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FORD * MERCURY

1965-75 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
8-390 Std. trans 3
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
600 4
-
8-390 Auto trans 3
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
 5
-
500D 5
8-427
BF-32/.030
.020
6
15426378
750 4
-
1966
6-240 Auto trans 7
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
-
500D 9
6-240 Std. trans 7
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
525 9
-
6-240 Auto trans 8
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
-
500D 9
6-240 Std.  trans 8
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
600 9
-
8-289 7
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
575 9
475D 9
8-289 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
525 9
550D 9
8-352,390,410,428  7
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10° 5
575 9
475D 9
8-352,390,410,428  8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
 5
625 9
550D 9
8-427
BF-32/.030
.020
22-24
15426378
10°
700 9
-
1967
6-240 Auto trans 7
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
10°
-
500D 9
6-240 Std. trans 7
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
525 9
-
6-240 Auto trans 8
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
-
500D 9
6-240 Std.  trans 8
BF-42/.034
.025
37-42
153624
TDC
600 9
-
8-289 7
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
575 9
475D 9
8-289 8
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
TDC
625 9
550D 9
8-352,390,410,428  7
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10° 5
575 9
475D 9
8-352,390,410,428  8
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
5
625 9
550D 9
8-427
BF-32/.030
.020
22-24
15426378
750 9
-
1968
6-240
BF-42/.034
.027
35-40
153624
6°
6009
500D 10
8-302 7
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
625 9
550D 11
8-390  Std. trans 7
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
625 9
-
8-390 Auto trans 12
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D 9
8-428 Std. trans 7
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
625 9
-
8-428 Auto trans 12
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D 9
8-427 7
BF-32/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
600D 9
1969
 
6-240
BF-42/.034
.027
35-40
153624
6°
775/
500 15
500D
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
8-351
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
13726548
6°
650
550D
8-390
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
650
550D
8-390 13
BF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
-
550D
8-429
BF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
6°
-
550D
1970
6-240
BF-42/.035
16
16
153624
6°
775/
500 15
500D 11
8-302 Std. trans
BF-42/.035
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
775/
500 15
575D 11
8-351
BF-42/.035
.021
24-29
13726548
6°
775/
500 15
575D 11
8-390 Std. trans
BF-42/.035
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
775/
500 15
-
8-390 Auto trans
BF-42/.035
.021
26-31
15426378
6°
-
600/
500 15
8-429 3
BF-42/.035
.021
24-29
15426378
4°
-
600/
500 15
8-429 14
BF-42/.035
17
17
15426378
6°
700
600
1971
6-240
BRF-42/.034
.027
35-40
153624
6°
800/
500 15
500
8-302 I/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
800/
500 15
575
8-302 w/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
13726548
6°
800/
500 15
600/
500 15
8-351 I/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
13726548
6°
700/
500 15
575
8-351 w/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
13726548
6°
700/
500 15
600/
500 15
8-390
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
-
600/
500 15
8-400
ARF-42/.034
.021
24-29
13726548
10
-
600/
500 15
8-429 I/A/C 3
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
-
590
8-429 w/A/C 3
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
6°
-
600/
500 15
8-429 14
BRF-42/.034
.021
24-29
15426378
4°
700
600
1972
6-240
BRF-42/.034
.027
35-39
153624
6°
-
500
8-302 W/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
6°
800/
500 
600/
500 15
8-302 L/A/C
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
6°
-
575
8-351 W/A/C 18
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
600/
500 15
8-351 L/A/C 18
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
575
8-351 19
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
700/
500 15
8-351 CA 19
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
625/
500 15
8-400 
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
21
-
625/
500 15
8-429
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
10°
-
600/
500 15
1973
8-351 18
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
600
8-351 18
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
13726548
10°
-
600
8-400 
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-31
13726548
6°
-
625
8-429
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
10°
-
600
8-460
ARF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
10°
-
650
1974
8-351 18
BRF-42/.044
.017
26-30
13726548
6°
-
600
8-351 18, 20
BRF-42/.044
-
-
13726548
6°
-
600
8-351 19
ARF-42/.044
.017
26-30
13726548
14°
-
650
8-351 18, 20
ARF-42/.044
-
-
13726548
14°
-
650
8-400 20
ARF-42/.044
-
-
13726548
12°
-
625
8-460  20
ARF-52/.054
-
-
15426378
22
-
22
1975
8-351
ARF-42/.044
-
-
13726548
14°
-
700D
8-400
ARF-42/.044
-
-
13726548
12°
-
625D
8-460
ARF-52/.054
-
-
15426378
14°
-
650D
A- Autolite

1- BTDC - Before top dead center

2 - D- Drive     

3 - Two barrel Carburetor

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

5- Whenever idle speed or
ignition timing is to be adjusted, 
vacuum line to brake release 
mechanism must be disconnected
and plugged to prevent parking
brake from releasing when 
selector is moved to drive.
6 - Conventional Ignition 30-33°
Transistor ignition 22-24°

7- Without Thermactor Emission
System

8- With Thermactor Emission
System.

9- with head lights and A/C on

10- CA 6°, all others 10°

11- With head lights on 
and A/C off

12- With IMCO system
13- Premium fuel

14- Four barrel carb

15- Higher figure is with
throttle solenoid energized

16- Dual diaphragm .027 gap,
35-40° dwell.
Single diaphragm .025 gap,
37-42° dwell.

17- Dual diaphragm .021 gap,
24-29° dwell.
Single diaphragm .017 gap,
26-31° dwell.
18- Windsor engine

19- Cleveland engine

20- Breakerless distributor

21- CA 6°, all others 8°

22- Exc Police Interceptor 
14° at 650 rpm,
Police Interceptor 
10° at 700 rpm,