This is one of the latest Billadeau project cars, a ’71 Cuda. Progress was steady but we got there in the end!Continue reading ’71 Plymouth Barracuda Project
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!
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.
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 photos below show the results.
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.
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…
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!
Bought in as a new street/strip project for the 2010 season, this 1964 Plymouth Fury was lined up for the full Billadeau treatment.
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.
After buying Nick Gunby’s 347ci small block, seen here, Dean brought his Mustang over for an engine swap. The old 302 was removed and the engine bay was tidied and painted before the 347 was installed.
The Mustang returned for a number of jobs including the welding up of the sun roofs and paint, fitting of a new interior and MOT work.