View Full Version : Camaro Club in VA
03-30-2006, 10:36:33 AM
Does anyone know of or is in any Camaro clubs in VA?
Is anyone in the Newport News area interested in starting up a club?
Hit me back with any info.
04-03-2006, 10:38:27 AM
im in oceana there used to be a camaro club but the guy gave up on it but im thinking of starting it back up, my camaro is kind of a project and daily driver at the same time so slowly but surely.
04-05-2006, 06:10:54 PM
Well if you start it back up count me in. My car is a project also right now I'm trying to get it to start on its own but it will run soon.
04-06-2006, 03:17:37 AM
There is the Mid-Atlantic F-body, along with some web site clubs. Some depends upon year. That's the group I hang out with the most,it was primarily geared towards 3rd gen and 4 th gens, but it's slowly expanding.
Speaking of which , there is the national meet of the various groups coming up shortly, and you can still get in if you hurry.
You'll meet a TON of people from the region, the Mid atlantic group is pretty strong.
That's the all the links to all the mailing f-body lists.
04-09-2006, 09:11:03 AM
Does anyone know of a blue/black vinyl top 70 Z28/RS in the Tidewater area?
04-15-2006, 08:57:32 AM
Drop me a line if ya'll want to start one up Im stationed here in Newport News area as well. Tstibby I see your a mech you wouldn't happen to be a Eustis would ya?
04-15-2006, 09:26:01 AM
Yep 551 Trans. You wouldn't happen to drive that blue camaro with the cowl hood would you?
04-16-2006, 10:05:37 PM
78 silver with blue stripes. I work on the aviation side. You might have seen me running to the craft shop by the car wash lately thats as far as she goes right now until I work out some bugs,
04-17-2006, 07:06:54 AM
Haven't seen your car yet. Someone else over by the new barracks has a blue one mabey I'll put a note under his winshield and see if he's interested. I'm driving mine in today it's a 74, white with black racing stripes.
04-17-2006, 12:07:35 PM
I saw it in your profile, nice. So, this blue one, what years is it?
04-17-2006, 05:45:09 PM
Late second gen. has the molded in front bumper.
04-17-2006, 07:02:22 PM
Hey ts, you ever change gears out in a rear end?:bowtie:
04-17-2006, 10:20:31 PM
Nope that's one of the few things I haven't done yet. Yours going bad?
04-17-2006, 10:26:32 PM
No, I have 4.11's and Im thinking ill try 3.73 or 3.78 gives me alittle better ride on the street, still having the bite when I need it. Ive checked a few sites on the process I think shiming it would give me a bit of a problem. Allot of sites have the steps in enginear terms, but Im in the army I need pics!
04-18-2006, 01:33:32 PM
changing gears is pretty easy just order the gear set you want and it should just swap in
oh yeah im back From PA so im up for a meet whenever if you guys want to meet up somewhere sometime my car is a project but i can drive it
04-18-2006, 04:48:43 PM
It looked pretty easy except for the shimming thing. I also read that if you don't get it right then you can really F@@K something up. Ill check with the guys at the hobby shop here and see if they have done it "they are ASE cert'" so I hope they have and just pay them to look over my shoulder and slap me on the head if I mess up.:bowtie:
04-20-2006, 11:07:33 AM
i'd be interested in a SE virginia club. i got a '79 that goes no where, but hopefully that'll change this year. i can still get to the meets though in another car :)
04-20-2006, 11:42:56 AM
Im not familiar with a SE, break it down for me. If you need help getting your up Im willing to help. Im not super knowledgable but have done quite abit.
04-20-2006, 02:02:11 PM
he was saying SE as in south east virginia, but on another note what do you guys need to get your cars on the road maybe we can help eachother out im pretty good with mechanics and things and i have a friend who used to have a camaro and built his from the ground up and he would help us. Let me know my wife is going out of town for 2 weeks so im free.
04-20-2006, 03:57:59 PM
heh yeah, i meant southeast. i'm pretty much at the very beginning of my project. engine block needs to go to a machine shop for cleanup. after that it's just a whole lot of body work. i basically have a primered body with no real interior. not a lot of rust fortunately, but it'll need some work plus the extra stuff like running fuel/brake lines, etc. i need to do it all. got beautiful rust at the passenger side radiator core mount. sigh, so much to do, so little money.
04-20-2006, 04:58:26 PM
I just got done with the body and Im about 80% done with the interior. As for the engine/trans/rear end thats another story. Its built but not built for what I want. You said it best time and money mainly money. Me and a friend are heading to the pick and pull near VA beach on sat morning. I need to try and find a 3 gen PS gearbox and a 10 bolt posi rear end and what ever else looks good. If anyone wants to meet there or meet up to go there, Im game. They should have a interchange manual so you might be able to find those fue lines, etc. As for the rust best bet is to weld patches then fill, theres a hobby shop here on Ft.Eustis that has a welder for use. Im will to help work, Ive had alittle bit of experience holding two beers.
04-24-2006, 06:52:53 AM
how far is ft eutis from the beach i found something i need to weld and its almost an emergency i will try to find a welder in the mean time.
04-24-2006, 12:43:31 PM
ft. eustis is on the north side of newport news, gotta be like 45 minutes from va beach on a good day.
unforunately i can't get on base :( body work is probably one of the later things i'll tackle, gonna get the engine running and get the interior put together first.
04-27-2006, 08:04:22 AM
hey guys im going to try to get my camaro club up and running again i know its kind of short notice but if you guys want to meet up we can do it saterday afternoon/ evening
04-28-2006, 06:48:23 AM
I am game for the club, as for meeting up on sat I have the kid in the from 2:30 on so I won't be able to meet up if you do it before noon I can probably work it.
04-28-2006, 08:48:31 AM
i'm cool with a camaro club, though i'm not available this weekend.
04-28-2006, 10:24:01 AM
ok lets plan for next weekend i know there is a couple of other board members from the area but i haven't seen them in here yet lets try to get as many as possible.
04-28-2006, 04:21:47 PM
Next weekend sounds good, time? As for place lets go with central location for all that decide to show. I still have the 4.10 and gas aint cheap.
04-28-2006, 06:32:38 PM
you aint the only one that has 4:10 gears
you guys pick the place whatever
05-02-2006, 12:02:39 PM
Hey guys sorry I've been gone for a while but I'm back. I'm cool with something this weekend just let me know time and place. There are a few more people on Ft. Eustis that I'm trying to get who might be interested.
05-02-2006, 02:31:48 PM
where's everyone coming from anyway? i usually meet people at the town center fountain in oyster point (newport news). it's a pretty nice place, with decent parking, dunno if that's too far for some people.
05-02-2006, 06:15:58 PM
all the way out by the beach can't make this weekend at least not saturday the wife is coming home from being half way across the country saturday evening well hell maybe something during the day lol
05-02-2006, 07:30:54 PM
oysterpoint thing sounds good. Time? Say high noon to help out Loki. Ill need alitlle better directions. I use to live off jefferson ave near oysterpoint but never been to the fountain. Im in
05-03-2006, 06:23:21 AM
need directions also the camaro is out of comission for leaf springs so i'll bring my other project up, my S-10 still a chevy
05-03-2006, 07:53:00 AM
Noon Saturday sounds good to me.
05-03-2006, 08:13:44 AM
Sounds good to me I'll try to bring a few more people if I can get a hold of them this week.
05-03-2006, 08:21:36 AM
ok not sure what im looking at io see 64 thats easy enough but im coing from the beach iu take 264 to 64 what ? East or west and what exit number am i looking for.
05-03-2006, 09:56:24 AM
heh, sorry, you take 264 west to 64 west. get off at the second J. Clyde Morris exit (route 17, exit 258A). turn right on diligence drive, turn right on thimble shoals blvd. turn right on fountain way, that'll put you at the fountain, at that point, i guess just look for more camaros :)
05-03-2006, 10:17:26 AM
cool thanks i will be there high noon maybe a little earlier depends on what time i get to bed friday night/saturday morning.
05-03-2006, 10:18:19 AM
i know theres other members from the hampton roads area on this board but i don't remember who they are.
05-03-2006, 11:58:07 AM
Ill be there at none. See ya
05-05-2006, 08:19:29 AM
see you all tomorrow.
05-06-2006, 10:46:53 AM
Sorry guys but I got pulled to work today so I won't be able to make it. There should be one or two others from Ft. Eustis that I talked to who should be there.
05-08-2006, 09:11:51 AM
ended up just being two of us...
05-11-2006, 09:36:43 PM
Well I'll keep talking to people arround here and see if I can get more people who are interested. A few people are already in clubs and a few of the cars haven't been moved in the last few weeks, and I don;t know who owns them.
Also does anyone know of any swap meets arround here in the near future?
05-11-2006, 09:51:49 PM
sorry guys i would have been there but im having serious marital issues right now and not in any real emotional condition for road trips and cars especially my car i haven't started the damn thing since last friday
05-12-2006, 09:27:08 AM
Hey tstibby! I live in Poquoson. I'm right around the corner from ya. Give me an email at email@example.com. Looks like we have enough members in the area to have a good get together!!
05-14-2006, 08:23:20 PM
Hey everyone lets try this get together thing again I was thinking about a BBQ up here at the Newport News Park, get back to me if this sounds like it will work and give me some ideas on dates that work.
05-14-2006, 08:32:42 PM
Newport News Park is a great place. Real nice there. I can do any Saturday or Sunday.
05-15-2006, 07:07:57 AM
im up for this weekend, time and date byob?
05-16-2006, 06:50:28 PM
We could do somethig like Noon on Sat. I can run buy Costco and grab Hamburgers, hot dogs, and buns. Get back to me so we can get a good count.
05-17-2006, 12:04:56 PM
hey let me know about this weekend i neet to get away to get my mind off my wife thanks guys
05-19-2006, 08:35:05 AM
Hey guys, bad news again my buddy just went on emergency leave so guess who gets to pull duty on Sat.:mad: So this weekend isn't going to work for me. Sorry everyone.
05-22-2006, 11:33:20 AM
how about the next saturday, june 3rd? we can come up with something. i'm usually good for saturday/sunday at lunch time.
05-22-2006, 11:48:30 AM
june 3rd is good for me
05-22-2006, 07:08:41 PM
This thing ever going to come together? Well, I sold my 2nd gen and Im on the hunt for a Trans Am. Mixed feeling on the convert but I look at the bright side its still an FBody. If this club comes together Im still in, if you could grace me with a TA.
05-22-2006, 10:41:55 PM
hell yeah bring on the T/A
05-29-2006, 07:03:48 PM
Everyone still want to do the third? Where and when is good for everyone? I won't have the Camaro there though it doesn't want to run very well right now. Get back to me.
05-29-2006, 10:50:35 PM
I can do the third, I wont have the TA untill the 15th or so.
05-31-2006, 10:22:05 AM
where are we meeting on saterday? the camaro is up and running again so im game
06-06-2006, 10:16:51 AM
Anyone still up for Newport News Park, say 6/10?? It's about the only place I can make, as I'm sure I have to work until 12 or 1 :D
06-06-2006, 04:42:34 PM
sure why not, we have to get pantera in on it and theres someone else thats in the area
06-06-2006, 04:52:58 PM
06-06-2006, 05:15:04 PM
Sure I'm in on it, just let me know a time.
06-08-2006, 11:12:54 PM
hey someone needs to set a time and place if i set it will be closer to the beach because im hurting for money and shit for gas so i need to know so i can make accomidations
06-23-2006, 02:38:29 PM
hey guys are any of you really wanting to do this because it don't seem like it anymore lets keep trying to get this going
06-23-2006, 03:44:07 PM
I think the problem is we're not giving people enough time to plan out time for a meeting. Let's try to plan something for the weekend of the 15th of next month. That should be enough time to figure something out. As for distance I'm having carb, and starter issues so I'll be driving my other car, so distance isn't an issue.
06-23-2006, 07:28:16 PM
what kind of carb and starter issues i know alittle about each
06-24-2006, 10:09:53 AM
The starter issue is because I can't get the shimming right and it grinds sometimes when I go to start it. Ive tried all kinds of combinations with different thickness shims but nothing has worked so far. Flywheel's good and starter is new so I guess I'll just keep trying. The other issue is that when the engine get's hot and I let off on the gas it just dies. No clue why it just does. I have no idea why the car is being such a pain I never had any problems with it in Washington State, all of these issues started when I brought it to VA.
06-24-2006, 02:30:53 PM
With the starter take a long flat tip and pry the bendix gear up to the fly, make sure the you have two fly teeth between bendix gear teeth, take a paper clip between the tooth of the fly and starter gear. Should be not to loose not to tight, do that with all the intertwined teeth and shims untill you get it where it feels right. Also make sure you do it on the four points on the fly. If your starter is good on two point but not on the other two, fly maybe warped alittle. As for the over heating check wires/plugs/ and distributor "coil". Chance the coil might be over heating. Good luck Im free tomorrow until 2:30 if you want to take it to the hobby shop.
The 15th sounds alright to me, I got the TA ready. Someone needs to self proclaim themselves pres. and pick the meet points.
06-27-2006, 06:45:43 PM
i'll be pres if no one else wants it, the 15th it is lets take a poll for meeting places lets get some places together and then we will vote on them.
06-30-2006, 04:54:08 PM
Hey guys what's up hope everyones having a good 4th of July weekend. Hey 383 thanks for the offer to help but the car isn't running right now so the hobby shop is out. Need some help on something, did the 74 come with an electirc choke carb or a manual chock carb? I've got a few extra wires that don't hook up to anything and I'm wondering if one of them is an electric choke wire. Also some places to meet would be Newport News park, oyster point or somewere closer to loki.
07-01-2006, 06:06:08 PM
i got no problem going out to newport news i just need to get new front tires and an alignment and new inspection then im good to go.
07-02-2006, 02:09:30 PM
Im cool with Newport News park or anywhere actually. I would prefer somewhere where there is something to do. I say that gocart place near VA beach, motor world or something like that. Its over like your going to the VA Aquarium. But like I said, Im good with anywhere. As for the carb thing I can't really help you on that I would have to see the wires and even then it would be a guess.
Loki's got my vote for pres.
07-02-2006, 07:31:28 PM
hey thats an idea we can do motorworld
07-12-2006, 12:22:32 PM
hey guys what are we doing im up for motorworld it is right down the street from me so that will work out great for me, or we can meet up somewhere and cruise down here to go there it don't matter to me
07-12-2006, 04:50:52 PM
Sure I'm still up for it, Sat or Sun and what time?
07-12-2006, 06:25:27 PM
we will do it sat, um lets aim for noon time frame, anyone not able to make that?
07-12-2006, 08:28:18 PM
I can do Sat but it's going to have to be arround 3 because I'm busy in the morning
07-14-2006, 12:36:08 AM
acording to the weather its supposed to be kind of rainy sat, im not sure if they are open on sundays i will take a swing by there tomorrow and see and get back with you guys