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!
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew is hard at work on the renovation of the COMP Cams 40th Anniversary 1969 Camaro. We recently received the 690+ horsepower RHS block LS 454 V8 from Butler Performance, and it's a menacing engine that will have no problem moving this convertible down the road. The Vintage Air system is in place, with plumbing and wiring details to complete. You can follow the build in our photo gallery or forum thread, and the COMP Camaro will also be the star of several V8TV television episodes later this year!
Learn More at http://www.v8tvshow.com/compcams
We provide complete restoration services including:
Project Planning & Design
Part Selection & Sales
Rust Removal & Repair
Sheetmetal Repair, Fabrication, Installation
Suspension Upgrades & Repairs
Bodywork, Panel Fitment & Installation
Paint Removal & Application
Buffing & Polishing
Disc Brake Installs
Performance Custom Exhaust
Electrical Dignosis, Wiring, Installation
Interior Repairs & Installations
Air Conditioning Installs
Fuel Injection Conversions
Audio / Navigation Systems
General Repairs & Maintenance
Detailing ...and many more!
This is the same car pictured above before the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restoration!
V8 Speed & Resto Shop
817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
We had a great time building the ZR9 Camaro in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and we recently had the chance to take some cool shots of the car. What do you think?
See more of the ZR9 by clicking the link! http://www.v8tvshow.com/zr9