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Old 11-21-2010, 03:14 PM
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Chevy SBC No Start

After some compications, got the Monte Carlo all set for startup today. Car cranks, but is not turning over. It'll back fire, but that's all. Here's what I've got going on, please help if you can...

75 Monte Carlo, SBC400 auto.
Crank pulley has marks 0, 10, 20, 30. I have 0 set on the timing mark to 8 BTDC.

Distribuator is pointing to cylinder 1, with all wires correct. Plugs brand new

Timing light shows pulses on the wires. Was too bright outside to see where it was flashing though. Even with the chaulk trick, still couldn't see it.

Demon carb is pumping fuel fine. Very visable, and bowls are filled.

Engine cranks fine, everything spinning great.

Tried cranking with vacuum advance hooked up and taken off. Feels like no change.

Rotated the distrib slightly to see if any changes. Some backfired more, some less. But no start.

Car sat for like 2 years, added some stablizer in the fuel and even tried with starter fluid, no change.


Any ideas on what's going on here? Any help is appreciated. Thank you much!
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