View Full Version : looking for a shop to do an engine/trans swap

11-13-2011, 07:43 AM
i have a good friend with a '68 fastback torino and he is entrusting me to find him a shop to do a swap from his BB390 auto to a 4.6 or a 5.0 coyote and a new auto. does anyone know any shops that have some experience doing this? i would like to get it done before i do the suspension work.

11-13-2011, 09:11 AM
We do these kinds of swaps all day long, and might even have a 4R70W 4-speed auto overdrive & controller for sale. PM me if you're interested!

- Kevin

11-13-2011, 03:56 PM
ok. i'm not familiar with that tranny,but we were thinking more like a 5 spd. auto like the new ones are i think. what is your shop and where? thanks.

11-13-2011, 09:14 PM
We own V8TV Productions, Inc., which is a muscle car resto shop where we build cars for our TV and web show V8TV. We are soon moving into a new(er) facility and are seeking new projects. We're located just outside of St. Louis, in IL.

One of our recent builds - a '69 Firebird "Routy" - is on the latest High Performance Pontiac magazine cover along with a 6-page color spread inside. See more here:



We just returned from SEMA with our latest, a '68 Camaro "Reloaded" - here's a couple post cards of that one:



Both of these cars were EFI conversions, and I personally have a '62 Ford Galaxie with an EFI 351 swap under the hood.

We're also working on a '55 Thunderbird with a new Ford 5.0 Coyote engine and Richmond 6-speed swap.

Another good swap demo is a '66 GTO with an L92 / 4L65 we built a couple years ago.. there is a build thread here on ProTouring for that car. The '69 Firebird and '68 Camaro also have threads here.

Our phone # is in the pics above, give me a call and we can chat about your project.


- Kevin

11-14-2011, 05:43 PM
Kevin, I may be interested in that trans and controller with a 5.0 bellhousing. could you pm me what you're looking to get out of it?

11-19-2011, 07:00 PM
Check your PM's

11-26-2011, 04:49 PM
thanks for the replies guys,but i think he has changed direction. he has a soft spot for his BB ford so i guess he is going to keep it and do aluminum heads and intake. it's good to know who does these kind of things though. thanks!

12-01-2011, 05:35 AM
Even though your buddy has changed direction, if you make it down to one of the BullDawg MuscleCars Meet & Greets, you can check out some of Joe's work (he specializes in swaps like that)