Well here goes, Have a 73, 350 in a 74 camaro. 5 years ago it ran great. Wife talked me into putting it up so it was garaged for last 5 years. (stupid) Now I want to get it going again. So far have rebuilt carb, new points, plugs, wires, dist cap., & rotor. Now it runs like crap. When cranked it will barely start and then you have to play with the gas to keep it running. It chugs a lot and now is backfiring out of the carb. A friend that supposedly knows what is going on helped me get it close on timing but he doesnt now if the timing chain has jumped. My carb overhaul (Quadrajet)is questionable since I hadnt done it before. Not real sure I did evrything necessary. Replaced parts that came in a carb kit and followed all directions. So, what is your opinion. How can you tell if timing chain jumped without tear down. I dont have a huge budget but am willing to do work myself and I need a little guidance on where to start first. Is this viable or am I just pissin in the wind. Fianally, what could be the potential problems within the motor due to the long garage time. Sorry this is so long bt nay help will be appreciated.