What am I most Thankful for today? It might quite possibly be the same thing you are!
I'm happy to announce that all of the heads have had the deck-side CNC machined by the high school shop students of the SkillsUSA program in Winnett, Montana. The top sides, spark plug holes and threads, and stud bosses are being machined starting this week. This process will take less time than the initial one because the heads can now be easily located off the stud holes, whereas machining the gasket side required tedious indexing, especially in a learning environment, and where a single mistake was not an option! The heads will then travel from Winnett to Bozeman where the bottom will finish surfaced at our local machine shop, Engine Machine and Supply by our own Tony Smith. We sincerely hope the first of them will be shipped by the 7th of December.
I appreciate your patience. I realize from afar it seems like one excuse after another. It has unfortunately just been a very steep learning curve from start to finish – from unexpected problems with the patterns that required extensive (and expensive) modifications, to delays and communication issues with the foundry, to spooling up the high school students, as well as their instructor on their first HAAS CNC. That being said, we are very happy with the finished product, and the prototype is already up and running.
For those of you who pre-ordered, I will be sending out an email through PayPal to verify your shipping address soon.
I will have another batch of fifteen EDGY cast for next year, but I will not list them for sale until they are ready to ship!
Side covers will be available soon, and the EFI intake is being drafted by the pattern maker as we speak.
Again, my apologies and thank you for your patience!