Engine 90 gt crank no start

Darius88

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I have a 1990 that I am restoring that doesnt want to start for anything . It hasn't ran for 14 years. I've installed new fuel pump, tank and filter, injectors,distribution cap and rotor, ignition coil, wires and plugs. And starter solenoid and a starter. I was trying to start it the other day and it would crank fine but would never start. While cranking it would act like it was going to start. I have fuel and spark to each cylinder and I've made sure my firing order was correct. When cranking and with the throttle wide open it would backfire out of the intake. The vehicle timing has never been messed with.

Has anyone ran into this issue of a crank no start and sometimes back fire.?
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Give it a quick shot of starting fluid, if it starts and runs for a few seconds it's a fuel delivery problem, if not it's an electrical problem.
have you checked fuel pressure?
 

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Give it a quick shot of starting fluid, if it starts and runs for a few seconds it's a fuel delivery problem, if not it's an electrical problem.
have you checked fuel pressure
I have not checked fuel pressure. And I've tried starting fluid and it still backfires. I'm going to check timing later
 
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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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What do you mean by 'checking timing'?
If you mean bring the #1 cylinder to TDC on the compression stroke and checking rotor position, that's the place to start. Then firing order.
Also check to make sure balancer is at the right place, old balancers tend to slip.
 

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What do you mean by 'checking timing'?
If you mean bring the #1 cylinder to TDC on the compression stroke and checking rotor position, that's the place to start. Then firing order.
Also check to make sure balancer is at the right place, old balancers tend to slip.
Yes I am going to put the number 1 cylinder to TDC and check rotor position and after use a timing gun to make sure that it sparks on cylinder 1 at the right time
 
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I went off of this but ill double check
 

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That is correct. Here’s another view but same graphic essentially

We’ve all done it, which is the reason for the suggestion
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after checking timing , fuel pressure and compression . The timing is perfect or near it and fuel pressure is 35 psi bus compression is cylinder 1(120psi),2(80psi),3(80psi),4(80psi),5(60psi),6(60psi),7,(0psi) 8(0psi) so I am going to do a rebuild
 
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