Ok, I got so frustrated with this jeep, I had to walk away for a bit, Literally, went for a 4 mile walk with the dog!
Here's my problem:
It acted like it was 180 degrees out of time (sputtering and backfiring through the carb), so I pulled the #1 spark plug out, and turned the motor by hand until the screwdriver I stuck down in the plug hole came up all the way then just started to go back down, then I backed it up just a hair. I marked the dizzy housing just below #1 plug wire, and pulled the cap. Rotor was 180 degrees out. So I pulled the dizzy out and spun it so the rotor would line up with the mark on the housing, and put it back together. Turned the key, and it's even worse now. It just backfires through the carb, and doesn't even try to sputter. And I've tried advancing it back and forth, with no change. And to make things worse, now when I turn the key to engage the starter, and let off the key, the starter keeps running, and it wont shut off unless I disconnect the battery? Starter and soleniod, ignition, cables, everything is brand new too. And now I'm too tired from a 4 mile hike to do any research on this, so please post up your thoughts. I'm off to the recliner!