Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LSA Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Do you dream of a classic muscle car with heart-pounding power and modern handling? Look no further than the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! We bring your vision to life, combining iconic style with cutting-edge performance upgrades.

This stunning 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is a prime example. The owner craved the perfect blend of timeless looks and exhilarating performance. V8 Speed and Resto Shop delivered:

  • Supercharged LSA Engine: Unleash raw power with this modern high-performance engine, expertly installed without compromising the Camaro’s fresh as-delivered paint job.
  • Tremec 6060 6-Speed Manual Transmission: Take control of every gear change with this precision-engineered transmission, engineered to seamlessly integrate with the LSA engine.
  • Performance Cooling and Electrical Systems: Experience worry-free driving with upgraded systems designed to handle the increased power and ensure smooth operation.

Performance Engineered: We’ve meticulously integrated additional performance enhancements:

  • C&R Radiator and Coolers: Maintain optimal engine temperature for peak performance, on the road or at the track.
  • Vintage Air System: Enjoy cool comfort in the cabin, even on the hottest days.
  • Ridetech Coil-Over Suspension System: Experience exceptional handling and control with this top-of-the-line suspension upgrade.
  • Hydraulically Boosted Wilwood Brakes: Command ultimate stopping power with confidence, inspired by racing technology.
  • FORGELINE Wheels: Track-proven strength, great looks for the street, and American made.
  • Custom Exhaust System: Our team handcrafts a beautiful mandrel-bent, TIG welded stainless exhaust system with cutouts and Corsal mufflers that delivers both performance and a throaty growl.

The V8 team’s dedication goes beyond the ordinary:

  • Expert Modifications: We meticulously notched the subframe and fabricated a custom firewall and air intake system to ensure perfect fitment and functionality.
  • Custom style with Performance: Ringbrothers billet hood hinges and an in-house fabricated hood ensure a unique look while accommodating the supercharger.
  • Dyno-Tuned Results: Refined driving manners with measured power.

This is just a glimpse of what V8 Speed and Resto Shop can do for your muscle car. Let our passionate team transform your dream into reality. Contact us today to discuss your custom build! Check out the 3 1968 LSA Camaro build videos below!

TECH DATA - SUPERCHARGED 1968 CAMARO

ENGINE:

Supercharged Chevrolet LSA V8

Horsepower: 556 @ 6,300 RPM.
Torque: 551 @ 4,400 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)

TRANSMISSION:

Tremec TR6060 6-speed Manual Transmission

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Ridetech Tubular, Coil-Over Shocks, Detroit Speed Sway Bar

REAR SUSPENSION:

Ridetech 4-Link, Currie 9+ Rear Axle

WHEELS:

COOLING: 

C&R Racing 

BRAKES:

Hydratech Brake Booster

Willwood Master Cylinder, Calipers & Rotors

EXHAUST:

Custom Built by V8 Speed and Resto, 2.5" Mandrel-Bent & TIG Welded, Corsa Mufflers with Cutouts

INTERIOR:

Custom Recaro Seats, 5the Gen Camaro Console, Dakota Digital Gauges, Vintage Air, Custom Carpet by V8 Speed and Resto

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 Camaro Pro Touring Build at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop wearing fresh paint, but the owner wanted some performance upgrades to match. The task is to install a supercharged LSA engine and a Tremec 6060 6-speed manual transmission, all without hurting the new paint. The V8 crew is also adding all the needed cooling, fuel, and electrical system upgrades required to make it all sing.

Cooling is handled by a C&R Radiator and coolers, and the cabin is cooled by Vintage Air. Under the car lives a full Ridetech coil-over suspension system, with hydraulically boosted Wilwood brakes. Our team is building a full mandrel-bent, custom-fit exhaust system for the car.

Tasks included notching the subframe to fit the LSA and the factory accessory drive system, and fabricating a custom smooth firewall and hydraulic clutch master cylinder mount, fabricating a and custom air intake system. Ringbrothers billet hood hinges support the modified hood, which was re-structured to clear the supercharger housing.

We’ll be posting update blogs along the way as we complete this Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro!

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

 

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today!

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

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1968 LS3 Camaro Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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. The plan was to modernize the door panels with some Fesler pieces, and custom design and build a center console to house the Vintage Air A/C controls, the power window switches, a pair of stainless cup holders, a double-din audio system, USB power, and the Tremec T56 6-speed shifter.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop interior department completely designed, built, upholstered, and wired the custom console before installing it in the Camaro. The Fesler door and rear side panels were upholstered in matching black vinyl with a corresponding hounds-tooth insert to match the Camaro’s seats.

Before the car was complete, our team identified that the roof skin was rusty and improperly installed, so the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Fabrication Department went to work removing the old skin, repairing the rust, and installing a new piece. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Body Shop finished the job and painted the new roof with a black industrial coating, then the Interior Shop installed a new vinyl top.

The LS3 1968 Camaro makes great power, and is a real blast to drive. We’re excited to see this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro rolling down the road, and the owner is looking forward to making more memories on road trips with his restomod Camaro.

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for all your restoration and performance needs!
314.783.8325 https://www.v8speedshop.com

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service classic car and muscle car restoration service ready to perform everything from simple maintenance on vintage cars to full frame-off restorations and modifications. Whether you are seeking a stock restoration, a pro-touring muscle car, or a custom restomod, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, can help. Contact us today to put the V8 crew to work for you. Transport services are available.

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