If the spark was good and in-time, it should have started with the starting fluid...Morning ! And Thanks for the replies guys , it’s very much appreciated since I really want to get this car going. to answer the questions , I verified I had spark at the spark plug itself , and it appeared to be a good healthy spark.
For the fuel pressure itself , I felt along the fuel pressure hose while I had the fuel pump running and I could feel the fuel flowing through the fuel filter outlet line. I know I know it’s not the most accurate way of testing , I don’t see any spot where I can hook up a fuel pressure gauge sadly.
Would it be okay if I pulled the line going to the cold start injector to see if I’m getting fuel flow or would that be an inaccurate way of checking ?
Worst case scenario I probably will pull the fuel rail off and see if I’m getting fuel out of the injectors.
Other few things I’ve noticed that might help isolate the issue , I noticed the dizzy was adjusted all the way counterclockwise , makes me wonder if someone pulled it and maybe threw it back in ?
I also sprayed starting fluid down the throttle body to see if I could get it too run for at least a second to see if I could completely isolate this to being a fuel system problem but alas the car didnt start even on starting fluid.
I would certainly still check injectors; mine were sitting for 10 years and varnished closed. I back-fed them 12v and ground with the harness disconnected at the resistor and ECM, tapping against the terminal until i heard and felt them clicking.
That isn't likely to solve the problem though. If the distributor is mechanically timed correctly, most likely the igniter has a bad connection to the ECM. Something along these lines is happening.