<VV> Dwell setting on 65 manual 140 engine

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Oct 26 23:09:50 EDT 2018

Shop manual has the information. A copy can be found here:


Timing does not care what triggers spark, points or electronic pickup.

All Corvairs with points (and also most any GM 6) 31 to 34° dwell.

140 manual 16 to 20 ° BTC

Interesting, the 1965 shop manual has no specs for 140 automatic?????

Frank DuVal

On 10/24/2018 8:25 PM, John Gull via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Well it has been well over 15 years since I have had to use points.  I don’t remember what the dwell or timing should be. Any help will be greatly appreciated. The motor is a manual 140 hp on premium gas. Thanks John Gull in Asheville NC

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