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.
This 1970 Coronet came to us for a new vinyl roof and a few body repairs.
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.
This very rare machine, home to a 440, came in for MOT work, wiring and a service. Further work included the ignition and brakes, and a Hemi scoop was fitted to the bonnet.
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’.
Steve’s Coronet visited our workshop to be fitted with a 440 engine, producing around 375hp. Click for a closer look.
A freshly built 0.030 over-bored 383ci block was installed in Chris’s Coronet. The engine featured Keith Black pistons, a 484 cam and 906 heads, among many other mods, resulting in 400bhp and 13.3 second ETs on the strip. The car was also featured in the March ’07 issue of American Car World.
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.
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.