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 60 June 15, 2022
In This Issue
Club Events
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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Benson, MD, 21018

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Green lights and
blue skies to
Bob Hager
Vic Selvaggi

Some days
you're the top dog.
Some days
you're the hydrant.

Becoming an adult is
the dumbest thing
I've ever done.
The spring meet in South Carolina was spectacular. Good weather, good friends, good times. We will have the event report soon. Perhaps you want to make plans for the fall meet now. The information is below.
We are pleased to welcome Nick Taylor to the Electronic Communication Committee. Nick is a west coaster with a 300F. Nick's email is and his website is
Gil Cunningham, one of the founders of this club, passed away June 12th. We will prepare a tribute page for him to recognize his years of work and devotion to the hobby we all love.
Club Events

Fall 2022: Sunday October 9 to Thursday October 13, 2022 in Pasadena, California hosted by Bob Jasinski and Rob Kern. The host hotel is the Double Tree Hilton Pasadena/Monrovia. Rooms are $159/night not including breakfast. A breakfast package is available for $20 additional /night for party of two. The club rate will be offered for 3 additional days prior and after the Meet. Plenty of free parking with an overflow lot for tow vehicle and trailer parking with 24 hour security provided. Click here for the registration form.

Spring 2023: Pennsylvania.

Fall 2023: Indiana.

For more information, contact Ray Jones at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Tech Articles

F&G Heat Risers

Video (15:28)
Don't Blow Your Gauges

by John Grady
F G H Headlight Switch Info

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

Video Corner
Western Club 1988
Portland Oregon meet

Interior work

Rear console

Console ashtray

Lou Costabile's Teaser Video

Greenwich Concour 2022

Randy Guyer's F convert

Donald Osborne with a 300G from the Audrain Collection
Members Say

Carl Bilter writes:
I am working on the tail lights for the J. These bezels are difficult and expensive to rechrome and so NOS is a better choice if it can be found. The one on the car was an excellent original but it had light peppering. I had a NOS LH tail light bezel and I found a NOS RH tail light assembly and the bezel is nearly a 10/10 after working on a couple blemishes with the buffer. The LH side installed had some bothersome scratches. "They" say buffing new chrome is a fool's game. The top layer is clear and if you cut through that you are toast. But dog my cats, I found that very careful use of white rouge compound on the loose flannel buff wheel cleaned up the small scratches and make the bigger ones less noticeable. Not too heavy handed and very short duration buff cycles to keep heat at a minimum. I rate the LH bezel about 9/10 now. Now we have a lighter pocketbook but the car has a prettier hind end.

Michael Vanderveen writes:
I thought you might like to see my F in restoration here in Australia. It will likely be a few years before it is ready for a road test.

Dave and Kya Mason write:
Here are pictures of the K in San Angelo, TX. We bought this from Rayford Reese. He had it for 20 years and kept it in great shape. The paint and interior are very good. We can't wait to get it home.

Bob Podstawski writes:
Here is a goodie for working under the dash or other dark spots. It is better than a headlight as they shine where you work. You can hold your head in any position and get a better view as your work area is always lit up. I got these on Amazon.

Al Stauder writes:
Virgil won Best of Class as well as Triple H People's Award at the Triple H Equitherapy Corvette car show. It is so cool how people are attracted to this car. All the kids think it is the real batmobile.

Ron Kurtz writes:
Thanks to all who responded about getting the gear off the hub on my E wheel covers. I used a hacksaw with level strokes in the gear "valley" cutting through until the geared actually popped open - no cuts into the metal hubs. Took about 10 min. to do all four. It is great that the club store has new gears.

Kevin Westbrook writes:
I recently bought a tach and speedometer cable from Atlas for the F. They looked like they didn't have any lubricant on them so I asked. They replied: "They were lubed with graphite during assembly but feel free to use more as needed."
Here is a picture of the beast. She is coming along in good shape.

Nick Taylor writes;
Here's a picture of my two 1960 Chryslers together for the first time. The wagon has been stuck in my shop as it won't start after sitting in a garage in Indiana for 40 years. Swapped spaces in the house garage with my 300F so I could put new bumpers and tires on the F and change the starter. The wagon will wait for another day.

Al Peirish of Oregon writes;
I was looking at the Chrysler 300 production numbers on your website, and wonder if my convertible is one of the ones listed as a survivor. It is.
Mine is a 1957 300 C Convertible [Gaugin Red] like the one featured in the latest issue of Hemmings Classic Cars. Vin 3N572004, built in April, 1957. I have owned it for nearly 57 years.
My car has not been road driven since 2003 but I am now anxious to finish the restoration I started back then. My car does not have the pedigree that many others do. It was purchased new, and resided in Hollywood California for the first five years of it's life. I bought it from the second owner who had it from 1962-1965. I am the third owner. The second owner removed the engine, and used it in his drag racing boat. I bought it with a standard 392 hemi passenger engine that I rebuilt to 300 specs in 1968. I kept in touch with the owner for several years hoping to someday get the engine back, but unfortunately the boat crashed and sunk in a deep lake in Nevada, and is still at the bottom as far I know. I was never able to find out the name of the celebrity who purchased it new. In 1969, I painted it "Pink Pearl" with a pink & white naugahyde interior totally destroying the pedigree. If there is a "record" for my car, it might be for the most unfavorable comments at any Chrysler show.
There are a couple of records that I may be aiming for: [1] longest ownership for a 300 C Convertible, [2] driven through more states in the US, or most miles cross country. I have driven it twice cross country on different routes, and it has been in at least half of the states. It has resided in four states under my ownership: California twice, Texas, Montana, and Oregon. It may not be soon, but I fully intend to have it on the highway once again, with a Gaugin Red paint job.

John Chesnutt writes:
Our member, Herschel McGriff of Green Valley, AZ, was featured in the Sports Page of the Portland Oregonian Newspaper. Here is the story. Hershel bought his 1970 300 Hurst new in 1970 in Portland, OR. Thanks Andy for putting a picture of his 300H on the cover page of the 300 Club News, Winter 2022. As printed in the Club News, he used it to tow one of his race cars for 10 - 12 years.
Arlys and I will see you at the 300 Fall meet in Pasadena. We made our hotel reservation yesterday.

Allan Pozdol writes;
I recall that there were some questions regarding our AFB carbs. Here is a link that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know, and a lot you never wanted to know! Details galore. Big file, so download here:

Bob Merritt writes;
We did it last year and people say they wannado it again this year, so we will have a mini-meet in little old Auburn, NY at Merritt's place July 23.
There will probably be a free lunch like there was last year about noonish and of course it will rain because whenever I do a meet it rains. It will be just a casual afternoon affair, maybe a tour of the garages, we'll play it by ear and see which way the wind blows.
At this point we are looking to get a rough head count. Give a shout to

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

We have been fortunate to find suppliers willing to make the investment in time and money to bring parts for our old car hobby. In recent years I hear suppliers complain of slow sales. They are reluctant to make a second run on items expecting inventory will sit for years and so in some cases when parts are gone, they are gone for good. Slow sales also hinders development of new parts. This is true for the Club Store as well. So I encourage you to BUY. Get those parts while you can. Support your vendors and the Club Store. Buy baby buy before you lose the chance.

Noel Hastalis writes:
I am doing work on my white F and was wondering about the black paint applied to the area behind the grille. I did some investigating and came up with a summary sheet. You can read about it here.

Ron Kurtz writes:
Work continues on the E. Installing the Goers roof rail weather strips needs a little patience and accuracy. To begin, these strips have to be matched to the old strip to be sure hole mounting holes are lined up with the mounting support strip and the stainless steel piece. Check, occasionally, holding the pieces to the roof where the parts are to be mounted for a proper fit.
There are two Goers weather strips, one with two lips for the quarter window and the other, with three lips. for the door. Be sure the edge with the two smaller lips for the door glass is facing to the outside. Mounting these to the support strip is easily done by slipping one edge the weather over one edge of the support strip edge, then do the other side. Trying to slide the weather strip onto both edges from the end at the same time won't work. Butt both strips together and check for clearance of the door glass.
Match all three pieces so all mounting holes line up and secure all the pieces with zip ties. Trim off the excess of the weather strips. On final assembly, be sure the tabs on the support strip are pointing up so they can be bent over to secure all three pieces together.

John Grady has a new item; a gas pedal pivot repair kit. If you have rust problems with your C D or E, this kit may have the pieces you need to solve the problem. Contact the folks at Forward Look Parts for price and availability.

Quirey Quality Designs has a new item. These are the door gap filler pieces for the 1965, through 68 full size Chrysler coupe and convertible. Replace your worn or damaged with new ones. Contact Todd for more information.

Charlie Valentine writes:
I ordered a Hayden Fan Clutch 1705 from Amazon and I put it on the G today. Before installing it, I started the G and took a couple CFM readings. Each time I held the device next to the thermostat housing. After it cooled down, I installed the new Fan Clutch and took the same readings. The results are as follows with the Original Fan Clutch then with the Hayden 1705. Original/HAYDEN
Start-up: 1500 RPM 4300 CFM / 6600 CFM
135 degrees: 1400 RPM 4400 CFM / 6300 CFM
150 degrees: 1400 RPM 4100 CFM / 5900 CFM
160 degrees: 700 RPM 2200 CFM / 2800 CFM
170 degrees: 700 RPM 2200 CFM / 2800 CFM
Revved Up: N/A RPM 5500 CFM / 8000 CFM
To get the last reading I revved the engine from under the hood so I could not see the RPM. It was raining so I did not take it for a drive. I am anxious to see how it is with the new fan clutch.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Repeal", "Used Cars", or "Downtown Greenville."
Those Were The Days

Don Warnaar with the Chrysler Cup at the Fall Meet in Ann Arbor, MI, October, 1977. This was the first time the Chrysler Cup was awarded.
The Chrysler Cup is presented to the owner of a Letter Car that scores over 900 points in Concours. The Cup is still in use today; the most recent recipient was Randy Guyer at the Minnesota meet in 2019.
The Cup is a perpetual award. The winner has their information recorded on the Cup and then it is returned to the club for presentation to the next winner.

Something a little different

Chrysler/Plymouth wrecker next to the local NAPA store