Hollywood comes to Billadeau Speed! This pair of Dodge Chargers belong to the driving experience Car Chase Heroes. Both Dominic Toretto’s Fast & Furious 1970 model and the Dukes of Hazzard 1969 General Lee were brought to us for suspension work.
Adrian’s early Charger was fitted with a 493ci motor, a new transmission, a Sure Grip and a Turbo Action shifter was installed in the original centre console. The hood scoop was also fitted.
The Charger returned, now complete with a period NASCAR paint scheme, to be fitted with an MSD, torsion bars, Super Stock springs and new Flowmasters exhausts.
Adrian has continued to develop the Charger over the years and his most recent visit to Billadeau Speed was for a Dana 60 and Caltracs to be fitted.
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
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…
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.
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.