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Old 02-04-2015, 04:40 PM
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Do a quick compression test. If the timing chain is way off the compression should also be low. Much easier than tearing the engine apart to look.
Or you could go a step further and pull the valve cover for #1 cyl. Put the timing mark on TDC. Both valves should be in the closed position and the dist. rotor should be pointing to #1 cylinder.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:49 PM
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If you lined up the marks on the timing gears then it's correct. There's no such thing as compression or exhaust stroke on the timing gears.

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I'm with John. Let's examine this...
Cam & Crank sprockets are 2:1 ratio.
If you matched marks looking at each other (6:00 o'clock on the cam and 12:00 o'clock on the crank) the next crank revolution would put the cam at 12:00 and the crank at 12:00. So, it's the same thing as long as the crank marks are at the top. Here's an OEM setup:
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ITS ALIVE! ITS ALIVE! ITS ALLLIIIVVEEEE!

So here is what I found. I pulled spark plug one and tested to ground of car and found a nice spark. Nice enough to shock me since my hand was on the car when I did it. I clamped the vacuum advance and plugged the full manifold vacuum port on the carb. Next, cleaned up the ground and the distributor base where the pertronix mounts. poured some gas in the carb and turned it over.
A few coughs and finally IDLE! Its 15 degrees here in Pennsylvania so for the old betty to sound as good as it did at idle being this cold out was a great sound!

It only idled for 10 seconds since it ran out of gas in the carb.

I still have one problem though which I must work out. The fuel pump does not seem to be pumping gas. Even after the 10 second idle still no has to the fuel filter. I replaced the fuel line from front to rear and have NO gas leaks. I might go pick up another fuel pump at autozone and install and see what happens.

I want to thank everyone who helped me get to this point. (Feel like i am at the academy awards receiving an award) Dave (Simply connected, Jopizz, tbird1044) you guys are what make this forum awesome.

I will update this thread with my findings with the fuel problem. unless you guys have any ideas for me about the fuel problem!
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Dan,

You're welcome. Glad we could help. Before you replace the fuel pump disconnect the hose from the pump that goes to the gas tank and connect a short piece of hose and use a gas can. If it draws gas from the can then it's ok. You may have to pour gas into the line to prime it. If you have a vacuum pump or a siphon tube you can try that to draw gas from the tank to get it started.

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