V8 Radio Podcast

Working In The Garage, Achieving a State of Flow, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Working In The Garage, Achieving a State of Flow, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Find your Zen moments whenever you can!

2021 PRI Show, Building a 775 Hp LT5 10-Speed 1969 Camaro, Modernizing a Trans Am, Tools, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
2021 PRI Show, Building a 775 Hp LT5 10-Speed 1969 Camaro, Modernizing a Trans Am, Tools, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Even on cough medicine, the ideas flow.

Live From The 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Live From The 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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The greatest Muscle Car show in the world is back!

The 2021 SEMA Show On-Location in Las Vegas on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
The 2021 SEMA Show On-Location in Las Vegas on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Right from the show floor, with cameo by Chip Foose!

Coverage of the 2021 SEMA Show, Hydrogen Powered Hot Rods, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Coverage of the 2021 SEMA Show, Hydrogen Powered Hot Rods, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Is this the future of internal combustion engines?

There’s Always Something New to Learn, Kevin’s 25th SEMA Show and Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
There’s Always Something New to Learn, Kevin’s 25th SEMA Show and Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!
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Scheming a V8 Radio Podcast from the SEMA Show floor.

Planning a Frame Off Restoration, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Planning a Frame Off Restoration, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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You Suck and Your Car Is Slow

Auto Enthusiasts Unite, 2021 SEMA Thoughts Pt. 2, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Auto Enthusiasts Unite, 2021 SEMA Thoughts Pt. 2, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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We all need to stick together!

SEMA 2021 Preview, 40th 4 Wheel Jamboree, Cruising Route 66, Auto Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
SEMA 2021 Preview, 40th 4 Wheel Jamboree, Cruising Route 66, Auto Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Closing out the summer car events and racing into the fall!

What the heck is taking so long? Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
What the heck is taking so long? Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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We’re all in this slow boat (from China) together…

V8 Radio Podcast

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke dive into achieving a state of “Flow” while wrenching, or doing anything, really, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  Kevin was wrenching on his 1970 Buick when time whizzed by, listening to inspirational interviews, having the right tools, and the work going smoothly all contributed to the zen-like state.   Have you been there?   Of course, you’ll find automotive trivia and a whole lot more, and if you dig it, leave us some kind words or stars!   Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Working In The Garage, Achieving a State of Flow, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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1951 Mercury Hirohata Kustom 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN 2021 V8TV

When it comes to kustom cars, the 1951 Mercury built by George and Sam Barris for Bob Hirohata is about as legendary as it gets. The car innovated kustom design elements, and remains Continue reading “1951 Mercury Hirohata Kustom 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN 2021 V8TV”

1967 Chevrolet Camaro

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro restomod is getting the whole Pro Touring treatment as we restore the body and install a GM LSA 6.2 Supercharged V8 backed by a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

Continue reading “Supercharged LSA Pro Touring 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod Upgrades V8 Speed and Resto Shop”

1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN 2021 V8TV

This is super clean 1971 Ford Torino GT convertible might look like a show car, but in reality, owner Frank and Terry Szymkowski drive this car to shows and events whenever they Continue reading “1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN 2021 V8TV”

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

This rendering is the goal for this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, which will have a nod towards the modern without losing the “DNA” of the legendary Trans Am. It will be powered by an LS engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and will roll on upgraded suspension and 19″ YearOne snowflake wheels. The color scheme recalls the 10th Anniversary Trans Am gray / silver layout, only inverted on the car. It will also feature loads of modern upgrades inside, like better seating, gauges, Vintage Air A/C, a tilt column, sound deadening, performance audio, and much more.

This Trans Am is destined to be GM Dealer serviced when complete, so our team is building a book of information, warrantee documents, and other specifications so the car is dealer-friendly to service. You can hear that story in the V8 Radio Podcast below.

TECH DATA - 1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM

ENGINE:

Chevrolet LS3 V8

Horsepower: 495 HP @6200 RPM.
Torque: 473 LB-FT @ 5,000 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 17:1.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)

TRANSMISSION:

6-Speed Manual

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Tubular

REAR SUSPENSION:

4-Link

WHEELS:

YearOne 19" Snowflake Black / Polished 

V8 Radio Podcast December 17, 2021

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is a hot topic on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and our hosts Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste review the racing trade show and scheme up a plan for next year.   Next up is a chat about a Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coming together at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, complete with a 775 HP LT5 engine hooked to a 10 speed automatic transmission.  This one is going to be a handful!   They also cover a modernized 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and a whole new way to look after the car, and wrap it all up with some tool talk.   And there is also Automotive Trivia, along with a few laughs and other nonsense, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

The Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) Website

Click to see the 1969 Camaro LT5 10 Speed Photo Gallery

Check out the Toolbox Widget

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
2021 PRI Show, Building a 775 Hp LT5 10-Speed 1969 Camaro, Modernizing a Trans Am, Tools, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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1970 Chevrolet Corvette Suspension Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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V8 Radio Podcast at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Mike “Q Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast right from the 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show floor!   They are overwhelmed with all the amazing muscle cars on display at MCACN, and also to see so many great friends over the weekend.   They were also shooting video coverage for the Muscle Car of The Week and V8TV video channels, and Kevin was unveiling Premiere Restorations as the Official Emcee of the event.   The cars were amazing, and the legendary Hirohata Mercury even made a surprise appearance.   Even so, the guys were able to drum up some automotive trivia as they recorded this from the Mecum Auctions display.    

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V8 Radio Podcast
Live From The 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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This 1961 Ford Starliner owned by George Poteet was a huge hit at the 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN Show in Chicago. Here, restorer Zach Straits is interviewed by Kevin Oeste of V8TV.

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Here’s the complete restoration story as told by interviewee Zach Straits:

“The Poteet Starliner – A Restoration Story.

This 1961 Starliner Z code FE 390/300 3 speed overdrive started life in California then to North Dakota and for the last 15 years in Mississippi as a part of the George Poteet collection. With only 61k miles this rust free Starliner was a real pleasure to restore for George. The intent was to over restore beyond factory original concentrating panel gaps, flat panels and a high-end finish but maintaining the stock appearance void of a few trim pieces. The chrome, aluminum and stainless trim re-installed on the original Cambridge Blue metallic paint begged to be perfect. That’s where the restoration started. All pieces except for a few stainless trim pieces was taken to Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome in Grafton, Ohio for a show chrome finish even on the aluminum parts. The car was completely disassembled bagged and tagged and after the undercarriage was dustless blasted the body and suspension parts were taken locally to Devils Bowl Autobody.

All agree Starliners have great lines but the eight-foot quarter panels, huge hood and trunk and all the sheet metal came from the factory a little wavy. Brad at Devil’s Bowl spent over 1,089 hours hand sanding and flattening every panel inside and out. Hours were spent on the panel gaps and getting the signature tail light surrounds and fin caps to fit perfectly. Axalta finishes were applied and wet sanded and buffed then after complete assembly Max from MX Autocare completed a final paint correction getting the surfaces perfect.

The original 390 FE engine was sent to Jeff Burns Racing Engines in Tupelo where with the help of Alan Hutcheson “Hutch”, the caretaker of the Poteet Car Farm Collection, did a complete rebuilt dyno-ed exactly at 300HP. The original 4 barrel carb was sent to ford expert and historian Don Brown for a complete factor finish and working order restoration. The original 3 speed overdrive was rebuilt by transmission experts Earl McCary and Richard Miller of Staunton, Va. Alan Completed the rebuild of the original 3:50 gear 3rd member. Hutch also sourced the many crates of restoration parts.

The frame was powder coated by Power Coating Solutions and all the suspension parts were body worked and shot with industrial single stage paint by Devil’s Bowl. 1957 Ford body mounts were lightly modified and the body was set back on the frame with the help of John and Kay at Classic Motorsports.

The interior seat insert fabric on any blue Galaxie is tough to get a good match to the SMS door panels so we used door panel vinyl on the get the correct match. George Folks of Waynesboro Upholstery did an excellent job making and installing the seat covers and installing the headliner before the glass installation. The original back package tray was taken to “Hemi” Eddie Strzelecki Jr. for the first fiberglass reproduction for a 1961 Starliner.

All new glass was purchased from Auto City Classic and installed by Augusta Glass. The stainless trim down the side and around the glass was polished by local professional polisher Stewart Peters.

This restoration would not have been possible without the help of a lot of friends. Especially Scott Balsley who partnered with me for a combined 1,217 hours of restoration time.”

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