As I wandered off the reservation with my T1, first with the Chico Performance 2332 and the Chinese Nickies (that split), then with the dry-sump conversion, then with the twin-plug 2276, then with the stupid bee-hives - I've thought many times along the way, "why, oh why, did I not just get a big T4?"
... and now I know.
Thanks for taking one for the team, @Jimmy V. None of us set out to be a cautionary tale, but sometimes the desire for "more" just sucks the life and money right out of us. That motor has broken your bones, and is going for your marrow now. Don't let it win.
We're all pulling for you, and I (for one) want to drive this beast when it's done. I'll mow your lawn, wax your work truck, buy you a beer - whatever. I just gotta' ride this tiger once you tame it.
What a magnificent beast.