New forum user. 74' Chrysler T&C

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  1. Svein

    Svein New Member

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    Hi.
    I am 36yrs old3, from Norway.
    I have owned many wagons through the years, mostly older Volvos and newer Skodas.
    When it come to US made cars, i have been in to pickup trucks and muscle cars, but i have allways loved the fullsize US wagons from te 60 and 70s.
    So for my 36 birthday i bought a 1974 Chrysler Town&Country. 440, 727 and 9 1/4.
    The wagon had a rough patina, but is solid, and is very good techical wise.
    It had been off the road since 2006, but luckily stored in a garage.
    Just 3 weeks a go, i got it inspected and registered. And have put about 400miles on it since then. Fantastic car to drive.
    Besides the T&C i have a 69' Charger and a 05' Ram 1500 Hemi.

    First picture from where it sat for 15years, last picture is 3 days ago, on the last trip for the season.
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    Br.
    Svein
     
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    pyasher Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the group - nice wagon!
     
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    HotRodRacer Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice wagon, and welcome to the forums. We are glad to have you.
     
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    Great looking wagon! Welcome to the Forum. Also love those big ‘70’s wagons!
     
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    Sweet Wagon! thanks for sharing! welcome from the Pacific Northwest ! im a bit Norwegian meself...:)
     
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    You're right it looks solid for having been parked for awhile. We would enjoy seeing your other cars/truck so post them if you like.
    Glad you found us. Welcome aboard from Nova Scotia, Canada. :wave:
     
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    Here you have the Ram and the Charger :) Snapchat-1527486400.jpg FB_IMG_1504983560730.jpg
     
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    Nice and WOW!

    Friends have a purple Charger. Twice they took two of our kids to their promos. He dressed up in a suit and tie for the event. It was really cool and the kids were super impressed.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Love the Charger ... especially the color .... never seen one like that before .

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    Quite a stable of Mopar horses you have there, Svein! Welcome to the forum!

    Is the Chrysler's infamous 'Lean Burn' system still installed? It gave owners and drivers fits back in the 70's. Should be a lot of information on-line about how to improve the drivability.

    Marshall
     
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    The 74 model year didn't get 'blessed' by the lean burn ignition. Look close and you'll see the standard electronic ignition module on the firewall of this one. This year did get the nasty seatbelt ignition override to keep the engine from starting if the seatbelt wasn't fastened.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome aboard Svein! I love to see folks enjoying classic American automobiles, but there seems to be something even more special when it's someone in another country. Congrats on the purchase and thanks for sharing those photos with us!
     
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    Agreed Jeremiah. I remember when I first moved to New Mexico 2001 was the 75th anniversary of rte 66. There was a car club from Norway that had their cars shipped to New Jersey, then transported to Chicago, to start their long journey to California. Apparently New Mexico has the most active miles of the original route still being utilized. At least at that time. We threw a reception for them on Central Avenue (old 66) here, and I never saw so many Imperial and just humongous American iron. They apparently love big American cars. So 5 more years Svein before the routes 100 years old. Save your money, and bring that ole Chrysler wagon. Seems like they were in the road nearly 3 weeks as they only traveled about 1-200 miles of the route a day, but what a fun trip!
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That sounds like an incredible journey. Good for them and good on y'all for throwing them a party like that.
     

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