So, my Jeep bucked and quit running on me at a stop sign a few weeks ago. Been messing with it since, but it has not run. Please do a search of my previous posts for more info. I have rebuilt the carb, but she refuses to run.
I have tried blocking fuel line to carb, pulled all plugs, cranked engine with throttle held wide open to dry motor out, cleaned plugs well. Reinstalled cleaned plugs, left fuel line to carb blocked off. Sprayed ether down carb, will not run.
Pulled coil and mounting brackets, cleaned all contacting surfaces including mounting bolts, brackets, etc with degreaser and wire brush and/or sandpaper. Cleaned contacts on coil with sandpaper. Checked coil primary and secondary resistance. Cleaned batter terminals, both insides of cables and posts. Removed ground cable from block, cleaned bolt, connector, washer and block mating surface.
I get good spark at the plugs.
I can spray ether down the carbs and it will not run. Not even cough.
I am suspicious that I may have jumped time.
I turned the engine over using the crank bolt to TDC on the compression stroke for #1 cylinder. Marked all high tension leads from distributor, pulled distributor. Less than 10K miles old plugs, wires, cap, rotor.
I have a Haynes manual, and from the looks of it's diagram, I have jumped time. Notice that #1 cylinder in the Haynes should be closest to the distributor mounting screw. Then look at the picture of my rotor and cap. You can clearly see that my #1 is 2 terminals from the distributor screw.
BUT, this is the way it has always been? I mean, the wires did not jump from one terminal to the other. And it ran for 8 years like this.
I *REALLY* need some ideas on why this thing just quit, gets spark, gets fuel, seems to have compression, but just will not run.