After buying Nick Gunby’s 347ci small block, seen here, Dean brought his Mustang over for an engine swap. The old 302 was removed and the engine bay was tidied and painted before the 347 was installed.
The Mustang returned for a number of jobs including the welding up of the sun roofs and paint, fitting of a new interior and MOT work.
Following the installation of a freshly built 347ci stroked small block Ford motor, as seen in the photo, Nick wanted more power.
A nitrous system was fitted, which saw ETs drop from 13.0s to 11.3s. A roll cage was then needed to abide by drag racing rules & regulations, so another visit to us saw that issue solved. The Mustang was then repainted lime green & black. The pics below show the bodywork preparation and the completed paint job.
Rick brought his Trans Am to us for a full restoration.
The car was stripped back to reveal the true extent of the work needed to restore the car to its former glory.
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Melvyn’s 4 speed GTX came to us for a engine rebuild and engine bay tidy up. The first set of photos show how the GTX arrived…
The 440 was built with INDY EZ heads, an 850 Holley, hydraulic cam, six pack rods, steel crank and SRP Pistons. The engine produced 510hp with 530 ft-lbs torque.
The engine bay was painted, the fuel system was upgraded, a new clutch & exhaust were fitted along with a six pack scoop and the wiring was also sorted.
Pete brought the Chevelle to us for bodywork and paint. The car was also fully rewired. For the 2008 season, Pete ran a fresh 582ci motor and returned to us a fuel system upgrade.
For 2012, we painted Pete’s new bonnet and scoop and then Craig Ainge provided some period 70s Pro Stock style signwriting.
Part of the Billadeau Mopar collection, Scott’s 720hp Road Runner had a Billadeau built 540 MP Mega Block with Lunati crank, Ross pistons, Crower roller cam, Manley rods, Indy CNC 440-1 heads and Dominator carb. As of April ’07 the car had run a best of 10.7@128mph.
Other work included bodywork, fitting the roll bar and wiring.
The Wedge motor was freshened up ready for the 2011 season with a new cam, rings, bearings and a bit of head and intake porting. It dyno’d at 781hp with 698ft-lbs of torque.
The car has since been returned to stock and found a new home.
Mick’s Coronet underwent a full restoration at Billadeau Speed. The 440 engine, built to stock appearance, features forged pistons and a hydraulic cam. The body was fully restored and painted in original TT1 Light Metallic Green, with a bumble bee stripe also made up and applied.
Further work in July ’07 included changing the gears from 323 to 391, which saw ETs drop from 14.1s to 13.6s, and also MOT work on the front brakes and bottom ball joints.
At the 2012 August bank holiday weekend round of American Super Stock, Mick had a slight skirmish with another car. Billadeau Speed was able to help Mick begin the road to repair before the car was taken to Ash Rawson’s bodyshop for a new side to be fitted.
Before this Challenger was sold on to Brad it was owned by Dave himself, who performed a full restoration. Bodywork, paint, interior and the 440 Magnum engine were all given attention. The car was originally blue with a white vinyl roof and a 318 motor.
This Cadlliac came to us due to the customer requiring a tow bar that wouldn’t detract from the appearance of the car. Billadeau Speed installed the concealed tow bar, as seen below, with the bracket for the tow ball installed behind the removable number plate. The car was also rewired.