I'm a member who moved to LA a few years ago to go
to school and got tied up in a PhD program. Hoping to
be back in ABQ by August '02. In the meantime, there don't
seem to be many C-bodies on the Web Site, so I thought
I'd send mine in. It's a '69 Chrysler 300 that came originally
with the HPII 440 (TnT package). I bought it in '79 with
about 23K miles on it, and drove it til '86, when I traded
it. Immediately realized my error, but it took me until
'92 to get it back. By then it was very tired and needed
a full restoration.
has ported and polished 906 heads, an Isky Mega 270 cam
and all the heavy-duty stuff. It has 2-1/2 mandrel bent
exhaust running through 2 chamber Flowmasters. It runs
235/60s up front with 275/50s in the rear all on 8"
aluminum wheels. Recaro seats mounted on Chrysler 6-way
power bases and a 12 disk Alpine CD player with 150 watts
into Boston Acoustic speakers provide the creature comforts.
The controller for that and four new gauges reside in
a custom panel hidden in the console.
worked for Edelbrock last summer and scored an aluminum
Performer intake manifold and 750 cfm 4-barrel carb. Since
the carb hasn't been installed, I'm going to see if I
can trade it for a newer 800 cfm model. Those parts are
waiting to be installed until I get a pair of Edelbrock's
new aluminum heads and a set of Creative Industries tri-y
ceramic coated headers. (A photo of this car taken out
by Laguna Pueblo is attached.) it has been in about 5
magazines, and was the headliner for an article in the
April '99 issue of Car Craft called "50 Budget Built
Super Cars". It was also named one of Hot Rod Magazines
"Hot 50" for their 50th anniversary party in
Last year I had a panhard bar made for it, and it was
terrific in taming the beast. Then I put new Richmond
3.55s and a new HD Sure Grip in it and promptly tore a
hole in the frame when the panhard bar mount was torn
loose. So I have to take care of that shortly. I have
a rear sway bar in the garage in ABQ and am considering
using that instead, but I am still leaning toward building
a stouter mount for the panhard bar. If anyone has experience
with a C-body with and without the rear sway-bar, please
tell whether the rear bar is of much use.
The 300 is painted its original color, with mostly original
interior, except for seats and carpet. Any panel or parts
modifications were done on replacement pieces...the originals
are still in the garage in ABQ.
have three other MOPAR or MOPAR-powered projects in the
mill: a '40 Ford Woodie with a 354 hemi and 833 4-speed.
It's in Florida getting the frame boxed and mounts and
crossmembers built, plus an ifs with power rack and pinion
steering and power disk brakes and coilovers.. The rear
is getting a new 9" with power disk brakes and double
coilovers. Then there is a '52 Willys AeroLark post coupe
that is getting a new Morrison 2''x3" mandrel bent
frame with the same suspension/steering/brake parts as
the woodie, and it is destined to be powered by a 392
hemi with a blower, and a race 833 with a Hurst vertical
plan to have the top chopped on this one. Then there is
a '55 Dodge with a 270 baby hemi. This past winter I scored
a Weiand 3-2 aluminum manifold for it. I plan to set up
the 3-2 with Rochesters. The Dodge will largely be restored
with a few updates for safety and performance. Finally
I have a 276 DeSoto hemi on an engine stand looking for
Sadly, work on these toys has ground almost to a halt
the past three years, but will get fired up when I finish
my PhD August '02.