The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 23 February 3, 2016
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
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Green lights and blue skys
to Merle Wolfer
Welcome to the first edition for 2016. Although the winter hasn't been too bad in these parts, I am already eager for our spring meet in Holland, Michigan.
We could use your help to spread the word about our E-News newsletter. If you have friends in the old car hobby, please send them the link to this issue. It makes no difference if they are club members or not. Any interest we can generate in our club will be a good thing.
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Club Events

Future Meets:
Spring 2016: Hosted by Keith and Judy Boonstra in Holland, Michigan May 18-22, 2016. The host hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Holland, 650 East 24th Street, Holland, Michigan, 49423. Phone 616-394-0111. The room rates will be $109 for either the King room or the Double Queen room. Double Queen pool-facing rooms will be $129, and also "Junior Suite" rooms will be $129. The reservation window at these club rates will close on April 18. More information will follow in future editions of the newsletters.
Fall 2016: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 2016.
Details will follow in future editions of the newsletters.

For more information, contact Ray Jones at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Feature Stories
Tech Articles

Click here for the 1961 Chrysler code list for the Newport, Windsor, New Yorker and 300G. These are the codes that appear on your build sheet and data tag. Heel Pads 1960-1965
Jeff Miklas and L Console Wiring

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


You are looking at pictures of a 300D.
Any idea what that knob on the steering column is?
Hint: 1958 is the first year for this option.

It is the control for the AutoPilot. Not many cars were equipped with this so don't feel bad if you are stumped.
Thanks to Allan Moon for these pictures.
Members Say
John Holst writes:
One source of wiring diagrams for the old Beasts (laminated and in full color) is: . I have used them as a source for several years for the 300K and the Ram Charger and find the colored version is much easier to read and follow than the black/white diagrams found in the service manuals and other sources. For the $17.95 price they are a real bargain.

Ruth & Jim Eckert write:
I think Johnnie sent an e-mail to the club concerning Jim's TV show debut! ha. When he went to the show at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron this year, his car and five others were chosen to be shown on a SportsTime Ohio show called "Cruise In". This show at Stan Hywet has been presented on Father's Day for 57 years! The episode is on youtube, It shows the car very well. He's owned the car since 1991, not for 13 years. When he watched the video he said he couldn't understand a word he said, which I've been telling him for ages! ha.
Jonathan Peabody writes:
"I was at the Henry Ford Museum in July and took a couple pics of this beauty."

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

Jamie Hyde writes:
The project to repop brake cables for the F, G and the H has been a great success and we have a few pieces left. The next batch, if we do the next batch, will be higher priced so if you have any interest in a cable, best to get it now. Contact Jamie at
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. These are from 1995 and our meet in NJ. Take your pick of three puzzles from the drag race.
Those Were The Days

Don Warnaar and his 300L. This photo was taken May 25, 2015. Fifty years to the day after he bought the car.

Gloria Moon repairs a D
distributor in 1995.
Have you ever tried to estimate the time required to make a repair?
I look at the job and guess the time
then change the unit to the next larger unit and then double.
Example: A four hour job should take eight days.......
Just about right.
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