Category Archives: Roll Cage

Dave Billadeau’s Plymouth Superbird

Time for another Billadeau project car – a Superbird clone.  Early work included a Dana 60 being built, painting the engine bay, fitting a roll cage and getting the front suspension built and powder coated…

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird

The Superbird came together and the HEMI took residence.  Making 857HP it was good enough for strong 9 second quarter miles at over 140mph!  After a couple seasons in American Super Stock, the car eventually moved on to a new owner.

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird

Nick’s ’91 Ford Mustang

Following the installation of a freshly built 347ci stroked small block Ford motor, as seen in the photo, Nick wanted more power.
347ci Ford

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.

Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang
Nick's Mustang

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 ’07 the car had run a best of 10.7@128mph.

Other work included bodywork, fitting the roll bar and wiring.

Scott's Road Runner

Scott's Road Runner

 

Scott's Road Runner

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.