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 26 July 11, 2016
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Restoration Spotlight
Video Corner
Members Say
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
PO Box 40
Benson, MD., 21018

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Green lights and blue skies
to Tom Turner

Inflation: How to cut money in half
without damaging the paper.

I wanted a stable relationship
so I bought a horse.

I started out with nothing
and I still have most of it.

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Notice of Dues Increase
Our treasurer Gloria Moon writes:
The officers, board and attending club members voted to increase annual dues at the 2016 Spring Meet business meeting in Michigan. We have found that current dues are not covering the cost of operating expenses such as postage and printing of our newsletters, membership reminders and other mailings. We would like to have more funds available to reproduce more on the “Parts Wanted” spreadsheet. Postage is a huge chunk of our treasury, but we all enjoy our newsletters. Some clubs have gone to the all-electronic mailing (we do have our very own e-newsletter too), but in some ways we are as wonderfully old-fashioned as our 300s.
The new dues schedule is:
US & Canada - $35.00/year
Foreign - $40.00/year
All dues received and postmarked after 12/31/16 will be at the increased rate. To see when your dues should be renewed, check the label on this newsletter envelope. And yes, everyone may pay up to 3 years in advance – or not. If you have any questions, drop me a line at or call 410-877-7803. I’ll be happy to answer.
Club Events

Fall 2016: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, September 21 - 25. Our Host Hotel is the Victorian Village Resort, 276 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020. 920-876-3323 or toll free 877-860-9988 Special Chrysler 300 Club International Rate: Sleeping Rooms $135.60 + tax per night for a 4 night stay; rate includes a hot breakfast each day; Choice of king bed, 2 queen beds, or 2 double beds, or 5 to 7 upgraded rooms for $145.60 + tax. In addition, there are luxury condos and other higher priced accommodations available on the property for anyone interested. This special club room rate will be available only until August 1st. Please book your reservations by that date. Click here for more information. Click here for the meet registration form.

Spring 2017: To Be Determined

For more information, contact Ray Jones at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Feature Stories
Blasts From The Past
From newsletters of the 1970's, 80's and 90's, here are stories that haven't
seen the light of day for years and deserve another look.
So You Want To Buy A D?

by Gloria Moon
Tech Articles

Ignition Keys
Heater Switch Video (17:10)

Click here for the Dr Crankshaft Helpful Hints from 1999.

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

Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

John Grady's CDE Hood Springs
John Grady's C D Safety Hood Latch
Transmission Levers

The club store has transmission levers available. Click here for details.
Fan Clutches
The club store has new non-thermal fan clutches in stock.
Click here for more information.
Video Corner
Noel Hastalis sends a video from the Burr Ridge car show
Bob Jasinski on Jay Leno's Garage
Members Say
Carl Bilter writes: "I have decoded a J build sheet. Click here to download the decode. So far this is the only J build sheet I have come across. It was found in the springs of the lower rear seat cushion. If anyone should find their J build sheet, I would interested in seeing it. Also, if anyone would like their 1963 data plate de-coded, send it to me at "

Jean-Yves Chouinard writes:
A conversation with George (around 2004 I think) revealed that he thought the best replacement cam for 60-61 long ram cars was cam "CS327 from Sealed Power". I have it in my F and in my G and just bought one for John's F convert we are restoring now. My engine shop says it is readily available, there was 90 in stock in Philadelphia when they ordered mine!! My F engine was put on the dyno and came out with 495 ft/lb of torque at 2800 rpm, exact factory published numbers! John can attest to the good drivability of the car with that cam as he drove my F this summer to go to the Macungie meet. You need a three key way crank gear and need to set it up at the 2 degree retard key, that will get you the correct valve timing required with ram manifolds. Looking at the engine shop invoice, it says: "Clevite 3pc. Timing set no. 9-3104" for the timing components. Hope this helps.
Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
If you like picture puzzles, here are three from many years ago. Take your pick of "Eleanor Riehl Ann Arbor", "Had to be Chic Kramer", or "300F from the 1970s."
Those Were The Days

Ken Mack changing a rear leaf spring on his C convertible in the parking lot.
This was the Newport Rhode Island meet of 2002.
Ken was working on it by himself. In no time, Andy Mikonis, Greg Leggatt
and others joined in without being asked.

From Noel Hastalis. 300s on display on a summer evening.