TIPS for starting my rig after intake gasket job (1 Viewer)

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I have just replaced my intake/exhaust manifold gasket and have put it back together and it won't start. :crybaby: It revs, but will not turn over. No spark?

I have completed the following work that may impact the troubleshooting of this problem:

1. New plugs (pulled them and their tips are white ...... running lean?)
2. New Distributer cap, butten, and cables
3. Removed smog to get to intake
4. Pulled Carb to get to intake
5. Pulled intake and had it machined
6. Cleaned engine compartment with Gunk, Grease Grizzly, and water.
7. Put it all back together
8. Kept the air cleaner off and sprayed WD-40 while cranking, no dice
9. Tried the owners manual method and both with the choke in and out

Sorry if I missed a thread with my answer. I searched with not success.

I plan on diving back under the hood this afternoon. I am camping this weekend and want my truck back. Please help. :beer:
 
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For a "car won't start" problem, the place to start is with two questions:
1. Is there spark? (Pull a spark wire, crank the engine and hold the wire close to ground. There should be a spark.)

2. Is there fuel? (There are a few places to check on this. Fuel pump output. Carb float level. Carb accl pump.)

The solution should flow from either of these questions.
 
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While you're at the 'spark test', pull a plug & see if it's soaked with WD-40 !

I wouln't use is as a starting fluid . . .
 
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The buddy who recommended the WD is a diesel guy and has been repeatedly chastized for his recommendation.

Starter fluid got it fired. Took 45 minutes to burn off the WD.
 

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