Chrysler 300 Club International
PO Box 40
Benson, MD., 21018
I have made mistakes but
life didn't come with instructions.
|As summer is approaching, the spring meet in Geneva is in the history books. We had 119 people signed up
for the event, and although the weather kept some at home, there still was a good crowd.
Jamie and I were pleased to have you visit our hometown areas and we invite everyone to
stop by next time you get up this way.
Mick and Martha Kreszock sent information for the fall meet in Lynchburg, see below.
The meet is the first of October so you have plenty of time to make plans.
This newsletter is for you. Let us know what you'd like to see.
Your opinions are always welcome and you can
here for the feedback form.
Our Next Meet:
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 or
toll free 866-510-6333.
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.
More information on the meet will be out soon.
Spring 2018: San Francisco Bay area,
hosts Jett & Cohen
Fall 2018: Newport, RI, hosted by
For more information, contact Ray
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Carlton Schroeder at email@example.com
here for the
1964 Chrysler code list
Newport, 300, New Yorker and 300K.
These are the codes that appear on your
build sheet and data tag.
John Grady writes:
is the information I used when
I had the ball and trunion type drive shaft
replaced with a modern cross joint drive shaft.
|We are looking for new technical articles.
Please send whatever you think is helpful to
Did you know there were two different styles of parking brake mechanisms in 1960?
We were at the spring meet when a fella with a 300F asked about a retaining clip for his parking brake.
One glance at his parking brake and it didn't look normal. The release handle was small
and said only "BRAKE RELEASE". Turns out this is the early version of the parking brake, which was a new design
for 1960 (prior years used the "T" pull handle.) The other style parking brake release handle says "BRAKE
RELEASE PULL OUT & PRESS DOWN" and takes two actions to release the brake. I'm guessing, the early
design, which required only one action (press the lever down), may have resulted in some unintentional brake releases and so they came up with a new design requiring two actions; out and down.
See more here.
Write us with whatever might
be on your mind.
Ray Melton writes:
Last week the heater valve on my 1957 Chrysler 300C failed and puked
antifreeze all over the new Gary Goers front carpet ("Awesome" brand cleaner to the rescue!). Thanks
to a tip from someone on the list server, I sent the bad valve to Joe Hudacek in
Wisconsin. He completely rebuilt the valve, cleaned it up so
it looked like new (although it's hidden and nobody but the mechanic can see it!), and
sent it back to me the next day! Cost at his end was $85, which included return
shipping. Perfect execution within a tiny niche market, but I'm so glad people like him
are available resources for our Club members and others. His minimalist business card says he
repairs other automotive switches such as "Headlight, Ignition, Wiper, Heater,
Stoplight, Back-up, Dimmer, Starter, etc." See his website at
or call Joe Hudacek personally at (715) 392-6169.
Don Verity writes:
If you want the best seat in my house,
have to move the cat.
Over the list server, a fella was looking for 1965 motor mounts. These mounts are a one year only item. We
had replies which were helpful and worthy of a second printing.
Jeff Miklas writes:
Regarding the motor mounts for the 1965, check out
If you look at the link though, you'll see that it is not a factory correct reproduction.
The bracket has been modified so as to utilize a later model more common insulator that is more readily available.
This was done not to help the poor 65 C-body owner, but because the 67-69 Darts and
Barracudas with the 383 and 440 used the same mount as the 65 Chrysler. Its the musclecar crowd that got it done.
Good old Chrysler though - they scrounged the parts bins when
installing the A-Body big blocks. That at least made the original parts available for a lot longer.
Steve Albu writes:
Usually aftermarket motor mounts won't last - they fail after a few moderate
accelerations. The best solution I have found is to get the Poly-Loc
replacements from Schumacher Creative Services,
which can not break by design. The replacement for the 65 Chryslers
I believe (from my catalog which is a few years old) would be C3EP.
Call them (206 364-7151) to confirm fitment using original brackets
(which the catalog states for your model) and price. I have
learned the hard way not to compromise on motor mounts and only
Schumacher seems to have the right stuff available off the shelf.
Mancini Racing also sells the Schumacher mount, so I would get it from either Schumacher or Mancini.
In the previous newsletter
we asked if anyone had seen
an engine tag like this before. We received several replies.
Jean-Yves Chouinard writes:
Regarding the picture of an engine tag in the E news, I think it's a warranty block tag.
I had a 60 Dodge Polara coupe at one point and it had a replacement engine
that was changed when the car was still under warranty. The engine had a tag on
it, held in place on the block just like this red tag with a small
round nail/rivet...the block ID pad was blank on that warranty block, but this tag
identified the engine. Mine was a 361 cu.in. (Canadian built Polaras had
Matador engines) and the code stamped on the tag was 0134.
The engine block codes are listed in section 9-01-24 of the 1960 Chrysler parts book.
The code 0133 stamped on the E- news block tag is not listed in the 1960 Chrysler
book...so I don't know what engine it is for...later or earlier engine????
Thank you Bob for the great job you do on the E news! I like it!
Jeff Miklas writes:
This tag was riveted to the block in a 300K
that I owned at one time. The block ID pad was blank.
Charlie Slegtenhorst writes:
I purchased a 413 engine out of a gutted 1962 300H drop top many years ago and it had the same tag on it - would have been a warranty block. The engine ID pad had no stampings on it.
Dave Schwandt writes:
The 413 that was in the 300 J I had years ago also had a blank tag engine installed.
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones.
Take your pick of "300s at Legendary Interiors", "300L in Geneva", or "Krauth's D in Geneva."