The GM Connect & Cruise powertrain conversions have become very popular, and for good reason. They offer a matched engine and transmission combination delivering reliability, power, and economy, and this clean 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup is going to be used as a daily driver, making it a perfect candidate for the Connect & Cruise upgrade. We've performed many LS swaps, and are looking forward to upping the power level on this truck to 480 HP and adding the electronic overdrive 4-speed automatic transmission. You can follow along in the photo gallery below, and if you'd like more information on a swap like this for your ride, click to contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew is honored to learn that KruzinUSA.com just listed our shop as one of their top 25 in the country! As part of their new Digital Hot Rod Builders Mall, they have selected what they believe are the top 25 shops in the country, and we're unbelievably humbled to be included with some of the most talented shops in the business. Go check out http://www.kruzinusa.com or their Facebook Page to learn more about their Digital Mall, event coverage, videos, and more!
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is one of the iconic Muscle Cars, and we work on a lot of them in our shop. Which is not to say that we don't work on other Classics and Muscle Cars, it's just that we've built some pretty stout 1969 Camaros over the years, so people know they can send us their projects for restoration, performance upgrades, or other needs. This time, a complete, freshly-restored '69 arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the owner drove the Shafiroff 540 cubic-inch Big Block Chevy powered beast and determined the car needed more traction. We worked with the owner to make a list of improvements, including a complete Detroit Speed suspension system front and rear, some fuel injection modifications, exhaust upgrades, and some other items to make the car more enjoyable to the owner. The challenge was to perform the modifications without damaging the car's beautiful silver paint! Check out the photos to see the progess.
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On this episode, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the summer cruising events and road trips, the upcoming SEMA show, and contemplate if nostalgia for old cars is a good thing or a bad thing. They also cover an update on Mike's 1967 GTO, model car building, and more from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.
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