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Andy

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« on: April 26, 2009, 02:06:10 PM »

OK! I've seen 64 300s with the oval (?) steering wheel and 300s with a regular round wheel. Which one is the correct wheel?
 
Mine has a regular round wheel, not that I'm building a concours car, but I'm curious. Oh yeah one other thing. How do you get the horn ring off? Is there a spring underneath it? If there is mine is broken cause the horn ring sits crooked  to one side.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 11:31:58 AM »

The answer is "both."  I recently read an article in Old Cars Weekly (I think it was) that said the square/oval wheels were not legal in all 50 states, and were done away with completely in '65.  Although I did know that both could be fgound, I thought it was an "options" thing.
If your horn ring is leaning, one of the "times" is broken.  Now, I must tell you I've never removed one on an early Chrysler, but on all other early '60s US cars that I have removed the horn ring - '63 Rambler, '65 Mustang, '62 Falcon - they removed the same.  You push the ring in evenly and twist to the right.  The tines will be released and the ring pulls off.  The retainer is usually plastic and screws on to the ring itself.
I do hope someone here corrects me if I'm wrong!!
 
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 12:33:50 PM »

I read in the most recent issue of Collectible Automobile in an article on the '65 Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge Full-Size cars that the square steering wheel was done away by the '65 model year due to Elwood Engle, who took over design after Virgil Exner got the boot from Chrysler.

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 01:45:03 PM »

Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy. . .
 
There's More than just a forum    
 
Mosey. . .shame on you.  You too leaburn
 
http://www.moparfins.com/Chrysler/63/1963_Chrysler_300_Convertible/63_Chrysler_Convertible.htm
 
Right on the main site is a complete set of original 300 pictures.  Hope that help you.
 
I'll have more soon
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 02:53:19 PM »

Shame on me?  Did I say something incorrect?  I only mentioned what occurred in '65 

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:30:02 PM »

This is my first post in this thread.
Shame for not saying anything??
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 04:43:58 PM »

My apologies. . . .
 
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 11:26:56 AM »

Shame on me for what???  I'm trying to answer the guy's question and you show him a picture.  Where's the shame?
The questions - Roud or oval, and HOW DO YOU REMOVE ONE??
Stick to the subject.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 04:39:52 PM »

OK! Square or round. Both are corrrect. Push in trun right to take horn ring off! PUHLEASE no more    
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 07:35:49 PM »

The center cap should come off and three screws under it take the horn ring off.  There is a black plastic covered plate under it.  That is the contact/spring plate.
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