The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 44 September 24, 2019
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Green lights and blue skies
to Jim Eckert.
The Minnesota meet report is ready. You can read it here.
The meets we had this year in Dallas and Minnesota were great fun. Next year we celebrate the 50th year for the club with a spring meet in South Carolina and a fall meet in Michigan. I hope you can make one or both. Check back here for more information as plans develop.
We have the event report for Chryslers @ Carlisle. Click here.
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Club Events

Our Next Meets:
Spring 2020: April 22 - 25, 2020 in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by Tom Cox and Jim Benson, our hotel will be the Greenville Marriott, One Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29645. You can call central reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or the hotel at 864-297-0300. Request the Chrysler 300 Meet group rate of $135/night (plus taxes). You can also make reservations here.
As of press time we are working on events which include a BMW plant tour and much more. Set aside vacation time so you can make this one -- it's going to be good. Check future newsletters for more details.
Fall 2020: Our fall meet will likely be in Michigan. We have our best people working on it. Check our newsletters for more information.

Future Meets:
2021: We have heard from several potential hosts and will let you know what develops.

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

Other Meets:
Steve Jension writes:
I would like to invite the Chrysler 300 Club to come to our 2nd Annual De Soto State Meet, put on by the California Chapter of the National De Soto Club. This meet will be in Bakersfield, CA, on October 2-6, 2019. We are inviting all MOPAR clubs to come and join us for tours and a car show on Saturday. I am including (attached) all the information and registration forms for your use. Please feel free to share these with any MOPAR friends and club members. Hope to see some of you at our meet.  
Feature Stories
Blasts From The Past
From newsletters of the 1970's, 80's and 90's, here are stories that haven't
seen the light of day for years and deserve another look.
3N55-1001…The First 300…
Where is it now?

by Steve McCloud
My International Search, For A 300B,
Or Gold Is Where You Find It…

By Bob Degrilla
Tech Articles

60-62 Turn Signal Switch Replacement

Video (8:44)
Steering Box Replacement, 1962 Chrysler

Video (32:07)
Door Handle & Window Crank
Handle Removal

Video (8:00)
Octane Ratings 1946 - 1958

Something I came across
that you might find of interest.
Electroluminescent Power Supply Repair

Did you know Ram and In-Line Dual 4 BBL carb throttle return springs are available from Classic Industries. Their part number MN3163.
Thanks for Don Verity for this information.

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

Video Corner
Randy Guyer
at the 10,000 Lakes Concours

??Two Different Front Bumpers in 1960??
Those of us with wandering minds were recently challenged with that question. The answer came from Michael Van der Veen -- yes, there were 2 different front bumpers that year. The long wheelbase cars (ie 300F) used support arms that went from the bumper to the frame. Short wheelbase cars (Windsor) had brackets welded on the inside of the bumper to connect to the frame. As a result, long wheelbase cars had visible mounting bolts on the bumper while short wheelbase did not. See photos below. By the way, I hear 1961 long and short wheel base cars did the same thing.

Name one thing missing from the AstraDome cluster.

The trip odometer. writes:
What can you tell me about
a 1966 Chrysler 300X?

This is a new one for me. Can anybody shed some light?

Members Say

Charley Fisher writes:
I had a local body supply store make me a quart of Chrysler green engine paint from the last of my Duplicolor 210. It came out perfect and cost $38.00. The place is MacDonald Auto, 1397 E. Main St., Torrington, CT 06790 in case any club members need this paint. Ask for John Leonard. 860-489-1410. He has the recipe.

Jeff Miklas writes:
For those that can't get enough of the 300C, there is this:

From Finland, Vesa Tuomivirta writes:
I have a 300H and restoring it right now.

Larry Jett writes:
For those without a proper brake hub puller:

Jeff Miklas writes:
Here are some pics of my 300J exhaust.
I believe they are original equipment.
The car has only 63000 miles. The pipes are all mandrel bent. You might want the pics for the archives.

Carl Bilter writes:
A picture of the new exhaust from Waldron's,
soon to be installed on the J.

Mark and Becky Paulson write:
Gloria said I should send this picture to you. It was an evening car show here in Concord, CA. The C always draws a lot of attention, I went into a restaurant to pick up dinner and came out to find 5 guys all standing around my wife and her car asking a lot of questions. My poor little 1956 Chevy truck gets jealous of the attention she gets. 

Bill Elder writes:
Good crowd and lots of cars for the 2019 Belle River Classic Cruise.  
For those who were there and those who missed's a good look.  
Go to 7:45 and you may see a familiar face.

Greg Leggatt writes;
A friend sent these pictures of an odd D wheel cover.
He felt they could be pre-production parts or perhaps experimental.
Have you ever seen anything like it?

John & Arlyss Chesnutt write;
These are pictures taken by the editor of our “WP Chrysler Club” at Forest Grove published in the August News Letter. There are several pictures of our 1957 Chrysler 300C which still has the original Copper Brown Metallic paint. We purchased the Chrysler on July 19, 1958 ( 61 years ago). on July 25th we celebrated our 60th anniversary at the Mt. Hood Silcox Hut at 7,000 ft. – 1,000 feet above Timberline on  Mt. Hood with 18  members of our family.

Dan Reitz writes:
I took a two week driving trip to my hometown in Pennsylvania the end of July to attend Clarion County Fair. While there, I drove down to Windber to pick up new seat foam for my 300F at Quireys.  Todd gave my wife and I a tour of their facility and we were very impressed.  I am quite sure members of our club are going to be very happy with Gary Goers' successor.
Give them your support.  They appear to be very professional and know which way their head is screwed on!

Jon Dega writes:
You may remember I wrote about 3N561171, the unique car re-bodied in Italy by Carrozzeria Boano (ENews #42).
I wanted to share the finished product. It's on the way west to debut at Pebble Beach next week.
Click here for more pictures. If you'd like to read the history, click here.

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

From Ron Kurtz and his restoration of E #292:
Here is the next round of photos. The original headlight shells and seats were in rough shape. They were disassembled and refurbished individually. The wiring, springs and screws were in good shape and only needed to be cleaned up and painted. The photo shows all headlamp components, including new parking light lenses, ready for cataloging and storage.  
Also shown is the refurbishing of the grille and reassembly. Buick engine red (Martin Senour #7956) I bought in 1992 as it is a very close match to the original paint. I used a touch of jewelers rouge on the frame for an extra luster of the chrome.   
Next up: reaching the turn-around point of this restoration.

Andy Bernbaum's has show quality reproduction sheet metal panels for 1957-1959 MoPar cars,
"SportTone" side inserts, inner/ outer rocker panels, floor repair panels, trunk repair panels and more.
These panels are duplicates of MoPar factory sheet metal. Call 800-457-1250 to order or
for more information, email

Bob Baker at ABC Mopars has the arm rest pads for the J.
Click here for more information.

    The mirror base wedges for the 1963 - 1964 Chrysler passenger side rear view fender mirrors are available. They are $130/each shipping paid within US.          Click here for details or contact Bob.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Minneapolis Sky Line", "Jim's Cake", or "Astradome at Night."
Those Were The Days

This is George Riehl in his J at the 1975 Elmira NY meet.
Gil Cunningham took the picture from his C.
Click here to read more.

At one of our business meetings it was suggested we make an award for Gary Goers. Without question, Gary's dedication to our Letter Cars has touched every one of us. From his first shop in California to his shop in Montana, parts, service and information flowed for many years. Even as he closed his business, Gary provided for our future as he transferred parts, tools and knowledge to the new owners at Quirey Quality Design.

This Special Recognition Award is the first of its kind. We hope that it reflects our sincere gratitude for an outstanding career of service and dedication.

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