Here we send old cars to become an oyster reef!
I did read in your original post if you check to see if the engine was in cam timng. I suggest you pull #1 plug and rotate the engine and see if you have compression (hold your finfger over the plug hole and se if it pops on TDC).
If you do then check for base engine timing by putting #1 cyl on TDC, check your distributer to see if the rotor points to #1 and that the timing mark is also on TDC.
You know many time when an engine is giving the start problems yours has, the cyls become dry and compression is lost to the point it won't start. Put a liitle engine oil in each cyl with plugs out, turn it over a few times, put in a little more (tablespoon) and try and start the engine. It is an old mechanics trick that goes way back before you were born--Good Luck
Sunday, May 7th, 2006 AT 8:04 AM