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    1983 305 engine

    I have a 1983 /305 engine and it will not start,it has good compresion,good spark and it is getting fuel ,it is not getting
    any suction thru the carb and the timming is right on the money,I
    am at my wits end can some one please help me find out why it wont
    start or even fire .

    Thanks in advance
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE mopar1968's Avatar
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    Ok help us out is this a rebuild or you trying to restart a engine you had :?:


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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Sounds like a timing chain. Does it backfire? Is the distributor spinning? Did you check the compression on all cylinders or a couple?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE mopar1968's Avatar
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    I agree :!: Sound's like might have either jumped time or gear in wrong :!:


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    Didn't the 305's come with nylon timing gears ? Seems the high miler's always wore out the teeth, thus easily jumped time.
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    1983 305

    Lobes wore down on the cam & yep a nylon gear.

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