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1965-75Tune-up Specifications

 
Year Engine Car Model Spark Plug Type
(A)
- Gap
Point Gap Dwell Angle Firing Order Ignition Timing (BTDC or Mark)
1
Hot Idle
Std. Tran Auto Tran
2
1965
Conventional Ign.
BF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378
6
- 485D
8
Transistor Ign.
BF-42/.034 .020 22-24 15426378
6
- 485D
8
1966
Std. Ignition 3
BF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378 10°
6
575D
8
475D
8
Std. Ignition 4
BF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378
6
610D
8
525D
8
Transistor Ign. 3
BF-42/.034 .020 22-24 15426378 10°
6
575D
8
475D
8
Transistor Ign. 4
BF-42/.034 .020 22-24 15426378
6
610D
8
525D
8
1967
Standard 3
BF-32/.034 .017 26-31 15426378 10°
6
575D
8
475D
8
With Thermactor 4
BF-32/.034 .017 26-31 15426378
6
625D
8
550D
8
1968 8-390 BF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378
6
- 550D
5
1968 -69 8-429 BF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378
6
- 550D
5
1970 -71 8-429 BRF-42/.034 .017 26-31 15426378 - 600D
9
1972 8-400 ARF-42/.034 .017 26-30 13726548
10
- 625D
9
8-429 BRF-42/.034 .017 26-30 15426378 - 600D
9
8-460 BRF-42/.034 .017 26-30 15426378
12
- 600D
9
1973 8-429 ARF-42/.034 .017 26-30 15426378 10° - 600D
9
8-460 ARF-42/.034 .017 26-30 15426378 14° - 600D
9
1974 V8-460 ARF-52/
11
13
- 15426378 14° - 650D
14
1975 V8-460 ARF-52/
11
13
- 15426378 14° - 650D
 

A - Autolite

1- BTDC - Before top dead center

2- D- Drive N- neutral

3 - Without Thermactor system

4-With Thermactor

5- With headlights on and A/C on.

6- Whenever idle speed or ignition timing is to be adjusted, vacuum line to brake release mechanism must be disconnected and plugged to prevent parking brake from releasing when selector is moved to drive.

7- Built after 12-31-1971 14°

8- A/C turned to "Full on" position

9- Headlamps on hi-beam, A/C off

10- Exc. CA 8° BTDC, CA 6° BTDC

11- Exc. CA .054 , CA .044

12- Exc. CA 10° BTDC, CA 6° BTDC

13- Breakerless distributor

14- Lights and A/C off