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.
Following the installation of a freshly built 347ci stroked small block Ford motor, as seen in the photo, Nick wanted more power.
A nitrous system was fitted, which saw ETs drop from 13.0s to 11.3s. A roll cage was then needed to abide by drag racing rules & regulations, so another visit to us saw that issue solved. The Mustang was then repainted lime green & black. The pics below show the bodywork preparation and the completed paint job.
Bozzy steps up, replacing the old Dart with a 1966 Coronet, which he brought over to us before hitting the strip. New front suspension parts, brakes and push rods were fitted, along with the hood scoop and general MOT work.
Andy returned with the car prior to the 2009 season and it was given a full classic Super Stock paint job, becoming the ‘Spirit of Sixty Six’.
This Charger replaced Gene’s Challenger which was sold on in 2008. The Charger got the Billadeau treatment with a full paint job and the original 318ci motor was replaced with a 440. It was fitted with 3.73 gears and Sure Grip, converted to manual brakes and steering, and a tow bar was made and fitted too.
Rick brought his Trans Am to us for a full restoration.
The car was stripped back to reveal the true extent of the work needed to restore the car to its former glory.
Continue reading Rick’s ’77 Pontiac Trans Am
Pete brought the Chevelle to us for bodywork and paint. The car was also fully rewired. For the 2008 season, Pete ran a fresh 582ci motor and returned to us a fuel system upgrade.
For 2012, we painted Pete’s new bonnet and scoop and then Craig Ainge provided some period 70s Pro Stock style signwriting.
The 500ci big block Chevy was fitted into Dave’s Nova by Billadeau Speed, along with a full rewiring. It’s seen here getting some air under the front wheels at York Raceway.
In preparation for the 2008 season the Nova came back to us for paint.
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.
Before this Challenger was sold on to Brad it was owned by Dave himself, who performed a full restoration. Bodywork, paint, interior and the 440 Magnum engine were all given attention. The car was originally blue with a white vinyl roof and a 318 motor.
Billadeau Speed painted these panels for Kenny Coleman’s dragster, which Ian Tubb races in Super Pro ET. It is seen here competing at York Raceway back in 2003.