Category Archives: Bodywork

Nick’s ’91 Ford Mustang

Following the installation of a freshly built 347ci stroked small block Ford motor, as seen in the photo, Nick wanted more power.
347ci Ford

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.

Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang

Melvyn’s ’68 Plymouth GTX

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…

Melvyn's GTX
Melvyn's GTX
Melvyn's GTX
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.
Melvyn's 440

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.

Melvyn's GTX
Melvyn's GTX
Melvyn's GTX

 

Scott’s ’69 Plymouth Road Runner

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.

Scott's Road Runner

Scott's Road Runner

 

Scott's Road Runner

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.
Scott's 540 Wedge

The car has since been returned to stock and found a new home.

 

Mick’s ’68 Dodge Coronet

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.

Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet

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.

Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet