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1953-64 Tune-up Specifications

 
Year Engine Car Model Spark Plug Gap Point Gap Dwell Angle Firing Order Ignition Timing (BTDC or Mark) Valve Lash
Intake Exhaust
1953-54 All .035 .015 41-47 153624 Ball
Flywheel
.010H .02H
1955 6 .035 .016 41-47 153624 Ball
Flywheel
.006H .013H
V8 .035 .019
1
18436572
2
.008H .018H
1956 All .035 .019
1
18436572
2
.008H .018H
1957 220
hp
.035 .019
1
18436572
2
1 Turn
3
245
hp
.035 .019
1
18436572
2
12° 1 Turn
3
250
hp
.035 .019
1
18436572
2
13° 1 Turn
3
270
hp
.035 .019
1
18436572
2
12° 1 Turn
3
283
hp
.035 .019
1
18436572
2
.012H .018H
1958-59 230
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
Zero Zero
245
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
250
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
1 Turn
3
270
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
.012H .018H
290
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
14° .012H .018H
1960-61 230
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
245
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
12° 1 Turn
3
270
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
12° .012H .018H
275
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
.012H .018H
315
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
18° .012H .018H
1962 250
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
300
hp
.035
4
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
340
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
10° .008H .018H
360
hp
.035
5
1
18436572
2
10° .008H .018H
1963 250
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
300
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
340
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
10° .008H .018H
360
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
10° .008H .018H
1964 250
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
300
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
1 Turn
3
365
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
10° .030H .030H
365
hp
.035
5
30 18436572
2
10° .030H .030H
 

1 - Each set of points 28-30° , total dwell both sets 33-35°

2 - Cylinders numbering front to rear: Right bank 2468 left bank 1357

3 - Turn rocker adjusting screw clockwise until all lash is removed. Then addition turns specified.

4 - New points .018" , used .015"

5-New points .019" , used .016"