Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop April 2022

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team has been busy building some very cool cars, and we’re happy to show you some of the restomods, customs, hot rods, Corvettes, Muscle Cars, trucks, Continue reading “Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop April 2022”

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Convertible Rendering

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for one of our signature transformations from a stock Camaro RS to a high-performance Pro-Touring machine! Plans call for a Roadster Shop Chassis, modern LT engine power backed by a 10 speed automatic transmission. This one is going to be jammed with lots of cool custom and performance tricks!

TECH DATA - 1969 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE

ENGINE:

Chevrolet LT1 V8

Horsepower: 460 @ 6,000 RPM.
Torque: 465 @ 4,600 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 11:5.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)

TRANSMISSION:

GM 10L90-E 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Roadster Shop SPEC Chassis

REAR SUSPENSION:

4-Link Roadster Shop SPEC Chassis

1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Restoration Feature at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

We’ve recently completed a 1970 Ford Mustang convertible restoration here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. This is a cool Mustang Restomod with a rich history, and has been in Continue reading “1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Restoration Feature at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV”

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS496 build video blogs

From the V8 Archives… the build series blogs from 1997 covering the complete restoration of the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle known as the “SS496!” This was a great car, complete with a custom 496 stroker big-block Chevy, Global West suspension, Vintage Wheels Works rollers, Hydratech boosted Baer brakes, Magnaflow exhaust, and a whole host of restoration parts from YearOne and OPGI.

We performed a complete restoration on this car from start to finish, pulling the body off the frame, replacing the floor, quarter panels, and performing other major rust repair. Fast Times Motorworks built the custom big-block Chevy engine, which sent over 550 horsepower through a turbo 400 transmission and a 3.73:1 geared 12-bolt posi rear end. Our team completed the bodywork, paint, and assembly to make this Butternut Yellow pro-touring Chevelle a standout.

But more fun was that this was one of the first cars built by the V8 Speed crew, and these videos were from a time when very few were shooting and posting blog videos about cars. The blogs take us all the way to the SEMA show, and culminate with a feature video on the car when complete. The video resolution is only 480P, but if the car still looks awesome today!

1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 – Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video

More Videos

A great way to enjoy a classic car is to upgrade it with a modern engine, transmission, and suspension system for today’s power, performance, and reliability with yesterday’s classic Continue reading “1957 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap and Custom Chassis Part 3 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV”

This cool 1956 Chevrolet Delray has some classic kustom touches, like the Packard taillights, pinstriping, custom grille, and louvered visor. It hasn’t been driven in over a decade, so our team is going through it to get it back in action where it can be king of the road once again.

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”
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 

1957 Ford Thunderbird Coyote 5.0 and Chassis Swap Photos and Videos

1957 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap and Custom Chassis Part 2 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

A great way to enjoy a classic car is to upgrade it with a modern engine, transmission, and suspension system for today’s power, performance, and reliability with yesterday’s classic Continue reading “1957 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap and Custom Chassis Part 2 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV”