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

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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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1971 Chevrolet C10 Performance Final Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

This 1971 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne is a former work truck that is getting some great performance upgrades, but keeping the weathered look at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    This 1971 C10 is very special to the owner, as it belonged to a close family friend and has been a part of his life since the late 1980s.    We showed you how this truck looked when it came into our shop, and Today, it’s ready to be put back in service!   

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Tremec TKX 5-Speed Manual Transmission Conversion at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Manual transmission conversions are getting easier thanks to the new Tremec TKX 5-speed overdrive transmission at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   The TKX offers not only a smaller case design, but also improvements in shift quality over the popular TKO series transmissions.   The TKX makes it easier to fit into cars like this 1966 Pontiac GTO, or early Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelles, GTO, Galaxies, and other popular Muscle Cars.    

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Top Camaros Built at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We’re big fans of first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Today we’re taking a look at 5 of our favorite restomod First Gen Camaros built here in our shop, in no particular order.

LOU’S CHANGE
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First up is a 1969 Camaro named Lou’s Change.   The goal for this car was to combine modern Camaro styling and performance with the classic look of the ‘69.  Dan Steinhauser created the rendering, complete with a modern ZL-1 style hood with carbon fiber insert and a 3D printed grille.    


We performed all the metalwork in-house, including fabrication of the custom hood, and installation of all new floors, quarter panels, tail panel, fenders, and more. Lou’s Change rides on a complete Detroit Speed suspension front and rear. Deep tubs were installed to accommodate the Toyo R888 tires wrapped around Forgeline wheels. The engine is a modified supercharged GM LSA  6.2L V8 making approximately 630 HP, backed by a 6-speed manual transmission.   The car was sprayed in Mars Red, with a black ZL1 stripe.  It was a feature car at the SEMA show, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, and in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine.

COMP Camaro
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This ‘69 Camaro is owned by one of the best names in performance parts, COMP Cams! When it needed a refresh, we were honored that they sent it to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Upgrades include a Heidt’s front subframe and tubular suspension and rear 4-link system supporting the Currie rear axle. Power comes from is a Butler-LS built LS 454 making 690 HP, and a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission shifts the gears. The interior features Distinctive Industries Touring II seats, Dakota Digital gauges, and Vintage Air A/C.

ZR9:
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This next Camaro is another ‘69, but it’s an all-new car with nearly 100% aftermarket parts. We utilized a new Camaro shell, added some bigger wheel tubs, subframe connectors, and a complete Detroit Speed suspension system. Power comes from a MAST Motorsports LS7 based 427 topped with an LS9 supercharger making over 800 horsepower with a 6-speed manual transmission. Inside you’ll find a full leather and carbon fiber interior, with speedhut gauges, Vintage Air, and high-end audio in a custom dash. The color is Corvette ZR1 Jetstream blue, which really makes the polished trim and Forgeline wheels stand out.

RELOADED:
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The goal of the Reloaded Camaro was to create a modern version of the dealer supercars from the late 1960s, like the 427 Camaros built by Yenko and Nickey Chevrolet. The original front subframe was modified with a Detroit Speed coilover suspension, while a QUADRALink rear suspension was added for far better traction. While the body was being massaged to perfection, our friends at Fast Times Motorworks assembled a 490 cubic inch roller cam V8. The engine is super clean, with satin colors that compliment the exterior with no messy wires or hoses. The transmission is a TCI 4L80E automatic overdrive.

SILVER LT4
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This one came to us with a stock suspension system, and a carbureted big block Chevy engine, but the owner wanted more… of everything. The first time the car was here we installed a whole Detroit Speed suspension system front and rear, and an EFI system on the big block Chevy. Bigger Baer brakes were added, and a new set of Forgeline wheels was custom made for the car. The handling and braking improvements were huge, but after a bit, the owner wanted the smooth power of a supercharged dry-sump LT4 engine, so the car came back to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for round 2! Stock LT4s are powerful, but this one is making north of 750 HP with upgraded pulleys, valve springs, and injectors. Of course, we also build less radical Camaros, but we’re always looking to push the envelope of performance and creativity. What ideas do you have for your ideal Camaro? Contact us at www.v8speedshop.com today, we’d love to bring those ideas to life!

High-pressure fuel systems required by Electronic Fuel Injection systems pose a possible safety threat should the car ever be involved in an impact.   We like to install Inertia Fuel Cutoff Switches in the EFI retrofits performed at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   The Fuel Cutoff Switch turns off the fuel pump in an impact to prevent dangerous high-pressure gasoline spraying on a hot engine and causing a fire.   Continue reading for the video!

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Pro Touring Vs. Restomod

 

Pro Touring, Resto Mod, or Pro Street?   What is the difference, and what do you drive? V8TV

There are lots of terms to describe classic and muscle cars these days, especially when it comes to those that have been modified.     In this video, we explore the differences between stock original cars, restored cars, and modified cars… specifically those muscle cars modified in the Resto Mod, Pro Touring, and Pro Street styles.    What are these styles? What does each need to have?   What defines them?   Watch and see.   

If you’ve got a classic, muscle car, Resto Mod, Pro Touring, or Pro Street car that needs some love, we’re happy to chat about it!   You can reach us at www.v8speedshop.com today.  

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Restoration Technician specializing in the removal and installation of body panels, removal of rust and creation of and installation of patch panels.

Some custom fabrication, sheet metal forming and creating will be included. Daily tasks will include removal and installation of quarter panels, trunk floors, wheel tubs, door skins, and many other body panels, alignment of fenders and doors and other panels to improve factory type gaps to 3/16″.

We work on antiques, classics, muscle cars, and modern muscle and high performance cars.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

We have MIG and TIG Welders, Prospot Spot Welder, Plasma Torches and Resistance Spot Welders, Mittler Box Pan Brake, Stomp Shear, Bead Roller, Shrinker/Stretcher, and many other punches and flaring tools. Pullmax, English Wheel, Planishing hammer, Band Saw and Slip Roll, as well as drill press, lathe, and bridgeport and many other smaller tools. Employees must have hand held fabrication tools as well as general mechanical tools for assembly and disassembly of muscle cars.

This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday

Experience required! This is not an entry level position.

We provide Good PPO Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid Holidays, Dental insurance, 401(k), Vision insurance, Flexible schedule, Life insurance, 401(k) matching, Employee discounts, Professional development assistance, Employee assistance program.

Great working environment and awesome teammates to work with as well as lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you.

Please go to our online application and apply at https://www.v8speedshop.com/jobs