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.

 

Suspension

Muscle Cars look great, but they often don't handle as well as today's performance cars, especially considering that cars build in 1970 are over 45 years old!     We can refresh or upgrade the steering, brakes, suspension, shocks, sway bars, ball joints, bushings, and other critical parts to make your Muscle Car handle like it is on rails.    Of course, we can also perform stock restorations to make your Classic drive the way it did the day it was built, it's all up to you.    Contact us today at 314.783.8325 to discuss your project or fill out the contact form and we'll get back to you.    Weather you want to repair worn-out parts, gain improved performance, or participate in autocross or road-course racing events, we can make it happen!

Hot rods cruising

It may be winter, but the spring cruising season is right around the corner!    Is your Classic or Muscle Car ready for the season?   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is always ready to help with everything from maintenance & tune-ups all the way to full rotisserie restorations on all kinds of Classic and Muscle Cars.    Weather you just need your winter storage fluids changed and the choke adjusted on your carburetor, or you've been contemplating a disc brake, fuel injection, or overdrive transmission upgrade, we can make it happen.    Think back to the last time you drove your Classic car... is there anything that bothers you, or that you want to change?   Did it handle well, start & stop properly, do the mufflers sound exciting, and does everything work?    Make a list and let us know your concerns, we'll be happy to help get those little annoyances squared away so you can drive and enjoy your Classic or Muscle Car with pride this season!    

Contact Us for more info!

 

Contact The V8 Speed & Resto Shop -  314-783-8325 -  We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   In this video, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop.   Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.  

See more photos of this process in the V8 Forum:   Click Here!

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Cuda Plow

It seems like somebody flips a switch and fall turns into winter. We are performing classic car winterization services now at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! Bring your classic or Muscle Car by and we will check fhe freezing point of your coolant and change if necessary.   We will also perform an oil change to remove contaminated and moisture filled summertime driving oil. This is important to prevent corrosion of internal engine parts during winter storage.  We can add a fuel system stabilizer, check tire pressure an inflate as needded, and make sure all other fluids are up to spec.  We will also install a quick disconnect battery tender to keep your charging system happy during winter storage. In the spring, simply unplug the tender quick disconnect, and your car should be ready to drive.   We can also provide detailing and paint, chrome, and interior conditioning and preservation tricks for winter storage.     Call today for an appointment!   314.783.8325

 
 

Mustang AuctionDid you know we offer inspection services for classic cars to help people make smart buying decisions? Don't risk buying a Classic or Muscle Car without having qualified technicians check it out from bottom side to top! Give us a call and we can go to the car, or bring it to our shop and we'll put it on the lift and give it a once-over and point out items needing attention and make recommendations for repairs. We can also shoot a video of the inspection and send it to prospective buyers anywhere in the world! Call us today at 314.783.8325 to set up an inspection!

 
Dyno Tips

We spend a lot of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly.    If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy to discuss having our technicians tune your car on the chassis dyno.   

 

 


Overlooked Tips For A Successful Dyno Session

 

  • Make sure the car runs!

  • Is the car and the dyno shop insured?

  • Have a transportation “plan B” in place just in case something goes wrong!

  • Make sure the car doesn’t leak fluids, exhaust, etc.  

  • Make sure the car is safe to drive, brakes don’t drag, driveshaft good & u-joints, etc.

  • If using your gear, make sure the computer / device can communicate with the car before you take it to the dyno shop.    This can be a tremendous time waster if you have problems.    

  • Check simple things.. Does your car achieve full throttle without the linkage binding?  Is the battery and charging system working properly?   Does the car’s cooling system work properly?

  • Have a goal… are you trying to get a power number, a driving tune, or working on something else?

  • If carbureted, bring jets, squirters, power valves, gaskets, etc., so you don’t have to buy or order new ones halting your mission.

  • Install o2 sensor bungs in pipes for better tune.

  • Bring distributor springs and bushings if tuning ignition.

  • Bring a second set of spark plugs, just in case.   

  • If EFI, be sure charging system and battery are up to par.

  • Bring oil change materials if doing major tuning… you don’t want to run rich and pollute the oil.

  • A friend with a car at the dyno shop is a good idea, in case you need to make a parts store run to get something.

  • Be sure to have the phone number of the tech support department for your EFI system or tuning software should you have a question.   Often times a personal extension or technician’s name will help save time waiting on hold should you need help.

  • If you are planning a full day, have a lunch plan in place!  

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