Category Archives: Engine / Transmission

440 Round Up

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.
Will's 440
Another Charger 440 motor, this one was fully rebuilt for Tony’s 1971 R/T model.
440 for '71 Charger
This 440 Six Pack headed off to be fitted in a Jensen.
440 for 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.
A pair of 440 Six Packs

Dave Billadeau’s ’67 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon

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!

Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon

Bri’s ’69 Dodge Coronet

Having sold his ’68 Charger, Bri acquired this Coronet from Duncan Watts, who imported it into the country.  The car came straight to us for MOT work, wiring and to fit ally heads.  With iron heads, the car had previously run into the 10.9s in the States.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet

Several years later, Bri brought his Coronet in for an engine bay repaint, transmission rebuild and a 540ci engine was fitted.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet

Bri freshened up the Coronet in 2015 with some signwriting completed by Craig Ainge, while we added a little airbrush work to finish off the Super Stock styling.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet