Engine Start Up Checklist from V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Starting a new or freshly rebuilt engine can be stressful, as there are many details to look after. It's for this reason that we've created this detailed checklist to help keep track of all of the safety and performance elements to consider when starting a rebuild  new or rebuilt engine for the first time. This also applies to reviving an engine that has been in storage for a long period of time.

Feel free to download this checklist and let it help you keep track of the safety and performance elements, courtesy of your friends at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!   

You can always contact us at the shop for all your restoration, performance, and Classic or Muscle Car needs!


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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278


Holley Sniper Fuel Injection Systems at V8 Speed and Resto Shop


Holley's Sniper electronic fuel injection systems are available for purchase and installation at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!

These self-tuning fuel injection systems make it easy to convert your Classic or Muscle Car to a modern electronic fuel injection system with minimal changes to the car.    High-pressure fuel systems are available for many cars, with custom applications available to convert nearly any vehicle to modern, reliable electronic fuel injection. 


The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an authorized Holley EFI dealer and our technicians are factory trained.     We provide sales and service for all Holley EFI systems, fuel pumps, tanks, hoses, and more. 


Holley Sniper Benefits Include:

- Easier Starting

- Increased Throttle Response

- Better Fuel Economy

- Improved Reliability

- Holley and Rochester Quadrajet Pattern Units Available

You can reach us at 314.783.8325, or fill out the simple form below,  and we'll be happy help deisgn a system and provide Holley Sniper EFI system pricing for YOUR car!

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RED BUD, IL 62278


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!

A very cool '66 Corvette rolled into the shop for some maintenance items so the new owner can enjoy it this spring.  Love these cars!