Category Archives: Engine / Transmission

Craig’s ’69 Dodge Dart GTS

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.

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 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.

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.

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.