Did some work on my car and now it will not start. I inst...

Did some work on my car and now it will not start. I installed the distributor and it was on piston 1. But now after failed attemtps to start [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) I look again and it is facing the back of the distributo...

Did some work on my car and now it will not start. I installed the distributor and it was on piston 1. But now after failed attemtps to start [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) I look again and it is facing the back of the distributor. Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded? Battery is fine. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Corvette, 1980 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Corvette yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes, I replaced timing chain, intake manifold, had the carburetor rebuild, new lifters

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Hello, Sorry to hear about your issue. When you set the distributor was cylinder #1 TDC on the compression stroke?

the distributor went in all the way. I finished the project and put everything back on, which was no picnic, ending with replacing the [spark plugs](/topics-spark-plug-chevy/) too. When I took off the distributor cap the cap was pointing towards the back. IS this right?
Automotive Expert
Which engine do you have?

original 350 L48the rotor cap is facing the back, should the rotor cap be facing 1 every time you go to start?
Automotive Expert
It should be right before the #1 plug on the cap. No it should not be on 1 every time you go to start.

the carb was rebuilt at National Carb and they say they tested it out before sending it back and I should not have to make any adjustments.
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You are correct. Can you try starting fluid t see if that does anything.

dont have any
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Could you get some?

it would mean I have to go out and disconnectI have carb cleaner stuff like gumout
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That would be fine, Just respond here once you are back.

Hi Keiphun, I just spent two months on this project and at this point I will have to stop and get this in hands of someone local that can get this corrected. Many thanks.
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No problem. It’s always a pleasure to try and help. Thank you.
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