Actually, I just checked the Ford shop manual, page 95, and it shows for the 8X1 series a little different:
1. idle 5 deg
2.1200 rpm 14 1/2--16 1/2 deg. Yeah, right, I am sure you are going to get this half degree thing right on.
3.2200 rpm -26-28 deg
Just make sure you are getting advance.