This 1968 Oldsmobile is a great looking car that drives and handles well, but the owner wanted more power and modern-day drivability. Did we mention he wanted a LOT more power? In this 6-part series, we install a modern supercharged 6.2 Liter GM LSA Connect & Cruise engine and transmission. Follow along as we cover the whole process in this series. You can contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop at http://www.v8speedshop.com or at 314.783.8325 for any of the parts you see in this video, or to have us convert your ride for you!
For many of us, the enthusiasm of old cars began when we were kids. Some were lucky to grow up in a household where a parent or older sibling had a cool car, and memories of going for rides or being around that car stay with us for a lifetime. This Michigan man was able to track down his Dad's old Corvette and bring it home again. Quite a powerful story, but one car enthusiasts can appreciate! Watch the video below for the whole story!
At the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, we take your Classic or Muscle Car seriously. We perform services ranging from simple tune-ups on old cars to complete rotisserie restorations, driveline swaps, metal fabrication, rust repair, electrical reapair and upgrades, all the way to show-winning paint. Whatever attention your prized classic vehicle requires, we can take care of it in our shop. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how we can maintain, modify, or completely restore your ride, or even find your dream car for you!
There are always a bunch of cool projects in process at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! Let's take a lap around the shop to see the latest!
This very cool 1978 Pontiac Trans Am arrived in the shop looking for better road manners. It's running a Pontiac 400 with an automatic, and the customer likes to do big road trips, so we're installing a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 fuel injection system, an overdrive 200 4-R transmission, and new 3.73:1 rear gears. This will give him the benefits of better starting and throttle response, an overdrive gear for better cruising, and numerically higher gears for better accelration while improving the fuel economy. It's a great looking ride.
Next, we're in the process of converting this LS1-powered 1969 Camaro from an automatic transmission to a manual unit. It's a clean custom Camaro with lots of updates, and the owner wants to row the gears instead of the 4L60 shifting for him.
The 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre is getting closer to completion. This was a complete restoration, and the beautiful Emberglo color really came out slick. It's a 428 cubic inch V8 car with an automatic, and you can follow the progress of the build in our forum HERE.
The COMP Cams 40th Anniversary Camaro is also progressing nicely! Here, the 454 cubic inch Butler LS engine is resting between the Heidt's frame rails awaiting the wiring and other ancillaries to become a runner.
This monster made over 690 Horsepower all by itself with no supercharger or other power adder... it's going to be quite a handful to drive!
The 1951 Chevy Pickup Truck is in the final stages of bodywork and getting ready for a new layer of shiny black Axalta paint! The crew performed a long list of metalwork fixes to make this heirloom truck look great again.
This truck will be powered by a 5.3 litre Chevrolet truck engine and is shifted by a 4L60E transmission.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro "Carbon Flash" has been metalfinished and is now entering the bodywork phase of it's restoration, and the crew has also been building a Holley Fuel Injected small-block Chevy V8 for power.
This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is now sporting a new complete custom dash with Dakota Digital instruments, and we're building in some room for a flip-screen navigation system in a custom console. It should be a great car to drive!
The 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL is almost ready to go home... we'll post a bunch of cool pics of this one completed soon!
The 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 car is in it's final rounds of sanding before color application... this is going to be an awesome car. Stay tuned to the build thread to see more!
A 1966 Corvette rolled in to the shop to get some maintenance items and leaks fixed, we're really diggin' the original 327 car with factory air conditioning!
A 1966 Mustang Convertible made a stop at the shop for some major tune-up work, interior upgrades, a new convertible top, and a general cleaning. It's now a great little driver and ready for the summer cruising season! Before:
There are many more cars in the shop, but we're always excited to chat with people about how we might be able to help restore their dream car! Contact us today for more info at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, 314.783.8325!