1969 Firebird Project
1969 Firebird Project "Routy" Introduction V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Our latest project car - a 1969 Pontiac Firebird named "Routy" - has finally entered the building. It has been patiently waiting in storage in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, and owner Steve Prouty finally got a break in the weather and hauled it to the V8TV shop. The car ...
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project Teardown V8TV-Video
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project Teardown V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Tearing down muclecars to their bare bones can be a big mess. Luckily for us, this phase of our project 1969 Pontiac Firebird named "Routy" went pretty well. Since the car was already mostly disassembled, it came apart fast, and we didn't have to change the name to "Rust...
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project: Body Media Blasted V8TV-Video
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project: Body Media Blasted V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv The moment of truth...our project 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" came home from the media blaster. We had the interior, underside, trunk, and firewall of the body tub blasted, along with stacks of smaller parts like the inner fender wells, the radiator core support, and all the bumper brackets. We also had the complete subframe and suspension parts blasted, but that's a diffe...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Project Updates V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" is going through the early phases of its transformation, with many small detail items being checked off the list as we go. In this installment, we fix rusty bodymounts and stra...
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
http://www.arp-bolts.com - ARP manufactures the ultimate fasteners for the inside - and outside - of your ride!
Muscle Car Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
Muscle Car Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
http://www.v8speedshop.com - Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today to discuss how we can build your dream car!
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" was a pretty clean car to start with, but we wanted to improve upon some previous repairs in the floor and trunk floor area. In this installment, we replace the driver's side floor pan with a 1-piece replacement from Classic Industries. There are tips in this video that apply to any musclecar res...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The trunk floor area in our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an assortment of repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and previous damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were able to butt-weld and...
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird "Routy" masked for primer-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - The polyester has been blocked, the seams are sealed, and now it's all masked up and ready for primer! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHWE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird "Routy" in Polyester-Video
#musclecar #v8tv Here's what the Firebird looks like in Sprayable Standox polyester filler... Like a giant birthday cake iced in white! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHWE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Quickie: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Quickie: 1969 Firebird "Routy" Spray Poly-Video
#musclecar #v8tv Our 1969 Firebird takes a bath in Standox Sprayable Polyester filler. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHWE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Update: '69 Firebird
V8TV Update: '69 Firebird "Routy" Wing Install-Video
#musclecar #v8tv Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact Getting the reproduction Trans Am wing ready for install. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHWE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Pontiac 400 455 V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV
Pontiac 400 455 V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The Pontiac 400 V8 engine that we're using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to us completely as a rebuilt long-block with all new parts inside, but we were charged with the task of doing the final assembly and detail work. This time, we're test-assembling the bracket...
ARP Ultimate Driveline Fasteners
ARP Ultimate Driveline Fasteners
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We reassembled our restored front suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal deflection and smooth a...
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Sheetmetal Install Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - After the subframe was re-attached to our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy," the reassembly began. First up was the sheetmetal, namely the doors, fenders, core support, and the reproduction steel Trans Am hood. We had to do a few tricks to make them all line up correctly, but i...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Painted DuPont Hot Hues Red Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - After completing all the bodywork on our 1969 Pontiac Firebird, we disassembled the body to paint the tub with DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown 2-stage urethane. After the red had flashed, the crew masked off the jambs and sprayed them with DuPont Clear. Then the fenders, doors, hood, and other parts were shot red, and the jambs and backsi...
1969 Firebird Routy Currie Rear Axle & Baer Brake Install Video V8TV
1969 Firebird Routy Currie Rear Axle & Baer Brake Install Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We're building this car to have awesome drivability, and we wanted to use components that could stand up to some occasional punishment. It's no secret that the Currie 9+ rear axle systems are up to the challenge. We ...
1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Climate Control and Sound Deadener Video V8TV
1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Climate Control and Sound Deadener Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We wanted our 1969 Firebird to be fun to drive, and that ment keeping the interior free from unwanted noise, and climate controlled. This time, we're installing Hushmat sound deadoner and heat insulation in the cabin, then adding a Vintage Air A/C system to keep the occupan...
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Engine Install and First Start Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac 400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold, MSD ignition, h Holley carb, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and Eastwood coated long-branch exhaust manifolds leading to MagnaFlow exhaust. Als...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Flush Glass and Final Paint Spray Video #1 V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - In this video, we final install the classic auto glass innovations flush glass and prep our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" with 3M wetsand paper, tape, and mask paper and bring it to the booth for final application of Du...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #2 V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The paint sprayout continues with our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're spraying DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color and intercoat clear in preparation for the painted stripe treatment next. We're spraying with the 3M PPS system to minimize cleanup ...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #3 V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The final video covering the paint process on our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're laying out the stripe design and spraying the DuPont silver and Gun Metal stripes. Later, we do the initial wetsanding with the 3M Trizact system, including the new 3M ...

 

We recently took a few minutes after hours at the V8 Speed and Resto shop to share a look around at some of the classics and muscle cars we’re working on for customers.   Our crew demonstrates tremendous talent and they take exceptional care and pride in their work, and we cannot thank them enough for all that they do. We also appreciate our customers for allowing us to work on these cars, some of which are family heirlooms going back many decades and are practically family members themselves. In this video, we take a look at some of the cars in process here at the shop.  We’re happy to assist you with your classic or Muscle Car restoration needs with a full-service restoration and performance center and world-class crew.   

 

We offer complete restoration services, including sheet metal replacement,  rust repair and fabrication, bodywork and painting, mechanical repairs, engine and driveline swaps and upgrades, dyno tuning, complete upholstery and interior services, and more.   

 

 Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

 

 

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Sweet '57 Thunderbird just arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some speedy goodies! @v8speedandresto #v8speedandresto

Posted by V8TV on Friday, August 23, 2019
Two V8 Speed & Resto Shop Built 1969 Camaros Included in Summer Of '69 Camaro Display at 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is honored to have two 1969 Camaros on display at the amazing “Summer Of ’69” 1969 Camaro display at the 2019 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! The event is hosting some of the most iconic and significant 1969 Chevrolet Camaros ever, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the always-popular ’69 Camaro. The V8-built supercharged LSA powered “Lou’s Change” pro-touring Camaro and the COMP Cams 454 LSX Camaro convertible will both be on hand, and we couldn’t be more excited for the owners and our team as well. It’s a tremendous honor to be included in such an amazing display, and even more-so to have the opportunity to these build awesome cars for great customers. We invite you to come see them in person at this must-see event! #69Camaro #COMPCams #GoodguysColumbus #V8Speedandresto#lovethesecars #thanksfortheopportunity #letsbuildyours!

Two V8 Speed & Resto Shop Built 1969 Camaros Included in Summer Of '69 Camaro Display at 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

 

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

 

 

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

Holley's Sniper electronic fuel injection systems are available for purchase and installation at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!

These self-tuning fuel injection systems make it easy to convert your Classic or Muscle Car to a modern electronic fuel injection system with minimal changes to the car.    High-pressure fuel systems are available for many cars, with custom applications available to convert nearly any vehicle to modern, reliable electronic fuel injection. 

 

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an authorized Holley EFI dealer and our technicians are factory trained.

 

Benefits Include:

- Easier Starting

- Increased Throttle Response

- Better Fuel Economy

- Improved Reliability

- Holley and Rochester Quadrajet Pattern Units Available


You can reach us at 314.783.8325, or fill out the simple form below,  and we'll be happy provide applications and pricing info about a Holley Sniper EFI system for YOUR car!
 

Podio - CRM done right

 

 

Guess the high bid of these three featured cars at the 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida!  Fill out the form below to enter your guess as to the high bid of each!   Winners receive a Brothers Collection hat and a V8 Speed & Resto Shop Tee Shirt!

 

Click HERE to enter!  

 

This past weekend was the 10th annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals event in Chicago. I’ve long said this is the...

Posted by Kevin Oeste on Monday, November 19, 2018
A new episode of V8TV airs next week, and this time, we're taking you on a trip to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago!   This is THE premiere Muscle Car show in the world, and we're dedicating several epsiodes of V8TV to checking out the cars and themed displays at the MCACN show.   You won't want to miss it!  Check http://www.v8tvshow.com/airtimes for channel and airtime info!  Book your trip to the 2017 Muscle Car and Covette Nationals at http://www.mcacn.com today!
 
MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS
November 18 & 19, 20176
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL. 60018
We recently recieved a very cool email with a fantastic rendering of the '66 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre restored in our shop a few months ago.     The letter read:
 
Boy do I love a 7 Litre Galaxie. My name is Paul Eric and I'm an automotive artist living in Las Vegas. 
Saw the cover of the June issue of Hemmings muscle machines and flipped for that beautiful hunk of heavy metal. Inside of 30 minutes I was at my drafting table laying out this illustration! Thought I would share it w/ you. 
Thanks, and rock on!
 
Paul Eric
 
We were flattered and astonished by the artwork, and wanted to see more.    Luckily, Paul sent us more!
 
Hello Kevin
 
Thanks for taking the time to view my drawing. I appreciate your complements!
attached are a few of the 50 or so renderings I've completed in the last few years.
The images are approximately 22x28. I have a reference photo from a magazine or book in my archive file (an actual print)
I'll use a piece of color keyed Canson paper, lay out the drawing with an ordinary pencil. then finish out the details & reflections w/ colored pencils. About as low tech as can be! A lot like me!
 
Kevin, I am a complete cyber moron... no website, no social media. Just my android phone w/ a fantastic camera that I capture the original art with prior to framing. A few of these are commisioned by car owners, mostly I draw for myself. The cars take about 35- 40 hrs. to complete. About a month to finish. I have a great interest in corresponding with you about my craft, and "putting it out there" Fortunately, I work with graphic designers, media experts and photographers that can help me get up to speed! (DBDvegas.com., An event co.) Thank you again for your interest, It was great to hear from you. 
 
Best wishes, Paul Eric.
 
We hope that sharing these will help Paul get the word out about his craft.   Feel free to contact us if you'd like his info for a project of your own.
 
 
1964 Plymouth
 
64 Mercury
 
Mach 1
 
 
 
Rev'n on Roku
Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 7, 2017) – Rev’n, Luken Communications’ automotive broadcast offering, has further expanded its over-the-top availability by launching its channel on the Roku® streaming platform.
 
The new channel, available for free in the Roku channel store by searching keyword “Rev’n,” features the ability to stream the network live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in high definition. In addition to being able to view the network broadcast live, video on demand assets offer viewers the ability to watch Rev’n original series and specials any time they want, with complete season archives and the latest episodes available concurrently.
 
With this new Roku channel, Rev’n broadens its existing footprint in the over-the-top universe. In addition to its over-the-air broadcast availability and cable carriage in select markets, Rev’n is also currently presented via FilmOn and the Rev’n online stream at www.revntv.com, available for streaming on desktop and mobile.
 
Matt Winn, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Luken Communications said, “Our viewers really enjoy Rev’n programming and having a Roku channel not only allows us to reach more viewers, it gives us a way to provide Roku users even more programming choices.  Content available on-demand on our over-the-top platforms give viewers the option to view what they want on their own schedule.  This flexibility not only increases the viewer’s experience, it also increases value for our advertisers and program providers.  We look forward to increased viewer engagement as we grow the Roku channel and expand into other offerings as well.”
 
The network, geared towards the performance enthusiast, initially launched as a broadcast diginet on December 1, 2014. Rev’n is dedicated to all things revving including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, events, auctions and more. With proven automotive content such as Stacey David’s GearZ®, Two Guys Garage, Truck U, V8TV, Sam’s Garage, My Classic Car and World of Collector Cars, as well as original special productions offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the industry, Rev'n is a hit with gearheads and advertisers alike.
 
To find Rev’n on Roku, just add the Rev’n channel from the Roku Channel store. For local broadcast and cable availability, visit www.revntv.com.
 
About Luken Communications, LLC:
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks delivered via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.  The current network offerings include Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, The Action Channel, The Family Channel and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO). Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.
One Cab's Family Cartoon

This is a favorite Tex Avery cartoon called "One Cab's Family" and we were always glued to the TV set  whenever it came up in rotation.   There is no doubt that the scene where the little cab turns into a speedy hot rod left a mark on us growing up!   This cartoon also seems to have inspired the Pixar "Cars" series and is just as entertaining.   Now it's back online to enjoy again!   We seem to recall another similar story about an airplane... we'll have to look for that one, too!  

 

One Cab's Family (1952) from Batraaf on Vimeo.

 

1966 Ford Galaxie Restored by V8 Speed and Resto Shop on Hemmings Muscle Machines Cover

We are honored and privileged to learn that the 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-L restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop has been chosen for a six page feature - including a cover photo - in the latest issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!   The entire crew worked very hard on this complete restoration, and we could not be happier to have a future in such an excellent publication as muscle machines.   The magazine is a new stands as of April 21, 2017, and subscribers should have there copies already. Check your local new stands to get your copy today!

Click to Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today to discuss restoring YOUR dream car!  314.783.8325

 

Click HERE to see the entire build thread on this beautiful Emberglo 428 Galaxie! 

 
Kelle Oeste in Street Rod Life Magazine

Our very own Operations Manager Kelle Oeste is featured in the latest Street Rod Life Magazine! Thanks for the article, and thanks to Kelle for always working overtime to help our team build awesome cars our customers can be proud of! Read the article at the link:  http://www.streetrodlife.com/print-mag/street-rod-life-2017-spring-print-issue/