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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!

Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon

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.

Adrian's Charger
Adrian's Charger
Adrian's Charger

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's Charger
Adrian's Charger
Adrian's Charger

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…

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird

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.

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird

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.

Steve's Road Runner
Steve's Road Runner
Steve's Road Runner

Richard’s ’69 Plymouth Road Runner

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.

Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner

Dave Billadeau’s ’64 Plymouth Fury

Bought in as a new street/strip project for the 2010 season, this 1964 Plymouth Fury was lined up for the full Billadeau treatment.

Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury

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.

Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury

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