new supercharger I am bringing to market in 2007 (modular design for bikes through big block V8's), and helping my brother build boats - www.rpmpowerboats.com
(see the latest issue of Hot Boat magazine or the Feb issue of Powerboat magazine).
I spent the past few weekends on my flowbench/manometers and hope to get the 1050 Speed Triple head on it next weekend. My porting tools are sitting ready to go to work on it.
Racecomp - The final design is done, and the molds/castings are in the works.
CheapBastard - The coated parts look GREAT on the bike. Better than I imagined.
Dfib - The Shelby arrived, but the dealer got greedy and wanted ANOTHER $10K... I told him to get stuffed. So I bought a Lotus Elise and a spare engine that is apart, ported, and will be turbocharged and intercooled with Laminova air/water charge-cooler cores (and later supercharged as a test bed for a new supercharger design).
Av8tor - I completely agree. The Elise is stupid fun, and is quicker through the twisties than the Speed Triple - by a long shot.