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1955 - 1957 Corvette: Service Bulletin: V-8 Distributor Chart

Subject: V-8 Distributor Chart
Model and Year: 1955 Thru 57 Passenger Cars and Trucks
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Bulletin Number: DR #291, Section VIy, April 26, 1957


Chart on page 2 of this bulletin lists V-8 Distributors used on 1955 thru 57 Passenger Cars and Trucks with spark setting @ idle.

The numbers stamped on the distributor plates are used as a means of identification only.  In some instances the service number and numbers on plats are identical.

Numbers on plats should not be used as a basis for ordering service parts.

Spark Setting

To eliminate confusion all spark settings are now to be made at idle only.

Markings on the ignition timing tab attached to the front end cover are in 2 degree increments from the "0" marking.

In heavy duty truck operations, where spark plug burning and pre-ignition are problems, remove the vacuum spark advance.

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