Scott Billadeau’s new motor is a genuine Hemi Road Runner. We worked on the wiring and getting car up and running after it’s transmission had been reconditioned and the engine bay had been tidied up.
This 340 engine made 370hp and 392ft-lbs of torque, and was fitted in John’s ’70 Dodge Dart.
One of the motors we worked on over winter was Andrew’s 440, which powers his Jensen convertible. It produced 390hp with 480ft-lbs of torque.
Vic has been a valued loyal customer of Billadeau Speed for many years who never misses an opportunity to bracket race his consistent Belvedere. At the end of the 2017 season he returned after destroying a half shaft and we sorted the transmission too.
Project Surf! The station wagon’s 383 was fully rebuilt with an Edelbrock carb, new cam & lifters, rings & bearings and fully reconditioned heads. The car was then given a distinctive patina paint job, finished off with signwriting by Craig Ainge. Roof mounted surf board on order!
We rebuilt the 440 for Craig’s Charger and it produced 440hp with 500ft-lbs of torque. New headers were also fitted and the exhaust system was made to suit.
Here’s a whole bunch of 440 engines built and supplied throughout 2017.
First up, this 440 was built for Will’s Charger, which was all set to be supercharged.
Another Charger 440 motor, this one was fully rebuilt for Tony’s 1971 R/T model.
This 440 Six Pack headed off to be fitted in a Jensen.
Finally, here’s a pair of 440 Six Packs. One is Steve’s numbers matching 1970 Barracuda 440 Six Pack, the other is its replacement.
This is one of the latest Billadeau project cars, a ’71 Cuda. Progress was steady but we got there in the end!
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Billadeau Speed rebuilt Matt’s matching numbers 440, which produced 478hp with 511ft-lbs of torque. The engine was refitted along with the transmission and wiring.
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!