MINI RAT TESTAMONIAL

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MINI RAT TESTAMONIAL

Post by marekv8 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:51 pm

Jake,
Although my official long-winded testamonial is in the works I just wanted to say a quick public word of thanks to you for your help on my recent T4 project. Your knowledge, craftsmanship and support-- in combination with the suggested installation/conversion by the talented and resourceful DTM Engineering team-- made for one hell of a ride home (and beyond). I can't imagine a tougher trial by fire than flogging a 40+ year old Beetle 600 miles in the driving rain at 85 mph.

It was nice to see a consecutive 5-3 in the engine's serial number.

Best regards, Dave

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:36 pm

Dave, You are more than welcome! You and "Herbie" were great customers- the kind I certainly don't mind "going over the top" for!
I am creating a page on the site for you and a ton of the pics of your car with all the mods that Dave at ATM Engineering did for you (No-H20 here on the forums) and your long winded testimonial is really appreciated and I will add it to that page.

Your car is no doubt the one that should have been used in the movie.... Its a full race car that drives great on the street!

BTW- 85 MPH in the rain sounds like something I would do! Averaging 71 MPH for an 8 hour drive counting gas stops and chow time is a great feat for a car to achieve after that much work has been done to such a vast amount of the vehicle.

In case you guys don't know- Dave's car and it's 2270 were used as slight Guinea pigs for the RAT EFI testing and etc. His vehicle was the first to receive the full install and thus far has needed ZERO programming changes after it came off the RAT dyno. It does appear that in its new cliate it will need a few simple changes made to the programming- he can handle that on the fly!

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Post by dstar » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:00 pm

DUDE! That is a KILLER Herbie!

(Sounds like SOMEBODY has found/been looking at well hidden pics!)
:twisted:

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Post by ewic » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:42 pm

Jake, I wanted to throw in a big thank you too. With the tricks from the Bug-Me DVD, and the sealant info you have shared on this forum, I just completed my first TIV rebuild that doesn't drip oil! It may not sound like much, but this is a big accomplishment for me. For once, I won't be doing the "continuous-flow" method of changing oil! I am so glad that there are people like you out there - generous, helpful, and very anti-Scrooge.

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Post by marekv8 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:19 pm

Thanks Don, I'm glad you appreciate the project. I think there are quite a few component photos banging around-- but this one doesn't really come together until you drive it as a unit.

Regards, Dave

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:32 pm

Thats a fact!!

The throttle response and the brake response are equally unbelievable!

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Post by NO_H2O » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:56 am

Thanks for the kind words Dave. The Herbie (I called it HX) project was a real pleasure to be a part of. To date it is the most extensive project the DTM Engineering as completed for a customer. It is a car that you can be very proud of.
This Herbie needs no special effects.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:59 am

HX... I like that.... Herbie Extreme!

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Post by dstar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:56 am

I liked the signature from Dean Jones on the glovebox door
the MOST!

:lol:

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Post by marekv8 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:40 pm

The outside of the glovebox is nice, but it gets a lot more interesting once you open it up:

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:48 pm

And it's in stealth mode at all time when the door is shut.....

It's all about making it look slower than it really is!

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huh?

Post by new2bugs » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:41 am

That is an interesting set up in that glove box. :?: I am curious if that is what it looks like driving downthe road? Is that the RAT EFI setup controls that you sell as part of your RAT EFI?

Tim

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Post by NO_H2O » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:11 am

The glovebox hides the connections for the controler (serial port) and the mix. trim box (rich/lean 3 wire connection) and audio system headunit. The FI controls would only be connected when you are making adjustments ad have enough cable to be held by the passenger, put in the lap of the driver, etc. The controler and trim box are part of the kit that was purchaced. The other box is Jake's LM1. I sat them on the glove box door for the pic.

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Post by marekv8 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:44 am

The two SDS units are removed and hidden within the back seat area once the system is locked down. I would assume that the glovebox insert created by DTM Engineering could be configured to encapsulate the units permanently should you wish. Here's how it looks when closed:

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Post by 67 newbie » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:45 am

Can we get a pic of the engine installed?

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