Yeah, to my untrained ear, it sounds like my firing order is wrong, but I followed that exact pattern (checked, rechecked, etc) and it doesn't work. Engine turns over, but just as it is about to go, it makes a noise and doesn't start. The TPS is plugged in, but it's obviously causing some issues.
Pull #1 plug. remove coil wire so the engine won't start.
Stick your finger in the plug hole.
Have a buddy SLOWLY bump this engine with short hits of the ignition. once you begin to feel the whoosh of air pushing on your finger, STOP hitting the ignition.
Place a wooden dowel (or a long bladed screwdriver or piece of steel fuel line like almost everyone else does) into #1 cylinder.
Then using a large socket and a breaker bar attached to the harmonic balancer bolt, SLOWLY turn this engine until the bar/rod/pipe or whatever else you stuck in #1 cylinder stops rising.
You should now be at TDC on the COMPRESSION stroke of #1 piston.
Check your timing marks. It should be at or very near TDC.
Now pull the dizzy cap off. Where is your rotor pointing????
It should be
at or just before the location of #1 spark plug tower on the dizzy cap.
If the timing marks are where they need to be but the rotor is way off, the problem could most likely be in the dizzy.
If the timing marks do not line up and the rotor is off also
have your buddy now hit the ignition key once more.
Did the rotor move. Did it move? Yes? That means your TC isn't busted.
But if the rotor is out and the timing marks do not align your TC is probably stretched and you jumped time.....