Crank no start, 1998 Chevy 350 vortex

Asked by Feb 25, 2018 at 11:45 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a trk, 1998 Chevy z71 350 vortex. Has been
setting in my shop for 5 months. Replaced the
intake manifold gaskets. Trk has a serious issue
with starting. I realized I had it out of time. Pulled
#1 plug, rotate engine til there was compression
on #1 and put piston on TDC. Pulled distributor
cap, found it was out of time. Pulled distributor, put
in time with point facing #1 plug wire on cap.
Installed cap. Trk started but was very sluggish.
Thought maybe bad fuel, poured a quart of ATF in
tank. Really didn't help any. Iessed with timing a
little bit more. Trk finally started and would stay
running at idle, however, during test drive, felt like
trk was sluggish still. Parked trk for a few hrs.
Came back to start and all it does is crank, no
start... Sounds like it's slightly backfiring during
crank... I pulled p#1 plug, made sure I was on
compression stroke, pulled cap and looked good...
I have no idea... Please help

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