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  • Bendix fuel injection

    Does anyone have any specifications and photos of the experimental fuel injection for the Studebaker V8?

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  • #2
    I saw one on a dating back to 56-57 at a Studebaker engineers house in 64, but did not take pictures. I should have paid the $200 for the damn thing. The "R5" version was off a helicopter.

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    • #3
      Studebaker Engineering experimented with a number of different fuel injection setups over the years. I have part numbers for the proposed '59s but haven't been able to come up with any other info as to who manufactured it. They also worked with Kugelfischer in Germany,(early 60's) and a really interesting system from Marvel-Schebler in '62/'63. Ive also heard rumors of the Rochester system having been adapted but have found nothing yet to back that up.
      I know of a system here in town but I've never been able to talk my way into seeing it yet to determine which setup it is. One of these days tho... The unit cost for Studebaker killed off any chances of their being put into production in any case, no matter who made made it
      The R5 injection was based on the Bendix RS aircraft "carburator" which was pretty widely used in light aircraft. I suppose you could cobble one of those setups up without too much trouble. The parts are still around. Although I can't imagine that it would be too "street friendly"; Fuel management for aircraft is a different situation than that for automotive use.
      From the early/mid '50s to early/mid '60s it seemed that everyone was experimenting with Fuel Injection. MoPar released it on their Hemis in '57 or '58 although the ones so equipped were all recalled and retrofitted with carbs. Even American Motors offered it about the same time that Chrysler did. Chrysler and AM used the Bendix Electro-Jector system, which was the first "Electronic" unit invented. Bendix later licensed their design to Bosch who developed it into the JetTronic (or Motronic, i don't remember which) system.
      Packard had their own unit, which, as i understand , was one that they developed on their own. One of those still exists and one of these days i hope to examine it.

      R2Andy
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      • #4
        I had some pictures of the Bendix system as used on the DeSoto Adventurer. I'll try and track them down later today if I can. It doesn't look that different than modern EFI (in a '50's kind of way).

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        • #5
          One Studebaker unit I saw at the engineeers home used port injection with a front driven pump and the port lines running back to some kind of fuel distribution thing driven off the distributor as I recall.

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          • #6
            I have seen a Weiand injection system on a Studebaker V-8. The story I heard was that was being experimented with for use on the Stude "R" motors, but only a few were made. I don't know where it went, but hopefully will show up again one of these days!
            Jack Merrill, who has passed on, was Div. 6 NHRA rep early on, and was the one who told me the story.

            Brian

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