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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everybody I am new to this site I recently purchased a 1980 C3 with a 5.7 small block Chevy. I have been around these cars my whole life I have built many motors with my father this is the reason for my confusion.I pulled the timing cover to make sure the timing was correct on the chain when I put it back together after lining up the dots it would not run it backfired through the carburetor. Now if you line up the dot's now and you take the rotor and put it on number six cylinder it will run anybody have any idea what is going on and how can I fix it .Thanks
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Hello everybody I am new to this site I recently purchased a 1980 C3 with a 5.7 small block Chevy. I have been around these cars my whole life I have built many motors with my father this is the reason for my confusion.I pulled the timing cover to make sure the timing was correct on the chain when I put it back together after lining up the dots it would not run it backfired through the carburetor. Now if you line up the dot's now and you take the rotor and put it on number six cylinder it will run anybody have any idea what is going on and how can I fix it .Thanks
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I gather you replaced the chain, gears? Before pulling them off, did you line up the dots and also have the rotor pointing to #1 (harmonic timing mark on zero)?
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