1967 Ford Truck Want Start

Tiny
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  • 1967 FORD TRUCK
Engine Performance problem
1967 Ford Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I recently rebuilt a 351 windsor bored 60 over flat top pistons and a bigger cam also a edlebrock 600 cfm carb and aluminum intake. The problem is it will not start. I changed it to electronic ignition. With a msd control box and it tries to start but will not stay running. We have checked the timing 3 times already to make sure it is hitting on number 1 cylinder. It almost seems like it is not getting enough fuel. I am using a stock fuel pump. Can you give me an idea as to what reason could be for not starting?
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 11:43 AM

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Tiny
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Did you pump up the oil pressure with drill before you installed distributor? If not valves are not opening enough.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
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Yes I primed the oil pump. The problem is I purchased a MSD Street Fire Ignition module and That is why the truck want start we have put three msd modules on the truck and the only way any of them will start is if you reverse the wires going to the coil and yes this is the 4th coil 2 factory and 2 hot fire coils and they all do the same. So now with the wires reversed it runs but it misses and sometimes backfires out the headers. It also runs real rough at high RPM's. The full scoop on the motor it is a newly rebuilt 351 windsor bored out 60 over with flat top pistons a larger cam and a Eldelbrock performer aluminum intake and 600 cfm carburator, Hotfire MSD coil and high performance plug wires, New alternator new fule pump new starter and starter relay, We also completly rewired the entire truck because the wiring was so jerry rigged it was shorting things out. We have gone over the wiring 4 times already to make sure nothing was backwards causing the coil to act t he way it does. Everyrthing is correct and everything on the motor was torqued to fords specifications.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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A couple of thoughts. Are you sure you using counterclock wise rotation with your wires? Also if that does not work go to 302 plug wiring 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 and see what happens. Hope this helps Ken
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 AT 9:18 AM

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