The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 35 Feb 16, 2018
In This Issue
Club Events
Tech Articles
Video Corner
We Get Mail
Club Store Spotlight
Final Thought
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From our CA meet in 1998

Bob Jasinski

Dan Norris copper C

Dave Agnew

Gary Goers

John Earls

Ron Fedoryk ZZZ in primer
From our CA meet in 2011

If voting made any difference,
they wouldn't let us do it.

I want you to know that
someone out there cares.
Not me, but someone does.

There are 3 kinds of people.
Those that are good at math,
and those that aren't.
There is no time like the present to start thinking about the spring meet. The team of Cohen and Jett have finalized the details for the California event. They have wine tours, classic car collections, Letter Car Jeopardy, a driving tour of the Pacific coastline and more. Click here for information.
We are pleased to announce that Rolland Westra has accepted the position of H consultant. You can contact Rolland at email
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

Our Next Meet:
Spring 2018: May 14-18, 2018 in Rohnert Park, CA, hosted by Sam Cohen & Larry Jett. Click here for details, activities, hotel information and more. Click here for the registration form.
Future Meets:
Fall 2018: September 9-13, 2018 in Newport, RI, hosted by Michael Falcone. Future newsletters will have details.
2019: Available.

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

Click here for John Grady's recent work on distributor vacuum advance.

A Review of Transmission Dipsticks

Video (7:50)

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

Video Corner
Burgers with Burt

Second Episode
This is the second video in a series of "Burgers with Burt". Keith Boonstra arranged a lunch with Burt Bouwkamp in May of 2017. A group of Chrysler enthusiasts talk with Burt about his days with Chrysler Engineering. In this 17 minute video, filmed by Noel Hastalis, Burt talks about the Daytona Flying Mile, Vicki Wood, Buck Baker, Ken Mack, the G at Daytona beach, Gregg Ziegler, cross ram development.
We Get Mail

Randy Guyer writes
It just occurred to me that you all might be interested in a “barn find” 300C convertible that I bought last September. Click here for photos. You can look over the documentation and see that it is a two-owner (before me) car that is quite original. It is not currently running (needs gas tank cleaning etc. and brake work) but the engine is free. It also came with two NOS Highway Hi-Fi’s and all the records and case as in the photos. What do you think?

Mark & Becky Paulson write:
My wife and I are bringing our 1957 300 back to the road. It is close to being ready, maybe another month or two. It runs and drives, seats and carpet will arrive very soon. I am hoping it will be ready for the spring meet in California as its in our back yard this year.
The car was purchased by my wife's father in the early 60's? My wife learned to drive in it in 1972. It has been sitting in a barn for we think at least 20 years. We pulled it out a year ago and we are getting it going.
Click here for more pictures.

Keith Boonstra writes:
I think I may have figured out how to tell the junk "Corbin style" radiator hose clamps that don't work, from the good ones that work as well as they did in the day of a billion OEM uses by the car manufacturers. The good ones will have the clamp number - such as R16, or R36 - stamped into the ring. That stamped number will likely denote a well made one.
Also, one misunderstood cause of frustration is that today's hoses are often made of tougher - but thinner - hose material. So the Corbin clamp size that sealed these old hoses perfectly is going to be too big to seal the new thinner-walled replacement hose. A new slightly smaller size clamp solves that easily. The R number denotes the OD diameter in 1/16" increments that a particular Corbin clamp was bent to be used on. E.g - R14 = 14 sixteenths of an inch = 7/8" OD hose.. So taking a vernier caliper reading of the hose OD will indicate the perfect R number clamp to seal it.
The ones you see for cheap on Ebay typically don't have the stamped R number, and the claims of the sellers as to what hose they will seal are what ever the seller guesses - even suggesting a clamp will fit a certain range of hoses sizes. Wrong. They will probably leak. No wonder restorers think they don't work well and hate using them.

Mike Kasinsky writes:
The West Michigan Muscle Cars club will be holding it's annual "Muscle Cars Plus" car show on Sunday Sept 9th, 2018. Our feature class this year is 1962-1975 Mopar B Bodies & 1955-1971 Chrysler 300's. Our show is held at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners (approx. 10 miles North of Kalamazoo) Michigan which is one of the Nation's finest automotive museums. This is an invitation to the 300 club members to join us at the event. Our flier is attached. Please have your members e-mail us at if they are planning to attend. Hope to see you there. Mike.

Dave McDonnell writes:
Hello. Maybe you gentlemen can help me. For many years I have been searching for the white G coupe I owned in 1963. I have no Serial number but I think this car should be easy to find because it had a dealer installed, working Auto-Pilot! Click here to read my story.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Club Store Spotlight

Support The Club Store
Buy It Now!

Buy it now. There is the chance that when inventory on an item is gone, the club store may not make another purchase. You will be out of luck. Don't assume something will be available next year. Buy it now.

Buy it now. You will help other projects. The club has a ton of money tied up in store inventory. Until we sell these parts, we don't have the funds available to take on new items. Buy it now.

Buy it now. There is a good chance prices will increase on items as well as increased shipping costs. Buy it now and save a buck.

If there is any chance you might need another part as a backup, buy it now. Spares are always a good thing to have. Do yourself a favor or maybe do a favor for someone else down the road. Buy a spare. Buy it now.

To the Club Store

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Relish the Memory", "Fantastic Four Speed", or "A Mood from Bill Leahy".

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