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The History of GM's Ramjet Fuel Injection on the Chevrolet V-8 and its Corvette Racing Pedigree

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In the sixty years since Chevrolet Motor Division proudly announced the advent of the first mass-produced automobile engine capable of generating an incredible

1 Horsepower per 1 Cubic Inch of Displacement

Literally, millions of words have been written about the “Ramjet” Fuel Injection system and billions of words have been written about the more than One-Hundred-Million Chevrolet V-8 engines that followed it!
 
Just as a very fine wine mellows with time, 1957 has now become a Vintage Year thanks to the 1957 Chevrolet Corvette equipped with the Rochester “Ramjet” Fuel Injected “283-283” V-8 engine Zora Arkus-Duntov has become the …

Father of the Rochester’s “Ramjet” Fuel Injection!

Fuel Injection was recognized by General Motors Vice President of Styling Harley J. Earl as necessary for race car performance. Earl’s interest in fuel injection caused GM’s Executive Vice President Harlow H. Curtice to recognize fuel injection as a “Future Technology”. Curtice deemed fuel injection necessary for improving fuel economy, reducing exhaust emissions, and improving performance across all of GM’s passenger cars in the early 1950s.
 
Harlow Curtice’s plan was to roll out fuel injection across Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet, starting with the premium nameplates. As events unfolded, GM’s high-volume value leader, the Chevrolet Motor Division, would become GM’s first application of Rochester Fuel Injection.
 
Chevrolet’s engineers worked as a team with their engineering counterparts at GM’s Engineering Staff in Warren, Michigan, Diesel Equipment Division in Detroit, Michigan, Rochester Products Division in Rochester, New York, AC Spark Plug in Flint, Michigan, Packard Electric in Warren, Ohio, and Delco-Remy in Anderson, Indiana; to bring “Ramjet” Fuel Injection to the U.S. automotive marketplace by late 1956.
 
On December 6, 1956, Chevrolet Motor Division proudly announced Corvette’s Regular Production Optional Fuel Injection at the 42nd New York Auto Show held at the Manhattan Coliseum.

Just how did General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division, and Rochester Products Division’s

Fuel Injection was recognized by General Motors Vice President of Styling Harley J. Earl as necessary for race car performance. Earl’s interest in fuel injection caused GM’s Executive Vice President Harlow H. Curtice to recognize fuel injection as a “Future Technology”. Curtice deemed fuel injection necessary for improving fuel economy, reducing exhaust emissions, and improving performance across all of GM’s passenger cars in the early 1950s.
 
Harlow Curtice’s plan was to roll out fuel injection across Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet, starting with the premium nameplates. As events unfolded, GM’s high-volume value leader, the Chevrolet Motor Division, would become GM’s first application of Rochester Fuel Injection.
 
Chevrolet’s engineers worked as a team with their engineering counterparts at GM’s Engineering Staff in Warren, Michigan, Diesel Equipment Division in Detroit, Michigan, Rochester Products Division in Rochester, New York, AC Spark Plug in Flint, Michigan, Packard Electric in Warren, Ohio, and Delco-Remy in Anderson, Indiana; to bring “Ramjet” Fuel Injection to the U.S. automotive marketplace by late 1956.
 
On December 6, 1956, Chevrolet Motor Division proudly announced Corvette’s Regular Production Optional Fuel Injection at the 42nd New York Auto Show held at the Manhattan Coliseum.

Just how did General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division, and Rochester Products Division’s “Ramjet” Fuel Injection arrive at this pinnacle of automotive success in 1956?

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