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Discussion in 'TSHOC - Tidewater SHO Club' started by SHOinVa, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. SHOinVa

    SHOinVa SHO Member

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    Greetings Everyone,
    It seems like no one has been out here in almost a year, That's kind of a shame. So I thought I would introduce myself and see if there was any interest in changing that, I am Charlie, and have been a Ford guy all my life and just bought my SHO in October, I love this car it reminds me of the Old School Fairlane's and Galaxie's which I used to read about as a kid. So I was wondering if there is anyone out there who might want to start a cruise night or meeting in a parking lot somewhere in Tidewater area and swap stories, mechanics, speed shop information etc. I also own a bone stock 1989 Mustang so I it cold be a SHO/FORD get together. There are lots of people out there trying to get our money, us car guys need to stick together. Have a great day everyone I look forward to hearing from you.
    Charlie
     
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    There used to be a few guys in your area. I think everyone is slowly moving on though. Kevin sold his 92 last year and Jamie just recently sold his 97. Not sure if he still has a Gen2 or not. Sam parted his track car. DJ just recently had his Gen1 put back in the road so I'm sure he'd like to meet up sometime. There is a Tidewater Facebook page set up that I'm a member of but not many people get on it. There is more traffic on the SESHO Facebook page. You should join both.

    -Chad
     
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    A or of the activity is now found on facebook. There is even a SHOforum page on FB. This has meant a reduction of traffic to this site. We are currently trying to set up some activities for 2017. Charlie, where are you located?
     
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    Thanks for the reply's , I know its hard to believe but (LOL) I am not on the Facebook machine, If someone wants to track me down for something they will have to do it the old fashion way and hire a Private Detective. I have seen a few Gen4 out there on the road so I'm a little disappointed no one is out here from the Tidewater area, I am in the Churchland area of Portsmouth myself, and I know of one just up the road I guess I will have to introduce myself, Have a great day everyone.
     
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    Well its seems my question has been answered, No there is no one out there in Tidewater Va. Oh well it was a nice though, Anyway if someone stumbles across this thread who lives in my area drop me a line. Especially if you have any repair shop recommendations specifically a really good muffler shop because replaceing my down pipes and exhaust system is on my list, Have a great day.
     
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    I echo what Chad said. He is a driving force behind SESHO and Mick was that for the Tidewater group and he has stepped back from doing that sort of stuff so it's pretty dead. As far as the newer SHO models, I have no idea where to take it locally. If you find a really competent shop please post it for the rest of us.
    From personal experience over the years in VA Beach
    I like the guys at Protime automotive over on Haygood road. The owner Howard used to be a service mgr at one of the local Ford Dealerships for a long time.. and the lead tech over there is good (forget his name but Italian dude whose whole family are good techs around town). Owner runs an eco boost F150 from what I recall and runs race Mustangs I think so I would start there.

    There's a head tech at Speedy Muffler on Indian River road that I like to go to for repairs. Really a natural at finding difficult to locate stuff and good with the wrenches. I usually take my GenII over there for stuff I don't want or have time to fiddle with.

    Neither place is cheap, but not overly expensive vs most shops either. Just keep in mind that even good shops are only as good as the specific tech that's wrenching on your car.
     
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    - Well lets be honest the SHO is a real small market to begin with and most of the new cars are just used for transportation, I may need to find a Performance Ford club or something to hang out with.
    - You would think with as many repair/service shops as are out there finding a place to work on your car would be easy. It is not, Thing is there really not that many shops anymore that are run by real car enthusiast. When I was a kid every shop had guys who liked to go fast now they just want to get paid. Should have seen me trying to explain to a shop owner what the PTU was and why I wanted to replace my plugs when it was no where near time to replace them. When I said it was in preparation for a Tune he gave me a funny look and asked why I didn't just buy a Corvette. I also have a 89 F150 I need a mild restoration on and have been looking for about a year for the right shop.
    - Anyway I live in Churchland so that's a bit of a hike if I have to drop the car off, but thanks for the information, if I find a great shop I will let you know.
    C/
     
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    Yeah Churchland is a hike. Herbie at the Ford dealership out by Chesapeake square used to work at Protime and the Freedom Ford dealership in Norfolk (bought out by Priority) before that. Good for maintenance wrenching. As for a good performance shop, I would look at mustang specialty places that deal with the eco boost cars. Really tough to find
     

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