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If you disable the fuel system, does the engine start and run using starting fluid?
Ok, have you checked engine compression?
Ok, this is going to be your next step. If the engine is in time and has nice bright blue strong spark, it should run on starting fluid (if you disable the fuel system).. hands down. If not, the engine is flooded or out of time. It is as simple as that.
So your next step would be to verify the engine is breathing correctly and is in time. I would start by checking engine compression first and then check the timing marks if needed.
Sounds like the engine is out of time. They all should be very close to eachother
Ok, then the engine should run on starting fluid.
Are you sure it has spark on all cylinders?
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No sir it should not
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If you have good spark and fuel psi then it could be a clogged converter.. You can monitor this by watching the MAP vacuum to see if rises when you get it started or you can drop the exhaust at the manifolds and see if it will start then.. We see quite a few older vehicles with the converter rattling for years and then it breaks loose and clogs the exhaust.. Let me know what you find.
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