Heh, you need a better elevator pitch. Maybe a short sentence description or even just three adjectives (like "Fast! Furious! Fun!", the pitch for Savage Worlds RPG). We devs are notorious for falling in love with our own ideas, making it hard to convince us to work together.
I'm too busy to contribute directly, but I'd offer support for any code you want to borrow from my mods. I've got lots of examples for adding blocks, recipes, and even power to Minecraft 1.8 .
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My mods: Base Metals, Power Advantage, Steam Advantage, Electric Advantage, Minecraft Mineralogy, Dr. Cyano's Lootable Bodies, Dr. Cyano's Wonderful Wands & Wizarding Robes