I had excellent results having the starter (and generator and voltage regulator, too) on my 1957 Chrysler 300C restored (not just rebuilt!) to beautiful original appearance, PLUS he installed extra-heavy field coils (I believe it entailed an entire additional field winding unit). The fellow's name is Glenn Cheaney at Ace Alternator and Starter Exchange in Wichita, KS. He is independently employed there to do custom restorations on vintage electrical components. Glenn's phone numbers are (239)821-6548 and (316)529-8854, and his e-mail is gcheaney@xxxxxxx. The website is www.acewichita.com. Very reasonable prices and an interesting fellow to work with!
1957 Chrysler 300C convertible
Las Cruces, NM
To: rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx; travisbaker4@xxxxxxxxx; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:22:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 300G Starter
When I restored my H, I had the original starter rebuilt at a reputable shop in Florence, SC. The third time I fired it up, the starter quit. So, instead of spending more money on another rebuild (without a warranty), I went to Auto Zone and bought a "Lifetime Warranty" starter. Thirteen years and 17,000 miles later it's still performing as it did when I first installed it. Just sayin'.
From: 'Bob Jasinski' rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'Travis Baker' <travisbaker4@xxxxxxxxx>; 'Chrysler300' <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 1:12 pm
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 300G Starter
The starter shouldn't be too difficult to find, as it was used over many years on many vehicles. Having written that, I would first consider having my original rebuilt, if you still have it. There is one issue worth mentioning, that is there were at least two, if not three field windings available for the starter. You want the heavy duty winding installed, as it provides the most torque for overcoming "heat soak", hard turnover, after the car is run and turned off then restarted.. I fought with the problem for several years until my rebuilder told me I had the light duty winding in it. He sourced and installed the heavy winding and I haven't had an issue with hard turnover since. Check for local rebuilders, they may also have the starter if you don't have one.
Does anyone have a bead on a starter for a 300G?
Posted by: Ray Melton <rfmelton@xxxxxxx>
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