The Pacemaker is back, quicker and faster than ever! Pete brought his Chevelle replacement to us to apply the Pacemaker II striping and signwriting before hitting the track in 2017.
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.
Several years later, Bri brought his Coronet in for an engine bay repaint, transmission rebuild and a 540ci engine was fitted.
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.
A regular American Super Stock competitor, John’s Dart came in for engine work and graphics. The 440 engine features forged pistons, ported heads and a mechanical cam. The vinyl graphics bring the car to life with a true Super Stock style.
Back again at Billadeau Speed several years later, John’s Dart came in to be fitted with the HEMI which used to power Dave’s Fury. The valve gear was refitted and it was up and running. ‘Reckless’ went on to run 11.2s at the 2013 Mopar Nats.
At first, Steve just wanted the engine bay painting and a few oil leaks fixing… he then decided to ditch the old 383 and go for a built 440! It comprised of KB Pistons, steel crank and rods, a comp cam, an aluminium intake, Holley carb and stainless steel valves. A full seal kit went into the 833 transmission and a new Sure-Grip in the axle. Some rewiring and the hood stripes finished the job.
Tim’s ‘Golden Anniversary’ Polara was first worked on by Billadeau Speed years ago, including the application of all the vinyl graphics. The Polara came in again for frame ties and work on the fuel system. Tim usually does his own work on the car but didn’t have the time due to his own business commitments.
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’.
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.