Another super Craig Ainge sign job completed for Paul’s Malibu, sorting out the ‘show’ part for Nostalgia Super Stock. Billadeau Speed sorted the ‘go’ side of things and fitted the engine, transmission and axle.
The car is seen in the pics below running side by side with Russo’s Rat at Dragstalgia 2023.
Jamie’s 1971 Satellite came to us as a stock 383 car. Now it’s had the full Super Stock treatment and has been kitted out with a 493ci, 685hp motor, a new transmission, a Dana 60, Caltracs, a roll bar and a period Super Stock paint job. Shake ‘n’ Bake!
Vic has been a valued loyal customer of Billadeau Speed for many years who never misses an opportunity to bracket race his consistent Belvedere. At the end of the 2017 season he returned after destroying a half shaft and we sorted the transmission too.
Tim brought his wild AFX Polara over to the Billadeau workshop for a number of jobs. We narrowed and installed a Dana 60 axle along with fitting some roll bar additions, shock mounts and steering brackets.
Yet another new Billadeau toy. This freshly imported station wagon became the home to a pro-charged 452ci big block. Based on a 400ci block and fitted with Edelbrock heads, coupled to a 727 transmission and Dana 60 axle, the motor produced 703hp with 720ft-lbs of torque. Wheels up launches are no problem for this heavyweight!
A 451 short motor was fitted to see out the 2016 season after a breakage, then it was all change again for 2017. Things stepped up to a 499, built from a 400 block with a stroker crank, Indy heads and a Dominator carb. 705bhp took the car into the 10.4s at 130mph with championship winning consistency!
Time for another Billadeau project car – a Superbird clone. Early work included a Dana 60 being built, painting the engine bay, fitting a roll cage and getting the front suspension built and powder coated…
The Superbird came together and the HEMI took residence. Making 857HP it was good enough for strong 9 second quarter miles at over 140mph! After a couple seasons in American Super Stock, the car eventually moved on to a new owner.
Phil’s Road Runner came to us for a number of jobs including the fitting of a Sure-Grip diff, a transmission and brake rebuild, alteration of the roll bar and wiring. The heads were also removed to repair some broken header studs.
At first, Steve just wanted the engine bay painting and a few oil leaks fixing… he then decided to ditch the old 383 and go for a built 440! It comprised of KB Pistons, steel crank and rods, a comp cam, an aluminium intake, Holley carb and stainless steel valves. A full seal kit went into the 833 transmission and a new Sure-Grip in the axle. Some rewiring and the hood stripes finished the job.