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FORD * MERCURY

1965-69 Tune-up Specifications

Year
Engine or 
Car Model
Spark Plug
Type (A) 
- Gap
Point
Gap
Dwell
Angle
Firing
Order
Ignition Timing 
(BTDC or Mark)1
Hot Idle 
Std.
Tran
Auto
Tran 2
1965
6-170 Std. trans
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
585 3
-
6-170 Auto trans
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
525D 3
6-200 Std. trans
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
585 3
-
6-200 Auto trans
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
525D 3
8-260 Std. trans
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
585 3
-
8-260 Auto trans
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10°
-
525D 3
8-289
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
585 3
525D 3
8-289 High perf
BF-32/.030
.020
30-33
15426378
12°
750 3
675D 3
1966
6-170 Std. trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
575 3
-
6-170 Std. trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
625 3
-
6-170 Auto trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
500D 3
6-170 Auto trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
-
550D 3
6-200 Std. trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
575 3
-
6-200 Std. trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
625 3
-
6-200 Auto trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
500D 3
6-200 Auto trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
-
550D 3
8-289 Std. trans 4
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
575 3
-
8-289 Std. trans 5
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
625 3
-
8-289  Auto trans 4
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10°
-
475 3
8-289  Auto trans 5
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
-
625 3
8-289 High perf
BF-32/.030
.020
30-33
15426378
TDC
675 3
575D 3
8-390 4
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10°
575 3
475 3
8-390 5
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
625 3
625D 3
1967
6-170 Std. trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
6°
575 3
-
6-170 Std. trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
700 3
-
6-170 Auto trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
500D 3
6-170 Auto trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
-
550D 3
6-200 Std. trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
575 3
-
6-200 Std. trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
700 3
-
6-200 Auto trans 4
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
500D 3
6-200 Auto trans 5
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
-
550D 3
8-289 Std. trans 4, 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
575 3
-
8-289 Std. trans 5, 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
625 3
-
8-289  Auto trans 4, 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
-
475D 3
8-289  Auto trans 5, 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
-
550D 3
8-289 Std. trans 4, 9
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
600 3
-
8-289 Std. trans 5, 9
BF-32/.030
.020
26-31
15426378
TDC
625 3
-
8-289  Auto trans 4, 9
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
-
475D 3
8-289  Auto trans 5, 9
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
-
550D 3
8-289  4, 10
BF-42/.030
.020
30-33
15426378
12°
750 3
650D 3
8-289  5, 10
BF-32/.030
.020
30-33
15426378
750 3
650D 3
8-390 4
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10°
575 3
475 3
8-390 5
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
625 3
550D 3
1968
6-170 
BF-82/.034
.027
37-42
153624
6°
700 6
550D 6
6-200
BF-82/.034
.027
37-42
153624
6°
700 6
550D 7
6-289 2 Bar carb
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
625 6
550D 6
8-289  4 Bar carb
BF-32/.034
.020
30-33
15426378
6°
750 6
650D 11
8-302  2 Bar carb
BF-42/.034
.021
30-33
15426378
6°
625 6
550D 7
8-302 4 Bar carb 5
BF-42/.034
.021
30-33
15426378
6°
625 6
-
8-302 4 Bar carb 13
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D 7
8-390 2 Bar carb 5
BF-42/.034
.021
30-33
15426378
6°
625 6
-
8-390  2 Bar carb 13
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D6
8-390 4 Bar carb 5
BF-42/.034
.021
30-33
15426378
6°
625 6
-
8-390 4 Bar carb 5
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D 6
8-390 "GT"
BF-32/.034
.016
26-31
15426378
6°
700 6
550D 6
8-427
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
600D 6
8-428 Cobra Jet
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
700 6
650D 11
1969
 
6-170 
BF-82/.034
.027
35-40
153624
6°
750 
550D
6-200
BF-82/.034
.027
35-40
153624
6°
750
550D
6-250 no A/C
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
6°
700
550D
6-250 With A/C
BF-82/.034
.025
37-42
153624
6°
700/
500 12
550/
450D 12
8-302 Std. trans
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
650
-
8-302 Auto trans
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D
8-302  H.O.
AF-32/.030
.020
30-33
15426378
16°
800
-
8-351 2 Bar carb
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
13726548
6°
650
550D
8-351 4 Bar carb
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
13726548
6°
650
550D
8-390 Std. trans
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
700
-
8-390  Auto trans
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D
8-427 
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
600D
8-428
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
700
650

1970-75

A- Autolite

1- BTDC - Before top dead center

2 - D- Drive     

3 - If A/C, A/C switch turned to
"Full on" position.

4 -Without Thermactor Emission
System

5-With Thermactor Emission
System

6 - With Thermactor Emission
System. Adjust idle speed with
head lights and A/C on
7- Dual diaphragm .027 gap,
35-40 dwell.
Single diaphragm .025 gap,
37-42 dwell.

8- Two barrel Carburetor

9- Four barrel carb.
10- With transistor ignition

11- Mustang & Cougar

12- Higher figure is with
throttle solenoid energized

13- With IMCO system