Major help needed getting CJ5 to run again
Let me start by saying I can't take the '77 CJ5 into the shop since all the emissions vacuums have been plugged before I bought it. Secondly I've been strugling to get her running for about 2 months in preparation for the warm weather and it was 90 degs today in Michigan and I had to drive my Saturn into work while passing all the other jeeps with their tops down.
Now for the problem: It was idling extremely rough while blowing some significant smoke and had NO power, in fact it crawled to get into the garage. A friend came over and we rotated the timing until it idled smooth. However the timing was advanced well above 10 deg in fact I could hardly see the mark. I had to quit working on it for the evening and the next day I went to take it for a ride and the same symptoms occurred. I tried to move the timing again, more back to the original position and had no luck, in fact now it won't even start. Things I've noticed. One I was low on fuel and I had put some gas stabilizer in the tank earlier this winter. There wasn't a strong fuel smell when I purposely tried to flood the engine. I am getting fuel since I can see it through the carbuerator. I also noticed I'm getting fuel in the oil which wasn't too surprising since I know I burn oil so I assumed the fuel could go the other way if the engine wasn't firing (The fuel had to go somewhere). A friend suggested changing the oil before I sieze up the engine. I've since added more fuel to the tank but I'm not sure I've completely purged out the fuel in the lines. I've changed the spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, Ignition wire, checked the ignition coil resistance, checked the electrical module inside the distributor resistance, replaced the fuel filter,rebuilt the carb. (which by the way does anyone know what the factor settings are for the two screws that control the fuel to air mixture. (That could be a source of my problem, but the symptoms before and after the carb rebuild were the same). I think that's all I've done, but if I go any further I'll probably screw things up even worse.
Any help, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.