Hey folks, not too much to report here, despite the year that has passed.
One advance is the engine - which was built and blueprinted by board hero "gaz" (Jim) who lives nearby. He does excellent work. Cooper performance did a nice CNC valvejob, and Jim cleaned up the ports, installed the pistons, set the squish, valvesprings, degreed the Cosworth intake cam and stock exhaust cam, and a bunch of other stuff. This is the first time I haven't built my own engine, and I have to say I could get used to it :) I will take it to Brian Livengood soon and report back with dyno charts running U4.4 gas, which should pass tech with the SCTA.
I also made some small chassis changes, swapped the fuel tank, and decided to use a wet nitrous kit instead of dry. I will update when that's installed, but basically it will use nozzles mounted in the throttle bodies, using 43psi from the Walbro pump. NX helped me pick out a few sets of pills to run with E85 and this set up, starting easy with 40hp. I'll tune it with Brian, then pull everything off and try for the gas class record first.
I hope to take the bike out to the first El Mirage meet in May and try the beat the M-G 1000 minimum at 144. On asphalt I've been 186 on a similar bike, so it's within reach.
happy new year,