This 440 build was for Rob’s ’32 hot rod, and produced 510hp with 530ft-lb of torque.
You may recognise this one, an ex-Billadeau race car that’s now on the street. You can read more about it’s history here. Pete brought it in for us to fit his HEMI engine.
Destined for Rob’s 1964 Valiant, here’s the 408 motor we built for him.
Another super Craig Ainge sign job completed for Paul’s Malibu, sorting out the ‘show’ part for Nostalgia Super Stock. Billadeau Speed sorted the ‘go’ side of things and fitted the engine, transmission and axle.
The car is seen in the pics below running side by side with Russo’s Rat at Dragstalgia 2023.
Russo’s Rat was originally built and raced in the US by Frank Russo in 1969 and the early 70s, before being sold and exported to the UK where it raced at Santa Pod in 1974. Since then it has been switched between road use and strip use numerous times. Chris Goodale first bought the car in 1999 used for both the strip then the street but he eventually sold it on. It was soon reacquired by Chris with the intention of taking it back to it’s 1970s glory days, which got underway in 2021.
Billadeau Speed oversaw the full body off restoration project from start to finish, working alongside a whole bunch of talented people – Ash Rawson at APR Bodyworks, Tim Holmes, Bri Whitfield at Roberts Motor Bodies, Craig Ainge, Dave McCallan, Ben Rushforth at EDA, Roger Luty, and more.
As you can see, the end result is absolutely stunning! The EDA built 548 big block Chevy under hood produced 750hp at the dyno.
The restored car made it’s debut in Nostalgia Super Stock at Santa Pod’s Festival of Power 2023. Check out these great wheels up pics from Eurodragster’s Julian Hunt.
Built for Roydon’s 1968 Plymouth Valiant , this nostalgic looking 408ci small block produced almost 500hp.
This 440 Cross Ram motor produced 480hp and was built to go in Pete’s 1964 Plymouth Savoy.
We built a 530hp 440 and transmission for Paul’s Coronet. Before fitting the motor and sorting the wiring, we also painted the engine bay and rebuilt the front suspension.
Billadeau Speed built a 493ci hydraulic cam motor for Pete’s Coronet, which produced 580hp with 580ft-lbs of torque. We fitted the engine and transmission into the car and sorted the wiring.
The ex-Billadeau Super Stock Belvedere Wagon is back on the street with a modern edge. New owner Jamie had us install a 6.1 litre Gen III Hemi with a 727 transmission. Other features include Hotchkis torsion bars, super stock springs and a chromoly roll bar. This new set up produced 331hp at the rear wheels.