This bright red 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop looking for dramatic handling, power, and reliability improvements. The recipe calls for a Roadster Shop chassis fueled by an LS3 engine swap. Follow the pics to see the build progress!

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! [wptb id=179251]

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

This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in preparation for a major facelift.   Plans include a Superbird conversion and a late-model Hemi engine swap backed by a 6-speed manual transmission!  Of course, the front and rear suspension systems will be upgraded to match.   The V8 Team is extremely excited to bring this car to the next level!    Read More to see the photos and videos!

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1947 Dodge Pickup EFI 4.0 Jeep Engine Swap and 5 Speed Manual Conversion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1947 Dodge pickup truck came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the new owner discovered that the old Dodge just didn’t have the oats to keep up with modern traffic on the highway. He wanted to be able to drive his new rig wherever he wanted, whenever he wanted, so a plan was developed to re-power the Dodge and retire the original flathead engine.

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern 5.0 Coyote V8 swap into a 1972 Ford Bronco that was brought to us as a restored truck. Now, the restomod Bronco runs much stronger and is more reliable thanks to the Ford Performance 5.0 Coyote V8 engine swap and upgraded Dakota Digital Gauges. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop conversion also included installing a custom mandrel bent Magnaflow exhaust system and high-pressure fuel system to run the Coyote engine.

Now that the 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed, it’s fun to show how early Ford Broncos can be retrofitted with modern Coyote V8 engines and technology to make the classic Ford Bronco perform like the new 2021 Bronco.

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Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine – without harming the originality of the car.     

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