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Issue 68 Oct 17, 2023
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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From years ago

Assorted years past

We are pleased to announce that we will have another edition of our club calendars. Here is the information you need to know to order. Our 2023 calendars sold quickly so don't delay.
The Texas meet is in the history books. A good time was had by all. We are banging away on the meet report. Our thanks go out to Randy and Virginia Thorne for their work to make the meet a success.
It is not too soon to start thinking about our spring meet next year in Kokomo and our fall meet in Omaha. Our next editions of the ENews will be full of information on event activities for these meets.
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 2024: Kokomo, Indiana. May 15 - 19, 2024, hosted by Ralph Rhees and Jim Rockey. Our hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kokomo South, 5101 Cartwright Drive, Kokomo, IN 46902. Activities include visits to museums in Auburn, Indiana, a trip to Grissom Air Museum and a few surprises. Check future newsletters for more details as plans are finalized.
Fall 2024: Sept 11 - 15, 2024 hosted by Kurt Brueske. Our host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha Southwest-La Vista, 12331 Southport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128. We will have more information in future editions of the ENews.
Spring 2025: There is something cooking here and it tastes like gumbo.
Fall 2025: Buffalo, NY hosted by Curly, Larry and Moe.

For more information, contact Rob Kern at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Tech Articles

Pertronix Ignitor II

by Bill Elder
300C Owner's Manual

by Andy Mikonis
1958 Owner's Manual

by Marshall Larson
Letter Car Instruments at Night

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

Video Corner
300E Horn Repair

300 E Headlight switch

300C Heater Blower Box

300 C Tail lenses and housings

Frame Comparison 122" 126"

Western Club meet 1991
in Bloomington, IL

Chrysler 300 Club meet 1991
in Memphis, TN
Members Say

Jeff Miklas writes:
The reproduction Gen 1 Hemi 4-bolt "truck" exhaust manifolds are available once again. See the article and photos in the October 2023 issue of MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE; or contact Joe at Kugel Komponents at 562-691-7006, email No price given. It is interesting to note that this company also offers collectors and steel shim gaskets for the manifolds. A "one-stop shop" as they say in the article.

Danny Plotkin writes:
Pleased to say my F took best in class (Chrysler Letter Cars) at the 41st Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours. I joined Mike Falcone (parked adjacent) and we had a great day.

James Douglas writes:
I just picked this 1964 Chrysler price card. I thought I would post it for anyone that wants a copy. I noted the really higher price of the New Yorker 4 door hardtop.

Al Stauder writes:
Virgil cleaned up at the Fall Alzafar Shriners show in San Antonio by winning Best of Class for Mopar pre-1975, Potentate's Best of Show, and Participants Vote #1 Award. Crazy cool - I so love taking him to the shows. Very few people have ever seen a 300.

John Grady writes:
I came across this book "We Were The Ramchargers" by Dave Rockwell. I'm having a great time reading about Chrysler engineers with their development of Hemi engines and drag racing. The book in its second edition is available by pre-order through the SAE bookstore.

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

John Begian writes:
Power steering pressure hoses for ram cars will be available soon. I also have a few '57 hoses available for the Thompson pump. Price is $75 each + shipping. Send me an email at if you are interested.

Jamie Hyde writes:
These patch panels are being made in Canada by club member Jean-Yves Chouinard. They are produced from .037" thick steel and painted with etching primer. They are about 31 inches long and 12" wide. The front panels will work for the 60, 61, 62, 63, 64's but the rear sections will work only for the 60, 61 and 62.

They will be sold only in right & left pairs. You can order the right front and left front panel for $325/pair plus shipping or you can order the right rear and left rear panel for $325/pair plus shipping. You can not order a right front and right rear, or left front and left rear. You get the best deal if you buy all four panels for $600 plus shipping.

The patch panels will be stocked and shipped by Jean-Yves. Contact him ( and he will figure the shipping cost. You send funds to Gloria Moon and she then releases your order to Jean-Yves.

If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "300D in Texas", "300F in Fredericksburg", or "Crenwelge Chrysler."
Those Were The Days

From 1973
Something a little different
This is from our meet in St Louis of 1994.
The Transportation Museum gave rides
in their turbine car even though it was raining.
The dry spot on the pavement is from the exhaust pipes.
A pessimist complains about the wind.
An optimist expects it to change.
The realist adjusts his sails.
I had my patience tested.
I'm negative.
I always go the extra mile.
That explains why I miss my exit.
People who wonder if the glass
is half full or half empty
should remember the glass is refillable.