well, just to bring ya'll up to date... the motor is out of a 1992 G20 van, i swapped intake manifolds, and rebuilt my HEI dizzy. the carb is a 750 holley, and for some reason i can't get this truck to start. here is how i have it all hooked up, it also has an electric fuel pump that is grounded to the frame. i should be able to tap the wire to the dizzy(red one in diagram) and the fuel pump wire and it should start right???? the starter is hooked to a switch and i flip that switch, then touch the fuel pump and dizzy wire to the batt, then let flip the starter off. what's holdin me up here???? the truck has backfired out the exhaust a couple times but hasn't started. one time it sounded like it was going too...but no such luck. the battery died after like 10tries with the dizzy in different possitions(timing) well, anybody have any clue???? thanks alot guys oh yeah, the firing order i used is this:1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 and as far as the not having the ignition hooked up, it's because the wring is hacked and i wanna get this beast running, i just wanna hear it run damn it!!!!!! THE BATTERY IS GROUNDED TO FRAME AND BATTERY BECAUSE IF I TAKE ONE OFF, EITHER THE FUEL PUMP, OR THE STARTER DON'T WORK!!!!