The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Sixteenth Issue September 24, 2014
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Restoration Product
Spot Light
Final Thoughts
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Benson, MD., 21018

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Why does a round pizza
come in a square box?

Green lights and blue skies
Curtis Thompson
As this edition of the newsletter hits the air, we have wrapped up our joint meet at White Sands New Mexico. I'll be hammering on the event report over the next few weeks.
If you have pictures or videos you would like included, please send them my way.

The event report for our June meet in Mystic is ready.
Great cars, nice people, and some splendid pictures too.
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Club Events

Future Meets:

Spring 2015: To Be Announced
Fall 2015: In Macungie, PA, hosted by Mark Souders, Tony Rinaldi, and Tony Bevacqua. July 29-August 3, 2015 for a Joint Meet celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Chrysler 300 Marque. Please note the date has changed from August 5-9 to July 29-August 3.
Spring 2016: Hosted by Keith and Judy Boonstra in Holland, Michigan. Details to follow in future editions of the newsletters.

For more information, contact our meet coordinator Ray Jones at
Feature Stories
Blasts From The Past
From newsletters of the 1970's and 80's, here are stories that haven't seen the
light of day for years and deserve another look.
Obsession With The Best
By Phil Irish

300B And Other Good Things
by John Lazenby

The 300B...
By Ted Beebe and Gil Cunningham

Tech Articles

KYB Shock Installation Update
300K Rear Spring Installation

(Video 11 1/2 minutes)

We are looking for new technical articles. Please send whatever you think is helpful to

Video Corner
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A collection of various events from 1996: the spring meet in Chicago, a visit with Jack Buttino in central NY, and the fall meet in North Carolina. (9:05)

Members Say
Carl Bilter writes:
I have been trying to remove the brown stains from the headliner in the J. Nothing worked. The best solution is to replace the headliner. While we await SMS’s glacial paced delivery of the new headliner, I tried a “plan B”. Plan B is inelegant but easy. My headliner is alabaster color. I remembered that I had some alabaster Leatherique left over from the ‘63 Imperial that sailed to Finland. And the headliner is vinyl, not fabric; so I thought some careful redying of the brown stains might work. Well, it turned out that my alabaster Leatherique was an EXACT match to the original, unfaded headliner color. While it is not an exact match to the somewhat faded exposed headliner, it is close enough. I used it very sparingly, so as to not clog the perforations in the headliner. To my amazement, it turned out better than I thought it would. Not perfect, but acceptable for now. See the “before” and “after” photos below.
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Write us with whatever might be on your mind.

Restoration Product Spot Light
Jamie Hyde writes:
In celebration of the anniversary of the 64 300K we would like to make our members aware that our friends at SMS reproduce the 64 300K door panels correctly. You must send in the metal top core of the panel along with the chrome trim and the star emblem. It is also highly recommended that you order the inner belt weather strip kit (Cats Whiskers) from Restoration Specialties in Windbar, PA. This kit contains all eight whiskers, both inner and outers’ to seal up the glass area of the door. The Restoration part numbers are, 990906 for the hard top, and 990905 for the convertible. You will then just send the four inner whisker parts to SMS, along with your metal top cores and trim, while you install the outer door glass whiskers on your doors. I would also recommend that you polish up the chrome before you send the parts. This way the team at SMS will professionally install your freshly polished shinny trim, and the new upper Cats Whiskers. For those of you that have inspected the upper inner Cats Whiskers you have found that they are stapled on, again SMS will properly staple them to the new panels for a correct factory appearance. If your metal top cores are damaged, or rusted, good used cores can be had from Murray Park and he will gladly drop ship them to SMS.
If you like picture puzzles, here are three new ones.
Take your pick of Dave Clelland's wagon, a patriotic F, and a G convertible.


Gloria and Allan Moon in Ken Krull's D convertible.
Taken in 1999 at the Lexington, KY meet hosted by
Bob and Lena Cornett.

The Astrodome GIF by Tony Rinaldi
(click to enlarge)

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