Category Archives: Axle

Adrian’s ’66 Dodge Charger

Adrian’s early Charger was fitted with a 493ci motor, a new transmission, a Sure Grip and a Turbo Action shifter was installed in the original centre console.  The hood scoop was also fitted.

The Charger returned, now complete with a period NASCAR paint scheme, to be fitted with an MSD, torsion bars, Super Stock springs and new Flowmasters exhausts.

Adrian has continued to develop the Charger over the years and his most recent visit to Billadeau Speed was for a Dana 60 and Caltracs to be fitted.

Dave Billadeau’s ’67 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon

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!

Dave Billadeau’s Plymouth Superbird

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.

Steve’s ’69 Plymouth Road Runner

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.