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Ashauer
07-18-2006, 09:01 PM
I was wondering what the original spark plug gap is for a 455 Buick that has 10:1 compression. I'am running AC's R46TS spark plugs.

bobc455
07-19-2006, 05:23 AM
I was wondering what the original spark plug gap is for a 455 Buick that has 10:1 compression. I'am running AC's R46TS spark plugs.Points or HEI? Makes a difference.

Also, I am surprised you are running the 46 plugs, I would think they would be a bit too hot for a 10:1 engine. I think the 45s are a stock heat range.

-Bob Cunningham

rcull
07-19-2006, 06:08 AM
This may help:

http://www.buicks.net/shop/tuneup.html

Ashauer
07-19-2006, 06:23 PM
I think your right about the 45's being stock, anyways I'm running a electronic box from Mallory with a Mallory Unilite Dist.

Jim Carmichael
07-20-2006, 09:45 AM
If your running that box use a set of plugs for a latter 455 with .80 gap. You can set the 45 to .80 but it will have the wrong angle and won't have the right heat range.

sicksteve
08-07-2006, 09:18 PM
0.060" stock for HEI. 0.045" points

With an aftermarket coil, ignition module and spark box, It can be higher, depending on other enginemodifications.

I put an accel Brute force HEI in cap coil, an accel ultra high-current ignition module and 300+ low-resistance wires on my '76 455 (8.5:1), still experimenting--started at 0.070"

In my '73 455, I'm just putting in an accel Billet-proof electronic dist. (with the same ignition module as above) an external jacobs "ultra coil" and low resistance accel 8.8mm plug wires. 0.070"?

I thought R45TSX were the right plugs. On later Buick engines with tighter emission controls (like my dad's '79 X-code 350 V-8, it took R46TS plugs).