RE: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk
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RE: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk

Hi Rob,
I sure enjoyed the discussion regarding your replacing the ball & trunion u-joint. I believe that it is still the best u-joint. It has worked perfectly for me over  57 years. I am very particular about our 1957 300C and used to drive it hard and fast when I was young. I did the following:
1. Had the drive shaft balanced in June 1963 by “Jack Conner Speed Shop” in Seattle. Jack added 40 grams of solder to the shaft. Jack Conner moved to Southern California several years later to set up shop there.
2. Replace the rubber cover(boot) in Nov. 1962.
I like to keep my 300C as all original as possible. It still has the original paint, Copper Brown, and all original interior.
Today, we can’t drive them like I used to when It was equipped with Goodyear Blue Streak racing tires. I have Coker tires and they require more weights up to 6 oz. to balance.
Enjoy your smooth as “silk” ride.
John Chesnutt
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 'Rob Kern' robkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2016 7:47 PM

To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk

Hello 300’ly to all!
    I just replaced the front ball and trunion u-joint assembly on my C with the upgrade of the slip assembly more modern front u-joint and I must say that I could not be more pleased.  The car runs as smooth as silk and is quieter.  It almost feels like the vehicle is at peace with itself!  I had tremors develop between 30 and 40 mph upon easy acceleration and again when accelerating above 60mph.  The front U-joint had 1/16th  inch play.   The grease retention boot was replaced a month ago when discovered that it left the party who knows how long ago.   The new u-joint was installed to the front of the driveshaft which was balanced with the rear u-joint in place and then installed.  Precision Drive Shaft in Oklahoma City did all the work and obtained all the parts .  3 day turn around time. $298.00.  Many thanks to Club members Mike Burke, George McKovich, Larry Jett, Murray Park and Jeff Carter for discussing the upgrade and helping me decide to go this route!  Rob Kern

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Posted by: "John L. Chesnutt" <chesnutt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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