Originally Posted by 1981zapper
i made sure that the piston is at TDC, i then droped in my distributor
Off a tooth maybe? Have you tried pulling it and reinstalling? Back to the start now, you said it was running fine before, but was that back in June? What I'm getting at is could the problem have been there last week but you hadn't driven it enough to know? If that's a possibility then you could be on track with a combination of bad gas, carbon build up, fouled plugs etc.....so, if its me, and I'm confident the dist is right, and the timing is right, throw new plugs at it, get some fresh good 92+ in it, set your timing conservitive, insert 80's Glam rock cassette tape, I reccomend skid row, and go drive the sht out of it....then try some more timing and see how it goes.....