Worked on it all day with my very good mechanic friend (he's good 22 years at Ford. Restores cars from ground up and can rebuild an engine with his eyes closed). He is stumped for the first time since I've known him.
He checked the intake (removed, checked and reinstalled) and says we are getting fuel to both sides and have spark on all 6 just 1,3,5 won't fire.
He says the dist. appears to be working along with the carb.
The engine was rebuilt by a shop in Tacoma WA never used and just parked because of other project so I really do not know if it fired on all 6 when I got it back.
My thought is to install electronic ignition and go from there then I can eliminate the dist as a possible issue.
My buddy says it could be the wrong cam but the valves are opening in the right sequence.
So to me if dist and carb are working it must be a timing issue. We will recheck the carb tomorrow but he says it's working as designed.
What mechanical issue could also cause no fire to 1,3 and 5 any thoughts?
I believe it's the stock engine. I keep hearing 225 v6 and 231 v6. Which one did jeep use?
What would you suggest? I really appreciate your taking an interest.
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