Re: [Chrysler300] 62 Sport problem
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Re: [Chrysler300] 62 Sport problem

Never had one fail when installed correctly. Maybe good luck or a case of "they don't makem' like they used to". 

My Dad and I installed the first one we ever bought in a '77 Cordoba (400 CI) to replace the 'Lean Burn' system and ran that car into the ground. 20+ years later a guy bought the car for the drivetrain and drove the rusty hulk out of the yard and onto a trailer with the same original distributor and control box. 

Also ran a '67 Coronet with 3 different big blocks for 9 years....same box, just bought the distributor when I went from 383 to 440. 

Ran a 360 in our early Dodge Winnebago with the MP unit and had one failure until we moved the box to a cooler location. 

I've used a pertronix conversion in my '65 300 and my classic boat with a dual point mallory distributor and tach drive. Both were money well spent in my opinion but the Pertronix is slick in allowing you to retain an original look. 

Ryan Hill

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Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 62 Sport problem

i put one in my 62 sport, it  failed 1 year latter. put 2 in my 70 road runner in7 years.carry an extra box or stick with  points  mopar ignition made in mexico

In a message dated 10/28/2018 11:19:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:


It’s easy to convert back if you like.

But if you really drive your car it will give you piece of mind.
Bob Haag

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On Oct 28, 2018, at 11:02 PM, Noel Hastalis <cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I guess I agree. John Begian recently discussed this same mod with me. I’ve just been reluctant to move away from the stock setup.

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On Oct 28, 2018, at 9:53 PM, scooter465@xxxxxxx wrote:

Time for the chrysler electronic ignition kit. When Chrysler brought this out in 1972 it was the greatest thing sense sliced bread. No more points or condenser problems.

Bob Haag

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On Oct 28, 2018, at 10:45 PM, Noel Hastalis cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I’ll attest to that! The wire connecting the dual points. Once was on my way home to Chicago from our Chattanooga Meet a few years ago. Midday northbound on I-65, 90+ degree heat, long construction zone backup - fortunately did a u-turn on the interstate and exited before it totally died. A couple good samaritans stopped and helped - and we finally figured it out after about 3 frustrating hours and phone calls to a couple Club members. Happened again at our 2017 Geneva, NY Meet as I pulled into the parking area when we were to tour Legendary Interiors. At least 6 Club members, led by pit boss John Grady, huddled over the car and installed a new wire I had in the trunk. This also happened near my home. 

My only comment re this little wire disconnecting is that, when the motor starts missing and losing power, it dies and won’t restart.

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On Oct 28, 2018, at 8:49 PM, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



I once tried, unsuccessfully, to assist a fellow 300’er with intermittent misfiring 413 that eventually quit altogether.  Eventually, it was found to be a looseness at one of the tiny screws or hex nuts connecting the two point sets.  I understand that little wire can also fail—totally or partially.  Can be hard to diagnose.  Head-slapper when found.  Everything can fail—capacitors, wiring, coil, dropping resistor and any connection—including the bulkhead connector.  Fire must come from the ignition switch..


Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA-Endless summer here.


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Subject: [Chrysler300] 62 Sport problem



Hi Group,

I need some expert input on my 62 sport conv misfiring or "stumbling". The car has the standard 413 and I have added the dual AFB's and a dual point distributor.

One year ago driving to and from the Ironstone Concours in Murphys, CA ( about 80 miles away) I experienced severe  misfiring.

Pulled all the plugs and found #2, #6 & #7 fouled with carbon deposits ( #2 by far the worst).

Replaced the plugs and thought the problem was solved. This year, drove to local shows and around my neighborhood with no problems.

The trip to the Ironstone Concours this year resulted in the same misfiring  problem.

Pulled all the plugs and only #2 had any carbon deposits.

Checked the compression and all cylinders at 150 +/-.

Checked and set point gaps, replaced the wire to #2 plug.

The engine runs ok with no load, but still misfires or "stumbles under load and at high speed.

The new plugs that I installed last year are Autolite A42B's which I believe are correct. However they may be 30years old or older. The cap and rotor are only a year or two old.

Could a defective coil cause the problem?


Doug Warrener 





Posted by: Ryan Hill <ryan_hillc300@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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