Dolza family visits

Aug 8, 2003

Paul Dolza, the son of the legendary GM engineer who developed the first fuel injection unit for the sports car, visited Kettering's Scharchburg Archives with his wife and youngest daughter Aug. 1.

Paul Dolza, the son of the legendary GM engineer who developed the first fuel injection unit for the sports car, visited Kettering's Scharchburg Archives with his wife and youngest daughter Aug. 1. The visit, coordinated by Ken Kayser '73 of Flint, allowed Paul Dolza and his family an opportunity to view the display of his father's work on the Corvette.

Kayser worked with Paul Dolza to help make the Dolza Collection a reality at the Scharchburg Archives in late 2002.

Among the items they viewed was an original 1957 Corvette fuel injection unit from Rochester Products that John Dolza engineered for the sports car. This unit, which Kayser refurbished and loaned to the archives, was the 311th ever produced.

According to Don Stoltman, an engineer who recently retired from Delph Corp. and co-authored the Society of Automotive Engineers paper on the unit with John Dolza, engineers have never improved on Dolza's research, even with the help of today's computers.

Written by Gary Erwin
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gerwin@kettering.edu