We started working on the concept of mechanical fuel injection about a year and a half ago. A little pet project to put on my 6 cylinder chevy. We used a Scott Fuel Injection setup from the early 50's to base our prototype. This has gone way beyond a simple project. We have learned so much from this experiment. The engine is running and we used it on the street and did a little spirited driving. It went to the track but other problems forced us not to test it under racing conditions yet. It has been somewhat streetable(gas mileage is terrible). The engine does not like stop and go traffic. What it does like is an open road and rpm above 2000. It is really happy at that pace. It also has a snappy response at any speed which makes it fun to drive. Next spring there will be two injectors hanging off the side and a period correct top end oiling system that will help with fuel washout on the cylinder walls. stat tuned for more.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Some time ago we did a 428 FE Ford Engine for a customer. The goal was to appear stock on the outside and have some hidden hardware underneath. We also wanted to do this with mostly catalog parts and original pieces. The result was 500 HP at 5000 rpm on 93 octane gas from Citgo. The engine was put into a frame off restoration 63 Galaxie 500 XL. The car was finshed this summer and the owner is thrilled! I drove this car recently and it was a treat. You can fry the tires at almost any speed and the car don't look to bad either.