Category Archives: Engine / Transmission

Adam’s 493

This 493ci Mopar came in for check over.  It had 13:1 compression, broken pistons and rings, and bent valves – quite a mess.  We dropped the compression to 10.8:1 and sorted all the problems, resulting in a 550hp street engine, with 550ft-lbs of torque.  This will make Adam’s ’72 Challenger haul ass!

Adam's 493
Adam's 493
Adam's 493

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

Adrian has continued to develop the Charger over the years and his most recent visit to Billadeau Speed was for a Dana 60 and Caltracs to be fitted.