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electrical wiring prevents engine working?

Just wired upp an atomic 4 and 8 had the ignition and starter backwards so that the turn key started the engine or tried to on the first switch. Re arranged the two wires and now the engine only turns over on the second switch which is correct but wont start. Sounds like it s cranking or turning over fine but no start . Could this be electrical or most likely fuel related as I seem to think?
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Re: electrical wiring prevents engine working?

Is there a ballast resister in the run circuit?The ballast R is bypassed on the start circuit to allow for IR drop to coil while cranking.Check spark while cranking and maybe a shot of ether up the carb .If it runs for a burst of revs, its a fuel problem. Don't raw water flood the exhaust with all the cranking.
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