This blown 472ci HEMI was built for a genuine 1960s nostalgia dragster.
Scott Billadeau’s new motor is a genuine Hemi Road Runner. We worked on the wiring and getting car up and running after it’s transmission had been reconditioned and the engine bay had been tidied up.
A regular American Super Stock competitor, John’s Dart came in for engine work and graphics. The 440 engine features forged pistons, ported heads and a mechanical cam. The vinyl graphics bring the car to life with a true Super Stock style.
Back again at Billadeau Speed several years later, John’s Dart came in to be fitted with the HEMI which used to power Dave’s Fury. The valve gear was refitted and it was up and running. ‘Reckless’ went on to run 11.2s at the 2013 Mopar Nats.
Time for another Billadeau project car – a Superbird clone. Early work included a Dana 60 being built, painting the engine bay, fitting a roll cage and getting the front suspension built and powder coated…
The Superbird came together and the HEMI took residence. Making 857HP it was good enough for strong 9 second quarter miles at over 140mph! After a couple seasons in American Super Stock, the car eventually moved on to a new owner.
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.
Bought in as a new street/strip project for the 2010 season, this 1964 Plymouth Fury was lined up for the full Billadeau treatment.
The body was stripped back ready for a panel by panel, full bare metal respray. Once the bodywork was complete, the installation of a Dana 60 followed. The motor was the next stage – a cross rammed 426 HEMI.Continue reading Dave Billadeau’s ’64 Plymouth Fury
This is the motor that powered Dave’s GTX in 2007. The all aluminium 572ci HEMI produced upwards of 800hp.
A winter rebuild saw the HEMI gain some colour after being powder coated ready for the 2008 season.