wow, fishguts, this is some pretty amazing stuff you're doing. really impressive!
i gotta admit, when you first started this post, i started reading and thought, "wow. a micargi with a four stroke. yaaaawn..." and i never checked back until now.
i know, i know, i'm a bike racist. i'm working on some tolerance.
it's awesome the way you're doing this all yourself, fiberglass work, casting parts, welding, etc... those kinda crafts/skills/trades are pretty much lost these days. it's really impressive.
reading about you adding solder seams and imperfections to your "copper" tank struck me as funny, since on my real copper tanks, i'm striving to get rid of all that.
i can't wait to see this thing spewing steam and chugging down the road.