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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1983 AMC Eagle

This is an unexpected car at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, but it’s cool nonetheless. These 4 wheel drive AMC mini-wagons are gaining popularity, both for their nostalgic draw, and also for their surprising capabilities when properly equipped. This one is powered by a 4-litre straight six, with plans to modify the suspension and do some other upgrades. It’s a father and son project, which makes it even cooler. Follow along as we help them “move the needle” to get this one closer to being ready to modify and enjoy.

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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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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 427 Swap at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This great-looking 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some performance upgrades, with the big one being the install of a Chevrolet Performance ZZ427 engine and Holley EFI.  We’ll also be upgrading the brakes and suspension to handle the 485 HP from the new mill.  Read More to see the photos and videos!

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The goal of this 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon build is to add modern car handling with barely-streetable power from a Ford 427 legendary Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V8, all while keeping a stock (ish) sleeper appearance.  The elements include a 700+ HP John Kaase built 540-cube SOHC engine, 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, a Roadster Shop chassis and suspension, and great brakes.  The wagon will ride on 17” steel wheels – or Halibrand kidney-bean style wheels, depending on the mood.    The chassis will deliver a slightly lowered, but usable stance.   The Ranch will wear an original Starmist Blue and Colonial White color scheme, with a coordinating restored interior.  The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is handling the build, and it’s going to be an amazing ride!
 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Tremec TKX Install

 

This sharp 1966 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop as a paddle-shifted automatic transmission car, but the owner wanted to row the gears the old fashioned way.    Our mission is to install a new Tremec TKX 5-speed manual in the car, and perform some other maintenance items along the way.   Follow along with all the progress here!  

 

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 and Supercharger Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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 car has already had some suspension upgrades with some cool parts from Hotchkiss, but we are going to install the new Powertrain and dial-in the suspension to make sure the car handles all that Newfound supercharged power. 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.

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1972 Chevrolet Corvette Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 

This clean 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some performance upgrades in the suspension and braking departments.   Read More to see the photos and videos!

 

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 

This silver 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some performance upgrades in the suspension and braking departments.   It’s a 350 4-speed car that looks clean lowered on custom wheels.  Read More to see the photos!

 

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