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I think there is at least 12" between the intake tracts.

This wouldn't be too hard to make a shroud to fit. Of course, How would your alternator like that current draw? I suppose a new efficient version wouldn't care.

My $0.02... I think the largest limitation is the excess combustion heat and its ability to saturate the heads. This means there is a fundamental requirement to keep the combustion chamber as cool as possible. The ceramic thermal barrier coatings have already been mentioned. Why not mill out two rows of fins off the sides of the head and weld a section of aluminum square tubing down each head. Tie the tubing together and pump some water through. A small radiator would work fine connected to an electric water pump. Now go crank up the boost with your water-assist, air-cooled heads. Of course, Grady Clay's "rubbermaid" solution would be much easier and cheaper to implement.
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