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You replaced your timing belt on a 305 and now its not starting you have it all timed right what could be wrong where should the number 1 spark plug be on the distributor?

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2006-01-01 02:32:59
2006-01-01 02:32:59

are you sure its not 180 degrees out of timeing, i have seen that a few times.

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