Yep. Going to put a cold air intake on it. and upgrade the supercharger to a twin supercharger while I'm at it.
Thinking about adding NOS too...
But seriously, I've been doing some reading and found several pages:http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/BioFuel/CatRetrofit/CatRetrofit.htmhttp://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/QA_Templates/info/1677/
I don't think I want to install a cat into my furnace chimney but I'm thinking seriously about the cold air intake and also the secondary burn modifications.
My stove has been badly abused by the previous owner, nearly all the electronics (Wires, Wirenuts, thermostaty thingy) had been melted due to over firing and an improperly oriented draft inducer damper flapper thingy among other problems. Which compounded the overfiring because the blower motor wires got fried but the draft inducer motor wires had not, so the draft inducer ran until the stove was cranking out 600+ degrees on the chimney and over 300 degrees on the heat exchanger goober thing. (Measured with infrared thermometer, flue gases were quite likely much higher)
All of this together melted the cast iron grate for the ashes to fall through to the point it was no longer a grate but more of a rod.
I've fixed the electronics, re-manufactured the dampery thing so that it works now.
Last night I put 4 pieces of wood into it, the blower fan ran on and off from about 9pm to somewhere between 3 and 5 am. it kept the house at 65 all night, and its still holding around 60 now after the fire has been out all day.
I'm quite happy with that as that indicates I might be able to get away with far less than the ~20 face cord estimate I was given by the previous homeowners.
As you can tell I'm an absolute furnace expert, I know all the technical terms and proper names for components.