Cookie’s Valiant has had a makeover for the 2021 season, with a fresh 499ci motor plus 727 transmission fitted, and all topped off with Craig Ainge sign writing job. Looking great!
We prepared and installed a fresh 440 for Colin’s 4 speed Dana ’70 Charger.
Chris’s stunning Camaro has had various jobs completed at Billadeau Speed, and features classic super stock style sign writing by Craig Ainge.
Chris also has brought in the original Russo’s Rat ’69 Chevelle and it’s with us for a full restoration to take it back to it’s glory days of 1974. Look out for a full post with more details later in the year!
Graham brought his Challenger in for a new ignition and various other small jobs, before heading over to John Sleath’s rolling road.
Al’s 440 was rebuilt for his ’68 Dodge Charger. It was a mild build, producing 428hp.
This Chrysler 300 came to Billadeau Speed for brake and suspension work.
This blown 472ci HEMI was built for a genuine 1960s nostalgia dragster.
We rebuilt the 500ci Mopar engine for Ian’s stunning Jenson Interceptor.
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.
Built for Matt’s 70 ‘Cuda circuit racer, this 408ci small block Mopar produced 440hp and 500 ft-lbs of torque.