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Old 04-10-2011, 07:31 PM
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Has spark & turns but won't start (won't even fire)

Hello -
Engine turns over but never fires.

Engine is a 350 sbc with edelbrock intake and dual edelbrock fours. MSD electric distributor and MSD blaster coil. Has sat in attached garage over winter - past 4.5 months. Put plenty of Stabil in last year and ran car for a while afterward. Have done nothing - no adjustments on engine since storing. Started fine last Fall.

Checked #1 cylinder spark plug and it's firing/sparking. Carbs are pumping fuel - I can see this in the carbs, fuel pressure gauge reads positively and spark plugs all have some gas on them and smell like fuel (after so much trying to start).

I don't know what else to try as I have always thought fuel + spark should at least fire and try to start. At this point my next step is shooting carb cleaner and starting fluid down the carb.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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