The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
This Newsletter is published for the members of the Chrysler 300 Club International. All rights reserved. Publication will be at irregular intervals. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Issue 62 October 21, 2022
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
PO Box 40
Benson, MD, 21018

* Quick Links *


From years ago

Other people have wrinkles.
I have character lines.
I've done terrible things for money;
Like getting up and going to work.
Noel Hastalis writes;
Our Pasadena Fall Meet was a resounding success! Rob Kern and Bob Jasinski organized and executed an amazing Meet, handling the people moving logistics, selecting a wonderful hotel and welcoming members and their guests. The weather - sunny and low-to-mid-80s - couldn't have been better. Click here to read more.
We are working with Hank Hallowell to develop our Club's 2023 Calendar. Several of you expressed interest in purchasing one or more of these - Hoping to have the calendar ready for print in the next 2-3 weeks. Look for ordering information of these limited production calendars soon!
This newsletter is for you. Let us know what you'd like to see. You can click here for the feedback form.
Club Events

Spring 2023: Springhill Suites Marriott, 117 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA. May 17 to May 21, 2023. Hosted by Hank Hallowell. We will have details in the next ENews.

Fall 2023: September 17 - 20, 2023 in Fredericksburg, TX. Hosted by Randy Thorne. Check future ENews for more information.

For more information, contact Rob Kern at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Feature Stories

Tech Articles

Test a distributor condensor
Ram Induction Tune Up
Service Bulletin 147


1959 Motor Trend on
the Ram Dodge


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

Video Corner
My Favorite L

Video (8:30)
First start 300L and
long run Coupe2 300F

Video (7:50)
My Favorite L Gets Brakes

Video (14:30)
Brake Fluid Flush 300G
Video (6:53)
Quick test for electroluminescent lighting
Video (2:09)
My Favorite L Gas tank
Video (16:54)

I saw this on another list and thought
you might like to read about Chrysler logos.
Click here.

Jeff Miklas writes:
Here a few pics from a local car show. The ram tubes look surprisingly similar to the ones Jim Kramer exhibited at the McCungie meet that Mr. Bouwkamp said were engineering prototypes for the 1960 cars.

Members Say

Carl Bilter writes:
It's taken longer than anticipated, but I have finally completed restoration of the wheel covers for the '62 300. I used 1966 "Disc Brake" covers and slightly modified them to mimic '62-'63 300H/J covers with new 300 medallions from the 300 Club. I used the best parts from 9 samples to create 5 good covers, with the best 4 going on the car. The disc brake wheel covers cost a fraction of the price of genuine H/J covers and are nearly identical except for the disc brake lettering. That said, both versions are now getting quite scarce in good, restorable condition. The chrome center cones are reproduced but I used originals as 4 of 9 were essentially pit free with good chrome, although scratches are present. On the car the flaws are not noticeable. These are not the easiest pieces to photograph well due to the highly reflective nature of polished stainless steel.

Charlie Slegtenhorst writes:
Although this product is not exactly OEM, I can vouch that you will never have a thermostat housing leak again. I use it on all my Mopar engines. I was tired of always leaking housings. See Terry's Auto Lab

For those that might think Canada never gets warm enough for shorts, we include this photo of the ever-fashionable Kevin Westbrook on a Saturday in August of 2022.

Mark Love writes:
Ken Rice, a fellow Albertan and an avid Chrysler Corp collector- though he has a big Dodge and DeSoto collection, took delivery of the H today. I am sorry to see her go but it went to a top flight collector who knows his stuff. He’ll be a great addition to the club.
Best regards and thanks again for your service to our club.

John Nowosacki writes:
My buddy John and I had our G convertibles at a local chapter of the AACA show this past Saturday, and judging from the opening page of the link, plus the number of shots of both cars and comments on the show 'picture page', the 300's were appreciated by the AACA folks running the event.

Nick Taylor writes:
Here's what a 1960 Chrysler New Yorker looked like underneath when new. I got a series of photos from the GM Proving grounds. GM was doing a competitive analysis.

Steering Shaft Reassembly
My pal Bill was replacing the rubber steering coupler in his 62 Imperial. He writes: I had a lot of trouble getting the snap ring to attach on the steering shaft bearing up by the steering wheel. I saw your video and I tried vice grips and a wooden block but they were chewing up the shaft too much. I came up with this and it worked fine. It is just a short piece of 1-1/2 inch schedule 40 PVC and a couple of washers large enough to fit over the shaft.
Ted Koehner writes;

I am sending you a couple of pictures.

This one is mine which I have owned for several years. It is mostly original with paint and interior done by previous owner (white/tan). This picture was taken at Bristol Motor Speedway. I applied the decals to make the car more exciting at the cruse-ins, etc. The other picture I am sending is of a picture of a Chrysler promotional car at Daytona in 1955. The 300's had a great racing history.

Tim Blanski writes;
Just an October evening.

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

Ron Kurtz writes;
The restoration of E292 continues as the body has been lifted off the frame, revealing previous work on corroded surfaces and two layers of undercoating. Approx. 34 lbs. of tar had to be removed, revealing moderate corrosion. Entire unibody was hand sanded to remove the gloss from the original paint (some areas were primed beforehand).
Perforated areas were sealed and covered with aluminum sheet metal. The entire underside was treated with rust encapsulator and covered with a rubberized undercoating.
The frame was prepped also covered with the encapsulator and rubberized undercoating. Torsion bars, fuel and brake lines were mounted, etc. were installed. Body mounts and hardware were positioned for correct fitting.
Note wedges placed between upper and lower control arms. they were placed before the torsion bars were removed, making reinstallation of the bars a quick and simple way of reattaining the correct height. Also, the caster-camber cams were indexed to the frame before the control arms were removed, making a decent for a decent alignment after being installed.

Bill Elder writes: A while ago, this group had a discussion regarding the proper gold colour for our air cleaners. For years the standard was Plasti-cote 454, which is now very hard to find. Don Verity suggested Dupli-color, engine ceramic, Universal Gold, DE 1604. I am refinishing my G air cleaners and I bought a can of Universal Gold, but I also had an unused can of 454 from when I did my Ram K air cleaners. Here are my redone air cleaner bases. The one on the left is 454. The one on the right is Universal Gold. I can't tell them apart. A perfect match.

Bob Merritt writes;
We made up a batch of the ash tray hold down pieces that are used on the F, G, H and J. I have three sets available. Figure $50/set and I'll ship free within the US. Contact


If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "300F", "300D", or "Red Ram K."

Those Were The Days

What do you do on your weekends?

From Bill Leahy