We built a 530hp 440 and transmission for Paul’s Coronet. Before fitting the motor and sorting the wiring, we also painted the engine bay and rebuilt the front suspension.
Billadeau Speed built a 493ci hydraulic cam motor for Pete’s Coronet, which produced 580hp with 580ft-lbs of torque. We fitted the engine and transmission into the car and sorted the wiring.
We prepared and installed a fresh 440 for Colin’s 4 speed Dana ’70 Charger.
Graham brought his Challenger in for a new ignition and various other small jobs, before heading over to John Sleath’s rolling road.
This is the latest Billadeau restoration project, a genuine seventies factory backed Super Stock Dodge Challenger. The car was built and driven by Joe Allread during 1974 to ’75 before being sold to Dave Hendricks, who raced it through to 1979.
Powered by a 360ci motor with a Nash-Chrysler 4 speed and Dana 60 rear end, the Challenger ran an 11.56 @ 126mph during it’s final season in the SS/L class. The car was then parked and remained in storage right up until 2017 when it was imported to the UK by Duncan Watts. We took ownership in 2018 and set about bringing the car back to it’s best.
Thanks to Dave McCallan at McCallan Automotive a new rollcage was fitted, and we took the body back to bare metal.
The restoration continued throughout 2020 and we now have a finished article ready to hit the track! Hopefully it will go as well as it looks.
Another steady project complete. Here’s the ex Woody’s Wedge drag car returned to the street as a 440 Six Pack A12 Super Bee clone.
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.
Tony’s Coronet came to us for wiring and various other tidying up jobs.
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 continued to develop the Charger over the years and in 2018 we fitted a Dana 60 and Caltracs.
The Charger was back over the 2022-2023 off season for a transmission freshen up and a general health check.
This 340 engine made 370hp and 392ft-lbs of torque, and was fitted in John’s ’70 Dodge Dart.