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Timing chain gear marks up or together and spark plug diagram wir

Put in new timing chain where do the to dots on gear go both together or opposit also took off spark plug wires need to no from coil pak 1 2 3 4 diagram to plugs

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    i put the dots together got number 1 to top on the compression stroke put the wires on in order but dose not start what am i doing wrong 350 chevy

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Put the dots together, pull out num 1 plug bring num 1 piston up too top dead center on compression stroke,

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