Originally Posted by 1974blackz28
I just rebuilt my 350 and dropped it in and everything is ready to go except it wont start, getting spark I poured fuel down the top I can even see the carb spraying it as I manually prime it.
I have a High Torque starter and for some reason it isnt turning the engine over very fast but I see sometimes it backfires out of the carb so I dont think its a problem.
The battery is low and I was doing it through jumper cables and it made no difference it went the same speed.
What am I missing any suggestions?
Chevy has a little surprise. When you put it together with the timing marks on the cam and crank gears facing each other, the engine is set with number 6 in the firing position. If you leave it there and drop the distributor in timed to number 1 firing, it's 180 degrees out.
There plenty of other reasons but let's start with whether that is a situation or not for your set up.