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No Start After Head Gasket Repair?


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So I blew a head gasket in my 73 and am working on getting it running again. I am having some issues setting static timing and getting it to run. I have been reading up on it and its got me stumped. I set it at TDC (verified with the mark on the flywheel and the camshaft) and then put the distributor rotor on the #1 spot and I get nothing. I have tried it several times now with no luck. Its getting spark and gas but it wont fire, I dont get it. Its a pretty stock engine, 38/38 electronic ignition and exhaust. What am doing wrong here? Any help would be amazing. Thanks

-Brennan

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Hmm I didn't think about it being 180 out, I will check. I set TDC after I got it all together again, but I put it together the same way it came out and verified that the pistons and valves are in the right spot with the marks on the cam and flywheel. I hope its that easy, I haven't driven it in almost 4 months.

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Further confirmation of the correct alignment of the cam, crank and dist can be seen if you pull off the rocker cover, watch the valves as you rotate the crank, at # 1, last valve to close is the intake, just before the compression stroke and at the same time the rotor is just coming around to spark #1 on the distributor. I can be easy to get it 180 out. And you can also pull the #1 plug too to also confirm compression stroke on #1 as dist lines up with #1

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