Yea, cool tools are great to have, but if you'll only use them once in a blue moon... why drop a grand, eh? We need to re-read Norm's casting metals
thread. He's built a machine shop out of scrap metal, basically
So my modded mount held up pretty good after "riding it like I stole" if for a good 1/2 hour for a good stress test. It screams too, I'd bet if I had a 36t it'd keep up with my 29er easily. I'm running no head gasket, after lapping head/jug from 220 down to 1500, trimmed skirt, cleaned transfer ports, port matched, mmmm... Or as Tim the Toolman would say, "Arrgh arrgh argh argh"