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Hello, my name is***** for the question. Most of the time this is caused by a valve timing issue. Do you happen to have a compression tester to make sure that the engine is ok internally?
I would start with a compression test to see if the valve timing is off. If that is fine try checking for spark so we can determine if there is an ignition issue.
You can continue to come back here as long as you need to, even after rating. Let me know when you can get back to it. Hopefully with that few miles it won't be anything serious.
Is there currently any response from the engine if you try starting it with starting fluid?
That would be the best place to start. If it continues let me know and we can go through some voltage meter tests to find the problem.
The timing should not be off all of a sudden unless you didn't mark the distributor. How was it installed?
Let's check it electrically. Do you have a voltage meter?
Thanks. We need to see if the black/white wire at the distributor has battery voltage with the key on. if not then check the coil fuse. If it has power then you need to check for ground pulse on the brown/white wire when cranking the engine. It is possible that the noise suppressor for the coil is faulty. It is located just below the wiper motor.