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Old 05-03-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Is this *thread* about ignition or about seatbelts ?
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:09 AM
 
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Yes, but only for the front seat passengers, and--of course--these were just lap belts.



Nope, front-seat lap belts were mandated as of the 1964 model year.
IIRC, this mandate was extended to the back seats as of the 1966 model year.


And, if my memory serves me correctly, shoulder harnesses for front seat passengers were mandated beginning in the 1971 model year.
Yes, I stand corrected and you are correct. I had to look it up.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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retriever did your 71 Charger ride quietly and smoothly? that was the year Chrysler came out with the new body isolation system
Yes, for a car of that era, it had a decently quiet, smooth ride--under most circumstances.

The only design problems with the car were brakes that were...not good, and the tendency for the front fenders & hood to oscillate too much when hitting a big bump. As you may recall, there was a HUGE amount of sheet metal in front of the front wheels, and controlling that mass of metal was a bit more than the standard shocks could handle when encountering really rough pavement.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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i liked that they designed the Chargers to be more of a personal luxury car like the Monte Carlos, tho i think most bought Chargers were actually bought with sportier trim. I liked the Charger SE's with the louvered rear side windows from 73 and 74
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Default 73 Charger

Car of the Week: 1973 Dodge Charger SE - Old Cars Weekly


love this car tho i would like to see more conservative hubcaps on it. the interior isn't really sporty to match the image the hubcaps give off. speaking of the interior, the carpeting and seats look of an uncommonly high quality
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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I'm glad that Ford left the ignition on the dash thru 1979 on the pickups. Much better design in my opinion. I have a 1973 International Loadstar dump truck and it too has the ignition on the dash to the left of the steering column.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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In 1974 cars had to have the seat-belt interlock feature - you had to be buckled up or the car wouldn't start. So it made sense to have a belt that was a one-piece to facilitate buckling up. There was enough consumer complaints about the interlock system that the Feds phased it out pretty soon afterwards.

Not true. If the belt was not buckled, a warning buzzer would sound continuously.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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as for 3 point mandated belts, my 1990 corolla has 2 separate belts.

Those were the motorized passive belts.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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I think GM had it first on the 69 models, and Ford and Chrysler had them in 1970. Not sure about AMC. why the switch? and why oh why did Mopar full sizers have the ignition on the left side for 1969?

This was part of a government mandate to have the automatic transmission shifter interlocked with the ignition. If the key is not turned to at least the accessory location, the transmisson shifter cannot be moved out of park. Prior to 1970, you did not need a key in the ignition to shift the lever out ot park.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Those were the motorized passive belts.
Yep... And regarding those, the reason they disappeared was because the Feds mandated a passive restraint. That could be either airbags or automatic seat belts. The manufacturers eventually chose airbags because they were safer (a lot of people didn't use the lap belt) and people didn't like the auto belts to begin with. Also, the cost of airbags came down as their use grew.
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