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Issue 48 June 15, 2020
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Did you know?
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Final Thoughts
Chrysler 300 Club International
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From Florida, 1995

Green lights and blue skies to
John McAdams
and to
Vicki Wood
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What about the September meet? As of this writing, the meet has not been cancelled. While there is nothing we'd rather do than have a fall meet, we would not risk the health and well being of our members to do so. The meet is still planned but this doggone virus may force a different decision, so check our events page and the next ENews for updates. In the meantime, we'd like to conduct a survey. Based on what we know today, would you attend the September meet? Please reply with YES or NO or comment to
In our Blasts From The Past section, we are pleased to add the "Hey Lefty" series. These were written some years ago by our own Larry Jett based out in California, hence the "Lefty". Worth another look, we will run several editions of his work over the next year. But the good news, Mr. Jett has not yet hung up his pen and is collaborating with another club member on a new series scheduled to debut in ENews 49.
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:
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. Check our newsletters and events page for more information.

Future Meets:
Spring 2021 : April 21 - 25, 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.
A Star Is Born

by Tom Turner
The Homecoming

by Bill Elder
Celebration of 25 Years,
at Tallahassee, Florida

by Gil Cunningham
Hey Lefty
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Tech Articles

Quarter Window Installation 1959 300E

by Don Verity
F G H Headlight Switch

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

Did you know?
Did you know -- The first four 300 Ds built were all fuel injected.

Did you know -- Jeff Carter at JC Auto Restoration, Inc. has the molded upper and lower radiator hoses for your C300 and 300B in stock.  Priced at $28 for the upper and $32 for the lower hose, plus shipping/insurance, the hoses are cut from the appropriate sections of quality Gates or Goodyear hoses. Contact Jeff at

Did you know -- the block off plates on ram cars are slightly different side to side? The driver side plate has a circular recess on the forward end that meets up with a similar recess on the ram. The passenger side does not. See pictures here.

Did you know -- Brewer's has new transmission speedometer gears. New gears, 18, 19, 20, or 21 tooth. Thanks to Matt Allyn for posting this information on the list server.

Members Say

We were having one of those conversations about letter cars production.
Memory being inaccurate on occasion (every occasion), I made this
table of yearly production sorted high to low.

Ron Kurtz writes:
Continuing with the restoration of E #292, some of the accessories needed some refurbishing. Shown are before and after photos of the rear window defogger and the windshield wipers. Disassembling the wiper was rather straight forward except removing the links from the motor. That's better left undone and working around the connection is rather easy. Also, the cams that go into the links and links are marked either "L" or "R," making it easy to reinstall to ensure the wipers are synced in their track across the windshield.  
The defogger was difficult to remove, even with the rear seat and backrest out due to it's location and the curved back glass.  
I did receive a few questions asking what's under the car cover that appeared in many previous postings. It's a '64 Newport convertible outfitted with K front and rear suspension (including torsion bars), trans. differential, 11x3 rear brakes, dual exhausts (Eaton), carburater and air cleaner, etc. The 361 cid engine was modified for an extra kick. I bought this car in 1976 for $175.
Up next, the turning point in the restoration.

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

For those of us that do painting with "rattle cans", I came across this paint shaker.
It fits on your reciprocating saw and does a better, quicker job than shaking by hand. MixKwik Tool Company.

My F was stored in 1972 and I am trying to get it on the road without spending years on a full restoration. At this time, I am trying to make the original paint presentable.

You are looking at the "before and after" pictures of the hood.
I wet sanded with 1500 grit paper followed Mothers 811312 on an orange buff pad. I then used a Blue Buff with Mothers 83432 and then waxed it with Nu finish.
It is not perfect but a whole lot better than it was.

From the list server, in reply to a question on C300 alignment.
Narve Nordanger writes: From the AMA Consolidated Spec Questionnaire, dated 2-15-55 (“C-300 added”):

 Caster: Minus 2 degrees to 0 degrees, with 0 degrees preferred for cars with power steering
Camber: ¼ degree, plus/minus 3/8 degrees, preferred: left side +1/2 degree, right side 0 degrees
Toe In: 0 to 1/16 inches, 0 preferred
As pointed out by others, these values are for cars with diagonal (belted) tires. Running radials would give some slightly
different values, but a competent shop should be able to interpolate those from the stock values.

New steering center links are now available from Old Parts Source.
I just bought one for the F, their part number TRE599.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Florida Friends from 1995", "Florida Burgers", or "Projects in Waiting."
Thanks to Ray Jones for sending photos of our 25th meet in Florida. You can see them featured in the side column of this newsletter. This got me to thinking. If you have photos of old club events that you would like to share, dig them out and send them to me, or scan and email. I'll be glad to get them on the web where they can be enjoyed by everyone.