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      JohnQ replied to the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog.
      Not as of yet. Been busy finishing up Christmas orders for my leather business. Hoping to get back to it in the next week or so.
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      JohnQ reacted to Rgill's post in the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog with Like Like.
      If you think your timing is good, try starter fluid. If it fires on starter fluid then you may have a fuel/carburetor issue. If it will not fire on starter fluid then you have a timing or compression issue. How long has it be sitting before...
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      JohnQ reacted to Augustiron's post in the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog with Like Like.
      - Cam indexing off from hg replacement? Check compression.... - Distributor/timing, follow the fsm procedure.... You have spark, so random wiring issue should be eliminated....
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      JohnQ reacted to cps432's post in the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog with Like Like.
      Maybe some trash got in there and is blocking the jets? Are you sure you are not 180 degrees out with your timing? First time I had everything apart I was as 180 away from top dead center and couldn’t start it to save my life. After I double...
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      JohnQ reacted to 4runner2FJ60's post in the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog with Like Like.
      @cps432 I've been there and done that. Got closer to starting after 180 degree off but still would not because I was one tooth off. Very frustrating at the end of alot of work, but simple to fix.
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      JohnQ reacted to Chad717's post in the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog with Like Like.
      As far as the coolant leaking, the small hose at the back of the block, captain’s side, up top that connects to the heater hard line against the fire wall was my culprit. I guess I didn’t get it tight enough when putting everything back together.
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      JohnQ replied to the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog.
      Reasonably sure. Going to get a second set of eyes on it though. I agree it must be something simple.
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      JohnQ replied to the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog.
      Didn’t have anything done to the carb besides cleaning it up while it was off.
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      JohnQ replied to the thread Frustrated, head gasket, desmog.
      Other than checking the distributor I haven’t done much with it. After checking distributor I still was unable to get it to start. I need to pull the head again and recheck my surfaces and gasket alignment. I’m guessing the no start is related to...
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