Item description for Fuelies: Fuel Injected Corvettes 1957-1965 (Cartech) (Cartech) by Robert Genat...
Throughout American culture, there have always been people and sometimes objects that are famous enough to be recognized by a single name. In the automotive world, buzzwords for greatness include Hemi, Shelby, and Fuelie. Corvettes manufactured between 1957 and 1965 and equipped with a fuel injected small-block engine are given special respect, and they remain some of the most desirable Corvettes ever built. In that era, Fuelie was the slang term used to describe any fuel injected Corvette. In addition to the rough exhaust note created by the high compression ratio and long-duration camshaft, the fuel injection units emitted a distinctive hiss at idle. In their day, the fuel injected Corvettes were the fastest cars on the street, road course, or drag strip. Developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov and built by GM s Rochester division, this fuel injection unit turned the docile small-block into a super performance engine that had as much visual impact as it had horsepower. When released in 1957, the fuel injected 283 cubic inch engine developed 283 horsepower one horsepower per cubic inch. The last of the fuel injected Corvettes developed 375 horsepower. Fuelies celebrates nine years of production of the Corvette, the Corvette engines, and the fuel-injection units that transformed the car into an icon. The fuelie Chevrolet s extensive racing resume is not neglected, with an entire chapter devoted to accomplishments on the track. There is even a chapter on passenger car installations and coverage of other fuel-injection experiments of the era.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Car Tech
ISBN 1932494529 ISBN13 9781932494525
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Genat
Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed gearhead, Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped 32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.
David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles "Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars," "Corvette: Fifty Years," "Mustang: Forty Years," "Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years," and "Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street.""
Robert Genat currently resides in Encinitas, in the state of California. Robert Genat was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fuelies: Fuel Injected Corvettes 1957-1965 (Cartech) (Cartech)?
Amazing book May 25, 2008
Very well written. The photos are amazing, beautiful and bring (more) life to these vehicles. I am a Robert Genat fan already, but this is by far one of his best yet! I learned so much reading this book, a fascinating history of the Corvette's life from '57-'65. This is a must have item! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Fuelies is the Top Corvette Book for the Early Fuel Injection Era! May 18, 2008
Robert Genat is one of a very few automotive writers who fully researches his subject matter. He then presents it in an entertaining and easy to read format. In addition, his photography is without equal. Fuelies contains exceptionally clear detail shots of the various FI units/components and some of the most highly optioned fuel-injected cars ever built. This has to be Genat's best work ever!
Must read for the "Corvette Fuelie Fan" May 9, 2008
This is a very well written and photographed volume that concentrates on this special fuel delivery system of the late 1950's to 1965. Not only does the author cover all the Fuelie `Vettes, but has very extensive sections on the rare passenger cars equipped with Rochester Fuel Injection and the many Racing Cars which used this inovative design. The photos are top notch and the writing makes the technical data interesting and fun to read. Robert Genat has another winner with this excellent and informative book.
Awesome Book! May 9, 2008
This has to be the best book ever written on the early fuel injected Corvettes. The photos are outstanding and the text is exceptionally well written. Required reading for any Corvette lover!