The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 30 March 28, 2017
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Do you remember...

Green lights and blue skies to
Phil Irish.

It is LAST CALL for the spring meet in Geneva. You still have time to make your reservations. Everything you need to know can be found at the links below. We hope you can attend.
In this issue we have the 1963 data tag decode list. In preparing the decode list I found some unusual things, such as FM radio available in 1963 (I thought it was 1964) and the J available with a manual transmission (??did it ever happen??). Give it a look and see what other oddities you might uncover.
In case you missed it, previous issues of this newsletter had the decode lists for the F, G, and H. Future issues will complete the series with the lists for the K and L.
Let us know what you'd like to see in this newsletter. Your opinions are welcome.
You can click here for the feedback form.
Club Events

Spring Meet:
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 the meet registration form.
Click here for more information on the event activities.

Future Meets:

Fall 2017: October 1 - 4 in Lynchburg, Virginia, hosted by Mick and Martha Krezsock at the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Telephone: 434 237 6333. Tell them you are with the Chrysler 300 Club International for the special rate of $135.39 including all state and local taxes. This also includes a $9.95 per person breakfast coupon.
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

Click here for
by Larry Jett.

Click here for
My 300K Story,
Full Circle

by Bill Elder.

Jim Krausmann writes:
The Autorama show starts today in Detroit. The newspaper has Ann Armstrong's 62 story.
Click here to read.
Tech Articles

1960-1962 Power Seat Switch

by John Grady
Click here for the
1963 Chrysler code list
on the Newport, 300, New Yorker and 300J. These are the codes that appear on your
build sheet and data tag.
John Grady has written an article on rear axle bearing clearance. Click here
Click here

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

Members Say
John Holst writes:
I have a summary of our recent discussions on the K pin stripe.
Click here for more information.

I came across this picture. Has anyone ever seen one of these before? Anyone have an idea what this means?"

Tom Dahl writes:
I have just bought Dad's 300C that he sold back in 1967. He said now when he saw it that the Chrysler text on the hood was not there when it was new and that someone have added it later on. Iím wondering if it could in fact be true or is the old man just forgetting. So the question is was it possible to buy a 300c without the text on the hood or not?
My 300C came to Finland (North Europe) in 1957 as a car for a Diplomat at the American embassy. The car is a really standard car with no options like power windows.
Ken Rondeau writes:
I have had this emblem for many years. I am wondering if it is a 1955 or 1957 and where it would be located on the vehicle. Any help would be appreciated.
Jim Bartuska writes:
I am sending you a PDF on cam installation. It talks about phasing the camshaft. This procedure came from a Chrysler Engineer's file that I got with several memos on building the 300F "Special" 4 speed cars in 1959/60.
Click here for the PDF.
Dave Dumais writes:
I found a pair of NOS tail pipe clamps while searching for the rear support hangers for my 64 300. It is in the 64 Chrysler factory parts manual, in the exhaust schematic for the 64 300 dual system. It clamps the tailpipes to the rear support hangers. I will send these to Waldron's, and have them re-created and riveted. By the way, muffler support hangers were found at Accurate Exhaust in Oregon. Bolted, not riveted.

Michael Sundbom writes:
Hello from Sweden. I am new member and thought you might like a picture of my C convertible.

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

(1) From a request (command) from Gloria, we have been working on the F, G, H console lid retaining strap. We are pleased to report this project is completed and these straps will be available for purchase at the spring meet.
(2) In another piece of good news, the sunvisors for the F coupe are now being manufactured by Legendary Interiors and will be available for purchase at the spring meet.
(3) We will also be reporting at the spring meet on the progress of other projects.

There you have three more good reasons to come to Geneva in May.
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of three photos taken at the WPC Museum at our meet in 2005.

Wash day for the cars