The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 43 June 25, 2019
In This Issue
Club Events
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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From Dallas 2019

I am glad for my fingers.
I can always count on them.
All aboard for the Minnesota meet! The July 3rd deadline is just around the corner so whaddaya say, make your plans. Come join us. You'll be glad you did.
The event report for the Dallas meet is done. Click here to read. That was some fun. People are still talking about it.
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:
Summer 2019: 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance 2019. July 24 - 28 in Minnesota. The host hotel is the Minneapolis Marriott West, 9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426. You can call 888.887.1685 and request the 2019 Chrysler 300 meet group rate or use this link. Last day for reservations is July 3.
Click here for more information.

Future Meets:
2020: Some ideas are brewing for a spring meet in South Carolina and a fall meet in Michigan. Check back to this section for information as plans firm up.

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

Freshening the H #7

Video (21:01)
Replacing the vibration dampener on a Chrysler 413 and fixing the choke on the dual 4 barrel carb.
Freshening the H #8

Video (9:08)
This car was missing the unique heel plates so I found a set and installed. We replace the speedometer cable to fix a leak.

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

Video Corner
Burgers with Burt #3

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Burgers with Burt #4

Video {19:33}
Members Say

Jeff Miklas writes:
I saw this at the Mecum Auction in Indy. That is a
'55 300 engine in the "Rat Rod".

Click here for more.

Terry McTaggart poses this trivia question:
The 1955 Chrysler 300 was the most powerful American car for the year 1955.  In what year was the Chrysler 300 Lettercar NOT the most powerful American  production American car?    And for extra points, what car took the honor in that year?

Keith Langendorfer replies:
It was an option, so it may not qualify for your question but in 1958 you could order a “Marauder” 430 CI engine with 3x2 carbs in a Mercury that was rated at 400hp. Interestingly, the intake was manufactured by Moon, which is conceptually similar to what Edelbrock did for Chrysler for the  69 1/2 Six Pack Super Bees and Roadrunners. Correct answer! 

The list server had some discussion by Bob Jasinski and Dan Reitz of a running EFI 300D. Click here for photos. Bob also sent pictures of a running EFI 58 DeSoto, click here.

 Bill Elder writes:
A while ago, Keith Boonstra recommended a chrome plating shop; that he had used for parts of his 300C, Custom Plating Specialists Inc. in Brillion, Wisconsin.  The diecast pieces on the rear of my K were showing every bit of their 55 years of service, with the usual crazing and pitting.  Curiously, my K is originally a Wisconsin car.  I decided to go with Keith’s recommendation and sent my pieces to Custom Plating Specialists.  I am glad I did.  The parts came back beautifully chromed.  There was some loss of definition on the edges of the fluted pieces; but I expected that.  Thirty years ago, I had my K convertible restored at RM Restorations, a world renowned shop and they sent the identical pieces to the best plating shop in Canada.  I would say the parts that I just had done are comparable.  Even with the US money exchange rate and customs duties, I am still saving money. I would like to thank Keith for his recommendation and I would like to thank the employees at Custom Plating Specialists, who did such a great job on my diecast pieces.
Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

I am pleased to announce that Dave at Quirey Quality Designs just picked up the Clubs Leather seat project and is ready, right now, to start producing the E F G H seat kits once again for the club. So now is the time to get in your order for seats, interior parts, and carpet kits. Dave is also making door panels,  console covers, along with the headliners, package shelf, and rear seat trunk divider boards, plus all the other stuff that Gary Goers made for years. Dave is willing to transport your order to Carlisle on orders that are placed soon, to save our members on shipping costs. They are light items but have to ship oversize and cost more. This is why I ordered my F trunk kit from him last Friday, Dave is also going to have a special area set up at Carlisle displaying some of the parts that he is making.  Watch for more details as we get closer to the Carlisle event.

Murray Park has the 300L
side molding clips.
Until now these clips have
been impossible to find.
Click here for more information.

If you like picture puzzles, here are three new ones. All three are of the Highway HiFi in Randy Guyer's collection. Take your pick of "Highway HiFi 300C", "Highway HiFi too", or "Highway HiFi." Come to the Minnesota meet and see the real thing up close.

Those Were The Days

Artwork from Mrs. Leahy
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