1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox V-8 engine


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The Airbox option package, designated RPO 579D, was provided with the Duntov-cammed, Rochester fuel-injected 283/283 HP V-8. It incorporated a fiberglass intake plenum on the driver’s-side inner fender. Fed by an opening in the radiator bulkhead, it channelled cooler, denser outside air through an internal filter and along a rubberized duct to the Rochester fuel-injection unit for maximum output. This racing-purposed system was available only with the new BorgWarner 4-speed manual transmission (the first 4-speed offered by Chevrolet), a steering-column-mounted AC tachometer driven by cable from a specific Delco 908-series distributor and radio/heater delete, which eliminated the need for ignition shielding beneath the hood and allowed the ignition wires to be more directly routed to the spark plugs.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox V-8 engine
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The Airbox option package, designated RPO 579D, was provided with the Duntov-cammed, Rochester fuel-injected 283/283 HP V-8. It incorporated a fiberglass intake plenum on the driver’s-side inner fender. Fed by an opening in the radiator bulkhead, it channelled cooler, denser outside air through an internal filter and along a rubberized duct to the Rochester fuel-injection unit for maximum output. This racing-purposed system was available only with the new BorgWarner 4-speed manual transmission (the first 4-speed offered by Chevrolet), a steering-column-mounted AC tachometer driven by cable from a specific Delco 908-series distributor and radio/heater delete, which eliminated the need for ignition shielding beneath the hood and allowed the ignition wires to be more directly routed to the spark plugs.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 1957
Doors: 2
Mileage: 4121
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Red
Exterior Color: Black/Silver
Vehicle Identification Number: VE57S104007
United States, Nevada, Las Vegas
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