Originally Posted by kobermiller
I'm working on a 1954 Chevrolet with the 235 inline 6 cyl. There is fire to the engine, however, it will not run. It is backfiring out the carburetor and that is it. Could it be a timing issue, or what?
If it is popping from the carb, the timing could be too advanced. Have you turned the distributor from where it was originally? If you can, put it back where it was, or turn it CW to retard it from where it now is and retry.
It could be the points or condenser are bad, the points dwell could be off.