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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV This very clean 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS convertible recently came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of a heart transplant. The 396 under the hood was pretty anemic, and the owner wanted some more power, so the V8 Speed team upped the ante with a new Chevrolet Performance ZZ427. This is a 480 horsepower big ...
Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop
Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop
Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop Electronic Fuel Injection EFI systems are very popular, and for good reason... they promise increased reliability, throttle response, and can tune themselves. The Holley Sniper is a great example of a self-contained system that provides great performance in a smart package. However, underhood elect...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Restoration Intro
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Restoration Intro Introducing the "CoyoTBird" - a 1955 Ford Thunderbird being built in the V8TV shop! This '55 is being retrofitted with a new 412 HP Ford Racing 5.0 Coyote crate engine, backed by a Richmond 6 speed manual transmission to give this old 'Bird new wings. We're also adding a power rack & pinion steering system from ...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Engine and Accessory Drive Install
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Engine and Accessory Drive Install The engine we are using for our Thunderbird is a new Coyote 5.0 V8 from the 2011 Mustang. In this video we'll show you some of the cool features of the 5.0 motor. We also get the engine mounted between the frame rails and install the Turn Key Power Steering Pump and pulleys. The V8 Speed & Resto Sho...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Steering Rack and Hydratech Brakes
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Steering Rack and Hydratech Brakes To improve the steering of our 1955 Thunderbird we decided to install a Flaming River Rack and Pinion kit. We also used a Flaming River Steering column to finish off the steering system. Next, Trevor modifies the brake/clutch pedal assembly to work with the Hydratech Booster's new location on the fir...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" TechAFX Fuel System MagnaFlow Exhaust
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" TechAFX Fuel System MagnaFlow Exhaust The next step was to install a high pressure EFI fuel system in our '55 Thunderbird. For the soft lines, we used all TechAFX hoses and fittings. Trevor routed the rest of stainless steel hard lines to fit tight against the frame, away from moving suspension parts or exhaust. For a fuel pump we used ...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" First Start Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" First Start Video V8TV The CoyoTBird was getting very close to being a running car. We ordered a custom aluminum radiator from Afco to keep the 5.0 cool. Then, Nick had to fabricate an air box, since the Mustang air box that was sent with the motor wouldn't fit in the engine bay. Once all the loose ends under the hood were taken care of...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Chassis & Underside Paint Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Chassis & Underside Paint Video V8TV Once we got the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" running, we blew the whole car apart to paint all the modifications we made and to install some new trunk sheetmetal. In this video, we take you through the process. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern, fuel injected Ford 5.0 Coyote...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Ranken Tech SCT Dyno Tune Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Ranken Tech SCT Dyno Tune Video V8TV After logging some miles on our 1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird", we felt the car was running pretty well, but it suffered from a couple of things that we wanted to fix. First off, the car would backfire on deceleration, which we did not like but also signaled a problem....
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Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern 5.0 Coyote V8 swap into a 1972 Ford Bronco that was brought to us as a restored truck. Now, the restomod Bronco runs much stronger and is more reliable thanks to the Ford Performance 5.0 Coyote V8 engine swap and upgraded Dakota Digital Gauges. The V8 ...
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3 This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Corvette...
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Engine Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Engine Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Engine Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV This super-clean 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with a bad lobe on the camshaft, and the V8 team brought it back around with a new 400 cubic inch roller cammed small block Chevy engine from Blueprint Engines. The new engine makes over 450 horsepower and runs really strong. It’s fueled b...
Muscle Car Restoration At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325-Video
Muscle Car Restoration At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325-Video
Muscle Car Restoration At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325-Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 817 S. Main Street Red Bud, IL 62278 - 314.783.8325 The mission of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is simple... to connect people to the best times of their lives through things with wheels. This could mean restoring a family heirloom classic car to reconnect with family experiences from the past, or may...
1969 Ford F100 on 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV
1969 Ford F100 on 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV
1969 Ford F100 on 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV We build custom cars and trucks at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this video is the finale part 6 of a 6-part series where the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swapped a 1969 Ford F100 cab and bed on a 2002 Ford Lightning chassis with a supercharged 5.4 V8 to create "ThundersTruck", a restomod truck that looks li...
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1969 Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1 This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Cor...
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Holley Sniper EFI Gear Vendors Overdrive Install V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Holley Sniper EFI Gear Vendors Overdrive Install V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Holley Sniper EFI Gear Vendors Overdrive Install V8 Speed and Resto Shop We recently upgraded this super-cool 1973 Pontiac Trans Am powered by a Butler built 455 with a Holley Sniper EFI electronic fuel injection system and a Gear Vendors Overdrive unit. The car now has new-car driving manners and a snappy throttle, and the highway RPM has been dropped for better economy...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3 This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a swap to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a 4L70E 4-speed...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2 This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an LS Engine Swap conversion to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1. This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an LS Engine Swap to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a ...
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8 Speed & Resto Shop - (314) 893-8325 - http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - This beautiful silver 1969 Camaro Pro-Touring car is no stranger to the V8 speed and Resto shop. The first time it visited, we disassembled the car and installed Detroit Speed mini tubs, a rear QUADRALink suspension system with...
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1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...

Many Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Z06 and GS models built between 2006 and 2013 are equipped with a dry sump engine lubrication system.

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2009 Corvette ZR1 engine.

This high-performance system operates differently than a standard engine lubrication system and requires a special procedure when checking the engine oil level.

When adding engine oil to these vehicles, care must be taken to avoid overfilling the system. Overfilling may cause over-pressurization, which may result in damage to the engine and emissions system components. Also, if the amount of engine oil in the system is unknown due to repairs or other causes, the entire system should be drained and refilled with the correct amount of engine oil.

In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. A cold oil level in the dry sump tank may not indicate the correct amount of oil in the system.

Under normal operating conditions the engine oil pan does not store any oil, but if the vehicle has been parked for an extended period without the engine being started, some oil will seep back into the oil pan, reducing the amount of oil held in the dry sump tank. There could be no engine oil at all showing on the level indicator.

This condition is normal since the level indicator is designed to read the engine oil level only after the engine has run long enough to reach normal operating temperature. Do not add engine oil based on cold engine level indicator readings. The engine oil level on the level indicator will also be inaccurate if checked while the engine is running.

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Service Procedure
Follow the service procedures, precautions and capacities listed in ALLDATA Repair before servicing the engine oil, oil tank and filter. The yellow-looped level indicator is located on the dry sump engine oil tank (No. 1 in image). The oil tank is external to the engine and is located on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Checking Oil Level
1. To obtain an accurate engine oil level reading, warm up the engine to at least 175°F (80°C).

2. Once the engine is warm, turn it off.

3. Wait at least five minutes (but not more than 20 minutes) to allow oil to drain and settle in the engine.

4. Remove the level indicator from the external engine oil tank and clean it with a lint-free paper towel or a cloth. Re-insert the level indicator into the external oil tank, pushing it all the way in until it stops.

5. Remove the level indicator from the oil tank and read the level on the cross-hatched area. Oil levels that fall in the cross-hatched area are normal.

Oil System Debris and Flushing
If replacement of the engine becomes necessary, or any failure is experienced that may cause debris to enter the oil supply, the remote oil tank must be disassembled and flushed. Additionally, the oil cooler and both oil cooler lines should be replaced. The remote oil tank can be removed from the vehicle and separated into two halves to facilitate a thorough cleaning.

Written by the ALLDATA Community Automotive Diagnostic Team, a select group of automotive experts dedicated to helping technicians fix hard-to-repair vehicles more efficiently. Meet the team by visiting support.alldata.com/alldata-community