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MERCURY

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
.030
.015
36
15486372 1
2
.012C
.014C
1949-50
All
.030
.015
28
15486372 1
Groove Pulley
.012C
.014C
1951
All
.030
.015
28
15486372 1
Groove Pulley
.014C
.018C
1952-53
All
.030
.015
28
15486372 1
Groove Pulley
.014C
.018C
1954
All
.030
.015
28
15486372 1
.018C
.018C
1955-56
All
.034
.015
26-28
15486372 1
3
.019H
.019H
1957
V8-312
.034
.015
26-28
15486372 1
.019H
.019H
V8-368
.034
.015
26-28
15486372 1
8°
Zero
Zero
1958
V8-312
.034
.015
26-28
15486372 1
3
.019H
.019H
V8-383,430
.034
.015
26-28
15426378 1
4
.078 -.218 5
1959-60
V8-312
.034
.017
26-31
15486372 1
3
.019H
.019H
V8-383,430
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
.078 -.218 5
1961
6
.034
.025
37-42
153624
6
.019H
.019H
V8-292
.034
.017
26-31
15486372 1
7
.019H
.019H
V8-352,390
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
8
.078 -.218 5
V8-390 375 hp
.034
.020
26-31
15426378 1
14°
.020H
.020H
1962
6-223 Std. tran
.034
.025
37-42
153624
.025H
.025H
6-223 Auto tran
.034
.025
37-42
153624
12°
.025H
.025H
V8-292 Std. tran
.034
.017
26-31
15486372 1
5° pulley
.019H
.019H
V8-292 Auto tran
.034
.017
26-31
15486372 1
12° pulley
.019H
.019H
V8-352, 390 Std. tran
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
  pulley
.078 -.218 5
V8-352, 390 Auto tran
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
 pulley
.078 -.218 5
V8-390 375 hp
.034
.020
26-31
15426378 1
.025H
.025H
1963
V8-390 Std. tran  9
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
.083 -.183 5
V8-390 Auto tran 9
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
.083 -.183 5
V8-390 10 
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
.083 -.183 5
V8-390 330 hp
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
10°
.025H
.025H
V8-406
.035
.017
26-31
15426378 1
5°
.025H
.025H
V8-406 2 carbs.
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
8°
.025H
.025H
1964
V8-390 10 
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
11
V8-390 Std. tran  9
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
11
V8-390 Auto tran 9
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
11
V8-390 hp Std. tran 
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
4°
.025H
.025H
V8-390 hp Auto tran
.034
.017
26-31
15426378 1
.025H
.025H
1- Engine numbering front to rear:
Left 5678  Right 1234

2- No timing marks. Spark my be adjusted
by the vacuum brake set  screw on the
distributor Housing.

3- Std. trans 3°  , mercomatic 6°
4- V8-383 4 °, V8-430 7°

5- obtained at the valve stem with lifter 
collapsed

6- Std. trans 6°,Auto tran 12°

7- Std. trans 5°,Auto tran 12°
8-Std. trans 5°,Auto tran

9- 4  bar.  carb.

10- 2 bar. carb.

11- Before 11-18-63 (.083-.183) from 11-18-63
(.050-.150) see note 5