Monday, June 7, 2010

CPotD #109 (Mechanical Fuel Injection)

Back in the day, fuel injection was a mechanical affair with no computers or electronic sensors. Fuel delivery was metered by a valve whose position was based on the air volume flowing into the engine. The fuel was a constant flow to all cylinders simultaneously. Now, a computer takes stock of a multitude of engine and atmospheric conditions, decides how much fuel each cylinder needs, and then triggers each injector accordingly. VERY new school.

Today’s Motor Monday CPotD is of a Corvair engine with mechanical fuel injection. This engine is part of the MuseumBrier exhibit that’s being driven to car events by Pete Koehler. I found this website that talks about fuel injecting a Corvair engine. Good stuff.

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