The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Sixth Issue December 18, 2012
In This Issue
President's Message
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Down the Road
Members Say
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
PO Box 40
Benson, MD., 21018

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President's Message
I hope everyone had a good year driving, restoring or thinking about letter cars. I have a couple of announcements and updates.

We'd really like to see more letter cars at the meets. I know distance and costs are factors so we've added a few small incentives. Anyone bringing a letter car to a meet gets one free banquet meal. Additionally, if you are attending your first meet we'll waive the $25 registration cost. Fill out the meet registration form and include the regular costs. Gloria Moon will see that you get a refund after the meet.

Jim Bartuska has graciously volunteered to take over the club store. The parts, photos and order form are available at the club web site and in the publications. The latest addition is ram car block off plates. It was a special run and it won't be repeated. There are also several new parts projects in the works for next year. If you have a question about a part or overseas shipping there's an email link at the on-line order form.

We've had a long standing partnership with Eaton Detroit Spring for leaf springs, bushing and spring shackle kits. They can supply springs for most any car. The Eaton website is Eaton offers club members 20% off regular prices and to get the club discount, orders must go through the club. Contact me at if you're interested in ordering a set.                                         Jim Krausmann

This is our sixth edition of your 300 "e" news. Your opinions are always welcome and you can click here for the feedback form.

Club Events

          St. Louis!
Our spring 2013 meet will be May 19 - 23, hosted by Ed Lanfer. The host hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton, 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.
Room rates are $94 for 1 queen or 2 queen beds, $99 for 1 king bed. Rate cutoff date is April 22, 2013. Click here for reservations.

Check this section in future issues for more details or contact Ed Lanfer at

Future Meets: Fall 2013 in Blacksburg, VA hosted by Thomas DeBusk, August 21-24, 2013.
Spring 2014 in Massachusetts, by Don Cole for the 50th anniversary of the "K". Date TBA.
Fall 2014 in the White Sands area of New Mexico. Hosted by Bill Allen. Date TBA.
Spring 2015 OPEN.
Fall 2015 in Macungie, PA, hosted by Mark Souders and Tony Rinaldi. Date TBA.
For more information, contact our meet coordinator Ray Jones at

Feature Stories
300B at Daytona Beach
A Portland Love Story

Tech Articles

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From Jamie Hyde on tach drive distributors: Bob, this information is from a vendor I met at Moparfest. I was informed that in Canada the 413 engine that was discontinued in 1965 here in the states, had continued on and was available in the Dodge/Fargo line of trucks. If you ordered a pickup in Canada I was told you could choose between the 413 or 440 and if you selected the 413 it came with the cast iron Prestolite distributor in single point configuration, but had the tach drive cap and lube cup on it. I purchased from that vendor what appears to be an almost NOS Prestolite for 25 dollars and he said that they are all over and easy to obtain at swap meets or wrecking yards. He had several on his bench at that time. So, if you have a worn out distributor and don't mind swapping a few parts such as the breaker plate, this might be a good option.

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

Video Corner
1965 Instrument Panel Finish
1962 Convertible Top Frame
I need your help.
The Club's 50th anniversary is only 8 years away. We are already preparing a CD with a summary of the second 25 years of club events and memories. If you have a VHS tape or a CD with material from 1995 or newer, please send to Bob Merritt, PO Box 279, Auburn, NY 13021. We will return your material.

Here are some You Tubes of videos collected so far:
Selected short clips
A Collection of Meet Events, 1989-1994
The 1995 Meet in Monmouth, NJ
We visit Raceway Park in NJ, September 1995
1995 NJ Meet Car Show and Banquet

Members Say
After looking for years for a 300 belt buckle, I made my own. The club store4209 has the "silver dollar Medallions". Three years ago we were in Estes Park, and at a store called "BUCKLES OF ESTES" I bought a blank silver dollar buckle. The medallion fit perfectly. After the Golden meet, we spent 2 days at Estes and I bought another buckle. They have 4 to 6 different blank buckles so a person can pick and choose for style. For anyone who wears a western type belt, it makes a nice addition. Bill Miller        (click the picture to enlarge)

Hi Bob;
This just occurred to me as I was reading the latest eNews. On the right (left) hand side, there are photos of club members. Many of us do not know who these folks are. This would be a good location to put these folks’ names, so we can learn who they are. I like the job you guys are doing with this new 300 Club publication. Ron Waters
I have now added names. Hover your cursor over the picture and the tag should appear.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.

If you like picture puzzles, here are three new ones.

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A trivia question: What Letter Cars had 3 exhaust pipes?
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