Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88
after installing the cam and timing gears dot to dot. You must rotate the crankshaft 1 revolution, before
installing the distributor. just like the cam install instructions (that you did not read) tell you. or the spark timing is 180deg out.
and it will not run.
it is fireing on the overlap . make it fire at TDC on the power stroke by installing the distributor correctly.
I never uninstalled the cam. Just replaced the chain and gears. Ive been keeping an eye on the oil and It is contaminated. Not my first time. Ive put a sbc together many times on my racecar but it has been about 5 years. Thats why this is so frustrating!