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1954 chevy truck. It won't start. Changed plugs points

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1954 chevy truck. It won't start. Changed plugs points condenser. Would not start pryor either. I think it is the carb or resistor. Converted to 12 volt years ago and never had problems before.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes. New battery. It turns the engine. Just won't fire.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Like I said. Full tune up except for timing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.

The problem can be a loss of spark or fuel. You can check for spark at the plugs with a spark tester.
You can check fuel pressure with a gauge and both of these tools should be available to you at your
local parts store for rent or purchase.

If you have spark and GOOD fuel, then check compression for a jumped timing chain.

Also be sure the points are opening and closing and that the coils is also good.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron