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Issue 29 Jan 31, 2017
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Restoration Spotlight
Members Say
Final Thoughts
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Benson, MD., 21018

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In the long run, the pessimist may
be proved right.
But the optomist has a better
time on the trip.

Whatever tool I put away first
is certain to be the one I need next.

Why don't I ever see the headline
'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

You've got to be very careful if
you don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.

I take back all those times I didn't
want to nap when I was younger.

Jamie Hyde is deep into the planning and preparation of the spring meet, which will be just down the road in Geneva, New York. The host hotel is ready for your reservations and we will soon have the meet registration form available for download. Click here for more information on the event activities.
Speaking of meets, here is the link to the pictorial report for the ElkHart Lake meet.
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 2017: May 3-7, 2017 in Geneva, New York, hosted by Jamie Hyde. Our Host Hotel is the Ramada Geneva Lakefront, 41 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456. Phone: (315) 789-0400. Room are $139.99 + tax for lakeview or $129.99 + tax for cityview. These include breakfast. Please phone to make reservations and mention you are with the Chrysler 300 Club to get our special rates. On-Line reservations are not available. This special club room rate will be held only until April 3, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms so we recommend you book early. Room upgrades are optional by contacting the hotel main desk.
Jamie and Dawn Hyde are hosting our meet. You can contact Jamie (cell) 585-465-0067, (home) 585-586-7115, email:
Click here for more information on the event activities.

Fall 2017: Hosted by Mick Krezsock in Virginia.
The meet dates have yet to be determined but may be Oct 1 to Oct 4.
Look for more information in future newsletters.

Spring 2018: San Francisco Bay area, hosts Jett & Cohen.
Fall 2018: Newport, RI, hosted by Michael Falcone.

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

The Drive Home II Road Tour

by Charlie Valentine
Harrah and his Hemi
by Larry Jett
Tech Articles

Painting a Short Ram

Video (7:55)
Click here for the 1962 Chrysler code list for the Newport. 300, New Yorker, and 300H. These are the codes that appear on your build sheet and data tag.

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

Video Corner
Road America by Mark Obermann

Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

I bought a set of 1965 Chrysler sill plates from Van's LLC and went over to Golden Lion Grrages to evaluate their fit and finish. I was pleased with the results. The passenger side couldn't have been better while the driver side needed just a slight amount of manipulating before everything lined up fine. You can watch our video here. We will have these plates on display at the spring meet.

Members Say

Jeff Miklas writes:
Hi Ho. I took my ram exhaust headers off today and I was checking the casting #'s for fun.
I took pictures in case you wanted them for the tech pages.

Jim Krausmann writes:
There was a Swedish member visiting at the WI meet.
He says he found this tag at a swap meet just before the show. He didn't have any details.
What do you think, maybe it was for the F specials?
Click the picture to enlarge.

Rikk Morris writes:
Hey guys. It's been awhile but I have been very busy with my cars. I sent to FantomWorks in Norfolk, VA my 72 funeral Hearse. They did quite a job on it. The car was on the show that aired a few weeks back. You can see it on You Tube. Look for "Nightmare on Hampton Blvd". and you will see it.
Now the big surprise is that during the time they had the Hearse, I sent them my Hurst 300 to have that wavy hood taken care of. In addition of the hood, they completely replace my heat and A/C systems, repaired a couple of inoperative windows and several other things. The car is much different than when any of you last saw it. It will be on the show as well probably Feb or March. Full credit to the club was given. So that's my news hope all is well with all of you. That's FantomWorks on the Velocity Network.

Jim Krausmann writes:
The book, Chrysler 300, America's Most Powerful Car by Robert Ackerson has been reprinted. Click here for the link.
I also came across something from the C body forum, a rear seat radio grill. Maybe this fits a Hurst. I can't remember. Click here for the link.

Gary Goers updated his health situation in December. Click here for his letter.

John Holst writes:
Concerning the tag that goes on the AC compressor on the 300K, the tag at this link below is the same as on my 64 K. This works for 62-75 or so.

George McKovich writes:
The swivel seat rollers used on the E, F, and G are available from my son Cameron on ebay. He uses a rubber mold and very tough plastic. I used a set on my 300F last summer.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
If you like picture puzzles, here are three new ones of 1957 300 Cs. Take your pick of "The 300C of John Cote", "The Krausmann's C", or "Keith Boonstra's C at Lake George."

Did you hear something?
The sweet smell of progress from North of the Border.
Come to the spring meet in Geneva and this car should be there.