Originally Posted by DriverJ
I'd rather they didn't die off, but that someone either ordered a huge run of noids to keep spares in circulation or someone came up with a way to use an Ego11 noid in one and sold it more widespread.
As someone who has tried exactly that keep in mind what you're saying. You want to custom make a part that allows you to drop in a ~$125 ego 11 noid into an older ego that's current value is around 150-200. And the SFR's on the 11 are (largely) worthless as they are defeated by the QEV's.
It'd be better to just have new manifold blocks made that allow for the use of more commonly available (& cheaper) 'off the shelf' solenoid solutions. Standard MAC noid for example.
....or sell your functioning 05/06 for the $150-200 add to it the $120 for the ego 11 solenoid add the $50-$75 for the custom block and you've got nearly enough for a used EGO 11.
I love my 05's and have modded mine to work like an ego 11, but the numbers mean it won't be a viable solution long term as very few want to pay for it.
About the only way I see it working is sourcing a machinist to make a drop in ram sleeve that has no QEV's and a provision to direct mount the noid. Or have a separate solution of elbows made with the correct threading to replace the QEV's and separately have A block made to mate up to an off the shelf solenoid solution.
You'd need to locate a machinist, determine his/her minimum and then work out a crowd funding for it. I'd do it myself, but I simply can't dedicate that much time to it, but if someone else wants to take this on, I'll offer as much support as I am able.