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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This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Corvette LS Swap to add modern power to this C3 Corvette. A C3 Corvette LS Swap seems to be a simple job at first glance, but the more you investigate, you’ll see that a C3 Corvette LS Swap isn’t quite so simple.
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team addresses the fitment issue of the LS3 V8 swap, as well as the steps needed to perform a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed manual transmission swap into the C3 Corvette. The challenges included fitting the off-center LS3 engine under the hood, as well as fitting the Tremec 6 speed manual transmission into the C3 Corvette chassis. We sourced our LS swap engine from GM Performance Parts, and a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed manual transmission, clutch, bellhousing, and shifter from Modern Driveline.
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This cool 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some restoration work. We’re excited to have a very cool and unusual Muscle Car in the shop to help bring back to its former glory. These cars helped Ford launch the new 428 V8, and were touted as being the most powerful quiet car you could buy in ’66. We’ll be posting a photo gallery of the project as well as videos along the way.
This car was purchased new in ‘66 by our customer’s father and has been under the same family ownership ever since. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, performed a complete restoration on this car, and the end result is better than new. Contact the shop today to discuss your next restoration project, we take them seriously and offer outstanding quality for your family heirloom. It even landed on the cover of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine when completed!
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