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Update: The Hot Rod Magazine Special Camaro With a Supercharged Two Cylinder Big Block Chevy Runs 32.414 MPH – Qualifies for Record


Update: The Hot Rod Magazine Special Camaro With a Supercharged Two Cylinder Big Block Chevy Runs 32.414 MPH – Qualifies for Record

Well this is oddly cool! When Keith Turk and Hot Rod Magazine’s David Freiburger fragged the 1100hp blown big block Chevy in their Camaro at Bonneville, all hope seemed lost for the week. The engine had swallowed a bowl vent tube from atop the carb and that little piece did major damage inside the engine. Dreams of record smashing runs were all but dashed.

They would have been dashed, that is, if they were any place but Bonneville where some of the most creative, deranged, and talented mechanical minds in the world are hanging out this week. Instead of throwing in the towel, the men set to work and with the help of friends have managed to turn the engine into a 2-cylinder! The supercharger is still on it and the damned thing sounds like a really pissed Harley.

They are appearently going to run the car in a class that has an open record so in theory, if they manage to complete a run, they will own it!

Here’s video of the car after it was made to run and drive, making a test drive on the salt. 

The team ran at 7:30am this morning and churned out a Goliath like 32.414mph run. That’s incredibly slow, but fast enough to qualify them for a record run tomorrow. Bonneville…when the going gets tough, the weird turn pro. (With apologies to Hunter S. Thompson RIP)

 

 


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12 thoughts on “Update: The Hot Rod Magazine Special Camaro With a Supercharged Two Cylinder Big Block Chevy Runs 32.414 MPH – Qualifies for Record

  1. Scott Liggett

    Why did I think it would go faster than Furbies push truck? I remember a thread on this V8 into V2 theories a while back. Glad to see those theories getting tested in the real world.

  2. Muse

    I disagree, J.D. that’s the real spirit of hot rodding, making it work, no matter what. Those two are just that much more awesome to me for having done this.

  3. Caveman Tony

    Hey, its all about fun. Why give up, pack it in, and head for home on the first day, when you can attack a problem, come up with a solution, set a record, and have a riot in the process.

  4. TheSilverBuick

    That’s awesome! As I sit here in my hotel room in Canada watching this through the WiFi on my phone I’m glad to hear it run!

  5. Leon

    I like the video, but unless I’m totally backwards (which is possible) that wasn’t from an actual run. Look at the roughness of the salt and all the tire marks going in different directions. There are no markers in it (you should have at least seen the first quarter mile) . I think this was probably shot in the push start test area which would account for the mountains being on the right side of the car. If it were on the course, the highway would have been on that side. Besides, they won’t let cars follow a racecar down the track like that. As soon as the racecar starts to pull away the push truck veers off. There were two vehicles following Dave.

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