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FORD * MERCURY

 

1946-54 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
1946 6 .030 .015 36 153624
1
.014C .014C
V8 .030 .015 36
2
15486372
3
1
.012C .014C
1947 6 .030 .015 36 153624
1
.014C .014C
V8 .030 .015 36
2
15486372
3
1
.012C .014C
1948 6 .030 .025 35 153624 Groove
Pulley
.014C .014C
V8 .030 .015 36
2
15486372
3
1
.012C .014C
1949 6 .030 .025 36 153624 Groove
Pulley
.010C .014C
V8 .030 .015 38 15486372
3
Groove
Pulley
4
4
1950-51 6 .030 .025 36 153624 Groove
Pulley
.010C .014C
V8 .030 .015 28 15486372
3
Groove
Pulley
.014C .018C
1952-53 6 .035 .025 36 153624 Groove
Pulley
.015H .015H
V8 .030 .015 28 15486372
3
Groove
Pulley
.014C .018C
1954 6 .035 .025 36 153624 .015H .015H
V8
Std. tran
.035 .015 28 15486372
3
Pulley
.019H .019H
V8
Fordomatic
.035 .015 28 15486372
3
Pulley
.019H .019H
1955 6 .034 .025 35-38 153624 .015H .019H
V8
Std. tran
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8
Fordomatic
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
1956 6
Std. tran
.034 .025 35-38 153624 .019H .019H
6
Fordomatic
.034 .025 35-38 153624 .019H .019H
V8
Std. tran
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8
Fordomatic
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
1957 6
Std. tran
.034 .025 35-38 153624 .019H .019H
6
Fordomatic
.034 .025 35-38 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8
Std. tran
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8
Fordomatic
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
1958 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 35-38 153624 .019H .019H
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 35-38 153624 .019H .019H
V8-292
Std. tran
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8-292
Auto tran
.034 .015 26-28 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8-332
Std. tran
.034 .015 26-28 15426378
3
.026H .026H
V8-332
Auto tran
.034 .015 26-28 15426378
3
.026H .026H
1959 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 .019H .019H
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 12° .019H .019H
V8-292
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8-292
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
12° .019H .019H
V8-332
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.062-.1875
5
V8-332
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.062-.1875
5
V8-352
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.062-.1875
5
V8-352
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.062-.1875
5
1960 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 .019H .019H
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 10° .019H .019H
V8-292
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8-292
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
12° .019H .019H
V8-352
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
V8-352
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
1961 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 .019H .019H
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 12° .019H .019H
V8-292
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
.019H .019H
V8-292
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
12° .019H .019H
V8-350,390
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
V8-350,390
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
V8-390
375 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
14° .020H .020H
V8-390
401 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
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
3
.019H .019H
V8-292
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15486372
3
12° .019H .019H
V8-350,390
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
V8-350,390
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.078-.218
5
V8-390
375 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-390
401 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-406
385 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-406
405 hp
.034 .020 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
1963 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 .025H
8
.025H
8
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 10° .025H
8
.025H
8
V8-260
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
3/4 Turn
9
V8-260
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
10° 3/4 Turn
9
V8-289
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
3/4 Turn
9
V8-289
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
10° 3/4 Turn
9
V8-352
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.083-.183
10
V8-352
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.083-.183
10
V8-390
Std. tran 6
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.083-.183
10
V8-390
Auto tran 6
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.083-.183
10
V8-390
7
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.083-.183
10
V8-390
330 hp
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
10° .025H .025H
V8-406
427 hp
.035 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-406
427 hp 2 Carbs
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
1964 6-223
Std. tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 .025H
8
.025H
8
6-223
Auto tran
.034 .025 37-42 153624 10° .025H
8
.025H
8
V8-289
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
3/4 Turn
9
V8-289
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
10° 3/4 Turn
9
V8-352
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
11
V8-352
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
10°
11
V8-390
Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
11
V8-390
Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
11
V8-390
hp Std. tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-390
hp Auto tran
.034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
V8-427 .034 .017 26-31 15426378
3
.025H .025H
 

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

2- Total dwell for both breakers

3- Cylinder numbering front to rear: Left 5678 Right 1234

4- Up to serial # 8BA-622468: intake .012C, exhaust .014C. Later cars, intake .014C, exhaust .018C

5- obtained at the valve stem with lifter collapsed

6- 4 Barrel Carb

7- 2 barrel Carb

8-"Silent Lash"- obtained at the valve stem with eccentric spring compressed

9- Tighten rocker arm adjust screw to eliminate all push rod end clearance, then tighten screw number of turns listed.

10- obtained at the valve stem with lifter collapsed

11- Before 11-18-63 (.083-.183), from 11-18-63 (.050-.150) see note 10