Super Chevy – October 2019

(Barré) #1
Coast performance guru, knew that the factory was
planning to make a big-block available in the car, and
he offered McFarland a “fresh” 396. Knowing that
the upcoming 1967 Winternationals would have a
new Super Stock class, and seeing an opportunity
“to provide the Camaro with even more exposure,”
McFarland accepted Thomas’ offer. “So our daily
driver was the first recipient of the fat-block engine.”
McFarland took the repowered Camaro to Lions
on a Saturday afternoon and made an easy first pass.
“On the second run, top of Third gear at about
6,200 rpm, a rod bolt parted company and
suddenly we were sideways covering both lanes with
six quarts of oil soup.” Back at Thomas’ shop, “we
surveyed the damage—broken crank, camshaft in
two pieces, both heads cracked, seven broken
valvesprings, eight pistons...and seven connecting
rods. Two weeks later, in a carefully wrapped and
hand-addressed box, came rod number eight from
Lions manager C.J. Hart. A grass mower had spit
it out about 50 feet from the track.”
It turned out that “fresh” 396 had done more than
500 miles at Riverside for NASCAR tire testing.
A second big-block was installed by Thomas, and
McFarland went to Irwindale for some shakedown
runs, where they shared the track with stock


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  • No tuning required

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    • Compatible with draw through
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