V8 Speed & Resto Shop / V8TV Restoration Photo Galleries

Photo galleries of some the Muscle Cars we've restored and are working on for V8TV and in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

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This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop more like a lame duck than a bird of fire, so our team went to work adding new rear gears, a 2004R overdrive transmission, a roller cam from COMP Cams, and a FAST EZ-2.0 EFI system for better driving manners.   The Pontiac 400 engine even received an unexpected refresh along the way.  
 
Some of the parts used in this upgrade:
F.A.S.T. - EZ EFI 2.0 Fuel Injection System
Royal Purple - Max ATF and Max Tuff Synthetic Assembly Lube
B & M - Torque Converter Lock-up Controller
Tanks Inc - Fuel Tank, HP Fuel Pump and Sending Unit
Shiftworks - Shifter Conversion Kit
COMP Cams - Roller Cam, Roller Lifters, Push Rods and Roller Rockers
Eastwood - High Temp Ceramic Engine Paint
K&N  - Air Filter

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 6227

 

This 1969 Chevelle street machine has been with the owner for many years, and he just extracted it from his barn in hopes of getting it running in time for a wedding.   It came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for work on the fuel system, brakes, and other safety items.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Chevelle Performance Modifications Photo Gallery
This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a bright red, big-block powered street machine!     The owner came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some Dakota Digital gauges, maintenance, and eventually an engine swap.
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle had undergone a complete restoration, but the customer was not happy with the way the car drove, so he sent it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for final details.   The V8 Crew was tasked with fixing leaks, clutch issues, and other mechanical details, and the customer expanded the list to include a custom firewall, and eventually a high-powered Fast Times Motorworks big Chevy V8.   It's a very cool car that will be great fun to drive!
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 Swap
Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability.    
 
In this 3 part video series, we swap in a fresh LS3 485 HP GM Connect & Cruise engine and 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission into this sweet 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck.   The benefits include reliable performance, 485 horsepower, better fuel economy, and more. 
 
The engine came from Weir Chevrolet, our supplier for GM crate engines and such, and we tuned it with an HP Tuners suite.     We used a Hooker engine mount set to bolt the LS3 into the truck.   A Holley accessory drive was added to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor.    
 
The whole rig is kept cool with an Entropy radiator and Spal cooling fans.     The crew was able to connect to the existing A/C system in the truck and make it functional. 
 
The fuel system starts with a reproduction fuel tank from Tanks, Inc., which comes redesigned to house a high-pressure EFI fuel pump, and an internal pump matched to the requirements of the LS3.
 
The truck’s vitals are monitored by a set of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and a Dakota cruise control module is also used for easy highway cruising.     A new rear gearset with 3.08 gears works better with the 4L60 overdrive transmission for snappy acceleration and economical highway cruising.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1968 Camaro Reloaded

Video series covering the restoration of our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is a Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro featuring Detroit Speed suspension, a fuel injected big block Chevy engine, TCI automatic 4L80 E transmission, Baer brakes, Rocket Racing wheels, Toyo Tires redlined by Diamondback Classics, and much more.  Contact us at resto@v8tv.net or 314.783.8325 to discuss building YOUR dream car!     Click "Read More" for the complete video and photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and Global West suspension upgrades.    New wheels and tires will complete the transformation.  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Oldsmobile 442 4-Speed Convertible with Factory Air Conditioning and 3 2 Barrels Visits V8 Speed & Resto for Maintenance

1966 Oldsmobile 442 Convertibles are not that common these days, especially when they are equipped with the 3-two barrel carb engine and factory installed air conditioning!   This one is even hotter with the triple-black color scheme and Hurst wheels.   The list of options is long... factory headrests, console vacuum gauge, full instrumentation including tic-toc-tach, rear seatbelts with holders, passenger side vanity mirror, and of course, the 400-cube V8 topped with 3 two barrel carbs and a 4-speed transmission!  It's a very cool car, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance and leak fixing so the owner can drive it and enjoy it trouble-free.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS that is still in the original owner's family!

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, brought to us by the son of the original owner.   It's a very cool car, and it has never been restored and is still wearing nearly all of the original paint.   It was original powered by a 307 V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission, and it's wearing the RS trim option.  The problem is that it needs a complete restoration due to many years of storage in a barn.   

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Ford Mustang

This 1966 Ford Mustang has been in the owner's family for many years, and it was time to refresh the steering and brakes, give it a tune up, and bring back the shine.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Chevelle

1970 is a great year for Chevelles, and this customer has had this car for decades.   The restoration had started at a different shop, but the work wasn't up to our customer's standards, so the car made a trip to V8 Speed & Resto to be completed.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Backdraft came to us when the owner wanted all the chrome and bright alumunim pieces powdercoated black.     In additon, we installed a killer audtio system so the driver can hear tunes over the Roush 427!  We also performed some paint work on the car after a fender was damaged.

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1971 Dodge Challenger is powered by a 360 V8 and came to visit the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance.   It's a very cool car that will remain with it's owner indefinately... hence the license plate "NVRSELN". 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278