In the departments of:
- pioneering
- things aren't always as new as you think.

....I put the fact that electronic fuel injection was installed on 1958 Chrysler cars.

For an additional $400. the owner could have the Bendix Electrojector system. Apparently it worked well except for the unreliability of vacuum tubes in the engine compartment compared to in radios in the passenger compartment.

In the mid-1960s the Bosch corporation licensed some Bendix patents that came from the work on that system, for its successful solid-state systems (typically called "Jetronic").

Collectors take note - the Electrojector may be a rare system. According to IEEE Spectrum magazine of February 2003, several hundred were sold but only one car is rumored to still exist with the system intact - a 1958 Chrysler 300D (itself a very desirable collector car).

An article in the February 2003 issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine, quotes former Bendix vice president Jerome G. Rivard on performance of the system. (But membership or account is needed to view it).

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