Engine won't start for break in
I finally got everything together enough to finally try and start my engine which was professionally rebuilt by the PO. It has been sitting a couple of years, but from what I've read and the mechanics I talked to that should be ok. Here are the major steps I took before starting the engine:
1) Changed out old oil and used lucas break in oil
2) Tested all the electrical connections to ensure I was getting voltage at the coil
3) Used a drill to prime the oil system while turning the crank shaft 2 turns
4) Filled the fuel line from the carb to the pump
5) Turned over the engine with #1 spark plug out to get cylinder 1 to a compression stroke for timing. At the same time I made sure the fuel pump was sending fuel.
6) Installed the distributor set to cylinder 1 at 10 BTDC. I later pulled out the spark plug and made sure it was sparking when I rotated the distributor housing.
7) Verified all the spark plugs wires were installed correctly
8) Cranked the engine 2 times, about 3-5 seconds each time. I could hear the cylinders firing, but not consistently and it would not start up.
Components that are new include the spark plugs, ignition coil, wires, fuel pump, carb (rebuilt professionally)
So my two major questions are:
1) At what point do I risk wiping the new cam shaft while trying to break it in?
2) What would be a good place to start and how should troubleshoot without cranking the engine?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by massmustang69; 10-20-2018 at 08:36 PM.
Reason: added info