Quick background on the car. 1987 GT 2.8 auto. Car was bought with the seller assuring me that it would run fine but needed a distributor, I assumed nothing and bought the car not caring if it would run or not, figured if it did it would just be a bonus.
Replaced battery cables, the originals looked like someone cut them to remove the battery! LOL
With new battery in place the car turned over fine.
No spark from the coil.
Left my shop and went to the house to pick up a 2.8 dist and coil that were removed from a running engine with bad rod bearing.
Replaced coil, no spark.
Replaced dist, noting the originals rotor orientation and installing the replacement the same, spark achieved but car will not seem to fire.
Shot of starter fluid, backfire through throttle body.
I am thinking that when standing behind the car the no. 1 cyl is the back right one, is this correct?
I removed the no.1 plug and using a socket wrench turned the number one to the top, correct?
Placed the distributor with the rotorpointed at no. 1 on the cap, right?
Tried the starter fluid again to see if I could get it to fire up for a split second and still had no luck, have moved the dist, a tiny bit each try.
Am I going about this all wrong or am I on the right track?
Motor turns over fine and there is spark, I can hear the fuel pump come on when the key is turned on. I am grounding the A and B on the ADL port. Figured if it was fuel delivery problem the started fluid would give it a short run. Haven't even bothered pulling out the timing light, on other cars I've owned I could usually get the thing running then do the fine tuning.