Q: Q: No start

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I am having trouble with starting my vehicle. I have been working on it a little here and there. I first changed the coil pack which didn't work. Then I changed the whole distributor, plug and plug wires and reset timing. It ran after I did that but when I shifted into 3rd and 4th gear it shimmied until I got it high in rpms. It feathered out so I thought the fuel pumps went out which the in line one did but I changed the tanks and in tank pumps and in line pumps. I also changed the fuel filter and the fuel lines up to the in line pump. I tried cranking it and it turns over very fast as if the ignition is retarded. So I figured the timing jumped. I replaced the gears and chain but the timing was on. It still sounds retarded. What else could it be?

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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