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!

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

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This black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is in for some big upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, including a Chevrolet Performance supercharged LT5 direct-injected V8 engine! The 775 HP LT5 will be backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, so it’s sure to be firmly planted in the engine’s powerband all the time. It’s going to be a whole new experience in a muscle car!

TECH DATA - SUPERCHARGED 1969 CAMARO

ENGINE:

Supercharged Chevrolet LT5 V8

Horsepower: 755 @ 6,300 RPM.
Torque: 715 @ 4,400 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 10:1.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)


TRANSMISSION:

GM 10L90-E 10-speed automatic transmission

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Heidt's subframe

REAR SUSPENSION:

Detroit Speed QUADRALink

WHEELS:

Forgeline 

Learn more about this car in a recent episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1957 Ford Thunderbird Coyote Swap

1957 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap and Custom Chassis Part 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

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This super-clean 1978 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop as a new purchase for the owner. He wanted our crew to inspect the car, make any needed repairs, and upgrade it with a Vintage Air A/C system and a Holley Terminator X electronic fuel injection system. We also performed some other maintenance items, and replaced some worn-out components so that it is ready to fly!

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Big Block 5-Speed Upgrades Feature Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

We recently did some work on this clean 1969 Chevelle for a cool customer who’s become a good friend over the years. The car came to Continue reading “1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Big Block 5-Speed Upgrades Feature Video V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV”

1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod Interior Upgrades and Driving Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

This great looking 1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to fix some tuning issues and to have a new custom interior installed. Continue reading “1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod Interior Upgrades and Driving Video V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV”

1968 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very clean 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a little maintenance for the summer cruising season.   The car is wearing a wide variety of options, including power steering and brakes, factory tilt wheel, in-dash tachometer, air conditioning, remote trunk release, power windows, rear sway bar, and more.    We helped the customer locate the car, then performed some needed maintenance to get it back on the road.   Soon, it returned for some updates, like Global West tubular front suspension.    It drives amazingly, and has the right look!

 

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