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E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300
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mcgwyah
Posted 2018-03-25 9:57 PM (#560488)
Subject: E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300


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Hello,

Can someone tell me how the 55' C300s shifted when Mr. Kiekhaefer modified them for running standard trans?
I think the normal, non-modified cars had them on the dash. Pretty sure E.C. used a floor shift, but I can't find the resource that shows what he used, thus I cannot verify.

Thanks in advance, Mike

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57chizler
Posted 2018-03-26 3:12 PM (#560527 - in reply to #560488)
Subject: RE: E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300



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Welcome to the board.

The pic below is of the interior of one of his C300's. Looks like a column and shifter from an earlier car.

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-03-26 4:03 PM (#560533 - in reply to #560527)
Subject: RE: E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300



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I really like the auxiliary gauges and the fancy plate they used to cover the auto trans lever spot. Also none of that nasty sound deadening stuff to be seen.



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RDP
Posted 2018-03-27 1:14 PM (#560579 - in reply to #560488)
Subject: Re: E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300



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I think he used a factory set for manual transmission. It actually comes from earlier cars.
here is a Windsor with manual transmission



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300XMAN
Posted 2020-03-04 4:58 PM (#595221 - in reply to #560488)
Subject: Re: E.C. Kiekhaefer standard trans question 1955 C300


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As per Western Union telegraph dated July 6, 1955 and sent from McCann-Erickson, Inc. to Bill France of NASCAR, here is the itemized list of factory part numbers for the "COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL STRAIGHT TRANSMISSION ON CHRYSLER 300:" Clutch Group 308A153--1403538, 314926, 103321, 1266024, 1142473, 619466, 623764, 1323474, 929989, 210227, 1265947, 684387, 619463, 316767, 1318292, 1266027, 1266029, 687236, 1311949, 660146, 1403510, 697504, 1619998, 1265955, 1265956, 1265950; Linkage Group 1604A68--1630024, 633238, 271114, 1324090, 103373, 120394, 1556699, 1556700, 1559751, 1407344, 1327953, 1409763, 1407347, 1559744, 1631082, 1314682, 1314680, 1556697, 121224, 1613859, 1559766, 1616890, 135629, 1614586, 181635, 120382, 635884, 1140557, 1614579, 1616912, 1614555, 1559771, 1614579, 1614550, 1559745, 1616898; Gearshift Control Group 706A99--1618432, 631217, 1137669, 120690, 1137669, 1616106, 1639957, 1142271, 120369, 103321, 1639954, 273321, 1618430, 786885, 1137669, 1618429, 786885, 1137669, 1489623, 1152315, 148148, 953494, 120367, 380401; Three-Speed Transmission Group 2003A291--1635565, 1635563, 1635566, 1635564, 1635575, 1635576; Punch Housing Group 803A61--1611855, 1611548, 179842, 103321, 179857, 114607, 179860, 103322, 1325810, 854400, 180073, 120393, 120214, 151386.
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