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Trying to start the engine but its not starting.just finish changing out the distributor cap.replaced the spark plug and the wire.

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Did you chg. all the wires or just one, i'am assuming you chg. all the wires and you got them on wrong, take the cap off and rotate engine until the pointer is lined up on zero on the harmonic balancer and then see where the rotor is pointed if it points at the carb or in the visinity thats #1 if it points to the fire wall rotate engine around again to zero, just align the rotor with the one on the cap and go from there, Fireing order is 18436572 rotor runs clockwise 1357 left side of engine 2468 right side of engine front to rear.

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