RE: [Chrysler300] Re: Larry Jett - Father of Mopar's HIGH IMPACT COLORS
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RE: [Chrysler300] Re: Larry Jett - Father of Mopar's HIGH IMPACT COLORS

The problem is, people take Hemmings, Hot Rod, etc as an authoritative source. So they will quote their misinformation elsewhere. If they want to be taken seriously, they need editors and fact-checkers. The only publication I subscribed to recently was Auto Restorer magazine. Always well-written and fact-checked. They were the only ones to get the full story on the Tulsa 57 Plymouth that was exhumed in 2007. Sadly, they ceased publication in February after 30+ years.

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Grady jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 9:49 AM
To: nick@xxxxxxxx
Cc: Larry Jett; leslie miklas; chrysler300
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Re: Larry Jett - Father of Mopar's HIGH IMPACT COLORS

You see the 300G article in Hemmings ? It describes a 727 in a G . These people write totally wrong stuff so definitively as if experts .. drives me crazy . Then misinformation spreads . Not sure if same article — but just read about the 62 300 that was the fastest stock car at the 62 Nhra summer event . Run by Ray Brock / Hot Rod Magazine.Back when HRM did more than write pretty articles .     He lost final  to a 421 (?) Pontiac because asleep on start line , but he turned a faster time, in 12’s , an amazing feat in a full size 413 Chrysler . As in faster than all the max built 425 hp 409’s in light chevies you hear so much about in 62.
But the guy writes paragraphs about Chrysler’s “new 3 speed stick “ ( A terrible transmission, new in 61)  attributes the HRM 62 performance to that. In fact it was the first 727 . An automatic . Talk about tangling things up   . 
In 300 club we should have a whole section on that HRM car . Our claim to real fame The impact it had in the summer of 62 was unreal. I was beside myself when it toasted the 409 and 421 . ( forget fords) ( yeah was street racing a mopar bit against 50 of those guys) 
 There is an issue of 62 HRM that summer with about 6 pages of tech stuff on that car . 
Another real irritation is Marlin Davis (? Davies sp) of Hot Rod . Their tech expert . Fully half of his articles are full of errors and opinions  . Yet editors know so little about cars they publish it  .
I remember one where he was all tangled in his undies describing the exhaust gas flow in a 671 truck supercharger—  “ that we use instead for drag racing “ . He clearly does not even know how a Diesel engine works ( 671 is to compress air for sweeping / charging cylinders on a diesel , has nothing to do with exhaust — nothing!)  
Similarly Car Talk ;— a  long talk about vacuum modulator valve controlling transmission shifts on a Mercedes Diesel . First , Diesel has no vacuum , not even a throttle valve in intake ) power is controlled by injectors / pump .
Not trying to be a jerk about this , but these guys must know (?) they do not know ? Fine to say I do not know , how I learn . 
Anyway , enough ! Be cynical when a self proclaimed expert tells you stuff , is my takeaway at 77  ! Used to be all impressed , have learned better ... 

Sent from my iPhone not by choice 

On 9 Sep 2020, at 1:50 am, nick@xxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

They're terrible at that. They did a story on my car and got all the details wrong even though I sent them the story. Very common with them.

On Sep 8, 2020 9:37 PM, "Larry Jett LarryWJett@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I will surely have to read it because Mopar Collectors Guide did a followup on my 1961 Dodge D500 story from years ago.  They asked me to correct their proposed story which I did as it was full of serious errors.  So they published their intended story with zero changes.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 8:05 PM leslie miklas <ldmiklas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There is a great follow-up anecdote on Larry Jetts rise to Chrysler sainthood in the newest issue of
MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE.(pages 24 - 30 November 2020)
If it weren't for Larry, we might never has seen PLUM CRAZY, HEMI ORANGE, SUBLIME, TOP BANANA, RALLYE RED Etc.
Hats of to you Sir Jett !! Pretty sneaky stuff !!!



Posted by: "Ron Waters" <ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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