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1946-64 Tune-up Specifications
Year
Engine or 
Car Model
Spark 
Plug Gap
Point
Gap
Dwell
Angle
Firing
Order
Ignition Timing 
(BTDC or Mark)
Valve Lash
Intake
Exhaust
1946-48
All
.025
.020
35-38
153624
1
.008H
.010H
1949
All
.025
.020
35-38
153624
1
.008H
.010H
1950
All
.035
.020
35-38
153624
1
.008H
.010H
1951-52
All
.035
.020
35-38
153624
1
.008H
.010H
1953-54
6
.035
.020
36-42
153624
.010H
.010H
V8
.035
.017
2
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
1955
6 
.035
.020
39
153624
.010H
.010H
V8
.035
.017
2
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
1956
6 
.035
.020
39
153624
.010H
.010H
V8-270
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
V8-315 2 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
V8-315 4 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
.012H
.022H
1957
6
.035
.020
39
153624
.010H
.010H
V8-325
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
V8-354  1 Carb.		
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
Zero
Zero
V8-354 2 Carbs.
.035
.017
4
18436572  3
.015H
.024H
1958
6
.035
.020
39
153624
.010H
.010H
V8 
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
.060-.210  9
1959
6    
.035
.020
39
153624
2 1/2°
.010H
.010H
V8  
.035
.017
29-32
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
1960
6     
.035
.020
36-42
153624
Pulley
.010H
.020H
V8
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
12
13
14
1961
6-170, 225
.035
.020
40-45
153624
21/2°Pulley
.010H
 .020H
6-225 4 Bar. Carb. 
.028
.020
40-45
153624
10° Pulley
.010H
.020H
V8-318 Std. Tran	
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
.010H
.018H
V8-318 Auto. Tran
.035 
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.010H
.018H
V8-361 2 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210  9
V8-361 4 Bar. Carb. .035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.016C
.028C
V8-383	
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
7 1/2°
.016C
.028C
1962
6
.035
.020
40-45
153624
2 1/2°Pulley
.010H
.020H
8-318 Std. Tran
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
.013H
.021H
8-318 Auto. Tran
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.013H
.021H
8-361 "880" 
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-361 Dart, Polara 
.035
.017
27-32
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-361 Hi-Perf.  1  
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-383, 413 Hi-Perf.
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-413 Ram, Man.
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
1963
6
.035
.20
40-45
153624
2 1/2°
.010H
.020H
8-318 Std. Trans.
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
.013H
.021H
8-318 Auto. Trans.
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.013H
.021H
8-361, 383 2 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-383 4 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-426
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.028C
.032C
1964
6
.035
.20
40-45
153624
2 1/2°
.010H
.020H
8-273 Std. Trans
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
.013H
.021H
8-273 Auto. Trans
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.013H
.021H
8-318 Std. Trans
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
.013H
.021H
8-318 Auto. Trans
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.013H
.021H
8-361 383 2 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-413
.035
.017
28-33
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-383,426 4 Bar. Carb.
.035
.017
17
18436572  3
10°
.060-.210 9
8-426 Hemi Charg.
.020
.017
18
18436572  3
19
.028C
.032C
1- With Fluid Drive "0", others 2°.

2- Each set of points 26-28°, total dwell 
both sets 32-36°.

3- Cylinder numbering (front to rear): Left
bank 1-3-5-7  Right bank 2-4-6-8.

4-  Each set of points 29-32°, total dwell 
both sets 36-39°.
9- With lifters collapsed.

12- V8-383 Ram manifold 7 1/2°,
 others 10°.

13- V8-318 .O1OH,	V8-361,	383	.060-.210
w/lifters collapsed,   V8-361, 383 Ram .O16C.

14-V8-318 .018H, V8-361, 383 .060-.210
w/lifters collapsed, V8-361, 383 Ram .018C.
17-Each set of points 27-32°.Total dwell
both sets 34-40°.

18- Each set 27-31°, total dwell both sets
34-38°.

19- With N61Y plugs, 31° at 3000 R.P.M.; 
with N58R plugs, 34° at 3000 R.P.M.