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352 HELP please

I have built several chevy, chrysler and ford v8 engines. Just built my first fe (352) and I cannot get it to start. When it spins over compression is coming back up through the carb. I know I should know why but...... Any thoughts?

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Re: 352 HELP please

Timing lined up?

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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dot to dot when i put it on. have not taken it back down to inspect.
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Re: 352 HELP please

it could be a number of different things....but if you had installed the timing chain correctly then pull #1 plug out crank the engine untill the compression stoke comes up the timing mark should be very close to the pointer. if you can, turn the engine so that the timing marks (on the balancer) are close to TDC. It doesent have to be perfect, then stab the distributor so that the rotor is pointing towards #8. after you have it locked down then starting from that position where the rotor is pointing put #1 plug wire. Then counterclockwise use this sequence; 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. it should start up now. 'hint' you might have to advance the distributor a bit to get it started...once its running then you can time it.

If you have any problems let us know...and make sure you give us all the information what the engine is doing.

the above proceedure is based on the engine being built correctly.
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Re: 352 HELP please

intake valves are not closing. Wrong Valve lash ?
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