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Dave Billadeau’s ’67 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon

Yet another new Billadeau toy.  This freshly imported station wagon became the home to a pro-charged 452ci big block.  Based on a 400ci block and fitted with Edelbrock heads, coupled to a 727 transmission and Dana 60 axle, the motor produced 703hp with 720ft-lbs of torque.  Wheels up launches are no problem for this heavyweight!

A 451 short motor was fitted to see out the 2016 season after a breakage, then it was all change again for 2017.   Things stepped up to a 499, built from a 400 block with a stroker crank, Indy heads and a Dominator carb.  705bhp took the car into the 10.4s at 130mph with championship winning consistency!

Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon
Billadeau Wagon

Richard’s ’70 Plymouth Road Runner

A real Air Grabber car, originally bought by Dave as a long term background project.  The Road Runner didn’t really get the time it needed though and Richard, who had just sold his ’69 Road Runner, was up for the challenge.

Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner

Well here’s the result!  An absolute stunner, thanks to the hard work of Richard Ward, Ashley Rawson and Richard Granger.  Billadeau Speed built the 500ci Six Pack engine for the car, with Indy EZ heads and a mechanical cam.  The motor made 580hp with 600 ft-lbs of torque!

Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner
Richard's Road Runner

 

Dave Billadeau’s Plymouth Superbird

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…

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird

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.

Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird
Project Superbird