Re: [Chrysler300] Chrysler 300H idle speed
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Re: [Chrysler300] Chrysler 300H idle speed

I highly recommend any old distributor with unknown history, MUST be rebuilt and setup on a dist. machine. I highly recommend the Philbin Group in Portland OR, 1-800-869-7301, talk to Mark. If I remember correctly, The charge for basic rebuild was $75. Also, they can rebuild or replace vacuum advance.  I installed and recommend electronic ignition.
Note: with electronic ignition you must pay special attention to the voltage out put at the resistor. To high and you will fry the electronic component.  I may mention Philbin is fast and courteous. I am sure there are many qualified to do rebuilds. Any of them are UPS away.
Happy Sunday,
Gary Nelson
AKA, The Parts Doc
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Chrysler 300H idle speed

A "hunting" condition at any idle speed can be caused by a defect in the centrifugal spark advance mechanism in the distributor, usually a weak (stretched)  or broken spring.  Don't overlook that as a possibility after checking more obvious things that are easier to get to.
---------Marshall Goodknight

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From: "Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Ron Waters <ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Chrysler 300H idle speed
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:04:51 -0700


Yes, it idles especially rough the lower it goes. It also seems to “hunt� between 500 and 600.

I discovered a couple of vacuum leaks yesterday and thought I had fixed them by removing the base gaskets from the carburetors, cleaning them, and forming a very small (cross section-like a pencil lid) of form-a -gasket  on all 8  surface and reassembled them. It’s hard to believe I still have a vacuum leak but certainly possible. There was also an old smog kit tap into the intake manifold I resealed.
Thanks, MIke Moore 300H
On Oct 24, 2015, at 9:41 AM, 'Ron Waters' ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not sure what you mean by 'marginal'. Does the car run rough and act like it's gonna stall ? If so, I would attach a vacuum gauge to the intake and see what's going on. Problem is either a vacuum leak, or something is out of whack in your carbs. It's not Ethanol gas.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:30 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] Chrysler 300H idle speed
What idle speed are the 300H folks setting? Although my manual says 650, it sure is marginal at that speed. 800 feels better, but I don’t understand what causes the difference. Ethanol? 
Mike Moore
On Oct 24, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Robert Augliera raugliera@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Does anyone have tips on replacing a windshield on a 61 Chrysler. Lots of chrome to remove.


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