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.
Vic has been a valued loyal customer of Billadeau Speed for many years who never misses an opportunity to bracket race his consistent Belvedere. At the end of the 2017 season he returned after destroying a half shaft and we sorted the transmission too.
Tim brought his wild AFX Polara over to the Billadeau workshop for a number of jobs. We narrowed and installed a Dana 60 axle along with fitting some roll bar additions, shock mounts and steering brackets.
Yet another new Billadeau toy. This freshly imported station wagon became the home to a pro-charged 452ci big block. Based on a 400ci block and fitted with Edelbrock heads, coupled to a 727 transmission and Dana 60 axle, the motor produced 703hp with 720ft-lbs of torque. Wheels up launches are no problem for this heavyweight!
A 451 short motor was fitted to see out the 2016 season after a breakage, then it was all change again for 2017. Things stepped up to a 499, built from a 400 block with a stroker crank, Indy heads and a Dominator carb. 705bhp took the car into the 10.4s at 130mph with championship winning consistency!
Another addition to the Billadeau stable, bought for racing while working on other projects. The ex-Gerry the Gerbil Coronet received a fresh 440, which made 485hp on the dyno, and was given another top signwriting job by Craig Ainge. Ol’ Scatter Bolts was running consistent 11.7s on the strip.
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.
Big Carl’s Belvedere has visted Billadeau Speed for various small jobs over the years. The fantastic signwriting by Craig Ainge was completed in 2014.
A real Air Grabber car, originally bought by Dave as a long term background project. The Road Runner didn’t really get the time it needed though and Richard, who had just sold his ’69 Road Runner, was up for the challenge.
Well here’s the result! An absolute stunner, thanks to the hard work of Richard Ward, Ashley Rawson and Richard Granger. Billadeau Speed built the 500ci Six Pack engine for the car, with Indy EZ heads and a mechanical cam. The motor made 580hp with 600 ft-lbs of torque!
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.
Based on a 351 Windsor, this 408 produced 465hp and went on to power Kris’s ’69 Mustang to a best of 11.7 on it’s first time back out on the track.