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1974 Dodge Charger
1974 Dodge Charger

1974 Dodge Charger

The 1974 Dodge Charger was still the same as the year before with a slightly revised grille and taillights. The Charger Rallye was still an option and included all the standard Charger features plus front and rear sway bars, F70-14 raised white letter black sidewall tires, power bulge hood, Rallye instrument cluster, body tape stripes, hood pins and special exterior badging. The Charger SE was still the top trim level.

 

1974 Dodge Charger Specification and Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Charger - Six-Cyl
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $3,212 3,470 lbs Note 1
WH 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,327 3,550 lbs Note 2
Charger - V-8
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $3,412 3,390 lbs Note 1
WH 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,526 3,565 lbs Note 2
Charger SE
WP 29 2 Dr SE Hardtop $3,742 3,625 lbs 30,957

Notes:

  1. The combined production of Models WL21 was Not Available.
  2. The combined production of Models WH23 was 24,716 .

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 115 in 214 in 77 in 61.9 in 62 in E78 x 14
Charger SE 115 in 214 in 77 in 61.9 in 62 in F78 x 14
Charger Rallye 115 in 214 in 77 in 61.9 in 62 in F70 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the instrument panel, visible thru the windshield, and on the bottom line of a separate plate(fender tag) under the hood.

Dodge Fender Tag
First Symbol - Car Line
D - Dodge 122" W - Dodge 117/118"
L - Dart W - Charger/Coronet
J - Challenger X - Charger
Second Symbol - Price Class
E - Economy S - Special
L - Low X - Fast Top
M - Medium K - Police
H - High O - Superstock
P - Premium T - Taxi
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Type
21 - 2 Dr. Sedan 41 - 4 Dr. Sedan
23 - 2 Dr. Hardtop 43 - 4 Dr. Hardtop
27 - 2 Dr. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat
29 - 2 Dr. Sports Hardtop 46 - Station Wagon 3-Seat
Fifth Symbol - Engine
(B) 6-198 (N) 8-383
(C) 6-225 (N) 8-383
(E) 6-Special Order (R) 8-426 HEMI
(G) 8-318 (T) 8-440
(H) 8-340 (U) 8-440
(J) 8-340 (V) 8-440
(L) 8-383 (Z) 8-Special Order
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 - 1966 1 - 1971
7 - 1967 2 - 1972
8 - 1968 3 - 1973
9 - 1969 4 - 1974
0 - 1970 5 - 1975
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Lynch Road, Michigan (E) Los Angeles, California
(B) Hamtramck, Michigan (F) Newark, Deleware
(C) Jefferson, Michigan (G) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Belvedere, Illinois (R) Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

 

1974 Dodge Charger Options

Description Description
340-cid 4 BC V-8 "TUFF" Steering Wheel
400-cid 2 BC V-8 Undercoating & Hood Insulator Pad
400-cid 4 BC V-8 "Halo" Vinyl Roof
440-cid 4 BC V-8 Canopy Vinyl Roof
Air Conditioning Deluxe Wheel Covers
Sun Roof Wire Wheel Covers
TorqueFlite Transmission Rallye Wheels
Electric Clock Magnum Wheels
Inside Hood Release Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror
Rear Window Defogger Black Vinyl Body Side Moulding
Deluxe Bumper Guards "Gradated" Body Side Tape Stripe
Power Disc Brakes Bucket Seats
Dual Outside Racing Mirrors Rallye Instrumentation
Multiplex AM/FM Stereo Radio Special Suspension
Multiplex AM/FM Stereo Tape Cassette 4-Speed Manual Transmission
AM/FM Monaural Radio Light Package
Music Master AM Radio Rallye Package
Rear Seat Speaker E-Z Order Package
Front Armrest w/ Center Seat Cushion Deluxe Package
Floor Console Heavy-Duty Package
Sure Grip Differential Trailer Wiring Package
Tinted Glass Trailer Towing Package
Power Steering Luxury Equipment Package
Power Windows  

Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - Right front of block, below cylinder head. Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head. 400-cid - Right front of block, near distributor. 440-cid - Left front of block, near tappet rail.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
C 6-225 105 185 TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
G 8-318 150 265 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
K 8-360 200 290 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
L 8-360 * 245 320 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
M 8-400 205 310 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
P 8-400 * 250 340 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
V 8-440 * 275 340 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC

* High Performance

Available Transmissions

Transmission Location
TorqueFlite Stamped on the transmission oil pan rail.
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available

Identification Number Transmission Type
3681841 TorqueFlite
3681843 TorqueFlite
3681844 TorqueFlite
3681861 TorqueFlite
3681862 TorqueFlite
3681863 TorqueFlite
3681864 TorqueFlite
3681865 TorqueFlite
3681866 TorqueFlite
3681867 TorqueFlite
3743421 TorqueFlite
3743423 TorqueFlite
3743476 TorqueFlite
3743478 TorqueFlite
3743479 TorqueFlite

Axle Decoding

Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it.


Note: Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.

Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-360 8-400 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.45       x   x   x    
2.71     x x x x x x    
2.76       x   x   x    
2.94   x   x       x    
3.21 x x x x            
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.55   x x x x   x   x  

Exterior Paint Chips

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A5 - Dark Silver Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4335
"SE" - 90G-2139
"AE" - 82N-2139

L6 - Aztec Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4364
"SE" - 90T-2214
"AE" - 82F-2214
B1 - Powder Blue
"AL" - 30Y-4377
"SE" - 90T-2228
"AE" - 82L-2228
L8 - Dark Moonstone Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4383
"SE" - 90T-2234
"AE" - 82N-2234

B5 - Lucerne Blue Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4378
"SE" - 90T-2229
"AE" - 82N-2229

T5 - Sienna Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4384
"SE" - 90X-2235
"AE" - 82N-2235

B8 - Starlight Blue Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4379
"SE" - 90-2230
"AE" - 82F-2230

T9 - Dark Chestnut Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4365
"SE" - 90T-2215
"AE" - 82N-2215

E5 - Bright Red
Lucite® Code - 5092L
"Centari" Code - 5092A
Dulux® Code - 5092D

W1 - Eggshell White
Lucite® Code - 4996L
"Centari" Code - 4996A
Dulux® Code - 4996D
E7 - Burnished Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5253LM
"Centari" Code - 5253AW
Dulux® Code - 5253DH
Y2 - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5410L
"Centari" Code - 5410A
Dulux® Code - 5410D
G2 - Frosty Green Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4380
"SE" - 90T-2231
"AE" - 82N-2231
Y4 - Golden Fawn
"AL" - 30Y-4385
"SE" - 90T-2236
"AE" - 82L-2236
G8 - Deep Sherwood Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4381
"SE" - 90T-2232
"AE" - 82N-2232
Y5 - Yellow Blaze
"AL" - 30H-4386
"SE" - 90T-2237
"AE" - 82L-2237
J6 -Avocado Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4382
"SE" - 90T-2233
"AE" - 82F-2233
Y6 - Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4340
"SE" - 90G-2144
"AE" - 82N-2144
L4 - Parchment
Lucite® Code - 5415L
"Centari" Code - 5415A
Dulux® Code - 5415D
Y9 - Dark Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30P-4341
"SE" - 90X-2145
"AE" - 82F-2145

NOTES: The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B5 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in Eggshell White and the body is finished in Lucerne Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing, the fender side shield, or the radiator yoke.

"AL" - Acrylic Lacquer
"SE" - Synthol Enamel
"AE" - Acrylic Enamel

 

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