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454 carburetor motor cranks will not start. New battery,electric fuel pump and has spark.

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    What about when you spray WD-40 down carburetor?

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For carburator engines the common problem is the chock is to lean. Please follow this link. It shows how to adjust the chock position (page 8) carburator.
Also there is good trobleshoting table at page 22
Hope that helps
Good Luck
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/carbs_acc/pdf/carb_owners_manual.pdf

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Try adjusting your carb or replace it fuel and air mixture is not right or its out of timing

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