Hi everyone, Just wanted to give you a heads up and some possible background on this intake. I was approached last Tuesday by a member on this forum advising me that he had 2 of these manifolds for sale at $1800 each, or if I purchased both, I could have them for $1700 each plus paypal fees, one was to be shipped, the other I was to pick up at Road Atlanta this weekend (Dec 4-5). I got a phone call yesterday 11/28 that the manifolds had been sold, and that my paypal payment would be refunded, at the same time, I received an email from Scott Minch, who has a couple of selling accounts on ebay under the names of Northwoodgt and SteveAustin offering one of these intakes for $5000. Scott has a prototype engine with one of these on it, and I was thinking about buying the complete engine back in June of this year, but just did not have the room for it, at that time I offered Scott $5000 for the manifold alone to be used for a Vortech install on my car as the intake throat is shorter and might clear the blower, but he turned me down and indicated that he only had the one complete manifold plus some lowers I replied to Scott indicated that the party on this site could possibly obtain 2 more and asked if he would wait until this Saturday b4 posting it, I sent him a snipit of the email I received from the original seller with photos to show that I was not making it up. Well low and behold, no reply from Scott and the manifold has been listed on Ebay for $5500 plus shipping. Plus the odd thing is that I have been blocked form bidding on it with a 100% good feedback rating... Scott, we have done alot of business in the past, Are you pissed that I may have been able to purchase one or 2 of these at a 3rd of what you are selling your's for? I really don't care about the price if it comes to that, as I have more money than I know what to do with, but, I did not make it by throwing away $3200 if I can get a better deal elsewhere, I am ready to buy it if you want to sell, if not, would appreciate it if you don't play games, everyone knows your stuff is priced high to begin with, but it is a free market and you can charge what you wish, you just won't be real popular down the road when things get hard and you really need to sell My point here is this: 1) If you offer something for sale and take money for the item, please be sure you have it in your possession b4 offering it. (I wish I could borrow $1751 for a week interest free) 2) Have a little integrity when buying and selling, there are enough people in this world trying to pull something and make a buck, not that I am saying tha Scott has done anything wrong, and this is a free market society, but at least try not overcharge fellow svt'ers well I thought this would be for interesting reading, and I will get off my soap box now.... I hope everyone had a nice Holiday regards Bill A.