This is the latest Billadeau project car, a ’71 Cuda. Progress will be steady but keep checking back for updates!Continue reading ’71 Plymouth Barracuda Project
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!
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.
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.
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.
After suffering fuel pump problems, Richard called us for help. We solved this issue then a little engine tune up was completed. A battery charging problem was also sorted.
Further work to the Road Runner included a Billadeau built 440 Six Pack with ported heads, forged pistons and Scat rods. It produced 475hp on the dyno, with 530ft-lb of torque. The rear axle was also rebuilt. As of May 2010, Richard had run a personal best of 11.8 sec on the strip.
Bought in as a new street/strip project for the 2010 season, this 1964 Plymouth Fury was lined up for the full Billadeau treatment.
The body was stripped back ready for a panel by panel, full bare metal respray. Once the bodywork was complete, the installation of a Dana 60 followed. The motor was the next stage – a cross rammed 426 HEMI.