i have a new rebuilt 289. it is probubly a 66 block. everything is pretty much new except the outside metal. i have been tring to start this engine for the last 4 days. distrubutor has petronix.
Sounds like the distributor is 180° "off". Been there.umm after trying to start it for the last 5 days. it has shown some signes of life it back fires and it recently stoped shooting gas out of the carb. and today it seemed like it fired for a second. just wanted to get some opinions by you guys.
Is is set at TDC on the number one cylinder at the end of the compression stroke?what i know: it is getting spark because i have taken out the number 1 spark plug and grounded it to the block and it does spark. their is gas getting to the carb. the firing order is correct. Everything else is under question.
yea i just reset it right now well like a hour ago to TDC on number one cylinder i put my finger inside and can feel the piston and i turn my finger over and i dont feel any valves. so yea it is reset but yea if i think about it the solution previously would be to turn it 180 and i think that that is probubly still going to stand after i changed it as well. because now it is in TDC 1st cylinder rotor linned up with 1st cylinder spark plug wire. so i will try to get it to run tommarow and let you guys know. because i think that if it doesnt work that the 180 will work.