HELP! - 7MGE ReBuild Not Startng

oilhanddan

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Hello

Just finished rebuilding top-end of engine and replacing valves, seals, gaskets etc. Valves were lapped and valve clearances were adjusted. It's all looking good..

But Not Starting

  • Ran wire across terminals for codes - no codes
  • Fuel pump is receiving fuel - ran wire across diagnosis port to check fuel
  • Sparks are igniting - check video for explosion!
  • I will perform compression test when I find gauge

I installed distributor according to manual but I'm wondering if I need to adjust the distributor timing with the timing light for the engine to fire at all?

I thought it would still fire if my cams are aligned w/ bottom crank too at tdc

Also, after cranking should there be a strong smell of petrol off the plugs? I'm undecided if its a fuel issue or not.
- Saying that I did spray a load of brake cleaner on the air filter and tried to start up - Nothing!

Any help much appreciated! Thank you!
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oilhanddan

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solved - distributor out

Opened up the distributor and physically lined up the igniter with the #1 lead

very happy
 
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