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Sometimes the wheels fall off
Issue 47 March 18, 2020
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
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From years ago

Green lights and blue skies
to Bob Nitz
Sometimes the wheels fall off. Best efforts notwithstanding, even the best plans get derailed. Such is the case with our spring meet in Greenville, South Carolina. Due to concerns with the corona virus, the meet has been cancelled. We will return to Greenville for our spring meet 2021.
Our fall meet in September is coming along nicely. We will keep you updated on this meet with each edition of the E-News.
Also in this issue are pictures of a barn find G convertible in Germany. Look for it in the Members Say section. This car had not been known to the club before and is in great condition. How wonderful to see that cars like this are still out there waiting to be discovered.
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Club Events

Our Next Meet:
Fall 2020: September 16 - 20 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 at this link or by calling the hotel at 248-253-9800 and specifying Chrysler 300 Club. Details of the event are still being developed.  Check our newsletters for more information.

Future Meets:
Spring 2021: April 2021 in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by Tom Cox and Jim Benson, our hotel will be the Greenville Marriott, One Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29645. Check back for details, event information, and schedules.
Fall 2021: Available.

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.
My "H" and Me

by Gil Cunningham
Tech Articles

1964 K Interior, power seats.

Video (5:28)
More 1964 K Interior and power seats.

Video (10:09)
Power window motor repair

Video (5:42)

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

Members Say

Lars Kirschke writes:
We were lucky to secure a barn find in Germany, which belonged to the same family since 1963. It´s been sitting in a car port for the past 20 years, after the owner died. The widow sold it to us a week ago and we are about to bring it back on the road. To our knowledge it was delivered to a dealer in Antwerps, Belgium. He sold it to a local lady. After having driven it for 1,400 miles she gave it back to the dealer as it was too big for her. The current family saw it when the had their DeSoto inspected and traded it. The following decades they had a good time driving it all over Europe. Click here for more pictures.

Jeff Miklas writes:
A while back someone asked about the position
of the H on the 62 trunk lid.
Here is a picture from an original car.
You can see this H is crooked.
On some cars it is straight.

Rob Kern writes:
January 23rd, Marnie and I arrived in Brisbane and were met at the pier by April and Mick Maxwell
who took us directly to Henry and Caroline Schleimer’s home
for a fabulous tea with great culinary treats!
We got to tour Henry and Caroline’s “American Garage” and see Caroline’s right hand drive
‘65 Mustang convertible and Henry’s C coupe. Both white and spectacular!
Then Mick took Marnie and I for a fabulous riding and walking tour of Brisbane.
Just a splendid day with Club members from Australia!
We are amazed at how our hobby is beyond borders!

Jamie Hyde writes:
I had the vibration dampener and the crank pulley on my 300F with AC rebuilt by the Damper Doctor. Here are pictures of the finished product. The AC section of the crank pulley is rubber isolated,
unique to AC cars.

I received my new AC hoses for the F rebuilt by Classic Auto Air. They did a very nice job
and also rebuilt the original dryer.

Ron Kurtz writes:
The restoration of E 292 continues with work on the interior. In order to get the power seat out of the car in one piece, I unbolted the seat from the floor, turned it over carefully in the car and built a skid that bolted onto the underside to carry it out in one piece. I bench tested it and determined the drive was faulty. Disassembly was easier than I expected, but took photos of each piece as it came off for easier reassembly. Thankfully, Murray Park had a used drive. It all cleaned up well for a fresh coat of paint and clear coat. Interesting to note the stamp on the frame notifying that a patent was applied for, should the Club be recording such stampings. The seats and interior will be redone with a complete Goers interior (purchased in 2010 and kept in a climate controlled environment).

Tony Rinaldi writes:
The Meet Committee & Meet Hosts, Officers and Directors of the Club have all been working hard making our 50th Anniversary celebrations something special. Be sure to attend both our spring (Greenville SC) and fall (Auburn Hills, MI) Anniversary Parties. Whether you attend or not, you want to purchase one of these special 50th Anniversary Jackets.
DMK Sports has been provided the 50th Anniversary Logo artwork and is offering “Embroidered” Men’s Eisenhower lined jackets. 50th Anniversary Logo on back & a small Club Logo on the front left.
Order today. Be sure to have one of these special jackets for one or both meets and to wear at future meets to celebrate our long 50 year history and vibrant future. Shortcut link is Password is: 354hemi

Tony Rinaldi writes:
Joe Gross has had a limited number of “Peel & Stick" 50th Anniversary Weatherproof Decals for your  300 window. To obtain one of these special decals, send $4.00 check via mail or use PayPal to: Pay Pal account: or
or use US mail to
Joe Gross
27699 Emery Rd.
Orange Village
Cleveland, OH 44128

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

Larry Jett writes:
Here is a new one for me. 
Until now I had never heard of such a document. 
Angad found this under the carpet in his 300K.
The red circled stuff is o.e.m.

Jefferson Assembly Plant
Paint Inspection

Jamie Hyde writes:
Here is a picture of the carburetor kit
for the F & G from Daytona Parts.
I haven't used it yet but appears to be a good quality kit.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. I took three wild spins on my collection of photos and came up with
"Curtiss Museum", "Allentown bridge", or "Kill Switch."
Those Were The Days
Something a little different