I'd put the stock points ignition back in it..
haha, youve perfectly embodied how I feel working on this car! I agree it seems like new issues just keep popping up, and it’s super annoying!!!I just read thru this thread and what struck me is you seem to be jumping around and encountering different oddball issues that were not there before. and now you're not getting compression on half your cylinders?
it's time to make a checklist and run thru it, noting the results in sequence:
1) does it turn over? yes, starter works. no, check electrical
2) are you getting spark at all the plugs? visually verify, check wires AND plugs
3) are your plug wires in sequence? are you sure they are in sequence?
4) pull the valve covers, inspect valve train for issues, check rockers, valve springs, pushrods
5) do the other cylinders still have compression (2, 4, 6, 8)?
6) new AFR bolts; have you re-checked the torque settings?
you also said, "Just did the head gaskets and had the heads resurfaced. "
when you had the heads milled, did you also replace valves, valve springs, etc?
I'm probably being a bit anal here but it just seems like some new issue keeps popping up every time you try something different.
I know a lot of people like the good old points, but even if I wanted to, I don’t have the stock ones, I found out the car came with an ignitor 1 installed, and now that I’ve bought an ignitor 3 I think I’m gonna stock with it since I liek that is has a rev limiter and multi-sparkI'd put the stock points ignition back in it..
Well, I’m making progress. Just replaced the plug wires and double checked the firing order, the engine will now run if I fold the throttle halfway open, but dies after letting off
I hadn’t thought of that, I assumed they’d be ok since they’re fairly new but who knows right?Perhaps check the plugs. I once troubleshot a car and after checking/adjusting everything, it turned out the be a bad/weak set of plugs. The new wires may have helped your plugs work better.