Re: [Chrysler300] 1964 300K
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Re: [Chrysler300] 1964 300K

On my 300H, I knew it did not need a “smog kit”, which is something we used to have to install on all used cars we sold at a used car lot where I had a little bit if money invested in the 60’s.

But when my H engine was rebuilt in Quincy, Illinois in 1982, the shop owner (Lee Hamilton Racing Engines)  was doing his best to prepare the car for a California future after I decided to move back. One of my air filters has a very professional looking elbow-nipple installed to which the hose was connected to the valve cover to replace the draft tube. The air filter looks very factory (I put a black rubber nipple over the elbow when I de-smogged it). I am sure it will someday cause confusion. 
Mike Moore

Not-so-old-timers will recall the black, oily stains showing on concrete highways—from draft tubes.  Made the road slick for our Beautiful Brutes after a rain.
I appreciate all the input describing the various air cleaners in 1964.  But have yet to see a ram air cleaner with a hose nipple.  The Parts Catalog indicated an optional air cleaner to be used with the breather hos.  On the RHS.  That’s strange as the hose would be connected to the oil-filler cap on the LHS rocker arm cover.  Perhaps the RH reference is to the carb for the RH bank and head which is actually on the LHS of the chassis???
Mr. Merritt or anybody:  Anything inside the “CA” unsilenced air cleaner to filter the air going to the breather hose and LHS rocker arm cover?  Perhaps a little pad of stranded material?  Improved filtering of crankcase vent air seems to be the only reason to add the hose to the LHS breather.  Not that CA needed a reason.  Just being different seems to make CA regulators happy.
Rich Barber
Brentwood CA
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Greg picgrego@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:42 AM
To: RICK AND DEBBIE CLAPHAM <rixpac@xxxxxxx>
Cc: paul <paulholm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Michael Moore <mmoore8425@xxxxxxx>; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 1964 300K
Possible a quiet package ?. Silenced air cleaner and hood pad ? 

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On Mar 8, 2017, at 12:53 PM, RICK AND DEBBIE CLAPHAM rixpac@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

FYI The Grandparents had a 51 Chrysler Imperial with a Douglas Donaldson valve. The valve fastened into the hole where the draft tube would have been and a flexible tube to the base of the Carb. It could be disassembled and cleaned. kind of a check valve exactly like a PCV valve only five times larger.


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:07 PM
To: paul
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 1964 300K
I lived in California in 1966 when I bought my 300H. It was exempt from smog equipment because of “multiple-carburetions” same as my TR3 with two SU’s.
Mike Moore 300H
On Mar 7, 2017, at 6:20 PM, paul paulholm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 3/7/2017 11:32 AM, 'Bob Jasinski' rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] 

> 1961 was the first year for smog equipment on California sold cars.The
> 1961 Chrysler service manual shows the ram intake PCV valve.

> /Bob J/

errr, Hummm!

As I previously detailed some time ago, Whilst tripping down the isles
of a parts place looking for DIY stuff for Wifypoo's 90 LeBaron GT
the cattylog for PCV stuff had a listing for 1957 Chrysler's. I
scratched my head on that a little then recalled I had a picture
somewhere of a California 1957 392 hemi with what looked like a factory
hooked up PCV setup, ran from the earl fill tube to the carb somewhere.

Didn't discover what was done to the downdraft vent tube.

Never learned if that was a retro fit assemblage or not.

Paul Holmgren
You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing
in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts.
They alter the facts to fit the views.
Dr. Who 1977

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Posted by: Michael Moore <mmoore8425@xxxxxxx>

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