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.
This was another Billadeau project car, a ’71 Cuda. Progress was steady but we got there in the end!Continue reading ’71 Plymouth Barracuda Project
Project Surf! The station wagon’s 383 was fully rebuilt with an Edelbrock carb, new cam & lifters, rings & bearings and fully reconditioned heads. The car was then given a distinctive patina paint job, finished off with sign writing by Craig Ainge. Roof mounted surf board on order!
The brakes and wiring received some attention on this Warlock truck, along with some general MOT work.
2 years, lots of work, a lick of paint and a bit of pin striping later, the truck has been transformed!
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!
Kiwi’s Duster came in for a full paint job and sign writing as a replica of the car Arlen Vanke raced in 1971. We also had the decals made.
Tim’s Gasser Circus contender was given a full wiring job. Billadeau Speed painted the stripes on the roof before Craig Ainge applied the signwriting to complete the trucks period style.
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.
The original Road Runner race car from the mid 80’s returns! Pure nostalgia. Having been back halfed and caged by Hauser/Webster, the car came to us for paint, wiring and a rebuild as a long term project.
The bulkhead was painted, the front suspension re-bushed, the brakes rebuilt and all parts were powder coated.
The graphics were painted by Byran Whitfield and the signwriting done by Craig Ainge. Most of the wiring was complete and the 440-1 heads were ported. The 540ci engine parts were ready for assembly…
After one last push the Road Runner was finally back in the hands of Paul. This long, steady rebuild project was ready to race in the 2012 season, Full Revs!
Carl and his ’57 had a slight mishap with a wall… Billadeau Speed sorted him out with another wing and painted it to match.