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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Series 60, Series 62, Series 75

Wheel base: Series 60: 133; Series 62: 129; Series 75: 149-3/4

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3-13/16 x 3-5/8

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 331.0

Compression ratio: 9.1

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 250 @ 4600 RPM; Eldorado 270 @ 4800

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 345 @ 2800 RPM; Eldorado 345 @ 3200

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 35

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS (all models)

Spark Plug Make: AC 44-5

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 18436572 (front to rear: Right bank 2-4-6-8, left bank 1-3-5-7)

Timing Mark: "A" mark for premium fuel; "C" mark for regular fuel; location: Vib. Damper

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: w/automatic 400 (in drive)

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 65-70

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 165 min.

Voltage & Polarity: 12 volts, negative ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Pistons removed from above. Shim thickness: .002

Pounds on a Pull Scale: 11

Ring End Gap: In tapered bores, fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel

Compression: .010

Oil: .010

Clearance in Groove: Compression: .0017-0035; Oil: .0015-.003

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: 1.000

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance:

Intake: 0 Exhaust: 0

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 44

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)

Intake opens: 19 BTDC

Exhaust Closes: 30 ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length:

Inner Spring: 60 @ 1-11/16

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .0005-.0025; Exhaust: .001-.0025

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings:

Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.2488-2.2493

Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0005-.002

Rod End Play, Inch: .008-.014

Rod Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 40-45

Main Bearings:

Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.4990-2.4995

Bearing clearance: .0008-.0025

Shaft End Play: .001-.005 (Thrust on Rear Bearing)

Main Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 90-100

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System:

Without heater: Series 60, 62: 18 quarts; With heater: 20-1/3 quarts

Without heater: Series 75: 18 quarts; With heater: 22-4/5 quarts

Fuel Tank: 20 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts

Transmission: Automatic: 12 quarts

Rear Axle: 5 pints

DELCO-REMY DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Distributor part number: 1110852 (distributor rotates counter-clockwise)

Cam Angle, degrees: 26-33

Breaker Point opening, Inch: .016

Condenser Capacity: .18-.23 Mfds.

Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 19-23 Oz.

Centrifugal Advance: (degrees at RPM of distributor)

Advance starts: 1-1/2 @ 500 RPM

Full Advance: 10 @ 1550 RPM

Inches of Vacuum to Start Plunger Movement: 6 - 8-1/2

Inches of Vacuum for Full Plunger Movement: 15 - 16

Maximum Vacuum Advance Dist., Degrees: 18

DELCO-REMY GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Generator Number: 1102011 (generator rotates clockwise, 12 volts, Negative Ground)

Generator output: 30 amps @ 2150 RPM

Brush Spring Tension: 28 oz.

DELCO-REMY REGULATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Regulator Number: 1118826

Cutout Relay:

Voltage to close points: 12.8

Reverse current to open points: 0-4

Voltage Regulator Setting: 14.5 volts

Current and Voltage Armature Air Gap: .075 inches

Current Regulator Setting: 30 amps

DELCO-REMY STARTING MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Part number: 1107629 (rotates clockwise)

Bush Spring Tension, Ounces: 35 min.

No Load Test: 95 amps, 10.1 volts @ 3500 RPM

Torque Test: 470 Amps, 5.2 volts, Torque, Lbs.Ft.: 10-1/2

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Caster, Degrees

Limits: 0 to -1

Desired: -1/2

Camber, Degrees

Limits: -3/8 to +3/8

Desired: 0

Toe-In, Inches: 3/16 to 1/4

Toe-Out on Turns, Degrees: (If toe-out is incorrect, when other adjustments are correct, look for bent steering arms.)

Outer wheel: 20

Inner Wheel: 23

Kingpin Angle, or Steering Axis Degrees: (If king pin or spindle support angle are incorrect, but camber is correct, look for bent suspension arms or steering knuckle support)

5-5/6 @ 04 Camber

Bruce

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