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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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 1967 Ford Mustang lived a full life, and eventually it was torn down for a restoration to repair rust and damage to the body.   Unfortunaltely, the shop doing the work couldn't complete the task, so the car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion.    Our technicians inspected the car and after chatting with the owner, it was decided that much of the metalwork on the '67 could have been of a higher level of quality, so our team is working to bring the car to a higher level, as it's been in the owner's family since 1973!

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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.

1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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.

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

2008 Mustang GT CS Supercharger, Headers, Cat Back and Clutch Install Video V8TV

http://www.v8speedshop.com -  In this video, we're running a fairly-stock 2008 Ford Mustang on the chassis dynamometer to measure stock power.   Then, we're installing a bunch of performance upgrades... a Magnuson supercharger, Kooks headers, a Centerforce clutch, and MagnaFlow mufflers for more power and a better sound.    We're also doing some engine detailing with Eastwood ceramic engine paint and some Moroso aluminum tanks.    Finally, we run it on they dyno again to see the results!    We can help you with all your late-model performance upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today!    

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 Swap and Sheetmetal Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air LS2 Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This '61 Bel Air came into the shop looking for a few upgrades to dial-in the parts already installed, like a Hot Cammed Trailblazer SS LS2 V8, 4-speed Overdrive trans, 9" Rear, and Ride Tech suspension.    We fixed a few new-car gremlins and now this is a slick road-trip machine ready to hit the highways.    It's just a cool car we thought we'd share!    Click "Read More" for the complete photo and video gallery!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop, engine upgrades

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1947 Lincoln Pinstriping at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!   Click Read More to see the action!

1969 Ford on 2002 Lightning Chassis

Have you seen the latest on the 1969 Ford F100 / 2002 Ford Lightning "Thunder's Truck" being built in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop?     Our crew transplated a 2002 Ford Lightning engine and chasis under a 1969 Ford F100 Ranger pickup including everything from the supercharged 5.4L V8 to the antil-lock brakes and everything in-between.     The chassis was shortened and modified to fit under the 1969 cab and bed.    Click through the pics to see the process, or you can read the story on the V8 Forum HERE!   We'll be posting vide on on this process as well!    

 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabricating Custom Steel Hood Vents at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is not really a car build, but we had a customer approach us about building and installing some custom hood vents for his ‘69 Camaro. He liked the style of the vents in the carbon fiber hood on Mark Stielow’s Hellfire Camaro, but these would be steel. Stielow’s hood does not have the same underside structure as a stock steel Cowl Induction hood, so these would have to be a little different to fit into the opening in the structure without remaking the support structure.

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 428 Dual Quad 4-Speed Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL rumbles thanks to a 460+ cubic inch 428 fed by two four barrel Holleys on top, and is shifted with a 4-speed manual transmission.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance, as well as bodywork and a re-spray.   Follow the progress here!   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278