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Issue 21 August 30, 2015
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Those Were The Days
On The Road
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Be kind to your dentist.
He has fillings too.
As the dust settles from our meet in Macungie, I hear it was quite an event. We will prepare the event report as photos come in, no doubt by the time E-News #22 hits the air October 30.
Our event report for our Bentonville meet of April is complete and can be found here.
A pictorial of Chryslers at Carlisle 2015 is here.
We have a new web page for you. It started out to be a summary of the projects from our club's Repop Parts Committee but grew to include anything else that might be useful in the restoration, so now we call it the "One Stop Shop" page.
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

Future Meets:
Spring 2016: Hosted by Keith and Judy Boonstra in Holland, Michigan May 18-22, 2016. Details to follow in future editions of the newsletters.
Fall 2016: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Details to follow in future editions of the newsletters.

For more information, contact Ray Jones at or
Carlton Schroeder 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 VII

Tech Articles

Brake Fluid

by Jack Boyle
Boot replacement on drive shaft

(Video 15:38)

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

Video Corner
From 1997 part 3 of John Hertog's Frankenmuth meet video. (9:07)
Members Say
From Mauro Melo in Brazil:
For fellow H owners looking for new air filter elements, see:

From Pieter Oosthuizen in South Africa:
I have two 1964 Dodge Polaras. Here is something you don't see everyday:

Tom Cox writes: Motor Mouth: Mopar fan boasts trio of rare classics.

Hugh Baldus writes: What's your ride? A 1964 Chrysler 300K hardtop coupe.

Mick Kreszock writes:
Yesterday the Inaugural Classics at the Biltmore was held in Asheville NC. There were to be 50 cars participating but of those submitted for consideration only 41 were selected. One was our 300B. It was the only Mopar and one of the 19 American automobiles.
The B was awarded second in class, bested by a 1966 Ferrari 275/GTB/4. Well you can't win them all.
Here is a link to the website of images.

John Holst writes:
Hello Bob, I just looked at your "One-Stop-Parts" page and have another one to add.
Sometime in the distant past the alternator idler pulley had run amok in the front of my K and tore the Jiffy-Jet bag and broke off the two plastic nipples on the WSW pump. While searching for a replacement I found this site. The pump is identical to the original. I bought one and it worked out fine. Then the price was $28.00 but now it is $38.00. It was used on the Mustang and is still available form Ford but the price was nearly $300.00. Good buy in my opinion. I do not know if this was used in previous or later years.
Write us with whatever might be on your mind.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Try your luck with our main photo, or try the 300B puzzle.

Those Were The Days

Any guesses who this is?
Give me a holler or find
the answer in the next news.

Stéphane Olivier writes:
I am French and I find a photo of my father's 300, taken in the beginning of the sixteen.
I would have your expertise to find the exact convertible model, and color.

Our 300E consultant Bob Brown replies: From the photo it looks like a 59E 300 (as far as the back and badging indicate) but obviously the grill and 300 badge on the front is not identifiable. Silver was not a standard 59E color, but it is possible. The only verified silver one I have ever seen was owned by Robert Young of Maryland and sold to a Florida collection (which promptly painted it black!). This car is pictured on a 300 book published several years ago. It was made special for the 1959 NY Auto Show, and to my knowledge was the only one of that color. It had a special code ID for the paint color, I think it was Sheffield silver. Without a look at the build sheet or ID tag, it is not possible to know if this one is factory correct or not. From the photo the interior doesn’t look exactly correct for this 300 either. I suspect someone repainted it, but there is a slim change it could have come in silver, they obviously built at least one.

On The Road

1962 300 Sport by Bill Leahy