lets start at finding TDC on the intake stroke.. pull #1 plug wire. Turn the crank over using the crank bolt at the front of the motor while sticking your thumb over the hole.. When you feel pressure on it stop and put something skinny and long (screw driver, wooden dowel) into the spark plug hole and turn slowly till it stops moving. Remove the cap and see if the rotor is pointing at #1 on the cap. If it all looks correct then you may have to double check your timing marks.
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