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Just changed motors and will hit and try to start but wont start

Would like to know if when timing does thr dot on the distributer point towards #1 and also will not turn over in park where is that sensor located

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Bring number one piston up too top dead center
pull the dis cap the rotor will be pointing a t num one put your pulg wires according too it it should start then you can set the timing,
your other problem is your netural safty switch is out of adjustment!!!!

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