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1955-64Tune-up Specifications

 
Year Engine Car Model Spark Plug Gap Point Gap Dwell Angle Firing Order Ignition Timing (BTDC or Mark) Valve Lash
Intake Exhaust
1955-56 All .034 .015 26-28 15486372
1
2
.019H .019H
1957 All .034 .015 26-28 15486372
1
2
.019H .019H
1958 All .034 .015 26-28 15426378
1
2
.062-.1875
3
1959 All .034 .017 26-31 15426378
1
4
5
1960 All .034 .017 26-31 15426378
1
4
.078-.218
3
1961 All .034 .017 26-31 15426378
1
.078-.218
3
1962 V8 390 .034 .017 26-31 15426378
1
.100-.200
3
V8 429 .035 .017 26-31 15426378
1
.075-.175
3
1963 V8 390 .034 .017 26-31 15426378
1
.083- .183
3
1964 V8 390 .034 .017
6
26-31
7
15426378
1
8
 

1 - Cylinder numbering (front to rear): Left bank 5678, Right bank 1234

2 - Standard transmission 3° ,Fordomatic 6°

3 - Clearance is obtain at valve stem with lifter collapsed

4 - Standard transmission 5°, Auto transmission 8°

5 - V8 352 (.078-.218 3 ) V8 430 (.126-.226 3)

6 - With transistor ignition .020

7 -With transistor ignition 22-24°

8 - Engines built prior Nov 18, 1963 (.083-.183 3) Engines built from Nov 18, 1963(.050-.150 3)