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Will it start and run on starting fluid? Have you done a compression or leak down test?
If you have proper fuel pressure and proper spark and it will not run we do a leak down test to check and see if there is an issue with the timing. If that checks out we do a compression check to verify no internal engine damage is present. If you could run and check to see if it will start on starting fluid and also check if there is spark that will be the first step.
What readings did you get with the compression and leak down test?
Well something is wrong here. If you did the test with the results that you stated it will run. Maybe I am missing something. I will go ahead and opt out. Please stand by another expert will help you shortly.
Replace the spark plugs and try again.
When? When you removed them to do the compression test, did any smell like gas?
If you have good compression, good spark and it won't even run on starting fluid and the spark plugs are clean, it appears to me that either the ignition timing is off or you have more than 2 spark plug wires crossed.
The starting fluid should have substituted for a faulty fuel system and it should have started for at least a few seconds on starting fluid if the ignition was working properly granted of course the engine compression is good, which you said was
No, I'll opt out, maybe another expert has a different idea.