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

Hot Wheels: Chevy Corvette Restomod Build: Custom ’64 Corvette C2 At The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We’ve all wanted a full-size version of our favorite Hot Wheels car, and this custom 1964 Chevrolet Corvette built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop makes that dream come true! The restomod Corvette build features custom paint, performance suspension upgrades from Global West, new disc brakes, and a Holley Sniper EFI system install on the Edelbrock 350 crate engine.

The Design

The main part of the project was repainting the Corvette in custom colors. The goal was to give the overall appearance of a full-size Hot Wheels car, a car that is fun to look at and drive! Custom C2 Corvettes can be controversial, as changing a C2 Corvette from original can hurt it’s collector car market value. However, this 1964 Corvette did not have it’s original engine any longer, and the exterior and interior had been changed from their original colors as well. This allowed for some freedom of expression to build a custom Corvette with a new paint job all it’s own.

Building The Corvette

This custom Corvette video features disassembling the corvette, repairing the fiberglass body, and a bit of Corvette C2 history. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop paint department repaints the Corvette in Ermine White, then lays out the 3 color custom stripe design. We mask off the stripes and custom paint the Corvette in our downdraft Blowtherm paint booth, and spray a final clear coat.

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Our team had so much fun with this 1964 Corvette that we even built a 1:64th scale Hot Wheels version to match the full size car!

Let’s Build Your Dream

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is as full service custom and restoration shop, complete with a full fabrication shop, body shop, paint shop, interior shop, and mechanical departments. We perform stock restorations and complete custom builds, and everything inbetween. LS Swaps, custom body mods, modern driveline swaps, custom interior, custom consoles, high quality custom paint, and dyno tuning are all available. Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today to see how we can make your custom, restomod, pro-touring, street rod, or performance truck build come to life!

1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
ENGINE:EDLEBROCK CRATE 350
SUSPENSION:GLOBAL WEST
FUEL INJECTION:HOLLEY TERMINATOR X
WHEELS:ROCKET RACING
BODY & PAINT:V8 SPEED AND RESTO

CONTACT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
314.783.8325
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact-us

Take A Desert Cruise in the Corvette! (Thanks to the owner for sharing this video!)

Custom 1964 Corvette Build Photos

#customcorvette #v8speedandresto #corvetterestoration

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

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

Plymouth AAR Cudas and Dodge Challenger T/As at Brothers Collection Museum Muscle Car Of The Week

The 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR and the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A are two amazing muscle cars that have their roots steeped in SCCA Trans Am racing. In this video, an Continue reading “Plymouth AAR Cudas and Dodge Challenger T/As at Brothers Collection Museum Muscle Car Of The Week”

Feature your high-performance street machine, street truck, hot rod or dream machine at the Du Quoin State Fair for a chance to win one of our many Show-N-Shine Awards, cruise in our legendary cruise route, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, or compete in the burnout contest or dyno challenge. Follow https://bit.ly/3CXXPVN to register.

Legends of Pro Street (Shawn Brereton photo)

There is a lot to do again this year, including:

❯ Performance Marketplace
❯ Swap Meet, Hosted by Egyptian Antique Automobile Club
❯ Show-N-Shine – Pro-Judged
❯ Continental Tire Burnout Competition
❯ Dyno Challenge
❯ Legends of Pro Street

Once again the Main Stage will be hosted by Kevin Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.


Early bird pricing is available until April 30, 2022.

Kevin Oeste at 2021 Street Machine Nationals, Du Quoin, IL (Shawn Brereton photo)

The Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals is a great way to spend an early Summer weekend among thousands of awesome cars and great friends!

General admission advanced discount tickets are also available for the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals! Follow https://bit.ly/3igu3Cb to purchase your tickets today.

Let’s make some more memories! See you at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, June 24-26.

#streetmachinenationals #streetmachine #hotrod #streettruck #prostreet #carsofinstagram #burnout

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.

Photos:

Auto Enthusiast Network – https://autoenthusiastnetwork.com/
Fuel Curve – https://www.fuelcurve.com/
The Roadster Shop – https://roadstershop.com/

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals – https://www.mcacn.com

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.”

#mcacn #starliner #v8tv

This clean 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible is packing a 389 bored to 400 cubic inches breathing through 3 carbs and a gasket-matched top end. The owner is looking to have the tune optimized at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Read more for photos!

Continue reading “1966 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power Dyno Tune”

This clean 1979 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some major performance upgrades. The car was born with an anemic Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine coupled to a 3 speed automatic transmission. We did an initial dyno run to find it only made 168 horsepower at the rear wheels, which might have been okay for 1979, but definitely not cool for today. The answer to this problem lies in the form of a Edelbrock supercharged Chevrolet performance LS3 V8 backed by a 6-speed T56 Magnum transmission.

The Trans Am is going to receive a new Roadster Shop chassis for better stiffness and handling. The E Force supercharger relies on an upgraded camshaft from Comp Cams, and is capable of making over 800 horsepower running on E85 fuel. We will be sharing complete build and final dyno videos of this car once the transformation is complete.

 

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

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

#transam #supercharged #ls3transam #roadstershop

We spend a lot of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly.    If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy to discuss having our technicians tune your car on the chassis dyno.   

 

Overlooked Tips For A Successful Dyno Session

  • Make sure the car runs!

  • Is the car and the dyno shop insured?

  • Have a transportation “plan B” in place just in case something goes wrong!

  • Make sure the car doesn’t leak fluids, exhaust, etc.  

  • Make sure the car is safe to drive, brakes don’t drag, driveshaft good & u-joints, etc.

  • If using your gear, make sure the computer / device can communicate with the car before you take it to the dyno shop.    This can be a tremendous time waster if you have problems.    

  • Check simple things.. Does your car achieve full throttle without the linkage binding?  Is the battery and charging system working properly?   Does the car’s cooling system work properly?