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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

Howard’s ’68 Dodge Coronet R/T

Howard bought a kit form 493ci engine for his Coronet and came to Billadeau Speed to complete the build. It featured a mild mechanical cam and B1/BS heads.  This produced 550hp on the dyno, with 600ft-lbs of torque.

Howard's 493
Howard's 493
Howard's 493

The engine bay was sandblasted, painted and rewired.  Other jobs included installing the centre console, fitting a fibre glass hood and upgrading the fuel system.  The propshaft was also upgraded to 1350 UJs.

Howard's Coronet
Howard's Coronet
Howard's Coronet

Howard’s photos below show the results.

Howard's Coronet

Howard's Coronet

 

 

Paul’s Plymouth Road Runner

The original Road Runner race car from the mid 80’s returns!  Pure nostalgia.  Having been back halfed and caged by Hauser/Webster, the car came to us for paint, wiring and a rebuild as a long term project.

The bulkhead was painted, the front suspension rebushed, the brakes rebuilt and all parts were powder coated.

Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner

The graphics were painted by Byran Whitfield and the signwriting done by Craig Ainge.  Most of the wiring was complete and the 440-1 heads were ported. The 540ci engine parts were ready for assembly…

Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner

After one last push the Road Runner was finally back in the hands of Paul.  This long, steady rebuild project was ready to race in the 2012 season, Full Revs!

Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner
Paul's Road Runner

 

Dave Billadeau’s ’64 Plymouth Fury

Bought in as a new street/strip project for the 2010 season, this 1964 Plymouth Fury was lined up for the full Billadeau treatment.

Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury

The body was stripped back ready for a panel by panel, full bare metal respray.  Once the bodywork was complete, the installation of a Dana 60 followed.  The motor was the next stage – a cross rammed 426 HEMI.

Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury
Dave's Fury

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