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1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« on: January 02, 2017, 08:41:44 AM »
Changing out the spark plugs now for my pinto. For best performance, what should I gap the spark plugs at? Also, someone told me the firing sequence is 1-3-4-2, is that correct?
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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 09:20:55 AM »
All depends on if you have a point type dist or a later dura spark. Point dist will be a closer gap of aprox .025 with .035 for the dura spark dist. Fireing order is cast on the top of the intake manifold. (I think). Gap will not make a big difference on the dura spark unless its gaped at 1/8" or zero. The dura spark system will jump a wide gap where a point dist will miss if the gap is too wide. Always start on the low side as the gap will get larger with miles on the car/engine. Best thing you could do is convert over to a dura spark if you have points.
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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
I have a point type distributor and from what I can gather from the web, the default is .034.
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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 06:57:23 AM »
That would be right for a stock point system..
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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 10:08:06 AM »
That would be right for a stock point system..

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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 12:23:01 PM »
Changed the spark plugs out and my Pinto runs amazing! Gap was correct and no misfire. Just got to start working on the carburetor now.


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Re: 1974 Ford Pinto 2.3 Spark Plugs
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 06:31:32 AM »
Amazing what a fresh set of plugs will do, huh.. :D
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