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Ok, decided to swap the stock intake for the GT40 laying in my garage on my 91gt, no big deal, right?

Anyway, once I had the intake off, I found MEGA SLUDGE in the lifter valley. So I removed the rockers, pushrods, lifters, spider, etc. I spent a day cleaning all that crap.

I put in a new set of lifters hoping to eliminate a cold start up noise I've been hearing.

So I put it all back together and now it won't start.

In trying to chase down the problem, I've changed the distributor, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, and done a compression test. The compression varies from 85-145, but I still think it should start up! I'm going to pull the valve covers and check the rockers in hopes of getting the compression issue leveled out, but I still gotta figure out why the car won't start!

Knowing the distributor wasn't 180 out, I went ahead and turned it around just to see! I'm so frustrated anyway.

I was also having a very WEIRD problem, but now it seems to be gone. When I would turn the distributor just a little, it was cycling the fuel pump :confused:

I'm getting spark in the wires, I checked that with the timing light (and my husband's hand.. LOL!) But the spark plugs do not appear as though they've fired at all, just wet with fuel.

I'm at a loss.

Oh, and while it was apart, I eliminated the EGR and set it up the same way my 92lx is by removing the plug in part from the EGR and plugging it into the wiring and then wrapping tape around the little piston thingy. And I eliminated all the smog crap.

So, any clue?
 

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Really? That's normal? I checked it on the 92gt convertible just to see and it didn't do it (that I could hear, anyway).

The car doesn't attempt to fire, it just turns over. I've had the distributor out several times and rechecked everything.. it's driving me CRAZY! I've also tried starting it while turning the distributor, still nothing.

That's why I'm so freakin stressed out over this, it seems I've tried everything imaginable, but nothing has worked.
 

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Well, the rockers are stock. This mustang is one I bought a few weeks ago for my husband.. it's nothing special but it was cheap :)

Anyway.. I've tried starting it at WOT as well as no throttle because I can smell the fuel and know it's getting flooded. (BTW, this has been going on since Saturday now).

And the grounds, one goes from the firewall to the drivers' side cylinder head and the other comes from the fuel injector wiring harness and goes to the same head (different spot). Both of those grounds have been checked, re-checked, unhooked, cleaned and reconnected.

I think the "back to the basics" tactic is going to be my only answer at this point. Since I have to pull the valve covers back off to get the compression numbers in the same area (I don't know how I managed to screw that up, let's blame it on the new lifters), I'll just take the upper intake off and check everything I can see. I just wish I had some sort of clue as to what I'm searching for at this point.
 
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