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I feel your pain.My rebuilt 302 is a dog also.I'm to the point of pulling the front cover to see if the cam was installed retarded or checking valve lift at the rockers to see if the cam has a bad lobe.The first thing I would do is a compression check.You can check your plugs for signs of problems.Check your fuel pressure at idle and under throttle.Replace the fuel filter if you haven't done so already.I would also put #1 at TDC.Stick a dowel or pencil in the sparkplug hole and verify that at TDC the balancer mark is at 0.I have seen a balancer spin it's inner rubber piece and the timing marks be off.Also check or replace the ignition coil to make sure you have good spark.I have also seen people put the torque converter in a bind or not have it engaged completely when installing an engine.Good luck and let me know if you find anything.

Billy
 
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