Mark’s Dart came in for us to sort a few wiring faults. He then entered the American Super Stock series… the 318 motor was soon out in favour of a built 340!
The 340 was rebuilt with Eagle Rods, KB Pistons, iron heads and a Comp Cams hydraulic cam. It made 290hp at the rear wheels, so approximately 415hp from the motor. Craig Ainge did another fantastic signwriting job giving the car a true super stock look.
Billadeau Speed fully recommissioned Chris’s blown 455ci Olds motor. We also modified and re-welded the roll cage, fitted a new fuel cell, remounted the seats and also fitted new gauges and MSD, amongst other small jobs.
Phil’s Road Runner came to us for a number of jobs including the fitting of a Sure-Grip diff, a transmission and brake rebuild, alteration of the roll bar and wiring. The heads were also removed to repair some broken header studs.
Nigel’s Firebird was fitted with a Billadeau Speed built 462ci motor on a 400 block, complete with ally heads, which was fit for producing 550hp. A Tremec 5 speed transmission was also fitted and the wiring was sorted.
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.
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.
Jason and Tracey’s Belvedere was fitted with a 6 point roll bar and new front seats, upholstered to match the rears, with 3″ harnesses. The engine bay was rewired and Auto Meter gauges were installed, along with new gears, new shifter and a new fuel system.