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old 350 block

hello Team Camaro Members,

my name is John and i am new to the whole chat form online thing. im 29 in the military. i have a 1974 Camaro that only my hands have and will touch. i raced my Camaro at the local Speed way several times. so i have beat the crap out of this car and for the most part she holds together. well 362,089 miles later she gave out. understable and i am now using an old block that was just sitting around in one of my civilian mentors garage. the block. it is a two bolt main with the casting number 3970010, it was just a short block; block, crank, pistons, heads and flex plate. it looked pretty solid and looked clean other then the dust and dirt that has been sitting on it. my first issue it that i didnt strip it down i just took the good parts off my motor and installed on this motor. when i had every thing installed new and old parts, it was ready to start. but it back fired instead and blows fuel back out through the carb. a friend told me with an old engine that has sat for a while i should pour a little film of oil down the cyclinder and then try to start it, to free up the rings. well i did and it still dont start any ideals? or am i a jack *** kid that needs to start all over and rip it all down again?

thanks in advance for any help

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John
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 10, 03:15 PM
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Re: old 350 block

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Sounds like the distributor may be installed 180 out. Pull the valve cover and verify that both valves are closed when the rotor is pointing to #1 cylinder.

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