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1946-64Tune-up Specifications

 
Year Engine Car Model Spark Plug Gap Point Gap Dwell Angle Firing Order Ignition Timing (BTDC or Mark) Valve Lash
Intake Exhaust
1946-48 6 .025 .022 31-37 153624 IGN .012H .012H
8 .025 .016 21-30 16258374
1 Flywheel
.012H .012H
1949-52 6 .025 .016 31-37 153624
1 Flywheel
.012H .012H
8 .025 .016 21-30 16258374
1
.012H .012H
1953 6 .025 .016 31-37 153624
2
.012H .012H
8 .025 .016 21-30 16258374
1
.012H .012H
1954 6 .025 .016 38-45 153624
2
.012H .012H
8 .025 .016 21-30 16258374
1
.012H .012H
1955 All .035 .016 26-33 18436572
4
5
Zero Zero
1956 V8
1 Carb.
.035 .016 26-33 18436572
4
5
Zero Zero
V8
2 Carbs.
.035 .016 26-33 18436572
4
10° Zero Zero
1957 All .035
3
30 18436572
4
5
Zero Zero
1958 All .035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
1959-60 All .035
3
30 18436572
4
Hydraulic
1961 4-195 .035 .016 74-76 1342 Hydraulic
V8-215 .032 .016 28-32 18436572
4
Hydraulic
V8-389 .035
3
30 18436572
4
Hydraulic
1962 4-195
Dist. 1110282
.035 .016 74-76 1342 Zero Zero
4-195
Dist. 1110283
.035 .016 74-76 1342 Zero Zero
4-195
Dist. 1110284
.035 .016 31-34 1342 Zero Zero
4-195
Dist. 1110285
.035 .016 31-34 1342 Zero Zero
V8-215 .032 .016 28-32 18436572
4
Zero Zero
V8-389 .035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
1963 4-195 .035 .016 31-34 1342 Zero Zero
V8-326 .035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
V8-389
1 Carb.
.035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
V8-389
Tri-Carb.
.035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
V8-421
Tri-carb.
.035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
1964 6-215 .035 .016 31-34 153624 1 Turn
6
V8-326 .035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
V8-389, 421 .035
3
30 18436572
4
Zero Zero
 

1- Early 1949, IGN mark. Late 1949 and 1950-54, first line to come under pointer is for standard heads , second line for high compression heads, third line is TDC.

2- Center of three lines

3-Turn Adjusting screw in, until engine misfires, then back off screw (ccw) 1/2 turn.

4- Cylinder numbering (front to rear): Left bank 1-3-5-7 Right bank 2-4-6-8.

5-First line to come under pointer while cranking engine.