My name is Jack Keane.
I completely understand your stance at this point. Frankly, when you first started to mention that you would be willing to do this build, I was thinking to myself, who is this guy??? He is in Indiana, and although you had very good answers from the beginning, I thought to myself, I'm in Mass and I just now signed up to this site asking for advice on a topic that most would shrug off as insane. Why would some guy almost immediately offer his help???
After Googling your name I started to realize why though. You had a similar idea for your build and I think through all my long and detailed posts you could see that I was determined to do this the way I have been dreaming or not do it at all. As the gmhightech article said "the kind of sort who bucks convention". I think, no I know, you understand why I want to build it the way I do. And I agree you do not know me and I am in no way expecting you to do any of the legwork for me until we can get to a point where we both decide, in union, to make a go at this. That is why I have said things like, "if you care to take a look", because I know you have no obligation or reason to read through that page at this point. I understand your time is valuable and at this time we are still very much in the "dream" phase (that's why this isn't in the build section yet). There is no guarantee we will decide to make a go of it and as such I wouldn't expect you to invest any real time or effort into the project at this point. Although, I am sure it goes without saying, that if I can make it happen, I certainly will. I know I am somewhat reiterating what you have said but my perogative in doing so is to show you that I am aware of where you stand. I will say that I appreciate you having invested so much time to answer all of my questions so far. There was no motivation or reward for you to do so and this makes me believe the only reason you have is because you have a REAL interest in this idea.
As far as people saying yay or nay on you building my motor has to go.... I think there are enough threads and posts made by you and others over the years to allow me to make an informed decision by myself. I havnt read a fraction of it yet and for some reason the oldest threads only show page numbers and no actual posts. The main reason why I think it would be wonderful for you to do this build is because your car has already tried and tested the majority of parts I would like to use in my build. That goes for the Transmission and 10 Bolt also. Believe me I see the value in using parts that you are running at 1500hp in my application!
So needless to say, I understand where we stand, and I also understand that while I can read ALOT about you, you can't read anything about me. So the only thing you have to go off of is this thread. I know the proof is in the pudding and I really hope we can get a screw to your door in the not toooooo distant future. And I do NOT expect anyone to work for free. I wouldn't work for free so why should you?
That being said, the project will DEFINITELY be done in bites. As I said I plan to mimic financing and as such will be doing the car in sections hopefully. I also have mentioned that I am in no rush as I would like everything to be done right if it's going to be done at all. That's why, after I get the specs from KB, I would like to immediately start getting my costs lined up in terms of the rear end, suspension, driveshaft, and transmission. Like I said I'd like to get the car setup from the torque converter back and drive it (or ship it if I have to...) out to you. After some more research I will send my tranny to Rossler at your suggestion and I would like to go with internals similar if not the same to yours even though I will (almost certainly) never run anywhere close to 1500hp. Same goes for the level of parts in the rear and of course for the motor down the road. Like you said, the other benefit to going overkill now is that it will be easier to make more power down the road if I ever desire. The main benefit for me, for now, however is reliability!
Are we on the same page?