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.
We rebuilt the 440 for Craig’s Charger and it produced 440hp with 500ft-lbs of torque. New headers were also fitted and the exhaust system was made to suit.
Billadeau Speed rebuilt Matt’s matching numbers 440, which produced 478hp with 511ft-lbs of torque. The engine was refitted along with the transmission and wiring.
The General paid us a visit for wiring and interior work.
Following a full body restoration by Ash at APR Bodyworks, Jamie’s Charger was brought to Billadeau Speed for reassembly and wiring.
Chris’s 500ci motor was poorly, so we fitted Edelbrock heads and replaced the rocker gear. It was soon back to running like a dream.
This stunning Charger is home to a MP 472 Crate HEMI, which was brought to us for a rebuild. It recorded 530hp on the dyno, with 530ft-lbs of torque. The engine was finished to give a factory appearance. The rear axle was also rebuilt.
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.
Mike’s 440 Charger received a full engine rebuild, incorporating mild cam forged pistons. Along with the usual high spec rebuild, the engine bay was rewired, the transmission was rebuilt and it was converted to new disc brakes.