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Old 04-27-2020, 04:45 PM
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Default History of chev "Turbo-Jet" on emblems

Hey everyone,

Those awesome high res pictures on the 4/27 thread got me wondering....


What is the story / history of the "Turbo-Jet" wording on Chev emblems and engines?

When did it first appear and was it referring to some specific patent or technology? Or did it just sound cool?

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Turbojet is an aircraft engine reference, a specific type of engine using internal turbines and such...pretty sure no 409 wore Turbo-Jet badging so the first would be '65 Vette and Z16 Chevelle
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You could also get a 396 turbo jet in a 1965 Chevrolet Impala.
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Marketing, I suspect. The big blocks were Turbo-Jet, small blocks Turbo-Fire, I think the 348 and /or 409 was a Turbo-Thrust. I remember some Chevrolet six cylinder that was a Turbo-Thrift, I think.

I am open to correction on these I am going by memory.
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And way before all of that, came the fabulous Chevrolet version of Buicks Dynaflow, The Turboglide.
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All the 409s were Turbo-Fire. The 6 cylinders were Turbo-Thrift. The Corvair engines were Turbo-Air except the Spyder which was Turbo-Charged. The first Turbo-Jet engines were the 325, 375 and 425 HP 396s in 1965.

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And then there were the Canadian names for the same engines. Can any Canucks supply any other names?

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The 409 in the Canadian Pontiacs were called Super-Flame engines:

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