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Bri’s ’69 Dodge Coronet

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.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet

Several years later, Bri brought his Coronet in for an engine bay repaint, transmission rebuild and a 540ci engine was fitted.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet

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.

Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet
Bri's Coronet

Howard’s ’68 Dodge Coronet R/T

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.

Howard's 493
Howard's 493
Howard's 493

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 Coronet
Howard's Coronet
Howard's Coronet

Howard’s photos below show the results.

Howard's Coronet

Howard's Coronet

 

 

Andy’s ’66 Dodge Coronet 440

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’.

Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet
Andy's Coronet

Mick’s ’68 Dodge Coronet

Mick’s Coronet underwent a full restoration at Billadeau Speed.  The 440 engine, built to stock appearance, features forged pistons and a hydraulic cam.  The body was fully restored and painted in original TT1 Light Metallic Green, with a bumble bee stripe also made up and applied.

Further work in July ’07 included changing the gears from 323 to 391, which saw ETs drop from 14.1s to 13.6s, and also MOT work on the front brakes and bottom ball joints.

Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet

At the 2012 August bank holiday weekend round of American Super Stock, Mick had a slight skirmish with another car.  Billadeau Speed was able to help Mick begin the road to repair before the car was taken to Ash Rawson’s bodyshop for a new side to be fitted.

Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet
Mick's Coronet