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Please feel free to contact us via email or phone with your questions concerning the contents of this newsletter. I have decided to sell some of the items I have been hoarding for years and you’ll find those below in the email at the online Yard Sale tab.
Coming in December is a Raby Development announcement that you don’t want to miss
I greatly appreciate the purchasers of our products who made 2010 the best year on record for Raby Engine Development and I am pleased to announce that we have already surpassed the 2010 numbers with figures from 2011!
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|In This Issue|
|The Fastest Joker|
|Want to Hear More?|
|Jake’s Current Projects|
|Online Yard Sale|
|The Engine Guardian!|
|Sync-Link Throttle Linkage|
|Featured Ride- Jack Crosby’s Speedster|
The Fastest Joker
|The Fastest Joker… 5.70@119 MPH|
Lee Street Pilots the Aircooled Technology prepared “Fastest Joker” in the 1/8 mile
How Complete is a RAT Turn-Key?? See this video!
Aircooled Technology Engines:
Fire It Up In The Shipping Crate!!
The End of an
Aircooled Technology Engine Kits Discontinued
As of 1 September
|Raby Engine Development and Joe Gibbs Racing have partnered to produce the ultimate in protection for your
The result of two years of development this
Featured Technical Article
Want to see what happens when an Aircooled Technology Engine is ruined during installation? Follow this link for an illustration of how total catastrophe was narrowly avoided with an Aircooled Technology Engine recently.
Aircooled Technology Project Vehicle Updates
The 1968 Double Cab
was completed in June 2011 just prior to the Aircooled Assault here at Aircooled Technology.
The 2.8 liter, 215HP MassIVe Type 4 engine complete with RAT programmable EFI system coupled to a Porsche 923, 5 Speed Transaxle has proven to be an awesome combination. At the Aircooled
|MassIVe Double Cab
on the rollers at Aircooled Assault 2011
Netting cylinder head temperatures of less than 325F and fuel consumption figures that peak at a whopping 28 MPG I would say that the design of this vehicle’s drive system was el perfecto! Since June the Double Cab has logged 3,000 trouble-free daily driver miles terrorizing the hills of North Georgia with unreal acceleration!
is currently receiving a coat of Glasurit Azure Blue at our paint shop.
The 220HP, 2.4 Liter “Outlaw” engine is based on the MassIVe Type 4 platform and features Nickies cylinders, LE 200 cylinder heads
Jake’s ’76 912E has been off the road since July of 2010 for a mechanical restoration and is all complete and ready for another 160,000 miles of service! From September of 2002- 2010 the MassIVe engine provided 160K stone reliable miles of daily driving service. The engine was reconstructed as an elective procedure as it still ran strong!
The new MassIVe engine features all RAT composition coupled to an Electromotive TEC EFI system. With the complete drivetrain, suspension, brakes
See the teardown of the
On-Line Yard Sale
We have gathered too many goodies and its time to move them out. These range from a partially restored ’71 Super Beetle Convertible to various crankshafts, connecting rods and Turbo kits left over from our R&D department.
Here is a short list
* 71 Super Vert- Fresh Paint, very sound needs reassembly
Steal it @ 4500.00!!
* Type 4 Turbo Blow
*Type 1, 2165cc Engine, 180HP
Type 1, 88X96.9 2.6 Liter “Nickies” engine- Full Race 300+HP
* Type 2 “091” Transaxle highly modified
*Carrillo 5.5 Connecting rods, Chevy Journal, 22 pin
Pauter 5.00″ 1.7/1.8 Race Rods
LN Engineering 1.7/1.8 Race Rods (billet, brand new)
Solex 40 P11 Race Prepped Carburetors
Dellorto 40mm Carburetors
Near new, prepped by Art Thraen-used on RAT race engine only, run
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47 Raby Drive
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
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Coming Soon: The Engine Guardian
An Innovation Of Raby Engine Development
Guard your investment! The Engine Guardian, developed by Raby Engine Development (patent pending), is an engine failure warning system that constantly monitors camshafts, lifters and the most common modes of engine failure.
|Complete Engine Guardian System includes the Magnetic Chip Detector, Warning Interface
Whether on the street or track the Magnetic Chip Detector (MCD) based technology used in military aircraft for decades; will detect and capture the metal debris resulting from wear, metal fatigue and deterioration from all ferrous components within your engine.
When a specified amount of material is collected, the driver is alerted with both visible and audible warnings. The multi-function warning switch is designed for unobtrusive installation within your vehicle’s interior and will alert the driver to the earliest signs of debris generation, guarding against further damage.
|The Engine Guardian Warning Indicator illuminates when imminent engine problems are occurring. The Press To Test feature allows the driver to test the sensor, circuitry
The easy to install system includes an application specific oil sump plate for either Type 1 and Type 4 based engines and incorporates a feature that allows the circuit to be tested from the dash with the touch of the “press to test” warning switch.
Why chance an unknown camshaft, lifter or other failures that can destroy components within you’re
Pre-Order your Engine Guardian today from Raby Engine Development for
www.rabyenginedevelopment.com or 706.219.4874 Price: 184.95
Early Warning= Engine Failure Avoidance
Ferrous Magnetic Material generated by a lost camshaft and Lifter combination is sensed by the Engine Guardian MCD Sensor.
The Engine Guardian is also applicable to transaxles, future products include a modular system for both engine and transaxle failure detection! The Engine Guardian is in the early implementation stages of NASCAR applications and will first be used in evaluation equipment and later in engines, transmissions
“Sync-Link” Throttle Control Systems Now Available In Limited Quantities…
Say goodbye to the “Hex-Bar Blues” Forever! The “Sync-Link” throttle control system is the first commercially available cable linkage system for VW and Porsche Air-Cooled engines.
Exclusively available from Raby Engine Development, this system utilizes cables to actuate the throttle plates of your Weber or Dellorto Carburetors installed onto your Type 4 or Type 1 VW engine. The system is easy to install and simpler to adjust and tune than any other system previously available.
Priced at 279.95
Welcome the Raby
FIVE Transaxle! Sport
Now accepting orders for the first batch of Raby Sport FIVE transaxles (limited to 6 units). These transaxles are available for all VW Type 1(all years) and Type 2 (pre-67) applications as well as Porsche
Jack and Alice
Dear Jake, I wanted to write and give you an update on the wonderful Type IV you created for me to replace the anemic Type I one based engine had in my Vintage Porsche Speedster.
As you remember the two main reasons for upgrading to your engine were first, dependability and second, performance.
My oil temp is always 180 and the head temp never goes over 300. So many Type I owners are always very concerned about overheating they experience and this is a non-issue with your combo design and the robustness
As far as dependability, I have put almost 9,000 miles on my car in just three trips; to Morro Bay, CA from Hot Springs, AR and back plus two round trips to the annual Carlisle PA event and with zero issues or, as you call it, “Unscheduled maintenance” How’s that for dependability! Since the
In the performance
Your “over the top” support and the way you stand behind your work has been great and your patience with this ‘newbie” has been much appreciated. My expectations were sky high and you exceeded them in every way. Thanks, Jake
Hot Springs, AR
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