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Vintage mechanical fuel injection pictures

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by longstory1948gmc, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    Early Enderle barn door.
  2. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,330


    A set-up I'm gathering part's to put on the street... Need a pump now, an All the bypass/line's, shut off... KIMG8350.JPG
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  3. 20201214_192531.jpg this is an early Enderle Barn Door that has not been milled down shorter. Not seen in the picture is the "J" on the other side which i was told was for Jackson as in Pete Jackson. I guess he helped Kent Enderle in the original design. It also has the scoop with the 15 fins on the top instead of the usual smooth top.
  4. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    I recall reading that both Pete and Kent worked on rockets and jet engines at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and had a solid grasp on nozzles and flow making them naturals to collaborate on fuel injection. They left JPL and started Enderle Injection and later Jackson left to follow other pursuits including his own injection firm.
  5. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

    I’m guess back in 2017 as I have a 2018 push truck now.. That me in the red suit walking up to get in.
    The red 186 Firebird in the background has the Arias 12 Port GMC..mines currently a stock head GMC. J D
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  6. My 4port made into a two port................... DSC02026 (3).JPG
  7. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
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    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    Marty, what year are your Hilborns? Mine are 67 and are the same size. They worked great on the dirt on methanol in the 70s. I'm also setting mine up w/7A gas nozzles, in a fuelish attempt to run them on the street someday...
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  8. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Marty Strode

    Mine was purchased in '65, and has only been run on gas.
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  9. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
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    from Tulsa, OK

    Here's a set you won't see everyday.
    I sure would like to have another. :( even with the sketchy Fuel shut off!!

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  10. Here it is sitting on my DZ302
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  11. Collin Benoit
    Joined: Apr 11, 2020
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    Collin Benoit

    Here’s what I think to be an early Scott setup on an Offy 348/409 intake. I just purchased this and can’t wait to get my hands all over it! Anyone got a pump laying around?!



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  12. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    from norcal

    A916E1F7-F9A4-4B7C-B8DE-B77F1630568C.jpeg My .02 cents
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
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  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    This is probably the most common Hilborn unit, model C265. It came off a 1960’s sprint car : 33EB0BD3-5A14-4F2C-905F-1D725942D9BC.jpeg
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  14. im confused here. efi is considered off topic yet there have been several pics of 350 chevies and big block chevies shown. these would be past the 65 hamb cut off. as far as traditional chrysler did offer efi on its 392 as a factory option. gm also had fi for most of its brands. i dont know if it was electronic. several of the mechanical units shown are anything but vintage. a example would be the barn door injector. all of these units are cool to see. lets not get so picky as to ruin the fun. its a very slippery slope when the word traditional gets thrown around. if we held to strict standards half of everything on the hamb could get deleted for one reason or another.
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  15. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    upload_2021-4-4_4-13-38.png 1959-60 Lions Dragstrip


    During the 1959-60 era, Hilborn Injectors were the next best thing to multiple carburetors. Some people were using multiple carbs, as it was affordable. The SBC 283 we started with had 6 Strombergs. That is because, the Hilborn Port Injection System was not a daily driver, street legal system at the time of our build. But, it was on our wish list.

    When we went to the larger 292 c.i. SBC blower spec motor, we were told if we did not run the two port Hilborn System, the 6 Strombergs on top of the 671 supercharger would give the necessary gas to go fast.

    Within several months, we had ordered a two port Hilborn Injection System for our 671 supercharged SBC motor. It was waiting for us to go pick it up in August 1960.


    The top racers at Lion’s Dragstrip started with Hilborn Port Injection Systems. But, it was for drag racing only and not for the street. It was not until almost 10 years later that someone knew how to adjust the port injection systems to run smoothly on the street.

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