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Old 05-14-2004, 10:06 AM
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Question 534 Tune up

I have a 534 in a 1976 Bluebird Wanderlodge. I need points gap/dwell and timing specs. I looked a the previous threads but did not see them posted.
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Hi,
I'm not sure if they are the same from year to year, but my '59 shop manual shows these settings for the 534 SD.........

Breaker arm spring tension (ounces)......17-20
Contact spacing................................0.014 - 0.016
Dwell contact at idle speed................26 deg. - 28.5 deg.

Initial ignition timing (B.T.D.C.)
With reguar fuel of 85-88 octane.........4 Deg.
With reguar fuel of 88-90 octane.........6 Deg.
With reguar fuel of 90-92 octane.........8 Deg.
With reguar fuel of 92 octane or more, or premium fuel.........10 Deg.

Distributor RPM............................Advance Degrees
400............................................... ......0
600............................................... ......1-2
950............................................... ......5.75-7
1250.............................................. .....9.25 -10.25
1450.............................................. .....10.75 - 12.25
1650.............................................. ......12-13.5

*Maximum advance 13.5 Deg.
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Thanks Kenny
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I was just checking out other forums, usually I'm in the V10 or FE, but I have a Motor's with the '76 534 in it, and some of the specs are different than what Kenny said.

Here's the poop:

Spark Plug: BRF-31
Plug gap: .030
Point gap: .017
Dwell angle: 24-30
Firing order: 15486372
Timing: Non-Calif: 6 BTDC, Calif: 8 BTDC
Hot idle: 550 RPM
Fuel pump pressure: 5-7 lbs.

That's for 1976
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If it will help you out any, I posted some tune-up specs in the "gutless 534" thread that may be of some help to you. I just checked and the thread and the post are still there.

In his post, krew said some of his specs showed up differently than what kenny posted. That is somewhat the norm on the older point-type distributors.

If you would get your distibutor tag number--located just below the cap itched in the distributor body and with a 12127 base number--I will be glad to match the tune-up specs with the distributor number for you , if you would like for me to do so.

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