The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 64 Feb 4, 2023
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
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From years ago

Green lights and blue skies
to Daryl Miller
Our calendar project was a success. We printed 100 and they sold out. We'd like to hear from you if we should do one for next year.
We are ready to go with the spring meet at Hershey in May! Our host Hank Hallowell has a spectacular agenda in store. You can make hotel reservations now. Click here for the registration form.
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

Spring 2023: Hosted by Hank Hallowell, May 17 to May 21, 2023. The host hotel is the Springhill Suites Marriott, 115 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. (717) 583-2222. Mention you are with the Chrysler 300 Club International to get our special rates of $159/night for the double Queen studio, $149/night for the King studio (plus 11.1% tax). The special room rate will only be available until April 17.
Click here for the meet registration form. The registration form needs to arrive no later than May 6.

Fall 2023: September 17 - 20, 2023 in Fredericksburg, TX. Hosted by Randy Thorne. Details are brewing.

For more information, contact Rob Kern at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Feature Stories
No stories for this edition.
Tech Articles

Gary Nelson writes:
I found this Cast Iron Torque Flite computer book. Click . Every page opens as thumb nail, when you click on any the full page opens so you can read in detail about every part. Full description of all components and function + adjustments. I was impressed.
Blue Streak Tires

by Nick Taylor

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Video Corner
1991 Meet in Memphis, TN

Randy Guyer's 300-F convertible

Posted by Two Guys and a Ride.

Members Say

Dyke Ridgely writes:
In an earlier conversation, someone mentioned the need for carb-to-air cleaner gaskets for the 1960's era Carter AFB. The Felpro part number supplied was either obsolete or the incorrect size. The correct Felpro gasket is part number 2102. My local store got them for me in a day or two. They correctly fit the 4 7/32" Carter AFB carburetors.

Al Peirish writes on Dec 22, 2022:
57 years ago today,[20,819 days] I bought a 1957 Chrysler 300 in Culver City, CA. for $395. After replacing the generator and battery, he had to borrow $75 to buy gas for the return trip to Laredo AFB, TX., and await his next paycheck. No credit cards then.
A lot has happened since then. Downside is that the car has not been driven on the highway since Aug. 2003. But I'm working on it, DAILY. Hope to get it finished before my time is over.

The other car I looked at that day was a fully equipped 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible with Continental kit for $375. I chose the Chrysler. I spent the $20 extra. Being broke makes one spend money wisely. I had the cash because I sold my 1954 Ford Skyliner for $400 just weeks before.
On the trip to Texas, the most frequently song played on the radio stations was: "Sounds Of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel. Although it was looked down upon by club purists for the pink paint job and lack of originality and authenticity, it did have a public impact. The movie studio used it in the Santa Claus Lane Parade down Hollywood Blvd. in 1975 when they announced the new release of the second generation of Pink Panther movies. I chauffered the Pink Panther, and he was interviewed on TV. Shortly after, I drove Los Angeles pitcher Don Sutton [Grand Marshall] in the Anaheim Christmas Parade.
On July 4, 1976 the car was used to transport Congressman Jerry Vannaman in the Huntington Beach parade to celebrate America's 200th birthday. During those years I had American flag replicas painted on the hood and deck lid, and it has been used in several July 4 parades. A local July 4 parade on 2003 is when I ruined the engine, and have not driven the car since. Running on unleaded fuel with a 10.5 compression ratio burned three exhaust valves. Disassembled it for restoration, and have not finished it yet.

Now you know the "rest of the story". Have a Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2023.
Gary Nelson writes:
This conversation about painting K hubcaps reminds me that I made a mask system for 57/58 Chrysler 300 hub caps. I reversed engineered the little windows and center in Auto Cad. When I had the dimensions correct, I sent AutoCad file to sign shop to CNC plot cut out of sign vinyl, (lots of work).
Go to and click on 1957- 58 Chrysler 300. That will open up to 30+ photos that shows how the mask is applied and end results. The result is very crisp paint lines. I used black paint for contrast.
I still sell mask system for 57/58 300 caps. $75 for all the material for Four hub caps + a little extra to test with + complete write instructions.
Gary The Parts Doc

John Chesnutt writes:
From an article in The Oregonian Newspaper, Jan 21, 2023, Hershel McGriff speaks during his NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday. Click here.
Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

John Begian writes that the 1955-1958 300 fuel hose between the carbs is available at MoParPro. Look for part number FU-1030. It fits the 55-58 dual 4bbl set up. The hose is a little larger diameter than the original but it fresh stock.

The parts committee is pleased to announce our latest addition to the club store. We now have brand new high quality damper springs for the 1957-1962 brake drums (12"). These springs are an exact duplicate of the original. These springs are often missing after they rusted and fell off so here is your chance to get new ones. They are unfinished, ready for paint if you so desire. A set of 4 springs is $115.00 including shipping within the US, $160 for Canada. Shipping costs for other countries is available by request.

Those Were The Days

Amateurs built Noah's ark.
Professionals built the Titantic.