74s had a seat belt interlock system where you couldnt start the car unless you had the seat belt on.
Was this on every car, if so mine starts without having to have the seat belt fastened.
I've had several 74's and never had to fasten my belt to start. I think most folks had the dealer or a mechanic bypass the interlock. I don't think it was a difficult fix, possibly just something to do with the seat cushion switch. (The one that senses someone sitting there, not the seat belt part of the circuit). Mine were always unplugged there.
I'm pretty sure ALL american cars had the same crap on them in 74. My buddy's Camaro had the same "red button box" and I've seen others at cruises and car shows.
The cool thing about 73 & 74's is that a lot of parts interchange with 76-79 B-bodies like Cordoba, Charger, Fury, etc. and those cars are usually cheaper to buy whole when you can find them.
Post by Nacho-RT74 on Nov 11, 2008 21:08:43 GMT -7
eeehm not really I think. Maybe just if you got the chromed bezel. Mine was without the chromed trim and made the change about 2 years ago to the chromed setup an all pedals I got NOS, and cromed setup was with smaller acelerator pedal. Dunno really if was really from newer model... PN was newer in fact, but dunno if was really a supersedes number.
Bumpers and all setup are really the same.
about inner frame on driver side... not sure, but I think that diff is between 71/72 and 73/74, not really between 73 and 74... will check further anyway on my 74 parts catalog ( 73 parts are listed if some diff on the collision extra catalog section )
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2008 21:11:05 GMT -7 by Nacho-RT74
Post by 73secharged on Jan 9, 2010 18:23:13 GMT -7
I didn't see it mentioned but isn't the rubber on the bumper guards (or bumperettes) stick out about an inch or so more on 74's than the 73's. Also, rear window defogger (blower style on 73's) and rear window defroster (wired on glass style on 74's). The bezel on the rallye gauge cluster is also different (lighted icons next to headlight and w/w switches).