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Experience:  maintain jeep wrangler's for a off road rental company,
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Just rebuilt a 78 232. Cant get it to run. Backfires.

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Just rebuilt a 78 232. Cant get it to run. Backfires. Checked timing. It is on. What next?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.
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Is this the Jeep AMC engine on the CJ 5 or 7 .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I believe it is the AMC engine
Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.
Hi .
Sorry did not get back sooner we have been experiencing power shortage.
Most common issue for your problem after a rebuild is the set up of the
timing chain , was the timing marks set up facing each other or opposite sides .
The distributor is fitted 180° off ,very common .
The wiring plug leads ,
Quick check is to swap plug in the distributor cap..
6 with 1 , 5 with 2, and swap 3 with 4..
Check the link above .
Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me with the reply button and not the poor or bad service rate buttons .
This way i can get back to you and suggest other options or suggest another Expert .
Kindest regards Greg