well i broke down and bought myself another nitrous kit. i couldn't pass up the cheap price. it's a NOS 5177 kit. has a 15lb bottle, guage, blow tube, 2 nitrous noids, 1 purge, 6 ft of purge line. i got it from a guy who only used it to purge 1/4 of the bottl in 3 months. here's a couple pics of it in his car
i'll have pics of the install into my truck shortly.