We spend lots of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly.    If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy to discuss having our technicians tune your car on the chassis dyno.    Read More to watch the videos for some tips from our crew!

1971 Chevrolet C10 LS Swap

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. 

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Derale Fan Controller
Electric cooling fans are nothing new, but modern technology allows for a better way to control them.    Rather than just a simple on-off switch, which can "jolt" the electrical system of the car when the high-current fans kick on - the Derale 16796 fan controller uses Pulse Width Modulation technology to "ramp" the fans up to speed.     This system is also much quieter than a typical electric fan setup.  This video explains the process, as well as shows the installation and function of the controller.   The benefits include a variable speed fan control, a smooth start to eliminate the high-amperage spike on the electrical system, programmable on-off temperatures, 65 amp capacity, and the reduced parasitic loss of power from a belt driven fan.      The car used is a slick 1964 Ford Galaxie featuring a 468 cubic inch Ford FE V8 with dual quads and a 4-speed.   The Galaxie received a complete repaint at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop as well as this fan upgrade.
 
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Our 1970 Buick Riviera is an all-stock and original ride, and we don't plan on restoring this car anytime soon.   However, we do like driving it, so we elected to install a Pertronix Igniter electronic ignition module and Flame Thrower ignition coil our original distributor to eliminate the mechanical breaker points and enjoy smoother starts and better performance.  
 
 
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Wheel Restoration Video

If your custom aluminum wheels have seen better days, there is a possibility that they can be restored to look new again.    We took our Vintage Wheel Works V45 wheels that have been on our '62 Ford Galaxie 500 XL since 1999 to Dent Wizard's wheel refurbishing center to have them brought back to as-new condition.    The Dent Wizard crew stripped the wheels, blasted and cleaned them, painted the centers, CNC machined the rim, and clear powder coated them to keep 'em looking new.      We then added a set of custom white and red lined tires from Diamond Back Classics to give our old Galaxie a look all it's own.     We think they look great, what do you think?