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258 Won\'t Start PLEASE help!! need to get it going

OK, I did some searches but didn't come up with what I was looking for. We've been working on a 1983 CJ-7 with the 258 engine, Carter carb, and auto transmission. We've put a new cam, new lifters, new timing set, and new push rods & rocker arms in (PO started the priject) We just rebuilt the awful Carter 2 barrel BBD carb. Now that we've tried to start won't go. It turns over nicely but it backfired...sounded like an M-80 going off. SO we tried moving the distributor...and then we get fire shoooting up out of the carb. This we know....TIming should be close, getting spark (not 100% positive) Fuel getting to carb. What we're not sure on is.....vacuum lines, carb tuning...anything else i might be missing. As far as we can tell the Nutter bypass has been done on this Jeep. If anyone has any Ideas please let me know to get it going tonight if we can!! Well back to work now to see if I can figuire it out. Thanks in advance

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