Won’t start

Ethan95 5.0

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image.jpgI recently installed a new upper and lower intake manifold. I removed the distributor and put it back on top dead center and all that. The car did run but it was not making the power it’s supposed too. I took out the distributor and re stabed it. Now the car will not start. When I try to crank it, it sounds like it wants so start but it doesn’t. I can smell fuel and the air-gas mixture is coming out of the exhaust when trying to start it. Any ideas? Also here is a picture.
 

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Triple check TDC. I have personally seen where a buddy reached down and pulled out plug #2 because he didn't look far enough forward to see plug #1 was well hidden. As I went to put it back in I noticed we had just spent all that time setting up tdc for #2.

try turning/wiggling the dist while someone else cranks on it.
 

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Yeah like most people are saying this sounds like a distributor issue based on your story. Also like mentioned in the other thread a lot of times people end up with the distributor 180 degrees off.
 

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Sounds like you're 180 degrees off on the dizzy install. Edit to add- also TDC happens twice a cycle, so it might not be the right tdc.
 
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Triple check TDC. I have personally seen where a buddy reached down and pulled out plug #2 because he didn't look far enough forward to see plug #1 was well hidden. As I went to put it back in I noticed we had just spent all that time setting up tdc for #2.

try turning/wiggling the dist while someone else cranks on it.
I finally got it to start I found TDC and then put the distributor back in and started right away
 

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