Firing order is cast on the exhaust manifold. I think it is 1-3-4-2. Check that when at TDC on #1 the rotor is pointing to the terminal that goes to #1 plug. Make sure it is really at TDC on #1, easy to get it 180 degrees out. Dizzy rotor goes anti-clockwise (I think, easy to check by cranking with the cap off).
Are you getting a spark now (pull al plug and lit it sit on the dhead (grounding body) when cranking to check.
Thanks,Tehero,have got spark, found a bad connection on the low tension lead so thats fixed engine was back firing thru the carby so the leads must be the wrong way round. i love mechanicl things ,pulling apart and rebuilding stuff but hate anything electrical .i will try again tomorrow its 7-10pm hear and wet and cold. i live in a town called watervale south aust. a very small village in the clare valley. wine country. thanks again for all the help, cheers from ausie ,morry mike
I had the dizzy 180 out on one of my v8s a while back. After a lot of cranking (and wondering why it wouldn't start) there was a massive explosion in the exhaust from all the unburnt fuel, and the muffler ended up looking like a balloon. I re-checked the timing after that!