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This is also a great example of clouds on a title and how they can impact a sale. This situation brings up another question. You say you didn't have clean title in 1974. I find that interesting. If you bought and financed the purchase, you Bank would have required a satisfactory title search before lending. It would appear there is some missing information here.
I would start with whoever is holding the money. By now this should have been resolved. Before you call them however, review your paperwork, it may have had a time limit to resolve this or the funds may have already been released somewhere.