Dyno Carb Tuning a 455 powered 1969 Pontiac Firebird with Oxygen sensor at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The only real way to know your air / fuel ratio for certain is to measure the exhaust with a wideband Oxygen sensor.    In this case, this super clean and freshly restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the air / fuel ratio measured and the carburetor tune corrected on the dyno by our technicians.    The car is running a Pontiac 455 V8 and is hooked to a Tremec T-56 6-speed manual transmission.   Fuel is provided with a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, and the suspension and brakes have been upgraded for better ride and handling. 

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team analyzed the air / fuel mixture and tuned the carburetor for maximum performance, as well as optimized ignition timing.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III 400 5-Speed Conversion and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We've worked on this clean 1970 Pontiac GTO several times here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this time, we installed a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission from Modern Driveline, complete with a hydraulic clutch and a Hurst shifter.    

In the past, we've removed, resealed, and detailed the Ram Air III 400 cubic inch V8 engine, and upgraded it with a March serpentine accessory drive system.   

The owner Mo is a US Army Veteran and has become a great friend of our team.  He and his wife really enjoy Classics and Muscle Cars, and we appreciate them as customers, friends, and general positive role models for the car hobby.   

You can see more of this GTO at http://bit.ly/1970GTO

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!


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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278


1967 Pontiac GTO in Fresh Tyrol Blue at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1967 Pontiac GTO has come a LONG way since arriving at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!    Mountains of rust removed, new sheetmetal installed, body worked to perfection, and it’s now wearing a shiny new coat of Tyrol Blue!    Contact us today about your restoration project, our team loves to bring them back to life!   Click to see more pics! 

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1967 Pontiac GTO Restoration Photo Gallery, FiTech fuel injection install, sheet metal replacement

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Camaro Reloaded Restoration V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We provide complete restoration services including:

Project Planning & Design

Part Selection & Sales

Vehicle Transport Assistance

Project Evaluation


Rust Removal & Repair

Sheetmetal Repair, Fabrication, Installation

Engine Mechanical

Suspension Upgrades & Repairs

Bodywork, Panel Fitment & Installation

Paint Removal & Application

Buffing & Polishing

Performance Upgrades

Disc Brake Installs

Performance Custom Exhaust

Electrical Dignosis, Wiring, Installation

Interior Repairs & Installations

Air Conditioning Installs

Fuel Injection Conversions

Audio / Navigation Systems

Complete Reassembly

General Repairs & Maintenance

MIG, TIG, Spot Welding

Detailing    ...and many more!


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This is the same car pictured above before the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restoration!

Reloaded Final

V8 Speed & Resto Shop

817 S. Main Street

Red Bud, IL 62278




A classic or muscle car restoration can be a big project, so we've assembled a few tips to help you get the ball rolling.   
The V8TV Crew discusses some considerations regarding driving and old car every day as a primary mode of transport.   While old cars look cool, there are safety and reliability concerns that could leave you hitching a ride home if you're old ride isn't up to speed.
We can help with your old car at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
Seek RevealPRO Thermal Camera image at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We use thermal imaging as a tuning and diagnostic tool in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to see how various systems are performing in the cars we build. In this image, we see the radiator is doing a good job of reducing the temperature as the coolant flows down through the core. Seek Thermal cameras allow us to see high friction areas and other problems that the naked eye cannot.   Contact the shop today and we can show you the "unseen" on your Classic or Muscle Car! 

Seek Thermal Imagaing in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop


Custom Exhaus at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew just finished another custom 3" mandrel-bent stainless MagnaFlow exhaust system on the COMP Cams Camaro!   The system is snaked around the Heidt's 4-link rear suspension, tucked up inside the quarter panels, fully TIG welded and ready to rock!  Fabricator Adam likes the challenge of fabricating tightly-fitting custom exhaust systems and use mandrel bends for reduced back pressure and TIG welded stainless tube for long life.   And that MagnaFlow sound… let us know if your ride needs an exhaust system you'll be proud to show off, both in looks and sound!

Custom Tail Pipes

Flush-fitting exhaust hugs the quarters for a clean look

Tubes hang tight to body

Tubes hang tight to body for best clearance and appearance

Tubes on bench

Each system is fully TIG welded before final installation

Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a tube tune-up on your ride!  314.783.8325

Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact 314.783.8325 - The GM LS Engine is a super-popular swap candidate for many reasons, but they are not very attractive as-installed in their original cars. In this video, we show you some different LS style enigines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look as good as the Muscle Cars in which they are installed! Some of the tricks include using adapters to install traditional small-block parts like Edelbrock Elite II valve covers and air cleaner on the 6 Liter V8 in the red 1965 Impala. We also show a ZR1-style LS9 installed in the ZR9 Camaro, the L92 V8 in the '64 C-10 pickup, and some Eastwood ceramic engine paint to keep them looking great.