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 66 June 30, 2023
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Did You Know
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Don Warnaar's Corner
Final Thought
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From years past

One nice thing about being older,
you no longer think of
speed limits as a challenge.
Our meet in Hershey is in the history books. It was a large gathering in a wonderful setting with a boatload of activities. The event report is here if you'd like to read it.
Our fall meet in Fredericksburg, TX is coming together well. Randy Thorne has a healthy list of things to do. More information here.
John Grady & Kathleen Camerano invite you to a Mini-Meet Saturday, July 29 in Harvard, MA. We'll get things started at noon with a light lunch followed by a tour of cars and garages. For those wanting to stay over, the Boxboro Regency Hotel is nearby. Let us know if you would like to attend so we can get a head count. Reply to Kathleen Camerano
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

Fall 2023: September 17 - 20, 2023 in Fredericksburg, TX. Hosted by Randy Thorne.
Our Host Hotel is The Inn on Baron's Creek, 308 S. Washington, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. Please call the hotel directly at 830-990-9202 for reservations and request reservations under the Chrysler 300 Club. $149.00 + tax (13%), breakfast is included. This special club rate will be available until August 17, 2023. After that date reservations will be subject to prevailing hotel rate availability. A special club rate ($249.00 + tax for Friday/Saturday) is available for up to 3 days before and after our Meet. Click here for the meet registration form. Registration form must arrive before September 3rd.

Spring 2024: Kokomo, Indiana. May 2024, hosted by Ralph Rhees and Jim Rockey.
Fall 2024: Omaha, Nebraska, hosted by Kurt Brueske.
Spring 2025: Available. Contact Rob Kern if you are interested in hosting this meet.
Fall 2025: Buffalo, NY hosted by Curley, Larry and Moe.

For more information, contact Rob Kern at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Feature Stories
A White 1958 300D

by Bill Elder
A Tale of Two C-ties

by Larry Jett
Tech Articles

1960-64 Touch Tune Radios

by Carl Bilter
1961 7 Button Radio Conversion

by Bill Elder
300E Heater cable repair

9:22 video

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

Video Corner
Mechanical Brake Light Switch C, D, E

New Inside
Door Handles

150 MPH B
Interviews from the Auburn Hills Meet of 2021
Interviews #1
Joe Gross, Jeff Miklas, Randy Guyer
by David Coston
Interviews #2
Joe Jordan, Bob Brown, George Collar, Jeff Bailey
by David Coston
Interviews #3
Greg Piche, Marshall Larson, Steve Beard, Bob Kelley, Rob Kern
by David Coston
Interviews #4
Chuck Harris, Murray Park,
Keith Boonstra, Brian Frank,
Mark Obermann, Galen Wollbrink
by David Coston
Drone Footage
by David Coston
Did You Know?
Did you know there were two different styles of seat belt anchors used in 1964? Generally, earlier built cars got the two piece anchor consisting of an anchor eyebolt and a hook bracket. This style was used in 1962 and 63 as well.
The other style is the one piece anchor bolt. Cars with this anchor also had retractors for the outboard belts.
Here is a picture of each style.
Members Say

Nick Taylor writes:
I was helping Michael Van Der Veen find the front parking brake cable for his 300L convertible and most sources showed it being not available. They also had odd interchange with earlier vehicles.
We bought the Raybestos BC92334 cable from Amazon, which they say does not fit the 1965 Chrysler, but instead 1966 and up. It was less than $23, and with free returns; low risk to try it out. Turns out it does fit the 1965 and the interchange that is used by many sources is wrong. I took it to him when I visited Australia last month and he was able to install it.
Hope this helps someone else.

Al Stauder writes:
I registered Virgil at the Boerne Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show and won best of class for pre-1987 Mopars and Doug Fehan Choice Award. He is the Ambassador for Corvette Racing. I am sure we made a few Corvette people mad.

This came in from the web;
New transmission mounts for 1963 & 64 Chryslers are available from Rock Auto but their listing is wrong. You want the Westar EM5087 or DEA/Marmon A5020.
Marshall Goodnight writes:
For those that may be interested, here is the owner's manual for the 1955 Chrysler. I've had an original for years and thought it might be time to put it on the web. Click here.

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

In our next issue we will have progress on projects.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "Myrtle Beach", "300s at Hershey", or "55 nose."
Don Warnaar's Corner

We have a new feature; Don Warnaar's Corner. Don will be writing articles from time to time about the club. He will be discussing where the club came from, where we are today, and where we are going. Here is his first installment: A Lettercar Cruise Down Memory Lane

Something a little different
This was found in the attic of an old house.
It was being used as a backer for insulation.
This picture is of a 63 Sport with a factory manual transmission. You can see that Chrysler added a "dog house" to the transmission tunnel for the shift lever. They did this for manual transmission cars in 1964 as well. By 1965 the shift lever was centered on the tunnel and no longer intruded into the driver foot well area.
This particular car was recently advertized for sale and has been purchase by a club member.