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armymechanic2003 June 19th, 2014 10:59 PM

engine starting problems
I just put a new motor in my car. When attempting to start car does nothing. I turn distributor one direction it backfires through carb. turned the other way it backfires out the exhaust. I had the no 1 piston tdc and cam level what else could be my issue ?

Mikel89us June 20th, 2014 10:34 AM

Have you checked compression? It sounds like its not getting the right amount of something and compression would be the first thing I would check.

OHC230 June 20th, 2014 12:45 PM

It might be that the Auxiliary shaft sprocket has moved on you. Have you checked to see if the rotor is pointing to the number 1 pole on the distributor cap when the engine is at TDC? I would check that first and then go back and make sure that you have the right firing order on the plug wires as well.


armymechanic2003 June 20th, 2014 05:44 PM

after going through everything found valves not closing so no compression. head is at machine shop now thanks

Dingle berry July 16th, 2014 10:29 AM


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