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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1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Supercharged 302 Gear Vendor Overdrive at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Mercury Comet Cyclones are not the most common Muscle Car, but they are cool to see.    This one is not only visually stunning with its deep maroon paint and stark white interior, it also has the guts to make it go!    Under the hood is a carburated & supercharged 302, backed by a C6 transmission and a GearVendors Overdrive unit and a 9" rear axle.   The combination is good for mid 11-second quarter mile times, and good driving manners on the street.     It came to our the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance, as we fixed a few leaks, checked the tune, tightened up the exhaust, and rebuilt the rear end.   

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1974 Plymouth Duster Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1974 Plymouth Duster came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some mechanical fixes and upgrades.   It's sporting a 360 cubic inch V8 and a 4-speed, and has a great street machine look.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Dodge Charger Maintenance At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Dodge Charger came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some new rear gears and some carb tuning.   It's wearing a clean restoration and is pwered by a 383 hooked to a 727 automatic transmission.     A hydraulic roller cam is also in the works.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This sweet 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some sheet metal repairs in the trunk floor and other mechanical details.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This slick gold 1970 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop shortly after the owner purchased the car for some detail work and upgrades.   It’s a very clean car, and the owner received a whole stack of paperwork on the car when he bought it, including the original purchase agreement and receipt, the payment schedule, and a slew of receipts for maintenance and repairs over the years.    It is very cool to see the history of a car like this and the original documentation.   We're adding a serpentine accessory drive, painting the engine, tuning up the air conditioning, improving drivabiliity, fixing the radio, and installing a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmission and hydraulic clutch from Modern Driveline.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1972 Plymouth 'Cuda Performance Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This slick black 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some perfomance upgrades in the form of a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, some tune up items, and other maintenance.   We're going to see what makes the 340 tick and add a bit more roar at the same time.     Click "Read More" to follow the progress photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Camaro "Carbon Flash" Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch.   In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration.   The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.     Features include a Holley Terminator EFI system, Vintage Air A/C, Scat seats, restoration parts from Classic Industries, Axalta paint, ARP engine hardware, COMP cam, and much more.   
 
Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over. 
 
It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job.   Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a small-block Ford V8 and has been a reliable crusier for the owner for years.    Time has taken a toll, however, as the car is now in need of some underside rust repairs and sheet metal replacement, so the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew is hard at work to bring it back to a solid car. 

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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

 

This is the next chapter of the 1969 Camaro we modified in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all new Detroit Speed suspension, Forgeline Wheels, Baer Brakes, Toyo Tires, Holley EFI, and more go-fast and handling goodies. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1969 Chevelle was born wearing a Cortez silver paint job and sporting a blue interior.  It was an original V8 car, sporting a 307 V8 under the hood and was driven for many many years by its owner Al until the late 80s.    It was time for a complete restoration, which is exactly what happened at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!    Click READ MORE to see the photos!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS496 Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

A 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle with 496 cubic inches of big-block power and style!

This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop dressed in a sparkling green "bass boat" style paint scheme, with add-ons and gauges all over the place.   The owner wanted a smooth, clean, powerful cruiser that could hold it's own on the street or strip, so the V8 team enlisted the help of Fast Times Motorworks to build a 496 cube big block Chevy making over 500 HP and nearly 600 pounds of torque for power.   The entire car was stripped, new panels added, and a restored chassis rides on Global West suspension, Vintage Wheel Works wheels, and stops with Baer brakes.     It was a hit at the SEMA show, and is a fun car to drive today!    Click READ MORE to see the photos and videos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1968 Camaro Detroit Speed QUADRALink, Mini-tub Install, Performance Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop powered by a 396 with an automatic, but it easily overpowered the narrow tires, especially with 4.56:1 rear gears.    Out customer wanted a Detroit Speed deep tub install, along with a Currie 9-Plus rear axle housing suspended by Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension.    We added those items along with a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission and hydraulic clutch, upgraded to Wilwood brakes, and installed some cool Billet Specialties wheels and new rubber.     It rumbles on-demand through a stainelss Magnaflow exhaust system.   

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1969 Pontiac Firebird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of the full treatment, with the goal being a Pontiac-powered, fuel injected, pro-touring road machine with timeless styling and awesome street manners.     The V8 crew started from scratch on this one, performing sheet metal repairs, mechanical upgrades, outstanding bodywork and paint, assembly, and tuning.     

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Paint and Maintenance Updates at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1966 Chevelle came to our shop to have some maintenance and a few cosmetic fixes.    The distributor in the big block Chevy V8 had corroded, so we shipped it back to MSD Ignition for a freshen-up.    There was some weirdness in the steering column, so we had it waranteed by Ididit to like-new operation again.     We also made a new electric fuel pump mounting bracket and addressed some leaks and some new brakes. 

Outside, the '66 rolled in with a 4" cowl induciton hood that made it a little hard to see the road, so our crew installed a steel 2" version for more style and less "race" appearance.    The color is House Of Kolor TruBlue Kandy and it really looks sharp in the sun.