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Dan Cluley

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57 or 58 Chrysler 300?
« on: December 03, 2010, 12:40:03 AM »

Is there any way to tell which year this one is?
 

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 05:16:36 AM »



From the 300 Club Inc website regarding the 300 D,
"It carried forward the design motifs of 1957 with only minor
alterations. The windshield on hardtops now conformed to the windshield
style (domed) of the convertible. Hub caps now had red finish, painted
in the depressed outer areas of the wheel covers."

The grille looks like it has more "mesh" in the 300 D than the 300 C, imo

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 05:19:33 AM »

And the medallions are different, one has "300 C" and the other has "300 D", 'natch ; )

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 06:56:11 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 08:50:22 AM »

No, it's a '57... I had one. Look at the windshield header. 57s all had
the old style windshield, with an overhanging roof lip, like this one,
without the bubbled out dome glass at the top. hHubcaps are easy to
change. Thr tail-light lenses are the 1/2 size on 58s, but cant see
it. 

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 11:04:58 AM »

one of my top 10, I guess the 58' 300 the first Chrysler used Electric EFI
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 11:13:45 AM »

Quote from: firedome
. Thr tail-light lenses are the 1/2 size on 58s, but cant see it. 


 
That's what I was going to say - it's the way I tell them apart.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 11:17:21 AM »

Quote from: Imperiyad
one of my top 10, I guess the 58' 300 the first Chrysler used Electric EFI



 
I just looked that up - you are right.  First year of a Chrysler with EFI and last year for the original Hemi motors.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2010, 11:23:12 AM »

don't remember where and when I read about it, I remembered it because I like EFI more than carbs, wonder what hardware and program they used since there were no transistors or chips!!, really amazing
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 01:27:35 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 01:47:44 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010, 05:49:10 PM »

Thanks for all the info.  I've been working on labelling pictures I took last year, and until I got to this one, hadn't realised how little difference there was between the two years.
 
Pulled out my video, and from the rear shot, it's a '57 right?
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 08:02:14 PM »

1957 

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010, 04:02:55 PM »


The Electrojector was also found on a few DeSotos, Tom White's well
known gold Adventerer convert being one, and recently sold. There were
supposedly a few D-500 Dogdes as well, possibly some Furys too. Almost
all were taken off and converted to carbs. It can be made to work now
with some updates Tom W. perfected, but try to find one.  The
Electrojector design was originally done by Bendix for piston engine
high altitude airplane engines and adapted later for automotive use.



There were transistors in '57 by the way, Shockley, Bardeen et al of
Bell Labs invented them around 1950 and they were in fairly wide use by
'57, even transistor radios were available. No vacuum tubes in the
Electrojector (you gotta amplify with something!)


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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2010, 11:42:11 AM »


yes transistors are there since 1920s but I mean was not that advanced on integrated circuits to handle 'complex'  instructions, I guess they were very slow though for ignition and fuel system at that time 
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