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Sounds like you replaced the distributor without setting #1 at TDC? The distributor cap should indicate which plug is the #1 plug wire. If there are no inspection plugs you can pop out to see the timing marks on the camshaft gears you will need to disable the starting system (fuel flow) remove #1 plug and turn it over until #1 piston is at TDC on the compression stroke. Then insert the distributor cap with the rotor on it, taking note of where the #1 plug tower is on the cap. Once the dist is installed place the cap on and make sure the end of the rotor is aligned with the #1 tower inside, if it is your good to go. If not take the dist out and turn it a bit left or right then put it in again until it lines up correctly (may take a few tries). Once aligned secure everything, replace spark plug and it should fire up.
Is it possible to turn the distributor shaft 180 degrees and reinstall the dist ? I am assuming you have spark at the plugs, just not at the right time ? If the distributor has not been moved, and the rotor points to the wrong wire, you could have put the cam gear in upside down ?
It sounds like u have a cam correlation problem... Take ur cap off mark where ur rotor is pointing on the dist. Mark the firewall where the dist plug is pointing take the 10mm bolt out n look @ the dist gear and see how bad it's worn!! When u take the cap off some times they're so bad when u move the rotor u can tell the excessive play hope this helps!!!!
do you hear a pop pop poping under heavy acceleration or just one big back fireing when first accelerating? it could be an intake valve pop pop poping,and electrical,on the big bafireing under lite to med load. A cracked,or worn cap and rotor,weak coil wire,dirty carbruator,faulty accelerator pump in carb bad vacumn advance !slow ignition timing. BAD points and condenser if equiped on older model with carb.
Sounds like your car may have jumped time.Advance your plug wires on the dist. cap and see if it will start.If it does start turn the moter off and at least youll know if you have a timing problem or not.
1/ Have you fitted the spark plug leads in the proper firing order.
2/ Look inside the top of distributor Top (this is not the first time a new distributer cap has very small crack) or the rotor arm is fitting the cap properly. Hope this helps Best Wishes, Malcolm Campbell.
Replace the spark plugs and wires along with a distributor cap and rotor. Be careful to leave the old wires and plug wires connected to dist.cap, just remove dist. cap from the distributor and lay aside with plug wires on it then install rotor then new cap and proceed to replace each wire for cap and spark plug one at a time so you don't mix up the spark plug wire firing order. Cap laying to the side is used for reference purpose.