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Timing a 5K won’t start

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I have a 1982ke70 wagon running a 5k engine that won’t start I replaced most off the gaskets a couple weeks ago and iv now put the engine back together but I can’t seem too get it too start. I have spark and fuel going in. I'm assuming it could be the timing. Iv had a couple off back fires when iv fiddled with the timing but most off the time it’ll just have spitting through the carb.i don’t know much about how too time a car so any advice would be helpful.

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Did you pull the distributor? Could have inserted it 180* off, or plug wires switched? Pull the spark plug on number 1 and verify that the cylinder is coming up on the compression stroke, when the rotor is pointing to the number 1 terminal on the cap.   Davew7

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Sort out number one firing as Davew7 said, watch the rockers through the oil cap to make sure its #1 firing stroke and not exhausting stroke. The #1 rockers will be still at TDC firing, but rocking for #1 exhausting.  It will fire as soon as the points open, so while you set the points gap on top of a square shoulder on the dizzy cam to get maximum opening, you time it before the shoulder as the points just open.

So rotate the crank to 10deg before top dead center firing #1,  make sure the rotor points to #1 plug lead as dave said, then set the gap with the rubbing block right on the square of the shoulder, then turn the dizzy clockwise until the points just close. I usually turn the ignition on and turn the dizzy back and forth so the points just spark at 10deg BTDC and then lock it down.

With the cylinder correct, the gap correct and the timing correct, the only thing left is the plug lead order, 1,3,4,2 going clockwise.

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Iv got the timing set now still wouldn’t start I had a guy come have a look and he said my carb was stuffed the two jets are throwing way too much fuel in there so it flooding is there a way too fix that issue 

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Ah...   give us the history before the timing problem.  Why did you replace gaskets? Was it running happily before that? If not, what was the problem then?

The most likely problem involves the needle & seat, but if someone has modified it the jets may be to blame.

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It was running bad and pissing out with oil I didn’t realise how bad it was until I had put new oil in and couple weeks later I checked it and there was barley any oil left I think it was leaking mostly when I was driving it bc there was only small drips on the drive way where it was parked.i was only changing the head gasket and the oil seal thing that slips on too the crank shaft but I bought a set witch had every gasket in it so I dicided I may aswell change the rest aswell, the previous owner Had put silicone gasket maker and the gasket aswell and there was heaps of silicone in the sump and some in the oil pick up filter iv got a guy that is going to fix the carb for me hopefully and then it should be running again.

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