The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
This Newsletter is published for the members of the Chrysler 300 Club International. All rights reserved. Publication will be at irregular intervals. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Issue 20 May 25, 2015
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Things always get better in the end.
If things are not better yet,
you are not at the end.

Our spring meet in Bentonville is over and the June 6 deadline for our next meet in Macungie draws near. Macungie meet information is in the next section, Club Events.

If you have photos of the Bentonville meet and would like to have them in the event report, please send them to

This newsletter is for you. Let us know what you'd like to see. Your opinions are always welcome and you can click here for the feedback form.
Club Events

Fall 2015. Join our hosts 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. Click here for details.
The deadline for registration is June 6. Download reservation form here.
Our host hotel is the Holiday Inn Conference Ctr, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031. For reservations call 610-391-1000 or 866-460-7456. The deadline for reservations is June 29.
Our overflow hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West 230 Sycamore Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031. The Hilton Garden has added 20 rooms and is 0.2 miles from the Host Hotel. Group block for July 29-August 3 with a cut-off date of June 14. To reserve rooms call 610-398-6686 and ask for the "Chrysler 300 Club Group." More rooms will be made available if we fill the 20 rooms. $40 off regular rate which is $169 less $40= $129 plus $5.00 special for full breakfast.
Future Meets:
Spring 2016: Hosted by Keith and Judy Boonstra in Holland, Michigan. Details to follow in future editions of the newsletters.
Fall 2016: To Be Announced

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.

Chrysler 300 Club News
Volume I Number V

Chrysler 300 Club News
Volume I Number VI

Tech Articles

Fuel transfer

Video (5:00)
K Console Repair

(Video 9:53)

Kevin O'Rourke writes:
I have attached an image/drawing (click to enlarge) that I put together when replacing and rewiring the turn signal switch on our 1957 Chrysler 300. It illustrates the switch internals and shows the connections opened/closed in each of the three positions. The image/drawing would be good for trouble shooting and just to give you a look inside the switch to satisfy one's curiosity of how it works.

Repro Parts Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

For J and K Ram owners in need of a spare Booster Check valve, check out this Dorman #80190 which I bought from RockAuto for $2.76. I needed a new check valve for my J and this is what Dorman supplied as an alternative to the factory part. The new valve is black while the original Chrysler valve (part number 2401870) is white but those are impossible to find now.
CORRECTION. Dorman 80190 is for 3/8" hose. J and Ram K hoses are 1/2"

We are looking for new technical articles. Please send to
Video Corner
From 1997, George and
Eleanor Riehl receive an award. (6:33)

Noel Hastalis' 300F at the northern IL Region WPC Club's show, April 2015.

From 1997 part 2 of John Hertog's Frankemuth meet video. (15:49)
Todd Baker's 1955 300 at the northern IL Region WPC Club’s show, April 2015.

Members Say

Paul DelGrande writes:
Holy Smokes!
Where did you find that picture? It is from our Toronto meet in 1976.
That was a long time ago. I remember the picture was taken in the garage of the Hotel. That's where the Judging took place.
It was the beginning of October. It snowed, sleeted, rained....a great welcome to our American Cousins, some who had never been to the Toronto area. Yes, the weather was something but the company was Great.
We should have had small snow shovels with the Club logo on it as a memento to each member to take home.

Norm Losey writes:
Hi Bob. We just got word our 300F coupe has been accepted in the Keeneland Concours D' Elegance car show July 18 , 2015 in Lexington, KY. This invitation-only show is VERY good news as this is for only the best of cars. They have been planning as part of a future show a letter 300 tribute to show one of each year. I'll keep you posted.

Larry Jett writes:
I saw so many companies I have used, all in one place at this web page, thought I should share with others:

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Florida Friends", "Drag Race", or "Parking Lot Repair."
Those Were The Days

Gil Cunningham and his
H convertible in 1973.

Chris Gannon writes:
I found this old photo of
what appears to be a 300C wagon.
Can anyone tell me anything about it?
I look forward to seeing you in Macungie.
Our next newsletter will be out August 30.