This 440 features an hydraulic cam, unported Edelbrock heads, a single plain intake and a double pumer carb. Dyno tests resulted in 480hp at 5400rpm and 500ft-lbs of torque at 4100rpm. The engine was destined to power a four speed ’71 Plymouth Barracuda.
Steve’s Coronet visited our workshop to be fitted with a 440 engine, producing around 375hp. Click for a closer look.
Bri’s Charger was fitted with a new 440 motor featuring ported Edelbrock heads, forged pistons and a big hydraulic cam. The engine is producing in the range of 525 to 550hp. Super stock springs were also fitted. Click on the images below for a closer look.
A freshly built 0.030 over-bored 383ci block was installed in Chris’s Coronet. The engine featured Keith Black pistons, a 484 cam and 906 heads, among many other mods, resulting in 400bhp and 13.3 second ETs on the strip. The car was also featured in the March ’07 issue of American Car World.
The original 340ci block of Craig’s Dart was rebuilt and fitted with a Herbert cam with 480-degree lift, new valves and Manley pushrods. The car was featured in the March 2007 issue of American Car World.
The 340 was eventually replaced with a 408ci small block with a 550 lift cam and iron heads. The first run at York Raceway’s Easter ’07 RWYB resulted in a 12.9 second ET.
Colin’s Road Runner is powered by a Billadeau 440 engine and was a regular competitor in American Super Stock.
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 2007 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.
This new 440 engine was built and fitted with Edelbrock heads, forged pistons and an hydraulic cam. It was outputting between 475 to 500hp. The pictures below show the engine as it neared completion, with the final one showing it on the test rig.
Dan, a.k.a. Tomby, brought his Duster to us for engine work. The 360 engine was fully rebuilt with forged pistons, ported heads, a hydraulic cam along with a 3″ exhaust, making the car good for 13.3 second ETs. The engine bay was painted and the graphics were also created and applied.
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.