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Issue 32 August 8, 2017
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
I Fixed It
Members Say
Final Thoughts
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Benson, MD., 21018

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Green lights and blue skies to
Len Astroth
and to
Jerry Kocur.
Lynchburg here we come! The deadline is approaching for getting hotel reservations (deadline August 31) and for the meet registration (due September 15). Take a minute and make plans to attend our fall meet. You will be glad you did.
The Geneva meet report is completed. Click here.
Microfilm Research. Gil Cunningham has retired as our microfilm research contact. Mark Obermann has assumed the job and can be reached at Photos of VIN and body plates, and a list of options for each 300 are required.
Problems with your turn signals? I came across a service reference manual that does a good job of explaining it. The manual is included below.
Jeff Miklas writes: Chryslers at Carlisle didn't have many members attend this year. I've attached a few pictures. There was a very nice 300L 4-speed, black with red, 56,000 miles, original paint. It is owned by new member Mark Yingling.
Club Events

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.
Deadline for hotel reservations is August 31.
Click here for the meet registration form. Due date for the meet registration form is September 15.
Click here for more information about the meet.

Future Meets:
Spring 2018: May 14-17, 2018 in Rohnert Park, CA, hosted by Sam Cohen & Larry Jett. Look for more information in future newsletters.
Fall 2018: Newport, RI, hosted by Michael Falcone.
2019: Available.

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

Sill Plates

Video (16:13)
Click here for the
1965 Chrysler code list
for the Newport, 300, 300L and New Yorker. These are the codes that appear on your
build sheet and data tag.
A handy guide to understanding
the turn signal circuit
from the 1965 master technicians service conference reference book.
Click here for the PDF.
Jeff Miklas sent pictures of the front and rear bumper brackets for the 1962.
Click here for the article.
Michael Burke writes:
I have a limited number of ram spark plug wire tower sets available. These are new pieces made by our friends in Sweden. $95/set delivered in the US. Contact me at for more information.

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

Video Corner
The Geneva Meet

The Geneva Meet by Noel

My 300F At Carlisle

I Fixed It So Well Now It Is Really Messed Up
A new department for us. The title says it all.
Joe Norust says:
My wife's car had an annoying rattle from the packing shelf. I found if I pushed on the corner of the shelf near the window it stopped. I wedged a pencil size wood dowel between the window frame and packing shelf. It worked for months. Then the dowel slipped under the packing shelf. Now it rolls from side to side on turns. That noise is worse than the rattle. 30 minutes of laying in the trunk and sizing things up indicates the seat back cushion must be removed to lift the packing shelf. An on-line search finds I will need a PhD in patience to remove the fasteners. Maybe we'll just drive the truck.

Have one of your own to share? Send your Mess Up to
Members Say

John Grady writes:
I have a door handle repair kit for C and D, probably E. The kit has a new return spring, special shoulder bolts, special washers, (two sizes of rivets were used, this kit works on both designs). This allows disassembly for re-chrome. No more flopping door handles. $75 each.
I also have new heat riser elbows for 60-62 Ram cars. 10 mm thicker flanges to prevent cracks or fractures. Beautifully machined, ductile material, longer slots. $225 a pair. Limited quantity, will NOT be made again. Contact John at for more information. Click here for more parts and services from John.

Ron Kurtz writes: We recently corresponded about the restoration of #292. I finally got around to pulling this together. Installments will include: Brakes (drums, shoes and hardware), differential housing, gears and rear axle, dear suspension, headlight pods and hardware, steering, exhaust manifolds, horns, struts and anti-sway bar. More will be included as I go through the restoration.

William Svensson from Sweden writes:
Hi Bob! I am letting you know more about my car. I bought my 300E from Big M (John Fowlie). I believe it came out of Redding California area from someone who had 3 E's.
It didn't have the correct engine, but I found the correct engine here in Sweden. It is being rebuilt as we speak. It had swivel seat and power windows but I'm missing the power window buttons.
I'm not going to do a full restoration to start with. I'm going to clean it up, do all the rust repair, put it together and make it a daily driver. Eventually it will be restored.

Gloria Moon writes:
With this club we've been to a horse race, a car race, a drag race. We have seen the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
We have toured museums and parks of every sort. But only our club let me take this picture of a giant catsup bottle:

Bruce Brownell writes:
I will have some of my 300Cs for sale at the Saratoga Auto Auction, September 22 & 23. You can contact me at for more information.

Dave Schwandt writes:
I received this from my grand daughter, Missy. She went to see the new cars movie with her family for Father's Day. I think you will get a kick from the picture.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Must See Places In Paris
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Glenn Curtiss", "Geneva Lot", or "JY F at Geneva."

Bill Elder writes:
I took the K for its debut to the Belle River Car show. Once every year, the little town of Belle River puts on its Sun Splash weekend. A Friday car show kicks it off. There are lawn tractor races, see do races, a Saturday morning parade and a whole bunch of other family activities. They set up a beer tent at the marina park with live bands and a DJ for all three days. I ran into one of the town Councilors. He calls these events the "Annual Trashing of the Park!" For my part I arrived at the car show around 11 AM and left about 7:30 PM. It was a great day for me with lots of admirers for the K and lots of ram induction explanations. It really was nice to show the car in its hometown.

A clever idea for a tool box

Jeff Miklas sends these pictures
of a custom made Dodge golf cart
at Chryslers at Carlisle.
A labor of love from one
talented craftsman.