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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 10th 2013, 10:00 pm

Well got engine together put in the car and it want start.Checked coil and timing twice i wired it 15426378 counter clockwise.number 1 plug and 6 is the only one that the plugs look that has fired.I had a double pin cam and took one pin out being it had 7/16 bolt.Any help would be helpful thanks.
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Post  1970 ford maverick on June 11th 2013, 11:57 am

Have you tried advancing timing while trying to start?,I work on my car alot by myself and alot of times ,and if the engines already in the car ,sometimes have to get out and give them alittle more timing and sometimes less to get em to fire up!,That is everything else being in order,getting plenty fire,being in time,and plenty of fuel,and compression of course!.I always pump the gas acouple times and keep it cracked open while adjusting timing,that should get ur done.Keep us posted, MavMan
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Post  jbozzelle on June 11th 2013, 12:16 pm

Is the dizzy in right? 180* out?

Is the coil actually causing a spark?

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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 1:38 pm

Yes i got #1 TDC on compression stroke and the coil firing.
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Post  cool40 on June 11th 2013, 1:59 pm

Its flooded or low timing.....any fire out the carb yet? Shocked
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 2:53 pm

Well bought a compression tester and some cyl don't have none that my luck on my first build.
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Post  jbozzelle on June 11th 2013, 2:58 pm

Solid or hyd cam? Valves too tight?

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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 3:04 pm

Solid, i set valves 20 int and 22 ex by cam card.Watch the ex. as it start to open i adjusted int. and then when intake went all way down and start close i adjust ex.
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 3:25 pm

Why do all the plugs need be out when u do a compression test?
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Post  1970 ford maverick on June 11th 2013, 4:51 pm

bigjohn2007 wrote:Why do all the plugs need be out when u do a compression test?
Also wire the throttle wide open "bigjohn2007". If you have been giving it alot of fuel, I would spray a shot of wd40 in each of the cyclinders while the plugs are out,spin the engine over afew times ,and then check compression.don,t want to keep cranking on it if those cyclinders are dry from rawl fuel.What is the compression on all 8 ?,Also go back over the valves on the ones that are showing nothing,luck has nothing to do with it brother! Hopefully you,ll get it figured out without having to pull it out!MavMan
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 9:25 pm

Good news DanH called me and told me how to set the valves correct and it busted off after i check all the cyl with the compression tester.Thanks lotsssss Very Happy
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Post  1970 ford maverick on June 11th 2013, 9:39 pm

bigjohn2007 wrote:Good news DanH called me and told me how to set the valves correct and it busted off after i check all the cyl with the compression tester.Thanks lotsssss Very Happy
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 11:06 pm

Intake leaking at the front and back how you guys seal them baby up?
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 11:08 pm

Thanks Maverick for your info................
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Post  racnrick on June 11th 2013, 11:31 pm

bigjohn2007 wrote:Intake leaking at the front and back how you guys seal them baby up?

Are you talking water or oil? If it's oil, did you use the factory end gaskets or did you use just a bead of black silicone sealer? the best ways is to use a bead of the sealer across each end.
If it's water, your gaskets might have slipped, or your intake is not mating up to the heads right, or what brand of intake gaskets did you use?

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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 11th 2013, 11:39 pm

Oil, and i ran a thick bead of the grey gasket maker across the front and back of the intake.


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Post  1970 ford maverick on June 12th 2013, 12:11 am

bigjohn2007 wrote:Thanks Maverick for your info................
Your Welcome "BigJohn2007"
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Post  bigjohn2007 on June 18th 2013, 10:10 am

I didn't stud the four corner and my other motors had been so i think that some of my problem.
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