1969 Chevrolet Camaros are some of the most popular Muscle Cars of all time, becuase they are equally as cool when preserved in original stock condition or modified for increased performance, style, comfort, and power.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team recently performed some major upgrades on this show-quality 1969 Camaro, including a complete Detroit Speed suspension system and a supercharged LT4 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission.     The car is a blast to drive, and is the cover car of the June, 2020 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!

 

Below is a video playlist of 4 episodes upgrading this car! 

 

 

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1969 Camaro Transforms From Big Block to Supercharged LT4 V8 at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop crew takes pride in the work they do, completing nearly every restoration task in-house on hundreds of classics, muscle cars, and late model performance cars.   These range from disassembly, metal repair, fabrication, and restoration, bodywork and paint, complete interior services, mechanical, assembly, and more.    Below are just some of the examples of cars built or modified in our shop by the talented V8 Speed and Resto Shop team.    

 

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1956 Chevrolet Fire Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1956 Chevy came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after a minor engine fire burned some wiring under the hood. Our crew restored the engine bay, and now it's ready for the spring cruising season once again! We're fortunate for the opportunity to bring cool cars like this back to the road for great people. What does your classic or Muscle Car need to make it ready for the road? Let us know how we can help! — at V8 Speed & Resto Shop.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro EFI, 5-Speed, and Gear Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is a very cool car, but the owner wanted a bit more reliability and performance.   The plan is to install a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmisson from Modern Driveline and a Holley Sniper EFI fuel injection system to achieve both goals.    Click to see the video and photos of the process!
 
 
 

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1973 Pontiac Trans Am Fuel Injection and Overdrive Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We recently upgraded this super-cool 1973 Pontiac Trans Am with a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system and a Gear Vendors Overdrive unit. The car now has new-car driving manners and a snappy throttle, and the highway RPM has been dropped for better economy and easier cruising, all without changing the classic look. This one has it all... a Butler Performance Pontiac 455, A/C, even a working 8-track stereo! At the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, we love doing upgrades like these to make Classics and Muscle Cars more fun to drive and enjoy! What can we do for you? 

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We recently upgraded the super-cool 1973 Pontiac Trans Am with a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system and a...

Posted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop on Thursday, December 19, 2019
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Engine Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1

This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA.    He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a conversion to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission making over 480 horsepower. 

However, upon inspection, the Trans Am revealed some rusty floors and previous repair work that was not up to the owner’s standards.   The V8 team replaced the bad sheet metal with all new floors from Classic Industries and fabricated a custom firewall. 

Once the shell was solid again, they swapped in a complete Street Grip suspension system from Ridetech for better cornering and straight-line traction as well.    Upgraded brakes from Wilwood were installed, along with a set of 17” Snowflake wheels from YearOne and new Nitto tires. 

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This week, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team wrapped up some work on this Carousel Red 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. The car...

Posted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop on Friday, October 18, 2019
Family Drives Grandfather's V8 Speed and Resto Shop Restored 1951 Chevy Truck Home Cross Country

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop had the privlege of restoring this very special 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck, which belonged to the customer's Grandfather.    The truck arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop on multiple trailers with major amounts of rust and damage, having been a working farm truck for decades.    Our team performed a complete restoration on the truck, including rust repair, bodywork, paint work, a V8 engine conversion, and restoration of the dump-truck bed and mechanism originally installed by the customer's Grandfather.    Once completed, the family drove the truck from their grandparent's farm in Northwest Illinois to Liberty Lake, Washington, and were kind enough to share photos of their journey along the way.  Fortunately, they made the trip without any issues, and had a great time along the way.  Follow along on a great American Road Trip in a special family heirloom truck!     

 

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is excited to send the freshly completed 1939 LaSalle Ambulance home to it's owner! The V8 team performed a complete repaint and exterior restoration, along with a new interior and some mechanical repairs. This ride was commissioned back in 1939 in Red Bud, Illinois, the hometown of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Our team loves interesting and significant cars, what can we work on for you? — at V8 Speed & Resto Shop.

  

 

 

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1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Performance Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop VIDEO

This super clean 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a few issues under the hood, so the V8 team is going to have a look at the FAST fuel-injected 383 to see what's going on.    The team ended up installing a Blueprint 400 small block Chevy making 521 HP.   

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1969 Chevelle Restored By The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Wins Again!

Congrats to our friend Al on winning another car show with his '69 Chevelle! It seems every time he takes it out he brings home some kind of award. This time, it was First Place at The Hill Car Show in St. Louis. Oh, and the week before, he won People's Choice at the Waterloo Optimist Club Car Show in IL. Way to go Al, your Chevelle is one of the favorites we've restored here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

 

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This clean medium blue 1966 Dodge Charger 383 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some valvetrain repair and general maintenance, so the team installed a COMP Cams roller cam, lifters, pushrods, and roller rocker arms to replace the broken original rocker arms.   A Demon carburetor was installed for more throttle snap and better fuel atomization, and the crew refreshed the drum brakes on all four wheels.    The V8 Speed and Resto Shop specializes in maintenance and repairs on Classics and Muscle Cars, as well as modifications and full restorations.     Contact the shop today at http://www.v8speedshop.com or 314.783.8325 to discuss your car’s needs!

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1951 Chevrolet Pickup Complete Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck served as our customer's Grandfather's farm truck for many years.   In fact, it was his Grandfather that built the original dump mechanism for the truck.    After years of labor on the farm, the truck was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration with some modifications to make it like new... and ready to be put back to work! 
 

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This sweet 1969 Corvette roadster arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, Illinois, in need of some upgraded power and added fun!    The original engine was long gone, so the customer did not have much of a "guilt" factor for changing the car, so modern Corvette power was chosen to boost the fun!    The crew of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop routinely performs everything from maintenance on old cars to complete restorations and modern engine conversions, so they were well equipped to replace the anemic 350 in favor of a modern 485 HP Chevrolet LS3 V8.  They backed the LS3 with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual gearbox from Modern Driveline, which required many modifications to the clutch, console, and transmission tunnel. 

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1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop more like a lame duck than a bird of fire, so our team went to work adding new rear gears, a 2004R overdrive transmission, a roller cam from COMP Cams, and a FAST EZ-2.0 EFI system for better driving manners.   The Pontiac 400 engine even received an unexpected refresh along the way.  
 
Some of the parts used in this upgrade:
 
Royal Purple - Max ATF and Max Tuff Synthetic Assembly Lube
B & M - Torque Converter Lock-up Controller
Tanks Inc - Fuel Tank, HP Fuel Pump and Sending Unit
Shiftworks - Shifter Conversion Kit
COMP Cams - Roller Cam, Roller Lifters, Push Rods and Roller Rockers
Eastwood - High Temp Ceramic Engine Paint
K&N  - Air Filter
 
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Overdrive transmissions provide many benefits to longevity and fuel consumption, and they are more fun to shift than automatics.   In this series, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew installs a Tremec TKO 600 from Modern Driveline complete with a hydraulic throwout bearing assembly for easy action and a Superior clutch for positive grab behind the big block Chevy V8 in our 1969 Chevelle.     The Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission handles 600 pound-feet of torque and the Modern Driveline kit puts the shifter in the original position on our ‘69 Chevelle.  
 
Contact Modern Driveline for a kit designed for your classic or Muscle Car, or the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete installation.   
 
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We're sending this cool 1979 Chevorlet Bonanza pickup truck home today! This one is still in it's original family,...

Posted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop on Friday, October 6, 2017
1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Restored By V8 Speed and Resto Shop on Hemmings Muscle Machines Cover

We are honored and privileged to learn that the 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-L restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop has been chosen for a six page feature - including a cover photo - in the latest issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!   The entire crew worked very hard on this complete restoration, and we could not be happier to have a future in such an excellent publication as muscle machines.   The magazine is a new stands as of April 21, 2017, and subscribers should have there copies already. Check your local new stands to get your copy today!

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Click HERE to see the entire build thread on this beautiful Emberglo 428 Galaxie! 

 

The 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre is an original family owned car tha we were happy to have the privelige of restoring at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!    Click this link for the complete build story, and feel free to contact us at 314.783.8325 to discuss bringing your family heirloom car back to new!