The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 52 Jan 18, 2021
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
You Don't Often See
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Final Thought
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From Alamagordo

It's scary when you start making the
same noises as your coffee maker.
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Reminder: the April meet in Greenville is postponed to April of 2022 due to the Covid bug. We are hopeful that our September 2021 meet will work out. We will keep an eye out for the "all-clear" signal. Check back here for updates.
Jamie Hyde writes: "I have been enjoying reading the "new old event reports" in the Feature Stories section. I am glad that Bill Elder took the time to work on these and look forward to the next batch.
The process for officer and director elections is cooking. In the next News-Flite, look for information on how to submit nominations and how to vote.
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Club Events

Fall 2021: September 15-21, 2021 (tentative) in Auburn Hills, Michigan, hosted by John Begian.  The host hotel will be the Auburn Hills Marriott, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341. The Chrysler 300 Club group room rates are $109 for a guest room and $130 for a guest room with M Club Access.   Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 248-253-9800 and specifying Chrysler 300 Club. Check our newsletters for more information.
Spring 2022 : April 27 - May 1, 2022 (tentative) in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by Tom Cox and Jim Benson, our hotel will be the Greenville Marriott. We will have more information in future newsletters.

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

a parable by L. Andrew Jugle
Hey Lefty
17 18 19 20

New Old Event Reports

Point Pelee, Ont. May 31 - June 2, 1990

Boston, MA - Sept 6 - 8, 1990

Tech Articles

John Grady writes about
a repair to the choke stove.
Click here.
John Grady writes about
C D E hood pin adjustments.
Click here.
Mirror and antenna template for 1960s Chrysler and Imperial

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

Video Corner
Mike Meier's Videos of the September 2009 meet in Branson
Volume 1
57 Heaven, parking lot chatter.
Volume 2
More of 57 Heaven, more parking lot chatter, and a visit to Bob Schmidt's restoration shop.
Volume 3
More of Bob Schmidt's shop. Club meet business meeting.
Volume 4
Club business meeting.
You Don't Often See

The list server had a string of messages regarding the 300F deck lid and the insulation that was sandwiched between the inner and outer layers of the lid. Al Macdonald sent pictures of his deck lid -- you don't often see a deck lid disassembled. He writes: "These pics are from a 300 F deck lid I had to skin to repair rust on the inside. The fabric on the inside is asphalt impregnated roofing felt that appears to be 60 lb. I found a scrap roll at a local roofer and will use that."

Nick Taylor writes:
Here is the inside of my lid.
Members Say
Ron Kurtz writes:
The steering column on E 292 is noticeably chipped and scratched. Instead of going the Ditzler route, where the correct pigments may no longer be available, I found a decent match with Rustoleum color "Sand," no. 7771. It's almost dead on.

Marshall Goodnight adds:
All of the dash parts on my ‘55 C300 have the original paint. Because of some scratches on the glove compartment door I chose to repaint one from a parts car as a trial. I used Rustoleum Sand nearly 10 years ago and that substitute remains in place on my car and the Color difference difference is not perceptible.

Don Cole writes:
Back in 1990 Herb Askildsen wrote a summary of information on the 1970 Hurst. I came across that letter. Click here to download a PDF of his summary. He ends with a teaser: "Where is plywood used as a factory part of your Hurst?"

John Grady writes:
Regarding the rear license plate frame on the 300F, I always space the rear bumper back 1/2" with metal blocks so that a tap on bumper does not tip the guards into the license frame. I think it is a factory design error -- really way too close and only a light tap will break that fragile license frame. Just me, but I take the bumper guards off leaving a beautiful clean design on the F tail, but to each his own.

You may know that the first B was built December 15, 1955, but did you know the first B with a TorqueFlite was built on January 28, 1956? Contrary to popular thought, Torqueflites were not a mid-late year addition. I found 26 Bs built with the Torqueflite, plus one that was built for export. TorqueFlite Bs are even more rare than manual transmission Bs (Gil Cunningham found 32 "Stick Bs", I located 30).

Tony Rinaldi writes:
If you have ever considered converting your A488, A904, A727 transmission to the overdrive A518, click here.
If you have ever thought about adding cruise control to your ram car, click here.

Noel Hastalis writes:
We have uploaded some new files on the 300F. Click here for a PDF on Chrysler order codes for 1960. Click here for a PDF of the 300F Press Release, and click here for a PDF on the 300F service bulletin.

John Chesnutt writes:
Legendary Auto Interiors has a 2021 calendar which features our 300C for April.
Click here to download the PDF.

Michael James writes:
If you’d like your speedo to look and operate as new,
send it to Jeff Carter.  Here’s a pic of the one he just restored for me:

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

As you know I have been working on an F that was stored in a barn for many years. Mice were a problem. I removed the entire interior, seats, console, carpet, headliner and found mouse debris everywhere. As I got into the heater, I found a nest in the fan box. The box can be disassembled by pulling the old wire staples and the cardboard panel can be replaced with new pieces from Quirey. Page 6 of Goer's catalog 10 shows part 699; "Waterproof board backs for heater".

Front view heater box

Rear view heater box

Close up of cardboard back and staples

New pieces

from Quirey.
Larry Jett had an idea -- why not have members send in pictures for the puzzles? To get started, here are three from Larry. Here are "The real McCoy", "A Mug to Remember", or "Jett Caricature." Send your puzzle pictures to and I'll get them cooking.
Something a little different
You've heard people say "I blew my transmission".
Here is a blue transmission.
I was surprised when I took it off the engine to find
the inside painted blue.
My guess the blue means it was rebuilt.