Head gasket changed - engine wont start
Hello to all members! I recently took on a large project that I may regret... my stepdaughter has a 92 Sentra SE that was purchased this past Spring. It overheated and blew the head gasket on Sept 12th. I got an estimate from a local garage here in CT, and the price was $900 for the head gasket repair and an additional $700 if the head required milling! We paid $1400 for the car, so basically it was a write off if I did not attempt the repair myself. My past experience was helping to rebuild a couple of Honda 4 cylinder motors, so I figure why not try the repair... well, to make a story shorter, I did complete the head gasket replacement this past weekend, and followed the instructions to the best that I could (crappy Haynes manual used) - to be honest, I found out more by reading various threads... anyway, everything is back together, but engine just turns over and will not start. I aligned both timing chains per specs, set the #1 piston at TDC (compression stroke), replaced the distributor and rotor, plugged all connections as before - all were marked with tape... I checked the plugs - there is spark, the cylinders are getting fuel, but no start!! engine turns over well, but I am thinking that it may be IC, or other related electrical... any suggestions??! just a note.. it was running very rough prior to the engine being dismantled... maybe running on 3 cylinders? Thanks for any help!!