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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 10
Std.
Tran
Auto
Tran 2
1965
V8-430
BF-42/.034 6
.017 7
26-31 8
15426378
9
-
465D 9
1966-67
V8-462
BTF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10° 9
-
475D 9
V8-462 4
BTF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
10° 9
-
500D 5
1968
V8-462 3
BTF-42/.034
.017
26-31 15426378
9
-
550D 5
1968-69
V8-460 3
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
9
-
550D 5
1970
V8-460
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
 9
-
600D 11
1971
V8-460
BRF-42/.034
.017
26-31
15426378
9
-
600D 11
1972
V8-460 Exc. CA
BF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
10° 9
-
625D 11
V8-460 CA
BF-42/.034
.017
26-30
15426378
6° 9
-
625D 11
1973
V8-460
ARF-42/.034
.017
24-30
15426378
14°
-
600D
1974
V8-460
ARF-52/.054
12
-
15426378
14°
-
650D
1975
V8-460
ARF-52/.044
12
-
15426378
14°
-
650D
A - Autolite

1- BTDC - Before top dead center

2- D- Drive      N- neutral 

3 - With IMCO system

4-With Thermactor exhaust
emission control system

5- With headlights on and A/C "Full on".
6- Transistor ignition .030

7- Transistor ignition .020

8- Transistor ignition 22° - 24°

9- 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.
 
10- 1965-71  A/C turned to
"Full on" position

11- Headlamps on hi-beam, A/C off

12- Breakerless distributor