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.
Howard’s photos below show the results.